This week I read the poem, “Apron Strings” by Beth Gylys, the author of the poetry collection “Close to the Shore”, published by Michigan State University Press. From what I gathered about this poem, it is about a businesswoman that lives life in the fast lane in order to provide a decent life for her young children, but due to her rat race lifestyle that she is caught up in, she is unable to spend quality time with her family, and as a result her child is affected by this. This poem starts off with clear intentions. The lines about burnt dinner, multiple watches that were wound too tight, and forgotten lists left on countertops, all are vivid images that establish a scene of a frantic lifestyle of a busy woman that doesn’t have
I am too stupid to be a midwife's apprentice and too tired to wander again. I should just lie here in the rain until I die.” Her self esteem did increase, a lot. This happened in chapter 17 gets the choice to help Magister Reese with his widowed sister and wished to employ Alyce, take care of the new baby in Salisbury, staying with Jannett at the inn, or going off on her own. She thought to herself “ What to do?
These scars would remain for the rest of her life.” Tubman was later taken out of this position because she was weak and malnourished. Two years later, Harriet was hired to collect muskrats from traps. After working this job for awhile she contracted measles and passed out in the middle of a workday. Tubman decided to keep working this job.
Women could not go to work and make money, in the south they stayed at home and did work inside the house and cooked. “Mayella looked as if she tried to keep clean…” (Doc A; Chapter 18) All women had expectations to live by. Men in the 1930’s went to work everyday trying to make money so their family could survive.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate. " Nanny is beyond exhausted. She grew up during slavery, was raped and had to raise her child, Leafy, without a father. Nanny never got married because she was worried that Leafy would be trampled upon like she was. But, she still lost her child after living to see her be trampled upon the same way she was.
In Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s short story “The New England Nun” The protagonist Louisa is faced with being pressured by society to play the role of a women. Women in this particular century had a certain role in life . They were either wives or mothers who cooked and cleaned. Louisa conformed to this role even without the pressures of a family. Although many women at the time we're starting to reject house work as a way to free themselves .
Every night she orders a bowl of soup and while breaking saltines, “she drags it out as long as possible, breaking the crackers into smaller and smaller pieces,[...]” (Ascher 3). After she is done with her soup, the narrator comments on how empty the rest of her night will be. One interesting thing about this woman isn’t only that she came to the cafe alone, but she has nothing in her purse, like pictures of her family or anything personal. The author says everything in her life is normal.
During the 1930s it was a very difficult time for everyone. Many women who did not have a job were in a way forced to find a job because their husbands were laid off or suffered from a wage-cuts and couldn't support their families financially(). In other situations, men just walk out on their families and left the mother with no support. () Women in the 1930s were supposed to be home stayed moms; basically, that was staying at home taking care of the children, maintaining a good home, dress well for their husbands, cook, and set the table attractively. () For many women that were not a choice, they could have.
Women in the 1890s were expected to work at home to keep their husbands comfortable and bear him children. Kate Chopin wrote most of her short stories during this time period. Her stories “A Respectable Woman” and “A Story of an Hour” show a female protagonist who want their freedom and control over their own lives. Her characters pushed the bounds of the roles that society gave them and showed the brutal reality of how women were treated in the 1890s. In “A Respectable Woman” the female protagonist Mrs. Baroda is married and lives on a plantation with her husband, who invites a friend to spend a week or two with them.
Off to Tahoe One day when I was visiting Tahoe my mom called a family meeting and she said we were all as a family going to move to Incline Village. I started crying on the inside but on the outside I was showing much exitement. I felt really sad but I didn’t want to disappoint my mom so I never told her.
The little girl could not take the psychological pressure that was brought upon her, and so she gave her own life to avoid it. This shows that the sex trafficking industry can mentally break people, and the ones who get out alive from the brothels are usually traumatized for the rest of their lives. After finally being freed, “Some girls who are trafficked choose to remain prostitutes for life because their home villages will not accept them” (Ruffins). This is also shown in the book Sold, with Monica not being accepted back to her village after returning.
Azealia Banks got her phone out and recorded a video for the world to see. She could still hear the chickens bocking at her, begging for their lives. The chickens were dead now, of course, but their cries of help still haunted her. She recorded her cleaning the chicken blood that had been drying for four years. She posted her video and closed the closet door.
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it”-Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a leader that had a large impact on world war 2. Dwight D. Eisenhower did many things for the war such as the success of the allied attack in North Africa when he became a general. And later he even had success on the invasion of Sicily and the Italian mainland (History.com). And because of these great accomplishments he was made “A full general in early 1943”(History.com).
There are women all around the world who are being continually treated as objects, and the majority of them are being forced to live lives that aren’t their own, lives that were devised for them. Elizabeth, a woman in the short story, “The Leaving” by Budge Wilson, was treated her entire life like a maid; she even began to believe that her only purpose was to wait on her family and get the daily chores done. Not once in her entire life was she ever thanked for the hours of labor she completed from day to day in order to benefit her family. On the other hand, Samia from the short story, “Another Evening at the Club” by Alifa Rifaat, was forced to go along with an arranged marriage, the man she married being wealthy and from a well-known, high-reputation family. However, during this marriage, Samia makes a mistake by accusing an innocent girl of something that Samia later realizes she did herself.