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    Alec awakens Edna’s sexual desires that have been hidden for so long. Alec frees her as a woman. However, she cannot act on her natural desires because it leads to the one thing that she hates the most motherhood. Being expected to care for the children and tend to the home, this conflict intensified Edna’s societal expectations as a woman. Ultimately, in The Awakening, Chopin demonstrates how Edna Pontellier’s societal expectations as a mother and woman negate her romantic longings, for her desires for sexual freedom perpetuate the very thing that enslaves her: family. Edna did not want kids, but she had to have kids because she biologically was made too.Adele is the mother of four.Adele is the mother of all mother. She loves kids and Adele’s liberal Creolean ways of going about motherhood help unleash the Inner Edna. Adele’s kids are her life she puts then before herself. Adele is happy within herself and she enjoys motherhood. Adele is confident in herself. Adele unlike Edna does not fall for Alec the city’s lovers. I don't have any regrets about not having kids. I've just never had those maternal feelings. I am a nurturer by nature, but I…

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    The use of nature is one of the more common themes discussed within multiple stories this term. The use of nature can be instrumental in conveying the symbolic meaning, but it also helps to establish the setting in several stories. Commonly, the author’s use of nature serves a dual purpose within the story, which aids in potentially forming a wide array of interpretations for readers. In the short story Chicxulub, the narrator compares the impact he felt when he received news of his daughter…

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    Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder experienced by women after giving birth. This complex disorder can shatter mothers mind, body and spirit and end their dreams of what they expected motherhood to be. Health professionals estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of women who have recently given birth will be affected by postpartum depression (Stone, 2008). 700,000 new moms each year develops postpartum depression (Veng & Mcloskey, 2007). Postpartum depression affects more than…

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    While growing up and experiencing the world it is crucial for a child to have a grown figure in their life to guide them. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Lily Owens is a fourteen year old girl whose mother died in an accident when she was four years old. Since her mother's death, Lily has been living with her father, T. Ray, and Rosaleen, a black women whom T. Ray “[has] pulled...out of the peach orchard”(Kidd 2) to pick up responsibilities around the house that Lily’s…

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    Revolutionary Motherhood

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    Motherhood’s Role in Increasing Women’s Rights and Leading a New Country’s Development As I read through the “Revolutionary Mothers” by Suzy Kim I found a couple very interesting aspects. The first interesting part was mainly the whole point of the article, which was the idea of using mothers and motherhood as the point of inspiration to ignite peoples interesting and power in order to help form a strong and independent North Korean country. North Korea following the division of Korea as a…

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    Motherhood In Herland

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    society and education might be different if motherhood rather than manliness became the cultural ideal” (Simone). In Herland we experience the lives of the herlanders after years of living their lives following the pure essence of motherhood. Through motherhood herlanders are able to teach the kids not only basic teachings but they teach the kids their way of life. Social classes…

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    Kay Motherhood

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    Gloria Estefan described motherhood like this, “Motherhood is. . .difficult. . . and rewarding”. This is an accurate description of the hardships many mothers go through in raising children. Raising children is difficult in part because of the multitude of ways parents could raise them. Parents resort to a multitude of methods ranging from outrageous to courageous, the effectiveness of these methods has been investigated by many of today’s poets and authors. In “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, the…

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    Mask Of Motherhood

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    simultaneously catering to the needs of her children at home. Specifically, I will analyze the ways in which the protagonist of the novel illustrates the theory of the mask of motherhood as articulated by Susan Maushart. Maushart defines the mask of motherhood as a silent conspiracy that mothers engage with by hiding the realities of parenthood through acts like disinformation (Maushart 462). To start, Kate performs the mask of motherhood in front of other mothers. This act is prominent…

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    Slave Motherhood

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    According to Barbara Bush’s The 'Invisible ' Black Woman in Caribbean History “The female slave labored as hard and as long, and was subjected to the same harsh punishments as male slaves...she was forced to resist the system in order to preserve her integrity as a women and protect her family and friends.” 1 No matter if she was on the harsh vogue across the Atlantic, living in Rio de Janeiro or the United States all slave women had one thing in common, and that is that their masters often saw…

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    Motherhood Observation

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    We discussed the penalties that occur if you do not follow these pre-determined roles in our talk about A Labor Market Punishing to Mothers. Many mothers are trying to, unsuccessfully, enter the workforce and make as much money as their male counterparts. As a society, they are looked down upon for trying to work instead of taking care of their children. This is known as the Motherhood Penalty. This stems from gender roles determined by the dominant culture of our country. For example, women…

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