After reading of “Love in a fallen city” by Eileen Chang, i had to think about what divorce really means to people. In text, the newly divorced daughter became a burden to her family and ever more her family tries to make the daughter to get married to another man again, the family does not care about her feelings.. only thing they care is money. It seems a little odd to me even though i was raised up in Asian culture. This text represents the Chinese culture and their thoughts at that time of the story.
In Western culture mostly (I think), when woman gets divorced, she tries to live a new life without a husband. They’re very independent and brave!, so they don’t come back to her parents. On the other hand, it is a little different in Eastern culture i think. In most case when they get divorced, the woman comes back to her parents and live with them. Asian women are not that independent to live alone, or not as brave as Western to start a new life alone. They have a.. that feeling! that need to have a man to lead for them. what do you guys think?
Moreover, the family should not treat her as a failer in life. The divorce is definitely a big change in one’s life, but it is not an wrong thing to do. It happens sometimes. The family should try to help her to get better and to start a new life without a husband, not try to sell her off from family because of their needs.
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