Family Structure And Gender Roles Essay

1311 Words May 24th, 2016 null Page
Family structure can be seen in different families. It can be either your parent trying to do what is best for you or seeing what they go through. The three poems that are being analyzed are “The Victims” by Sharon Olds, “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden and “One Last Poem For Richard” by Sandra Cisneros. The two short essays are “The Fat Girl” by Andre Dubus and “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin. The novels that are Hamlet and Pride and Prejudice. All of these show a family structure in different ways and some show gender roles as well. In the poems, short essays and novels you will see the family structure and gender roles that are being played. In the poem “The Victims” by Sharon Olds it is about the father divorcing the mother.. I felt that the message in this poem is how in this society people go through divorce and have to deal with the pain, especially the children. The young child speaking tells her/his experience toward the divorce. The speaker is angry toward the father for divorcing her mother. When the father was fired and they took everything away from him, they were happy and could not stop grinning.. In “The Victims” she says, “She had taught us to take it, to hate you and take it until we pricked with her for your annihilation”. (LL.15-17) The mother turns the children against the father. The children now have this hatred for their father. Since the mother turned the children against their father, she was trying to ruin his image. The mother is just…

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