Raden Adjeng Kartini

Letters of a Javanese Princess

    Maya Savitrimembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    long to be free, to be able to stand alone, to study, not to be subject to any one, and, above all, never, never to be obliged to marry.

    But we must marry, must, must. Not to marry is the greatest sin which the Mohammedan woman can commit; it is the greatest disgrace which a native girl can bring to her family.

    And marriage among us—Miserable is too feeble an expression for it. How can it be otherwise, when the laws have made everything for the man and nothing for the woman?
    b2787229970membuat kutipan5 bulan yang lalu
    She did not desire to make of her people pseudo-Europeans but better Javanese.
    fad ssmembuat kutipantahun lalu
    sombre obscurity and seclusion
    fad ssmembuat kutipantahun lalu
    nutmegs, spikenard, galingale, cubebs, cloves
    oryza novianingtyasmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    RADEN ADJENG KARTINI
    esgeesmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    It is the greatest of all lies—do you not think so too?—that any two human beings can think alike in everything. That cannot be; people who say that must be hypocrites.
    esgeesmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    It is terrible to see so much evil and to be powerless to fight against it.
    esgeesmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    I long to be free, to be able to stand alone, to study, not to be subject to any one, and, above all, never, never to be obliged to marry.
    esgeesmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    I have longed to make the acquaintance of a "modern girl," that proud, independent girl who has all my sympathy! She who, happy and self-reliant, lightly and alertly steps on her way through life, full of enthusiasm and warm feeling; working not only for her own well-being and happiness, but for the greater good of humanity as a whole.
    esgeesmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
    She realized that the freedom of woman could only come through economic independence.
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