“Heritage is something that your parents instill in you, your morals, your heart, mind and soul”. “Culture is something that changes over time and is passed down to the next generation and so on”, these two things should be something that is important to you. In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use” and Bharati Mukherjee’s personal essay, “Two ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee the comparison of Maggie and Mira show two women who hold on to their original culture while Bharati and Dee want another life. These stories make me wonder the same question. Why do the younger siblings appreciate their culture more?
David Foster Wallace talks about in his “Kenyon Commandment Speech” that learning is an open mind process and are you willing to change the way you think and act to better you self. As Wallace talks about achieving total freedom through learning and open mindedness of one self. In Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” Talks about being a strict Chinese mother in the west and teaching her children to exceed in everything they do. As she begins to find freedom through teaching her children strictness and discipline. The theme between Amy Chu and David Foster Wallace speech is that both have a theme of freedom.
One is not a mature adult until one acknowledges and excepts their identity. June May visits China to fulfill her mother’s desire of finding her long abandoned twins thus identifying what it means to be born into two nationalities. June is a young American born Asian and like most Americans June desires acceptance and popularity to fit in. May being a child of two Immigrants often found that her skin tone was a severe limitation when trying to assimilate, stating, “I was fifteen and had vigorously denied that I had any Chinese whatsoever below my skin” (Tan 190). Being of two nationalities May demonstrates her struggle to adapt to an American society because of her Chinese decent clouding
Asians set standards for their children instead of them creating their own. They want them to be successful and be able to accomplish their goal. In the “Excerpt for the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” Amy Chua states, “What Chinese parents understand is
She then goes on and explains why Chinese parents are more strict on their children than Western parents. In her point of view, Chinese parents are always strict, making their child do more than needed to do their best in life. As stated, “The vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their children can be ‘the best’ students, that ‘academic achievement
Despite the war and her abusive marriage with Rasheed, Laila has positive outlook on life that serves her in numerous situations. This includes her decision to return to Kabul, a place where her family once called home. Laila portrays her hopefulness for the future by becoming a teacher for both boys and girls in the orphanage to demonstrate that gender equality is the norm. She takes on the role of behaving as a motherly figure for the children in the orphanages because their parents are unable to support them or because they are dead from the wars in Kabul. The only family that they have is Laila and her family, which leaves Laila with the responsibility to raise the forgotten children of Kabul.
Having to deal with bullies and harassment is not something new but often the discomfort and depression people feel from those hardships can lead to self-harm. Suicide is the worst of the possible self-harm which many trans-people understand very well. Laverne, even though she is famous now, she too has dealt with depression, and after her grandmother passed away she attempted suicide which she said in an interview was due to her being raised in the church and believed that her grandmother was looking down on her thinking she was a sinner and unworthy (“It Got Better”). This part of Lavern’s life story is very important, because it allows people to see that it is not just them that feel sad and depressed but that other people just like them have felt isolated and depressed at times throughout
“Depression is a disorder most commonly associated with adolescent suicide” (Hittleman 1). When the pain is too hard to endure, some choose to intentionally end their own lives. Teens usually face more difficulties than tweens, yet they’re not as mature as adults, making them the most vulnerable victims of depression. In Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons Why, he made an accurate portrayal of depression by delineating the pessimistic thoughts of protagonist Hannah Baker throughout her story, and without receiving succor from her friends, teachers or parents, committed suicide to end an unabated affliction. Depression is an agonizing experience, yet it can be imperceptible from outside.
Most people probably don’t show integrity everyday of their lives. There are many examples of Integrity in To Kill A Mockingbird and in our world today that show that a little integrity can go a long way. Atticus showed great integrity throughout the whole book as well as Boo Radley during the final chapters of the book. When times are tough, it can be hard to show integrity. When people send their children to schools they cannot afford and “steal education”(Hechinger Report)”they essentially steal from every hard-working taxpayer.” In Article A, the parents were in a tough situation because they wanted their daughter the good education that couldn’t be provided at the school near where her parents lived and they did not have the
Many students feel as if there is no one to turn to because their parents and other adults did not undergo this excessive amount of stress when they were young. The anxiety is so crippling some think there is no hope that things will get better, or they are worried they will let their parents down that the easiest solution is dying. Stress in high school is a problem that leads many teens and children to suicide, and Robbins highlights this with the statistics