David Hernandez #8 September 25, 2012 ENC 1102 Essay one: On Women in Chopin and Glaspell Women suffer from numerous hardships in life. These problems can range from domestic dilemmas to not having equal rights. In the past, these issues were worse due to undermining women. Kate Chopin and Susan Glaspell depict these issues very well in their literary work. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and Trifles by Susan Glaspell, the audience can further understand how terrible life for women was.
As Hannah becomes a mother herself and a mother being the first model of love that the children experiences, she emotionally detaches herself from Sula as she was detached from her mother. Sula is able to shape her ego and separate herself from her family after she overhears her mother’s conversation: "You love her, like I love Sula. I just don't like her". Hannah not representing an admirable empathetic mother figure makes Sula assert control over her identity through the inability of connecting with other people as an adult. She is able to find her autonomy and independence denying responsibilities and attachment to anything.
Shortly after this she gets the idea of writing the book “The Help”. “The help” is a book that has all the different stories that the maids have told Skeeter. Skeeter is very different from her friends. They dropped out of school to get married and have children – she stayed and got a degree. She treats the maids and other African-American people with respect, unlike some of her friends that treat them poorly.
Stimulated by the frustration of the masculine control that dominated the Victorian era, Virginia Woolf displayed her genuine feelings of repression in her essay “Professions for Women.” Written in 1931, Woolf discusses the internal struggles many women deal with everyday, and how she was able to overcome these stereotypes of women to become an individual. In Barbara Ehrenreich’s essay, written in 2001, “Nickel and Dimed,” she recounts a time in her life where she left everything behind to investigate the difficulties low-wage workingwomen face. While both were faced with challenges, the way each of them handled these challenges was very different. Virginia Woolf shows her self-motivation to do well and become respected by others for her mind and dedication, regardless of the fact that she was a woman. Barbara Ehrenreich has a difficult time going from middle class, to a low wage cleaning lady living in a world controlled by a male.
It is evident while reading the story, that Sister is an unreliable narrator. She seems to be envious of her younger sister Stella-Rondo. Sister tells the story only from her point of view, never allowing the reader into the thoughts and minds of other characters. It becomes clear as the conflict unfolds that Sister is one sided and believes her perspective is the only correct one. Sister wants the reader to had empathy for her.
Use complete sentences. Be specific in your answers. Answer: Some things I will include are how disrespectful I used to be to my mother and how I’m still to this day trying to repair the damage that has been done between her and I. Learning to see from different perspectives and have unconditional love for my mother is something I’ll speak about in the middle of my narrative. some of the major incidents that I’ll include consist of the depression I suffered from due to isolation, and the terrible and intense arguments I had with my mother.
Influence Character Throughline Juliet — Object of Affection Universe Influence Character Throughline Juliet is a very young girl and only child—she is expected to be obedient to her parents’ wishes, despite any of her own desires that may be to the contrary. Progress Influence Character Concern Juliet is concerned with her changing status—obedient daughter of the Capulets to wife of a rival Montague—her particular concern is, the way things are going (her family not aware of her marriage), she will soon find herself married off to Paris. Threat Influence Character Issue Juliet threatens Romeo’s relationship with his male friends: “Romeo is not really asked to choose between Juliet and his family but between Juliet and Mercutio, who are opposed in the play’s thematic structure” (Paster 261); Juliet “threatens suicide if Friar Lawrence cannot save her from marrying Paris” (Mowat and Werstine 176). Security Influence Character Counterpoint A child of her father’s house, Juliet only has security when she obeys the rules. Once she decides not to live up to parental expectations, she has no familial protection: CAPULET Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch!/I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday,/Or never after look me in the face.
Her fight with self-discovery and her battle to find a place in society demonstrates the view that the women who do not fit into traditional roles should be ostracized from conventional society given that they pose the danger of change. It is clear that women like Susanna, who have little ambition in becoming a carbon copy of their mother, are seen as a threat and therefore classified as crazy. Susanna is clearly misinterpreted by her peers as well as the authority figures in her life. She is not a degenerate but a young girl frustrated with her limited options for the future. When Susanna is held after class by her teacher to discuss why she is the only senior not going on to college, she tries to reach out for support from her teacher, by explaining that she's not a druggie but she is concerned about ending up like her mother.
He was then forced into taking jobs for a newspaper, The Toronto Star. He was sent away on frequent journalist trips, this took a toll on their relationship, as well as Hadley’s emotional and mental state. What predictably happens in abusive relationships is something corrupt happens, for example a huge fight, but then something is done to make the situation better. This is the continuous cycle. The women more often then not stay around because the men are typically flawless at the beginning; they treat the women the way they need and want to be treated.
It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.