1. Who is the “no name woman”? Why is her name unknown and her existence to be kept a secret? In the essay, “No Name Woman,” by Maxine Hong Kingston, the author describes the no name women to be Kingston’s aunt. Moving forward in the first paragraphs of the essay, Kingston has a conversation with her mother about her aunt. She begins to explain Kingston that her aunt eliminated herself and her newborn baby by jumping into the families well in China.
Medea was treated unfairly in the patriarchal society that she lived in and due to the circumstances she was forced to abide by, she sought to achieve her own form of justice. Women were mistreated and regarded as inferior to men. In fact, Medea mentioned how women were like foreigners forced to abide by their husband’s laws and remain subservient. Essentially, women were treated as outsiders and were thought to need constant protection from male figures. So, when the King of Corinth kicked her and her children out of Corinth and Jason left them, she wanted revenge since she felt she had been wronged.
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Meh is a depressing story I hate getting flashbacks from things I don 't want to remember. -Anonymous When Adeline was born her mother died and then her family started to abuse her physically and verbally. Spacing My personnel opinion about Chinese Cinderella is that it is a depressing story because she gets abused by everyone except two ithat are the grandfather and the aunt. That is why I think that Chinese Cinderella is a depressing story . When Adeline and her family iwhen her mother died they blamed it on Adeline ,but when father married Naing everything became different from what it was or what it would become.
Their internal conflicts with cultural hybridity and their shame at the secrecy of their family, prompts Kingston and Rodriguez to use writing as means of reaching a catharsis. The first lines of Maxine Hong Kingston’s story begin with "You must not tell anyone," my mother said, "what I am about to tell you. In China your father had a sister who killed herself. She jumped into the family well. We say that your father has all brothers because it is as if she had never been born."
As stated in the novel “But her small boot heel did not make an indenture not a mark upon the circlet” (Chopin 57). Those proves the thesis because it shows the attachment she will always have to Leonce because she does not feel strong enough to leave the marriage. Another example of Edna’s forced dependency to Leonce is the expectation of married women by society. During that era women had little to no rights and were expected to abide by the strict societal rules. According to Mary Bird’s essay “Women had no rights, and were legally bound to do whatever their husbands decided was best”.
The reason why Yoshida asked for marrying the girls was that “he deferred his debts and has asked not one but two well-to-do women to marry him” (Shikin 473). In this situation, the objectification takes place in terms of viewing a marriage only as a way to save his status and financial opportunities. Nevertheless, Kimiko is able to overcome the notion of society that she is an object and shows herself as an individual who is capable of acting autonomously. Nevertheless, she is in the position to refuse the advances of the Yoshiro as her family is rather well-off. As a result, she manages to become more than just an object of male desire unlike her friend Hanako who stays to live with her brother as she cannot live independently from a
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..
In the Wife of Bath’s, she broke all the stereotypes Medieval society thought a wife is. She tells the people that being married intercourse is part of marriage and God has made privates parts to make generations, not to waste in doing nothing. Being categorized or stereotyped in Medieval society was hard for married women in the Medieval era because often they were portrayed as disloyal, uncontrolled sexual beasts because of the lack of marriage
Throughout the generation, women have always been trapped in some way or another. In the short story, ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ and the novel ‘The Awakening’ highlights the struggle of women in the late 1800’s and the early 1900s in society. The Yellow wallpaper is a short story about women giving birth and being imprisoned in a room with a weird view of the yellow wall-paper. This resulted in her hallucination lead to the development of mental illness. By the end of the story, she rips off the yellow wallpaper and kills her husband.
That girls should be in a stupid bliss so it wouldn’t affect them because they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Daisy and Tom’s love wasn’t real love because if it was he would have been there for his daughters birth instead of God knows with whom. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women as hopeless and better off being stupid so they wouldn’t process and realize that their husband didn’t really love them and that love is just a unrealistic dream. Further, a modern writer Zora Neale Hurston wrote in her short story about a married couple in a small community. Where the wife named Lena has an open affair in front of the town and her husband.
The guilt is causing Lady Macbeth to go insane because she is aware “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!” (V.i line 42-43). Then again in the beginning of the play she thought washing her hands would erase the murder, but now her conscience keeps remaining her of the sin she committed and the murder is permanently
Concluding it was on the account of social pressure that caused her wanting to become a different person around other people. Maxine Hong Kingston “No Name Women” wrote about the issues with her Chinese culture on social pressure causing them to do things that they knew were wrong. Her mother shares a story about her aunt committing suicide after giving birth to a fatherless child. They had a suspicion she was pregnant, but never brought it up in discussion. The day she gave birth, both mother and child were found dead at the bottom of a well.