In the opening scene of Jane Martin's "Rodeo," there are many stereotypical props used to portray the beer-drinking, hard-working, cowboy image with the characteristic country music playing as an added touch. Most people are familiar with this type of scene in their minds, with a man as the character, but not this time we find a tough, smart, opinionated woman with a distinctively country name of Lurlene, and the typical cowboy kind of nickname, Big Eight. The reader will dive deeper into the true character of this unusual woman and realize that she is no different from the average woman in today's workforce. She is feeling the frustration of discrimination and the push out of the only lifestyle that she knows, by "Them" (1667). Over the last several years, it has become undeniable that any kind of sport can, and will, be sensationalized and commercialized by the people from the great companies like "Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, and Marlboro" (1667). These companies have hundreds of thousands of dollars budgeted each year to pour into sports in the form of sponsorships, advertising, etc. Once the sponsorships are introduced into a sport, it is exactly the kind of thing that will push an athlete out of competition. An athlete will find himself in a "make-it or break-it" situation. If an athlete receives a sponsorship, then the money is free flowing for equipment, testing, training, etc anything that the athlete wants or needs to aid in putting himself in a winning position so that the sponsoring company can recoup its investment. Without sponsorship, it is a near hopeless situation for the athlete. The more a sport becomes commercialized, the higher the cost of participating for the athlete. One example would be that there are entry fees established to help raise monies that will be awarded to the winner and the sponsoring company.
Unfortunately, for the athlete, once "they" start investing money into the sport, "they" also begin to place constraints
The Rodeo is an American tradition that has been sewed in most of our hearts and lives, and as society changes the views on it also change. It’s a place where thousands gather to watch cowboys and cowgirls take on their events. The events test their heart, skill, and bravery which seems to be easy to these groups of athletes. The Rodeo is a very controversial topic, and not all agree on it. Animal Rights Activist fight to say that the animals are in danger and that it is inhumane to use them this….
December 06, 2014
An Analysis of
Beauty by Jane Martin
, written by contemporary playwright, Jane Martin is a one act play about envy. It
is human nature to desire what one does not have. It is also common for people to think that the
grass is greener on the other side without realizing that what they desire may possess certain
disadvantages. This play showcases envy and personal discontent in which the two main….
As a result we live in a society where people are continuously longing for a happiness that can only be achieved through things that are fleeting and external, which creates feelings of discontentment
In the satirical one-act play “Beauty” by Jane Martin the two sole characters are Bethany and Carla. Their behavior demonstrates the affects of discontentment caused by the media. Despite the fact that both of these women are reasonably successful, they each want the things that they do no have that….
“Beauty” by Jane Martin is a story about jealousy and discontent of the two main characters. The two main characters, Carla and Bethany, are the opposite of one another. Carla is a beautiful but unsuccessful model with no brains and personality. On the other hand, Bethany is an accountant with high income and success in writing short stories but she is not satisfied with her appearance. Both girls want what the other have: Carla wants to be smart and Bethany wants to be beautiful.
The writer uses….
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about standard rodeo events
Thesis Statement/Central Idea: There are six standard rodeo events, three in the timed category and three in the riding category.
I. Experience or knowledge with horses?
II. Inform about standard rodeo events
III. Three timed events, three riding events
IV. Participated in and spectated many rodeos
V. 6 events
I. Timed events
A. Steer wrestling….
Junior English Period 3
March 30 2015
Animal cruelty or family entertainment?
Rodeo has been a part of western traditions in America for over 300 years, ever since the Spanish
Cowboys first introduced the sport on American ranches. Most of the general public does not
view rodeo as a form of animal cruelty because it has been developed into an “American” sport
for many years. However, forget the myth of rodeo as AllAmerican sport, modern rodeos are
cruel and deadly. Animal….
By: Jane Martin
The play “Beauty” by Jane Martin was a great play as in it tells you of how there are some people out there that are not satisfied with whom or what they have. And wish to be someone else or have what someone else has. And the magic a Genie can bring to give them their wishes and let them see how it feels to change places with the person you admire most. Like the saying “the grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence.”
The conflict that was….
Philosophical Documents in Education
Jane Roland Martin
This paper discusses Jane Roland Martin’s work in analyzing conversations about education and the lack of discussing women in education. The author introduces Martin and briefly highlights some key points from her book. In her book Reclaiming a Conversation: The Ideal of the Educated Woman, Martin writes about why she thinks there is a lack of discussing women in historical conversations about education….
receive a feature that each other has. Although it is heart wrenching that each of these girls are begging to change their features, it shows us the play’s underlying message; We will always have problems that will affect us. The author of the story, Jane Martin, shows us this simple message along with a comical aspect.
“Beauty”, narrates the story of two friends who are secretly jealous of one another. The play begins with Bethany, finding a genie lamp with three wishes. As the play continues, Bethany….
but this is frequently where problems occur. We can become obsessed by a desire to obtain them, or simply frustrated by the need to maintain them. In a short play called Rodeo written by Jane Martin, a young girl name Lurlene, becomes unsuitable for the rodeo because she doesn’t dress like a showgirl and wear material clothes (Martin 9). In an essay called Super-Size It written by Lisa Colletti, consumer commodity and must need material possessions are major concerns in the daily lives of Americans….