Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State once said, “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” Women have come a long way in today 's world, overcoming many obstacles and stereotypes pushed against them. Linda Pastan uses her poem, Marks, to paint a picture of life as a stay at home mother, using serious sarcasm to touch on a continuous issue. Marks was written during the second wave of feminism in 1978. This was a time where mothers and wives struggled and wanted more than the common domestic experience, more than simply obeying a man because he is just that; a man. Pastan uses tone, point of view, and metaphors to challenge the traditional role of women in the household
As Gogol is more familiar with American culture, he feels his parents’ way of inviting people to dinner is vaguely foolish, and that leads to the fact that he prefers to spend more time with Maxine’s family rather than his own. The gap also widens in the relationship aspect. When they are curling up on the sofa in the evenings, Gogol is reminded that, “in all his life he has never witnessed a single moment of physical affection between his parents. Whatever love exists between them is an utterly private, uncelebrated thing.”(p138) He loves every companion and that is why he chooses to be with thim. On the other hand, his parents choose to be with each other and then they started to love each other.
He says that some dads enjoy being covered in “baby vomit while their wives work as test pilots”. He believes that stay-at-home dads is the new career for men, and that staying at home can be a big help to men in the kitchen. In contrast, Barry uses asyndeton when he immediantly shifts back to mens lack of skill in the kitchen by describing his “specialty dish” that he makes at least once or twice a year. He continues to use a very long sentence structure to get his point, that even though men can’t be much help in the kitchen, they do try and that should be equally as important to a “cure for heart disease”. This hyperbole shows how a simple kitchen task can be such a huge accomplishment for an ordinary man.
He had a decent relationship with his mother and father, though he was not treated as a man because of his choices in life. At first, Cecilia’s parents thought Johnny was a good for nothing, because of the choices he made in his life. After Johnny enlists he is given more respect. His parents give him special treatment. His mom made his favorite food for his last night.
Throughout the majority of the play, Walter wants to change the way they live and constantly tries convincing his mother to use the insurance money to start a liquor store. I chose this excerpt because I thought it was interesting how Hansberry chose to use Walter having the same breakfast as him trying to express there not being change around the apartment. This connects to the U.S history packet when it talked about the African Americans headed off to war and being treated better out there than back at home, and then when they got home they wanted home. Near the end of the play on page 148 when Walter has to decide if the family keeps the house or receives the money he says this to Lindner: Walter. And we have decided to move into our house because my father- my father- he earned it for us brick by brick.
It was expected that the wife has the house clean and for dinner to be on the table when their husband was home from work, this was the dominant model for people living in the 1950’s. The concept of a nuclear family has changed greatly within the last 50 years. People are more okay with not following traditions.
2. Where did most of the influence of your initial impressions/understanding of LGBTQ people come from? (e.g., family, friends, television, books, news, church) It came from friends, school and television. Before I had a wrong impression of LGTBQ people because again I was influence by my father which though people with different preferences sexualize were not good people, but after I started to learn in school about their life and even talking to them, I realized that they are people that have good feelings and they are not doing anything wrong to anybody, I started to understanding them
It is bizarre to see some people stay indoors and never come outdoors. But it is their way for them to have freedom as well. In the novel, Huckleberry Finn shared his opinion of how he likes the wilderness than living in at home. This also shows that Huck wants to be isolated than everyone else. “The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.
The usage of guidance and counselling were viewed by many of the respondents as the effective strategy to deal with the pupils’ substance use and other discipline behaviours. Interview with many counselling/discipline heads indicated that the number of pupils who were seeking counselling services in their offices were not promising as compared to the number of pupils who had problems with their behaviours. Respondents admitted that a small number of pupils who were seeking counselling services on substance use and other behaviours had been showing a gradual change in their behaviours. Some guidance and counselling/discipline heads confirmed that the counselling units in their secondary schools was not well established and had no professional
Ann feels that it is wrong for John to “slave away fifteen hours a day” to afford pretty clothes for her. The clothing symbolizes the contradictory ideals of a happy marriage between John and Ann. Both John and Ann want to achieve a joyful life together, but it is impossible due to their actions denying the other. To provide Ann with someone to talk to, John decides to invite their close friend, Steven to their home. John trusts Steven to help Ann with chores and to provide her with companionship.