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."
Society always looks at women with a special eye, which is not the case for men. Wollstonecraft’s’ message to all the women is to come out of their culturally constructed state, avoid being elegant, examine their inherent nature, and be rationale. Wollstonecraft is heavily inspired by Rousseau, and embraces his commitments to be independent and free. Even though she speaks of women as separate from herself, but she does not compliment them, instead reprimand them for failing limiting their goals till marriage. She condemns women for wasting all their energy in beauty, marriage and children.
Winnie and The Everlasting Water “ The brave may not live forever, but the cautious never live at all by”-Allison Moulton. In the beginning of the story Winnie runs away to find the forever living Tucks. Later Winnie finds out that the spring water made you immortal. In my opinion, I think Winnie should not have drunk the water because Winnie would have to watch her loved ones die, the population would increase, and Winnie would have to keep the secret to herself forever about the spring water. To begin with, Winnie should have not drunk the water because she would have to watch her loved ones die.
In addition, the ghost of her aunt reflected on her childhood that she doesn’t want to be disowned by her family like the way they did her aunt. For example, when Maxine reaches her puberty age her mother warn her that she should not end up like her aunt “now that you have started to menstruate, what happened to her could happen to you. Don’t humilities us. You wouldn’t like to be forgotten as if you had never been born” (Kingston 5). This talk-story ghost of her aunt cannot be taken for granted because it brings disgrace to the family and this is why her mother exposed her to it from a young age.
Therefore, it’s better to lose a parent through death than through emotional abandonment. Geneva was no mother to Saranell; treating her like a slave and neglecting her from life experiences every child should have. In Leaving Gilead, Saranell went to her mother, in hopes of telling her of Ian Birdsong’s return. “No one in the house ever knew if the mistress of the plantation would open the door of her bedroom or if she’d
Another example happens when Marilyn learns about the protocol from Barton. “You're going to make me die and I didn't do anything to die for--I didn't do anything--”(4). Marilyn cries about how she hasn't done anything, but in reality she was the one who walked on the ship to see her brother who she would've seen in a year if she waited. Now she could never see him. She walked past the sign that said “UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL KEEP OUT,” absentmindedly not thinking about the true consequences of her actions.
In the story, Yeh-Shen, by Ai-Ling Louie which takes place in southern China, the reader learns what comes around goes around. For example, Yeh-Shen had no respect from her stepmother and stepsister, so at the end the prince love Yeh-Shen but is not allowing them to visit. “Not long after this, she, married the king. Because of the stepmother and stepsister treatment of Yeh-Shen, the king forbid them to come too he palace.” (pg. 3) The stepmother and stepsister most likely never thought of Yeh-Shen ever marrying the prince.
Kowalski had suspected the minuet Stella’s sister Blanche had walked in something wasn’t right about her. He felt as though as if she lost belle reve and family members had died that she should have some inherences. But Blanche claims there was no insurance so she spent all her money on funerals and the house was given up.
", as if “acting like a girl' was something to be ashamed of. It's implied many times throughout the novel that being a gentleman is of more value and prestige than being a lady. The issue with this is that there is no definition of neither femininity nor masculinity, yet people still try to conform themselves and others into categories. Sexism and categorization must also be combated with not only education but also general acceptance of people's decisions of gender, personality, and how they categorize
This is what she had to say about that whole situation, “I didn’t volunteer. You can’t take me against my will!” (Marissa Meyer, 54). Her saying this makes you think about what was happening and the fact was that her step sister had volunteered her for the testing. This shows that Cinder has no say so in her house what so ever, and that whatever her sisters or step mother say goes. Cinder is then turned into a test dummy for the doctor because she was taken against her will to the testing site.