We never want to reveal our most personal feelings and thoughts to society due to fear of ridicule. Therefore, those who feel misery are continuously wearing the mask of happiness and smiles every day, never revealing their true selves. Sandra Cisneros, writes about the mask the main character Cleofilas exemplifies in her day to day life of misery with her husband in the short story “Women Hollering Creek”. Cleofilas never had a true example of how to be a women, wife and mother other than the fictional lives of the women from telenovelas. When she finally does get to experience these things, knowing right from wrong, Cleofilas feels like she is obligated to put up with the hardships because it’s her duty as a wife, mother and women.
Every hero goes through a journey of their own according to Joseph Campbell in which he calls “The Hero’s Journey” . In the book The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Jing Mei Woo or June embarks on a journey into finding herself beginning with her mother’s past ,which reflects how she transforms into a better person as a daughter. Along the way, June encounters many allies that guides her with the memories that her mother, Suyuan Woo, had left behind. She deals with inner conflicts and struggled to overcome them because she doubted her abilities which were results of her previous failures. After conquering her doubts through memories of her mother’s lessons, June sees her life in a different point of view.
When, through no fault of her own, she didn’t not produce a child with him all of the blame was placed on her and she was told if she continued to ... ... middle of paper ... ...f divorce knocks Rose out of her servile manner and brings about her old, strong personality. Lastly, June and her mother Suyuan relationship is a culmination of all of the mothers and daughters relationships. Growing up they never saw eye to eye, they were blinded by what they assumed the other wanted of them. Each woman thought she had a role she needed to play in order to make everyone happy. The mothers felt as if their daughters were ashamed of them and the daughters felt as if they couldn’t measure up as perfect Chinese daughters and were thus a disappointment to their moms.
For example you have parents who are poor examples. Pauline a mother to one of the children doesn't even show the true her to her community. It states “ Pauline kept this order, this beauty, for herself, a private world, and never introduced it to her storefront or her children” (Morrison.143). Also “If Pecola would had announced her intention to live the life they did they would have not tried to dissuade..” . These two quotes show how the mothers barely even care for their daughters to acknowledge her beauty let alone their own.
Although traditional motherhood is generally depicted as a loving and selfless experience in which a mother guides her daughter through life, Tillie Olsen suggests that conventional motherhood shames women for not living up to its unrealistic expectations and it is a method to suppress women. The patriarchy misrepresents traditional motherhood as a loving and selfless experience in which a mother adores her child unconditionally and teaches her daughter important values. The story begins with a phone conversation between the mother and another character, possibly a counselor, social worker or teacher of her daughter. The teacher or counselor talks on the phone with the mother and assumes that “because [she is] her mother [she has] the key” to her daughter and can understand her completely (Olsen 292). This excerpt demonstrates the unrealistic expectations for mothers that the patriarchy has instilled throughout society.
Throughout the story, she reflects on various events in Emily’s life that shaped the person she is today: self-sufficient and independent. At first while she is still young, she looks at her helpless daughter with guilt and pity because she is not able to give her the life she deserves. However, Emily grows into a young adult woman, Olsen points out the mother soon realizes that her daughter is a lovely, capable woman with potential. Her only hope is that Emily herself can and will realize it for herself. Olsen’s suggest that our circumstances shape who we are, but no matter the situation, we can still overcome them because there is potential in everyone.
Learning from Mother in The Joy Luck Club "I have already experienced the worst. After this, there is no worst possible thing" (Amy Tan 121). Throughout The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan tells stories of how mothers use the misfortunes in their lives, to try to teach their daughters about life. Many of the mothers had bad experiences in their pasts and do not want to see their daughters live through the same types of problems. They try to make their daughters' lives as easy and problem free as possible.
“My Mother’s Abigail Adams”, shows the audience that the mother made a bad decision, and she never pick her self up after performing the decision. She let the decision eat her away; grieving about the decision caused the mother to pass away. One shouldn’t dwell on one bad choice he or she made, instead, carry on in life and always be happy in any choice.
Lulu’s success over this piece did ... ... middle of paper ... ...control over anything while the other believes that women are equal to men. Both books center on mother and daughter conflict. Mothers are continuously shown to have high hopes for their daughters in these books. Though their daughters fail many times, a lesson is learned from each experience. The daughters are noted to feel equivalent to a failure in their mothers’ eyes, but this is only due to the lack of communication between them.
when her mother approached her and said “Dee (313).” Dee quickly corrected her mother and said “No mama, not Dee, Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo (313)!” Dee told her mother “I couldn’t bear it any longer being named after the people who oppress me(313).” D... ... middle of paper ... ... mind, it was hers accoriding to her. Mama says that, “Dee looked at me with hatred (321).” The one time that Dee does not get what she wants she flips out. She argued her mother down, “You just will not understand. The point is these quilts, these quilts (321)!” Her self-centered ways would not let her give up. When she realizes that her mother was standing her ground and snatched the quilts away, she just left without saying a word.