I could also see the world many people live in and the many difficulties they have. For example, in the book, many women married because they thought it was a way to escape poverty and hoping to have a better life. This is true for many women throughout the world and it shouldn’t be that way. House on Mango Street made me think differently because sometimes we don’t appreciate what we have and we should be thankful because there are many people who don’t have many things but they are still happy and grateful with what they have. Something that was challenging about reading this book was that it has many themes and sometimes you may be confused on what the theme is.
Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way. People are even afraid to come near their neighborhood, they fear that they will be attacked. The residents of Mango Street are talked about as criminals, just because of their race and their poverty. As a result of being Hispanic, Esperanza and those around her are viewed by other, higher classes, as a minority. Hispanics at that time made less money and were seen as lessers compared to people in the higher class.
Mattie came to their house with the intentions of caring for the house and for sick Zeena, who happens to be Mattie’s cousin. Mattie wasn’t very good at her housekeeping job, Zeena still felt the need to do some things around the house. Mattie got on Zeena’s last nerve when Zeena saw Ethan and Mattie going out together when she was about to go to sleep. Once Zeena left town, it gave Mattie and Ethan a chance to spend time together. Though Mattie was a quiet person, it was clear that she liked Ethan.
I have found positive and negative examples of how people view others and the world. I will start with positive views then go to negative views and then how I view others and the world based on my cultural identity. Cultural identity is the identity of belonging in a certain group, its apart of a person 's self-conceptions and it 's also related to religion, nationality, ethnicity, or any type of social class. Perspective is a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something, also known as point of view. Bias is preference or prejudice in favor of or against a view, a thing, a person, or group compared with another.
Her wife doesn’t work to contribute home economy because, for Stanley, a woman must stay at home, prepare husband’s dinner and clean the home. According to Stanley, his wife’s duties are to obey his commands. If she doesn’t obey his rule, he abuses her physically but he immediately apologizes her because he doesn’t want to lose her. For
If he escapes to another city, they will view him as a criminal and if his children came with him they would be viewed as foreigners. By breaking the law his soul would be ruined and a ruined soul is not worth living with. This goes back to when he said that the really important thing is not to live but to live well. Also, when he dies he would enter Hades as an outlaw and will not be well welcomed. Therefore, he believes that he should stay and face his execution because it is better to die than to live with a ruined soul.
Mala in se is considered to be “inherently evil” meaning such as robbery, murder, rape, etc that people in society have decided that should be banned due to its evil inhuman nature. While mala prohibita crimes have nothing evil about them but are banned becuase our laws have said so such as prostitution, gambling, drug use etc. These two definitions become a problem
Anne Sexton outlines how women are originally in the household doing chores and works for a living. However, women are still looked down upon even if they fulfill their labeled duties, such as cooking. In the end, she clarifies that women who do not pass the feminine ideals are not ashamed of who they are because of the opportunities they have done besides the ideals of society. Through the use of various poetic techniques, Sexton depicts that deviant women understand the sufferings of each other because of how society misunderstands
The story might also represent feelings of females about patriarchal society that we live in. As in Mrs. Mallards, married women are oppressed by their husbands in some cases. They cannot live as they want; also they have to spend their time doing housework in the home. The feeling that their own
One of the most evident themes throughout Chronicle of a Death Foretold is failure of authority as well as the apathy of many of the townspeople. This was an existent problem that made many people in Colombia suffer, so Márquez decided to criticise and expose the leadership and their ways of controlling the town. Márquez depicts the mayor as being more interested in the domino games he was playing than in actually trying to stop the twins from committing a senseless and prejudiced crime that Santiago may not have been guilty of. ‘he promised to take care of it at once, but he went to check on a date for dominoes that night’ this quote reinforces the fact that the mayor is not doing his job and puts his leisure before anything else. Márquez is trying to perceive the leaders as careless people who don’t care about their town and only focus on things that will benefit them, like greeting other leaders, accentuating the fact that they are egocentric.
Locals are afraid of speaking up turning activity in because of fear of repercussion. The hard-working men and women are now victims of orchestrated crimes. It is very sad to know that the government hasn 't been able to help out and better the situation. One reason is because part of them don 't know how or where to start and the other part is partnering up with the gangs and making business with them. The Honduran military has also found ways to extortion the people who live there by accusing them of false violations in order to get money out of the individuals.