Jeannette knows that both of her parents have no ambition to leave Welch for a better life, so she has to act independently to get out of Welch. Children have to not only work to not become like their parents, but also to be independent from them and learn to help themselves to leave McDowell
Dee didn’t let her culture decide her life or affect it. She decided to break free and experience other options. She used her culture as a “trophy”, not her background unlike Momma and Maggie. Even though Dee didn’t appreciate her culture, it still affected her views because it caused her to leave and experience a variety of different lifestyles that she could freely
but was also afraid she might lose her if she didn’t let her go. Zitkala-Sa mother let her make her own decision this is an important piece of a mother and daughter relationship. Zitkala-Sa 's mother has taught her so much not to be involved in a place that she doesn’t belong. By letting Zitkala-Sa to make her personal decision, her mother is not interfering or controlled in her daughter 's life. The poor little girl, was looking for a bright future and a better life.
She never wanted to do what she was told by people she didn 't fully respect. She puts up the fight of her life to Aunt Alexandera because she does not want to become a lady. She does everything she can to stay away from her for a while, then she just tries to stay away from it. Atticus, Scout’s father, commented that he thought that he would have more problems with Scout, because of her fighting spunky nature, than with Jem, her older brother (120). She also would go to the court case, after her father deliberately told them to not go to town.
After dinner, Esperanza “leaves the table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate,” (89) revealing her aspiration to be strong and independent. “Esperanza 's refusal to adhere to social expectations of female behavior goes far beyond the mere action itself, as it is a symbolic refusal to 'grow up tame,’ to accept a prescribed female destiny” (Eysturoy). Since “Mexicans don’t like their women strong,” (10) Esperanza wants to be a self-reliant woman and defy societal convention after seeing the women in her neighborhood poorly treated by their husbands. Esperanza will focus on herself rather than wait for “someone to change her life” (26) because she does not want to join the group of women on Mango Street who
At one point in the article Samantha Avery who is Susan 's protege explains that she did not want to be the future Susan Cahill in flathead because she is not brave enough and could not do that to her future family. Which shows that she did not want to be an outcast in Flathead so she is choosing not to do the thing that she believes is right. This ties into the theory that people are all social creatures and if something is going to affect how a person is seen to the public then they will choose not to do it. So that they may still be accepted by the people around
Dede, the only sister who survived insists that she would have joined her sisters but she couldn’t because of her husband “Even so that night, her ears still ringing from Jaimito’s shout, Dedé had been ready to risk her life. It was her marriage that she couldn’t put on the line” (Alvarez, 177). Dede, the sister who did not actively participate in the revolution wishes she could have. It was her marriage that stopped her from joining her sisters. She believed her country needed to be free from Trujillo but she was trapped by her husband’s
Her reaction to not being able to freely express her own mind was saying hurtful things to her mother, “Then I wish I weren’t your daughter, I wish you weren’t my mother, I shouted” (Tan 141-142). Tan was aware that once these things were said, they could not be taken back, but she was not done yet. Amy Tan wanted her mother to know that she did not want to be the obedient daughter her mother yearned for her to be. She wanted to see her mother’s anger explode, so she resurfaced the incident no one ever spoke of. Tan brought up the babies who had died, and said, “I wish I were dead!
John Adams would be safe from battles, while a few would break out near their farm. One of her more famous letters would discuss how John Adams should remember the ladies in forming the new government. ”Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Although she had great influence on her husband’s decisions, he would ultimately forget about the ladies.
Problems will not be resolved unless it’s her way or a way she benefits from. Finally Juliet will not do something for someone other than a few people she loves (e.g Romeo and the nurse). Juliet was asking for comfort on an argument that took place earlier by reason of her not wanting to marry Prince. She was very distraught and emotional in this scene, and is asking for advice from the nurse. Prior to this argument the nurse supported Juliet’s decision on secretly marrying Romeo and not Prince, but once she saw how her parents reacted on Juliet not marrying Prince she took upon her parents side.
I won’t be what I am not,” (Tan 19). Tan speaks about not allowing her mother and her culture push her into being something she does not want to be. Obviously one is like the other and and nothing is set in stone, meaning that sometimes you want to appease your culture and you want to do something your culture expects you to become and if you agree with it then your culture can directly affect your future goals and