Jay Gatsby went out with this girl named Daisy but after not seeing her for years Jay Gatsby goes crazy trying to make his life perfect for her. Finally, when Jay Gatsby meets Daisy again she is married and has a kid. When Tom Wingfield is young his dad leaves his family putting Tom into the position of being the man of the house. Tom constantly seeks adventure but his sister and mother need him. Tom eventually leaves his house and travels the world getting the adventure he wants but he has to live with the regret of letting his family down for the rest of his life.
In “No Name Woman” Maxine Hong Kingston learns from her mother that she once had an aunt who became pregnant, but killed herself and the baby in the family’s well. The aunt’s husband was gone for years-- like most of the men in the village, he was trying his luck elsewhere because the village crops were suffering from drought—and the baby was illegitimate. On the night the baby was born, the villagers raided the house. It was nearly destroyed. The family cursed the aunt; she became a “ghost” as if she was never born.
Novelist Amy Tan (Libi Pedder / Camera Press / Retna) Tan proves her point about parents’ influence on people’s life when she states “I think my mother’s English almost had an effect on limiting my possibilities in life as well”. By talking about how her mother’s English lacked a certain wholeness and clarity, she explains why her thoughts about her mother tongue were different when she was a child; “I believed that her English reflected the quality of what she had to say.” People in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants didn’t take her mother seriously, didn’t give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they didn’t hear her. Here Tan emphasizes the importance of mother tongue in somebody’s life. She believes that people may not be treated respectfully because of their poor speaking of any language. She never reflects on her mother’s difficulties as something that could’ve motivated her to become a writer.
For example, turning down Mr. Collins may demonstrateher as a no-brainer woman among the society at that time. But by rejecting him, this suggests that Elizabeth places her own judgment over social pressures to comfort. In spite of the fact that she has been forced to get married with Mr. Collins by her mother, she persists to her strong position of rejecting his proposal. Plus, although Lady Catherine tries to strong-arm her into rejecting any proposal from Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth gets angry and asks her to get away. Hence, it can be noticed how Austen stresses on the empowerment of women through Elizabeth’s
Later that evening, when Marcus and Lucia go back home to Los Angeles to finally reveal to their parents their upcoming plans Bradford finds out that the man who towed his vehicle turns out to be the father of Lucia and that they are soon to become in-laws. Miguel Ramirez and Bradford immediately start arguing and start again with the racial insults the moment they see each other. When Marcus goes to Lucia’s family’s house for brunch, he meets Lucia’s grandmother for the first time the family purposely does not tell her grandmother about Marcus’ ethnicity. When Lucia’s grandmother sees Marcus’ face she lets out a shriek and fall flat on her back in astonishment. Mister
Walker characterizes the different sides of culture and heritage in the characters of Dee (Wangero), her mother and sister -Maggie. Dee represents a materialistic, difficult, and contemporary way of life where culture and heritage are valued only for their fashionable and artistic appeal. Her mother represents a content, simple, and practical way of life where culture and heritage are valued both for its usefulness as well as its personal significance. And Maggie exemplifies a person that lacks self-confidence and esteem, she also lacks the ability to stand up for herself in a
“My boyfriend and all my relatives do not want me to become a stewardess,” repeats the girl and she does not even try to make her dream come true. Culture’s gender stereotypes imposed by the society girls live in, have an enormous influence on their lives. The conception of the Good Girl presented by Lucy Gilbert and Paula Webster in their essay “The Dangers of Femininity” clearly describes the proposed model of girls’ behavior. Good Girl should dedicate her life to other people, in particular to her husband. Being always ready to help she is obliged to forget about her own wealth.
Emily has a house that nobody has been to in over ten years (with exception of her Negro servant). Emily and her father had a deal going with a mayor named Colonel Sartorius that stated she did not have to pay taxes. Years passed, Emily’s father died, and her husband-to-be/sweetheart deserted her shortly after. In the aftermath of these losses, Emily rarely left her house. Her home gave off a horrid smell and the town’s people were not happy that she wasn’t paying taxes.
Mrs. Danvers’s suggests to Mrs. de Winter that she wear a costume to their annual costume ball. It turns out, that it was the dress Rebecca wore to the ball last year, before she died. Maxim is horrified when he sees her. She becomes convinced that he will never love her and that he is still devoted to Rebecca. Mrs. Danvers almost convinces her to kill herself, and she only breaks away from the old woman's spell when rockets go off by the cove, signaling that a ship has run aground.
Karanah came from a tribe led by her father. When Karanah was twelve, her tribe went to war. The war left her father dead. Karanah now has no parents and and her tribe has decided to leave the island they were born and raised on. Karanah discovers that her baby brother was left behind and swims back to the island only for her brother to die a couple of days later.