Women have particular roles in which society expects them to carry-out without failing; she is expected to be an obedient wife, a caring mother and conscientious homemaker. Society has painted an image of the “ideal wife” through media, marketing, and norms in which she is restricted to her home and nurturing her family, and gaining the respect of the community. A hard-working housewife was supposed to have dinner ready by the time her husband returned from work, perform and agreed without question. Women were not allowed to go to school, or work, and most times were forced to stay at home causing the housewife role to be the only job
Mama wants her family to succeed and grow In life .The plants represents her family growing . The Younger family is in a tough spot, they share rooms and the youngest member of the family must sleep on the couch. They live in a small apartment and the only hope of rising from this tough situation is the check that is coming in from the grandfather's death. “ Lord, if this little old plant
Sanam Bath Huntington Period: 7 ENH110 8/29/16 Micro Psych Lit Crit "Daughter of Invention" by Julia Alvarez, Approaching Literature, page 10 Cukita’s ego is the dominant aspect of her subconscious, which greatly impacts her transition into American life. She is a Spanish speaking girl, her family had moved to America from the Dominican Republic. She uses the English language as means to fit in with everyone else. She has no other option because can’t seem to catch a break with the people and the country. The icing on the cake is that her parents don't want her to be too americanized.
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Character and Plot Development In the play A Raisin in The Sun by Lorrain Hansberry there are many characters that influence the plot. However, throughout the play Ruth and Mama’s characters help contribute to the play the most. For example, how Mama gets the $10,000 check and how Ruth holds the family together and takes care of everyone. Ruth’s character helps to influence the plot with her actions, conflicts with other characters and her conversations with other characters. In the beginning of the play the stage directions describe Ruth as a “settled woman”.
Mama’s plant in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is a symbol of Mama’s constant sacrifice for her children and how Mama’s children can succeed on little to nothing. Mama always provides tender care to her plant and her children and she pampers them both as much as she possibly can in order to make sure they are happy in the environment that they have been raised in. She gives everything she has and more to make sure that her children are doing well, but what she has is sometimes not nearly enough. It's very hard to be in a world full of wealth around you and not ever want that luxury for yourself, especially for the Younger
The first is the placement of the plant. In the play, the plaint is placed on a window cell in the kitten area. In the movie, the window is replaced with a door that leads to a balcony where the plant lays. Another difference is at the end when MAMA, the elder in the family, forgets her plaint. In the play, the ending is MAMA coming into the apartment for the last time to find her plaint that she almost forgot, but the movie completely skips over that part.
A feminist look at August Wilson's play Fences will clearly show that Rose Maxson, as being the strongest, the more faithful and the more powerful of all the Maxsons. Her realization about her life makes us appreciate the epiphany process. A feminist critic focus on women as a separate being and by women's interactions with a male-dominated society. When Lyon does his regular visit to the Maxsons house, he comes and ask his father for ten dollars, Troy doesn't want to give him the money until Rose demanded him to”Let the boy have ten dollars,Troy.” Act two scene one, Troy breaks the news to Rose that he have cheated on her and got another women pregnant. Rose continued to be faithful to him and continued to look forward to working things out with him and still maintain the household.After hearing Troy's mistress has died during the birth of the baby, Rose took the responsibility of taking care after the baby.
The author is incapable of calling her present house with her husband and children a home because of the great impact that the old house had on her during her adolescent years. Cantwell struggles with defining the difference between a house and a home. The author believes that her adolescent house is her home because of the many memories that it contains with both present and late family members. Cantwell believes that home is where a mom bakes apple pies, kids pet the dog, and grandfathers smoke a pipe. Home is where relatives read the Providence Evening Bulletin and crochet elaborate bedspreads.
As a whole, while the story was very depressing at times, it still has an underlying tone of family ideals, as the relationship between the mother and daughter still remained despite the arguments they had. In my opinion, I think the author’s message that she wished to convey was that despite any event that may occur, family members will always be there support you. This is shown in how, despite Jing Mei’s failures at becoming a prodigy, her mother still supported her and did not give up hope on helping her daughter becoming a successful person. As such, it strengthens the idea that “family will always be there for you”, no matter what hardships come their way. In addition, it helped to add a sense of togetherness in the short story, as it inadvertently revealed how much Jing’s mother actually loved her, despite her tough exterior.