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http: //contextrules. typepad. com/roaringriver/genesis/ Dante's Vision of Rachel and Leah – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1899
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What are the benefits and disadvantages in the urban and agrarian cultures in which dinah encounters?
Urban Dinah was born and raised in an Urban culture with her family for the majority of her adolescence. Her family lived out in the country, far from others, and relied only on themselves for their needs.
Food • Dinah and her family lived off the land. • Leah was skilled in beer making and cooking while her father had made wealth by expanding flocks. • They lived and ate from the land what they themselves had raised.
Clothing • Dinah’s mothers made their clothes. • The women and men were well covered and showed very little skin. • The women generally went barefoot.
Work • Dinah’s brothers all learned to be herdsmen and to help expand the flocks. • Dinah, being the only girl, helped her mother with spinning and making fabrics that were to be sold.
Male-Female Relations • Dinah’s father was married to all three of her aunts and to her mother. • Each aunt had their own roles in the family: Leah as the cook and beer maker. Rachel as a midwife. Bilhah was caring and helped teach Dinah. Zilpha gave birth to her son for Rachel. • The males and females did not sit down to eat dinner together. • Mothers and sons were close and relied on each other.
agrarian Dinah lived in an Agrarian culture when she and her family moved closer to the city and even more so when she was living in Egypt.
Food • Used more spices that were sold and traded in the market than what were found in the wild. • Fresh food was grown in their very own yards and not in large crops.
clothing • The Egyptians loved bright colors and wore clothes of different textures and various colors. • The females always dressed up with jewelry and wore heavy caracole around their eyes. • Some men wore little and were bare chested. • The slaves usually were naked. • Servants could be known by rank with the amount or placement of their earrings.
Work • More trade work such as bread making, carpentry, and steel work • Had markets where they sold, bought, and traded their goods
Male-Female Relations • More common to have only one wife, though many men had concubines. • Dinah’s mother-in-law’s family sat together at dinner. • The husband wife sat side by side and talked while they ate. • Mothers and sons were not as close because the sons were sent off to learn a craft or skill.
Food • Their food was fresher because it was from the land. • They didn’t have to rely on markets and others to supply their food
Clothing • The servants did not have to be naked like those of the Egyptians. • They knew how to spin their own fabrics and make their own clothes.
Work • The harder they worked the more they got, and the richer their family became.
Male-Female Relations • Each member of the family knew their status and their role in the family. • Women got privacy, distance and respect from the men when they needed to enter the red tent.
Food • They had more variety of foods and spices because of the markets in town.
Clothing • Women looked more elegant in their bright colors and coloring of their eyes. • They also had a greater variety of clothing because of the markets.
Work • Did not have to rely on the land • Could easily trade their own goods for anything they might need
Male-Female Relations • More equality between the husbands and wives • The primary responsibility of the women would be to keep up the house, however some women lacked even basic skills, such as spinning. • While the women worked at home the men would work in town to sell their products in the shops.
Food • They could make and eat only what they produced. • A drought or problem with the flocks affected the amount of food and its quality. • There was a minimum amount of spices and foods from other places available in the markets.
Clothing • Generally the only clothes they owned were those they spun and produced themselves. • Plain and not extravagant clothing
Work • Everyone was expected to work hard in their designated roles and to pull their own weight. • Without hard work the family would not prosper. • Wealth was directly related to how hard and well you and your family worked.
Male-Female Relations • Inequality between the males and females
Food • The Egyptians did not have food or meat as fresh as what the Urban areas had. • They would go to the market to get foods that could not be grown in their gardens. • As opposed to the urban culture, the agrarian culture had a low supply of wild spices and it was necessary to find different ways to cook with them.
Clothing • Many women did not know how to spin and make their own clothes. • The slaves ran around naked.
Work • Had to be skilled in a trade to prosper • If unable to sell their products at the market they made no money and relied on others to prosper financially.
Male-Female Relations • When a son was sent off to learn a trade, his relationship with his mother was often damaged, just as the relationship between Dinah and her son was weakened after he left. • The primary purpose of concubines was for pleasure and to bear children, and most
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