In Eudora Welty’s “Why I live at P.O.”, Sister, the narrator, tries to alter the viewpoints of the reader to shape their interpretations to match the bias and the animosity towards the family. People often allow their perceptions to be influenced by a self-serving bias that can jade the depth of reality. In her reality, Sister is the victim that gets ridiculed by her family especially her sister Stella-Rondo whom she harbors a jealousy. Sister claims her life was “fine” before Stella-Rondo shows up and interrupts everything. She describes Stella-Rondo be inconsistent and unstable based on her being spoiled when they were children.
She had invested the time trying to make Jing-mei a prodigy because she was her last hope. Jing-meiâ€™s mother had lost two children while in China. Jing-meiâ€™s mother also expected her to be a prodigy because she was a Chinese immigrant; she felt immigrants had to prove that they were as talented as or more talented than Americans were. <br> <br>Jing-meiâ€™s mother didnâ€™t know what she wanted her to do, so she experimented. First came the dancing and singing trails, â€œ at first my mother wanted me to be a Chinese Shirley Templeâ€ (Tan 450).
Her mother brags to her Aunt Lindo about how good Jing-Mei is at playing the piano. She wants to show how smart and talented she believes that her daughter is. Jing-Mei purposefully defies that by not investing into the lessons and learning to play properly. After her disastrous performance at the piano recital, the narrator describes the look on Jing-Mei’s mother’s face. “I saw my mother’s face, her stricken face.” This shows the disappointment that her mother felt.
But according to the article, "Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior" by Elisabeth Panttaja, the author tells us that the sweet-tempered, motherless young woman that we read about as children was an imposter. Panttaja opens her article with Cinderella's mother on her death-bed, advising her that if she is "good and pious"1, that she, the mother; "shall look down from heaven and take care of you"1. She explains that this opening scene in Cinderella sets forth the central problem that she must overcome; which is that her mother is absent. The arrival of a strong stepmother and stepsisters', and their unification to subjugate her, makes Cinderella appear weak. And the stepsisters' power is manifested because the stepmother is present.
In contrast to Cindy’s new found self esteem, her mother seemed to uphold a strong lack of confidence in her daughter and in herself as well. By the same token, in the second article “The Thrill of Victory … The Agony of Parents”, the author presents the opposition through her mother. Jennifer Schwind’s mother appeared as an embarrassment to her publicly and emotionally. “In a voice so screeching that it rivaled fingernails on a blackboard, she told him that he was a disgraceful coach and that he should be ashamed of himself” (Pawlak 3). While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child.
. . .” This made her dream become more apparent because she wants to be noticed. Steinbeck constructs Curley’s wife as a round character, where she has more than one side to her, as she is portrayed as a flirtatious and lonely character but the audience knows that she has had previous experiences to make her feel this way. Curley's wife does try to put herself out and fulfill her American dream.
‘Bend it Like Beckham’ is a very successful, British movie directed by Gurinder Chadha. In deciding whether or not ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ isn’t just an entertaining movie, many points on both side of the argument have to be considered such as the different themes or what were the purpose in making the film. One of the main points that Bend it Like Beckham isn’t just an entertaining movie, is the fact that cultural expectations are shown throughout the movie. Both parents of the two main characters (Jess and Jules) have very strict expectations towards their daughter’s future. Jules’s parents want their daughter to be pretty, feminine, and to eventually marry, whilst, Jess’s parents want their daughter to have fashy jobs, stick to tradition and marry too.
You might think you are not fan girl material and you might want some help, but do not worry; everyone has chosen the fan girl life nowadays! Just ask those Bieber-crazy fans who cut themselves when news broke out about their idol making a bad decision. Just think about is, now you can turn into an obsessed fan just like them! The first big step in becoming a fan girl includes always being hypersensitive. Your idol easily compares to a newborn child who needs love and protection.
My mother would tell me things in a blunt manor, instead of me appreciating the truth I insisted on over analyzing it creating a problem into something that wasn't. Realizing later on that was her way of showing me to understand constructive criticism and face the world. Deborah Tannen's "Oh, Mom Oh Honey", she analyzes different personal relationships between mothers and daughters. No two are alike, each paired duo study had a different portrayal of how things where and how they should be. "I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!"
They form a very close relationship, and it grows into a passionate affair. Edna fights and struggles against society for independence and is overwhelmed with confusion, but she is finally able to break free from the role she was cast for through her successes. Like an audition, Edna does not make the cut for the role of a motherly woman. She loves her children dearly, but she does not express it like most mothers do. Madame Ratignolle and Edna have very different feelings and perspectives on motherhood.