However, her father passed away and because of hostile relatives, her mother had to leave her house. In spite of this, her aunt took control of the household and tried to force Fauziya to follow their traditions. Kassindja’s aunt arranged a wedding for her niece to become the fourth wife of an electrician; her future husband wanted her to have the genital operation before they got married, however, Fauziya disagreed and decided to leave the country before the marriage and mutilation happened. When she got to the United States, she asked for political asylum. At first she was denied but she never gave up and successfully appealed the denial.
The Bean Trees tackles such huge issues as divorce, child abuse, and illegal immigration through Taylor Greer, a girl from rural Kentucky who, while trying to start a new life for herself outside of her home town of Pittman County, ends up with an abandoned child who was molested in her previous home, and thus is reluctant to speak. Taylor names the baby girl Turtle, and when her car breaks down in Tucson, and she can’t afford to fix it, she decides to live there, renting from a recently divorced mom named Lou Ann. The Bean Trees is beautiful book about Taylor trying her best to raise Turtle despite the challenges presented. The book goes on to criticizes the United States’ immigration policies through the story of Esperanza and Estevan. Esperanza
After the court grants Carmen unsupervised visits with Leila, Leila returns home with bruises on her arms and has a very strong odor on her clothes. In Forever Beach by Shelley Noble, Carmen had her parental rights terminated after repetitive drug abuse charges. She claims to feel compunction for her actions but once she gets periodic time with Leila, it all goes back to the same actions with drugs. It was getting so bad that Leila would be coming home with bruises on her arms because Carmen did not care about Leila, she cared about drugs. The title is fitting for the story for 3 important reasons, throughout the book Sarah calls Leila her forever girl, the beach is where all the families gather to have a good time, and it is where Leila felt
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself. Maria is trying to grow up too fast and she put her family to the side instead of being grateful.
A male centred society and the patriarchy were once again being accepted as the norm and perpetuated. Women’s opportunities were severely limited, and her narrative was prescribed to her. Gloria Steinem was born the granddaughter of a committee member of the National Woman Suffrage Association, so activism and women’s rights had been tackled in her family far before she was born. Steinem’s parents split up early on in her life, resulting in her mother’s financial instability. Steinem later accredited her mother’s inability to keep a job to the hostile attitudes towards women in the workspace.
We see her on the first day breaking the rules by swearing in the street and swearing at the harasser who tried to harass her; by this she breaks her grandmother 's golden rule: "The Golden Rule of Prudence for an Istanbulite woman: When harassed on street, never respond, since a woman who responds, let alone swears back at her harasser, shall only fire up the enthusiasm of the latter!" (5). She is aware of these rules, but because she is different, she chooses to break these rules. When she hears the Azan while she is preparing herself for the abortion, she starts to think about her own journey. Najwa in Faqir 's Willow Trees Don 't Weep is a secular girl, wears miniskirts, works in the most secular place in Jordan, a hotel in the Dead Sea.
In the book Literary and Cultural Theory by Donald Hall, he discusses key principles which define feminist analysis and its subcategories. Kate Chopin’s short story, “The Story of An Hour,” is about a woman named Louise Mallard who was told that her husband died and she finds joy in her freedom. However, her husband turns out to be alive and when he returns home, Louise dies from devastation. In Chopin’s book The Awakening, Edna Pontellier is different from most women in society and has been rebellious for most of her life with fantasies of forbidden loves. Despite her responsibilities as a wife and mother of two boys, she continues to rebel by having
In the poems, the author’s explore sacrifice of being a mother and putting their children before themselves. In Claude McKay’s “My Mother”, the author’s mother insisted her son go to work although she was sick. In the poem he states, “And, smiling sadly in the old sweet way, she pointed to the nail where hung my cap. Her eyes said: I shall last another day.” His mother was sick and never knew when her day would come, but instead of her making her son stay with her and miss out on a day’s work she made him go. The world stops for no one, and during this time period people were fleeing north and seeking employment.
Also Rosa was a civil right activist before her arrest. The bus driver how Parks had prior encounter with was James Blake he also demanded that she vacate her seat. But the other problem is that she was not sitting in the only white people area she was sitting in the middle of the bus in those days most people rode in cars or walked and so when Rosa boycotted the bus she was not sitting there because her feet were tired. Weeks after her arrest Parks was jailed a second time for her role in the boycott. Rosa took a stand because she did not want to be treated like a slave but she was not the only one how was sick of being a slave there was plenty of other people like there was Martin Luther King jr,Gandhi,Cesar Chavez, and plenty of other people.