Gift from the Sea Themes

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Women

Being a woman allows the author to share her unique perspective on a woman's role in the daily life of an American woman. A woman is a complex creature of which much is expected, both in her personal and professional lives. It is true today's woman has more opportunity to explore outside interests than ever before and so she may chose one of a number of paths to find fulfillment. Regardless of those interests and whether or not a woman may choose a career, one is expected to continue to fulfill societal roles as well. Many women are expected to marry and bear children, regardless of the other paths she has chosen. It is a tradition that brings great expectations and obligations.

In addition to taking care of the family, there is a household that must be in order, a husband to watch over, and social engagements to...

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