...Woman In Art Final
Analysis of Judith Slaying Holofernes by Elisabetta Sirani.
A Depiction of Strength and Moral Triumph
Judith with the head of Holofernes represents that classical good versus evil archetype. Judith represents the virtues of chastity, bravery and self-sacrifice. This image relates to the feminine archetype through its associations with motherhood as well as seduction. This expands the traditional role of females, showing heroism is possible. This painting’s composition is one of solid foundations, as well as light and dark contrast, emphasizing the key components.
As the story goes, the Assyrian General Holofernes sought to conquer the town of Bethulia on his way to Jerusalem. However, Judith using wine and food lowered his defenses. As he began to desire her sexually, the two retired to his chambers. But overcome with alcohol, he fell asleep, and she had then decapitated him with his own sword. The act of Judith slaying Holofernes, both reinforces and expands the traditional roll of woman.
The female, through motherhood, has always been seen as the retainer of moral standards. A traditional woman’s job in the household, through raising children is to teach the virtues of society. In the story this painting represents, she manipulates the evil Assyrian General through his desire for sin. Overindulgence, called gluttony, is a sin. By providing him with wine and food that dulled his senses,...
...1. A critique on the available community resources related to unwanted pregnancy
Critique on availability of community resources (30)
• Provide a brief account of unwanted pregnancy and the educational talk/seminar conducted
• Clearly identify the available community resources related to the selected client
/women’s group from a variety of sources
• Comprehensive analysis, synthesis and evaluate the availability of identified community resources (consider issues for client, family, society and nursing practice)
2. A reflection on the unwanted pregnancy and identify the
insight that you have gained from the project experiences, and decide how such insight may enhance your clinical practices in the future, and to
evaluate the effectiveness of the talk/seminar in term of whether the stated objectives are met and the strategies are clear and well-conducted.
• Comprehensive analysis of the situation of the identified client / women’s group
• Illustrate what you have gained in understanding the needs of the identified client/ women’s group
• Critically analyse the strengths and limitations of the educational talk /seminar conducted
~good communitcation with audience so to enhance their interest
~little words in ppt wif comprehensive explanation so not so confusing
~hv scary effect to make them understand the importance of family planning
~not too comprehensive….. like ways to contact different departments...
...Prem Chand’s The Shroud (translated from his short story Kafan) is a fine specimen of his realism. It places before us two of the most unappealing characters to be found in fiction: Gheesu and Madhav, a father and the son. They belong to the Chamar community. As the story moves on, the reader is told about their way of life marked by poverty and hunger, and also by their determination to do as little work as possible to get by. They have a predilection to enjoy their idleness at the cost of their personal and social responsibilities. This shows that they are not only uncaring of their own well-being but also of their family members.
Budhia, Madhav’s wife is central to the story as seen by the readers through the eyes of Gheesu and Madhav. At the opening of the story, she is in the throes of labour with no help at hand as the men of the house are busy in eating potatoes outside the hut. Though Budhia’s piercing screams startle their hearts, yet they are least bothered for her. When Gheesu asks Madhav to be with Budhia, he answers in an irritated tone: “If she must die, then the sooner she dies the better. What is the good of my going in?” (Chand,64)
Ever since Budhia has entered their house, she has established some kind of order in their disordered lives and strives to stroke the bellies of these two shameless wretches. Now the same woman is at their leniency, and they are waiting for her end so that they can have a sound sleep and a life free...
...even women have strong voices to be heard in social, political, and economical parts of the nation. African/Black American woman have endured and have always fought to gain equality, respect, and the same rights as men. Women (of all races) have had to undergo years of sexism and struggle to obtain what we have today.
This struggle was even more difficult for us African/Black American women because not only have we had to deal with issues of sexism, but also racism. Many movements have helped black women during the past centuries to overcome sexism, racism, and hardships that were set against us. History tells us that movements such as the Feminist Movement helped empower all women, but this fact is not totally true especially for women of African descent. When the discussion feminism and the woman suffrage movement in particular, are mentioned- this movement and others had very “minimal” effects on black women rights.
In the early 1800s, most Black women were enslaved, but free Black women participated in the abolitionist cause. Some women like Maria Stewart, Frances E. W. Harper, and Sojourner Truth., et.alii have spoken out to others about Black women's rights. They were some of the female leaders that put the Black Women’s Rights movement into effect. Sojourner Truth was very active in the women’s rights movement, and her often quoted 1851 “Ain’t I a Woman” speech, nevertheless illustrates how gender oppression has unique...
...The woman I am in my Dreams
1.) What we can infer about the narrator based on the contrasts she reveals is that she is a short woman, who wears sensible average clothing, she is unconfident with lack of sex appeal.
2.) The woman in the narrator’s dreams is a tall well-dressed woman who is very social; she is concerned with her own needs. This woman in her dreams is very confident, she is able to overcome obstacles and it’s her way or no way. We know this from the poem when she says “The woman in my dreams breaks all the rules about shoes wears them high and red with killer spike heels.” It shows that she is confident when it says “she sees the world as she walks”
3.) The turning point. “The woman I am in my dreams I wake up and carry part of her with me everywhere I go.” The narrator can be “the woman in her dreams” whenever she chooses. There is a complete turnaround on the readers understanding, as the unconfident short, bland woman who idolizes the woman in her dream is actually the woman in her dreams.
4.) Tynes repeats her title at the beginning of each stanza “The woman in my dreams” I think is used as a way for the narrator to distance herself from the image of the woman she may really be.
5.) I believe that Maxine Tynes wrote this poem...
...evening you will appreciate that my own experience equips me better to focus on the importance of women's issues in India, which is what I now turn to. In order to understand where Indian women are today, let me first tell you where they once were.
In the late 19th century, during the Raj, a section of educated Indian women looked to Queen Victoria for relief from oppressive customs, hoping that as a woman she would intervene on their behalf. Alas, Her Majesty showed them no gender solidarity!
Women in Europe and America too, had to struggle to be educated. In India, however, the opposition to female education was far more intense, grounded as it was in millennia of patriarchy -- even though Indian culture has very prominent female deities, including a Goddess for Learning. In the west, the argument was that women did not need to be educated. In India, the argument was that women should not be educated, that education would ruin women’s character and their traditional submissiveness and subvert the very basis of Indian culture. Dr. Anandibai Joshee, who later became India’s first woman doctor, described her experience of going to school in the relatively progressive city of Bombay in the late 1870s as follows and I quote:
“When people saw me going with books in my hands, they put their heads out of the window just to have a look at me. Some stopped their carriages for the purpose. Others walking in the streets stood laughing, crying out...
...suggesting we do. It is true that most members of parliament are white men. So by adding more women and visible minorities we have a greater spectrum of views in parliament. This is a false argument because there is no hard evidence to prove this. If there is, I ask the government to provide a case study from a non-partisan source that shows women and visible minorities differ greatly from the members in their political party. When did race or sex correlate to diversity. Yeah there may be diversity in the skin pigment or genitals, but that does not however make things diverse. Its what’s in the mind that makes things diverse.one could argue that socioeconomic status is even a greater decider on diversity the ones skin or sex. If you’re a woman, and you are part of the liberal party you’re going to be supporting the same platform as your male counterpart. If you’re a minority you’re also going to be supporting the same platform as the white candidate. There is a reason why you subscribe to a political party. That’s because you believe in the same basic foundations that party stands for.
Sure each candidate may have a bit of a different take on policies, but why does race or sex have anything to do with it. Not all white candidates in the same party think the same way. This is why we have political parties . If all white men thought the same we would have only one party. The government is suggesting that all white males think in a unilateral way. That...
BY: DEBORAH TANNIN
Deborah Tannin, the author of this essay is a professor of linguistics at georgetown university and has written many books for scholarly and popular audiences. She explains the meaning of the word "marked", and how it distinguishes the male from the female She wrote this essay in 1993 and is different from her usual work. This essay focusses on the differences between how the men and the women present themselves in front of the world and what distinguishes them from one another. The author is correct on her thoughts about the question of woman being "marked" and the advantages to men with respect to this scenario. The author expresses the main difference that marks woman as "woman" and men as unmarked. The way she speaks in this essay does not mark her as a "male bashing" feminist but rather as an author who explains the true world today. She also cites many other examples that prove the fact of woman being "marked" and men being "unmarked".
Deborah Tannin basically elaborates on how woman are marked, despite their choice of being wanted to, and how men, are never and never will be termed as "marked". She begins her essay explaining about the style woman dress up from top to bottom. The woman's hair style, clothes, boots, make up etc. She compares the three woman at the table with each other based on their sense of styling....