Hooks did not fit in with her peers at either undergraduate university she attended. At the all girls school near her home the girls were all wealthier than she was and they lacked her educational ambition. Hooks “lived in the world of books ” while her classmates had “giggles and their obsession to marry” (26, 25). Their separate spheres kept them socially divided, but it didn’t stop the popular girls from going into hooks’ room and destroying and making a mess of all her things. They saw it as a joke, but hooks was not able to “replace broken things, perfume poured out, or talcum powder spread everywhere” (27). They crushed not only her physical items, but also her spirit. The other girls had a sense of entitlement because of class privilege. This blinded them to the feelings of others, and made hooks feel inferior. This sense of inferiority started much earlier in her life, and followed her throughout her academic career.
Early then goes on with his essay by describing the hardships his daughters have faced when trying out hairstyles. He appeals to the mournful emotions of the audience by describing a real life account of his daughter being made fun of at school. When his daughter Linnet got an afro style haircut one group of black girls at her school refused to play with her. She was told,”You look so ugly with that hair.” Early adapts a sad tone when Linnet describes herself as, “I don’t think I am beautiful at all. I think I am just ordinary.” Early uses an emotional appeal along with a sad tone in order to inform the nation of what many African American girls deal with. He does this to inform the reader of self-consciousness a particular “African- American” disease.
The beginning of the book starts off with a scene that is known to many: an overweight woman has the nerve to be dancing and enjoying herself, leading to her being mocked for it by the main characters. This also results in a rather cruel nickname for her, “Tiny Tina.” However, this incident is not portrayed positively by the author. The protagonist, Rank, immediately comments on how it is wrong to treat her so harshly for simply enjoying herself. “-But now she just looks fat and silly and we’re embarrassed for her and disliking ourselves for thinking it because she’s a cool girl, we like her, and why shouldn’t she fucking
“Is it not good to make a society full of beautiful people?” (p.1), the first line of the text Uglies foreshadows exactly what the main theme of the book
“He’d do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter” (265). In the book the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, the Panama Hotel is on the corner of Chinatown and Japantown. The hotel is located between the two cultures Henry is tied to, the Japanese and the Chinese. The story takes place in Henry’s past when he first meets Keiko and the present, after his wife, Ethel, has died. The hotel acts as the connection in between the two cultures and the two time periods, and symbolizes how Henry does too.
A countless amount of people spread rumors or false accusations about someone who has done nothing. In the book Hate List, many accusations and rumors were spread about the protagonist named Valerie. Valerie’s life has changed tremendously over time because of what people have been saying about her, and the lies that have been going around in her school. “All of this never really affected me. To be honest, I didn't care about what other people thought about me as I had Nick, who was always there for me. Things have changed” (Brown, 33). Before everything took place, Valerie never got affected by these rumours that would be going on as she had her boyfriend to hold tight while she was going through tough times. Nick would always be there for
Literature is the window to realizing the negatives of society and how destructive certain norms can be. Readers are brought into a completely different story than their own, but by using similar issues in today’s world, the readers can actually learn from the story and its overall message. All writers write for a purpose, whether it’s for a new meaning to life, to live a different life than our own, or to impact others on an emotional level by teaching them to see the importance of the little things. As a reader, you search for pieces of literature that interest you whether you find the story like your own, or wish you lived the life in the story. By using issues in today’s within their works, authors are able to grab the reader's attention long enough for them to get across what they wanted to get across. Often in many works of literature, writers use societal issues as their basis for the work’s themes and symbols. By doing so, this allows the reader to question the morality behind social norms and how impactful certain ideals can be in people’s lives.
1. Of the "Top 10 All-time Stupid Quotes," I found number 4 the most interesting. In this quote, Sean Covey says," This 'telephone' has too many shortcoming to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." I found this quote interesting because nowadays, who communicates by writing letters. Everyone has a phone and that is how we communicate with each other. If we don't talk to each other by text, then it is by a simple phone call that we receive instantly, rather waiting about a week for a letter to come in the mail. I couldn't image having to write letters to speak to anyone. Using phones is so much for simpler.
The ideas and or themes that stood out to me from this article was the fact this young girl had to face such discrimination at such a young age. At the tender age of 7 in the second grade she was subjected to name calling for example being called the N word, spic and the Mexican jumping bean. She also had to endure her hair being pulled, being spat and on being called to the president for incidents. I feel as if someone at such a young shouldn’t be exposed to such behavior. Another theme or main idea that stood out to me from this reading was one the author brought up herself what if she had been taught by a teacher who had looked like her, spoke like her and understood her. Henceforth would her grades be better or would she have asked more
One’s appearance is the first thing people judge when they come into contact. Some people immediately wonder about his or her status, weather that person comes from wealth, what their job is, are they married, do they have children, are the not wealthy. In the poem, short story, and drama being analyzed, the appearances of the characters and families are not what one may think. In fact, they are the complete opposite, one may say even deceiving. “Their minds shift and ready, like dunes” (Berger) is an interesting phrase used in Suzanne Berger’s “The Meal” to describe the state of the children. Berger’s “The Meal” along with Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” and Wendy Wasserstein’s Workout use carefully selected words, tone and imagery to portray a pertinent theme of deception in appearances. Suzanne Berger, Alice Walker, and Wendy Wasserstein all have some sort of family relationship and the woman of the family seems to bear the troubles and struggle. Throughout their literary works these problems help built the story. Alalysis, Oates-Indruchova Libora notes that women in today’s society are not as relevant as their counter parts. They do as much, if not more but do not receive the credit.
Have you ever had that one person who judges you by the way you look and not by the way you act and really are? In the book Echo, there are three main characters: Friedrich, Mike, and Ivy. These three characters all faced similar problems because of prejudice and discrimination and at the end of the book music untied them all. The theme don't judge a book by its cover has been seen throught all three parts of the novel Echo. This theme explains how many people judge others by the way they look and not by their personality. Throughout all three parts of the novel the author wanted us to understand how all these characters have experienced the same disgrace because of the way they looked.
“We all know that looks matter. What most of us don’t understand is just how much looks matter, and how difficult it is for us to ignore a person’s appearance when making a social judgment (Mlodinow).” This is not just about appearance, but how a person talks or acts in certain situations. Americans are constantly judging on many aspects of a person that it is becoming a norm in society to be judged if you stand out from the criteria that America views as beautiful. The characters in the play both feel as if they are being judged by others by their looks and brains. Bethany believes she needs to be physically beautiful to get attention and be treated better by