Nora was thrust into a position to be the perfect mother and wife, without ever being given the chance to figure out if that is what she wanted. As two English professors from Razi University have said, Nora “subdued right[s] from herself only for the sake of her spouse and children” which only furthers the idea that Nora was damaged by what society expected of her. This quote explains how Nora thought that she had duties to herself, but
This strongly represents the cultural and societal views of the time because they believed being a housewife was their "sole responsibility". Katherine, the teacher, was criticized and gossiped about because she was older than thirty and not married. My own grandmother, who was about the same age in the 1950's as the students in the film, in fact graduated with honors and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. However, shortly after, she married, started a family, and did not pursue a career. 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.
My older sister and I both lived with our mother. Since she was the lone parental figure, we always listened to what she said without argument. “Never date a Middle Eastern man,” my mother told us. My mother was sexist in a way that she did not think women needed to have a husband, much less a Middle Eastern one. As I grew older, I began to question why my mother would give such bizarre advice.
The moment a girl is born, she is expected to stay home, do chores, get married, have kids; and that would be all for her life. She might be able to go to school but that’s just a small chance. She’s expected to rely on her husband for an income, a life. In doing so, it makes her susceptible to domestic violence and abuses of all kinds. The husband can beat her all he wants but she cannot leave simply because she needs him.
Females were controlled by the males in their lives; first, by their fathers, brothers and male relatives and finally by their husbands. Women were expected to find a husband, marry and reproduce and serve her family until they died. Education for women at the turn of the century was a luxury not afforded to many, and if one chose to be single and seek education over domesticity, she was often pitied or ridiculed by both her peers and community. Emily Dickinson is one example of a woman who was able to choose a significantly different path for herself. Because Dickinson was born into a wealthy and affluent family she received the opportunity to be formally educated.
I start this of essay with this question. This is a very tedious subject because I believe that women should go out into the world and work but I also believe that they should put their children first and spend time with them. Mothers should definitely go out to work because they can feel independent and secure. Some women who spend their entire adult life as housewives and stay at home moms become insecure and dependent because they feel that they that they have to depend on their husbands for almost everything and they don't have a life outside children and husband. Women should not always depend on their husbands to give them any money to buy their needs and their children's necessities.
Another American dream opportunity she had was that her husband wished for her to go to college, although she wanted to work in the store. The possibility of her going to college was an American dream in itself since most girls in India did not get this opportunity. Girls in India were expected to marry the man their fathers chose for their arranged marriage and be a wife running a household. Sumita shows that being in an arranged marriage is something that is expected of Indian women and should be viewed as an honor to be chosen, however, she also shows that it’s possible to fall in love. Sumita never says in the story that she loves her husband, but it is evident.
This was another sub-theme which is a main feature of Sochienne’s character. This is seen in few occasions such as where she says “…she preferred a venue of emotional significance to her than an overpriced gilded hall”. Also, on her wedding day when her mother suggested more make-up she declined. This implies that she saw less as more that is, she saw the elegance in simplicity. The sub-theme of unconditional love wrapped up the story as Sochienne shows that despite everything that had happened between her mum and herself, she still loved her.
I tried to study business, but then my father said no. As a good daughter I went to the nursing program to make everybody happy. And I made it -- everybody were happy, except me. Being in a hospital is very hard, even for the high salary. So, I decided to talk seriously with my parents, saying that I am not under 21 anymore, I am married, and as a mother of two I think I know, what I really want to do with my life.
A) Preparing the night before B) Baking of the pies and desserts C) Preparing the turkey for the big day II. The day of Thanksgiving is a very busy day A) Getting up early to put the bird in the oven B) Preparing the rest of the food for the day III. Spending time with my family during Thanksgiving A) Everyone shares what they have to be thankful for B) Praying for another blessed year C) Nothing else matters for me on Thanksgiving day. My most favorite holiday of the year would have to be Thanksgiving. I love the time I get to spend with my family.