Foster returned the story to the front of the public’s mind, disguising her message as a call to virtue, and artfully crafting her novel to convey her feminist views. At the time the novel was written, conduct books were quite common, and this book could easily pass for that. But, while it does warn against becoming a coquette, it also brings up the idea of love and independence. Eliza chose not to marry Boyer, which while that ultimately was her demise, it also elucidates that women do in fact have the right to choose and control their own lives. Eliza refused to marry someone who would be very stable for her, because she knew there was more to life than that.
When looking at The Author to Her Book we can appreciate Anne Bradstreet on a personal level. This understanding happens by the way she views her own work, which was presumably published without her consent. Bradstreet refers to the book as her “child” that was snatched. Therefore, was not fully grown when it was sent off into the world, and even calls it “ill-form’d” and “irksome” to her sight. Yet, Bradstreet is truly attached to her work since she wants to fix its flaws, and seriously wishes she could.
When Jing –mei got her new cut she was excited, but later realized it was harder than it seems. In conclusion, “ Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, was about Jing-mei and finding herself, even without her mothers help. Shirley Temple and Peter Pan were good moments in the story, but helped discover that just because they were happy moments, doesn’t mean that’s all a prodigy does. Jing –mei thought all the stuff her mom did help her, but it didn’t. It made her think about herself and her life.
Katie and Francie maintain a loving relationship throughout the novel, despite the slight neglect that Francie receives. The civil relationship provides evidence for the patience and true loving nature that Francie carries. Eventually, Francie asks her mother one day about a certain incident, where Katie showed more concern and put up more of a fight for her brother to be put back in school, but did not do the same for Francie. Her mother claimed that she did not find purpose in doing so, because she knew Francie would find a way to go back to school no matter the circumstances. This is significant to the novel because her mother’s response reflects the self-motivation that has always lived within
She wants to be a wise young lady, which the author doesn’t come right out and say it, but he implies that those are her goals. Once again if you read the whole book, you learn that Mary actually achieves her goal and turns out to be a wonderful person who figures out what life is through traveling. Another example would be aquote such as “ Sometimes you walk into a room one person, and when you come out the other side, you’re someone else altogether.” I believe this uncovers or foreshadows that she will change throughout the
Jane stands up for herself through demonstrating resistance to forces that go against her. Jane does not want to marry St.John. She says what she wants to say "I scorn your idea of love" (471). She believes his love for her, is a mockery. She is not letting him get away with that.
Instead, the traits we often associate with womanhood stem from society’s projection of what women should be, not necessarily what they are. English novelist Marian Evans Lewes exists counter to 1800’s European beliefs of womanhood. Instead of adhering to society’s standards, she adopts the pen name of a man and becomes a successful author, avoiding judgement for her work based solely on her gender. In her letter to Melusina Fay Peirce, however,
Going through struggles may be hard, but they build character and shape us into a better person. In the book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, she encounters many struggles. For the most part she lets those bad times get the best of her, but what really matters is in the end she discovers herself and shapes herself into a better, happier person because of it all. I myself have dealt with obstacles throughout my life. My parent’s divorce, my best friend moving away, and all the issues that comes with being a teenager.
In addition, it helped to add a sense of togetherness in the short story, as it inadvertently revealed how much Jing’s mother actually loved her, despite her tough exterior. Also, the author was most likely trying to convey the idea that everyone has a separate dream of what they want to be when they are an adult. A parent cannot force their child to pursue a career that they do not want to be in because excessively forcing a child to follow a certain life will only make them not enjoy their future; in addition, it could also lead to them caring less about their career, eventually possibly costing them their job. To conclude, I liked the writing style of this short story because while it was depressing at times, it was never fully boring and it had a certain theme of the relationships within families that gave the
In the story “Boys and Girls”, the narrator discuss that she does not changed any traditional stereotype. It is clear to see when the salesman say that “Could have fooled me, I thought it was only a girl.” The narrator uses the word “fooled” and “only” show that people still has bias on female, she does not resist the female stereotype successful. Meanwhile, the info-text express that then women changed the traditional stereotype a lot, In the text that “women have been liberated, foe the first time in history, but it has only allowed u to scratch and claw our way to the middle.” The writer uses an example to show that women already changed little but still far away. Thurs, the changed on the stereotype is really hard although it is changed a