Mrs. Linde was then able to attain her personal desires, to work and care for others, without worrying about any family obligations. Mrs. Linde has been through a lot in her life, which has made her a tough woman with a rough facade. When she explains why she married without love, she says to Nora, “My mother was alive then, and was helpless, and I had to provide for my two younger brothers; so I did not think I was justified in refusing his offer” (809). Mrs. Linde also tells Krogstad, "I have learned to act prudently. Life, and hard, bitter necessity have taught me that" (841).
“Dis ain’t no business proposition, and no race after property and titles. Dis is uh love game. Ah done lived Grandma’s way, now Ah means tuh live mine.” I chose this quote just because it stuck out to me. Janie is saying that her marriage isn’t a job it’s a game that they play. She feels it’s just time to live her life the way she wants to and not the one her Grandma wanted her to live.
But it grieved my grandmother. In one sense, her work was invalidated as a stay-at-home wife and mother, while in another sense, it resonated with her discontent. Today, at this 50 year anniversary mark, of the book’s original publishing ,women still wrestle with issues that Friedan broached in her writings and in particular “ The Feminine Mystique”. The struggle, as I see it, is not necessarily outside situational influences, even though we have a way to go in improving that. The struggle lies inside individual women themselves; those still influenced by a societal mindset that hasn’t caught up with this movement.
Nora was thrust into a position to be the perfect mother and wife, without ever being given the chance to figure out if that is what she wanted. As two English professors from Razi University have said, Nora “subdued right[s] from herself only for the sake of her spouse and children” which only furthers the idea that Nora was damaged by what society expected of her. This quote explains how Nora thought that she had duties to herself, but
Even though the mother started neglecting the family because of her creative job, she still showed connection with her daughter in the end with her demand. In “I Stand Here Ironing,” the narrator is a loving mother of Emily, who was a miracle to her. The mother tried to take care of her daughter the best she could and wanted to spend as much time as she could, but Emily’s father walked out on them and she was always working or looking for work. The narrator struggled to raise her daughter and shows deep feelings towards her, just like all the other mothers. All the mothers struggled in their motherhoods, except for Joanna
This fact shows us that the members of the family love themselves more that the Mother. We can say that she is devoted to her family, but doesn’t think about herself at all because she does all the hard work that her family could enjoy the day. As she is altruist, she refuses to buy some new clothes. . in order to show this fact the author uses oxymoron “her old grey bonnet was awfully becoming her”, which is told by the girls.
With only having the job as a “happy homemaker” woman in the 1950’s felt dissatisfaction and needed fulfillment in their life other than staying home, and taking care of their families. Consequently, in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller women were portrayed almost the same way. They both were treated poorly and held a position of that inferior to men. Because, women in the Crucible held no real power or independence they were forced to follow the negative stereotypes of the 1950’s. Women in the 1950’s were expected to stay home, and were more or less left out of everything that were to be of importance.
She taught me to keep moving even though I'm close to giving up, she believes that there is always something special waiting for me, you just need to have faith and believe in yourself. There is one time that I wanted something really bad but she said no and told me that "want" is different from "need". She told me that material things are not important we should be happy with what we have and be thankful for it. During my childhood life there are times that I hated her because she often scold me, but then I realized why she does that because it's their way of showing their love and that, it is not us that they get mad at it's what we did wrong. My mother takes a big role in my life.
I am a single parent now, and the job workforce is very competitive. Without the necessary education and skills, I will continue to be bypassed by my more qualified and educated peers. Not only do I want to better myself for me and my own personal future, but I also want to set an example for my daughter. I want her to know that that it is never too late to make your life better. And as a women, it is okay to survive on your own without the help of a man.
One of which is paid employment that has a protective and positive mediating effect. Employment protects women against certain negative aspects of being full-time homemakers and mothers, such as monotonous housework, reliance on the male partner for financial and emotional support, increases self-respect because they are causal to the world they live in. These women receive a transformed interest in life because they are in the thick of it. They are living life to the fullest. And one who is a stay-at-home mother who really focuses on her children and household chores alone and just depends on her husband’s work.