Edna would have to give up her lavious lifestlye to become a independent woman in society. Society intentions was that a woman played a simpe role that Edna was doing and playing by the rules. MR brings out this side that Edna has been missing and searching for in her life. MR gives her a new perspective that breaks the rules of what Society wants out of a woman. Edna is enchanted by M.R indpendence although MR lives a simple life with little money.
The couple and several relatives had come to Chicago in search of a better life. The area where their relatives moved to was a center of Lithuanian immigration. But the area they moved to a hard, dangerous, and filthy place where it is difficult to find a job. After the reception, the couple discovered that they are more than a hundred dollars in debt to the saloonkeeper. In Lithuania, its custom that guests at a wedding-feast leave money to cover the cost, but since they were in America, many of the guest leave the feast without leaving any money since money was being budgeted amongst each person due to the lack of jobs available.
Even though she doesn’t really want to, she complies and does what Hilly tells her. Mae Mobley is sad and distraught that Aibileen is leaving because now she won’t have anyone who truly understands her and she will have to deal with Elizabeth on her own. Aibileen is sad to go as well, but she doesn’t have a choice. She tells Mae Mobley that she loves her and that she must never forget that she is kind, she is smart and that she is important. As Aibileen leaves she thinks about what to do next.
She must fight off the influences of her grandmother, who encourages her to marry for security, and her first two husbands, who thwart her development. Her second husband, Jody, has an especially negative impact on Janie's growth as his prevailing aspirations turn her into a symbol of his stature in the town. She is not allowed to be herself, but must subdue herself to his ideas of propriety, which means she cannot enjoy the talk of the townsfolk on the porch let alone participate in it. “This business of the head-rag irked her endlessly. But Jody was set on it.
And she was and she goes on to explain her mother's life to the reader so she can prove this person wrong and justify her mother's long hardworking career on the farm. Despite the vast commitment her mother has to her family, farm, and lifestyle, Bonnie is denied death benefits only because she did not work at a desk job or any other work the government considers a legitimate job. The government needs to appreciate and reward more people like Martha Smith, a person who gives everything she has as service to her society. While it is quite difficult to define someone as a hardworking person, one cannot deny the amount of contribution a person serves to his or her country. Many people these days just get a regular job at some mediocre company just to get by.
Elisa Allen: The Chrysanthemums Elisa Allen is a smart, attractive, and ambitious woman whose talent goes unnoticed and lives in a society that does not allow women to have professional careers in John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums. Elisa longed for her husband’s approval when it came to her talent with planting flowers. She desperately wanted to work in the business of the ranch and her offers of helping her husband were brushed off. Elisa’s husband is not as smart, but he makes all of the business decisions and runs the ranch while Elisa watches from afar. Elisa is unsatisfied with life and came in contact with a man who showed up on the ranch who she found appealing to talk to and quite flirtatious which is the kind of interaction she
With Sammy watching them he ends up miscounting money for a customer and because of that the woman gives him a rude looks a seems to be a tad bit upset. Sammy lets that go though and continues to watch after the girls. Lengel the manager finds the girls in the store and it seems that it is offended by what they are wearing inside his grocery store. “Girls, this isn’t the beach”( Page 134) he says to them. Queenie responds with explain to Langel that her and her friends are there just picking up a few small things that her mother asked for.
She didn’t enjoy her time spent there so why she was so willing to come back. Some people never get enough of the life they live even if it‘s bad . Its just like a women who is in a abusive relationship and we wonder why the never leave. Its because once someone adapted to a certain life style the desire for change is slim to none. The narrative made it clear that she didn’t fit in with the people in her town but feared leaving because that lifestyle was all she ever known.
Many women probably did not even know how to write because their were neglected from their studies or were probably always to busy doing what ever their husbands wanted them to do. Rich's life was different she knew something had to change and that is the main reason why she decided to write about it. I would consider her as a model to all the other women at the time, her essay should have been a way to encourage other women to get off their buts, stop washing dishes, stop having kids, get their life together and start studying! The sad part of this is that till this day not many women are being recognized for their hard studies, and it has been almost thirty four years since this has come out to the public. This failure to consider what women need from their college experience in order to succeed is, as Rich says, part of the old belief that women's primary goal is or should be marriage--and that "[t]oo much intelligence or intensity may make [them] unmarriageable" (215).
Recognition Ruined In The Road Henry’s wife, Elisa was intelligent and passionate about her gardening and having the well known qualities of being a woman and wife, although she lived a unsatisfying and under stimulated life, in which her husband didn’t know of. Elissa was talented and was longing for people to recognize her and what she experts in. In the story “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck Elisa doesn’t have a professional career, no children to take care of, and even though she is interested in her husband’s business on the ranch he’s is not fully conscious of that. Elisa’s wish to travel the world and to work on the farm with Henry is implied, but it is expressed to be a unfit desire for a woman. Elisa puts all her energy and time into perfecting the chrysanthemum garden and her house working skills, even though she would rather be doing more exciting things.