“I wish we lived on the other side of town.” (Canales, 2005, p.35) I also wanted the better life. However, I already had it. That is because of my family and even though we had our ups and downs, they were my warmth. “Papa’s words of many years before, that our side of town had its own wealth and warmth. I finally understood what he’d meant.” (Canales, 2005, p.
Women have always been viewed and looked at as the inferiors in the human’s life systems. Even though they are essential and have proven that they can be equal and sometimes superior to their male counterparts. This was a social idea that seems to be out there since the start of time. This is mainly because of the idea of how the women were viewed and treated in the start of the civilizations, especially the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, Assyrian and Greek empires. Their treatments and opinions toward women in the way they behave as mothers, workers, and wives.
Florence wanted to help people, make something out of her self. Something great, and she did. Also to be part of society you couldn't have a job you just had to hold a post or a lady could volunteer her time for a worthy cause. The Nightingales were still new, but well known and they were wealthy. But to be a part of society they would have to have no jobs.
Throughout the novel Antonia remains an optimistic character who always sees the glass as half full. This sense of optimism allows her to truly see and appreciate the beauty in nature and all people. She was very similar to her father in this sense, but her willingness to trust everyone leads to some of her greatest struggles. A key example of this is Larry, her fiance who abandoned and her with their child. There were rumors about Larry and his playboy nature, but Antonia choose to see the good in him and was even prepared to be married to a man who did not care as deeply for her as she believed.
This is proven in the text when it states, “‘I’m not sure this is a good idea,’ Parvana said to Shauzia the next morning……….Getting left behind did not sound so terrible to Parvana, but with a quick look across the market to the painted in window with her secret friend, she obediently fell in behind Shauzia.” This evidence shows that even though Parvana didn’t want to dig up bones, she persevered anyway and did it to make more money for her family. Parvana decided that her family was more important than her feelings about bone
In this article about Stanton I found, Sara Shull states, “Elizabeth Cady Stanton rebelled against the conventions that limited her own self realization and independence. Her words and actions encouraged other women to embrace their autonomy and fight for their self sovereign birthright.” This shows how Stanton went to be a role model for other women and help them fight for their own. Further on, Elizabeth Cady Stanton later wrote, "The general discontent I felt with woman 's portion as wife, housekeeper, physician, and spiritual guide, the chaotic conditions into which everything fell without her constant supervision, and the wearied, anxious look of the majority of women, impressed me with a strong feeling that some active measures should be taken to remedy the wrongs of society in general, and of women in particular. My experience at the World Anti-slavery Convention, all I had read of the legal status of women, and the oppression I saw everywhere, together swept across my soul, intensified now by many personal experiences. It seemed as if all the elements had conspired to impel me to some onward step.
As Giorgio Armani once stated, “elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” Queen Esther from the Old Testament truly embodied what it means to make a positive impact on a community, despite not always being the center of attention. In the book Twelve Unlikely Heroes, John MacArthur retells her story and explains how she helped save her people through God’s power. Although she was a woman of true excellence, Esther’s existence and emotions were not directly stated because they were not the main point of her story. However, her mind was full of opinions, reactions, and ideas. Queen Esther’s elegance and respected position concealed her true thoughts about the events she found herself in, even though they were evident through
Betty Friedan’s article on this topic proved to be successful because acknowledging the diversity among women is a suitable feminist strategy as far as enhancing their visibility is concerned. Though many argue the feminist movement was born out of a united front among women, Betty is the one who created that united front. Having shed light on such a taboo subject, Betty created the second-wave feminism movement because of her audacity to speak up and speak out when no one else would. Betty recognized her power as a woman and her obligation to speak on the subject, “I think I understood first as a woman long before I understood their larger social and psychological
Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World is a memoir by Catalina de Erauso detailing her experiences during the early 1600’s in South America and Spain. She was born in 1585 into a well off Basque family and her parents were native-born residents of San Sebastian Spain. This book is one of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman and details the events that took places when Catalina escaped a Basque convent dressed as a man. During this time she served as soldier in the Spanish army, traveling to Peru and Chile, and even becoming a gambler. Being that my major falls under sociology, I will be looking at themes surrounding the constraints of females in Spanish society in the 1600’s and how this affects Catalina.
Some women proved that philanthropic activities did not always have to be tied to their husband’s money, even though that was normally how it was. Clara was on a lifelong search that ended with her only receiving two answers. That left her with two unanswered question still. Clara also spent her time in helping former slaves get a fresh start with what they needed to make a go of life, free and on their