I read the book, Bound, written by Donna Jo Napoli. The book is about a young chinese woman, who is bound to her father’s second wife. This is because he passed away and, back in 17th century china, young woman had very little power or say in situations. Also woman were thought to less value of worth then their livestock. Throughout the day’s of dealing with her step mom she, loves to do poetry and calligraphy.
The Bakufu also referred to as the ‘Tokugawa Shogunate’ was the last feudal Japanese military government which had existed between 1600 and 1868 and presented social structures in which the emperor, merely a symbol to be worshipped upon was the highest but did not rule, the ruling classes of the shogun, daimyos and samurais followed and the merchants and peasants were considered as the substandard division of society. Following this period, the Tokugawa society placed strict importance over authority and obedience to every sector. The shogunate was a system created in a changing and industrialised world. Therefore, this meant that it could not sustain itself for long as the way of life of Japan was very much isolated to other countries. Through this, many wanted change and worked on advancing to become more superior and was further assisted following the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry in 1853 which subsequently took action to overthrow the ruling classes of the Samurai which eventually created a highly centralised government with now, that the Emperor can be able to rule and therefore, manipulating the role of the Samurai.
Nine Ideal Indian Women Nine Ideal Women is a book written by Sunity Devee, 1919. The book comprises of Women from mythology who live their lives to serve their husbands, bore respect for the fathers and brothers. The characters of Shakuntala most beautiful women on the earth was abandoned by his husband Bishwamitra when he came to know that he was the father and had broken his own celibacy because the lady who was sent by the great gods (male). Shakuntala was adopted by the great saint and brought up in forest. When Maharaja Dushmant married her in the forest in the absence of her father and promised her to make the queen and left her in the forest returning to his kingdom Hastinapur.
In spite of her happy and content life, Korobi longs to know about her dead parents’ life and about their love journey. Often Korobi used to cherish herself with her mother’s unfinished love note to her father, which she found it as a child that was hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. Her delightful life starts when she met Rajat Bose, with whom she found love and soon they are about to marry. Just in a little while, Korobi is going to be into a family of upper class society. At the day of engagement night party, Korobi’s grandfather dies unfortunately with a sudden heart attack by leaving a mysterious dark secret of her parents which explains her past life.
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."
Every human has a different approach when enduring the loss of a loved one. In Kate Chopin’s, The Story of an Hour, Louise Mallard received the news of her husband death. During this time, widows normally grieve for a long period, but Mrs. Mallard is an atypical widow. She grieves for a short period of time, but then she is overcome with a sense of freedom because she is free from an oppressive and unhappy marriage. This is an example of how The Story of an Hour portrays irony.
Yeonmi Park was born in Hyesan, North Korea on October 4, 1993. The year after birth, the founder, Kim ll-Sung died at the same time the Great Famine occurred. Even though Yeonmi’s father was able to keep his family from suffering the worst of the famine, Yeonmi still witnessed horrific scenes. She saw, in particular, the bodies of the people who were starving. In 2007, Yeonmi and her mother went over the border to China to search for her sister who escaped years before and her father chose to stay behind.
In the 19th century, the era of imperialism of western powers, under the pressure of invasion and encroachment from foreign powers, the two isolated nations, China and Japan were forced to undergo reforms to modernize in order to strengthen the country. After decades of revolution, the result of the reforms in the two countries are contrary. While China continue to struggle with western powers and faced defeats, Japan had became a world power and was treated equally with the western powers in 1911. This essay will discuss the reasons contributing to the huge contrast of the result of the attempts of modernization in China and Japan. First of all, the lack of knowledge of the West and the pride of the Chinese culture had caused the Chinese ruling class unable to fully understand its own problems.
When Thai Buddhism was captured by the state and created establish Buddhism through the creation of the church all latent radicalized Buddhism was neutralized. Therefore, the symbolic relationship between the State and the Sangha has limited Buddhism to a role that is legitimizing the state as it had in ancient kingdoms as well. This ideology spread throughout Thailand ancient history and now through a more commercialized folk Buddhism that has gained the upper hand way from its traditional
The parents’ marital issues is also indicated by the oldest daughter Marla, who mentions Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky, a married couple that “got a divorce last year and moved.”(p.4, l.89). Dawn knows about Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky and the reader is introduced to her thoughts and fear of her parents getting a divorce, which prompts her to convince her younger sister, Janie to come along with them “To have one last visit with Dad.”(p.4, l.80). Similar to the problems between the mother and the father, the reader get the sense that Dawn’s relationship with her father is not the best, as it is evident that they have a difficult time connecting expressed by Dawn herself: “I didn’t want to be alone with Dad. (…)And he never knew what to talk about with me so it was uncomfortable(…).”(p. 4, l.90 &91-92). The structure of the short story adds to this theme because the reader gets suspicious of the tense relationship between daughter and father.