The sneaking of macaroons put up with a result of Nora’s role as a child within the marriage. The macaroons show that Nora is not the perfect doll that Torvald tries to mold her into; nevertheless, she is not able to think of any other way where she can prove herself like her husband’s doll. Still, she tries to disguise her real personality and is constantly lying about many things. She hasn’t been taken seriously and treated with very less respect by her husband. Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs.
Premila added,“So I don't think we should go back to that school”(Rau,38). The readers can get a understanding of how Premila was treated proving their culture was not as “great” as the British culture. Rau forces readers to recognize that in their society no matter what the problem is insular people make it worse. Also, the mother and Premila thought Santha didn't know what was going on but she did by saying,“I understood it perfectly and i remember it very clearly. But I put It happily away because it all had happened to a girl named Cynthia, and I never was really particularly interested in her” (Rau,42).
Mary feigns a heart illness attempting to gain sympathy and to avoid hearing her teachers scold her for her tardiness. Mary behaves theatrically and goes to extremes to get out of this situation. Her exaggeration does not cause total destruction, but instead she causes interruption and distraction. Later when Rosalie Wells is reluctant to participate in Mary’s scheme, Mary threatens to tell her grandmother that Rosalie had stolen Helen [Last name]’s bracelet. Mary says, “I guess I’ll go tell Grandma, anyway.
Lindo Jong develops as a person when she decides to use her wit to escape her unpleasant marriage. For a while, Lindo almost loses herself by merely accepting the patriarchal ideals pushed onto her because she does not want to disgrace her family (Tan 54). Lindo blindly obliges to her family and the Huang’s wishes by being an obedient wife, but that made the “Huangs almost [wash] their thinking into [her] skin” (56) thus making her think in a certain way that hinders her own opinions and voice. Losing oneself is equivalent to having no personality because personality requires having thoughts that are unique to the individual, and when their unique thoughts are manipulated by someone else, the individual loses their individuality. However, Lindo eventually gains back her individuality by devising a complicated plan that she considers “really quite simple” that
I knew what she was thinking. She has grown up, and I had merely grown unworthy of her love.” (83) Nea finally realized she was being foolish the whole time. Chai’s protagonist in “Saving Sourdi”, Nea, is naïve, impulsive, and brash. She is unchanging and narrow-minded. Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up.
Reading The Great Gatsby has opened my eyes to see the truth behind people’s actions and how to see the characters beyond the page. Not only do we see Daisy transform from a cynical, depressed wife, to a life-loving women, we also see that your happiness can not depend on who you are around but it does affect your thoughts, words, and deeds. We learn throughout the novel that Daisy is a conniving, deceitful, cowardly woman afraid of her own shadow, but we also learn that she doesn’t know how to be anything else because of the way she was raised. Daisy incapability of learning to let go and be who she wants to be, is the reason why Gatsby, the man she loves, and Wilson, the husband of Myrtle, die. In the novel, Daisy is the villain, she takes people’s lives, turns them upside down, blames it on someone else, and walks away unharmed and unscathed.
It was somewhat shunned for a white lady to have such a close friendship with a maid but Skeeter had a mission and planned to write about her thoughts anyway she could. Skeeter grew up having a maid and the two were very close, but she still did not know what it was like to be a maid. Skeeter knew that writing the book and getting into such a close friendship with a maid would make her unpopular but she risked it all to speak her mind. The relationship between Abilene and Skeeter is far from normal but good. They showed others that “racial barriers” are not important.
The point of view of “I Stand Here Ironing” is first person through the mother. By being written in this format the story allows the reader insight into the mother's mind. This allows the reader to see the daughter changes through her mother’s eyes, but the reader never knows what is going on in Emily’s mind. If the point of view of this story was changed it would lose the mother’s emotional connection. Having the story “I Stand Here Ironing” be written through first person point of view only biases our view through what the mother sees and believes herself.
Her thoughts take precedence over images, Instead of being given lovely images of her children, the reader is left to imagine the fleeting moments of mother-child interaction. Unlike with the idealized relationships of Madame Ratignolle, much of Edna’s raising of her children is out of necessity and they are simply a force that keeps Edna from having her own individuality. In the society represented in The Awakening, it is clear that mothers who err from the patterns of married female behavior are frowned upon by their husbands. Chopin also makes it clear that the husbands in the book, especially Edna’s husband Leonce, feel that it is necessary to intervene in their wives lives, in order to make judgments of their profession as a mother and wife. In her husband’s relationship with Edna there is no question of his devotion to her, but the reader cannot ignore the issue of economics that continually comes up anytime he finds himself dissatisfied with his wife.
In “A Stolen Party” by Liliana Heker, Rosaura tries to fit in throughout the story, but the others see her as nothing more than the maid’s daughter. The others do not take Rosaura seriously because of her social class. In “A Stolen Party” the author uses symbolism to convey a theme that although you try to change you will always be the person others see you as. In the story “The Stolen Party” although you try to change the way other perceive you, you will always be that person in their perspective. For example, “Thank you for all your help, my pet”(Heker page 5).
Frankie not only spouts off feminism throughout the story, she lives it, by taking matters into her own hands, and deciding to become a sort-of member of the secret society. Actually, she becomes a sort-of leader of the society. But she also recognizes that not every girl wants to be a leader of the society. Not every girl wants to start a revolution, nor does every girl feel the need to do so to be a feminist. And Frankie even ends the novel recognizing her flaws, and recognizing that the things she did might not have had the big change in her society that she would have liked, but that in subtle ways, maybe she helped pave the way.