English Practice Essay The limitations of women in society are frequently discussed in literature. George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl in Victorian times who is transformed into a duchess by a bullying, phonetics professor. Through his characters, Shaw explores the limitations of being a woman in the Victorian times which are; limited career choice and dependency on men, constantly being objectified, and Shaw proves to his audience in Pygmalion that there are very small number of career options that are deemed acceptable and attainable for women. The first character in which this can be seen is Eliza Doolittle, the protagonist of the play, who wishes to become independent and make a substantial income but is limited by the Professor Higgins and in a broader sense the current patriarchal society to only advance to a “lady in a flower shop”, or marry and become a “lady of society”. This helps show the limitations of women because it demonstrates how a women has only a certain amount of independence concerning careers as they are expected to rely on men to have the more prominent, important careers thus limiting the women’s ability to provide for herself and chose what she wishes to accomplish. A second example of women being limited in their career choice is the lack of diversity of careers of the female characters in this play. For example, the only careers of the female characters in this play is a flower girl, a lady of society, and a caretaker. These less important, independent, and educated professions are heavily contrasted with the professions of the male characters in the play. These include a Professor, a Colonel, and a lecturer. Shaw purposely does not include a large variety of professions within his female characters to emphasize to the audience the lack of diversity in real life and therefore he is satirizing reality. The limitations on women’s careers corresponds directly to the power than men have over women. In Victorian times it can be seen that men were regarded as more important and independent than women and in result women were treated as objects and the property of men. Shaw explores the concept of the objectification of women through the characters Alfred Doolittle and Mrs. Pearce. Firstly Alfred Doolittle, Eliza’s father sells Eliza to Higgins for “5 Pounds” as to suggest that women are mere commodities, burdens, or objects to men and without the women’s consent can be manipulated and used. This shows the objectification of women because Eliza was unable to make this decision for herself but…
Honors English 1, Period: 5
In both novels, The Catcher in the Rye and Things Fall Apart, the main characters
relationships with their parents influence their personal fulfillment. The main character in The
Catcher in the Rye is Holden Caulfield who has a relationship with his parents which he says is
“confidential.” The main character in Things Fall Apart is Okonkwo who wanted to be nothing
like his father because his father was seen as a woman for being weak…
audience. Evaluate the importance of the ideas and themes and how they can relate to us now. 2/ The Crucible communicates knowledge, ideas, practices and values about the strength of the individual standing up for their beliefs even if their stance ends in death. Analyse how Miller has constructed characters, imagery and ideologies (knowledge, ideas, practices and values) in the play to position readers to see individuality and the strength of their beliefs. 3/ Arthur Millers repeated references…
The COC&CAC Company have hired a human resource consultant whose name is Hans Tremble. His work is to censor the whole company’s policies and practices. Tremble thinks that human resource obstructs operations and contributes nothing to the bottom line. He believes that human resource department just keeps the staff records and manages payroll, so Tremble recommends reducing the number of person in the human resource department. Willie Orwontie who is the group human resource manager for COC and…
English Practice Question Task
Chosen Question: 1 - Morality, Friendship, Social Acceptance
In the novel, Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey, the events that occur, such as Laura’s death, allow Charlie to develop his understanding of Morality within the town Corrigan, during which his friendships that develop open his eyes to Corrigan’s, as well as his own, social acceptance of others.
1. How does Charlie develop in Maturity and Morality in term of the events of Laura’s…
TKAM ESSAY PRACTICE
Does To Kill a Mockingbird deserve its title as a classic of American Literature? Refer to the novel’s narrative elements in your response.
Harper Lee is an American author of the novel called ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ set in the quite town of 1930s Maycomb and published in 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird deserves its tittle as an American classic novel. This will be proven through an exploration of the novel’s themes: loss of innocent, prejudice, moral education and courage. The Pulitzer…
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English Creative Writing Practice- Rachel Bonello
The sound of chitter chatter and chuckling in the chaotic hallway exploded in my head as I stood before my dorm room doom. I flicked my side plait over my shoulder to pretend the exterior noises from anonymous faces swarming around me weren’t intensifying the self-consciousness swirling around inside of me. I don’t do group scenes. I never did really. The noises muffled as my eardrums focused on the creaking screech of the door as I softly opened…
Introduction to English Studies (Eng 281)
Sample Self-Reflective Essay #1
When I think of books, I can’t help but smile in anticipation of the journey I will embark upon from cover to cover, the secrets that will be revealed within their pages, the additions to my vocabulary I will collect as souvenirs, and the new avenues that will be excavated in the realm of my mind. Beginning as early as I can remember, books were read to me by my mother, my father and my sisters. The thrill of an outing…
and Environmental Accounting, and moreover critique voices are from the works of Marx or by the deep-green or feminist literatures (Deegan, 2002), to some extent, systems-oriented theory and Positive Accounting Theory can list some hints.
This essay will seek to explain the reasons why firms voluntary disclosure information by referring to Legitimacy theory, Stakeholder theory, institutional theory, and lastly Political Costs hypothesis respectively.
2. Legitimacy theory
As asserted by legitimacy…