You must teach her that in her abilities, she is just as talented and able as the young men in this country. But whatever you do, you must make sure she is not exposed to any of them. Better yet, you must make sure that she doesn’t have to make any choices about men in her life’ Unpolished Gem is an open story of Alice’s life struggles and experiences, which are conflicted between her family as well as her cultural heritage. Her memoir identifies her cultural and family’s traditional
The main character in “The Awakening” is Edna Pontellier. Bound by the rules of society and ignored by her husband, Edna struggles to awaken as the person she always wanted to be. Her fierce determination to be a free and independent woman leads Edna down paths that she never thought she’d travel.
If she was married, any wages she might earn were not hers, but must be handed by the employer to her husband, who was in every way her master. The law even gave him the power to chastise or punish her. The laws of divorce were helpless to the happiness of women. In every case, the man always gained the control of the children- even if he were the offender in the case. Men gained in every way possible to destroy a woman's confidence in her powers, to lessen her self-respect, and to make her lead a submissive life.
She battled for women's rights and made it her personal responsibility to ensure someday women would be treated as equals. Alice should be looked at as not only a feminist, suffragist and political strategist, but as an incredibly important personal role model with great personal accountability. When asked why she dedicated her entire life to women's equal rights she replied, "When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row", which truly embodies the essence of her infallible personal
Child of The Dark Paper Carolina has made some bad decisions in her life, but so has everyone else. To me she represents the everyday woman struggling to keep her family alive and well. All she wants is the best for her children and herself. Carolina is a strong woman and she is very independent. As Audalio Dantas, I will publish the Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus because I want to show the people how Carolina’s pride in her own independence is the vital importance that determines both her identity and the way she reacts with other favelados.
This isolation was an attempt to raise her as an anchoress, a religious recluse who kept to herself. This lifestyle included the obvious confinement in a cell and the personal choice from the woman of a noble family to commit herself to this way of living as well as a covenant to sexual abstinence. (Steward 26) Hildegard had no choice because she was basically born into this lifestyle and made it obligatory to cooperate by her family. In her cell, Hildegard began to learn the extremely strict methodology of an anchoress and, without an alternative, embraced this practice in her life. Soon after, word about Hildegard’s lifestyle spread and reached other noble families who applauded her and decided to send their young female daughters to live the same way.
Dr. Flint never feels a moment of self doubt or sympathy for Harriet because of the slave system. He never questions his actions as he believes he may do as he wishes with his merchandise, his slaves. What can such a young woman do in this position? The only thing she can do is hope, which is exactly whatHarriet did. She convinced herself to still rebel.
Catellanos argues that her culture has been looked down on for a long time even by her own family and how she “needed to sabotage society in a major way, intellectually radical way” (342). Trying to fit in and still be your self is very difficult, however exploring ones culture
“It’s a girl, I will have nothing to do with her.” As she grows up she tries her best to be appreciated by her grandfather. Kahu Apirana is clearly a stubborn girl that does not often listen to her family and obey orders. However she respects her culture, customs and strongly embraces them. She evidently explains this through her actions her words and her feelings. She takes her background to heart, even though she is considered an outcast because she is a girl, she tries her best to participate in all her cultures traditions and ceremonies.