Benny Goes Into Business (The Boxcar Children: The by Gertrude Chandler Warner

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

One morning Benny comes to a decision that he desires to be in company, similar to Grandfather Alden. Benny likes to devour, so he thinks that he'll like promoting foodstuff. He will get correct to work—baking peanut butter cookies. yet quickly anything lousy happens—Watch eats the entire batter! After that, Benny's issues basically worsen. Benny attempts many times. He understands that if he doesn't hand over, he'll locate the best company to enter.

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There, the production of goods, food preparation, child care, sick care, trade, sociability, and rest alternated throughout the day. Work roles were allocated 22 Stacey J. Oliker by age and sex, but everyone, including children, contributed productively to the family and worked, if not alongside each other, then within view (Demos, 1970; Ulrich, 1982). The daily intermixture of work, trade, and sociability opened the household to the purview of neighbours and friends; families and family members neither found much privacy nor valued it.

Twentieth-century changes By the turn of the twentieth century, changes in the lives of women and men of the middle classes began to undermine the intense romanticism of intimate friendships. Changes in marriage, education, work, and influential ideas about sex contributed to its decline. One set of changes affected friendship by way of affecting male–female relations. Education for women, especially coeducation, assimilated the experience and views of young men and women and brought them into daily contact.

If we think of intimacy as the sharing of one’s inner life or mutual self-exploration – not simply familiarity and interdependence – we can observe the flowering of intimate friendship in the past few centuries. , 1977). The conventional wisdom holds that, as marriage modernised and husbands and wives became romantic lovers and best friends, friendship faded in social importance. To the contrary, I will argue, intimate friendship and intimate marriage developed as intertwined cultural ideals and patterns amidst a widening culture of individualism.

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