The harsh tempo helps demonstrate how rebellious Pattyn is feeling and how fed up she is with being ignored and abused. When Pattyn is at her place of residence, she feels very alone unless she talks to her sister Jackie. No child should ever feel like they are unwanted, and their home is not a home. Thankfully her dad came to his senses and sent Pattyn to live with his sister. "I Melt" performed by Rascall Flatts (Songwriters: Joe Neil Thrasher, Jr.) (Link to
This was right after the first destroying of the marigolds, and instead of joining with the kids in merriment, she instead felt ashamed as a woman. Elizabeth also turns into a child in the story. In a certain case she has to decide between both of them: "I just stood there peering through the bushes, torn between wanting to join the fun and feeling that it was all a bit silly." Elizabeth ends up being less mature than her brother in the end. When she destroys the marigolds for the last time, her brother keeps on trying to stop her: "Lizabeth, stop, please stop!"
Charlie realized that he would never be enough for his mom and family. Rose always got on to Charlie and spanked him for things he could not control. For example, when Charlie peed on himself he got spanked but it was not his fault because he could not control it. Charlie was basically excluded when his sister Norma was born because she was the child her mom had
In the story it says, “ ‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped. ‘What did you say?’ He asked, pushing his newspaper aside.” Maria’s conflict connects to the theme of the story because she is being ungrateful towards her father and wants to grow up too fast. In the text it also says, “Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose, to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch. And it would be her fault.” This connects to theme because, Maria needs to be thankful for her family and, she is not acting very thankful according to this quote.
If she didn’t feed the animals she would get hit really hard. One day Mr. Fields hit her really hard and his daughter Zoey saw him and asks “Why”? He just said “She didn’t do her job”! To Melissa Zoey looked sad. Zoey thought “I have to do something about her”!
When she tells me that my father isn't coming home I’ll believe it. As long as she says Father is coming home, the I’ll believe that”(15). Meg is clearly offended when the principal told her to face the facts. The narrator stated, “one of the boys had said something about her dumb baby brother. At this she’d thrown the books on the side of the road and tackled him with every ounce of strength she had”(1).
but with Steve 's luck he was Getting beaten up by someone twice his size Bucky let go of Maggie 's hand and separated the guy off from Steve “ hey asshole why don 't you pick on someone your own size!” magnolia hissed at the guy as he sent her a glare he was already gonna attack her as well but buck stopped him “ are you really bout to hit a girl in front of her best friend ?” Bucky asked as he twisted the guys arm making the guy yell out in pain “ alright Get out of her scram ” he said letting The guy go he quickly left running without looking back. Magnolia helped up her best friend who was on the floor “ you know sometime I think you like getting beat up ” Bucky laughed as He Grabbed Steve 's Transcript ticket which read Denied “ you do realize Lying on the transcript is bad right ?” Magnolia asked “ What you got in just by tell the right age?” Steve asked Magnolia Frowned “ you do know I turn eighteen today right?” she asked steve 's eyes went wide as he forgot about his best
He then goes about how his grandma would hit on the head for anything because he did not do as she said and then he would start crying and she would question, “Why you crying?” (he repeats this line over and over). As he continues to cry his grandma is like I will give something to actually cry about. In the background you can hear people laughing as he tells the joke and then the camera does a close up on the public and they are just nodding in agreement to what George Lopez just said about how it was growing
They are terrified to laugh in the presence of death lest it draw attention to them and they become the next victim. The children in the story have lived their whole lives in fear of death. Jackson shows this when she writes, “Soon the women, standing by their husbands, began to call to their children, and the children came reluctantly, having to be called four or five times.” (260). Most children have to be called a few times before they listen but four or five times shows the fear the lottery has instilled in