Love is essential to overcoming adversity and it is the ability to cause change in yourself and others. In the book, Matched by Ally Condie, Cassia has to learn to be able to have independence and accept that she needs to break away from her society’s choices. This helps give her the confidence she needs to be with the person that she loves because she has begun to realize that she deserves to choose and that everyone else does too. Ultimately, Condie teaches us that love causes and solves problems, but those problems are the ones that you want to choose. People can find their way on their own, but other times they need a push.
Housewife In her article "Motherhood/Paradise Lost (Domestic Division)", Terry Martin Hekker, a housewife who had been married to John Hekker, her husband, discusses the drawbacks of housewife as an occupation for women by sharing with the public her experience as a housewife in two different situations and centuries. The article aims to inform other women that depending on housewife as an occupation is really bad for their future. Hekker’s article is a good advice for today’s mothers as it is based on real experience. Hekker explains in her article that housewife is a good occupation, but there must be alternative jobs as it is not a permanent occupation. In her article "Motherhood", which was written in 1977, Hekker tries to illustrate that housewife is unique occupation although this job was considered shameful at time
Consequently, they vocalized their opinions to Creon; making him short-tempered and depressed. He soon gave into peer pressure along with anger and introduced an alternative punishment for the two sisters. Creon said, “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” Though he tried to make a change, in the end he was still unhappy because his wife and son died. Ismene would not be punished since she did not commit the crime and Antigone received banishment to a small cell as an alternative to death.
This idea of female freedom, however, is not embraced by the male characters, who feel it threatens their masculinity: “It was they who were embarrassing us” (4). When Lengel, the “kingpin” of the A&P takes notice of the girls’ actions, he quickly steps up to protect his masculinity. In removing the girls from the A&P, he is attempting to put them back in their established place. As one critic noted, the male characters feel that “Either women were to stay in one place and allow themselves to be walked on as ‘houseslaves’ or mothers or they were to provide their sexual services when men so desired” (Douglass). The male characters expect
These unstable relationships stemmed from her parents to friendships, and romances, whereas for at the moment made her feel whole. Susanna is that she does not like to attract attention to herself and rather prefers to be disengaged, unlike her experience at in the ice cream shop, and the wife of the teacher she had an affair with confronted her. At first, Susanna was trying to be polite to keep the attention away, but ultimately with the other girl's help, Susanna created an uncomfortable scene by being loud and creating attention to what was happening. Susanna also expresses emptiness by spontaneity, through the example of when she left with Lisa to go fulfill Lisa’s dream of being Cinderella at Disney world, or when she broke into the music room to play a song to calm Polly down after her episode, knowing that these acts of behavior is strongly prohibited, but still creates some sort of excitement for Susanna. Susanna Kaysen has borderline personality disorder whereas she expresses erratic behaviors and intense shifts in mood that can last only a few hours at a time, she attempted suicide during a time of extreme depression/anger, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and mistreatment.
For most of human history, someone with a different race or a disability might have a disadvantage in society. It is sad but true. The texts “Finding Her Way” and “Kylie’s Project” are about overcoming personal challenges. Overall, these readings show that Angela and Kylie, the protagonists in these stories, cope with their situations in different but positive ways and provide an example of how to overcome a challenge. Angela had a personal challenge and speaks about how she overcame it in “Finding Her Way”.
However, it can be encouraged to mould one’s decisions and actions and sometimes an entire ideology towards life. Similarly, moral development can be encouraged as ethical behavior. Such deliberate actions to teach ethics affects and renovates ones individual behavior as well as of those concerned. Erin Brockovich was a brave lady, who was a single mother to three infants; no source of income yet firm on her beliefs, an influencer to those who needed a push to revitalize their moral and ethical believes. Her actions in the early stages were drawn towards the Ethics of Care principle, which later were subjected under the Utilitarian principle, as per which she first, determined the ethical nature of dilemma and then further on influenced others to believe so.
The reader can see this when the narrator tries to write her daily journals, but she has to do it in a sneaky way so her husband will not catch her doing so. John disapproved of his wife writing her thoughts down in journals, because he did not think it would help her get better. Additionally, the husband 's constantly felt like their wives weren 't happy with something and if they wanted something fixed, it was the husband 's job to do so. The reader learns this when John mentions that “after the wallpaper was changed it would be the heavy bedstead, and then the barred windows, and then the gate at the head of the stairs, and so on”( Perkins 772). This demonstrates realism because women during this time were truly looked down upon by the men and the author
With technology not being as developed as it is now, women had to churn butter, wash clothes by hand, and deal with their children, while wearing a ball gown-like dress that was considered “casual wear”. But, believe it or not, some men were actually trying to protect women’s “special innocents” by not getting them involved in politics and other things. Men were treating women as if they were porcelain statues- (weak, fragile, delicate)- but women were a lot tougher than they thought. At that time, they most likely had no idea that what they were doing was wrong. With that in mind, I can understand how a man seeing a woman protesting and yelling “rights” would appear as being ungrateful.
in Turnbull 197). After the novel failed to achieve the commercial success he so much desired he wrote: “Women do not like it. They do not like to be emotionally passive.” (ibid. 507) Fitzgerald consciously gives them secondary roles in the story, which keeps with the traditional view that women do not have a voice. Though these women have tremendous effects on men, which are often detrimental, they are portrayed as “mere complements” to the men(Mardsen).
Janie’s struggles played a huge role in finding her self relevance. People, life, words, rumors, and love all made impacts on her appearance and actions. Joe Starks made her life tougher and treated her like she was banal and small. Joe did not like the fact that Janie’s beauty attracted other men to her, so Joe made her look superior so they did not try anything. All Janie wanted was to join in on the conversations around her, but Joe thought otherwise.