Her mother tells Hatsue her whole life about how to be an honest Japanese woman and to honor her family and the man she marries. When Fujiko discovers of her daughters teenage affair, she is disappointed to say the least in her daughter. She instructs her to write a letter in Japanese about the things she previously did, as well as to “Put this hakujin boy boy away now.” (Guterson 231) Her and her mother’s exchange shows how Hatsue is growing into a young woman who acknowledges her past and is working to correct her
Girl who rose from the ruins of Manzanar Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston wrote the book namely Farewell to Manzanar is an autobiographical memoir of writer’s confinement at the place Manzanar that happened to be a Japanese-American internment camp. The book is based on the happenings during the time of America and Japan dispute and what happened to the Japanese families’ resident in the United States of America. It is written by Houston to recollect as well as represent at the same time what happened to the well-settled Japanese families in the doubt of disloyalty. In this book, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston argues by remembering all the major and minor effects of war on her family consisting of her parents, granny, four brothers and five sisters. Houston has written this book as a memoir of her wartime incarceration along with her family starting with a forward and a timeline as well.
In the novel, exploitation of women happened as early as nine years old. Chiyo, the main character of the story was sold by her father in okiya to become a geisha. After being sold in okiya, she is now considered under the control of her “mother”. Her basic needs which include food, shelter, clothing, education and even medical needs were considered debts that she is expected to pay in return when she becomes a real geisha. Chiyo’s mother, who was responsible in providing her needs, tells Chiyo that she is never allowed to leave Okiya without permission and most especially to obey every command her mother tells her to do.
Perhaps upon first impression, the Bunraku-ningyo of Yaoya Oshichi may be appreciated for its aesthetic beauty or even come across as unsettling, but a trained eye can respect the workmanship placed into the doll itself. Yaoya Oshichi’s own tragic story was ripped straight from the headlines, into various forms of media, during the Edo period. After a fire burned down her home, Oshichi and her family moves into a temple where she meets and falls in love with a temple page. Not before long Oshichi and her family return to the newly built house. Wanting to be reunited with her love, she decides naively, if fire brought them together, fire can bring them together once more and commits arson.
Trinidad, Arjan M. Reaction Paper (The Stepford Wives) Over the past years, standards for sexes, male or female, are still looking at stereotypes which pressure every sex to reach the high standards of every people. These standards are imposed on us in many different ways, sometimes, we don’t realize them. We evaluate people based on our own standards and judge them on how they look, act and behave. The movie “The Stepford Wives” talks about the issue regarding the standard of women by showing an indirect message based on their wives actions and behavior. Before the movie officially starts, its opening sequence already shows that the women are doing household chores.
Rose doesn’t heed Gussie’s warning. The next day, Rose sees Maureen working in the Shirtwaist Factory. Later that night, Maureen tells Rose that she had not gone to work the whole week, and that she had been trying to find work. Rose and Maureen get into a fist fight, and eventually get tired of fighting. Rose then agrees to let Maureen work until the rest of their family comes back.
Once unloaded, the people were taken to another holding building, where they remained for ten days in order to make sure they were free of diseases and ready for the slave auction. Once prepared and oiled, the auction began and the narration shifts to Polly, a white indentured and orphaned girl who begins to watch the scene with disgust. She hates Negroes and can’t bear to watch and hear Amari scream as she is sold off to a man named Mr. Percival Derby and taken from Afi. However, Mr. Derby gives Amari to his son Clay as a birthday present. Polly, herself, was to work for Percival in order to repay her indenture over a long period of fourteen years and learn the ways of the rich.
Everyday, everybody makes decisions, some turn out great and others face harsh consequences. This was true for Lyddie Worthen who exists only in the mind of the author of the book Lyddie, Katherine Paterson. Lyddie is a young girl whose family is in some big debt, due to her father leaving to find riches. Her mother takes her sisters and sends Lyddie to a tavern and her brother to a mill. After a while at the tavern, she took an unauthorized vacation and got fired in the process.
The story begins with a narrator (Offred) describing an old school that her and other women were held in, and how they lived. Offred tells about how her life in a series of flashbacks and the present. In the present she describes how she wishes she could gossip with the Martha's, and tells us in a flashback about her first meeting with the Commanders Wife, Serena. Gradually through the first ten or so chapters we begin to get a picture of what life is like in this dystopian America, and we come to realize that the Handmaidens, such as Offred, have no freedom and are treated as property with the sole purpose of reproduction. We meet Nick who commits an offense by winking at Offred and who is also ignored by her due to her fear of him being a
Kimono in modern Japan has been invented as national attire and as a marked feminine costume. Women have become models of Japanese femininity, as contrasted with men, who have been given the role of models for rational action and achievement. Japanese people wear traditional clothes only on the ceremonial occasion like wedding, funeral and in an occasion which is celebrated at age of twenty known as coming-of-age, whereas Modern Japanese wear Western clothing. Japanese women was a part of cultural remaking of Japan and in modern times they were clearly and officially defined as benefiting the nation by being wives and mothers. Meiji stated that the role of women by introducing a slogan “good wife, wise mother” whereas he also stated that man