Maggie’s mother was also older and better suited to be a mother because she was older and more experienced however, Maggie’s father also left the family. Maggie turned out to be shy and refrained from social life since she did not leave the house after being burned. “She stoops down quickly and lines up picture after picture of me sitting in front of the house with Maggie cowering behind me” (Walker 746). Too much attention leads to Maggie clinging to her mother and not enough attention drives Emily to not seek out a close relationship with her mother. Both mothers are concerned with the status of their daughters.
As she refuses to talk to anybody, the child created her own imaginary world being unwilling to look at the reality: “Why couldn't he understand that if he kept quiet, if all of them kept quiet, her parents would hear her and come to take her home?” (47). Through the story, her illusion state changes and tend to become a realistic one. Step by step she has no choice but to find in herself enough courage to accept and to surpass the situation. Nandana can be considered a hero because, as it painful, she finally accepts and begins to talk. Secondly, there's Nirmala, Nandana's grandmother, who was binged back to reality.
A Woman’s Duality By Maya Asfour Edna’s self reserved character and the propensity to mask her emotions had a lot to do with her mother’s death when she was at a very young age in addition to not being close to either of her sisters, and that all the girls she befriended happened to be of a self contained type. Edna decided to take her place as a married woman with dignity, thus sacrificing her needs to attain the demands of society. But even though she does not attend to her needs they exist inside of her, causing her to question and desire while her body does what others expect her to do. Madame’s Ratignolle compassionate gesture at the beach provokes Edna to realize that she was brought up to be a reserved woman. The gesture also inspires Edna to speak openly and freely and by doing so Edna feels intoxicated as if she tasted “the first breath of freedom” [VII Chopin].
The vase symbolizes Lena’s relationship with her mother – neither one would prevent the accident from happening. This resulted in the vase breaking. Lena’s dire relationship with her mother was easily reconcilable yet no actions were taken to repair it. Jing-mei and her mother Suyuan constantly had clashing beliefs on how
This “broken” English limited even Tan’s own perception of her mother; she believed her mother’s imperfect English meant that her mother’s ideas and thoughts must be imperfect as well. When in public, people would pretend to not understand her mother or just flat out ignore her. Tan talks about being one of the main avenues of communication for her mother, pretending to be her on calls to a stockbroker, interpreting what her mother wished to say into formal English for others. She believed that due to her mother’s limitations that it would effectively limit her own possibilities in the future. As an adult, Tan takes great effort to point out that, although her mother speaks in “broken” English, this by no means lessens her mother’s intelligence; she reads the Forbes report, listens to Wall Street Week, and engages in daily calls with her stockbroker.
If she had the baby, he might leave her, she would have no way to support herself. Society backed her into a corner because it didn’t support a woman’s right to choose. If this took place today, the effect would have been very different. A single mother like Jig, would have rights to do what she wanted. Raising a child alone isn't as taboo as it was back then.
She never reflects on her mother’s difficulties as something that could’ve motivated her to become a writer. It’s possible to think that those unpleasant events might have an effect on her thoughts however. Anyone who sees that his or her parents encounter some serious problems because of their weakness in speaking any language would most likely want to avoid any similar problems in his or her life in the future. In addition, Tan’s essay also gives an important message to people who simply choose science or math because they don’t speak English well. She tries to convince people that no one needs to be really perfect in English in order to become a writer.
They are not brought up in the same loving and child-friendly society we have today. Forster shocks the modern reader with Lilia’s feelings towards her own daughter, Irma: ‘She caught sight of her little daughter Irma, and felt that a touch of maternal solemnity was required.’ Forster uses ‘required’ to show an example of Lilia’s own hypocrisy, as if she only thinks of her daughter because it is the right thing for a mother to do. This ‘required’ mother and daughter relationship is mirrored between Lilia and her own mother as well. The phrase ‘even Mrs Theobald’ implies that there is some reason she would not have come to do what seems a natural and expected thing: ‘bid her only daughter goodbye.’ Later in the novel Forster
“My boyfriend and all my relatives do not want me to become a stewardess,” repeats the girl and she does not even try to make her dream come true. Culture’s gender stereotypes imposed by the society girls live in, have an enormous influence on their lives. The conception of the Good Girl presented by Lucy Gilbert and Paula Webster in their essay “The Dangers of Femininity” clearly describes the proposed model of girls’ behavior. Good Girl should dedicate her life to other people, in particular to her husband. Being always ready to help she is obliged to forget about her own wealth.
In “Little Women: Alcott’s Civil War” (1979), Judith Fetterly argues that the four sisters of Alcott’s Little Women (1868) are denied their dreams because “Little women marry, however, not only because they lack economic options, but because they lack emotional options as well. Old maidhood obliterates little womanhood and the fear of being an old maid is a motivating force in becoming a little woman” (377). I conclude that these strong women chose their life outcomes due to their own maturation. Maturation is realizing things we wanted before aren’t always what we will want in the end, a trait Meg exhibits when she comes to realization about loving Mr. Brooke. Meg’s dream was to be rich so that she would not have to work, with “a lovely house, full of all sorts of luxurious things; nice food, pretty clothes, handsome furniture, pleasant people, and heaps on money”(140).