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. My whole essay shows that how Adeline is mentally and physically abused by most of her family.
In the essay “The No Name Woman” by Maxine Hong Kingston, the story of living in a traditionally male-dominated Chinese society with a very dysfunctional family structure is told. The villages would look upon the men as useful, and women as useless to their society. Kingston, the main character, learns this first hand from how her aunt was treated. Kingston’s aunt, The No Name Woman, is victimized by a male-dominated society by being shunned for an illegitimate child. As a woman, the odds were automatically against you in their society.
In both Maxine Hong Kingston’s No Name Woman and Richard Rodriguez’s Mr. Secrets, the two authors describe the clash between their American upbringing and their ancestral culture, heightened by their struggle between the private and the public, thus secrecy/discretion versus openness. 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.
During the 1930’s, men were the dominant sex, as a female, Mayella has to obey her father, Bob Ewell. As a result, Mayella was mistreated and abused. Mayella Ewell is a social outcast without a niche. Corresponding to her drowning financial state and unclean physical appearance, she is not wanted by other white people. Scout, the narrator in the story and a girl who witnesses events throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, reveals this conclusion, by saying “white people wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she lived among pigs.”
Both Kalyani and Shripati are forced into a loveless marriage by her. It is a clear dig at the conservative society where marriage and son are the only things that matter. Through the portrayal of the second generation pair, Kalyani and Shripati, Deshpande depicts the predicament of women who are confined in the framework of traditional marriage and lead a life of self-denial and suffering. Kalyani’s life is an example of forced incompatible arranged marriage in which a woman has to suffer endlessly. Even if marriage fails in giving happiness of any kind to woman, it is preferred because it gives a security and a sense of dignity to woman in society.
Regardless of social class or wealth, rich or poor, women in the 1930’s China were always inferior to men. Women were treated more like objects and possessions rather than humans, when it came to marriage. Women had no say in almost anything, they couldn’t object or disapprove a marriage they were matched in, most were treated with little or no respect from their husbands, the ones that were treated with respect were a rare bunch. Even women from the highest class, had once been treated as mere servants to their needy husbands, only to do nothing but obey, in the name of honor, luck, wealth, and reputation for their families.
Confucian ideas highlight the need to have a heir, thus the Emperor need to be sexually active, which explains the very large number of women in the inner court. However, according to Confucian ideals, the Emperor was not supposed to retain any pleasure from this encounters. therefore leading to a paradox hard to overcome by the Emperor and even harder to enforce by the outer court officials depute their moral concerns. Song women were also granted for the first time considerable legal rights. In fact, Song Dynasty is seen as a high point for women property point in China, further challenging Confucian traditional patrilinality.
I know her” (Ward 38). Defeated by her feelings for Manny and powerlessness as a woman surrounded by men, Esch idolizes Medea; she covets Medea’s ability to manipulate and destroy. She also sympathizes with her betrayal because no matter how hard she tries, even before he knows about her pregnancy, Manny refuses to have any real relationship with her. Esch’s misery slowly develops into anger that climaxes when she tells Manny he is the father of her child. Unsurprisingly, he denies the possibility and she is “on him like China….
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.
Gaskins preferred females, but he wouldn’t just victimize females, he also victimized males. In 1975, Gaskins found eighty boys and girls along the highways in North Carolina and killed them. Doreen Dempsey, a woman who thought of Donald Gaskins as a friend was leaving town and decided to get a ride from him. Gaskins drove her to a wooded area where he then raped and killed her. After killing her Gaskins proceeded to rape, sodomize and kill her two-year-old
Her mother said that they stayed there waiting for them to leave as the aunt gave birth in the pigsty. Kingston’s mother warns her never to tell her father that she knows, this was a warning to her not to follow in her footsteps. Quote: “We say that your father has all brothers because it is as if she had never been born” Pg.