Edna is the main character in the novel who sacrifices herself in the biggest way possible. She realizes that she cannot face the terms of motherhood and the forced marriage to Leonce Pontellier. Edna wants to be the independent women that she isn’t allowed to be, which the meaning of The Awakening is that people cannot be forced to be in a relationship with a person they don’t truly love. Towards the end of the book after Robert leaves her and as she thinks about her life and the events that have happened that she regretted. Edna said “She was trapped in motherhood.” She didn’t like the lifestyle she was given, she had lost the love for Leonce even though he was in love with her.
In the novel excerpt, "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan the extent Ni-Kans mom pressuring her to fit in and be part of the prodigy culture is huge, but little does she know that because of the pressure put on Ni-Kan, when she grows up her view of that culture is impacted by what happened when she was little. Ni-Kan (the daughter) wants to live her life how she wants and do what she likes to do. On the other hand, her mom wants a different path for her daughter. She wants her daughter to become a prodigy. They 're not on the same page at all.
"Lessons for a Women" by Ban Zhao is an insightful telling of life lessons and clever advice that any young women can apply to their life. The author is Ban Zhao who is seriously ill and not sure if she 'll live so she feels the need to teach her daughters things they have not yet been taught. "I am now seriously ill, life is uncertain." The author is writing because she wants to inform her daughters, before she dies, of proper manners as well as how to be a good wife and women in general. "But I do grieve that you, my daughters, just now at the age for marriage, have not at this time had gradual training and advice; that you still have not learned the proper customs for married women.
Tillie Olsen uses doubling in “I Stand Here Ironing” to symbolize the fear that the narrator expresses for her eldest daughter Emily. The narrator fears that her life is being reflected in her daughter. She does not want her daughter to grow up the way she did. They are at odds with each other throughout the story. Emily needs help and her mother is not in the right place to give her that help.
Edward Jones’s short story, “The First Day” displays how the mother constantly prepares to defeat the next obstacle that might keep her daughter from kindergarten. The girl is able to observe her mother’s actions and extrapolate lessons, including how a mother would do anything for the benefit of her child. Although not all sacrifices are equal, an opportunity unseized would be an opportunity
In this story the main character, who is also the narrator, struggles with trying to fit into her own culture while also trying to fit into her new culture. Her mother tries to force her to be what she believes is what little girls are like in America. This slowly leads to her giving up on things and made her stop trying because “ I won’t let her change me, I promised myself. I won’t be what i’m not,” this slowly led to a very long-distance type of relationship between the mother and her daughter. Although the mother adapted to her new culture easier and believed that she could be whatever she wanted to be, the daughter believed that she couldn’t be anything, she could only be herself.
June was nice, quiet, respectful woman and was a secretary at a school. Setting the example of what it means to be a “perfect” women in society and for her family. Connie felt held back by her family and their beliefs but at the same time she did not know what she could do but obey her parent 's rules. Stuck in between of freeing herself and staying like her older sister did. Moreover, June portrays what society expects women to act and Connie represents rebellion, but still stuck in this view on how people perceive women.
Romeo And Juliet Paper A Mother always loves her child. But not in the play “Romeo and Juliet”. Lady Capulet secretly does not love her daughter Juliet. Sure Juliet was born Lady Capulet but Lady Capulet does not want to spend time with her. That’s why she hired the nurse, so then the nurse can take care of her and Lady Capulet does not have to deal with Juliet complaining.
She is very fearful that Sophie will end up like her best friend, whether it will be due to an overdose or a murderer catching her alone. Her fear has been transformed to self hatred for failing to keep her daughter safe. Despite their relationship not having the best ground to stand on, Sophie 's mom still cares about her daughter even if she acts emotionless and heartless towards her. In conclusion, both women have a common objective for Sophie. Even if they have different relationships with Sophie, they want the best possibility for their family member and prevent any deadly results.
That women absolutely could not be themselves. How is being locked up and put away till "happiness" comes your way the answer and cure for depression, which is a major mental illness that is to not be played around with. Women in this era often wanted the freedom to follow their own desires and education was one of them. Women wanted to smart and educated like men, women wanted big roles in the houseold like supporting their family and making an income for their families, but yet again since women were often put on as too weak to handle a mans a job, they had no right to do so. In conclusion, women in the Realism Era (1865-1910) could not think for themselves, were controlled by men and had no right for an education.
Her reaction to not being able to freely express her own mind was saying hurtful things to her mother, “Then I wish I weren’t your daughter, I wish you weren’t my mother, I shouted” (Tan 141-142). Tan was aware that once these things were said, they could not be taken back, but she was not done yet. Amy Tan wanted her mother to know that she did not want to be the obedient daughter her mother yearned for her to be. She wanted to see her mother’s anger explode, so she resurfaced the incident no one ever spoke of. Tan brought up the babies who had died, and said, “I wish I were dead!
Often times in the book, Aunt Alexandra is inferred to be an inferior mother figure to Calpurnia. She talks about the kids not acting up to the standards of the family behind their backs and puts Atticus up to lecturing them about their downfalls. Aunt Alexandra also disapproves the kids’ clothing and activities, but especially Scout. She scowled when she told Scout to come inside to talk with some neighborhood ladies and she was muddy. She says that before long, Scout will start acting, dressing, and behaving more like a lady.
but was also afraid she might lose her if she didn’t let her go. Zitkala-Sa mother let her make her own decision this is an important piece of a mother and daughter relationship. Zitkala-Sa 's mother has taught her so much not to be involved in a place that she doesn’t belong. By letting Zitkala-Sa to make her personal decision, her mother is not interfering or controlled in her daughter 's life. The poor little girl, was looking for a bright future and a better life.
In excerpts “Two Kinds”, “Multi-Culturalism Explained in One Word: Hapa” and “Everyday Use” there is an example of cultural identity and how it effects the decision in the characters life. In the novel excerpt “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the main character has struggles in-between what her mother wants her to be versus what she feels compelled to be. Jing-Mei mother wants Jing-Mei to be a young prodigy but, yet she is not one. So it cause conflict/tension between Jing-Mei and her mother because Jing-Mei does not want to be a prodigy nor has the skills, and because of this she has no drive. At this moment in time her mother has instilled the piano into her culture.
Unfortunately, her mother strongly rejected her pleading because it was not the social norm for girls or women to receive an education (Bokser 12). Although Sor Juana’s mother declined her permission she did not let it cease her and still continued to study privately. Furthermore, as she grew older, Sor Juana continued to encounter the discrimination because she is a female who aspired for an education. In Sor Juana’s Rhetoric of Silence, Bokser articulates how Sor Juana, as an adult now, realizes the disruptions, risks, and obstacles that continuously occurred in attempts to learn. Bokser states, “Her portrayal of the female intellectual is markedly different from the classical image of the bodiless masculine mind” (12).