Barbie Doll- Consummation and Woman

09 Dec


In the poem Barbie Doll, the author Marge Piercy speaks to female readers as she satirizes what society deems a woman. A “girlchild” is born and from the moment she hits puberty she is struck with the cruelty of the material world. She is forever told that she has, “…a great big nose and fat legs.” Eventually the girl is driven mad by trying to fit in and, “…cut[s] off her nose and her legs and offered them up…” and then dies. Even in death the undertaker applies makeup to the girl and forms her the perfect “…turned up putty nose, [while she is] dressed in pink and white…” The last lines that Piercy writes say, “Doesn’t she look pretty? Everyone said. Consummation at last. To every woman a happy ending.”

The two words that I chose to look up on the Oxford English Dictionary Database are “Consummation” and…

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Posted by on December 9, 2014 in General News


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