In the novel excerpt, "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan the extent Ni-Kans mom pressuring her to fit in and be part of the prodigy culture is huge, but little does she know that because of the pressure put on Ni-Kan, when she grows up her view of that culture is impacted by what happened when she was little. Ni-Kan (the daughter) wants to live her life how she wants and do what she likes to do. On the other hand, her mom wants a different path for her daughter. She wants her daughter to become a prodigy. They 're not on the same page at all.
Although the mother adapted to her new culture easier and believed that she could be whatever she wanted to be, the daughter believed that she couldn’t be anything, she could only be herself. This affected her view on her culture by letting her see that not only is American culture complicated to mix in with her own culture but that she can see things in two different
If it was not for her sister living there and offering Jeanette an opportunity, then she would have not been able to reach success as a writer. Also, she would not have been able to leave their parents to live a happier and safer life. She now lives in a safe place where she is not surrounded by anger and moving every day. Even through hardships she still kept a positive attitude, and learned to not hate on anyone. For example, she said, “You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies.
Most of women are the same situation as her. She hopes she can be liberated from role mother and wife. She feels her life is hopeless and bored under current environment, and she hopes she are real freedom on one day. She wants to have own independent personality instead of her husband and baby‘s vassal. This case just like a prime minster said “she does not want to wash cups to die.” She just wants to change it.
Her overall point is that she wants to be free and actually get satisfaction from activities other than painting, she felt constricted with Leonce. Thus, leading for her relief by ending her life at Grand Isle. In conclusion Edna doesn’t want that role of being a mother. She wants the intimate love that Robert gave her without the weight of Leonce and the kids on her mind. The Awakening is really about how people won’t love a person who they never did love and that marriage and kids will not change that.
She has no one to lean on for financial support and is forced to become part of the working class. At first Lily embraces it because independence is something she has been searching for throughout the novel. There is even an instance when Rosedale offers to help her, claiming: “ ‘I’d set you up over them all-I’d put you where you could wipe your feet on e’m’ ” (Wharton, 300). Rosedale offers Lily the ultimate social standing upgrade. She has the ability to live the way she has always wanted to, yet Lily turns down the offer.
Moehringer, and Bossypants, by Tina Fey, were mostly positive people, and the portrayal of mentors was mainly positive in both of the novels. Both authors clearly demonstrated just how important their mentors were to them and how much they really impacted in their lives. By describing their physical appearances and manners, actions and dialogue, and their attachment to the mentors and their overall relations, Tina Fey and J.R. Moehringer pulled together wonderful arguments on just how important mentors are to a person and how they can be found in many different people. Although it is evident that mentors sometimes provide negativity in one’s life, some mentors that you’d never expect to help you will end up being the people to pull you out of the gutter when you find yourself in the dirt. From the darkest of days to the finest hours, mentors are everywhere, and if one looks hard enough to find them, they will find amazing people to look up
It drove her to be a better person for herself and her daughter. Hester learned the cruelties of the world and people living in it, a lesson not possible without first experiencing isolation. The influence this punishment had on Hester proved more influential than anyone ever imagined. Hester learned how to cope with isolation, and to see past the shallow views of the public for they do not mean much. She learned the importance of family and the ways in which a simple miracle such as the birth of a daughter can affect and influence your life.
Calpurnia serves as an amazing role model and mother figure to the children, and yet Aunt Alexandra wants to fire her. She had raised Jem and Scout, and plays an indispensable part of their lives, showering them with discipline, structure, and love. Aunt Alexandra, however, barely existed in the children 's lives up until she moved into the Finch’s home, yet she inflicts great injustice on Calpurnia by failing to recognize the necessitous part of the family that Calpurnia fills. Scout even overhears Aunt Alexandra saying, "...you 've got to do something about her. You 've let things go on too long Atticus, too long.
The irony of an unfortunate date leading her image to be published in a magazine is a tribute to Aunt Nora’s independence. Despite Aunt Nora’s independent nature, she loves interacting with people and having good conversations. I know how much she appreciates my family’s visits by the excitement with which she speaks. She need us to support her and we are happy to be there for her. However, the best things in her life came from individuality.
The belief that each gender should have its own roles and behaviors is something that has been deeply rooted in the mind of Aunt Alexandra. When she moves into the Finches’ home, she makes attempts to change the family in a way she saw fit. Quickly, she notices that Scout does not abide by her idea of how a girl should be acting. After only a short time of living in their home, she confronts Scout, making an attempt to alter her personality. As if it was an intervention, she says she “decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence.” (127) soon after, she also reminds her that “It wouldn’t be many years, Jean Louise, before you became interested in clothes and boys.” (127) Scout does not like how her