Essay on Women And The Civil Rights Movement

1335 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” (Ayn Rand). For many years, women have been thrown around like useless trash. They were know for only being good at household chores, keeping up with the kids, or being an typical maid. The men and society had downgraded their self worth and made them believe they didn’t have any power. The women of the mid 1900s were convinced that were weak and dependent. Women did not have the courage to be more than that. Although, it took a minute for women to realize that the only person stopping them was themselves; they have finally demanded their rights, stood up for their beliefs, and have made changes throughout the world. Women have conquered the Civil Rights Movement, several amendments, and deserving rights. The ideal women of being just a wife, mother, or maid doesn’t exist anymore, because now the ideal women has evolved into something rare. They are powerful, courageous, and independent individuals that can’t be stopped. It is in the books, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison that we are introduced to two main characters Esther and Pecola. Esther is a young adult caucasian female that struggles with depression due to insecurities and trying to fit into a flashy lifestyle. While Pecola is an african american child that desires to have blue eyes, because she believed that was considered beautiful. Esther and Pecola may be different races, but share the common ground of being…

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