In the Document the “F Word” by Firoozeh Dumas, she describes her frustration of Americans judging her culture, which in turn scrutinizes who she is as a person. She claims that many Americans reject her name, (which is a part of her culture), which made her endure the horrible emotions that go hand and hand with denial. Firoozeh decided to apply for a job when she was in college. She had interview upon interview, yet, there was no response. Later she soon concluded that it was her name that held her back from achieving the jobs she wanted.Of course her frustration rose.
Miranda Moore Moore 1 Mrs. Luehrs English 8 April 20, 2011 The Process of Creating a Miracle Debbie risks her life, travels across the world, and gives everything she has to women she doesn’t know so they have the tools to become strong and independent. Overtime she grows as a person herself because she learns so much about these girls and uses the skills they teach her in her own life, so the students are not the only ones learning. When her dreams and goals are fresh in her head, she calls everyone she knows and asks for donations because she is so excited to get the first class together. She goes though not only problems with war and a language barrier, but the cultures collide and she has trouble combining her American style with the traditional Afghan style. Debbie also has trouble in her personal life, like finding time for friends and a new Afghan husband.
Having to go through these hardships affect a women’s identity as it is created. Throughout this novel and poem, gender within the Chicano culture plays a large part in determining the roles men and women are expected to follow and the injustice they deal with in their everyday lives. In the story Juana Ines, by Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Juana Ines struggles with trying to accept who she really is. In the Chicano culture, men go to school and receive an education, while women stay home and take care of the household. Juana is the opposite of the “normal Chicana woman”; she is intelligent and independent, which is frowned upon by her society.
The war drives Sierra Leone to a state of poverty which causes Mariatu and her family to become very desperate for money. Which leads to the last cause, the obligation Mariatu has to provide for her Sierra Leonean family. Mariatu's personal experiences motivate her to make the cultural transition from a Sierra Leonean to a Canadian society. The most discussed issue in The Bite of the Mango is the civil war that is taking place in Sierra Leone. The war affects Mariatu in a number of ways, it separates her from her family, it causes her hands to be cut off, and in the end causes a poor means of life for her and her new family.
However, their communication skills differ significantly. While Winfrey values empowerment, education and family, Springer ironically promotes immorality, foul language and the breakdown of the family structure. Oprah Winfrey, daughter of a domestic helper and a barber, was born into poverty and suffered many hardships. The harsh realities she encountered included being raped at age nine, becoming pregnant at age fourteen, and being unable to bear children thereafter. Even though she faced these realities, she did not allow that to stop her.
She has never expressed regret for her decision, but it is a real life example of what society expected of women during that time period. I would like to think that I would identify with Katherine if I lived during that era, but who knows what society would have influenced me to believe. I am very grateful that expectations for women have changed so dramatically in the last sixty years. 2. What were the issues and challenges faced by the main characters regarding the choices they had to make regarding college education, marriage, relationships, and family?
Esperanza is beginning to think differently than the other girls of the neighborhood, even though she was born and raised in the same way as all the women around her. She is not content with this expected role of women. She believes that someday she will escape the burdens of her culture placed on women. She knows she has a good mind, strong will and a talent for telling stories. She returns to her old neighborhood later as an adult through her stories, showing them they can live their own lives and be independent women.
Obasan is the protective caregiver, and Nesan is her once loving mother. Nesan’s absence along with the roles of the rest of the other woman all hold a negative effect on Naomi’s growth as an individual and play an important part in Naomi’s painful search for self and cultural wholeness. Aunt Emily’s knowledge on the internment overwhelmed Naomi and led her to unintentionally push her to relive her childhood before she was ready. Obasan’s over protective parenting style and passive personality sheltered Naomi from the events that surrounded her. Nesan’s absence was a negative result of the Japanese internment that Naomi will always carry with her.
She also experienced a lot of mental abuse from her mom, who seemed to cut her down more than anything. When it came to her relationship with Melchior, she just seemed to go with the flow. She kind of got sucked into doing things that she, possibly, may have not done if she would have had a closer, more open relationship with her mom. Wendla longs to feel loved and at one point, even confuses the physical abuse that one of her friends experiences at home as real love and begs Melchior to hit her. She was a very lost child that needed more attention on the home front.
Use complete sentences. Be specific in your answers. Answer: Some things I will include are how disrespectful I used to be to my mother and how I’m still to this day trying to repair the damage that has been done between her and I. Learning to see from different perspectives and have unconditional love for my mother is something I’ll speak about in the middle of my narrative. some of the major incidents that I’ll include consist of the depression I suffered from due to isolation, and the terrible and intense arguments I had with my mother.