Her mother wants her to wear Western clothing because she does not want her daughter to follow tradition, and believes that clothing can change the way people view her. Also, she thinks that learning Western culture is better for her daughter than keeping tradition and being inferior to men. For example, Fatima’s mother explains that if you are not modern or do not follow that culture, people “will shove you behind the
While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child. Schwind-Pawlak presents this argument poorly due to her change of heart towards the end of the essay. She does not stick to her beginning argument which causes the opposition to lack stability. The two authors support their arguments by providing evidence. The supporting evidence of the two essay’s help reveal the hardships teenagers face while dealing with their parents.
born wife Betty and daughter Mahtob to visit his family. Once there, Moody decides he wants to stay in Iran, believing it would be a better place for the family. Betty disagrees and tries to leave with her daughter, although Moody is determined not to let that happen. In the movie Not without my daughter, because of Betty’s displacement, she feels as though she doesn’t belong and she is not seen as an equal in Tehran. And this contrasts with how she felt when she belonged and had her identity in America.
One thing throughout the movie that irritated me was Peter’s parents trying to pressure Nita & Peter into trying to get the Heather the cochlear implant. She should have respected their decision. They did do research and met with families and came to the conclusion that it was not the best interest for them or for their daughter and the grandparents should have respected that decision. I feel like there is no right or wrong in these kind of situations. Pardon my language but it’s one of those damned if you and damned if you don’t situations.
Typically, a husband who can’t consummate a marriage should be abandoned without hesitation. When Bertrande is “urged by her relatives to separate from Martin, she firmly refuse[s]” (28). This decision reveals Bertrande’s “certain character traits…a concern for her reputation as a woman, a stubborn independence” (28). Bertrande cleverly calculates the advantages she possesses as a result of Martin’s incompetence. “Her refusal to have her marriage dissolved…freed her temporarily from certain wifely duties…gave her a chance to have a girlhood” (28).
Ellen's arguments make good points for why a woman should keep her maiden name, and how there's no reason for the woman to change the name, but as a young girl grows up around parents who shared the father's name, and in a society where it is normal to take the mans name, it seems only inevitable that the tradition will continue. Most women would say that Ellen is making an argument out of nothing, since the majority of women honestly will not care what name they feel more bonding with their loved one by sharing a last
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.
Edna agreed that she would “give up the unessential,” to Edna the views society has on her is “unessential” so therefore by making her suicide seem accidental Edna gives up what is unessential to her in order to protect her family. Edna rejected Creole culture based on he lack of interest in what others expected from her. To Edna, what others think of her is unimportant and therefore she is willing to protect the name of her children and husband so that it is not tainted by her suicide. This demonstrates that although throughout the novel Edna has shown disdain towards her family, she still cares about their
In my eyes she clearly shows that even when you’re a legal immigrant it shouldn’t affect you at all. But Mira still feel a sense of betrayal when she thinks about her sister, the fact that Bharati loved America and American traditions. And married an American of Canadian parentage, She wears American clothing; and adjusts to American society fairly quickly. Mira on the other hand doesn’t want to change; she doesn’t wish to adjust herself to the American culture. She still sticks to her Indian
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.