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Bryan Castillo
ENG 1430

The Joys of Motherhood.

Describe the gender (male or women) as featured in the toys of motherhood
Now on times we still have difficultness on comprehend the acceptance of status relative to gender. In the Joys of Motherhood, Nnu Ego and her husband in few words they give up everything just to give the benefit of an education to their sons. Daughters were looked as an investment. So, they hope would marry and bring good prices of money to the table. Nnu Ego realized that part of the pride of motherhood was to look a little unfashionable to be able to drawl with joy. In the society, if the mother is not mature enough to raise the child, a close female relative takes on the role of the mother: whereas, the man has the option of choosing to claim the child and take on the responsibilities of fatherhood or he can imply that the father could be anyone, which is socially accepted. In the other hand feminist maintain that motherhood as constructed by patriarchy is highly oppressive. It has been very important to contest the point of patriarchy that happiness come only through motherhood and attack this myth, which denies women their ranges of possibilities and opportunities. In addition, the sanctity of motherhood is accepted only when acknowledged by matrimony. The man made society commands that motherhood is valid only within the bounds of marriage. Motherhood, as “rewarded” to women by men, only serves to hamper the progress of both women and their children. . The social responsibility of the caring of children lies entirely on the mothers and they are expected to devote their time and their entire self on their children. Nnu Ego is frustrated. They can hardly afford the children they have, yet Nnaife keeps fathering more children and demanding more wives. Yet Okpo is a good girl, and has the same traditional values that Nnu Ego has, so their relationship is a good one, almost like that of a mother and daughter. Nnaife surprises...
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