The daughter feels like it's a world away from California. She also hasn’t seen her aunt since she was a baby so she feels like a stranger to her. However, her mother feels like moving her there for the summer would be good for her relationship. Also it would help her mom get her degree faster and they wouldn’t have to move anymore. To conclude the stories “ Confetti Girl” and “Tortilla Sun” had a lot of tension through the narrators and their parents.
But at the same time out of concern, she limited her daughter to participate in civil movement Moody 's mother was constantly bearing children despite living in poverty. Throughout the book, moody never seems to understand behind her mother 's life choices. This was one of the reasons that drove Moody to succeed in her academic achievement and go against her mother wishes and get involved in civil rights movements. For moody, her mother was a reminder of what her future would be if she didn’t thrive for change in her community. After becoming an active member of the NAACP, Toosweet used to get threats from local sheriff that moody must not return to
Lourdes, Enrique’s mother, struggles to support her children, Belky and Enrique, in Honduras. She becomes aware that she will be unable to send her children to school past the third grade, but she is determined to not let he children live as she did, in poverty. Lourdes leaves her family and home, like many single mothers in recent years, for the United States so that she might send remittances home for her daughter and son. Enrique is shuffled from one home to another, during which he is never told of what has happened to his mother, as none will tell him an answer. Enrique sells spices and foods in order to assist paying for family needs and his sister, Belky, attends a decent school as their aunt cares for her.
Despite both sisters living in America, only Bharati is an American citizen, while her sister Mira is not. Bharati argues the two ways to belong in America are to transform yourself as an immigrant, or to be an exile. Her sister, Mira, hangs on passionately to her Indian lifestyle and hopes return home to retire. Although their plan was to study for two years in America and then return to India, both sisters unexpectedly married men of their choice. Which kept both sisters in America for an extended period of time.
The memoir details the struggles and freedoms of a young woman in a new land. In her memoir, Santiago reveals the history of her life and her family in the Puerto Rican Island. She was the first born to her parents, even though she says her father has an older daughter she has never seen. Santiago tells how her parents’ relationship was on the rocks because her mother suspected her dad was unfaithful (Santiago 107). During all this, her younger brother Raymond is badly injured in a bicycle accident.
… They do not know I have gone away to come back… For the ones who cannot" The House on Mango Street 109- 110).E. does not want to be only defined by mango Street but wants to be known as a writer that came from M.S.. She is confident about her future and what she wants to be and will not let anything restrict her from her dreams. The sisters help her realize the importance of her roots. This makes her want to come back and help those who are not able to leave. At the end of the novel E. accepts M.S.
Rachel never fully connects with any of the Congolese people, and finds it absolutely revolting about the idea that the Chief wants her as a wife. Her religious views are almost nonexistent throughout the novel, so she never comes to terms with if it is something she does or does not believe in. Besides her clinging to American civilization, she has nothing guide her through the darkness, and never even attempts to learn how to. She doesn 't let herself connect to anyone, except for the only other American in the village, Eeben Axelroot. Because of this, she cannot grow and adjust, only remain in the same spot she had when they had first arrived in the Congo.
They moved to Prince George because her mother thought that maybe she need a new environment, but this does not work. She still escape from her home. After that, Moran met Winnie and she found that Winnie is a quiet girl who does not like anyone. According to Moran (1992), “Winnie was in a self-destructive pattern and that something had to be done about it” (63). Before second meeting Winnie again ran away from home and she came back after four days.
In Abuela Invents the Zero by Judith Cofer, a common theme would be respect. If you don’t respect others, you can’t respect yourself. To begin, Constancia, Abuela’s granddaughter, shows disrespect toward her grandmother multiple times throughout the story. In the beginning of the story , when connie was waiting for her grandmother at the airport, Constancia doesn’t feel like she is close to her grandmother. She is constantly embarrassed to even be seen with her grandmother.One piece of evidence that points to this is,”Right up to the time when we’re supposed to pick up the old lady at the airport, my mother is telling me stories about how hard times were for la familia on la isla, and how la abuela worked night and day to support them after their father died of a heart attack” (Cofer 2).
When Emily was little she had to stay with other people because her mom had to work. Her mother is persuaded to send her to a covalent home and Emily had a difficult time there because they didn’t allow any of the girls to keep personal belongings or "love anyone" (Olsen). After Emily came back from the covalent home, she became distant and refused her mother's attempts of comfort. A bright spot in Emily's life is her gift in comedy. The biggest obstacle for Emily would be not believing that she is helpless to the hardships life has thrown at