In “Two Ways to Belong in America” Mira sticks to the “pure culture marriage in the Mukherjee family” and marries an Indian student. She also does not want to become an American citizen. She “passionately clings to her Indian citizenship hoping to go home to India when she retires”, but when she finds out she has to become an American citizen to stay in America she becomes angered. Mira had already lived in America for 30 years, contributed to the field of pre-school education, and earned a degree. Even though she was not an American citizen she had still been invited to stay there because of her talent.
does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
Furthermore, two prominent themes Gaines implement throughout the story are self-respect and self- dignity. Because the story is in first person point of view, readers are expose to simple emotions, as James is too young to fully understand all the concepts Octavia is attempting to teach him. During the walk in the tempestuous weather James becomes hungry and cold. Entering the café specifically for colored people, James warms up by the heater and feels concern that his mother will spend money. Octavia approaches the counter to purchase food for James.
Proctor appears to be a giving man in the beginning of the play. His wife, Elizabeth Proctor, seems cold as he returns home and offers his affections. As they continue their conversation, he says, “If the crop is good, I’ll buy you George Jacobs heifer. How would that please you… I mean to please you, Elizabeth.”
When she returns to the Dominican Republic as an adult, she does not feel welcomed by her family. The family tries to welcome her by baking a cake, but they also ridicule her and make fun of the way she looks. She decides to go pick guavas, because she was craving them. She explained that they were her “antojo”, which translates roughly to “craving” in spanish. ‘“I’ll tell you what my santo wants after five years,’ Yolanda says.
In My Ántonia, Jim Burden’s misfortune of losing his parents lead him to Nebraska, where he met the people that would change his perspective on life. If that tragedy would never have happened, Jim would not have gained a deeper understanding of everyday people, such as Ántonia and her family. One of the first people Jim meets, his grandmother, shows him how generosity and kindness can make a significant impact in someone’s life. The reader initially recognizes how thoughtful Emmaline Burden is when she goes to greet the neighbors with bread, butter, and pies (Walton 21). This was the first, but definitely not the last time she showed such hospitality to the Shimerdas.
We live in a society where many believe that money can buy happiness. However, that’s not true in this case for Sidhartha and Chris McCandless. The novel “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse a brahmin’s son who along with his best friend Govinda grew up in a town where they follow the teachings of a brahmin. Siddhartha brings joy to his community however, he is not fully happy with his life. He and his friend Govinda decided to leave the village and learned different teachings.
If you’re married for year and half and your working day and night you have the least expect that your wife would cheat on you. Joe did not think that his wife would cheat on him because they are a happy family but they are not rich. When Joe got off work early, Joe saw his wife in bed with Slemmons. Joe becomes cold and distant, until he realizes Missie is pregnant. It is something that happens all the time but it is always a surprise to people because it is someone that you love the most that can hurt you so much.
Both poems are reflective, as the speakers reminisce on a point in their past, but each poem conveys another different tone as well. In “The Lanyard,” this reflection is somewhat remorseful and regretful. The speaker wishes to tell his mom that even though he thought the lanyard he made at camp would make them even, “you can never repay your mother” (“Lanyard” 37). The speaker lists many of the things his mother has done for him, and compares them with the lanyard he made for her, implying that he feels he took her for granted. However, in “The Gift,” this reflection is very nostalgic and appreciative.
Furthermore, in her next marriage, she is overshadowed by Joe Starks, a selfish entrepreneur that provides her with financial support, but does not support her needs and desires. Nevertheless, Janie obtains a third husband, Tea Cake, who has exceptional qualities that a man should acquire during his marriage. He provides Janie with financial backbone, and her personal needs and desires. Although Logan and Joe have some of these qualities, Tea Cake is the only husband who fulfills Janie’s desires. Being a good husband requires support, not only financially, but in personal wants and desires as well.
In India almost all weddings are arranged by parents; As Nanda mentions, “I must let my parents choose a boy for me because here we have a chance to enjoy our life and let our parents to do this work and warring for us” (479), a quote from an educated Indian girl. But in the US, American parents rarely arrange the marriage their children. Nanda compares and contrasts
The novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta and the magazine article, The Good Wife’s Guide, originally published in ‘Housekeeping Monthly’ in 1955, explore the gender roles of the stereotypical 1950’s housewife and how they should behave. These texts also investigate the idea that women are treated differently from men and some impacts that growing up in a sexist and single minded society can have on the youth of the community. Gender stereotyping someone is to discriminate them because of their gender, making the assumption that they obtain a certain characteristic or trait because of their gender. The Goods House Wife’s Guide is an eighteen point list that depicts how a wife in 1955 should act and all of the things she needs to