Similarities and differences between the time periods of 600 BCE-600 CE and 1900-Present can be traced using drinks such as wine and Coca-Cola. These similarities and differences can be found in the development and transformation of social structures, and through the development and interaction of cultures. It is important to understand the interplay between past and present civilizations. Tom Standage’s “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” can be used to find evidence that supports these claims. In the social aspect of society both these time periods were able to bring people together, however in the classical era (600 BCE-600 CE) certain people were treated with inequality.
She says, ‘“Why don’t you like me the way I am?” I cried. “I'm not a genius! I can't play the piano. And even if I could, I wouldn't go on TV for a million dollars!”’ (Tan). In this quote, the character is telling her mother that she can't change, and that she hates trying to change for her mother.
1. Who is the “no name woman”? Why is her name unknown and her existence to be kept a secret? In the essay, “No Name Woman,” by Maxine Hong Kingston, the author describes the no name women to be Kingston’s aunt. Moving forward in the first paragraphs of the essay, Kingston has a conversation with her mother about her aunt. She begins to explain Kingston that her aunt eliminated herself and her newborn baby by jumping into the families well in China.
Growing up in America she took on American customs that her very Chinese mother disapproved of. Waverly lives a very Americanized lifestyle. “When you go to China, I told her, you don’t even need to open your mouth. They already know you are an outsider.”(Tan288) Waverly lives with her white fiancé Rich, gets her hair done at a salon frequently, and spoke very little Chinese. In Asian customs it is considered inappropriate to live with a man before being married and getting your hair done at a salon was wasteful when you could do it yourself at home.
However, this is not the case as most contestants are forced to do it by their guardians. They are doing it just to feed their parents unhealthy desire for celebrity status. Alana Shannon admitted on Season 5 Episode 18 of Toddlers & Tiaras that ‘beauty is boring’. Also, Brooke Breedwell never wanted to do it. She was a former pageant star who now encourages parents to stop.
The Rebellious Daughter: Analyzing the Theme of Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” The story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan explores the deep familial emotions between a mother and her daughter. Jing-Mei’s mother had left China to come to America after losing her family, and had been raising Jing-Mei in America with her second husband. Despite her mother’s grand hopes for Jing-Mei to become successful in America by becoming a child prodigy, Jing-Mei did not share the same opinions. This disagreement quickly became a source of resentment and anger for both of them, but Jing-Mei and her mother were unable to resolve this conflict because of their different backgrounds and experiences. The story showcases how relationships between mothers and daughters can be strained because of differences in culture and a lack of communication.
One of the reasons that Adeline 's is so depressed is because the first thing is the fact that Adeline never gets any mail from anyone because her parents have forbiddened anyone from getting any mail. When she goes she was very small and then when she was older her parents never got here any new clothes and then she became known as the referee. She had made friends at her school but then her parents had have enough so then they had sent her to an orphanage. Finally no one cares about Adeline because if someone did then she would not feel like she is nothing and then she would have felt better about her self and then she probably would have had a better thought about herself and maybe about her friends. That is why I think that Chinese Cinderella is a depressing story.
Living in America as a Chinese immigrant, Jing-mei 's mother plants her dreams of American success on the shoulders of her daughter. On the other hand, being born into this country, Jing-mei is against wanting to live up to the expectations her mother sets on her. Two kinds reveal two different sides of the cultural spectrum, and their opposing view towards their values. Jing-mei 's mother felt like an outcast existing in a dominate population. Grasping the same idea, she held onto her hard time back in her home.
With Tan’s story, and the character Jing-Mei, she wrote the anti-Chinese child that chose her own way instead of being the stereotypical studious obedient child. There might be a majority of Chinese families that fit in the stereotypes, but not every one of them are examples of the stereotypes. In
Imagine the government forcing you to visit your parents, just because of a law, even if you don’t want to visit your parents or elderly. Filial piety laws, like this, actually exist in 32 states across the US,and other countries such as China. Filial piety is showing respect to your parents or elderly in ways that include visiting them, inviting them to your house, and emailing or messaging them every day. Elderly parents have recently complained that their kids are neglecting them and don’t care about them. A 73-year-old parent sued her daughter and her stepson of self-neglect in China.
A study that compared data on the parenting styles of Chinese, Malay, and Indian Singaporeans showed that education is the diminishing factor in the cultural differences (Qual, 2003). That is, parenting styles among culturally different parents are similar, mimicking that of the authoritative model, when their level of formal education was high (Qual, 2003). The results showed with an increase in the level of education of parents, the more likely they were to be openly affectionate with their children. Additionally, the higher the level of education of the parents, the more likely they are to favour family-school cooperation (Qual, 2003). The notion of expecting children to be seen, not heard, was rejected by parents who’s education level was higher (Qual,
Alice presents the idea that the relationship between Chinese children and their parents is one quite different from that of Australian children and their parents. ‘These were questions Chinese children never asked their parents.’ (Page 144) She suggests that different etiquette and customs are undertaken and that the bond between them differs. Alice alludes to the idea that these differences in the home are the foundation for the differences Alice perceives socially. ‘He probably began to see me as a series of dos and don’ts’ (Page 265) Alice feels that her relationship with her parents impacts her relationships with others and this is again seen as a barrier her culture creates. ‘Don’t you feel frustrated sometimes?’ (Page 239) Alice observes the views Michael has of her relationship and she sees it to be different.
During their five day excursion we find out she has no pills and he only has two condoms. These coming from the people who said “I will never, never be like those breeders that bring their puffed-up squalling little red-faced babies to class (Boyle).” Seems like they were aware of the risk somewhat but still proceeded to make love irresponsibly. Protected sex would not only reduce the risks of pregnancy but also reduce the risk of them getting diseases from this unsafe practice. An FAQ on Princeton.edu website states “using emergency contraceptive pills (also called “morning after pills” or “day after pills”) can significantly reduce your risk” of getting pregnant.” If they knew this in advance, a pill would have prevented the entire