Millennials are a generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. Specifically 1982-2000, and if you think baby boomer’s parents procreated at a high rate well they taught their offspring to do much of the same. Millennials are now 18-36 years of age and comprise of twenty-four percent of the US population, but that 's about the only similarity between the baby boomers and the millennials. Other than the sheer size of the two groups millennials are becoming a generation that the United States couldn 't make up if they tried. Only twenty-one percent of millennials are married while forty-two percent of baby boomers were married at the same age, almost one out of every four millennials have a bachelor degree or higher making them the most educated generation ever seen.
Although the book had more action than last time and showed the sisters getting involved in the rebellion, I found it disturbing that Dedé wanted to marry her cousin. When the text states, “Her cousin now seems to quicken something in her heart” (Alvarez 67), I was confused by Dedé love for her cousin. And when she ended up marrying Jaimito and had kids, I was ultimately disturbed. Despite this, the action in the book had picked up and it was entertaining reading about the start of the rebellion. I noticed that the girls get married at a young age.
Breaking a cycle is like breaking a bad habit, it’s hard and requires a lot of work. Kathryn Stockett makes this clear when Skeeter writes the book about the colored Help. In the novel, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, the characters break cycles. In particular, the character Skeeter (Eugenia) Phelan goes against society’s expectations for women to drop out of college and get married. Skeeter went against society's expectations by finishing college and not getting married, unlike her friends that dropped out when they got married.
The author writes with cyclical elements to show that mothers and daughters may be more alike than they may seem The theme of Marriage and Divorce is cyclical because two of the daughters get divorced, and one has great deal of problems in her marriage. In The Joy Luck Club, the daughters start learning how to stand up for themselves to their partners. Rose Hsu Jordan finally tells her soon to be ex-husband that she wants their old house, and she is willing to fight for herself (Tan 196). Lena St. Clair tells her husband Harold that she isn’t happy with their marriage (Tan 164). The daughters don’t think their mothers have substantial advice to give them about their relationship issues, but they realize their mothers are wiser than they thought.
Parents should consider the effect it will have on their family if their teen gets pregnant because they could just prevent it all. Most teens are scared to tell their parents that they are sexual active, so making birth control easily accessible to everyone would keep teen pregnancy rates down. Most parents think they can control their kid’s actions until they are eighteen and that´s not the case with sexual activity. Teens should be able to make the choice if they need birth control or not because they are making the choice to have sex. Most parents are not understanding enough for teens to tell them they need birth control.
The sole purpose for birth control is it is the practice of prevention from an unsought pregnancy. Unwelcome pregnancies are arising on a day to day basis, and as a result, children are being born into families where they can either not afford to care for a child, or the child is mistreated because the parent never sought to have them in the first place. Generally, the age where birth control is sought out is in teenagers. Teenage girls are more likely to request birth control, due to the rising fact where sex is highly pressured in their age groups. Nearly one million teenage girls get pregnant every year in the U.S.
If Lyddie wants her family back together again she is going to have to pay off the debt as fast as possible. “It might break my heart to send the child away¨(139) & “It might break Rachel’s heart as well. She has been sent away too often in her short life”(139). Lyddie would be heartbroken is she was to send Lyddie away. Little Rachel has been in many homes already, this a problem for Lyddie because Lyddie only has Rachel has the only family right now and if Rachel leaves Lyddie might lose all of her hope, give up, and be depressed.
Some traditions can be seen as a way of comfort and a way of bringing the family together, and in some circumstances it might ruin someone's life. In the novel, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, it reveals family conflict about traditions, and how it can cause a person to become captive. Tita, the youngest daughter of Mama Elena, is unwillingly following a tradition that doesn’t allow her to marry and to serve her mother until she dies. Pedro is Tita’s lover and they wish to marry, but Mama Elena opposes it. Then Mama Elena introduces Tita’s older sister, Rosaura, who is free.
In Girl, it is clear that this era had high expectations for men rather than women. This story hints that women were expected to marry, have children, and stay at home to support their family. The mother states multiple times that her daughter is bent on becoming a slut. The mother is almost bullying her daughter into believing that if she does not follow her mother’s advice, she will become a slut and never amount to anything else. Today, expectations and roles of women are very different.
Teen pregnancy is a communal problem, a family problem, and a personal problem all rolled into one. It frequently goes hand in hand with premarital sex. Problems come when the news needs to breach each parent’s party. After which, these impressions simply serve no purpose but to put them off, and deduce to mere nuisance to them when the truth of their situation slowly sinks in. How do they provide for the child if their parents cut them short financially?