Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Jill MacSweeney wanted more than anything to go back in time to before her dad was dead. She had isolated herself from her boyfriend, her friends and her mother. She believed that you can’t lose one family member and simply replace them with a new one. She was absolutely not supportive of her moms decision to adopt a baby from Mandy. Jill felt her world was crumbling around her, as she tried to embrace a new family member and get over the loss of an old one.
One way this is proven is it it says “his band stayed popular for 40 years and sold out at every concert. Another way this is proven is it says people consider Sousa day when Sousa’s band comes to town. The last way is he plays many different types of music including brass, military, opera, and symphony orchestras. These ways all show how people liked his music. During Sousa’s 40 years of composing he had many different musical pieces he wrote.
In the book “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it’s about a little girl who is pressured by her mother to become something she doesn’t want to be. Jing- mei , the daughter, is forced to become a prodigy(child actress), by her mother, and she doesn’t want to be one. In the story, Jing- meis’ mother uses allusions such as Shirley Temple to push her into becoming a prodigy. Although at first Jing- mei is excited to become a prodigy, she later realizes its something she just doesn’t enjoy doing. Consequently, the uses of allusion in the story help Jing- mei discover to not be a prodigy and that what her mother wants for her is not always important.
“It’s not that, it's obvious. It’s embarrassing.” ‘Embarrass you be my daughter?” Her voice was cracking with anger, “That’s not what I meant. That’s not what I said.” Waverly had decided that even though she was her mother, she didn’t need to take advantage of Waverly to show off so Waverly decided to fight back. It said that Waverly’s mother was cracking with anger so it meant that she was probably really mad. Even though Waverly knew her mother was angry, she still stood up to her mother for trying to excessively show off using her.
When it failed her mother who during the entire movie was a pushy pessimist was not happy but eventually she got over it and realized what she was doing to her family. In this movie Anna Fitzgerald was not created but designed to fit the specifications of her parents who just wanted her so they could poke inject and take anything and everything that they needed to put in her sister to keep her
Yet by the end of the book, she seems to have gone on to lead a normal life. She is very incompatible with the rest of the children her age. She is out of harmony with the other children for a few reasons: one reason is that she inherited all of her mother 's passion during conception. Another reason is that a great law is broken the moment she is conceived. The final reason is that her father did not claim her as his daughter until the end of the book.
Deenies mother is always saying deenie needs to be a model when she hasn’t even asked deenie what she wants she is trying to live the life she wanted through her children like her other daugter (Deenies sister) helen who is "the brains of the family" she is always telling helen she needs to study because shes the brains but deenie never has to study because she the face of the family which is very unfair to not only helen but also deenie. They both should be treated the
She continued, ’I was very proud of myself, I always stood my ground, I defied my mother to make myself someone, and I really did.’’ The truth is that even though she conceived herself the way she had always dreamed, I felt that she had a small regret or rumor about daring her parents too much to create, develop, form, compose, plan, and set her identity. As we were talking, it was obvious that through the formation of herself, she was wrong and she knew that because at a certain moment she confessed that she completely lost connection with people. After all, she avowed that the people she
Their parents force them to do it. The girls are pressured to feel as if the only important thing in life is to be beautiful on the outside. That is NOT true though. Being beautiful in the inside is much more important. I strongly believe that child beauty pageants should be banned.
The issue presented in this selection shows that Gaby Rodriguez is sick and tired of being expected that she will be a mother just like her mother and her older siblings. She was in honor classes and wanted to be the first of her family to go to college, everyone expected her to drop out of high school and not gradate unlike some Latina’s who would oppose the statistics by just doing well in school. She decided to fake her own pregnancy to get reactions and understand the stereotypes and what pregnant teens have to face. 2. Based on the information presented in this selection, do you feel this is an accurate account of the issue?
We all grow up and change, sometimes we try to forget everything we were taught. Dee is trying to be something she is not for the sake of being higher up. She changed so much that her sister and mother don’t recognized her anymore. She doesn’t understand African or American culture and she just want to take all the family possessions to store them and show them off. Her name was special and she changed it for a name that really has no meaning she even got that wrong because it means nothing.