While comparing these three works, one can also see a common unexpected event occurred in each story which caused a painful ending. While each story expresses an element of love between parent and child, it also represents uncertainty in relationships which leads to troubled relationships. Firstly, “Hills like White Elephants” is about an argument between an American and a girl named Jig. The American is trying to persuade the girl to proceed with an abortion so he doesn’t have to take responsibility for the child she is carrying. While on the other hand, the girl wants to have the baby but decides to proceed with abortion just to stay with the American and ignores her true desire.
“As much as Tessie loved her son, she knew there were certain things she’d be able to do only with a daughter” (6). Tessie had a son and felt a love for him, but was missing a girl. Her craving for a daughter symbolizes how society always believes to be missing something in their life, because she already has a son and still desires a daughter. Later, Tessie would follow her husbands hair brained scheme on conceiving a daughter, by having sexual intercourse at the beginning of ovulation. Resulting in the idea that the male sperm woul...
Okonkwo's resentment towards his favourite daughter demonstrates how stressful life would be as another one of his daughters. When the main importance of a woman's life is to produce chi... ... middle of paper ... ... raised in a religious household and will continue the traditions of the family and of the religion (Brians, Paul). Although it has obvious flaws according to our society, an Igbo marriage is well-built and the foundation is strong. Women have the choice to leave if they are unhappy and men have the option to marry a second wife if there are problems with the first one or if they can afford to take more wives. This system is undoubtedly unethical but has proven to be more productive than a monogamous marriage.
It is also customary for the two families involved in the arranged marriage to exchange gifts. When parents look for a husband for their daughters they make sure that the suitor doesn’t have a job that requires a lot of moving or a job that can potentially endanger his life. For example, parents of the... ... middle of paper ... ...r ruining the lives of their sons/daughters. Not only is that a consequence of the failed marriage, but the divorce will stay in the family’s background, which makes it harder for other children in the family to get married in the future. While arranged marriages are still a common practice, and some girls believe that there are benefits from the arranged marriage, some future brides feel uncertain and scared of getting married because it would mean that they would have to leave the comfort of their home.
Whatever roles they played, women contributed a multitude of skills to the Civil War effort. The life of a plantation mistress changed significantly once her husband left to join the Southern army. A majority of them stayed right on the land even if they were rich enough to move to a safer place. While there, the women and children would do a plethora of things: plant gardens, sew, knit, weave cloth, spin thread, process and cure meat, scour copper utensils, preserve and churn butter, and dip candles. Another important chore for a plantation mistress was caring for all the slaves.
I believe women were more equipped to be the head of the family since they had to care for the children and manage the house daily. An average day for a woman consisted of several responsibilities such as cleaning, cooking, marketing, care for domestic livestock such as poultry, pigs and dairy animals, child care, and basic health care. A woman was also expected to know how to brew ale and maintain a garden, which provided food to eat and sell, and herbs used for medicine. (Forgeng 5) Occasionally they would also need to assist their husbands with haymaking, harvest and trade. (Forgeng 6) Women were expected to get married and have children.
Others around his mother could even notice that she did not treat her son properly, and that the hatred he contained for her, although unhealthy, was honestly reasonable. Once it was time for Ernest to go to high school, he quickly be... ... middle of paper ... ... scarred as a child, that he lived in fear of women all of his life. He feared commitment and feared being dubbed a coward by most. Almost as if he was brainwashed, he pushed himself to the brink of depression to prove his masculinity to others. However, the truth is that he was actually trying to prove this notion to himself, hoping that it would one day reverse the effects of his traumatic childhood experience.
I don’t agree with this because as it says in the drama, “When I was a little girl and my mother didn’t want me I hid away to cry. I felt so bad and I felt so ashamed” (Oates 1064). I just don’t see how you could tell a child that they were adopted or for whatever reason their parents had to give them away. It is a common and understandable reaction for a child to feel like it was their fault and like something was wrong with them. It is in people’s nature to make others happy and please them, especially in kids.
Her mother feels that as a teenager at her age she should not be out kicking a ball on a pitch for pleasure but instead, searching for a male companion. Jules is a tomboy and does not dress to impress, her mother constantly persists that her daughter pay attention to her appearance. Jules’ response to her mothers nagging is consistent sarcasm and that... ... middle of paper ... ...language used by certain characters keeps the audience entertained and exaggerates the gestures used by characters. Gurinder Chada uses a variety of techniques such as accents in the voice, contrasts, stereotypes, sarcasm, characterization and juxtaposition of British and Indian cultures which creates humour and interest. All of these conflicts come to a head in a colourful finale, where Jess and her loyalties are severely tested.
Because members of high social classes tend to be better educated, because of their various resources, they have higher incomes and are more likely able to provide educational advantages, for not only themselves, but to their children as well. Education is a major component in today’s society of social class. Researching this topic, I already knew the answer but was still very interested in learning more about it. My hometown is not the best and looking back to my graduating class, only three quarter of my class went to college. It is still a good number but I know some people who did not continue their education and these people have so much potential but they really need to want to receive a higher education.