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English 101 When We Dead Awaken Rich uses many poems in her essay as examples of change in her writing Some of which include Aunt Jennifers Tigers Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law and Planetarium There are also many examples used in his Sources page All of these poems add up toward the main goal of Richs which is pointed toward the aims of education The poems also talk about the people who helped her to reimagine her situation as a women and a poet and about the work that she had to do on her own Bartholomae Petrosky 802 Re-vision-the act of looking back of seeing with fresh eyes of entering an old text from a new critical direction-is for women more than a chapter in cultural history it is an act of survival Bartholomae Petrosky 629 In Richs case she is looking back and pointing out how it was just a given that the women stayed at home and took care of the kids while the father got and a job and supported the family In turn when he came home he expected a fresh meal on the table after a long day of work Rich states We need to know the writing of the past and know it differently then we have ever known it not to pass on a tradition but to break its hold over us Bartholomae Petrosky 629 By saying this Rich means that we should not totally reverse the roles but even them out Make it so the men and the women do and equal part and get rid of the stereo type that the women stays home all day and takes care of the kid and cleans the house In todays society there are a lot of cases where the couple has just had a baby and the man stays at home with it and the women goes out and works at her beneficial job and supports the
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