Which is what the Chinese people viewed the ghost as Kingston explains that her aunt drowned her child with her because she knew that her child would grow up to be a pariah and wanted to spare it the shame that had killed her, made her a ghost, even before she died. She could have abandoned her child but in the village culture "mothers who love their children take them along." The protagonist also suggests that the baby was a girl because males were the preferred sex and if it was a male her aunt would have abandoned the baby for the village to take care of
For instance, is her book ‘The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts’, The Chapter “A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe” was about her experience in school and the other chapter was “No Name Woman” which was about her aunt. In Chinese culture everything a person does should satisfy people. People were extremely critical that it can affects one’s life. Kingston relates her stories to her life to show how cruel the Chinese culture is. Based on Kingston’s culture, she wrote many books about it.
Tan said, “On her journey she cooed to the swan: “In America I will have a daughter just like me. But over there nobody will say her worth is measured by the loudness of her husband’s belch” (Tan 3). This shows that women in China simply were treated subpar Comparing an individuals worth to a belch simply is unfair for t... ... middle of paper ... ...ime. Majority of the women in the novel overcame the tough traditions of women treatment in ancient Chinese culture. The ancient Chinese culture believed that women should fall under patriarchy and strict ethics.
Kingston’s aunt was murdered for being involved in this situation. The shame of what Kingston’s aunt brought to the family led them to forget about her. This particular talk-story is a cautionary tale to deter Kingston from having premarital sex and to instill in her fear of death and humiliation if she violates the lesson her mother explained to her. Kingston is able to get pregnant but with the lecture her mother advises her with keeps her obedient. Brave Orchid tells her this story to open her eyes to the ways of Chinese culture.
In the story, the female protagonist tried hard to pursue equal status wit... ... middle of paper ... ...ates to men. To become an real individual, a woman has to leave her gendered role and seek her own life. It would be a difficult time for women. Henrik Ibsen thus reminds society of the imbalanced power relations and society should solve the problem. For How Did I Miss You, Zhang Xinxin presents the imbalance of power between female and male sex in China.
In China it was tradition that a woman go to matchmaker for marriage. In the movie it shows that this has become... ... middle of paper ... ... saw women, even though Mulan did it unintentionally. Next, Mulan and Brave in the end both send negative messages about women because they tell their parents lies, break laws, run away from there home and disrespect their parents. The people that surrounded both girls facilitated the negative messages to be sent. The women who stood along side these girls thought that women should be perfect and they wanted their daughter to be perfect to live up their expectation of women.
China women were sometimes subject to their father but when they got married they were subjected to obey their husband without and questioning. ?This study considers family development and attitudes toward motherhood in light of changing roles of women in China. The effects of revolutionary events and government policies on marriage and the traditional family are presented based on interviews conducted in China and a review of the literature? (Hare-Mustin and Hare 67-82). I think that women in any culture should have the same role because it seem like China women have no freedom.
The main character of ``The Shrew: Sharp Tongued Ts`uilien`` exemplified the atypical version of a young female during the Ming dynasty. Her behaviour conflicted with the norms of society in that time period, which will be examined and analysed in this essay. During the Ming Dynasty, lineage played a large role in marriage. People aimed at marrying others of `equal family background, and “intermarriage between seventeen of the most influential clans.” (Yao 215) People did not get married for love, but rather for the sense of obligation to their family. Great emphasis was placed upon marrying others of equal social, economic and political status.
The theme of the novel that women could rise above the inferior position, dictated by the male-dominant society around them, is shown through the use of literary elements such as conflict, symbolism, and characterization. The use of conflict in the story assists readers in understanding the theme of the overall story. The author used “talk-stories” that her mother had told her to show the conflicts women had to endure in China. The first talk-story that was told to the narrator is that of her aunt, No-Name Woman. Her mother stressed on the fact that the story must be kept a secret because her aunt is suppose to be unmentioned, “as if she had never been born” (3).
. My aunt haunts me--her ghost drawn to me because now, after fifty years of neglect, I alone devote pages of paper to her." She felt that her aunt who became pregnant other than her husband might only was a mistake. Her tragedy happened was due to the Chinese tradition. Kingston believes that Chinese women become voiceless in a traditional, male dominated Chinese society is not be... ... middle of paper ... ...sell people.