She tells the story of an elderly blind woman whom is known and respected in her community for her wisdom and knowledge. Morrison explains that "Among her people [the old woman] is both the law and its transgression" (Morrison 1993). On one occasion, the woman is approached by some young people who are intent on taking advantage of her blindness. They say, "Old woman, I hold in my hand a bird. Tell me whether it is living or dead."
A Close Reading of Medea Medea's first public statement, a sort of "protest speech," is one of the best parts of the play and demonstrates a complex, at times even contradictory, representation of gender. Medea's calm and reasoning tone, especially after her following out bursts of despair and hatred, provides the first display of her ability to gather herself together in the middle of crisis and pursue her hidden agenda with a great determination. This split in her personality is to a certain degree gender bias. The lack of emotional restraint is "typical" of women, and the strong attention to moral action is a common trait of heroes. Medea actually uses both of these traits so that her wild emotions fuel her ideals, thus producing a character that fails to fit into a clear mold.
In "The Story of an Hour" Kate Chopin meticulously chooses diction that encourages a defined view of the female characters. The role Mrs. Mallard plays, as well as Josephine's, displays positive examples of feminine characterization in the story. Notably, it is important for the reader to recognize differences between the antagonist's opinion of Mrs. Mallard and the way she sees herself. Although the author in many ways displays both females as weak, she does so in order to provoke thoughts within the onlooker. Throughout the entirety of the writing, Chopin alludes to the need women have for others.
Her struggles in the facility allowed the audience who experienced this disorder to relate their experiences. In addition, people who choose to starve... ... middle of paper ... ...ies or extracurricular activities, the kind of competition that Lia and Cassie undertook was something I could relate to, though it may not be as extreme. Furthermore, I liked how the author didn’t show or tell in this book. She used the strikethrough feature to allow the readers to infer both the outer and inner meaning that the characters may represent. For example, to introduce Emma, Lia’s stepsister, the author stated “My stepsister, Emma…” (Anderson 3).
Considering that the women come to believe Mr. Wright strangled Minnie’s bird, they make the inference that he did not treat her properly and she would not have been able to get expensive things like silk often. If Minnie wrapped her bird in silk, then it obviously means a lot to her. The women finally understand what happened to Minnie’s bird when they take a closer look at it, “But, Mrs. Peters!” cried Mrs. Hale. “Look at it! Its neck—look at its neck!
“They found girls participate in aggression, but they express their anger in unconventional nonphysical ways” (Simmons 20). Another group of experts from the University of Minnesota continued with these findings and found the girl’s aggressive behavior should be classified into three subcategories; relational, indirect, and social aggression” (Simmons 21). An example of relational aggression would be ignoring someone or giving them the “silent treatment” which can be very traumatic for the victim. They wonder what they... ... middle of paper ... ...eneficial due to the suggestions Simmons gives to teachers, parents and the victims themselves on effective ways to avoid and prevent this abusive behavior from continuing. I would highly recommend this book to girls of all ages, parents, teachers, school faculty or anyone who has contact with girls.
“Remember that forgiveness too is a power,” she continues, “to beg for it is a power, and to withhold or bestow it is a power, perhaps the greatest.”(135) This powerful message speaks to human behavior no matter the societal construction. Marginalizing women in feminist groups and Gilead is not a matter of controlling power. Instead, Offred believes “it’s about who can do what to whom and be forgiven for it” (135), warning society not to forget how to treat others and learn from past mistakes. Sexual objectification, patriarchal authority, and lack of solidarity are methods to silence women. Women in The Handmaid’s Tale are marginalized to critique utopian feminism.
This quote means that emotions is what makes the character interesting or allows them to make decisions, for instance, in “Hills like White Elephants”; the girl had to make a difficult decision with abortion. The quote is agreeable because it is true that these emotions of the women do express how Hemingway viewed life in a women’s point of view. So, to put it plainly, women had a place in society that wasn't just “dictated” by male prejudice (while it certainly existed); it was dictated by the needs of society. Both Hemingway’s stories support the idea that these women were meant not to question their role. The short story, “Soldier’s Home” demonstrates that sometimes our emotions are what motivates us to make specific decisions.
By using the talents and prospects of rhetorical strategies, she was able to change the conglomerate of people to putty in her hand. Margaret Sanger was an inspiring speaker, and through her obvious manipulation, the tools of ethos, pathos, and logos were once more effective. I really enjoyed analyzing the strategies used in her speech, but I can’t help but ponder her questions previously mentioned in this piece of work. In a day and age where women were beat down for our gender, I do imagine Sanger suffered ridicule; alas, she pulled through to create a masterpiece, full of manipulation, persuasion, and truth. Works Cited Eidenmuller, Michael E. "American Rhetoric Top 100 Speeches."
Toni Morrison opens her speech by referring to a tale of two young people who, in trying to disprove the credibility of this wise woman, ask the question, “ ‘Is the bird I am holding [in my hand] living or dead?’” (11). Of course, being blind, the woman does not know and must say so. However, she adds that, “ ‘What I do know is that it is in your hands. It is in your hands’” (11). In saying this, she tells the youngsters that the fate of the bird’s life is their responsibility.