Picture this an alarm clock going off with the sound of a rooster’s crow. You get up and do your morning routines. You smell your lunch being made for work by your wife in the kitchen. You walk in and give her the everyday good morning kiss. You tell her have a good day I will be home at 6 in the evening. You pass your children’s bedroom throw them a kiss and walk out the front door. Then you’re off to work. Your day goes fast because you are so use to it. Your wife is at home doing her job as being a house wife because that is how it is in the 40’s. When you get home, dinner is made and your family is waiting for you to eat dinner as a family. The house is clean. After dinner the kids go to wash up for bed and your wife and you finally have some privacy to end your night together. You’re a father of 3 children. You hardly spend any time with them besides the weekends. When the weekends do come you usually take your family out fishing or on a picnic. You as a father and husband love your family. You know the percentage of married people that reach their 50th anniversary is only 5% and the ones that reach up to only their 5th anniversary is 82%. Which one will you be is what you ask yourself? Back in the 40’s WW11 came and off to war you went. This lead a great shortage of employees in the workforce. This was the first time women got to actually work. So your wife really took advantage of this opportunity. Women began to work in factories for munitions and parachutes. When the war was over the government basically told women go back home and do their jobs as being a mommy. From here on, women already knew they could be more than a ordinary house wife or a secretary. Women started fighting for better rights in the workforce. Your wife was really disappointed that you did not want her to continue working. During the 50’s women were able to attend college. So they started having better jobs as nurses and teachers. Your wife continued on about letting her have a job. Then she brought up about going off to school to study being a nurse. But yet you still refused. Later on she tells you she wants a divorce. Since things started to get better for women all they thought about was themselves. They stop worrying about their children, husbands and even house duties. You knew that you were not the only couple going through a divorce. She was leaving you the children while she went off to study in college. You had no choice because you had a decent job and was able to support them. It seem like money was all that women began to think about.
and what is not socially acceptable. In The Wife of Bath, the woman does whatever she pleases to make herself happy, not having a care in the world of what other people think about her. There are many things that the woman in The Wife of Bath does, that would not normally be socially or morally acceptable. In the time period that the story took place, the husband would be the dominant in a marriage and the wife would do whatever the husband pleased. The Wife of Bath, on the other hand, manipulates and…
that you look for but it’s extremely hard. There are certain attributes or characteristics that one may like more than the other. I like a trust worthy wife who is not so materialistic and care about her family and the people around her. For me simple is better than complex.
I believe that trust is a key factor for a long and happy marriage, there shouldn’t be any secrets which normally cause lots of un-needed trouble. When you have trust, you know that there is nothing hidden and whatever…
Marriage Around the World
The best way to define marriage is to say that it is a socially accepted union that
unites at least two people as spouses. It’s hard to give marriage a definition because
it represents so many different types of unions and looks so different in many parts of
the world. Although it’s the most common form of marriage here in the U.S, a
marriage certainly doesn't only unite a man and women in a civil marriage recognized
by law. There are plural marriages, uniting men…
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October 12, 2013
My Dream Marriage vs. Malay Traditional Marriage
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” This is a famous saying in Malay culture on how married life is supposed to be. When two people say, “I do”, they are meant to share their life together, stay loyal and trust each other. However, forming a new life by getting married is complicated because there are many version of marriage based on one's culture. I am a Malay…
18 October 2012
A Critique of Eric Bartel’s “My
Problem with Her Anger”
When most people get married, they go into the marriage with the expectations and hopes that everything will go as planned, that they will always get along, and that the responsibilities will be evenly divided between both spouses. And for two working spouses who have children, they share the expectation that no one parent will be more of a caretaker than the other. Eric Bartels, a feature writer…
that occurs in marriages between a husband and wife. The movie displays the disadvantages of miscommunication in marriage and the importance of creating an atmosphere in marriage where you can hear your partner, understand them and fully express yourself to them. Conflict in marriage is something that as a married man I understand on a primary observation is inevitable and normal.
The part of the interpersonal conflict that was the focus on Spanglish is how much the husband and wife disagreed on so…
28 May 2014
A Wife in Today’s Modern Society
Judy Brady is the writer of a humorous essay called “I Want a Wife.” In her humorous and sarcasm she describes all the stereotype of the perfect wife. In the past years a wife has been known as a women who stays at home, takes care of the housework, the cooking, the baking, the laundry, and teaching the children good discipline with no rights at all. Over the years it seems as if the responsibilities and roles of a wife have grown more. They…
in which Dickinson and Larkin express their views of marriage.
Both poets show their firm negative view on their opinions of love and marriage, though they both represent it in alternative ways. Phillip Larkin with his omniscient perspective on the lives of others and the belief that marriage is a façade for both parties involved, compared to Emily Dickinson’s believing that marriage is a force which restricts a woman. Larkin explores marriage with negative connotations in ‘An Arundel Tomb’ and…
In the Canterbury Tales, the wife of bath is described as a person whom is very power
hungry over the marriage between the male and female. She is brought to bring attention to the
marriage side from a female and male’s point of view. She believes that women should have a
say so in the marriage and not let the guy always have control over a women. This becomes a
long journey for the wife of bath and it explains why she did the things she did.
The wife of bath is both positive and…
Marriage Has Strengthened
The institution of marriage has been around for very long time about “3000 years, and history tells us that it’s changed many times over the years, but not as many times as it has the last 30 years,” according to the article, “The Evolution of Matrimony: The Changing Social Context of Marriage”, written by Stephanie Coontz. There has been a lot of diversity in the history of marriage. Just like George Santayana, a Hispanic Philosopher said, “History repeats itself…”,…