Asha wants to arrange a marriage for Manju, so Asha can benefit from the marriage. She is willing to sleep with men, using money as a persuasion tool and engaging in other illegal or corrupt practices to gain power. She eventually gains the power in which she seeks, but relinquishes her power to partake in fraud involving the department of
Asha is part of the corrupt system of government, and wants her daughter to be just like her when she grows up. Manju is a very sweet teenage girl with a lot on her plate. She teaches children out of the family’s hut in her free time, and will be the first Annawadian girl to go to college. In Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Manju is depicted as a rebellious teenager with high moral
In China, women could gain small amounts power through sons or in-laws brought into the family with marriage. Meanwhile, as India’s government developed, women had less and less rights, instead of Chinese women as they were able to gain power. As technology in farming was developed, women also had less contributions to the economy in India, which changed the roles of women there. China and India during the Gupta and Han periods, had many similarities and even more differences. They both had their own uniform law codes, they both relied on agriculture, and they both treated their women in similar ways.
Since “Seventh Grade” is about having a crush, many middle schoolers would be able to relate to this story since middle schoolers also have crushes. Soto stated “Besides, Teresa, a girl he had liked since they were in catechism classes at Saint Theresa’s, was taking French too” (Soto). Many middle school students also develop a crush by having a class with them. Victor developed his crush on Teresa by spending time with her. Many students had the same experience Victor did, making it relatable.
He pointed out that the particularities of a given culture determine the nature and manner of functioning of societal institutions that influence how children think and learn. The case In Search of Sangum, Asha deals with the conflict of two completely different cultures. In one culture she must act as the “perfect Indian daughter” in her home and the other culture she must be an independent American woman outside of her home. In Someday, My Elders Will be Proud, where Jean experienced two completely different worlds. She talks about how her mother raised her and her three brothers after their father left them when she was very young and when the children were young, their mother would go to work, and their drunk, abusive uncle would care for them.
Friendship is something that has to be worked on in order to thrive. It has its ups and downs and can be defined as a mix of envy, control, respect, and love. In the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the struggles and stages of friendship is highlighted. Throughout the novel, Gene constantly feels the need to compete with Finny due to jealousy, Gene is easily persuaded by Finny, and yet Finny sees their friendship as simply friendly, therefore these ideas illustrate the complexity of a friendship. Competition is a natural aspect of any relationship.
Readers can see this when the narrator emphasises, “At sixteen she had a sense of style her own; and she knew who she was”(72). The fact that she doesn’t care what people think about her reflects her extroverted, outspoken personality. All in all, the differences between the two girls causes them to have opposing opinions leading to conflicts. In conclusion, disagreements can form between siblings, due to differences in personality and they way they are treated by others. Both different opinions and the views of society impact siblings thoughts on each other.
Himaja Vijaykumar Mr. Mustafaa Language Arts 26 March 2017 Friendship is a responsibility and a privilege, not a right. Many people have trouble with this lesson. In the novel. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the theme of friendship becomes the main focus through characters, emotions and hardships. It is a novel about two boys, Gene and Phineas, with nothing, and everything, in common.
While people believe that Lennie and George were pleasure friends because they shared a dream, They have a bond and only share that dream because of that bond which is why they are virtuous friends. According to Aristotle virtuous friends are people who share alike dreams and wishes for or towards one another. They want the best for each other in a virtuous friendship. It is also a lifelong friendship where they share with one another. In the 1920-1930 when the novel took place is when the great depression occurred.
The two friends not only share the struggle of having one parent, but time later reveals that they also share the same father. Discovering this leaves Amir feeling completely betrayed, “How could you hide this from me? From him?” (Housseini 223), reacting in a fairly predictable manner. Because of this, Amir and Hassan naturally form a dependency on their fathers, allowing the boys to relate to one and other on a deeper, more personal level. From that, a point of similarity presents itself that connects Baba and Ali.