"The emphasis on honor, obedience, and loyalty among women are immense in this novel" (The Joy Luck Club: An Overview). In America, these characteristics were not emphasized nearly as much – and that is what caused tension between mother and daughter. The Joy Luck Club was founded by Suyuan Woo, and when she passed away, the Club looked to her daughter Jing-Mei to replace her. Suyuan was a very strong-willed woman who had suffered many hardships. In the process of fleeing from the invading Japanese, she had to abandon her two babies from her first husband.
After a few days without Cinderella’s father around her step mother was very mean and bossy, Cinderella was forced to do all their dirty work that they didn’t want to do themselves. That meant Cinderella couldn’t hang out with her friend as much, which she really missed. A week later they got a knock on the door expecting her father to be home. It was not her father; in fact, it was her father’s work friend. He had his hat tightly held to his chest and that’s when Cinderella realised there was something wrong.
This paper will explain much history of all those involved, from Wollstonecraft herself, to Godwin and the British subjects. Mary Wollstonecraft is the second of seven children. Originally from a family of comfortable wealth, her father squandered their money making them financially unstable. While she was raised in similar fashion to all women of the era, her father’s violent rages caused her to become a maternal protector of her mother and sisters. Wollstonecraft would sleep outside her mother’s room to keep her father from beating her, and in her twenties, she convinced her sister Eliza to leave her husband and child while she suffered postpartum depression, challenging the social norms.
The place of women in Japanese society is an interesting blend of illusions and myth. It is within this illusion though that there are two distinct Japanese societies that of the public and private. However, the Western image of Japanese women is of the subservient Japanese woman and this image is real; it is however, only an image. Women in their private family roles’ often are dominant towards the male members of the household. When judged by Western standards, the women of Japan are unusually seen as dedicated to their families.
Women have moved up the social ladder, politics, jobs, and in households. Femininity is shown throughout The Joy Luck Club. These women each have their own life experiences and stories but through it all they remained strong. Rules and regulations for women in China were very restrictive. Women had to live up to the ideal model of being obedient, hard working, bearing children, hide her unhappiness, and to not complain about anything.
Japanese immigrant women had to put their dreams aside and follow the traditional female archetype within California because of their old traditional customs in Japan and the obstacles they experienced in California, which allowed them to fulfill their traditional Japanese culture within another country, but not accomplish a Californian lifestyle because they were following their Japanese custom... ... middle of paper ... ...Social Forces 85, no. 4 (June 2007): 1713-1734. Romero, Mary. “Nanny Diaries and Other Stories: Immigrant Women’s Labor in the Social Reproduction of American Families.” Revista De Estudios Sociales no. 45 (January 2013): 186-197.
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.
Esperanza also sees the economic dependence that marriage creates for many women. While one woman cries everyday because her husband left "without leaving a dollar for bologna or a note explaining how come" another is miserable because the husband gets kicked out and is always let back in, regardless of the abuse she suffers at his hands (Cisneros 29, 85). Both domestic and physical abuse is also rampant in the lives ar... ... middle of paper ... ...duate with a higher education and found something that she could focus on rather than gaining a husband. Esperanza decided early on that she would not take on the burden of her mother and the women before her, merely caring for a husband and raising children. She wanted a house all her own and realized that she could get it autonomously if she strove hard in school and continued to write.
The first issue was when Ira was first married and she was also having trouble getting pregnant. But unlike her mother's situation her husband returned her to her family. When Ira is returned to Rukmani she frantically brings Ira to Kenny for a treatment. When Ira becomes fertile it is to late however, her husband had already moved on and married another woman. This drives Ira into a serious depression that only the birth of Rukmani's last child Kuti brings her out of.
For twenty-years this love was the same as the marriage before. Although Janie became familiar with the people in Eatonville and built herself a home, she did not live for wealth or security. She was beaten by her husband and told that she was nothing but a women who was good for nothing but cleaning, cooking and keeping her mouth shut. Their marriage ended when Joe died of old age. She felt no remorse.