ANALYSIS As mentioned beforehand, deception damages a child’s self-esteem. This situation often happens in a dysfunctional family. Initially, the narrator was seeing her mother for the first time since the divorce which led to result her behaviour fear. The narrator missed the tender care that the mother had shown to her family. However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene.
Lena describes her mother as being very timid and apathetic to her circumstances, especially after she loses a baby. Although she is always technically around, Ying-Ying is a very absent mother to Lena. Lena realizes this upon observing the life of her neighbor, a girl about her age named Teresa, who comes from a loud Italian family. Lena believes that Teresa’s mother is going to kill her, as they are always yelling at each other. However, upon talking to Teresa, Lena finds out that they yell at each other so much because Teresa can be reckless, and her mother cares about her well being.
Once they decide on a man, there is no going back and divorce was considered uncommon. The women in the novel, each display their thoughts on marriage. However, Elizabeth Bennett, who is opinionated and passionate about her beliefs, is inclined to disagree with the norms of the society the most. While others believe that marriage is the key to happiness, she disagrees. She is not easily influenced by those surrounding her, even her family, and her honesty and wit allow her to avoid the drama that dominates the society.
There will always be sick people who find some twisted way to get a child under their grasp and abuse them, but for the most part, you can weed out unsuitable people who cannot or will not take good care of children. Some people have kids for the sole reason that it is the norm to get married, settle down, and have children. Cases like these are terrible because the mothers don’t truly want to be moms, they just go through parenthood because they feel like they’re supposed to. These types of people are super likely to abuse their kids because they are so unhappy with the situation that they brought upon themselves. In addition, by just simply looking into someone’s criminal history and not letting them adopt or legally have kids if they’re unsuitable you could save a child from a life of abuse and/or neglect.
For example, in the first few paragraphs, we get a hint of how Connie’s mother is constantly nagging and complaining about how vain she is and how she is nothing like her sister. Speaking from a logical standpoint we can say that this negative backlash from her mother is upsetting to her, as it should be for any normal human being. Since she is receiving such negative attention in her home she goes out to seek “positive” attention. Her mother’s continuous praising of how great Connie’s sister June is, and how much better she is than her can be draining and irritating. Connie could just be going out to get the praise and attention that she needs or “deserves”.
Which supports her argument later on that nothing is fun until you are good at it. In her article she states, “Chinese parents can get away with things Western parents can’t” –because of the stereotypes regarding child upbringing, Chinese parents have got a bigger room for raising their children as they see fit without being judged she writes that Chinese parents can tell their children that they need to lose some weight if they see fit, but Western parents have to tip-toe around the subject to prevent their child getting a negative self-image. But in her opinion it does not do the children any good to treat the subject ‘health’ as a taboo, because they still end up in therapy for eating disorders
Being too emotional is really bad for our society because most of us get stuck with emoting — giving too much emphasis to how we feel just like Kris Aquino. Some of us end up putting too much meaning to something trivial. Some even make a big deal whenever they hear another person raising their voice and quickly assume that that person is being nasty even if they do not know the whole story. The concept of general semantics and emotional intelligence can be fitted or associated on how most Filipino perceive, understand and give decisions on a certain situation. Filipinos seem to be divided when an issue occurs.
Xenophobia is the intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. Most Americans have always showed some sort of xenophobic reactions to immigrants even if it consists of a racial blur towards them or an act of hate crime. Americans fear that these immigrants will bring culture and values that will not assimilate into communities. Immigrants were expected to assimilate into the American culture, since those who don’t are more distinctive and are deemed to xenophobia. Some of the immigrant cultures include unique types of clothes, languages, foods, and style of living.
The first journal article provides explanations about how the bullying is presented in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye and how it affects the main character’s to the point she hurt herself to escape from the emotional pain she had to bear. The article shows that the physical and emotional bullying directed towards Elaine comes from the fact that she was different form her other friends, who mostly came from strongly dominant patriarchal families. She dressed and acted differently for her father gave her freedom to do and wear what she wanted. Thus, her supposed-to-be best friends forced her to change because they thought Elaine’s behaviour and appearance were not lady-like. The article explained how this act of phsychological bullying affected
“It’s not that, it's obvious. It’s embarrassing.” ‘Embarrass you be my daughter?” Her voice was cracking with anger, “That’s not what I meant. That’s not what I said.” Waverly had decided that even though she was her mother, she didn’t need to take advantage of Waverly to show off so Waverly decided to fight back. It said that Waverly’s mother was cracking with anger so it meant that she was probably really mad. Even though Waverly knew her mother was angry, she still stood up to her mother for trying to excessively show off using her.
Yiyun Li feels that same way and can’t comprehend but feel separated from her own language’s culture. “In my relationship with English, in this relationship with the intrinsic distance between a nonnative speaker and an adopted language that makes people look askance, I feel invisible but not estranged. It is the position I believe I always want in life. But with every pursuit there is the danger of crossing a line, from invisibility to erasure” (Lin 7). This clearly shows that she can be isolated from the people around her.