People are also expecting more from marriage, and women especially are choosing to live alone due to feminist views. One reason for the growth in single hood could be the change in the law for divorce. In 1969 the Divorce Reform Act allowed people to divorce easier, as it meant they could put in place a no fault act. This meant that people didn't feel forced to stay in a marriage that made them unhappy. Furthermore, this would lead to a lot of people expecting more from relationships after getting divorced, as they wouldn't want to fall victim to what cause their last marriage to end again.
• ‘You aint ruined’ – sense that she is envious that the other farm girl can be no naive (could remind herself of her). Now she is seen as a second class citizen and cannot marry or have a family because she is married • ‘You blue and bleak face could’ - unhealthy because she is unhappy because she has no life or status DIDNT TAKE WHAT THEY WERE DOING SERIOUSLY • Although the reader is like to feel sorry for the poet, ‘we played’ tells us that she saw her loves as a game. Could suggest that she liked all the attention. • She saw them as toys too, ‘my hurdy gurdy monkey men’ • Now she realises what she has done wrong and is has set in she still shows now sign of sorrow, ‘o you didn’t know I’d been ruined’ the breezy tone is heavily ironic. • ‘You aint ruined’ – suggesting she was like her and wanted all these clothes and privileges
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Analysis Question: Compare the ways that Ma and Pa view Loung. Answer: Ma views Loung as troublesome and un-lady like. Ma also continuously compares Loung to her siblings, and she wishes that Loung would simply sit still, not ask questions and grow up quickly. Pa on the other hand encourages Loung to be herself, ask questions and to act her age. Pa is quoted “Loung is too smart and clever for people to understand.” Synthesis Question: Write a diary entry from Loung’s point of view as they are leaving the city.
In passage one Eggs’ speech is spliced with the words of the other three major characters, Tom, Fi and Anglea. Tom emphasises the importance of promoting equality for people who are “born in some dead-end street - in Melbourne, or Sydney, or Afghanistan” while Eggs focuses on “a fair go for people with energy and vision”. Thus, even though they are not speaking face to face the scene takes on the feeling of a debate. Meanwhile, Fiona’s naivety is conveyed through her comment that “you girls are the future… tomorrow’s leaders who we will look to – to run things” while Tom insists that it is a “powerful and contemptuous class of men” like Eggs who are running the country. In contrast, Angela addressing her students suggests that Australia’s future is a multicultural one, as well as portrays Angela as Greek personification of multiculturalism.
In this paragraph, Brady creates a humorous, sarcastic tone in her essay. She creates this tone by including an interjection saying “altogether incidentally” showing her sarcastic tone. 2. By repeating the clause “I want a wife” at the beginning of the sentences, Judy emphasizes her tone, and explains the roles of both a man and a woman in marriage, stresses how much work being a wife was in the 1970’s, and how wives weren’t appreciated as much as they should have been. 5.
From the day we are born were given a color. Pink for girls, and blue for boys. The parents, who are usually busy adoring their new blessing, don’t think that there already pushing social norms on their children. Women are feminine, they love pink and soft things, and have to be delicate and show poise, while men are the tough bread winners who should be feared and respected. In the story The Things They Carried, men where tough soldiers, and the stereotype of women staying home and being in the