Child beauty pageants, on the other hand, do not have such fatal influence on them. It is certainly quite natural that many parents wish for their children to grow up to be “wholesome,” but children also have their own will, no matter how young they are. If they want to participate in beauty pageants, parents should not restrict them because of their unilateral desire or the social ethics. This is the very objectification of their children, which happens by overprotection. Thus, the protest that child beauty pageants should be banned does not have any logical reasons.
First they act like they will protect the girls no matter what. They earn their trust and their families trust. Some families truly believe that they are giving their children to good people who will offer them a job. The young children also don’t know better than to look for warning signs. Also if the children would try and run they would be beaten, never killed.
Sally had a negative effect on Esperanza because she is jealous of her. They are the same age so Esperanza wants to be just like her at that time so she had nothing to work for. Alicia is the best role model for Esperanza because she is going to college so that she can get a good job and be successful. Marin is crazy about boys and is wild, she is a good role model because she teaches Esperanza how to have fun but she doesn’t teach her about more important things like getting a good job. Young people need to have role models to guide them to adulthood and so they have someone to look up to.
Lindo Jong develops as a person when she decides to use her wit to escape her unpleasant marriage. For a while, Lindo almost loses herself by merely accepting the patriarchal ideals pushed onto her because she does not want to disgrace her family (Tan 54). Lindo blindly obliges to her family and the Huang’s wishes by being an obedient wife, but that made the “Huangs almost [wash] their thinking into [her] skin” (56) thus making her think in a certain way that hinders her own opinions and voice. Losing oneself is equivalent to having no personality because personality requires having thoughts that are unique to the individual, and when their unique thoughts are manipulated by someone else, the individual loses their individuality. However, Lindo eventually gains back her individuality by devising a complicated plan that she considers “really quite simple” that
As she writes she reflects upon herself and what she had growing up. Brooks simply does not want that for her children. She is just like any other ordinary mother and wants what's best for her children and will go to extremes just to make that happen, (shor 2006). As she writes she also states that she wants her children to strive for the best they can achieve without stopping. Gwendolyn was a great mother who wanted nothing but the best outcome for her children as read in this particular
Her mother on the other hand, is a old-world Chinese immigrant who left everything behind in order to make a better life for herself and her only child. The author, Amy Tan, shows how they struggle to relate to each other, but also shows their good qualities in order to redeem these two characters in the end. In the story, Jing-mei and her mother have tension due to the fact that the mother is trying to make sure her daughter has a better future than she did. Unfortunately, Jing-mei doesn’t quite understand her mother’s desire. One reason for this confusion is because Jing-mei is too stubborn to see her mom’s point of view.
From the beginning of the story to the end Nea is pigheaded and doesn’t think about the consequences of her actions. Nea misconceives Sourdi’s unavailability for being in danger and unhappiness in her marriage when in actuality she’s happy and expecting another child. Sourdi is a dynamic character because she shows growth throughout the story. Though subtle, Sourdi shows courage when she marries her much older husband not knowing what to expect, but hoping he can provide a more satisfying life. She becomes independent, no longer leaning on the support of her relatives and starts a family of her own.
Mama displays her altruism toward other people and their feelings along with her determination and forbearance as another main character in Hansberry’s play. These factors contribute to a beneficial impact on her dream. Mama constantly puts the needs of others before her needs. While trying to apologize to her son for leading him onto the wrong path in life, Mama states, “...I ain’t got nothing, don’t own nothing, ain’t really never wanted nothing that wasn’t for you. There ain’t nothing as precious to me — there ain’t nothing worth holding on to, money, dreams, nothing else — if it means — if it means it’s going to destroy my boy” (Hansberry 93).
She later asks if it's an opportunity for her mom only. She does not see any benefits for her and concludes that the choice of change is due to selfishness not bettering of both parties. She thinks that it is unfair that he mom makes all the decisions because she disagrees with them. Her mom is deciding to do this "finally graduate" and change their lives for the better. While away the daughter will have to stay with her Grandma who she doesn’t know well.
Remember them!” (111). Even while in physical pain herself and needing tending, Adele focuses on children, believing that to be a perfect mother one must be willing to sacrifice anything for her children. Adele tries to get Edna to see her point of view and adopt it. Again, Adele’s unsolicited advice shows how passionately she feels about the subject, which is not her own idea at all but simply society’s rule imposed on