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Ban Zhao’s Lessons for Women was important in that it readily serves as a subtext to many stories

February 26, 2019 0 Comment

Ban Zhao’s Lessons for Women was important in that it readily serves as a subtext to many stories, fictional or historical, in which women have a role to play; Lessons delineates women’s social spaces and spells out the rules of the game if a woman wanted to succeed; it serves as a female success manual or etiquette for women. Ban Zhao’s Lessons for Women was important in that it readily serves as a subtext to many stories, fictional or historical, in which women have a role to play; Lessons delineates women’s social spaces and spells out the rules of the game if a woman wanted to succeed; it serves as a female success manual or etiquette for women.
Daughter-in-laws are supposed to agree with the parents-in-law whether they are right or wrong. They can be respected for being obedient but are not supposed to have much say in things. In the quote, “Now and hereafter, however, I know how to escape from such fears.” Ban Zhao tells us she was nervous about disgracing her family and causing trouble for her husband and his family. She felt more certain about what her duties were and how to behave and wrote “Admonitions for Women” in order to share that experience so that others would not have to share those worries.
Ban Zhao expected women to be humble and sober, to serve their husbands industriously, to be respectful in conjugal relations, to observe the four womanly virtues (morality, words, appearance, and work), to undertake family chores whole-heartedly, to be obedient, and finally to reduce familial conflicts with in-laws. Ban Zhao’s Admonitions for Women was important in that it readily serves as a subtext to many stories, fictional or historical, in which women have a role to play; Lessons delineates women’s social spaces and spells out the rules of the game if a woman wanted to succeed; it serves as a female success manual or etiquette for women.
Ban Zhao explains that Ban Zhao’s Lessons for Women was important in that it readily serves as a subtext to many stories, fictional or historical, in which women have a role to play; Lessons delineates women’s social spaces and spells out the rules of the game if a woman wanted to succeed; it serves as a female success manual or etiquette for women.