In this movie Elements of structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic internationalism were definitely present. For example, each of these girls were from the same society, but all their religious and ethical backgrounds varied. Depending on their history and family each girl had a different view on topics like premarital sex or college goals. I feel that because Raelene's mom didn't care much about Raelene or how well she did in school, neither did Raelene. This probably led her to the path of dropping out of school and teen
A challenge is an obstacle that prevents an individual from reaching their goal. If overcome, it can lead to success and personal growth. Women in the 1940s and 50s had many challenges such as society’s expectations, persecution and the need for self belief. Mona Lisa Smile, directed by Mike Newell, tells the story of young Californian teacher Katherine Watson who transfer to Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Katherine battles to teach a groups of girls and encourage them to be independent and think for themselves.
Etiquette lessons were essential to the curriculum of the college, as it was to prepare the girls to become the perfect housewife when they get married. Betty Warren, one of the main characters, firmly believes a woman's only role is to be a wife and mother. She strongly opposes Katherine’s way of teaching and writes a newspaper article that tries to make everyone in the college go against Katherine. Out of anger, Katherine Watson shows her students four advertisements in her upcoming lesson, which showed contented housewives with their modern appliances, she then asks them to question what the future will think of the idea that women are born into the roles of wives and mothers. The surrounding darkness of this scene with light focusing on the screen emphasises the main idea: women in the 1960s were expected to solely
Miss McCarty decided to create a scholarship fund because she regretted that she never went back to school, she always so busy, and she wanted that the children had not had to work like she had done. This reason tell us that McCarty is very kind and empathetic. This essay includes evidence to show that people in the community and throughout the nation are impressed with and supportive of Miss McCarty. Specially, grandmother of Stephanie Bullock, the 18-year-old honors student from Hattiesburg shock her head in wonder “I thought she would be some little old rich lady with a fine car and a fine house and clothes” In short, Miss McCarty is the person that we respect and admire so
Women still struggle to balance their roles with family and career. Although women have much more freedom and choices these days, the process of choosing which path to go down is still challenging. Most women still consider the role of motherhood as one of their most important roles in life and whether to stay at home and care for their children or pursue their career possesses a great challenge for most. In addition, a lot of women still struggle with having their own identity outside family life in ways that are different than men. In recent times, there have been a number of movies that have addressed these issues of the past, present and future which has contributed to a better understanding and more respect for women.
The daughters disagree and believe divorce is ok. The Mothers belief stems from old Chinese culture while the daughters belief stems from American culture where divorces are very common. Another chinese belief the mothers believe that every women should be married. That conflicts with the american belief that a woman is not required to get married, this creates conflict among the daughters. The daughters of the members of the joy luck club grow up struggling to balance
Amanda Wingfield was the mother of Laura and Tom Wingfield who sincerely cared about her children wanting what she thought was best for them, but at the same time seemed to control everything about them. Not only did Amanda seem to control every aspect of their lives, but also their every move, thoughts, and dreams. Mrs. Wingfield never asked her children what they really wanted nor what they thought their future would hold, making their opinion irrelevant. In order to make a living for herself and her children, Mrs. Amanda sold magazine subscriptions over the telephone to prospective clients in hopes that it would provider her with enough money to support her family. Some readers might describe Amanda Wingfield as an extremely domineering person, especially
My Perfect Mate My perfect mate would be a girl that has the same interests as me. She would be into watching movies, athletics, and trying to help out others. The girl I would want would probably be much different than any that my parents would chose for me. My parents would want me to be with a girl that is educated, well off financially, and friendly. I don’t think I would let my parents chose a girl for me though, since that would be the girl that they would want, not the one that I am looking for.
In this paper I will discuss how she inspired me and in a moment I pulled myself together that I should fulfill my lifelong dream, make her prod and there is nothing that should stop me. I strongly believe that failure is not an option for me in life and I want to carry this message to my child as she grows. I am at a point in life where I look at my life and my future with a very serious and subjective point of view. I was lucky to marry my best friend, the love of my life and the most amazing man and we share a beautiful daughter. Being a mother has been truly a wakeup call and a sincere motivation to continue my education.
Online Versus Traditional Education Frederick Williams Everest Online Composition I -30 “Online Versus Traditional Education” I have always stressed to my girls that a solid educational foundation is necessary for them to be successful in life. I knew that in today’s world that having only a high school diploma would not be sufficient. If they were expected to be able to have a career, not simply a job, it was important that they receive some post high school training. Imagine how shocked I was when my oldest asked me why I did not take my own advice. My first reaction was to send her to her room, but she got me to thinking.