Lindo 's speech shows the strengths, but also the limits, of the mother-daughter relationship. Daughters show incredible loyalty to their parents, and vice-versa, but sometimes, such loyalty can fade away, or be placed behind other priorities and it 's irrational for a parent to demand total loyalty of her daughter. Sacrifice and promises mean different things to the two generations of women. For the younger generation, there is rarely any consequence to not following through on a promise. Lindo worries that her granddaughter will continue the pattern of making worthless promises, rather than respecting the Chinese value
The situation is the same in Kurdistan, and parents are always proud of what their sons have accomplished, but they do not have the same feelings toward their daughters. There are still parents who forbid their daughters from getting education, and they think that women should be subordinated to men. For example, there are many people when they have girls, they say that they feel ashamed, and they do not let their daughters to go to school, and their mothers cannot have any saying because they are women. In Kurdistan, there are girls who always struggle with their families for their education rights, and sometimes being forced to get marry, or get killed because
Curley’s wife is over stereotyped in such a way that it helps define her character and foreshadow her demise. She is self obsessed and she builds herself up by dragging other people down. Curly’s wife never achieves her dream because she trapped herself in an awful marriage to escape her family and did not think about the consequences. When she was younger, Curley’s wife desperately wanted to be a famous actor. People told her that she had incredible talent and was a “natural” at acting, and she looked past the possibility that these could all just be good pick-up lines, weaving herself a web of lies (88).
In Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds,” she demonstrates the powerful, harmful effect of a parent's’ high expectations and how it can be detrimental to one’s child. Parents want to give what’s best for their kids and will go through any necessary means to obtain that. Whether it be through change of environment or change of behavior for the child, parents blindlessly strive towards that goal without a second thought. Expectations may arise along the way as parent’s form an idolized idea of what they want as their child. Much to Jing-mei’s chagrin, her mother believes that shaping her into a superstar will grant her the happiness and recognition she deserves.
Regardless, her mother still is persistent on Jing Mei becoming a prodigy, despite her passionless performance and her family’s negative reaction. In return, Jing Mei becomes angry at her mother, and will do anything to change her mind. Screaming, “I wish I were dead! Like them.”, her mother freezes, disappointed in her daughter, and quits Jing Mei’s piano classes. On Page 28-29, Jing Mei’s perspective on the world becomes more apparent: “For unlike my mother, I didn’t believe I could be anything I wanted to be, I could only be me.”
Appreciating your loved ones is a big thing in life. Like you have to thank the woman that gave birth to you and the people who love you and care about you. But in the story, Constancia does not appreciate her grandmother. She thinks she is weird and she doesn’t appreciate her at all. In the story she walk behind her from a distance because she is afraid that someone she knows might see her and she doesn’t want to be embarrassed.
In conclusion, both women have a common objective for Sophie. Even if they have different relationships with Sophie, they want the best possibility for their family member and prevent any deadly results. They have different opinions of Sophie 's past decisions, but as time progress, Sophie will be safe with Macy and her
Precious is illiterate, but she knew not to act like her mother because that’s not how she wanted to be . Precious not being as deviant as her mother displays fault in the theory because Precious’s actions are opposite of what the theory stated. Growing up not feeling love showed Precious that she didn’t want to act like her mother . The years of being mistreated Precious display courage and bravery when it comes to the health of her kids. Mary’s and Precious’s father both had broken the law, yet Precious knows what they did isn’t correct.
In The Awakening and Story of An Hour, Author Kate Chopin shows how forcing social obligations on a woman will ultimately lead to her destruction. Throughout both stories we examine two women tied down by their obligations as women in the late 1800’s. The women we see portrayed in these two stories were not necessarily held down by their husbands, as many other of their time were, but instead they we held back by the life society chose for them. As each of the stories progress both Edna and Mrs. Mallard become fixated by a life without the obligations of a husband. Their obsession with the independence that they cannot have is what ultimately leads to the death of both Edna and Mrs. Mallard.
The short stories that I choose to compare in Year of the Elephant are “The Sisters” and “An Expensive Dinner”. In my opinion, these two short stories show negative characteristics of women and the effects that they have on others. To begin, “The Sisters” was a short story about two sisters, the younger sister whom in which was married to the ex-husband of her older sister. After a turn in the health of the older sister, the younger felt that she was obligated to take care of her ill sister because she was the only family that she had. This attitude about caring attitude about caring for her sister contradicts what it means to be family.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie merely wants to love someone, but that choice is ripped out of her hands when Nanny makes her marry someone she does not love. This marriage as well as another one does not work out because she never learns to love them. Finally, she meets Tea Cake, and falls madly in love with him even though he is a lot younger than she is. He is someone that she can truly love while still being able to be herself. They go through their struggles as well and sadly, he dies by the end of the novel.
In Chapter 16 of A Thousand Splendid Suns, our focus is shifted from Rasheed and Mariam to Laila who is a new protagonist to the story. Khaled Hosseini establishes parallels between Laila and Mariam, and between the two married couples - Rasheed and Mariam, and Fariba and Hakim. Through the lives of Mariam and Laila, one can perceive that the personal suffering of both Fariba and Nana limits them to fulfill their roles as mothers. Both mothers care for their daughters, but are unable to focus on their needs due to their own misery. Because the author changed the third person point of view from Mariam to Laila, Hosseini can compare and contrast the two characters.
Atticus says to Aunt Alexandra, “she’s never let them get away with anything, she’s never indulged them the way most colored nurses do. She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good” (Lee 183). This statement shows that by not letting them get away with anything she is trying to help form them into contributing members of society. This statement also shows Atticus’s trust in her raising his kids right, which is another reason why she is a good mother figure. Compared to Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra is not a good mother figure.
Life isn 't written down. It is created and then depends on you. What you want to become, what or who you will change to. Life is full of surprises. They may be good, but they may be bad.
Amy tans’ the joy luck club is picturing the relationship between mothers and their daughters born in America. The relationship is weaken by daughters’ disobedience, lack of communication, and even getting along with their mothers seems challenging. For examples, Waverly asked her mom “Ma, what is Chinese torture” because she couldn’t understand her mom expression of love toward her. This book is about how the mothers and daughters relationship can be weakened by the tragedy and daughters’ disobediences.