Analysis Of Clifford Bachman's 'Greeks And Persians'

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Clifford Bachman starts his chapter of “Greeks and Persians” by telling how a father is overthrown by his own son for his wealth who later is killed by his kids using the theme of karma. The character Kronos is a “full of self-importance” (100), aggressive, and hungry person who cares more about ruling a city than his own family. Kronos was hungry for power so Kronos decides to “castrate his father, overthrow his mother” (99), but later Kronos marries his own sister Rhea and makes her his queen. There was fear that was killing Kronos from the inside and that was “fearing that one of his children might do to him what he had done to his own father” (99). In order to get rid of this guilt Kronos decides to eat every child that Rhea has, but not …show more content…
Bachman explains that society has certain rules for women in the early times such as “is to marry, produce children, and care for their household” (112). Females are just consider as a male slave that has to do everything the society and their husband way, but if a female does not follow orders then the consequences are “to punish her severely” (113). In the Greek times females are consider as slaves to their husband because the female is told what,when, and how do something by her husband due to the fact that a female not doing something right will bring shame to the family. If a female brings shame to the family then she will be punished to a extent that the husband has the right to kill her. Bachman explaining the rules that society has for a female in the Greek times explains why some third world countries still expect females do what they did the past which was get married, produce kids, and take care of the households. A female is not only born to take care of households or produce kids, but also to have careers that can help her run the household with her …show more content…
My mom was born in a third world where for girl graduating from high school was a big “no” because people in India thought that educated girls will lose their mind. My mom was the only girl in her town who received a Ph. D in Economics which lead her to come a professor and Dean of College. At first people taunted my grandparents for making my mom get too much education because people started saying at the end my mom will only bring shame to the family. People also told my mom she is a female who made to get “marry, produce children, and care for their household” (112), but my mom proved everyone because is only female in my family who has the most education and pretty good life now. I always took this as an inspiration because to me it is a big thing that my parents are letting me come to college and continue my education. Whereas my cousin in India at my age is already married with kids and only got middle school education. At times it was very wrong that my cultures still views female with only three purposes, but in reality they can do so much more because times as changed females to do everything a man can do. As some people say “times have changed, but the views and rules of society still have not

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