Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Two different worlds as it seems, Arnold and Penelope. But both want something they cannot have. Alexie writes, “ Penelope starts crying, talking about how lonely she is, and how everybody thinks her life is perfect because she’s pretty and smart and popular, but that she’s scared all the time” (108). Despite that Penelope has ‘everything’ she is dismal, and lonely and scared to let it show. Arnold on the other hand has drunk parents, and no money, he doesn’t know what it’s like to be popular, until he meets Penelope and steadily gains popularity.
In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents. In both, the narrators oppose their parents for being selfish, choosing their professional careers over their children. They put work above family, neglecting the desires and needs of their daughters. Both daughters are desperately yearning to be close to their parents. In Confetti Girl, the narrator wants her dad to listen to her, while he would rather focus on his teaching profession.
The Child Act was recently implemented and it prevents girls from being expelled due to pregnancy (Odhiambo). The government made a step toward stimulating education as many women find pregnancy to be the downfall of their education; however, it still encourages young women to have children young which has inhibited education in the past. One woman said that her father found women’s education a waste of money and that a woman’s purpose to provide food and do the household chores (Odhiambo). The men in Sudan demean women and distort their minds into thinking that they do not deserve proper education. The women are probably easily manipulated because no one has told them that they have right to an education.
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself. Maria is trying to grow up too fast and she put her family to the side instead of being grateful.
The dynamic for marriage shown in this film further enforces these traditional gender roles. There is a scene in which Nam’s mother talks about how he must not marry the girl he is currently engaged to because his fiancé is an only child and therefore would need Nam to move into her place. Since Nam’s mother is ill and unable able to live on her own, she wants Nam to marry a woman who has siblings so that they can both come live with her. This shows the lack of control daughters have over where they live and even who they eventually marry. Sons are seen as more valuable in this society and that is why the woman traditionally moves into her husband’s house and not vice
All around the world there are young girls, that are ripped away from their education,to be brides. It starts from the parents decisions to set up the marriage, but the young girls have no choice on it they must always obey. As a result occurs because of cultural practices, poverty and lack of education of both parents and the young. The three most popular areas are Niger, India, and Central African Republic, it continues because these adolescent girls believe they don 't have a voice then begin to feel unimportant. This major issue happens in places all around the world and students and children need help from lawmakers and schools to keep, parents to encourage these kids to stay on the “right path to success.” A first cause is the parents
George and Lennie made plans of a future together, they cared for each other and made sacrifices for the each other. Curleys wife doesn’t even like Curley. She tells Lennie “I don’t like Curley, He ain’t a nice fellow.” In a strong supportive relationship at the very least you need to like the other person. 2 weeks after getting married they are already gossiping behind each other’s back with negative comments . Instead of having companionship this leads to Curley’s wife feeling alone and the need for
This is when parents show young female children that you need a male figure in your life to be happy. In the article,”Fairy tales and Gender Stereotypes”, by Samara Green, she states that she read a book about,”...women who were beaten when trying to run away from abusive marriages or simply for not conceiving a baby boy.” She explains that parents shouldn’t teach the “fairy tale theme” because it isn’t true at all; you don’t need a male figure in your life to be happy, and especially when the male figure isn’t right for you or has “problems”. This is considered a “gender stereotype” because if the parents teach their children the fairy tale theme, then they are already teaching the young girl they they can’t be independent and do things for themselves so they have to rely on other people to do that certain thing for
His sister also doesn’t know what she should do because at the moment she is living with her friend, but she doesn’t know if she should go back to her mother. Lastly, his mom is very depressed because she had just lost the two most valuable things in life, her two precious children. Finally, both Jack and his sister, Jenny decide to do the right thing and go apologize to their mother. First, Jenny apologizes for running away and she promises to never do it again. Next, Jack apologizes for running away and for being selfish and greedy because he wanted to keep all the money to himself.
Finally Sue made a statement that she still loves her son, and Eva told Kevin, straight to his face, that she hates him. Both mothers blame themselves in some ways for why their children shot up their school, but do not think they are the only reason they did it. Also both mother clearly did some things to