Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author. When the narrator calls her creation her “ ill-formed offspring of [her] feeble brain” she draws parallels between how parents can feel about their children when frustrated (line 1). The narrator refers to her work as a “ rambling brat” to show how difficult it is to accept something she has created (7). The narrator seems to feel this difficulty not only as an author but also as a mother. As a frustrated parent feels the narrator once again uses the metaphor of a child to describe how an author feels when their work does not turn out how they wanted.
The Discrimination against Women Identities Throughout history, female were considered lesser beings and nothing more than the property of their husband. In the short story, Blank Spaces by Joanna Cockerline, the acknowledgment of female being inferior creatures in comparison to men is highlighted. Struggle against misfortunes, Elizabeth is oppressed by the social inequality due to the fact that she is a girl. In Blank Spaces, the social inequality implied by the narrative severely impacts Elizabeth’s career hierarchy, character traits, and life experiences. Like many feminist writer, Cockerline focuses her emphasis on how social norm discriminate women by inhibit their job opportunities.
Confinement is a method of placing boundaries and limitations on something or someone. The notion of confinement is presented in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, through the main character Jane and her psychological journey as she faces confinement. The aspects of Jane's confinement create an excessive pressure upon her that ultimately leaves her no choice but to defy the norms of the nineteenth century in order to be free. The little knowledge presented to her keeps her unaware of her confinement, and it remains unfamiliar until through her own dread and apprehensiveness she begins to become aware of her own self. As the story transpires, Jane's unknown figure becomes all that is known to her; however, because of what is expected of her as a woman it is difficult for her to acknowledge her own self as she is afraid of her own monstrosity.
In her essay, The Case against Chores, Jane Smiley shows her contempt for chores by giving some opinions that I simply do not agree with. She makes it sound like chores are beneath children and parents should cater to their children. Maybe it’s the fact that I grew up in a “lower-middle” class family, or it could be the fact that I had a daily chore list, but I find Jane’s essay to be for the most part presumptuous, patronizing, and a bit judgmental. I feel like she is trying to give parenting advice based on outlandish notions that parents should be the sole caretakers of a home. My grandmother raised me and my little brother and sister.
Fitting In In many families, growing up means making mistakes, learning from them, and moving on. Olivia Castellano in, “Canto, Locura Y Poesia,” makes it clear that being able to make mistakes and learn from them can be very difficult especially for Chicanos to be able to succeed in life when they are already looked down at for their culture. Sometimes you wonder if a degree would change anything. If having and education would make every stereotype of chicanos go away. Catellanos argues that her culture has been looked down on for a long time even by her own family and how she “needed to sabotage society in a major way, intellectually radical way” (342).
They were almost treating women like children. When Jane was a child at Gateshead, she is described as ‘disobedient and passionate’. From this I can tell that she is already rejecting the way in which women are supposed to behave at that time. This shows the appearance of Jane, as being a disobedient child who should be treated badly. Although in reality, she is just standing up for herself, due to the Reed’s mistreatment of her.
David Palagashvili Period 7 AP Sen. Lit. September 11th, 2010 Mrs. Boness Charlotte Bronte, in her famous feminist novel, Jane Eyre, used her narrator and protagonist to stress and emphasize the critical need for the reformation of childcare. She does this through a textual illustration of the atrocities against women and children of the Victorian Era in England. The story’s main character, Jane, is the depiction of an average yet peculiarly exceptional woman who takes the reader through the story of her life from childhood to present. The given passage is an excerpt of a portion of Jane’s late childhood at her boarding school, Lowood.
However despite these negative effects of injustice, it can be a hard and tough way to help someone mature. This applies to Jeanne herself, as she later defined herself as a caretaker of her parents and the twisting minds of in justice helped shape her personality to someone wiser. Injustice had corrupted Jeanne's father as his mental self-respect has fallen due to traumatizing
How does Hill convey relationships in the novel King of the Castle? Hill is describing Kingshaw’s relationship with his mother as not a good one. We see this as Kingshaw is thinking back to his past experiences with his mother, “He wished she were dead instead of his father”. Here Hill is trying to portray that Kingshaw’s mother is an extremely unlikable person and a terrible parent. Here, Kingshaw’s mother is trying to treat both the boys with equal respect.“I shall not make a favourite of my own child”, which is conveyed to the reader constantly as throughout the novel as her respect for her own child declines as her feelings for Mr Hooper increases .
Parents play a major role to influence their children’s characteristics and beliefs since they are the primary educators. In other words, the example they set via the actions they take and the decisions they make greatly impacts the behavior of the offspring. This is clearly seen in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen as Lydia, the youngest daughter in the Bennet family, is depicted to be the product of her mother’s failing position as a parent. Her immature behavior with others in addition to her elopement with Wickham justifies Mrs. Bennet’s unsuccessfulness to educate her daughter socially. Thus, Lydia’s lack of propriety and good judgment is a reflection of Mrs. Bennet’s inability to sufficiently fulfill her role as an effective mother.