And. besides, you don 't have to wait here for me to come home. I 'm thirteen now.” Phoebe thinks she is mature enough to not appreciate her mother. Phoebe doesn’t know the value of family till later on in the book. Phoebe’s mom leaves and Phoebe goes on a frenzy trying to cope with the loss of her mother in the family.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is mainly about four girls named Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia and how they are forced to move to the United States of America. The novel expresses how they struggle adapt and the challenges they face during this transition. The challenges they face are quite similar to the discriminations that black people experienced during those times. The family originally lived in the Dominican Republic in a big house with maids. The father, Carlos, was a respected doctor in his home country but he was forced to flee with his family to the United States when his attempt to overthrow the dictator become known with the secret police.
The grandmother displaces her ideas that sitting like that (legs crossed) is an indication of an imminent doom that her granddaughter will face, just like how her daughter, and herself came to be. How she has lived her life when she was younger, was something that she felt would most often than not become a pattern among women. The reality she has lived scared her, and was a victim of her circumstance. She felt that she didnt have the power to change her situation, and thus thats what she predicted upon her kin. The granddaughter as young as she is has her own eyes, budding paradigm and hope.
She came to her house, where Eva and Sula they didn’t share affectionate words rather they fight and throws anger on the other person. Sula tries to blame eva for everything and in a day or two Eva was taken to mental asylum.now Sula feels a great relief and it’s very clear that Sula has changed in the years. She is filled with negative thoughts. The friends get to meet after a decade and they had best time in the afternoon. They talk about Eva where Sula blames her grandmother but we know the truth behind it.
Lola takes advantage of her deteriorating mother whose illness represents the declining hold of the norms over Lola. Since her mom “will have trouble lifting her arms over her head for the rest of her life,” Lola is no longer afraid of the “hitting” and grabbing “by the throat” (415,419). As a child of a “Old World Dominican Mother” Lola must be surrounded by traditional values and beliefs that she does not want to claim, so “as soon as she became sick” Lola says, “I saw my chance and I’m not going to pretend or apologize; I saw my chance and I eventually took it” (416). When taking the opportunity to distinguish herself from the typical “Dominican daughter” or ‘Dominican slave,” she takes a cultural norm like long hair and decides to impulsively change it (416). Lola enjoyed the “feeling in [her] blood, the rattle” that she got when she told Karen to “cut my hair” (418).
I feel really bad for Dawn it's really sad whats shes going through and what she does because of how her mother raised her and how she treats her, It's really unfair to Dawn. She has a brand new foster home she has to adjust to. She also who has a mother who just throughs her to the side and doesnt care shes there. Lastly she has a social worker who doesn't even try to help make Dawns situations in life better. First off Dawn is a 13 year old girl, and even though she has had no one to guide her through life she should have better morals for herself.
In the movie, when Joan Clarke appeared for the job test, she was repeatedly asked to leave the test room as the test attended was thinking that she does not belong or a good fit for the Job. However, she finishes the test even before the allocated time and received the Alan Turing’s appreciation. It was repeatedly mentioned in the movie that the prime responsibility of women is to marry a husband and run family affairs therefore, Joan Clarke was asked by her family to return home and start her own family. Even when she was selected for this high profile job, her parents weren’t allowing her to leave her house and join Bletchley Park. This depicts the gender discrimination of society at that time, who considered women unparallel to men in every field.
Jeanette life was heading the wrong path, but the choice was in her hands to change the path and she took it. Many teenagers believe that their life is over and ruined because of a problem that comes up, but Jeanette story can drift that negative mindset to a positive and hopeful one. After all those problems in her life she never knew that she had to change her life and leave all those bad situations and take actions. She expressed this in walls 239 and 245 saying “I wanted to leave everything from the past behind… Brain said “Guess what, in one more day you'll be in New York.” Ater saying this, a few pages after Jeanette went to college and graduated. She took a whole different turn for the better and always had hope by her side.
Delphine, the main character of this novel, lives with her father, grandmother and two siblings in Brooklyn, NYC. Her father sends Delphine and her two sisters, Vonetta and Fern, to spend their summer with their estranged mother, Cecile, in Oakland. The father believes it is essential that the young girls meet their mother. They haven’t seen their mother for the past seven years since she had abandoned them. However, as the three little girls got out of the plane to meet their mom, her reaction was appalling; she rudely ordered them to follow her.
“My mother got these magazines from people whose house she cleaned” (Tan 222). Soon enough Jing mei and her mother's relationship changed for the worst. All of a sudden Jing mei started to hate what her mom was doing, trying to find a prodigy, so she stop trying. After this incident Jing mei and her mother would never be