Esperanza wishes she had the pleasure of having her own bedroom and bathroom but that didn’t happen either. Here, on Mango Street, she has to share a bedroom with her entire family, which includes her parents and 3 siblings. There is no big front yard. In the back yard there is a garage for a car, that is because they don’t own a car. There is also a small yard that separates the two buildings on each side.
It seemed that the move was sort of a relief for everyone specially the little girl in the story. The family had even more to endure besides all the water pipes and sharing the yard. The little girl told the reader much more of what they went through” The house on mango street is ours, and we don’t have to pay rent to anybody or share the yard with people downstairs, or be careful not to make to much noise, and their isn’t a landlord banging on the ceiling with a broom.” (318). Even though, the girl was happy with the house on Mango Street as the family was to. But the little girl had such high expectations that she was disappointed in a way.
Adaptation, however, is not synonymous with conformity. In Anne of Green Gables, Anne effortlessly acknowledges her surroundings and instantly makes Avonlea her home. On the very first day she arrives in Avonlea, Anne creates a place for herself by renaming the town landmarks and picturing her future self in the community: “Other people may call that place the Avenue, but I shall always call it the White Way of Delight” (Montgomery, 20). Anne could not have known that Marilla and Matthew would have a conversation that very night about sending her back to the orphanage. Anne’s assumption that she already belonged to Marilla and Matthew establishes the fact that she was ready to belong somewhere and was determined that Avonlea was that place: “Oh, it seems so wonderful that I’m going to live with you and belong to you.
Even if the house is burned to ashes she is hopeful that a “sufficient … [amount of necessities will be] left” by God for her family (20). The use of the word “sufficient” gives a hopeful tone to the poem which contrasts with her anguish of putting God before inanimate objects (20). She “chides” (37) for even placing the briefest value of “thy wealth on earth” (38). While it is difficult to accept the loss of her house, she knows that true wealth is not on this earth. She is confident that true wealth, “hope and Treasure lies above” in Heaven (54).
When Kathy is unaware of Zeitoun's incarceration, she begins to think about alternative homes for her daughters. Notably, the only one that seems adequate is Jableh, Syria, where they would be entrenched in the Zeitoun family's history despite being there themselves. Eggers suggests, then, that home is a place to which one has a personal connection, and it need not be where a person was born. Nor can it be replaced, and this impossibility drives the characters to return to New Orleans in the second half of the book. This helps to drive the story into a larger context to, as when confronted with the very personal loss of Zeitoun's home, the reader can imagine the losses of other victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Feminine Mystique is the idea in the ideal role for a woman in the 19th century. This role included: a woman who could clean up the house because she is at home all day and does not work (her husband is and would not like to come home to a dirty house) and a woman who was able to take care of her children (schooling clothing feeding well being health etc). Or to put it simply, a woman who was a house wife by occupation nothing more and nothing less. Her roles not only defined her, but limited her absolutely. “I have tried everything women are supposed to do...but I'm desperate.
Living at home you would not have to worry about responsibility but living on your own you don’t have to worry about the nagging of your parents and you can come and goes as you please. Can you say freedom at last?! No choirs, no direct time you have to be in the house. Having your own place it is freedom from rules but not from having more responsibly. Having your own apartment you would have rent to pay, bills, and no more moms’ cooking.
At a house you don’t really get anything back except shelter, and shelter is nothing compared to a home with family and love. -C: Thanks. Your opinion help us a lot. -A + B : No problem. -D : Hey girls.
Stargoddess English 1301 Working Versus Stay At Home Moms Many women today are facing choices that their mothers never had to face. One of these choices is whether or not to go back to work after having a child. When society thinks of the subject of working mothers, many differing opinions come to mind. What will happen to the child, will the mother have sufficient time to bond with the baby, and will household chores be divided, and so on. On the flip side, stay at home moms have the benefits of raising the values and morals preferred, seeing all the milestones, etc.