By the end of the book everyone was okay, they started a new coffee shop, and re started with there lives. Trying to forget the horrible past of what had went down in 1793. Mattie used to be lazy, and careless, but now she 's brave and responsible. She was all alone after her grandfather died, she went through someone trying to rob their home, she had to take care of a child, a little girl, seeing her loved ones die, and her life how she knew it and was used to vanish right before her eyes, see dead people on the streets, not very kept up graves in which they piled bodies in a huge hole and buried them. Her grandfather was one of them.
Shug helps Celie find the letters her sister had been sending over the years since Albert made Nettie leave. Albert had hide the letters from Celie in a box under the floorboards in the closet. Shug showed Celie the love she had been lacking in her life. Near the end of the story Celie finally acquires enough courage to stand up to Albert at the dinner table. Celie defends herself and says the things she’s been holding back.
The Good Earth, a historical fiction by Pearl S. Buck, shows the life of a farmer in twentieth century China. Throughout the novel, Wang Lung, the main character, progresses from a poor countryman to a rich businessman. O-lan, Wang Lung’s faithful wife, bores her husband many children and serves as a strong foundation in the household. Through multiple examples in the book, Buck portrays the obvious gender bias of Ancient China, a woman’s understood responsibilities within a household, and their quiet power. Prevalent with Wang Lung’s eldest daughter, China’s society shows no favor towards a girl.
life has meaning and we grown ups know what it is ? is the universal lie that everyone is supposed to believe? (Barbery 22). In the film she describes the existence of her family by voice narration while filming them during their daily routines. Her sister is obsessed with her looks and boys her mother is hooked on antidepressants, watering expensive plants while pretending to be happy, her father is a government official career man and for herself she is contemplating suicide just to get away from it all.
In the book Curley's wife is shown as a pretty woman who is used by men. She wanted to go to Hollywood and become famous, but because she married Curley who lived on a farm she had to stay at home and clean up. In the book they don’t give her a name, they leave her unnamed because in the time period that the book was written women were seen as inanimate objects. They were used for cleaning and taking care of children. George talks about how Curley's wife is trying lure men into touching her so she can feel wanted.
During the late nineteenth century, the time of the protagonist Edna Pontellier, a woman’s place in history was mostly confined to her children and her husband, with there being little of herself to enjoy. Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, embodies the triumphs and frustrations in a woman’s life as she struggles with handling strict societal demands. Defying the roles of a typical “mother-woman,” Edna battles with the pressures of her time that demand she be a devoted and controlled housewife. One of the first overtly feminist novels, The Awakening criticizes gender and social roles in ways that have now heavily influenced what we call feminism. One of the first ways that Chopin battles the nineteenth century Victorian era is with
Surprisingly, Eleanor was known as the "ugly duckling" and was ridiculed by her own family. She said when she was older, “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Even through all the hatred, she never let her family make her feel inferior. In addition to the taunting, she dealt with three close family members passing, including her father and beloved uncle who she was very close with. Despite these setbacks, Eleanor still found love and continued on with her life. As Eleanor became interested in politics, her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, was elected as president.
The story is set in the twentieth century and women were expected to nurture their children and do the housekeeping while their husbands worked. However, the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” has a housekeeper and someone to care for her baby, which was uncommon at that time: “It is fortunate Mary is so good with the baby. Such a dear baby! And yet I cannot be with him, it makes me so nervous” (Gilman 312). The narrator goes on to describe the housekeeper, who is also John’s sister, “she is a perfect and enthusiastic housekeeper, and hopes for no better profession” (Gilman 313).
Most families wanted sons and not daughters. Daughters were seen as an extra person that had to be feb while sons were seen as someone who would help work the land and provide for parents when they were unable to do so for themselves. After birth girl babies were placed under beds to teach them that they are beneath. In Classical China, a wife had to wake up early in order to tend for her family and go to bed late after tending for the house. Women were to worship their husbands and weren't allowed to own property.
(Anon., 2010) In the movie, Mulan’s leadership was portrayed through her actions in the movie. First of all, she planned to take her father’s place to be a soldier after she saw her father suffering from the body illness and her mother feels sorrowful that her husband has to return to the battlefield. Hence, she gave up her woman identity and be a man to fight for her family without announcing them. She cut off her hair which means a lot to the people in the past, and full armed that show her determination. Then, she manage to organize the scattered soldiers by proving herself.
Summary “Arranging a Marriage” by Serena Nanda is a true story that occurred in India. The narrator tells us how marriage is arranged in India. The author tried to help her Indian friend to find a wife for her son. Throughout helping Nanda found that was not so easy to find a good match for her friend’s son. Nanda illustrates the importance of compatibility an arranged Indian weddings.