She’s just self-obsessed, and unable to judge herself and her position honestly. It seems at every chance she gets, Curley’s wife likes to talk about her lost opportunities. She speaks of a traveling actor who told her she could join their show, without gathering that this is a pretty standard pick-up line. Same with the offer to go to Hollywood: Curley’s wife has convinced herself that her mother stole the letter, rather than realize the men weren’t really interested in her for any actual talent. Curley’s wife’s obsession with herself ultimately leads to her death.
“It came into my head that I cannot run away. I am who I am wherever I am”. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is about a 14 year old girl who's father, the lord, wants to marry her off to a rich old man with lots of land. Catherine wants to just get away from the lady life and escape, but is always held in place by her pregnant mother, and her always nagging nurse/maid Morwenna. In Catherine, Called Birdy, many women gave Birdy advice but she never really listenened to them, but when she did, she made a decision that changed her life forever.
Feathers From A Thousand Li Away is about a woman who goes to America for a better life for her daughter. Her daughter becomes very Americanized and gains respect but can only speak english and her mother cannot. The Joy Luck Club is about a girl taking over her mothers position in a club that she had started. Her mother started the club back in China to get away from the outside world and have fun and relax. However, her mother thought of her daughter as a failure and they did not get along very well.
With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful. Edith dreamed of being a celebrity, she wished to be a perfect girl, and to live in a perfect world "in which only married women had babies, and in which men and women stayed married forever." The shacks in which Eddie grew up were less than desirable, and supposedly thought of as contemptible, by people of a higher social class. When Edith moved to the boarding house, with set meal times, she was quite ashamed to think of how people living in the shacks didn't have meal times, they simply found any food they could and ate by themselves when they were hungry. The potato-chip plant that Eddie worked at
In this story Panttaja says it is both mothers that are wicked. Panttaja states the real mother “plots and schemes, and she wins” (Panttaja 660) when it comes to fulfilling the wishes of Ashputtle. But actually the two mothers have the same goal in mind; to have their daughters married off and have a joyful life. To be able to do this, the real mother puts a charm on the prince to make him fall in love with Ashputtle instead of anyone else. The prince did not dance with anyone else all night and would always say “she is my partner” (Grimm 630).
The book follows the story of a young girl named Tita who longs her entire life to marry her lover, Pedro, but can never have him because of her mother's upholding of the family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the day she dies. Tita is only able to express herself when she cooks. I enjoyed this book because it taught me a lot about how one’s traditions can affect your life. This book goes against some beliefs that many people have because “Like Water for Chocolate” is a fiction book, it is believed fiction books cannot teach anything useful. But the lessons I learned are applicable to life and have also provided
Antonia is a young girl who deals with family issues and overwhelming responsibility in her one depressed parent family. On the other hand Jazz deals with trying to make her parents accept who she truly is and she also constantly rebels. While Jazz's Gothic look may be deceiving but she is completely different once you get to know her. Someone of her appearance would never be assumed to play the piano and save lives as a lifeguard. While the two girls have their own unique points they also have one thing in common and that is family issues.
Curley’s wife rants one day to Lennie about how much better her life could be if she was not married to Curley. “I coulda been in the movies…coulda had nice clothes” (Steinbeck 92). She is saying that her life could have been a lot better than it is not. She could be out living her dream, but instead she is married to a jerk and is not even allowed to leave her house. She tells Lennie that she does not even like Curley and she could be living the good life.
He is proud of her and shows it to the public, he is protective and he is loyal to her. This quote conveys “my child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be bride.” This quote shows that he respects her and shows that he loves her and he tells Paris that she is too young to marry him. Later he changes his mind and wants her to marry Paris. But when Juliet refuses to marry Paris he then immediately grows angry as the head of the family he doesn’t like to be challenged. This quote suggests “Hang thee, young baggage, and disobedient wretch!
Any nature of discrimination is unlawful and violates our civil rights and our liberty of privacy. Today’s new concerns are gay rights. Many people are quiet about their sexuality not only because of what others will say but also the consequences they may face with their jobs and American laws. Yoshino gives an example of a young woman who asked for some time away from work for her honeymoon. Most individuals would have no problem with this and her boss did not either until it came to his knowledge that she married another woman.