While it is quite obvious that they are very different, how their parents are able to raise them is one of the most noticeable factors. The parents of Stacey and the parents of T.J. raise their children in their own ways. Mary Logan, Stacey’s mother, is strict and very concerned for her son’s safety and refuses to allow him to travel to dangerous places. For example, when one of Stacey’s friends asked him if he wanted to sneak out to the Wallace , a shop run by racist whites, and learn new dances, he replied with, “Mama told us not to go down there”(73). Mrs. Logan clearly cares about her children, and does everything within her power to keep them safe.
Her thoughts take precedence over images, Instead of being given lovely images of her children, the reader is left to imagine the fleeting moments of mother-child interaction. Unlike with the idealized relationships of Madame Ratignolle, much of Edna’s raising of her children is out of necessity and they are simply a force that keeps Edna from having her own individuality. In the society represented in The Awakening, it is clear that mothers who err from the patterns of married female behavior are frowned upon by their husbands. Chopin also makes it clear that the husbands in the book, especially Edna’s husband Leonce, feel that it is necessary to intervene in their wives lives, in order to make judgments of their profession as a mother and wife. In her husband’s relationship with Edna there is no question of his devotion to her, but the reader cannot ignore the issue of economics that continually comes up anytime he finds himself dissatisfied with his wife.
Adele Ratignolle’s attitude toward motherhood is that she is a perfect mother-women. Edna Pontellier’s attitude toward motherhood is that she is not a perfect mother-women for many ways. Edna Pontellier is not a perfect mother because “Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-women”(Chopin, 10). This quote means that Edna Pontellier is not a good mother/wife because she is not that of a women who would worship their children ,and their husband.
Edna even says herself, “I would give up the unessential…my money…my life for my children, but not myself.” For her life, Edna realized that means her marriage and physical life. As far as her marriage, Edna was never truly happy with her marriage with Leonce. Furthermore, Edna states she truly cares for her children, but sometimes her search for herself may conflict with this. This then further discourages readers even more due to the fact that this gives insight to her actions, and somewhat justifies them. In addition, the search for self-identity is viewed as important in today’s society.
She uses the foil to explore how Irene and Clare experience womanhood differently and connects it to the expectations of women in the 1920s. She mainly uses motherhood and marriage to exhibit these differences in their lives based on off race. She uses motherhood to show how Clare hates being a mother because of her fear of her husband finding out she’s black through her daughter’s skin tone. Irene appreciates being a mother even though she sacrifices her own desires for it; she understands the huge responsibility that comes with being a mother and embraces it. Marriage is used to portray Clare’s fear of her husband, and it shows Irene’s insecurity in her marriage when she suspects Clare and Brian are having an affair, yet her faith in her husband when she blames herself.
They both have a father widower, abused by their sisters and treated poorly. They do not give in to the abuse or insults because they believe in their self. They believe good things will come that will change their lives. Finally, in the end had a happily ever after as, “And so Oochigeaskw became his wife”
She lead others, as well as herself, to greatness; this is similar to Queen Elizabeth’s life. Jess, in the story Cinderella Society, compares to Queen Elizabeth the First because others disliked them due to the impact of their father’s decisions; however, they persevered to lead and help those in need, yet through it all, neither lived a fairy tale life. Because of the mistakes and decisions of Jess’s and Queen Elisabeth’s father in their lives, others disliked them. Queen Elisabeth was known as an illegitimate because of her father, so the respect and privileges of being the king’s daughter where not passed to her. For instance, Hanson states, “She was part of her
Her parents tell her to be kind, but in the end, Constancia is very cruel to Abuela and makes her feel "like a zero, like a nothing"( Ortiz paragraph 15). Constancia's actions throughout the story, reveals that she values her self pride more than her family. To begin, Abuela is Constancia's grandma and strongly values her family, which is shown throughout the story. For instance, Abuela decided to visit Constancia's family, disregarding the fact that it was "her first time in the United States"(Ortiz paragraph 2). This shows how much Abuela cares about her family because she doesn't care that she'll be a foreigner, and how she doesn't know any English.
Such idea is seen when Okonkwo reacts violently against his wives, and women are prohibited to gain prominent political roles in the Igbo society. Yet Achebe maintains to value the role of women, as seen in the first part of the chapter when Oberika reminds Okonkwo of the value of a mother as she protects a child; the warm welcome that Okonkwo receives from his family during his exile, as well as Ekwefi’s fondness for her daughter Eznima even though Okonkwo views it as worthless, signifies the strength of women, not physically but