Essays Tagged: "motherhood"

The Childfree Choice Some topics covered are reasons for voluntary childlessness, areas for further research, and resources available for the childfree. Includes works cited list.

vious, even expected, that women want to marry and raise children. But what if a woman decides that motherhood is not a role she wants to pursue? It often then becomes an issue of social concern when ... reer woman." By consistently disbelieving women's reasons for voluntary childlessness, the ideas of motherhood as natural, desirable, and central to femininity remain intact and unchallenged (Gillespi ...

(9 pages) 194 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Gather Together in Maya's Name. Speaks of the author Maya Angelou and how she allows her followers to witness her metamorphosis through different aspects of motherhood

By consistently weaving the theme of motherhood into her literature, MayaAngelou creates both personal narratives and poems that the read ... Angelou's works, she allows her followers to witness hermetamorphosis through different aspects of motherhood.Well-worked themes are always present in Angelou's works- self-acceptance, race, men, wor ... are always present in Angelou's works- self-acceptance, race, men, work, separation, sexuality, and motherhood. However,Angelou uses the latter to provide 'literary unity' (Lupton 7-8).Maya Angelou wa ...

(4 pages) 131 1 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Things fall apart : the role of men and women

men assign and dictate these roles. I will also briefly explain the importance of women in terms of motherhood and wifedom.Throughout my research I've encountered numerous papers on the rights women d ... to, nor is she allowed to share in this power. One critic makes special notice of the importance of motherhood in Igbo society and defends its' significance as "joys and tribulations of their motherho ...

(7 pages) 440 2 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The traditional nuclear family is a vital institution in producing and maintaining a healthy society in Britain.

consisting of a mother, father and two or three children. The female role within the family is with motherhood and housework. The husband provides for and protects and is a disciplining role model for ...

(3 pages) 220 0 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Why do Women Work? Critical Analysis Paper

as norm or even a way of life from the early days. The fact that Ms. Hart encompasses the trials of motherhood combined with working in her article "Balance between children and office is not working" ... hers or women rather have joined the company of equality with men, the thought of complaining about motherhood would be seen as whining and would contradict the barrier that were torn down some decade ...

(4 pages) 133 1 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Examining the structure and style of Betty Rollin's essay "Motherhood.

In the essay "Motherhood: Who Needs It?" Betty Rollins does not use the most effective structure and style to argu ... lins does not use the most effective structure and style to argue against what she believes is the "motherhood myth" (203). Rollins opposes the idea that having children is something that all women sh ... women are having babies for all the wrong reasons, and attempts to set a few things straight about motherhood itself. Though her argument may be passionate, the organization, diction, and overall ton ...

(2 pages) 56 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Barbara Kingsolver's "The Bean Trees".

g a new mother and believing that she had a bad life in Kentucky, had a lot to learn not only about motherhood, but about the world.A big way Taylor grew throughout this book was as mother. When Taylo ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Oral presentation: "that a mothers love is the most important love of all", first affirmative speaker, examples from the book "A Fortunate Life" A.B Facey

have mothers, so do squirrels and armadillo's. A mother is more than a female parent of an animal; motherhood is more than creating and producing. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Changing a Baby/Process Essay

has not truly diapered a real baby. Changing a baby's diaper is one of the most common practices of motherhood. Since babies come in several shapes and sizes, an abundance of different diaper companie ...

(2 pages) 68 2 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Analysis of Refugee mother and Child

', relates to the idea of Mary and her child, Jesus. The picture perfect image - the ideal image of motherhood. The picture of a beautiful, serene mother with her holy new born child. Realistically th ...

(3 pages) 24709 2 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Victorian Society

for the men they had to seek marriage to. The only jobs that women were allowed to hold was that of motherhood, they were not allowed to speak unless spoken to and certainly were not expected to have ...

(9 pages) 102 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The yellow wallpaper

fight for identity and independence (professional work) whichare stripped from them by marriage and motherhood. (p799)In the story, a woman who just gave birth had some complications which resulted in ... o will be referred to as Gilman for simplicity's sake, isa writer who is unable to write due to her motherhood. "I did write fora while in spite of them; but it does exhaust me a good deal-" (p801) It ...

(3 pages) 107 0 2.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Biblical allusions in The Scarlet Letter

and mien", "an object to remind him of Divine Maternity" and also "of that sacred image of sinless motherhood." By referring to a Papist point of view, Hawthorne hints that Hester Prynne is truly inn ...

(1 pages) 24 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

'How has motherhood been socially constructed and experienced across the twentieth century?'

It is widely known that motherhood is viewed as the middle purpose to a woman's life. It is her destiny and through that she ... society they are seen as underprivileged. This social 'pressure' to have children is identified as 'motherhood mandate'. Motherhood can also be seen as an 'institution'. The need that women have for c ... w to become mother because women are expected to adapt to certain social norms and principles about motherhood. For instance a certain perspective of the 'perfect mother' is that she should be married ...

(6 pages) 134 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the Beauty of Life"

subjects he is painting are not. He manages to paint the beauty in life's simple pleasures, such as motherhood, children, and of course love. Renoir was once quoted saying, "Why shouldn't art be prett ... in this painting, and used her as a model for a number of other paintings. In one painting of her, "Motherhood", which was not painted long after "In the Garden", Renoir did not paint her so young, no ...

(4 pages) 53 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Deconstruction,feminism and gender in "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin.

erary canon for theway it uses these formal and structural techniques to explore themes of marriage,motherhood and woman's independence, desire, and sexuality. In my opinion all these issuesare best s ...

(4 pages) 92 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

CSR with Focus on the Employee Perspective

nd central concept are described, and finally a disposition is presented.1.1 Background"CSR is like motherhood and apple pie. Everybody is for it; who wants to make the case forcompanies becoming more ...

(122 pages) 1278 1 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Women in China: "Concubines"

inese women were dishonored as men were acclaimed. All that a woman could aspire to was wifeliness, motherhood, and devotion and respect to parents and family. In Chinese culture, it was the height of ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Teenage Pregnancy Exploring Early Childhood

hat surround this significant occurrence. Although most teenagers are not yet emotionally ready for motherhood, women who are in there late teens are physically quite ready for pregnancy. Unfortunatel ...

(5 pages) 64 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Relevance of the Modern Welfare State

"The term 'welfare state' has such a pleasing sound that it has become a bit like motherhood or apple pie" (Disney, 2002:viii). As Helen Disney implies in this statement the ideas of ...

(4 pages) 68 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science