The choosing of a husband is Bessie biggest conflict with her father. Reb Smolinsky, her father, commented several times as to how she is too old for anyone to want to marry and will end up an old maid. Her father chooses a husband who is much older than she and whom she has no interest. Bessie pleads for her father not to do this and angrily he shouts, “So this is the thanks for all I’ve done for you? This is how you thank me for getting you a man when you’re such a dried-up old maid that no one want to give a look on you.” Giving in to the demands of her father, Bessie marries Zalmon, the fish market owner, and raises his children.
Her brothers are worried that if Alex becomes involved with Carl, she will marry him and that the land will go to Carl and any children they might have rather than back to her brothers and their children. They argue that Alex should stay away from Carl because he is broke, and is just after the land, but Alex says it is her land and she will do with it what she pleases. A fight ensues where the brothers argue they did all the work and therefore should get the land, but Alex points out she worked too and made the hard decisions that landed them where they are today and that they all three split the land evenly. Even though Alex’s love for the land is inevitable, she at times struggles with the acceptance of other because of her womanhood. Her brothers insist that the land should be owned by the men of the family only, which is what sparks Alex to respond as she does.
Chee on the other hand does not want to accept the Navajo custom of giving up his daughter to the parent’s of the mother. “Custom! When did my wife’s parents begin to think about custom? Why, the hogan where they live doesn’t even face the East!” Chee feels that his wife’s parents don’t live the traditional life of a Navajo; so why are they suddenly wanting to abide by the traditions? Chee believes that he would be a
You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated. No chance.” (Hosseini, pg........) It is her father's belief in her education before marriage that leads her to not marry Tariq, and leave Kabul with his family.
I recently had a miscommunication encounter with my only sister, feeling as though she felt where I was coming from about the entire situation. The incident began when I told her how to raise her kids. I know how it feels to be a single parent as my mother was the same way raising us but, my uncles were there to play a father figure in our life and taught us what our mother could not. That is all that I wanted to do because, of the fact that no matter what the parents go through the kid(s) should never have suffer. There are certain things in this life that a mother cannot teach her son and as that a
“All winter she’d clucked and rambled across their yard, a friendly sight to Franchette, and to Ramer a sign of one more thing he couldn’t control,” (63). Ramer is a very controlling husband and forces his chauvinistic personality onto his pregnant wife. After Ramer lost his job he took his wife’s high school diploma off the wall since it was a constant reminder he didn’t finish high school. Ramer also took Franchette of birth control because he said “they caused cancer,” even though they had a great plan to save up for a baby and for her to get a great job, but that all changed. The story implies that he wanted to get her pregnant so that she could not work.
A “feme covert” which meant that everything the women owned before marriage was now their husband’s. He owned everything now. Because of that “If the law rendered a wife a dependent, it also required a man to support her from the grave” (page 6) If they were to die in war they would be okay. Maybe not as they wanted to be but they would be able to take care of the family. During the Revolution the American women stood their ground towards the British by not buying any of the supplies they needed from them.
d. Her father believed in her education because he believed she would actually find a husband. Since she came back home unmarried, he was disappointed. I feel that she would feel disappointed in the fact that he was ungrateful that she actually went out to get an education rather than look for someone to marry. 5. Why is her father’s reaction to her story the “most wonderful” (22) thing that happened to Cisneros that year?
Torvald’s relationship with his wife is based on control and appearances, and he manipulates his authority over her through money. He often scolds her about her inability to handle finances and make difficult decisions just “like a woman” does (Ibsen 1206). But even though Nora is fully dependent on Torvald, she manages to secretly take on house work so she can pay off a loan that initially saves his life and his job. Nora’s responsibility as a wife, according to her husband and society in general, is to take care of domestic life and her appearance, as well as to behave acceptably. Later in the story she blames both Torvald and her father for doing “a great sin against [her]” by preventing her from growing into a mature, independent woman (Ibsen 1247).
There must be more money According to his mother, the families lack of money all stems from their tendency to be unlucky - his father is unlucky at making money and she is unlucky for marrying him. Paul asserts that he is different because God, apparently speaking through his rocking horse, told him so. He sets out to prove this to his mother while keeping his method strictly confidential. Only his uncle and the gardener are aware that he is posting bets on horse races. After Paul becomes successful, he set the impossible expectation for himself of retaining that luck and he finds he is unable to stop gambling, once started.