She also wants to give him some of her old clothes so Boyd’s mother can sew some new clothes for his family. Mrs. Wilson also asks into his father and sister, and Boyd tells that his sister is studying to become a teacher and his father is a foreman in a fabric. The narrator is an omniscient 3rd person. Which reveals the mothers character because we do not have her direct thoughts of the characters. Boyd’s Mother is at home taking care of the children and the house while his father is working.
Jane reports growing in a home with both parents; however being raised by her grandmother (Bitter, et al. 2010). Jane reports her mother doting on little brother leaving her to feel as if was on her own (Bitter, et al. 2010). Jane was the “star” of the family.
Although women today do household chores, in the old days it was a command from the husband and a demand from the society. My great grandmother was no exception. When she was nineteen and married, it was her job to prepare all meals, served them with a tray to her husband. She waited on him to finish in order to clean up the table. I consider this pure slavery.
Lucretia, the housewife of husband John Burnett, feels unappreciated and taken for granted while she maintains the house and raises their children. She spends her whole day “rearing...[her children]... and looking after her husband and the house” (King). This is the normal role of the housewife during the late 19th century. John Burnett worked on the construction of the railroads in town under the boss who would later steal his wife. Women in the Victorian era were dependent on their husbands financially and one third of all women in england still led a domestic housewife role (“Victoria’s Past”).
For example when Kareem, her husband, and the family's servant Attiyat, immediately left the house to perform the tasks for the day ahead, the main character finds her in tears. This could be a symbol of the feeling of her internal loneliness. All her children have grown to reach the age where independence, self-centered personalities, upbringing of a young family, and preoccupation in one's studies, were the root to each of their lives. In addition to her realizations, "the relationship between their father and I no longer contained that essential ingredient of marriage." (p.18).
Parents seek desirable husbands for their daughter and send her away to live with him and her in-laws’. Mothers start teaching their daughters at a young age how to cook, clean, and how their future husband should be taken care of. Once they are married they then take on the role of being a 24/7 housewife who does everything around the house while waiting on everyones hand and foot. The husbands then go finish college get a job and “bring home the money.” This a real life situation that is occurring everyday not only in India but also other parts of the world and my strongly believe that needs to change. I personally do not follow this “rule” because I want to have a great future with a career where I will be treated with respect by all including men.
For example, Mitchel brought Cam breakfast in bed because it was mothers’ day. I believe I saw depicted also here was “complimentary”, a as described by Nichols page 99 in how Cam was always taking offense into being viewed as the female in the relationship, and Mitchell was constantly trying to convince him otherwise thus remaining in a family homeostasis. Then we see how the concept of “triangles” in which a third party member, in this case the friends are at a gathering; moms and children were asked to take pictures and Cam tries to escape. Social Constructivism, page 95, is seen when eventually Cam did get chosen to be the “mom” to take the group picture and was even given a bouquet of flowers. Again Mitchell tries to protect Cam as he tries to explain that people are just not ready to interact with gay couples without being offensive thereby, continuing the pattern of “family homeostasis page
Because of her unconditional willingness to take care of me, I have learned that in life it is important to consider others and not merely focus on your personal interests. This has pushed me to take care of my little sister more attentively and to help my mother around the house so that she doesn’t have to do everything herself. A few years ago, I got sick with the flu only a couple of days before my grandmother was set to travel back to Lebanon. My mother had work, my sister had school and my grandmother was suppose start packing. However, almost the entire two days she stayed by my side making me warm soups and teas, ensuring I was comfortable and keeping me company.
Well yes I have one of them in my family. My Auntie, I love her to death but she is one of those people that let money take control of her life. Just like the evil daughter in the movie, my auntie never wants to come to family functions she always has an excuse or if she do come she shows up late when everything is about over with. My auntie has one son, who the family barley sees. At the end of the movie that mother dies and she asks for this one daughter that thinks she is better than
Sharlene Filpo Eng-150 I Want a Wife (1971) In the essay “I want a Wife “by Judy Brady in the 1970’s, she writes a striking satire about women who played the role of “house wife’s” and all the helpful task they did for their husbands and children , without they noticing that this “wife task” could be actually done by their own husbands. While she irons some clothes, it occurred to her that she also wanted a wife because of all the desired wife tasks men expected from them. She goes on giving a list of all this task, starting from having the wife work to send her back to school, to serving her in all aspects like cleaning , cooking , nanning and sexually needs. I was very angry when reading this essay because even thought she was being sarcastic about it, this is what men and even women expected of a house wife’s during those times. The parts that bother me the most was about the wife giving sexual need to their spouses.