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    page 204). The negative part of their relationship was when Curt was cheating on Ifemelu. “She stared at him, forcing her mind to work. He had not expected her to use his computer, because she hardly ever did. He was cheating on her,” (Chapter twenty, page 212). She also does not tell her parents about Curt. “She chose her words, careful not to say anything about curt. It was easier not to tell them about Curt,” (Chapter nineteen, page 203). Obinze married a woman named Kosi. He is also an insecure woman because she felt that the housemaid would try to have sex with her husband after she found out that she had condoms in her bag. “He wanted to ask, How can you not? But the tentative fear in her eyes silenced him. Her insecurity, so great and so ordinary, silenced him,” (Chapter two, page 34). Kosi is also a woman that is insensitive. When she found out that the housemaid was raped from her previous employer, she did not have empathy for the housemaid. “Her former employer raped her so she decided to protect herself this time,” Obinze said. Kosi stared at him. “You feel sorry for her. You don’t know these housegirls. How can you feel sorry for her,” (Chapter two, page 34). She tends to agree with everything that he says. “Obinze had always been struck by how important it was to her to be a wholesomely agreeable person, to have no sharp angles sticking out,” (Chapter two, page 28). Auntie Uju became a mistress of The General. She becomes pregnant by him. The General was…

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    In The Housemaid (1960), Kim Dong-sik had many admirers, in particular, Cho Kyung-hee and Myung-sook. Having said that, my interpretation was that he never wanted that. It seems to me that Kim Dong-sik was devoted to his wife and family. When Cho Kyung-hee expressed her feeling for him, he became really aggressive and dismissive towards her. The only reason he had an affair with Myung-sook was that she forcing herself on to him. He actually despises Myung-sook, but because of her threats, he is…

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    Laws Protecting the Rights of Housemaids Laws protecting the right of women according to CEDAW Women’s right as workers is written on Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Againts Women, or CEDAW in short. It has an interrelation with the laws and a number of development programs in which act as the normative principles for most of feminists. One of the concerns is the impediments of the feminists on the domination of human rights over the rights for women; the tenet of…

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    its negative effects on Korean women are shown in the 2010 film “The Housemaid” in which two South Korean women are mistreated and used as tools for the benefit of their shared lover. The societal expectations are even more damaging for South Korean lesbians who suffer an even greater stigma as shown in the film “Whispering Corridors 2: Memento Mori” (1999) where the lesbian main characters are frequently discriminated against because of their sexuality and relationship. Despite being accepted…

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    ‘The Help’ is a story about a group of black housemaids in the 1960’s who work in homes of white families in Jackson, Mississippi. ‘The Help’ is told in the point of view of three characters: Aibileen Clark, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, and Minny Jackson. Aibileen and Minny are housemaids who are best friends with opposite personalities. Aibileen is more reserved and quiet, while Minny is known for being a smartmouth and talking back and frequently getting in trouble. Skeeter is an aspiring writer…

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    contrasts to similar movies such as Malcolm X , which has a darker tone to it. In a blog for AMC movies, Nina Hämmerling Smith states: “The soundtrack for The Help tells the story in song, with choices that represent the disparate currents of the time.” The score for The Help also includes tracks by Thomas Newman, and a song written for the movie entitled “The Living Proof” by Mary J. Blige. James Christopher Monger reviews Thomas Newman’s work as: “His signature blend of long, stoic, and…

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    his son, Telemachus, goes out to search for his father. Odysseus’s journey back home was a long one because of the obstacles thrown at him by gods and goddesses. When he finally arrived at home, he disguised himself as a beggar and fought the wooers. He ended up killing them all and punishing the housemaids that were involved with the wooers. Odysseus’s actions are justified, everyone, who did wrong, deserved the punishment they received, and the punishments were not too severe.…

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    Houston Buehler Mr. Disney/7 English 1 Honors 13 October 2015 Collection 1 Essay Collection 1 portrays how individuals who have different views cannot make society better. In the articles “Once Upon a Time” by Nadine Gordimer, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and “A Quilt of a Country” by Anna Quindlen all show how when there is people butting heads nothing is fixed it only gets worse. In the story “Once Upon a Time” Nadine Gordimer describes how the family’s “trusted” housemaid is too…

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    However, it is not just the men of the lower class that suffer from the prominent stigma of being an “other”, the women are also affected by this label. Justine, the housemaid, from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the epitome of “other”. When Frankenstein is recounting Justine’s arrival, he remarks that “Justine ... learned the duties of a servant, a condition which, in our fortunate country, does not include the idea of ignorance and a sacrifice of the dignity of a human being”(Shelley 41).…

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    The similar tale of the book from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne about sins of adultery. John Proctor's weakness was the sin of adultery with Abigail Williams behind Elizabeth Proctor’s back, his christian wife. John’s weakness defined him as an unloyal, dishonest husband for breaking the laws of marriage. Eventually, he confesses to his sin and overcomes it by sacrificing himself for his wife and the town of Salem. John Proctor’s sin of adultery had defined him an unloyal husband…

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