Their internal conflicts with cultural hybridity and their shame at the secrecy of their family, prompts Kingston and Rodriguez to use writing as means of reaching a catharsis. The first lines of Maxine Hong Kingston’s story begin with "You must not tell anyone," my mother said, "what I am about to tell you. In China your father had a sister who killed herself. She jumped into the family well. We say that your father has all brothers because it is as if she had never been born."
She is very excited about this, but then is told by her parents she cannot audition because she would not pass the background check. In the Chinese Cultural Revolution Mao wanted to get rid of the “four olds” of China. Suddenly everything is very different in Ji-Li and her family’s life. As the book goes on, they are shutting down stores, they arrest her own father, and Jiang’s family worries about other people being arrested as well. Ji-Li Jiang’s main argument while writing this book is that is it always important to stick together.
Janie’s first marriage is one she is forced into for stability, at at this time she has not discovered who she is or what she wanted from a marriage. Janie marries Logan Killicks she is still a teenager. Nanny forces Janie to marry Logan because the amount of land that Logan had, which would provide Janie with stability . Janie is an orphan who lives with her elderly grandmother. During this time in america , women needed marriage to be stable because they were not able to work.
Each sister had strong characteristics to show their willingness to not give up on a better life for them and their children. "Your responsibility is to your children, your husband, and your own! His face was so clouded in anger; I couldn 't see the man I loved" (Alvarez 166). Patria 's husband was filled with anger due to her decision that she wanted both her and her husband to take part of the resistance with their eldest son, but Pedrito was more worried about losing his land when it was Partia 's dad 's land to begin with. ""What if I can 't"" Dede 's voice shook.
She kept thinking that her father would stop this man or that her father would come save her if anything were to happen. “Holler if you need anything” he had said which convinced Jeannette to go up the stairs. Then when she came back down from the man’s apartment telling her father that the man attacked her he exclaimed “I’m sure he just pawed you some… I knew you could handle yourself”. This is a turning point for Rex and Jeannette’s relationship. I believe Jeannette starts to lose faith in her father and starts to believe that he isn’t going to protect her.
All children have a unique and personal bond with their parents. Whether or not a parent is always present in child’s life, they always manage to have some type of impact on their child’s life. Loung Ung’s father had an extremely profound impact on her life as well as the rest of her family. Without even reading her memoir, First They Killed My Father, you can discern from the title that Loung Ung’s father played a crucial role in her upbringing. Sadly you can also gather from the title that Loung’s father is dead which implies that Loung did not have an exceptionally happy childhood.
. Lady Macduff's sentiments in regards to her spouse's unannounced way out is shown is this scene. Macduff did not tell his wife everything, dissimilar to Macbeth, whose wife was his 'accomplice in wrongdoing' and whose counsel he took in everything. Macduff escaped giving his wife no former explanation. This gave her the full right to feel frustrated about herself and her child's future.
By using the word “idiots” when speaking about his parents, Chris shows how he thinks of his parents as lessers and thus this idea contributes to the the true, inner resentment Chris seems to feel for his parents. Chris’s need to “divorce” his parents was due to the fact that he truly despised the lifestyle that they lived and had, especially since it was fueled by materialism and betrayal. Chris’s father, Walt, lived a double life before and during the first years of Chris’ life. He seemingly had two women at his beck and call, but as soon he got discovered and that lifestyle vanquished for him. Although,
Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family. This, in turn, caused Troy 's mother to abandon him, leaving him without love from a parent or anyone to show him the correct way to treat females, a sin that affects his relationship with Rose as an adult. His father 's treatment of Troy made Troy believe there was more to his suffering than what was humanly possible "The gal jumped and run off...and when my daddy turned to face me, I could see why the devil had never come to get him...cause he was the devil himself"(Wilson 52).This metaphor used by Troy, adds a certain weight to the gravity of his situation as a teen. His father wasn 't just cruel but was the devil, a symbol of pure hate and all evil. The way Troy 's father treated him would cause Troy to run away at a young age and would be forced to steal and rob.
Like Sayoko, she always follow her husband, she always doing the things what her husband wants and letting herself to hide what she really wants. In this story, we could analyse that Yasunari messages us that a girl is very fragile, that every girl is very weak to show her emotions and afraid to fight what she wants. During the times when Sayoko was abused by her husband, she did not fight to him, rather she let him to abuse her. She had let her husband kick and beat her because she cannot fight back to him well maybe she loved him that much. But as we continue to read the letter of Sayoko, we could see in the end part of the story, Sayoko had regret the day that she let her husband abuse her, and in that part we could analyse that every person gets blind and numb when they are in love and they are so very weak and soft-hearted.