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Writ140 - Courteney Kay WRIT140 Diagnostic Essay 08/27/07...

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Courteney Kay WRIT140 Diagnostic Essay 08/27/07 Section #64495 Matt Cunningham The clock chimes six o’ clock and the father walks in the door yelling gleefully, “Honey! I’m home!” The obedient wife obeys this daily ritual with gusto and embraces her hard working hubby before removing the pot roast from the kitchen stove. All too familiar is this scene of what it was like to live in the 1950s. Yes, indeed, one component of the 1950s was this idealized utopia of familial perfection-the predominance and thus acceptance of tainted gender roles, of the woman being the wonderful wife and mother and the father being the bountiful breadwinner. However, underlying this simplified depiction of everyday life, there lay deeper complexities that forever mark the historical and cultural significance of the 1950’s. During World War Two from around 1939 to 1945, women had the ability to take on the positions the men had once held (an opportunity they had never been granted). When our men and honorable soldiers returned from sea, it was time for the men to assume their previous lives
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course WRIT 140 taught by Professor Alvandi during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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