A new race of beings must have sprung up, leaving only you and me as past relics (pg 85)”, Edna states this to prove her readiness to leave her old life and begin a new one with Robert. It proves that she truly believes that if she can be with him she can escape reality and live a life with only him. Edna leaves her socially acceptable lifestyle which is a difficult task to face for a woman in
She had married herself in to the Creole culture. Edna not does not exactly fit into the creole society and does not understand their typical lifestyle. Edna feels oppressed by society, as she does not believe in the role she’s expected to play by the society. Which is to be the mother like figure and in addition to be caring for your husband and be attentive to all his needs. Yet Edna is not the typical woman, as she believes in expressing herself and living freely without society’s rules and oppression holding her down.
She did not want them to go to Florida and enjoy themselves. She wanted to bring them to her hell so they can become “broad”. The grandmother is selfish, she only thinks about herself. She refuses to admit to her flaws or acknowledge them. She tries to play this role of a good lady.
She feels it’s just time to live her life the way she wants to and not the one her Grandma wanted her to live. Janie doesn’t want a marriage to seem like it has to be just that. Marriage should be a sacred bond between people who
Amari would never malinger to get out of work which some slaves did which kind of was like a wry. Her and other slaves were usually very steadfast until Amir ran away she was very steadfast. When she first arrived she was a waif and didn't know anybody but then later she made new friends. When amari got away you could tell she had that sense of armistice gone. Amari at the beginning of the book she seemed like a very bland character but later in the book she becomes a very complex character and infinite things that made her a better thing over the course of the book.
Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz are two women in which Edna’s options of life paths are exhibited, however, Edna finds both role models lacking. Edna then begins to see that the life of freedom and individuality is the path she wants to follow, however goes against society. The restrictions imposed on Edna Pontellier are based purely on her gender.
“In short, Mrs. Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being…” This quote is talking about how Edna wasn’t meant to lead the life she was leading. Edna was not meant to be the stereotypical mother and housewife. Edna is, for lack of a better term, living the wrong life. She is supposed to be independent, and not take orders from the stereotypical husband, which hers is. At this point she realizes it, and the story unravels off of that detail “But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague…” This is saying how Edna’s awakening is like her starting in a new world, which is where this statement is pointing at.
Culturally the sisters were not ready to take on a new society that had standards against immigrants outside of their nation. There identity is something the girls hold close to them and are passionate about. The author mentions about of the sisters that, “She is here to maintain an identity, not to transform it” (282). The sisters did not wish to be Americanized, but only wished to be treated equally and not judged. They ask the question, “Have we the right to demand, and to expect, that we be loved?” (282) All the girls wanted was to be socially accepted and to be treated fairly politically after the hard work they gave back to the nation.
Evanescent In Maxine Hong Kingston's essay , “No Name Woman”, she states how her aunt chose to live a short life of rebellion to depict an image to the people who surrounded her that she was going to live life the way she wanted to, not the idea people usually had as being, “ethical”, in their culture. The sense of rebellion from the author's aunt was evident through out the essay, who tried to show that she was not going to be held back by any one, or feel as though she was being suppressed of her individualism and freedom. The aunt chose to be rebellious in her ways by choosing to part take in various acts, which were usually frowned upon by anyone who lived in China: the aunt chose to perform the sin of adultery, instead of wearing her hair up she cut it, and she even committed suicide. The author's aunt showed that it was obvious she had no respect for the Chinese culture and her family when she decided to involve herself in one of the worst sins which was adultery. The aunt had been married before but the husband left on a journey to America a day afterward and he never came back,”In 1924 just a few days after our village celebrated seventeen hurry-up weddings- to make sure that every man came home responsibly-... your aunt's new husband sailed for America... it was your Grandfather's last trip.” (Kingston 30).
Eva's relationship with her mother is that she is reliant on her mother and at the start of the play you can see that Helga is trying to make Eva independant. 'You don't need me' and 'There's no later left' show us that Helga feels guilty for having to leave Eva but by saying 'You have to be able to manage on your own' this shows us that Helga knows that Eva and her will possibly never see each other again and Eva needs to be able to survive without her mother. Her relationship with her mother is very disciplined as you can see that her mother is trying to cut off her emotions when it comes to Eva, Eva senses her mother trying to push her away when she says 'Why won't you help me?'. Helga's language is very withdrawn and full of imperatives also suggesting her plan to try and make Eva independant. Eva's discourse shows lack of control.