Have you ever wondered how elderly people feel by the words the younger generations say to there elders? The poem "Abuelito Who", and The folk tale "The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson" are amazing poems and folktales that let us know how elderly feel when you treat them badly. THE Elderly are still people and even though they need a little more affection and care they are still very nice. Both the folktale and the poem teach the same universal theme: anyone can become sick or old , so treat others how you want to be treated.
In "The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson," It teaches readers about how the elderly feel towards their family. He and his grandson are really alike. They have trouble going to the bathroom; they are clumsy; …show more content…
That is why they do exstra to impress there grandchildren because they want to be loved. In line one it states " Abuelito who throws coins like rain". This can help readers know that hes trying to impress the kids by giving them money and saying who loves him found on line two, because he wants them to love him because he feels as if hes not loved.In line seven it also states, "you are my diamond in spanish...", this is telling readers that he loves his grandchildren and whould do anything for them like give them money going back to line one.
The theme in both the folktale and the poem states that you and the elderly can be the same in a period of time. Anyone can become old or sick, so treat others the way you want to be treated. Even though elderly have changed sense they were young they still can be treated as second class citizens. They very much need your love as so your children stating back to the folktale. In both passages it helps give readers a look inside the elderly world: How they beg for food, how they cant walk right, how they cant even eat the same as one year ago. Remember: just a little more help than
In this application, Cohen appeals to the senses of hearing, taste, and touch. She vividly describes the ways in which he eats, which, however, are particularly common. Cohen’s central idea regarding the grandfather’s normality is clearly seen through the various
The novels "Medicine Bag" by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, "A Celebration of Grandfathers'' by Rudolfo Anaya, and "Abuela Invents the Zero. " by the author Judith Ortiz Cofer are all similar in their respective ways, the author's intention in these stories is to create a visualization of a relationship between a teenager and a grandfather. Throughout these stories, there are diverse interactions that evaluate the teenager's opinions on the grandfather, likewise with the grandfather; his demeanor is changed ever so slightly as the teenager changes. The relationship varies from book to book, for example, in "Medicine Bag'' the wide-eyed grandchild's relationship with his grandfather is to be described as uneasy. The grandchild Martin is to be unexpectedly met by his Native-American grandfather.
The elderly are a largely growing population but they are treated as a minority group. They are placed in assisted living care for numerous reasons such as convenience, health issues, and distress of the informal caregiver. Although assisted living may seem like the best situation for our aging society the movie suggests that this may not be the case. There are many special instances that the elderly have to deal with, such as elder abuse and fraud, as depicted in the movie. Further investigation must be applied in order to limit the number of events like those of Joan Boice, Merle, and George
in this ethnic group. · The Appalachian culture is dominantly patriarchal. The women and men both of this culture have roles. The males of the family tend to make the major decisions in the family; however the women have a strong influence on the family too. The women are the nurturer of the family and provide care at home.
The Power of Hope Gary Soto brings the impoverished, crime filled streets of the Mexican-American communities where he grew up to life by “evoking the harsh forces that often shape the life for Chicanos” (“‘Gary Soto’: Poetry Foundation” p. 1). He combines an archetypal young love poem with the concept of poverty to create the powerful poem: “Oranges” (1985). Soto also works with the notion of old age and the importance of life in his somber poem: “The Seventieth Year” (1986).
Wagoner’s parents were kind and respectful to people all their lives. One example of this is when the author literally states in Their Bodies, “They had been kind to others all their lives and believed in being useful” (Wagoner 2.4-5). This shows that he believes they were kind to many people. This leads to Wagoner concluding his poem in the fashion, “If you’re not certain which ones are theirs, be gentle to everybody” (Wagoner 3.3-4). This means, the author, since his parents were kind during their lives, wants others to be kind and respectful to everyone.
It is apparent that the grandmother practices older traditions when compared to the other members of her family,
His son marries, and the narrator and his wife age further, and the transition into old age is complete with the death of the narrator’s father-in-law. Between these events we can see large shifts in attitudes and ideas, as well as health and well-being. These factors provide clear character evolution within the
“The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” and “Abuelito Who” compare and contrast Literary Analysis’ Almost every folk tale and poem express a universal theme or central idea, which are found in “The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” and “Abuelito Who.” The two literary works share the writing attributes of characters and the message that the readers receive from the passage, but , they are both categorized under two different genres. The reason why the characters in “The Old Grandfather and his Little Grandson” and “Abuelito Who” are extremely similar is because they both are described with identical characters. Also, their universal themes happen to disseminate the exact same moral, while the authors wrote them in two dissimilar writing styles.
In the poem, My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke, is known to be a controversial story about a father and son relationship. The speaker in this poem has contradicting emotions about his father and the tone told throughout the story can be ribald yet many readers find it all just a happy memory. The main subject of My Papa’s Waltz is a young son who loved his son but still feared him. In this poem the speaker will illustrate the family views using a certain word choice and the tone he uses. The specific diction will highlight the real truth between the father and son relationship and what it means.
1. We do not want to increase the 500,000 older people who went missing each year in China because of being neglected and abused. CONCLUSION I. We need to care for the elderly and change our attitude towards them. II. Do not isolate them from the community by including them in our lives or else there will be an increase in the suicide rate and homeless
Considering my age, it wasn’t a topic that crossed my mind frequently. By the end of Cowley’s essay I didn’t have empathy for older people, but rather compassion and a sense of understanding. Cowley’s ability to familiarize me with an 80 year old’s perspective as a college student was enough to convince me that Cowley’s essay was effective in communicating his point. Cowley develops argumentation through multiple lenses including the personal physical and psychological conflicts as well as societal behavior towards elderly people and how this treatment, good or bad, is perceived by old