In Moore’s “Which is More That I Can Say”, the role-reversal of the search of identity reinforces the image of the dynamic of fear that both mother and daughter have. Mrs. Mallon’s presence in the short story is described as something repelling and invasive towards her daughter’s decisions in life. Abby, having shaped her identity privately tries to alienate herself from her mother’s stronger character in order to have proper control of her life. Mrs. Mallon showing a risk taking behavior, sees her daughter as “a women who expects too much” due to her performance of actions in life. At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone.
I believe that this unnecessary storm could potentially daunt women from breastfeeding. Let’s face it no woman wants to be publically ridiculed for what she feels is best for her young, yet this is a problem many women have faced over the recent
It could be because of rape or just because they do not want to have children at all. In cases where the pregnancy is unwanted the mother sometimes will decide to have an abortion, but abortion is definitely not the answer. No one should ever have the right to tell a woman what they can or cannot do with their bodies but these unborn babies are more than just the woman’s right to do what they want with their bodies, they are a human life. Unborn babies, even at the beginning of a pregnancy, are still a human life, just like you are, and it is illegal for someone to kill you or take the life of another so how can anyone believe that abortion is right. Abortion can cause a lot of physical, emotional, and psychological problems later on in life for the women who have had one, and they do not realize all of these consequences when making a quick decision to abort the pregnancy.
One begins to understand that his mom is pushing him for his own good and it is what is best for him. The other is pushed too hard and loses her self-confidence. Their mothers just want them to be able to succeed in life, because as children, Amy and Mark’s moms were uneducated and unhappy. In “Kaffir Boy” and “Two Kinds”, children are faced with high expectations to become educated and become something great, which challenge their relationships with their respected mothers. Throughout the stories the children are faced with the expectation to succeed.
The reason Uhmma acts this way with her kids is because she wants them not to be stressed and weak.Uhmma said in the beginning of the when she was talking to Young Ju, “Look at my rough hands. Do you think I always had hands like these? Do you want to end up like this?”(18). Meaning she doesnt want her to have that kind of life style. While this book progessed so did Uhmma, i feel that she new that Apa wasnt good but until the end when he turned on his own daughter she finally new that its
The speaker’s thoughts and phrases are on occasion interrupted with italics used to indicate the possible inner thoughts or spoken voice of whomever is being spoken to in the story. Line after line of instruction invokes a vision of a small child struggling to follow a hurried, exasperated and perfectionist mother through the activities of everyday life. She is a good mother with many lessons to teach and cares enough to guide her daughter into societal acceptance. She is also a selfish mother who is overly concerned with appearances. The lack of paragraphing and indentation gives the work a sense of being rushed to finish before this day becomes tomorrow.
In the beginning having a baby brought joy to her life and Sally wanted to provide for and love Katie. Katie told herself she would do a better job than her mother did. Her own mom either yelled at her or ignored her,(page 13). David Hughes writing of the Abuse and Neglect of Katie gives so much insight into all the issues that set up the early years of Katie. A Mother who was neglected, young and depressed dealing with a new baby with little support, in a bad marriage.
Jing-mei wanted to be her own person so she was determined not to try hard at the piano lessons. Jing-mei says to her mother, "You want me to be someone that I'm not, I'll never be the kind of daughter you want me to be. "(Tan, 51) This external conflict between Jing-mei and her mother serves as a premise for the remaining conflicts in this short story. Another example of conflict, an internal one, is that of Jing-mei's gloomy, sad feeling after she realizes that she cannot become the great person her mother wants her to be. Jing-mei thinks to herself, "After seeing my mother disappointed once again, something inside of me began to die; I hated the tests, the raised hopes, and failed expectations.
In “Girl,” by Jamaica Kincaid, the author portrays a mother’s concern for her daughter’s behavior and upbringing in her community. The story portrays life from Kincaid’s childhood in Antigua during the 1950s.This short story warns of the dangers of female sexuality and the importance of the power of domesticity. Throughout the the story, the mother, who is also the main narrator, seems to teach her daughter important lessons, but also scold her on her improper behavior. This story expresses the importance of female domesticity. The mother figure in the story makes a list of tasks she is teaching her daughter.
English 101 11/26/12 Pro-Choice The pro-choice versus pro-life debate is something that has been feverously debated for years. This issue deals with whether or not a woman has the right to terminate her pregnancy. Being pro-choice does not mean you support “killing babies”, it means you support the fact that a woman can choose to do what she wants with her body. The right to choice is important, and that should not be taken away from anyone. To be blunt, if a woman is not capable or does not want to carry and raise a child, then she should not be forced to by any governmental doctrines.