I would have been free!" (240). This event showcases that when Ammu begins to focus on her own wish to be free of society’s constrictions, she no longer can prioritize the needs of her children, and in fact begins to view them as a
For example, in the first few paragraphs, we get a hint of how Connie’s mother is constantly nagging and complaining about how vain she is and how she is nothing like her sister. Speaking from a logical standpoint we can say that this negative backlash from her mother is upsetting to her, as it should be for any normal human being. Since she is receiving such negative attention in her home she goes out to seek “positive” attention. Her mother’s continuous praising of how great Connie’s sister June is, and how much better she is than her can be draining and irritating. Connie could just be going out to get the praise and attention that she needs or “deserves”.
There will always be sick people who find some twisted way to get a child under their grasp and abuse them, but for the most part, you can weed out unsuitable people who cannot or will not take good care of children. Some people have kids for the sole reason that it is the norm to get married, settle down, and have children. Cases like these are terrible because the mothers don’t truly want to be moms, they just go through parenthood because they feel like they’re supposed to. These types of people are super likely to abuse their kids because they are so unhappy with the situation that they brought upon themselves. In addition, by just simply looking into someone’s criminal history and not letting them adopt or legally have kids if they’re unsuitable you could save a child from a life of abuse and/or neglect.
I will still be scared of turning out like my mother. I'll still fear that one day I will be the spitting imagine of who she is, inside and out. She left her children for something that took over her life; left a great man for someone that made her hate herself, and chose to continue to live that way despite how many times her children have begged her to change. I'll still fear turning out like my father, his past abusive relationships with my mother and the mother of his other three children, and the past abusive realtionship with him and myself. Maybe I'll fear the fact that they both have their blood running through my veins and I have watched the struggle and the pain, and in twenty years I don't want to live the same way.
Instead of the conflict of the story being between a husband and wife, the conflict is between a mother and a daughter. In the beginning of the story, we can see the obvious conflict between the two. The mother is what one might consider to be strict or abusive or maybe even just tough love. Many times, throughout the story, the mother is said to have hit or choked her daughter. Because of this, the daughter has turned into a disobedient girl and will do anything to go against the wishes of her mother.
In the story it says, “ ‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped. ‘What did you say?’ He asked, pushing his newspaper aside.” Maria’s conflict connects to the theme of the story because she is being ungrateful towards her father and wants to grow up too fast.
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
“It’s not that, it's obvious. It’s embarrassing.” ‘Embarrass you be my daughter?” Her voice was cracking with anger, “That’s not what I meant. That’s not what I said.”
Stereotype or a specific profession clearly, all people are affected by ongoing issue of gender inequality. This is why the reseachers of this argumentative paper strongly assert to put an end to gender roles because they greatly affect the career and life of a person. Putting women in a box wherein society tells them that they have limited capabilities will forever tell a little girl that she cannot be an engineer because of the sole fact that she is a woman. Little boys who have dreams of becoming nurses will always feel ashamed of revealing their dream jobs because of the fear of being ridiculed for in this society,being a nurse is considered “not
Imagine having a younger sibling who gets anything they want no matter what they do. This would make most people dislike that sibling, similar to the way the workers would eventually feel about Curley’s wife. Many of the workers believe that “a ranch full of guys ain’t no place for a girl”(51) and also that “she’s gonna make a mess”(51). This indicates the original bias against Curley’s
Children seek after rebellion and grow up before their parents' eyes losing their innocence, desiring to go against their parents’ will to break the family norm. Sometimes these behaviors are expected and sometimes they are difficult to accept. Gwendolyn Brooks’ “a song in the front yard,” was written from the perspective a young girl desiring change and rebellious adventure. The young girl desires to go to the backyard, a place of unknown. While the front yard is beautiful and cultured, the back yard appears more appealing and favors a secret, forbidden garden requiring an invitation.
In the last chapter of The Road to Character, Brooks briefly provides the biographies of two quarterbacks, Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath. In doing so, Brooks, continues to discuss the past moral ecology in contrast to the present day as he mentions that these football players are “decades apart” and have “different moral cultures.” From there, Unitas is described as coming from an “old culture,” one which focuses on “self-effacement and self-defeat.” On the other hand, Namath is labelled as an individual who embodies the contemporary culture of “self-expression and self-glorification”. More to the point, Unitas is labelled as a person who is more collective as he makes “his teammates better.”