Essays Tagged: "Girl"

Gender Stereotypes

oys' and 'sissies.'What are these two terms used for? The term 'tomboy' is used when referring to a girl who is masculine, and the term 'sissy' is used when referring to a boy who is feminine. We need ... sting forever. That is because from early childhood, we are thought by our parents that pink is for girls, and blue is for boys. The trucks and weaponry toys are for boys and the dolls are for girls. ...

(6 pages) 286 0 3.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

"Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro - Summary and response

"Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro - SummaryIn "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro, the narrator as a woman who is te ... lice Munro, the narrator as a woman who is telling the first person point of view of when she was a girl. The girl's father was a fox farmer. Every the father killed the foxes that he raised and sold ... d the foxes that he raised and sold their pelts. The narrator had a little brother, named Laird.The girl took great pride in the fact that she helped her father with the chores on the farm. The mother ...

(2 pages) 109 1 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Character Analysis of Sylvia from "A White Heron"

ver was such a child for straying about out-of-doors since the world was made" (Jewett 69). A young girl, Sylvia, lived in a city environment for the first eight years of her life. Then, Sylvia came t ... years of her life. Then, Sylvia came to live with her grandmother in the country, where the little girl came alive and became one with nature. One day in her travels through the countryside with her ...

(5 pages) 154 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Ted Hughes' "Last Night" & "That Girl".

s describes the power of physical desire in both animals and human beings in "Last Night" and "That Girl". "Last Night" discusses the natural and inescapable need to mate in animals, while "That Girl" ... continuation of birth and death by the repetition the image of a lamb. The satirical tone of "That Girl" is enhanced by the contrast between the beautiful girl who sleeps around, and the hairy old ma ...

(3 pages) 36 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls".

Becoming Male or FemaleFrom birth onward, children are labeled as boys or girls and encouraged to learn sex appropriate behavior. Here we see the story of a little girl tryin ... her place in life and society as she grows up stuck between two ideals to choose from. In "Boys and Girls" the character is a little girl who lives on a fox farm along with her little brother Laird an ... o lives on a fox farm along with her little brother Laird and her mom. In her short story "Boys and Girls," Alice Munro uses character and point of view to show the process of gender identification an ...

(2 pages) 73 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gender Bias Expressed in Women's Literature

a ray of hope in the fight against this type of behavior.In North America, Anne Hebert's "The Thin Girl" is a poem about the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa. The poem speaks about how girls put so ... w girls put so much into how they look, that some go as far as starving themselves to be thin. Many girls do this because they think a man will love them if only they were "thinner". In the quote, "I' ...

(9 pages) 183 1 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Given It Up

When I was in high school, there was a girl who got pregnant. It was our sophomore year, and we were only 15. I never though that this coul ... one so young. She started to show toward the end of the year and everyone knew her at the "pregnant girl". She never came back the next year and no one really knew what happened to her. That girl was ... weet Sixteen by Destiny's Child, because they show the struggles and pressures of life as a teenage girl. I look at these two songs and I can relate very much to my life. In today's society it ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Final Essay for Introduction to Fiction: Lituary insight of Jamaica Kincaid and her story titled "Girl"

Jamaica Kincaid's story "Girl" allows readers a glimpse into the strict, demanding manner in which parents reared their child ... ch parents reared their children almost twenty years ago. Through Kincaid's careful structuring of "Girl," readers capture the commanding tone of the story. The relationship between the mother and the ... ip between the mother and the girl also reeks of empowerment and distance, as best seen through the girl's short-lived speech in the story. Most important, "Girl" shows readers how particular the less ...

(3 pages) 76 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Children of Vengeance - Part 2

ugh the tightly nailed wood. I was pretty sure I was in the old rickety house that I had driven the girl to, my suspicions being confirmed when I noticed the large tri-pronged symbol painted on the fl ... n to claim me then, I started to shake uncontrollably and began to cry out for help.Then the little girl moved into the light."No one will hear you." She said quietly.I ignored her and screamed louder ...

(7 pages) 28 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Gender inequality in Egypt

e woman's life from birth to death.Most of our married men wish for a boy, but why a boy? Why not a girl? Look at a face of a father who has just got a boy, then look at a face of another father who h ... a face of a father who has just got a boy, then look at a face of another father who has just got a girl, and you will understand soon.Look at many of our families; you'll soon recognize that the boys ...

(2 pages) 33 1 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Analysis of the character Daisy in "The Great Gatsby"

others.Take Daisy, for example, while Nick and Jordan were their dinner she talked about her little girl. She was very upset after the birth because Tom was nowhere to be found. When the nurse told he ... s very upset after the birth because Tom was nowhere to be found. When the nurse told her she was a girl, Daisy said, "I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool-----that's the best thing a gir ...

(1 pages) 39 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Boys and Girls" - Relationship essay

Being a girl trying to experience childhood, the girl in "Boys and Girls" was very restricted in finding out ... use of the way he was raised, he made judgments on her before she had even done anything wrong (or 'girly', in his eyes). Before the day she let the horse out, her father seemed to be waiting for the ... cted her to let the horse out before it even happened. He categorized her as a foolish, impractical girl, even though she was his first-born, and was a completely capable person. She tried to impress ...

(2 pages) 20 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dangerous Encounter

can't count the amount of times I missed class or skipped school. Whilst thinking of this, a young girl came strolling over. She had dark, long hair, brown eyes and a slim figure nearly identical to ... l weary. She didn't know what you did to me. She didn't know my past. The assertive and intelligent girl walked away, ensuring me I would be next in line. Quick thoughts ran through my mind and my roa ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.7 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Creative writing "Tension of the Eye", descriptive essay

ition to speak. The contract was filled out with a signature and a fingerprint.Four strange looking girls entered the dinning room and stood there, staring at us with their friendly, yet judgmental ey ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

"Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy

The poem, "Barbie Doll", is about a girl who was growing up in a society which regard highly of female beauty. The title illustrates tha ... lustrates that most females were expected to be like Barbie dolls. These dolls cast pressure on the girl to be like supermodel. In this story, the girl failed to meet the standards of society and view ... dards of society and viewed as a “social outcast.”The first paragraph describes a growing girl who was presented with “dolls,” “miniature GE stoves,” “irons” an ...

(2 pages) 46 3 4.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Gender Issues In The Story "Boys And Girls" By Alice Munro

Through the children in the story "Boys and Girls" by Alice Murno we see how preconceived gender roles effect young children. When looking ... iking the opposite genders perceived role. A boy who plays with dolls is looked at as a sissy and a girl who plays football is looked at as a tomboy. This can be seen in the story "Boys and Girls" ... ooked at as a tomboy. This can be seen in the story "Boys and Girls" by Alice Murno.The young girl in the story looks up to her father. The father in the story is Fox Farmer, strong, a hard work ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Childrens Toys And Their Influence

odern technology through toys and games. As observed, different things are being taught to boys and girls through their toys. Analysis of this took place on Monday, November 19th at the K.B Toy Store ... ngham Massachusetts on Saturday, November 24th.1. Boy's toys seem to bring out aggression more that girl's toys do. For example, the packaging of many games like the Pokemon Wrestling Game, Ultimate S ...

(5 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cinderella Rewritten (Rewrite a fairytale as a feature article)

that neither of the two were the person he desired.A local farmhand had this to say "I saw the two girls, pushing and shoving, trying to get the Prince's attention. Both claimed they were the lady in ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Accepting Gender Role within common society: "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro

ject of the way males and females should behave is an important factor in the short story "Boys and Girls" by Alice Munro. Traditionally, men are taught to handle all of the jobs that require high amo ... cook, clean and care for the family. This is society's stereotype. The main character in "Boys and Girls" is a young girl who has a unique perspective of the role of men and women in society. Alice M ...

(4 pages) 40 1 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A bus story

heir way to school because of the books in their hands. The boy looked handsome and gentle, and the girl looked beautiful and tender also. They were talking in a almost-silent soft voice. I think nobo ... their movements.They were talking and laughing, as if there were no one on the bus. The boy let the girl hold the pole gently and had been fondling the girl?s hair like touching a new-borned kitty. ?W ...

(3 pages) 614 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community