Imagine living in a world where nothing went your way, everything would always come tumbling down no matter what you do, well in the book The Summer Of May, the author includes challenges that will help build the character into a stronger person. First of all, May has to constantly ask herself the question, if she will ever be the perfect daughter, furthermore she struggles to be the daughter that everyone wants her to be. She has juggle with keeping up her summer school grades, an ill grandma, and very mean dad that she always fighting with. In this part of the book May’s grandma is mad at her for the first time. Here May’s grandma explains.
In Dadi’s family, Dadi supports this claim as she describes being a woman as being an inferior caste. Being a woman includes being submissive and being able to work hard in a household for the family, as Dadi also expresses. Dadi sheds light on her experience when she was once a new daughter in-law. Women were to cover their face from father in laws and brother in laws as to show respect to the men. Dadi also expresses that as a new bride there were no rights for women, except though the men.
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
Her sister has taken over the family and sucking the life out of Sethe. The roles switch in Denver’s life and while she still has that maternal instinct to protect, she is now responsible for her mother. Along with this change of responsibility, Denver does the one thing Sethe has yet to have done, ask for help. She goes to Lady (IDK) and asks her for a job so she can start to provide for what is left of her dysfunctional family. It would seem probable for Denver to get a job to start saving up money so she can finally leave her house and start her own life away from the mess that has been created, but that is not her goal.
I feel really bad for Dawn it's really sad whats shes going through and what she does because of how her mother raised her and how she treats her, It's really unfair to Dawn. She has a brand new foster home she has to adjust to. She also who has a mother who just throughs her to the side and doesnt care shes there. Lastly she has a social worker who doesn't even try to help make Dawns situations in life better. First off Dawn is a 13 year old girl, and even though she has had no one to guide her through life she should have better morals for herself.
Marguerite struggles to fulfil the role of being a woman in many ways. She is expected to act like a proper lady and undertake activities such as making lace and painting. She must learn ways to keep herself presentable by plucking her hair, washing herself once a week and wearing appropriate clothing because beauty is “born from pain”. But these ladylike activities “give her the shits” so she takes on activities that are looked down upon as woman, such as sword fighting, horse riding and keeping male company. Margarite’s father finds out about these “hobbies” he threatens to send her to a “convent” until “her wedding day”.
One motive could be that she wants to achieve success by living an efficient and mediocre life. Mother does not seem like the type to want to be wealthy, but to have simple things like water, food, clothes, and shelter. The Baldridge family is struggling in life and mother cannot cope with knowing how she is living. It was a breaking point for mother especially when she saw her children look at only pepper and coffee beans on the kitchen table. Another motive of mother is wanting to determine her destiny in life by thinking of new possibilities that could occur in her life in the near future.
She asks for her child’s opinion and sees its importance. Most importantly, she spends quality time with them. Her child is her top priority. An ideal mother gives her child advice and states her reasons for what she considers are wrong. In other words, she doesn’t just tell her child ‘no’ she explains why she says no.
The ‘nest’ becomes a symbol of home and confinement for women. Shakuntala’s life is dictated by the conventions and norms of a patriarchal society that are ingrained into the feminine psyche. According to her mother, her life is meant only to be a wife and mother. Shakuntala is denied basic happiness and space, which she yearns for but fails to achieve. She is forced to lead a life of limitations whereas her brother enjoys his life to the fullest.
Also she is only secondary to her husband. The effect and sacrifice of a housewife cannot be understood by a money mind husband, because a housewife is not paid for her labour and it is named as sacrifice. She has to alter her family members by cooking their favourite food, washing their clothes, concerning with children and satisfying her husband. So who finds respect in