In Love Letters, Section 1, Megan Foss takes us back into her past as a heroin addict prostitute. She shares her story as a young woman living in the streets while boyfriend, Darryl in prison. Their relationship was inseparable, they had spent every moment possible together. During her free time, she wrote him letters on a tablet with yellow paper discussing everything her surroundings and public media. She never mailed any letters, due to it confirming the reality of him being gone. Therefore, she made herself believe that she was saving all her letters for when he would get back at night. In addition to the fear of judgement, she never stepped foot into a store to purchase a stamp to mail her letters. She felt denied by society around her
The Wife Of His Youth is a short story written by Charles Chesnutt in the late 1800’s. The story starts with the introduction to the Blue Veins society; A society where a small group of colored people formed up in the Northern City after the Civil War. Blue Veins society distinguished a person’s social standing but basically geared only toward those of light complexion where you could visibly see one’s Blue Veins. Mr. Ryder a handsome bachelor, and dean of the Blue Veins society is soon to end his bachelor status and marry Miss. Molly Dixon. That was soon to change when he is approached by a face of his past, the wife of his youth. Mr. Ryder a past apprentice during the Civil War was previously married to Liza Jane. Liza Jane spent 25 years in search of her love Sam Taylor or known now as Mr. Ryder. Late into the story Mr. Ryder throws a ball for the Blue Veins society in honor of Molly Dixon his “soon to be” wife. During the Blue Veins ball, Mr. Ryder reaches out to the crowd with hypothetical question about the wife of his youth; in regards to advice on what he should do. Mr.Ryder brings Liza Jane to the ball and introduces everyone in the crowd as the wife of his youth. This short story really makes one question the certain aspects of race.
In the classic story “The Wife of His Youth” by Charles W. Chesnutt, the main character Mr. Ryder encounters a woman from his past who brings him a dilemma. His new life in the Blue Vein society ignores his past life as a slave, and Ryder’s visitor Liza Jane seeks her former slave husband who it turns out in the end is Ryder himself. Ryder at first denies his former identity as her husband, and she does not recognize him. The plot twist at the end consists of Ryder making a very public announcement, introducing Liza Jane to his peers as “The Wife of His Youth.” Although the announcement is surprising and seems at first sincere, in reality it is not. The acknowledgement is entirely ironic because Ryder's wife, Liza Jane, will not fit in his society, and he uses the announcement to promote himself even further in the eyes of his peers, instead for being morally responsible.
My Sister’s Marriage” by Cynthia Marshall Rich portraits characters that have many family problems. The father Doctor Landis is a total control freak. He decides every little things in his two daughters, Olivia and Sarah Ann, life. The restrictions that the father puts upon on his two daughters have different consequence on both. Olivia, the oldest daughter, starts having rebellious feeling due to suffocated restrictions, while, Sarah Ann, the youngest daughter, starts to internalize the restrictions and value her limited opportunities. Everywhere in the story, we can see that, the daughters pass through so many intestinal conflicts that result in either imprisonment or liberation. Since the father is so controlling, he has instructed his daughters to have a perverted view of love which emotionally demolished and imprisons one,
The film “Sentimental Women Need Not Apply” made me search deeply within myself to recognize the true meaning of my career and found that I love what I do. The film has made me appreciate the unique nature of my profession and realize that I am strong and compassionate to have pursued such a career. I could relate to the feelings and experiences the nurses shared in the film. The feeling you experience after being told “Thank You” from a very sick patient, receiving a smile from a cognitively impaired patient or even the outreached hand in appreciation from a patient with expressive aphasia, is unexplainable.
‘In The Mood For Love’ is a Romance melodrama and is Directed and written by Wong Kar-Wai which is a Hong Kong film and released in the year 2000. The film’s plot takes place in 1962 which tells the story of two married couples that move into the residents of Shanghai living in rented rooms of a neighbouring apartment, a newspaper editor Mr Chow (played by Tony Leung) and his wife, Mrs Chan (played by Maggie Cheung) and her husband a representative of a Japanese-owned company, both couples become neighbours. Mr Chow and Mrs Chan both being the main protagonists in the story discover that both their respective spouses are having an affair, the betrayal brings both of the protagonists together to meet and discuss about their spouses’ secret affairs and practice their countermeasures with one another towards their respective spouses. As they both meet day by day, they begin to have an uncertain affair and at times deliberately try to avoid one another perhaps due to ethical concerns, and yet deeply miss one’s company. Unfortunately, Mr Chow and Mrs Chan’s relationship comes to a regretful end. The following analytic essay will attempt to demonstrate to provide information in detail about the key concepts of the film’s style and the director’s
“No matter how high up you get, never forget where you came from.” is a quote relating to The Wife of His Youth by Charles W. Chesnutt. This quote shows that no matter how rich or famous one becomes they should never forget where they started in life with the people who were always there for them. The Wife of His Youth is set within the early 1890’s in Groveland, Ohio. During the time period in which the story is set, slavery was beginning to come to a halt, leaving many African-Americans to travel up North in search of a better and easier life. The story depicts the tragedies of slavery and the many hardships that African-Americans had to overcome; in the case of the story, those hardships were being separated from loved ones, arduous labor, and brutal treatment. It was also the end of the Civil War, which meant that many slaves were being freed and were given more rights, even though those rights were
I, William Schnautz am writing this letter to inform the Church Administration of my resignation of my office of overseer and deacon, due to reason chancges in personal matters I am unable to preform my duties in a manner that is pleasing to God. To safeguard my membership in the Church of Christ it would be best to remove myself from the offices that I hold, so that I can reevaluate myself and to properly manage my family in a way that follows the will of God.
To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women if you can.
The 1993 movie directed by Kaige Chen, Farewell My Concubine, addresses the Chinese political issues during the war against Japan via interpersonal issues of an opera troupe of young male actors. The movie is as long as it is engaging. With two orphan boys who are raised to act in an Opera for their entire lives, dedication obtains a whole new meaning. Dieyi's training to act as a woman and to reflect femininity in his whole life increases the dissension that is observed within the film as well as its connections to the politics of China. The use of ghastly sound effects, close-up cinematographic techniques, and military involvement combine together in this movie to create a devastatingly dramatic experience.
Mistress is a very misused word in our culture today. It could mean someone who is a woman who is not married and with other men. It could also mean a woman who is a teacher. Douglas talked about his Mistress as a teacher. Someone who taught him how to read. He tells us that he goes through a mental darkness in which I feel like he means he has become depressed. He feels no way out of his situation so he feels alone and afraid. Slavery and education are not in my opinion incompatible it was the way they thought that if African Americans got a proper education they would be smarter. It scared them to believe that they would have a better education and be more intelligent. Douglas stated that literacy changed the way he saw the world. It changed
In her essay titled “Why I [Still] Want a Wife”, Judy Brady argues that wives are automatically assigned the role of primary caretaker and homemaker in a traditional marriage. Brady states that in her marriage, she is expected to earn an income while her husband pursues a higher education, she is expected to perform all parental duties exclusively, tend to all housework, her husband’s sexual needs and desires with no regard to her own, and be a hostess while keeping quiet and doing all the above pleasantly. In her style of writing, Brady appears to be hostile and her entire piece comes across as one sided and unfair. While I agree that marriage should be based around inherent equality, I disagree with the way Brady chooses to present her argument as she presents the conditions of her marriage as universally applicable. I do not consider her argument as effective as it could be if Brady chose to be less biased and contradictory in her presentation. If Brady wanted her argument to appear more persuasive, she should have refrained from telling the reader that she does not like being exploited while at the same time telling the reader that she wants to have someone to exploit. Brady presents the conditions of her loveless marriage that is lacking basic respect as universally applicable which is unjust. With her style of writing, Judy Brady leaves her essay open to disagreement. She could have prevented this simply by being less biased and generic with her references to what it
After her father died, Mary Astell was left without a dowry, resulting in her being considered incompatible for marriage. In her book, Some Reflections Upon Marriage, Astell pointed out that there were only few lively marriages in England because of the way the English institution worked. Marriages in England were determined by income, and no thought went into the emotional harmony and compatibility of husband and wife. This was so rendering to Astell’s life because she didn’t have the money to marry someone with the same viewpoints as her or even respectable enough to take her hand in marriage. Mary Astell proclaimed that “[marriage] for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy” (Astell 41). In this quote, Mary Astell is saying that men and women rarely marry for love because it was more common for them to be bounded together for financial benefits and an increase of social status. But, when a couple married for love, they made a larger mark on the world this is because it showed that there was a step closer in the direction of women marrying a man that will love her and had no need to support her financially. Astell believed that women should not be viewed as a slave or property, and that they should have the ability to chose their own destiny. She showed that men rarely married for love because if a man admired a woman for her wit, than an unsuccessful marriage would