One similarity that the mothers and daughters in the book shared with Tan and her family is that all of the parents had high expectations and goals for their children. Also, when all of the daughters were growing up, there was some sort of family secret kept away from them. Another parallel between the author and the characters in the book is that both of them had lost something that was meaningful to them. The parents, mainly the mothers, pushed their daughters to the highest possible point of their ability to achieve successful lives. The daughters in the stories thought their mothers were very pushy about some things and they did not like it.
Woman were basically slaves to men .women were to cook, clean and tend to the children .some woman were spiteful of their husbands because they had greater opportunities but Bradstreet had a devout love for her husband. Although most woman of her time looked at being a housewife as being punishment she embraces it. She says they are one where as everything they do is in sync with each other. Their love for each other is mutual and ever flowing. She feels that no other woman can love her husband more than the love she has for hers.
The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”. Connie doesn’t make the situation between the two any better by instigating her mother with curt answers and rude responses. “Her parents and her sister were going to a barbecue at an aunt’s house and Connie said ‘no’, she wasn’t interested, rolling her eyes to let her mother know exactly what she thought.”. the only time Connie fully admits that she truly did love her mother was when she was crying in the phone for her. Connie’s father is a quiet bystander when it came to his wife and daughter heated arguments.
Compare the presentation of Nora in Act One of A Doll’s House to Christine Linde. How are they portrayed as opposites? Nora and Christine are portrayed as complete opposites throughout Act One due to a variation of differences in their characters. Nora plays the wife of Torvald Helmer and the mother of his three children. Throughout Act One Nora is presented as a materialistic woman, who seems to think that money can buy a person’s happiness as she is constantly asking her husband for ‘money’ which she claims will keep her ‘going for a long time’ suggesting that she can’t live without money.
If a woman told a man that they love him they were considered as whores, and their life would be completely destroyed. Elizabeth was in love with Mr. Darcy but she couldn’t tell him about her feelings. Being enclosed by the rules of society Elizabeth was considered as a normal Girl from a Normal family, who didn’t have to do hard work to survive, and do labor to feed her family. Elizabeth’s father was not too wealthy but he had recourses to keep his family fed. Elizabeth is a proud girl of her own.
Both marriages are restricting, and challenge the protagonists’ concept of self and individuality. In “The Story of an Hour”, Louise Mallard gets the news of her husband’s death from her sister and her husband’s friend. She quickly retreats to the privacy of her own room which her companions believe is to grieve in solitude. In actuality, she shows the reader that she is finally confronting the wasted days of her life, and through that realizes that she has been given a second chance. She reflects on her marriage and we find that, although it was a good one, her husband never knew how unhappy his wife was.
Through her physical appearance and her own actions, Candy's description of Curley's Wife seems accurate after her first appearance in the text. Curley’s wife has no name and is initially seen as the possession of her husband. She is also a good-looking lady who wears quite a bit of makeup, form-fitting dresses, and ostrich feathered-high heels. As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad – something her marriage to Curley only makes worse. She reveals throughout the course of the story that she is unhappy in her marriage because her husband seems to care little for her, and is really more interested in talking about himself than anything else.
Cellie always loved more then she was loved. Celie was married off to a man named Mr. who treated her terribly. Mr. was only looking for someone to take care of his children and his house after his wife died. Mr.’s children were disrespectful toward Celie. Later in the story Celie’s sister Nettie came to live with Mr. and Celie.
Rose, the daughter of An-Mei Hsu, is married to Ted and they have a daughter named Jennifer. Rose always tries her best to please her husband and be a perfect mother for their young daughter. Rose is shocked when she learns that Ted has been having an affair with another woman and that he wants a divorce to move in with her. He even wants to sell their house. Yet after her mother tells her the story of Rose's maternal grandmother, who never knew worth until death, the formerly weak-willed Rose becomes determined to assert herself.
The character Edna Pontellier, in the “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin provided much insight on how she wanted to become somebody different. Somebody she, as well as her children and husband, could understand and respect. She had not received the much appreciation she deserved from her family, especially her husband Leonce Pontellier. “…She