There is always a Chinese saying that “one white complexion hides three flaws”, outlines how society places utmost importance on having lighter skintones. For the sake of meeting the criteria, Chinese females lead a detrimental life. Keeping a slim sinuous body shape, females make every endeavor to keep fit. Averting a muscular build, female go on a diet rather than work out. Retaining a white face, they even stay away from sunshine which makes them lack of vitamin D. Models with body shapes such as the hourglass or slim figures are often showcased on media as they are also considered role models among female viewers.
On the other hand, the second sister is trapped by the stereotypical view of Chinese in America, where it is expected of them to open laundromats and restaurants, instead of being their own person and who they wanted to be. The two sisters are also similar in that they both do not truly have freedom. The first sister, that is, the one in
Asian American Cathy Song drew closer to her Korean-Chinese ancestry, and was able to describe in a clear image of the two women she represent, one being the industrial American women and the other one being the Chinese caretaker. Cathy Song was born and raised in Hawaii making her an American by birth right. This fact did not keep her from engulfing her Korean-Chinese heritage. In the poem “Lost Sister”, Song isolates a young girl who struggles to find who she truly is in China, because of all the restrictions. The young girl wants to go to America to seek a needed fulfilment.
While both authors discuss parenting, they differ in the way they praise their child, the ways they punish their child, and the manner they speak to the child. Firstly, while both authors discuss parenting, they differ in the way they praise their child. In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” Amy Chua says that “When Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you’re good at it” (1). On the other hand, in the article “Mother Inferior” Hanna Rosin says that “I wanted them to be coddled and never to experience hardship” (2). Chua’s way of praising her child is not to praise because it expected to be exceptional in their education.
Through the use of anecdotes and pathos, Amy Tan's “Mother Tongue” highlights the discrimination Chinese immigrants face in North America because of their accents. Ultimately, Tan asserts that although social inequity is still alive and ongoing, one must remain true to themselves and their heritage in order preserve their identity and gain respect regardless of how they might speak or sound. To begin, the use of anecdote throughout “Mother Tongue” emphasizes society’s bias in treatment when dealing with those who have an accent. Tan reveals how her family manages to break the cultural barrier that Chinese immigrants experience. The purpose of an anecdote is to
It seems nothing significant if you look at it as a normal rebellious teenager, however, in the ancient China, all women are enforced to obey what their parents say; otherwise, they will be punished. Therefore, Mulan’s behavior does not follow the Chinese culture, yet represents America’s individualism instead. In the plot of Mulan, Mulan is discarded by the troop because she get injured and is identified as a female. She says, “Maybe I did not go for my father. Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right.
the mother and her daughter .the mother with her Chinese background and culture against her daughter with the modern and American culture . Maye the other accepted her daughter and her culture but the daughter never accepted her mother thoughts and believes. All of the other stories were a fancy for the daughter or like what the author mentioned wee tale
In the chapter "My Name", she mentions "the Chinese, like the Mexicans, don't want their women strong. "(Cisneros 10). Esperanza constantly feels as if she is burdened by her ethnicity and origin, wishing to get as far away as she can from it. Throughout the book, Cisneros gives multiple examples of the mistreatment of women. In the chapter "Rafaela Who Drinks Coconut and Papaya Juice on
I would like to start off with the definition of Culture, which is an organized system of learned behavior. Characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine to social habits that ties many parts together that are interconnected. The writer describes her discomfort of going to a Chinese school. The theme in this article is applied from what we, as readers understand. Wong’s tone in this article clearly portrays how disgusted, Aggrieved, apathetic and angry she is about her childhood spent different from what she preferred.
I will draw on Confucianism's views on gender hierarchy, media's depiction of leftover women, and the power dynamic between parents and their leftover daughters to verify my arguments. My motivation of this research lies in understanding how women's personal agency in their decision on marriage is gradually erased, or in some cases disappears completely, by the influence of various social forces. In Chinese patriarchal culture, women's identities are defined by their roles in family relationships such as good mothers and obedient wives, and leftover women are castigated against because they don't fulfill these roles, which harms the stability of society. The Chinese femininity in the present is largely influenced by traditional Chinese culture. For thousands of years, Confucianism has served as an ideological and