Describe the life of both Granny and Nanny.
What did they expect compared to
what they experienced? Describe the life of your grandmother.
In what ways do their
lives contrast and compare?
As a bride, Granny was unfortunately jilted by his bridegroom, George, when she
had ready for the wedding. Four children had been left for Granny to take care.
Without anyone’s help, Granny brought up her children harshly. After her children
had grown up and even some of them had their kids, Granny seemed to start having
cheerful life but unfortunately got a serious fever at her sixty. This fever spent her
twenty years to cure, but she had not recovered from the illness and finally died at her
eighty. Similarly, Nanny was also a bride but had a loyal husband. Nanny used to live
a community with limited freedom. With her bravery, Nanny decided to follow her
love, Walt, to pioneer the ranching life in the west. She had a joyful and wild life over
there and had her two babies born during the life in the west. However, unfortunately,
her husband died when they first moved into a town.
Granny expected to have a amazing marriage with her husband and cute kids.
However, in reality, she was jilted and brought up her kids independently. Her entire
life had never happened any joyful events. Similarly but better, Nanny experienced to
have a romantic and comfortable life in the west with ranching business. However,
she experienced a harsh learning process at the beginning and got her house, including
the range, burnt by the Indians. However, at least, she had experienced a happy but
short period in the west.
As a woman in the past, my grandmother experienced similar and harsh life
compared with Granny’s life and Nanny’s life. Since living in a period of war, many
women, including my grandmother, were required to reproduce considerable kids
because of the worry about accidental death. With my grandfather was busy to work,
my grandmother had a hard time to bring up all her sons. Just like the sense that
Granny was jilted by George and needed to bring up her kids independently. Also, in
the past, Chinese women were considered to work as housewife without other choice.
Because of this tradition, my grandmother was prohibited from studying so had
limited education. Just like Nanny pursued freedom, lack in her hometown, West