After quite some time, Alphonso wanted her instead of her pretty sister Nettie to marry a man they known only as Mister but with a real name of Albert. Her sufferings continued as Mister treated her as a slave, beaten her often, and treated unlikely as a wife. Her husband also have a mistress named Shug Avery by which the photographs she saw. Her sister Nettie tried living with them but manage to leave due to the advances of Mister. Mister’s sister named Kate felt sorry for Celie’s fate and encouraged her to fight Mister.
She is raped by him often, and has fathered many of his children. Once Pa’s wife dies, she is forced to be the motherly figure in her siblings/kids life. All of these people in her house at the time are related to her by blood, in more ways than most, but you can tell they are not family to her. She does not feel at the beginning of the book. She makes herself not feel, so she can stay alive.
Her father often abused his family both physically and verbally. However, due to contemporary gender expectations, Mammachi and her children were could never able to leave him due to the fear of the social and economic consequences of becoming a single mother. Furthermore, Pappachi prohibited Ammu from acquiring an education. In order to escape this abuse, Ammu makes a rash decision to marry Baba, a Hindu man she has just met, something considered greatly scandalous by her Syrian Christian family. Ammu believed that she had successfully taken control of her own fate; however, she soon realizes that Baba was not as loving as she once believed, and when “his bouts of violence began to include the children”, Ammu knew that she needed to leave her husband (42).
Amanda has instilled into Laura’s mind that without a husband she can’t be successful or independent and is doomed to be a homebody. The reason Amanda is so insistent on Laura finding a man could be due to her past experiences. One of the many times caught reminiscing about her gentleman callers, Amanda states, “She married him on the rebound – never loved her – carried my picture on him the night he died! And there was that boy that every girl in the Delta had set her cap for! That beautiful, brilliant young Fitzhugh boy from Green County!"
Life is full of obstacles and numerous people go through similar obstacles, some are able to overcome these obstacles others let these obstacle destroy their lives. Aileen Wournos and Oprah Winfrey did not know each other, but there was a lot of similarity in their early childhood. They were both surrounded by poverty and parent that did not show much emotional support, they were both also sexually abused and even with numerous similarities they ended up in different point in life. Aileen Wournos became a prostitute and then became a serial killer (Falcon, Richard). On the other hand Oprah Winfrey went on becoming a billionaire and a respected women (Katherine Kohn).
Onyango and Edna supported Elizabeth Sera through the rough times. Her own family abandoned her seeing that she was supposed to wait till marriage to have children and take on the responsibility of a mother. Isaac Masaaba, the father of Elizabeth Sera’s future baby neglected her as a consequence of him being irresponsible and not having the right funds to support the baby’s future. Since the publication of “Memoirs Of A Mother” in 1998, the book has portrayed worldwide problems that have had a bigger impact on how the new generations have been treated through their lives. Problems occurring have varied from teen sexual intercourses to children being made orphans and not being given much care.
It was a small village so everyone knew The families that could not afford to send their children to school or the women who were constantly getting beat up by their husband. What still lingers in my mind were the many women who had dreams and potential but had to leave these dreams to take care of their families. These things have influenced my passion for women and underprivileged people.As i think deeper into my upbringing, I realised the extent of the effects it has had on me My goal to succeed is influenced by the things my grandfather used to say to me. He used to take me to the courthouse and point at the judge and say “that will be you when you grow up”. It also brings to mind the power of believing in people.
I would sit up at night crying missing my looking out the window for her but nothing. She would buy me gifts but my dad would destroy them infront of me and bad mouth her. During all of this is when i found my first love she was my escape from my broken home someone i could just go hang out with and forget it all. She lived a block away from me and we became super close and ended up dating and she was my first but of course my luck i was cheated on and she broke my heart. I wasnt smart about it i continued to talk to her and mess around with her and it took a toll on me and i completely changed i didnt want to go outside i just wanted to stay in where i couldnt be hurt.
To say that my family is broken is understatement. Yes, the main goal was to get our younger brother back, but that has been far from reality. Ever since my mom won custody we have seen our brother a for increments of time. We haven’t seen him because my mom always has to worry about my older sisters.. With all of the things we sacrificed I don't think my mom realizes how much it impacted me. It is hard to have a good relationship with my sister because I blame her for everything.
The film shows us that gender discrimination exists and affects one’s position in the family. Gender discrimination can be first observed in the first scene of the movie when Zhao Di and her daughters got chased out of her husband’s family. This is primarily because of Zhao Di’s inability to give birth to male descendant for the family. Even though Zhao Di’s daughters are also the