In the meantime, Geeta tells her parents that she is in love with Juan who is a Chicano. However, Geeta’s family counters this decision with a serious reproach, for not respecting their culture, while Geeta feels they have no interest in respecting her marriage choice. Everybody at home gets upset. She quarrels with her dad and mum and leaves the house without telling anybody. In her search for happiness through love, Geeta is threatened by her own reluctance to abandon traditional Indian culture.
Silence and storytelling are pivotal themes that run throughout in Maxine Hong Kingston’s ‘The Woman Warrior.’ They are themes that coincide with each other in a major impactful way on both Maxine as the author, the characters she writes about and the audience who reads her stories. Kingston shows the important consequences of being silent in society and how telling stories can break through these moulds that patriarchal societies once set up for women not only in Chinese culture but relating all over the world in a way that also helps readers gain an insight into their own cultural legacy. Telling stories is a tradition that has been around for centuries and the passing on of family stories is of extreme importance for our own sense of identity. It also leaves a person with a cultural identity as seen in ‘The Woman Warrior’ by Maxine Hong Kingston. Maxine’s mother, Brave Orchid, tells her many stories in her native tongue, Chinese, and these stories show patriarchal interdictions and warnings.
She fears just because she is the oldest, she will not be a success in life. This has to do with self confidence. Her confidence is completely missing. People in her life should not look at her and judge her by a rumor, but as a person. Sophie wants to break the spell in her life and from the witch.
Her attempts at tricking the inspector falls short as her own sister and her husband deny her pursuit and disdain her. “…women get strange ideas at times…she is a dangerous and shameless woman” (73). This statement about Aunt Harriet by Joseph Strorm is a prime example of how women are expected to remain detached and dispassionate about their personal, emotional struggles and have no intervention about how she is placed in
For example, the narrator in “The Word Love” lives a hideous life. She is not proud of her life in America because she is forced to do things that her mother warned her against. She lives with a man with whom they are not married, and she hates it that the practice goes against the values that her mother taught her. On the other hand, in the story “Silver Pavements and Golden Roofs” a girl from
With news of Mr.Scott’s death, Laura becomes hesitant to host the party, however, Mrs.Sheridan remarks on her daughter’s ridiculousness and absurdity. She states, “People like that don’t expect sacrifices from us” (Mansfields, 6), dismissing the need to be civil towards the low-class. It is not merely just that she refuses to express courtesy to the lower classes, but also that she believes it impossible of such people to possess expectations for the wealthy. Her mother’s impervious behavior stuns Laura and she becomes conflicted; where is the fine line between respect and power? In addition, Jose mindlessly assumes that Mr.Scott had been drunk and her insensitive comment visibly agitates Laura.
But Nancy made a decision to leave the relationship despite her parent’s pressure. Everyone from her parents to her siblings to her uncles and aunty, felt she made the wrong decision. But she never cared about they opinion. Nancy made her decision based on her happiness and been tired of her parents controlling her. Just has the song says “Don't let them control your life, that's just how I feel” (nico and vinz, paragraph 3).
Tan’s mother then becomes unwilling to express her needs to the other since her broken English is always ignored. Yet what Tan expressed using perfect English is always be answered. For example, the stockbroker and doctor respond to Tan requested immediately but neglect her mother’s demand. Fence was built between the native English world and Tan’s mother’s broken English world. And that is the reason why many people have the fear of studying languages
Lucy despises this notion almost as much as she loathes her mother and struggles with it daily. One concept she finds very repulsive is the importance of a woman’s image. She is disgusted by Dinah’s obsession with beauty and comments that “among the beliefs I held about the world was that being beautiful should not matter to a woman, because it is one of those things that would go away” (Kincaid, 57). Later on she mentions that “for the first time ever [she] entertained the idea that [she] might be beautiful”, but declares that she will “not make too big a thing of it” (Kincaid, 132). Lucy’s rejection of society’s emphasis on appearance frees her from the insecurities that are brought upon by a self-image based on looks.
But they were not the ones to blame for their deaths. Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, is supposed to be the one she goes to for advice and someone she can talk to, but instead Juliet is alone and makes many impulsive decisions. Lady Capulet didn’t raise Juliet, the Nurse did, and so Juliet has no respect for her mother’s decisions, which pushed Juliet away from ever being able to trust her mother. Another reason that Lady Capulet should be held responsible for their deaths is because she tried to force Juliet to marry Paris, and Juliet lost all reason to trust her mother. Leading up to the death of the star-crossed lovers, Lady Capulets self-centered actions push Juliet away and cause her
Esperanza had no friend when she moved to her dad’s new home. She cannot be a friend with boys because that is prohibited in her culture. She also cannot be a friend with her sister because of the big different in the age. Friends in the American culture is something necessary because they will be you other family. Esperanza tried so badly to find to herself a second family in another words new friends.