She does not like the house she grew up in because it is very old. Dee acts rudely in a way that makes it seem she is too good to live in a house like that. An example is when the author wrote, “And Dee. I see her standing off under the sweet gum tree she used to dig gum out of; a look of concentration on her face as she watched the last dingy gray board of the house fall in toward the red-hot brick chimney. Why don’t you do a dance around the ashes?
Go home and rest. "(p.3) This is a way for the midwife to maintain in control by sending the woman home, thus ending the meeting. The midwife also tells her that she "…read too much…" in a condescending way, meaning that her knowledge in literature does not have any impact nor effect perhaps because of her cultural status being lower than the midwifes’. The need for the midwife to tell the woman that "…pregnancy is not an ailment…" is humiliating as well as a way to diminish the pregnant woman’s suffering. In this encounter the midwife’s behaviour can be interpret as her being superior and the woman being beneath her, due to prejudice about where she is originally
In a novel full of remarkable characters, Mildred Montag lies on the other end of the spectrum. Mildred, Guy’s artificial, hollow wife, reminds the reader how the common citizen of society lives life and interacts with others. With her hardest decision in her shallow void of a life being deciding what show to watch on her 3-wall television, Mildred sees her life as perfect and won’t have her opinion rattled by anyone or even herself. She refuses to recognize the emotions locked away under her fragile, bleached skin. Mildred Montag is the epitome of a mediocre citizen who sees her life as the best it can possibly be due to lack of ambition, and this character is what my representation encaptures.
Adeline Yen Mah has used different literary features and language choices to present the various aspects of her relationship with her family. Throughout this extract it becomes apparent that her family is very isolated and unconcerned with her. At the very beginning of the passage we glimpse evidence that Adeline is distant with her family. We learn that Adeline is attending boarding school and that she enjoys it, as the thought of leaving school ‘throbbed’ at the back of her mind. We can deduce from this that she likes being apart from her family when she has the opportunity, and when she finishes school she would have to stay with them.
Like Water For Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel, is set during the Mexican revolution where men and women experienced several struggles. The horrendous conflict, however, somewhat improved the lives for women in Mexico as they were able to work which is not . Yet, the patriarchy was still quite vast as women were expected to fit in a certain stereotype. Nonetheless, Tita’s mother, Mama Elena rejects the stereotypical role as she is a fierce, domineering, and fearless woman who expresses her tyrannical personality throughout the book. For these reasons, Mama Elena completely disregards the patriarchal society and rejects the stereotypical role of women.
Dwight Okita 's poem showed us about American identity has more to do with how you experience culture than where your family came from. Details of the texts such as the speaker describing herself as a typical teen girl, seeing that she dislikes chopsticks, something that we associate with Japanese culture, and telling us that she was the typical American meal of hot dogs. In Cisneros 's story, she tells us about the narrator 's American identity contrasts with her awful grandmother’s strong Mexican roots. But the Americans George the narrator based on her looks. Without this liked grandma of first praise for her American children and grandchildren in a barbaric country, which seems to contrast Michele, Keeks, and Juniors love of American culture, cause we can see, based on their heroes and villains game, which takes its references from popular American culture.
The narrator describes all the shades of character of Miss Emily. She had diverse characteristics. She is dear and inescapable as townspeople talked about her and wanted to know what she will do next. She is impervious and tranquil because she lived by herself in isolation thus she was away from material world. For example, she did not have to pay taxes or any bills.
Thus, unlike the characters around her, such as the sneaky minister or the greedy lovers, Hester is the one character who lives by reality instead of appearance. The best example of this is her lifestyle before and after she is shunned. Before her exile, Hester recognizes the unjust nature of the laws around her. She refuses to follow them and present a façade of perfection and happiness. When Dimmesdale demands that she name her baby’s father and promises that her sentence will be lightened as a reward, Hester steadfastly refuses (Hawthorne, 1850).
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
Yet Jordan’s bold and modern style is neglected, and she is regarded inferiorly. For instance Tom, a patriarchal capitalist, disagrees with the level of independence Baker has, saying of her family, “they oughtn’t to let her run around the country this way” (22). Additionally, because of Jordan’s gender, she is forgiven for things about her nature that she cannot control. Nick Carraway, the ‘impartial’ narrator of the book, blatantly evokes sexism in his observations of Baker by saying that “dishonesty in a woman is something you never blame deeply” (64). Nick suggests that Baker is valued beneath men, by receiving lenient treatment as such.