Analysis Of Barbara Kingsolver's Essay 'Stone Soup'

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Barbara Kingsolver, author of the essay “Stone Soup”, says that only an average stable family with two parents is the environment for children to group up in and “turn out” normal. Throughout her writing she constantly criticizes homosexual parents, blended families,divorced families and single parents. Kingsolver believes that the average family reflects strong values, community, and a stable environment for children to grow up in, is the best option for them to model their lives after. However, many people would disagree with Kingsolver’s statement, as many modern families in the present era are not part of the so called “doll house family”. English author and playwright Maggie Kennedy said, “In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by…show more content…
In a recent surveys it is shown that over 27% of children in America are being raised by single parents, and over 2 million children are raised by homosexual couples. The old average image of a middle class white family with two parents, and a stable environment is no longer the normal or highly viewed social standing. Various movies, television shows, books, and other forms of literature depict families of different background and standings. For example, in the popular television show Modern Family depicts two gay men raising their adopted daughter and a blended family, the people on the show are always caring for and show constant love for their children. Even though they are not under normal circumstances the children of these different families are growing up in a loving and stable environment. A parent is someone who raises a child and loves it unconditionally no matter what, with only the best for them in
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