My entire family consist of many people, there’s: my aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, close friends, and pets. I even consider my best-friends family part of my family, for example I call my best-friend’s mom my second momma. To be honest I think she prefers me that her own daughter. Every time the whole family gets together, it is an astonishing experience and we always create incredible memories, but as in every family we are not perfect. My family is like the show called La Familia Peluche, because this family lives for gossip, everyday it’s something new, and then that creates drama which leads to arguments and fights.
Maggie is described to have been “eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe” throughout her life as she “thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of her hand…” showing how from Maggie’s perspective, Dee is the favorited sister and desires to attract the same attention (921). From the three women, Maggie feels viewed as the lowest and therefore views the world from the lowest perspective, lacking the confidence and beauty to face the world with the same poise as her sister. Mama then expresses how she, herself, would not look at “a strange white man in the eye...” unlike Dee, who would “look anyone in the eye” (922). This attribute further reflects more of Dee’s self-assurance as this action would be rather unheard of at this time when racism and segregation was highly present and acted upon. Moreover, the differing views from mother and daughter present themselves here once again as Maggie faces the surrounding world with no fear while Mama faces it with her “head turned in whichever way is farthest” (922).
Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a failure in everything she does. At the young age that Jane is, she should not yet be self conscious of her appearance and concerned about her level of beauty, yet she becomes “humbled by the consciousness of physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte 7). The Reed family fits into the stereotype of inner beauty not matching outer beauty; they are extremely rich and beautiful, yet they lack basic levels of compassion.
Her sister Maggie and her mother Mama are still the same way when Dee returned. "Proshansky and Newton stated that Africans in the United States who feel hatred toward their own racial group are to some degree expressing hatred for themselves as individuals"(Allen 57). Dee didn't like the way she grew up so she always wanted the fancier things. She didn't like the way Mama dress. Mama wore overalls all the time working hard.
Any person who has been away from home will know the feeling of coming home and having a mother waiting. Even as she is waiting for Dee, her brain is still on her other daughter who is home and who is emotionally distraught. She seems to be brutal in her assessment of her daughters, but one gets the feeling that it is out of love. For example, she says that Dee has become ungrateful and uppity since she got her new life. She however daydreams of the day they will meet on a talk show, and her daughter will thank her.
Posey Benetto is your usual pretty married women with two kids. A very normal family from the outside, but what others don’t see is what happens inside the doors of their own house. Posey and her husband have been going through some very hard times. Their divorce changes Posey’s world upside down. Going from a “Queen” to an “Outcast”.
Analysis of Dimensions Already as a child, we all posses the circumstance of being irresponsible, and being addicted to someone else. In most cases it’s our parents, who we are addicted to. Throughout childhood, they have always been the pillars of our lives. They were the ones who made the decisions, who knew all the answers, even though we would disagree with them at times. In Alice Munro’s short story, “Dimensions”, we follow a young woman, and her addiction to her husband.
Lawrence alludes to the bizarre nature of the relationship between the children and their mother in the first paragraph “Everybody else said of her: "She is such a good mother. She adores her children." Only she herself, and her children themselves, knew it was not so. They read it in each other's eyes.” (Lawrence, 1) So from the start, Lawrence sets up a tension between what society wants to believe and what actually is.
Women had to endure many negative attitudes towards them during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. For example, men thought that women should take care of the children. One man who thought this was Senator Leighton. He was always expecting his wife Emily Leighton to watch the children all day, everyday without a break for herself. They thought that the women were their little slaves while they went off to have a great day with their acquaintances.
Consequently, women do not have an equal value to men, who, on account of their apparent superiority, should rule over them. If feminism is about the promotion of a woman’s equality and worth, then feminism cannot be good for women because it encourages them to reject what God has told them to do, that is, to accept their inferiority and live in submission to their