Unbound Feet The immigration of Chinese women was one of the most overlooked and understudied significant event in women’s history, until now. Their rise from being considered slaves, to gaining respect and credibility, is one of the most influential for women’s equality across America. In Unbound Feet, Judy Yung examines the hardships and rise of Chinese women as they immigrate to America to fulfill their dreams, yet are bound by discrimination and bind together to rise above racism and sexism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Yung examines the immigration and rise of the culture in five decades. Yung asks herself “What sociohistorical forces were at play that can explain social change for Chinese American women in the first half of the twentieth century?” (Yung, 5) The book tells of their oppression in America through prostitution, gender roles, anti-Chinese immigration laws, and class discrimination.
In the case of Connie’s mother, she rejected Connie’s attitudes because it often went against the patriarchal society's code of conduct. For example, when Connie glanced into a mirror, her mother always scolds: “Stop gawking at yourself, who are you? You think you’re so pretty?” (Oates 270). However, her mother treated June differently, by praising June all the time, “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked” (Oates 271). June is another victim of patriarchal oppression just like Connie’s mother, a typical “house wife”.
She is treated as less than a servant at Gateshead, despite being significantly more than that. Her fault lies in that she has no money of her own, and the only reason that the Reed's care for her is that it was Jane's uncle and Mrs. Reed's husband's dying wish that she should be looked after. John and Jane's other cousins take pleasure in aggravating her regarding her position, for example John Reed says to Jane, 'you are a dependant, mamma says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not to live here with gentleman's children like
Irony is defined as the use of words to convey a meaning this is the opposite of its literal meaning. For example, when Armnad comes to find a letter, written by his mother, shows him that she “belongs to the race that is cursed with the bran of slavery.” Irony is shown at best here by the way Armand was so quick to judge others, even his own wife, that he did not bother to see if he could be, in fact, the “problem” that causes their baby to look different. The major problem throughout the short story is Armand’s pride overcoming the love he has for his wife Desiree. His problem, having too much pride especially for his family name, ultimately ruins his relationship with his wife and child. He feels as if everything revolves around himself and his name.
I set goals for myself and inspite of everything I've gone through, I've accomplished them and in some cases exceeded them. Those goals which people told me were un-attainable I have strived harder to attain. That which I was told I could not do, I worked harder to achieve. I will never pity myself for that which I don't have but instead I will work harder to get it. Many people have heroic qualities but being a hero and having heroic qualities are completely different.
Their father, of course refuses to do it, but he can’t take long wife’s complains and takes his children to their death. It shows again the ugly faces of wicked stepmothers, who will do everything for their stability and sake, fathers show their lack of willpower, strictness, prove that they are imbecile enough, that even cannot stand strong on their points and refuse to wives. For father in “Hansel and Gretel” his own full stomach and good mood of his wife is more important than his own children. It is not the first time , when in folklore and tales fathers abandon their child, but the reason of doing it in “Hansel and Gretel” is small and stupid. If there is no food, parents should work more, share their last loaf of bread with their children, but not to take them to death.
The mother doesn’t understand the daughter’s life, and this failure to understand leads to her to distrust her daughter. Dee sees her new persona as liberating, whereas the mother sees it as a rejection of her family and her origins. Dee indeed rejects her family by changing her name to “Wangero”, “she’s dead”, she responded when asked “what happen to Dee” (28). Later, Dee tried to get stuff from the house like the bench, the butter chunk, just as decorative objects but her mother sees those “objects” as a symbol, as a living proof of her family, her tradition. The mother wants her daughter to see those precious objects that way too.
The Dubliners by James Joyce features stories of local people dealing with struggles, celebrating triumphs, and learning about life. Each story centers around a main character facing reality and eventually, finding truth in an epiphany. The epiphanies in the stories are always different and always representing an important aspect of life. The epiphanies are both creative and destructive at the same time. The characters in the stories realize something beneficial, but by realizing, hope is lost, innocence is lost, and instead that hope is replaced by a slap of strong and cold reality.
He does not understand this example of maternal interaction is a representation of her motherly instincts and unconditional love for him. He thought, “I was, in her eyes, some meaning I myself could never know and might not care to know” (23). Because he never understood he actually meant something to her, he believed all of life was pointless. The sense of emptiness Grendel experiences causes him to feel even more isolated and meaningless. The relationship between Grendel and his mother is one that portrays the importance of maternal interaction and its effect on one’s emotional well-being.
I don’t want people to look back and say “oh yeah, I know who Sarah Firestone is.” No, I want my actions to speak louder than just who I am or my name. I’ve never been one to really want to be bragged about. I’ve grown up and always taught myself that you work hard and the rewards will come, but over it all you’ve got to work hard and just put all you have into it. Many want their hard work to be known that it was by them,