The Great War, a conflict which was planted by our ancestors when they jubilantly relinquished

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The Great War, a conflict which was planted by our ancestors when they jubilantly relinquished their roots from their ancestral primates; becoming Homosapiens (the scientifically correct term for a modern human) they engaged in a battle between the sexes, lasting a little over two millennium, never inkling the tangent of resolution, nor wandering into the vicinity of conclusion, and most probably, never will. Humanity, obsessed with the divide of genders, has even coined its own axiom: “Women are from Venus” and “Men are from Mars”, alluding to whirlwind of rampant violence, yet less woeful Romeo and Juliet-like myths of the Roman-stolen from the Greeks-deities, Aphrodite (Venus), goddess of love and beauty, and her relationship with her…show more content…
The uncles are older than the teenagers that Tweedie is discussing, though they are pretending to fight each other, rather than learning. The portrayals of the two genders are highly stereotyped. In her extended metaphor, Jiles contradicts the ideals that girls are like a “Paper matches”(11), relating back to the gender role of domesticity as they have “At Your Service”(10), written on their bodies, and will come “bearing supper”(13) with their “heads on fire”(14), mocking the domestic roles of women. In the modern age there is no need for “hunters or warriors”(7) Boys are apparently “deprived of socially sanctioned rituals. In retort to society they are like “hominoids” who “walk(ing) over red-hot cinders without crying”(7). Mocking their mothers the author says, “Mother thought see won, poor foolish Mother”, when they, the mothers think their sons are going to be perfect like the “first twelve years”(4) where they are: “affectionate, kind, a joy to see in their charming clothes.”(4) Tweedie also compares the adolescent boys to “chimps leaving a tea party”(3), that are “thin and long as celery in their tattered vest and holey jeans” in which she refers to the girls as civilized, as that they have “shining, well brushed tresses”(2) and “immaculate

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