Xu Chong a very independent and intelligent woman who wants to pursue her life in the practice of Buddhism. Xu Chong's Father and her argue how she should not be forced to marry someone because “[her] mind is concentrated on the work of religion” saying how she simply refuses to get married because she is focused on the practice of Buddhism (Baochang). At this time in day girls did not have as much power as men. Her family is very high in social status, which leads to stricter rules and how she should act. This didn't stop her from speaking up for herself in front of her parents'.
He kept these inside him for years and was unwilling to share his memories or open up his feelings of his childhood trauma. Thi Bui expresses her curiosity about her parents’ history, especially her father’s, regarding what he became and what in turn may have also influenced or shaped her to become what she is now. Traditionally and culturally speaking, Asian immigrant families in America are not outspoken about their past, they keep their traditions alive, and they are willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of the younger
In addition, it is the woman’s job to do the housekeeping. Mama tells Ruth, “Well, he’s a little boy. Ain’t supposed to know ‘bout housekeeping.” The only job for the women is to look after the men and children, and do the chores. Generally speaking, woman are expected to meet certain
Because of family values, there is a huge emphasis on marriage within the Hmong community. Similarly, males make all the decisions and carry on the family names within the clan identity. The duties that are expected of males extend beyond western cultures with what might be considered at the center of a typical family upbringing. Because of this, the roles by birth and the family obligations are an integral part of the Hmong traditional community. Her and Louise Buley-Meissner (2012) discussed how traditionally Hmong men would get to eat first with the women eating last on the men’s left over during special traditional ceremonies.
Overall Homework is just something we put on the list of things to do on the weekend, and leaves us stressing out if we will be able to have time to do everything we have to do on the weekends. It leaves us with barely any free time at all, and keeps us away from spending time with our families. Why should you care? Have you ever seen how long your child has stayed up or just been doing homework in general? You probably do not see it or recognize it but they will spend hours doing homework.
I think that her mom doesn't think of the sad things about leaving home I think she associates her leaving her home with happy memories it obviously hurts that she's not there be she obviously doesn't feel that much pain towards leaving like saeng did. In the text it states that Saeng's mom said "Mrs. panouvong uttered a small cry of surprise and delight." This shows how her relationship with the hibiscus plant is a good one, she sees herself and her happy moments in that
Reputations affect how Hmong interact with their clan and their family socially. Hmong have frequent gatherings, including graduations, spiritual gatherings, and parties organized by the clan. Many families tend to hold a lot of integrity and find it difficult to enter situations that make them internally troubled. The concept of divorce or doing something about abuse is a foreign concept. Hmong women cannot leave relationships because the most valued trait that Hmong value is the clan and their family.
As someone who was raised with traditional Chinese values and was greatly influenced by Western culture, his characters in this film I think reflect his personal experience. The father, Chu, a master-chef and father of three daughters, struggles throughout the story to adapt to and accept his daughters transition from a strictly traditional way of life to a modern lifestyle. The main focus is the changes in the conventional ideas of family, gender roles, and the modernization or globalization that provoked them. Chu raised his daughters in a not so typical environment because of the loss of his wife and their mother. He takes on the role of being a father and a mother in certain ways.
My mom being the oldest in the family made her learned how to be responsible by taking care of her siblings when she came to Guam. She expected her daughters to do house chores other than outside chores because she thinks it is only for males. It is a tradition in the culture for females to help their mother such as cooking. If you are a male, you are suppose to help your father when it comes to fixing cars. Any father would want his son to be a brave, confident, and knows what to do when it comes to bad situations in
Throughout the excerpt ,“The Winter Hibiscus” Saeng and her mother have special feelings and thoughts toward a Hibiscus plant. The hibiscus plant symbolizes and remind Saeng of her grandmother. On the other hand, the hibiscus plant represents and gives strength to her mother. To begin with, the hibiscus plant has a very symbolic meaning to Saeng which is her grandmother. According to the excerpt, in lines 19-22 the text states “The familiar fragrance filled her lungs, and Sang could almost feel the light strands of her grandmother’s long gray hair, freshly washed, as she combed it out with the fine-toothed buffalo- horn comb…” The fragrance gave Saeng a reminder and feeling of her grandmother.