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ANALYSIS OF THE ARTICLES
THE STORY OF AN HOUR ”She is died of joy that kills.” Questions worth thinking about are that whether she was dead due to the joy of retrieving her husband or the loss of hoping to have a through new life.
LOST LIVES OF WOMEN Through this article Amy Tan wanted the society to pay more attention to the problems, including the inequality of gender status and women rights, Urging women to fight for their own freedom rather than let events like these be buried as times goes by.
CONCLUSION By sharing her own family’s story, Amy Tan and other writers are inviting the rest of the woman population to stand up and speak for themselves. It is through these attempts that liberate all women from male dominance and live for themselves.
Topic discussion What's the difference between the west and the east? When did women status change? about women status in the society and family
Traditional culture the three obediences and four virtues Bible old testment: ….thy desire to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee ( 你必戀慕你丈夫，你丈夫必管轄你‧ )
Powerful women in history Queen Elizabeth Empress Wu
Powerful women in history However, they are merely exceptions.
Feminist movement Rome is not created in one day. Since 18 th century 3 waves Step by step
The West HILLARY CLINTON United States Secretary of State
The East *Traditional thinking *Male dominance *Gender discrimination
Great-grandfather------Great-grandmother (concubine) father------mother Grandfather------Grandmother (Their marriage was planned)
WESTERN AND EASTERN WOMEN What makes them different?
Eastern culture - From 3 obedience and 4 virtues to - “a girl who is diligent and knows how to take good care of the family is a good wife” - “a married daughter is like splashed water” CULTURE AND TRADITION
Western culture - women are independent and ambitious - Chore are for the machines to do! - Not tied down by family (daycare, babysitters) - Can visit parents anytime they want. It’s not illegal!
WELL…SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT Women are still portrayed as sex objects by some music videos and advertisements
REFLECTIONS and my Personal Story When I was little, I lived with my grandmother…
Do the dishes…
Why only women can do?
Lunyu – analects of Confucius
Confucius said… Only women and non-gentleman are difficult to handle. Be close to them and they lack humility, stay away from them and they complain. 唯女子與小人難養焉，近之則不遜，遠 之則怨