After a while, her mother says that Amy has to practice. Because Amy has made up her mind, she refuses to go. To make her mother go away, she decided to bring up something that will deeply disturb her mother. She brings up her mother two dead babies. She says, ‘“You want me to be someone I’m not!” I sobbed.
When I was reading Mark Twain’s short story “Advice to Little Girls”, it was not what I was expecting. Seeing the title made me think of advice that helps little girls with daily tasks. In reality the story told little girls to obey everything her brother or mother told her to do. Paragraph four says, “If at any time you find it necessary to correct your brother, do not correct him with mud, or any account throw mud at him, because it will spoil his clothes.” Reading this line made me think of a little girl getting picked on and not defending herself because she was told to obey what others told her. “If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply that you won’t…” this sentence was in paragraph five.
By this phrase, her mother is implying that other people’s opinions matter more than her own; she has to act a certain way and do certain things to be socially accepted. The mother is telling her what to do and what kind of woman she needs to be, instead of leaving that decision up to her. By implying that her daughter’s reputation is important, she contradicts herself. Towards the end of the piece, Kincaid’s mother states, “…don’t throw stones at blackbirds, because it might not be a blackbird at all…” (Kincaid, 5). This phrase means one cannot believe everything they hear because it may not even be true.
When I read the poem “Girl,” I felt as if the mother was represented as an unpleasant figure. The fact that the poem was written all in one sentence and had many amounts of commas told me that the girl was constantly told what to do one command after the other. These commands were told in a way that wouldn’t let the girl think of anything otherwise, the voice of the mother has now replaced the voice in the girl’s head, which meant that when she would make a decision her mother 's voice is the one that she will be referred to. However, on the positive aspect, it seems as if the mother was trying to raise a well-rounded child to grow into a respected woman. I see what she’s doing as tough love, a mother who makes sure that she is strict with her child.
Domesticity, reputation and mother-daughter relationship were portrayed major playing vital role in shaping the identities of adolescent woman. It is ironic how “the slut you are so bent upon becoming” comes up three times in the story and only once the girl’s defence response to her mother, “I don’t sing henna on Sundays at all and never in Sunday school”. The story lacks conventional narrative structure. It has a more poetic structure, which is very rich with meaning, despite its brevity. "An unwritten rule book" for how women should behave.
How to Save A Life Mandy kalinowski grow up unwanted, raised by a mother who never intended on having kids. Mandy was determined to create a better life for her baby. But giving up a child is not that easy. Mandy faces many challenges along the way, she learns what it fells like to be loved, what it fells like to love, and most of all how to trust. Jill MacSweeney wanted more than anything to go back in time to before her dad was dead.
Deenie The first main characters name is Deenie and her three traits are stubborn, independent, and kind. she is an average girls as she would say but her mother would say she was born with a beautiful face that she needs to put to good use Deenie's mother often says god gave you a pretty face for a reason. Deenie goes to school the same as any other kid but she often gets to skip school for auditions. These auditions are for modeling jobs Deenies mother is always setting up interviews for deenie but deenie does not want to model but she wiud never tell her mother that. Deenie has been getting told by all the modeling agencies that her posture is not very good and one hip is higher than the other deenies mother is blaming her but Deenie can't help It because she has a condition called scoliosis Deenie has to go to multiple doctors to figure that out and get the proper treatments Deenies mother is devastated because with this condition she has to wear a brace that she has to wear for four year she absolutely hates this brace and will not wear it eventually she learns to deal with it but it is a struggle.
Eva called out to bring in those three children, clearly not hers, but she does anyway because she knows that they are being mistreated by their parents. What Eva does she adopt the children and nurtures them versus the other mothers who neglects their child?Second of all, being a good mother from the real world is does not necessarily giving birth. Mothers who give birth does not necessarily mean you are a good mother but have to nurture and love them. Mothers who adopt, for any reason, could be a good mother, even the same as a mother who did give birth. A good mother does not necessarily means giving
After Dugard has her second daughter, Nancy has troubles trying to make them more like a true family. However, Dugard is not fond of this idea. She wrote, “He says it would be a good idea to bring us all together so we can all be a family for the kids if we start calling her ‘Mom’ and referring to me as the girls’ ‘sister.’ I don’t want Nancy to feel like she is an outsider. I just don’t want to call her ‘Mom.’ I have a mom. I love and miss my mom.
At the parent-teacher meeting, she asked my teacher why I was constantly in trouble. The teacher could not come up with a good explanation, so my mother told her “My daughter doesn’t understand racism and you aren’t going to be the one to teach it to her.” Since then, I have been determined not to let people who want me to fail stand in my way. I know that the sad reality of our world is that this is extremely common. I could choose to use this an excuse to not try hard at the things I want in life. Instead, I choose to recognize that this is only a small hurdle if I work hard enough.