Her endeavor against odds proves to be the major cause of her suffering and alienation from her own family and the society. In her article “Crossing the Patriarchal Threshold: Glimpses of the Incipient New Women in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters” Seema Malik comments regarding the portrayal of Virmati: Thus in Virmati we see the incipient new woman who is conscious, introspective, educated and wants to carve a life for her. To some extent she even conveys a personal vision of womanhood by violating current social odds yet she lacks the confidence, self-control, for sigh tends and is physically imprisoned with an underlying need to be emotionally and intellectually dependent on superior force – Professor Harish and it is precisely this knowledge through which the patriarchy works. She fails to break the dependence syndrome and hats on the path to full human states. (Malik 175) Manju Kapur depicts how the typical concept of morality has impact on the minds, how deeply
An-Mei is confident in her abilities to change her daughter, albeit she seemingly failed in educating her daughter. An-Mei says that “[she] taught to desire nothing, swallow other people’s misery, to eat her own bitterness and even though [she] taught [her] daughter differently, still she came out the same way” (Tan, pg. 215). She begins to change her daughter by showing Rose how her marriage has become controlling. She says “You must think for yourself, what you must do.
The pressure to appear honorable by one 's family and society can drive the child to lengths they have never been or reached before in order to keep up and not fail. If the child does not fulfil the wishes of their family, they are often known as being dishonorable. The humiliation of knowing to have let down one 's family can make the child do irreversible things and act inappropriately. Jane Eyre, a novel by Charlotte Bronte, demonstrates the hardships of an orphan girl once tormented by her kindred, and how she grew to become an independent and kind wife, mother, and woman. This young maiden by the name of Jane Eyre was raised by the Reed family, which consisted of Sarah Reed, John Reed, Georgiana Reed, and Eliza Reed.
With womanhood and her telekinesis, comes also a profound resentment towards her abusive mother. Turned into an outsider by her fanatical and domineering mother, Carrie begins resisting her when despite her piousness, she is still “punished” for her sins through her menstruation. Also, like most young women, Carrie just wants to fit in, and being ridiculed because of information omitted by her mother is more than she can take. With Miss Collins’ encouragement and her new defense mechanism, she begins to envision a different way of life for
Logan is the culture’s definition of the horizon, the culture’s definition of freedom and definition of being a woman. Losing in the vacuums of an attachment to materialism and underestimation of one’s own race. Nanny sees Janie as Logan’s wife. That’s the most perfect future she can ever have as a person of color, but that’s definitely not what Janie is looking for. While Nanny thought she was protecting Janie by forcing her to marry Logan, she was actually growing up a mass of hate in Janie’s heart toward her, thus toward
From the very beginning of the novel Jane has the courage to defy her aunt when she is unfairly punished in the red room. The cultural and social context of the age must be taken into account when analyzing such behavior. At the time, Jane Eyre’s gesture of talking back to people was totally improper, because women especially poor ones were expected to meekly accept their lot in life. But she cannot keep quiet and merely accept her condition as a poor orphan, because at the end of her discourse, she feels her soul begin "to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt... as if an invisible bond had burst and that I had struggled out into unhoped-for liberty". This is the beginning of a spirit that Jane carries forward into her future relationships with men, beginning with the detestable Mr.
They hate their mothers to the point of matrophobia where they experience a dread that if they relax their guard, they may identify with the mother completely. The mother stands for the victim in themselves, the unfree woman, the martyr, and so the daughters do not want to be vessels of their mother’s annoyance and selflessness. Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters traces the story of three generations of daughters. Virmati has to fight throughout against patriarchal oppression and against the engulfing power of her mother who is equally oppressive. This love-hate relationship creates a rift between the mother and the daughter and forces Virmati to tread the path of rebellion.
When Mrs. Coulter meets Lyra, she represents a sort of womanhood that Lyra finds attractive and charming. Lyra is fascinated by Mrs. Coulter 's glamorous adult world. Mrs. Coulter represents many obvious facets of being growing up, money and feminine charm, but inside herself she wasn 't as what she seems. She was very dangerous to her daughter, who was her victim reach her goals in isolated the children from their demons. Mrs. Coulter was a foil to Lyra in that she has no moral.
Dadi speaks upon the importance of the mother in law, the mother in law was to be respected in any way possible when you were a new daughter in law. If the mother in law was not respected the husband would teach the wife a lesson for not respecting his mother. Now, daughter in laws exert their power towards not only their mother in law but also their husband. In early era, daughter in laws used to fear their mother in laws as they were not to speak up for themselves on how they were treated, as Dadi explains. As times have changed we take notice on the difference of how Dadi speaks on her experiences to what we see now with the interaction with the daughter in laws and her family in law.
Jaya is torn between her individual and familial identity.It reflects the confession of a tradition torn woman. She knows, “Self-revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real‘you’ never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look” (Deshpande 1).The very beginning of the novel sets the tone of the story. Jaya tries to confront her own self.