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 Jane’s scenario, when she arrived to her new boarding school, she became very close with one of the girls who was affected by this epidemic, and died very shortly (Bloom, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre). Bronte cherished her sisters, as they were also aspired poets. The loss she personally experienced was conveyed through the death of Jane’s best friend in the
The Downfalls of Qingming Festival “Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.” Said Mark Twain in his famous novel, The Adventure of Tom Sawyer. Qingming festival is one of the prominent Chinese traditions. It is also known as Tomb Sweeping day, which Chinese families travel to their ancestors’ graves to clean the site, plant new flowers, pay respect, and offer food to the dead every year. Chinese descendants in Thailand have been preserved the tradition for more than hundreds years even though a newer generation of children does not understand the meaning behind Qingming anymore. Moreover, the financial, environmental, and health and safety problems always pursue the descendants during this
Dear Mrs. Amy Chua, As an experienced (seasoned) mother of four, having recently read an excerpt from your book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” I unconditionally disagree with your perspective on this idea. Your ideal parenting method is unacceptable as it damages self-esteem, confidence, and creativity. It truly scares me to think that the content of your article may persuade amateur parents to mimic you and your “tactics”, which would be an absolutely tragic plummet in parenting standards, sending us back to the 1900s. I understand that you believe that the best way to raise a child is through an intense regimen consisting of limited leisure and long hours of study. However, you must recognize that there is much more to childhood than
One similarity between the two sisters is that they are both somewhat trapped by stereotypes and expectations. The first sister is expected to have bound feet, and "walk in shoes the size of teacups", whereas the second sister lives in a society which dictates that the Chinese run "laundry lines and restaurant chains" in America. The first sister is expected to "never [leave] home", but instead "gather patience" and be grateful. They were supposed to just stay at home to work for the family, as seen in "learning to stretch the family rice". 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.
As Feldstein explains, “the young woman (…) agreed go have sex not in spite of her desire of respectability and self-restraint (…). Rather, the sex took place because of the nonviolent civil rights training that the young woman had recieved”. That song represents both a critique to the stigma of female sexuality in African Americans, as the mother asks her daughter not to go to the march “For they'll rock you and roll you/ and shook you into bed. /And if they steal your nuclear secret/ you´ll wish you were dead”. In addition to that, “Simone mocked, but not rejected, the value of passive nonresistance as a means to improve racial relations” (Feldstein 1365).
A 73-year-old parent sued her daughter and her stepson of self-neglect in China. Due to this and several other cases, China had decided to make filial piety a law and have strongly encouraged people to visit and respect their parents. I don’t think filial piety should be a law in 2018 because I feel like human beings are capable of doing filial piety without a law. Everyone, I think, has the conscience to visit, or respect their parents or their elders. An article about filial piety from the New York Times states that a 26-year-old young man pushed his disabled
The feminist critics look into this relationship of mother and child very deeply with different factors. Daughter – mother relation is dynamic in nature which has undergone sweeping changes down through the ages. Those particular changes have taken place due to the attention rested on mothers and daughters respectively, since every mother was once herself as a daughter and every daughter can attain motherhood later in their life. Feminist psychoanalytic theorists suggest, “The sex-role socialization process is different for boys and girls. While boys learn maleness by rejecting femaleness via separating themselves from their mothers, girls establish feminine identities by embracing the femaleness of their mothers.
I'm not denying that these values have a certain base, just like all values do. In the past when a women was menstrual, she was kept away from the kitchen because it is tiresome and women weren't to be burdened over what they were already suffering. As the years rolled by, these practices remained, but it became so that women started being considered unfit for kitchen work during these days. And the plague spread to the praying room, and from there to temples. But now that we know that somewhere along the road, these values got skewed, why do we still adopt this skewed yardstick?