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English 1121 (Prof.Scanlan)
“Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” Work Ethic VS Feminist, Deontology Ethics and Gender Roles
In Tony Parson’s short story “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye,” the central character was Jaswinder “Jazz” Smith, who works as a border examiner agency at the United Kingdom airport. Jazz dealt with differents passengers and examine their passport and check their reason for entering the United Kingdom. Due to her super sharp sense as a female examiner, and her knowledge in psychology, she was able to discover that the man in black was a drug smuggler and Donald with a forged passport. The strong combinations of Feminists, and Deontology ethic that Jazz displays differently among Donald, and Megan and other passengers during different situations that each passenger posses perfectly reveals the idea that work ethic which is the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward can be affected by gender roles.
In Kirsten Stam, Ellen Verbakel & Paul M. de Graaf’s article “Do Values Matter? The Impact of Work Ethic and Traditional Gender Role Values on Female Labour Market Supply,” Kirsten examines the idea of the explanatory value of work ethic and traditional gender role value with regards to the variation in the female labor market supply. Where the idea that of work ethic can precede one’s motivation to work and is able to explain one’s effects in the moral role and gender role. On the other hand, in Kate Krueger article “The Woman at Home in the World: Annie Swan’s Lady Doctor and the Problem of the Fin de Siècle Working Woman,” Kate explores the idea that a woman would not lose her femininity through work ethic and maintain a public role in support of women’s employment after marriage. While I was satisfied with Kate’s idea that a woman would not lose her femininity through work ethic, I think that Kirsten’s idea of the explanatory value of work ethic and traditional gender role value makes a better claim on the idea that work ethic can be affected by gender roles. In order to show this, I will first discuss how Jazz’s gender role and feminist, Deontology ethic is affecting work ethic while dealing with Donald and Megan. Second, I will use the ideas of Kirsten “Do Values Matter? The Impact of Work Ethic and Traditional Gender Role Values on Female Labour Market Supply,” to discuss that gender role can greatly affect work ethic. Lastly, I will explore and examine the idea that work ethic can be affected by Feminist, and Deontology ethics of a female gender role.