While the representation of girls in literature and art has been historically idealized, in the 20th century, fiction has begun to move away from that image. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, depicts a young girl facing bigotry, and Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, a controversial novel about a young girl and an adult scholar, reveals how far fiction has come in redefining girls’ roles in society.
Art and literature portray girls as symbols of innocence, purity, virtue and hope
Girl is a term used to refer to any female human, whether she is a child, adolescent, young woman, or adult. In art and literature, girls have long been portrayed as symbols of virtue, innocence, and hope. Companies that target women frequently use girl character logos to convey their brand’s image of purity, beauty, and hope. But what exactly is a girl, and how are they depicted in art and literature?
They face challenges in completing their education
The biggest challenge for girls is their lack of financial support, which can often be attributed to their parents’ low income. Many families, especially feudal ones, do not believe in the importance of higher education for females. In other cases, old customs or traditions may hinder a girl’s education. For example, some grandparents might not want their daughters to get higher education, thinking that matriculation and religious education are enough. Similarly, in some families, caste system is still strong and girls are expected to stay home and look after their children.
They are affected by poverty
There are many programs in the world to help poor girls get an education. However, these programs often undermine the fact that both girls and boys are affected by poverty and societal issues. For example, it’s a commonly held belief that girls are weak and vulnerable, and they should receive more resources. This is simply not true. Despite these misconceptions, girls are affected by poverty and societal issues to a much greater extent than boys.
They face mental disorders
While boys and girls are equally likely to suffer from mood disorders, women are twice as likely to develop these conditions by the time they reach mid-adolescence. This difference is further accentuated by the fact that girls are more emotionally sensitive than boys. In fact, brain scans indicate that girls are more mature in emotional recognition than boys, which may make them more prone to mental health issues. However, early treatment of these disorders is critical to limiting the effects of these mental health problems and helping girls to make the most of their lives.
They face social awkwardness
Despite being the most popular gender, girls face social awkwardness every day. Awkward situations are hard to overcome, but you can learn how to deal with it. There are many ways to overcome social awkwardness. The most effective strategy is to understand how you react when you encounter them and use these techniques to overcome them. A good place to start is by observing how others behave around you. By doing this, you’ll be able to move forward in life without being hampered by social awkwardness.