The importance of grandchildren/offspring can be linked to a contextual element that is crucial to the film, this is Confucianism. Confucius emphasised the fulfilment of duties , ‘Filial piety’ can be anything from simple chores or expectations but for first sons or only sons such as Wai-Tung he has a duty to continue on the family name by producing offspring. It is one of Confucius’ beliefs that your life is unfulfilled if you do not have children and this is a sentiment that is still apparent in China
Even if a suggested law or moral principle by itself is just, it should not be implemented if it requires unmanageable acts for most people (Huang 141). A filial son will not report his father’s crime, as most human beings are incapable of doing such. One may argue that those who are able to do the unmanageable deserve praise for actions that require deviation from the norm. This evidently is not the case given Confucius’s disapproval of Zhigong’s actions. When questioning the reasons behind why a filial son conceals his father’s wrongdoing, I argue that the son’s actions does not necessarily lie in moral uprightness but in fact can be reasoned within basic human nature.
Here is a example of the theme from the book “He barely liked his family-and by family he meant his older brother. Tom.” The conflict is that Benny and Tom do not have a good relationship and have grudges against each other. If you hold grudges against your family or do not have a good relationship with your family, you will have no one to fall back on and you will be by yourself. Another example of the theme from the book is “Sorry, Benny- I forgot. Point is, you got family of some kind, right?” This example shows that you will always have some type of family, even if you don’t know
Known as filial piety, this duty to father became deeply ingrained in Chinese civilization.” Even though all obedience had to be given to the father, respect for the mother was also expected, but not to the level of the father. With that it is the main understanding that children were required to showing solitude to parents , if not there would be no way in reforming a stable community, and administration. In the end it makes the most sense to say that the contribution of order in a society and government have had the biggest influence on Confucianism in the Han Dynasty of 206 B.C all the way to 220 A.D as it is resembled in the display of education, relationships, and family
The major values that they challenge are respecting your elders and the value of the land. They did not respect their father’s wishes, especially the third son. Wang Lung’s third son became a soldier even though his father had disapproved of it and he was resistant. They are more interested in the money because they did not grow up poor and ??. At the end of the novel, when they want to sell the land is when I believe that is when they challenge practices.
These women were illiterate and had bound feet which prevented them from reproducing or even raise their family, . Therefore, women liberation was needed to save Chinese nation from disarray. However, they were able to make small effort of progress that impacted a few urban and elite Chinese women but not enough to impact the whole nation. Since, the movement only affect a small number of urban and elite
This inconsistent portrayal of gender roles depicts the narrator's struggle with identity. While Kingston is evidently affected by her mother’s talk-stories, she does not know what to believe. She struggles to find a sense of home as she has never been to China and America is filled with ghosts, the foreign and unknown. Brave Orchid faces a similar problem in which America is alien but China is far away and inaccessible. “Shaman” illustrates that hard work pays off in China but does not give way to progress in the United States, at least for Brave Orchid.
Jane is someone who is independent and headstrong and cannot think as someone to be controlled. Women in the Victorian era were not meant to reveal their own opinions, but to grasp the opinions of their husbands instead. Mr. Rochester motivates Jane to share her thoughts with him, but only when they’re alone. Finally, Jane marries Mr. Rochester because now they are of equal social rank as in the Victorian era it was not a social norm for men to marry women that were not of their class. That became a place where the rich became richer, and the poor stayed where they
Harry only wishes for the family he never knew – his parents – and hates the one he's stuck with – the Dursleys. Blood ties can only take you so far, and blood ties don’t nessecarily mean that love will be given. The Dursleys had fed, clothed, and barely sheltered Harry , but they didn’t love him, and they certainly didn’t treat him as if he belonged. Instead,
Furthermore, Socrates would never rationalize breaking the law because it would be violating an agreement made between the citizen and the state. The state is responsible for taking care of its citizen, whether it is in the form of education, health or protection and in return the citizen should follow the laws set by the state. Socrates mentioned that “it is impious to bring violence to bear against your mother or father; it is much more so to use it against your country”(Plato 54). In addition, Socrates believes that even though an injustice has been done one cannot amend the wrongdoing with injustice. “That neither to do wrong nor to return a wrong is ever correct, nor is doing harm in return for harm done”(Plato