Women realizes that without work and salary had make them lost their confident as individual to pursuing a professional job because they don’t know their worth anymore. For example the author state, “a Time magazine cover story on “The Case for Staying Home” and a “60 Minutes” segment devoted to a group of former mega-achievers who were, as the anchor Lesley Stahl put it, “ giving up money, success and big futures” to be home with their children. (Warner, 2013) Women thought that by stay home will solve the relationship issues and that women will be recognize as a good mother, but O’Donnel’s experience prove this to be wrong. Women who are working, they value their self more and put their self in front of a lot of things like marriage and manage work
And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). Daisy proclaims this line while speaking privately to her cousin Nick about the birth of her daughter. Her emotional words help reveal the harsh divide between males and females in the early 1920’s. Daisy had been subject to the male-dominated society since her birth, and is dismayed that her daughter will have to endure those same struggles. She is certain that her daughter’s intelligence will go unappreciated as hers did, and that her daughter’s frivolous nature and beauty will instead be embraced.
Mrs. Pontellier in The Awakening seems tired of being married to her husband and finds Robert more interesting. She wants to be a more independent woman, but her feelings for Robert are evident, much to the displeasure of Mr. Pontellier, causing tension in their marriage. Wuthering Heights and The Awakening focuses more on the inner workings of marriage, in relation to the marriages that were one-sided. In The Awakening Edna, also known as Mrs. Pontellier, is a married woman on vacation with her husband and kids to Grand Isle. She develops an unhealthy attachment to Robert due to Mr. Pontellier
Eleanor got married, 1905, and the certain liberation she had achieved took a step back, making her rather shy again. Eleanor and FDR had 6 children, forcing her to take on the duties and responsibilities of a wife and mother and to follow the expectations society held for women in the 1920s. She was influenced by Roosevelt 's mother, Sara Ann Delano, in whose house they lived, where Delano was the dominating woman in the household. This was making Eleanor depressed and unhappy, which Franklin knew about, but did not feel like he had enough strength against his mother, so it went on like that up to the point when Franklin Roosevelt was struck with polio, becoming a turning point for everyone and especially for Eleanor. The unexpected change eventually made Eleanor a stronger woman that Souvestre wanted her to be, with a more outspoken personality, while Franklin Roosevelt became much more vulnerable, and more
Furthermore, Mama believes that Dee will be more successful daughter as she is the one who is pursuing a secondary education, and Maggie is not pursuing an education. Mama continually dismisses Maggie and treats her like an abomination, the daughter that she is ashamed of. Walker also uses irony to convey Momma’s eventual disappointment with Dee’s attitude towards her family. When Dee returns home from college she has completely changed her entire being, she adopted a new name, new mannerisms, and
Another example is the letter addressed to the Crane family, “Didn’t you ever see an idiot child before? Some people just shouldn’t have children should they”? (4) This shows that she is envious of the family because they provide each other with company and they love each other, “ most infatuated young parents she had ever known”. Whereas Miss Strangeworth lives all alone. In short, these letters have proved that since she is jealous of her victims she tries to disrupt their way of living so she can feel superior.
Daisy, in talking about her daughter being born, says to Nick, “...I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world…” (Fitzgerald 17). Fitzgerald shows the reader that Daisy, although she knows her happiness is at stake, can’t wait for Gatsby to have enough money and it was better for her to be a “fool”. In the 1920’s, the power of money was endless but also corrupted, and in this case, it led to Daisy giving up the life she once dreamed about with Gatsby. The classic American dream is based on having a family and having money to support that family. Daisy gives up her “radical” American dream of a life with Gatsby only to realize, in the end, that Gatsby would just attempt to show her the same kind of money that Tom can provide for
One part where the Ratignole side of her overcomes Reisz’s is when she goes to Adele’s side at childbirth instead of staying with Robert. While this is a huge action and shows that the family woman inside her is still alive despite Edna’s best efforts to crush that part of herself , she still feels disconnected from the other mothers and “her own like experiences seemed far away, unreal” . While part of her is still a mother a she is also now an outsider, and it bothers her. The never-ending conflict is best seen in Edna’s final thoughts. As she drowns herself, she thinks of both her family and Reisz.
The idea of blocking everyone out helped Connie build her self-confidence. To emphasize Connie’s narcissism, Oates stated that “Connie’s mother kept picking at her until Connie wished her mother was dead and she herself was dead and it was all over” (324). Because Connie felt so negatively of her mother and family, she creates an idea of wanting to be on her own. She doesn’t know exactly what it is like to be without anyone to use as a crutch, but Conni feels as if her mother doesn’t want her to be pretty. Connie wanted to shut her family out because she felt as if they didn’t love her as much as her genuine sister June.
“Every Day Use” by Alice Walker is a great story about a loving but very dysfunctional family. It reminds me a lot of my family, because I have a grandmother much like the mother in the story and an aunt named Yvette who is very similar to the character Dee (Wangero). My grandmother loves all of her children the same, but my aunt Yvette, like Dee, is very high-class and thinks she is above everyone else. I dread going to family events that I know my aunt will also be attending, because she’s always causing chaos and trouble. I hate associating myself with individuals like her; the ones who think the world revolves only around them.