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So Long a Letter Micro the Me

So Long a Letter Micro the Me

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Published by Nadia Clifton

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Published by: Nadia Clifton on May 12, 2011
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Nadia CliftonProfessor ArnoldLBST 2102-H9317 March 2011So Long A Letter MicrothemeRamatoulayes children are very important to her. She tries to raise them the right way,but not necessarily the traditional way. She tries to implement some Western ideas into hermothering. She stresses education. She tells her children that A diploma is not a myth. It is noteverything, true. But it crowns knowledge, work. Her children are part of a future that she andher peers will not be a part of. Her children will eventually get to make the choices that directthe country.Ramatoulaye is successful in enforcing her children to become educated, but not sosuccessful in other areas of her mothering. She catches three of her daughters smoking in theirbedroom, and everything about their manner showed that they were used to it. This scaresRamatoulaye. She suddenly becomes afraid of the flow of progress. She wonders if it is herfault because she gave her daughters a bit of liberty. She lets her daughters hang out withboth male and female friends when her grandfather did not allow young people in his house.Her second daughter even becomes pregnant.These things hurt Ramatoulaye but she gets through it, just like she gets through herhusbands betrayal and death. When sexually educating her daughters, she tells them that It isthrough his self-control, his ability to reason, to choose, his power of attachment, that theindividual distinguishes himself from the animal. Through teaching her children, Ramatoulaye

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