I stood up for myself when nobody is there for me. The realization of me having a voice shifted my perspective. I no longer tolerate people dehumanizing or de-individualizing me. In 2012, I had the temerity to come out of closet to my parents and embraced my gay identity. My parents did not handle the situation wisely; I remembered my mother crying and blaming herself for giving birth to such an abnormal child while my father asked me to leave the house and never come back again in wrath.
Some People think that they don 't fit into society so they change themselves to fit into society. In the book American Born Chinese a boy named Jin that was born in San Francisco but his parents were from China. Jin has trouble making friends and constantly made fun of because of what
Their internal conflicts with cultural hybridity and their shame at the secrecy of their family, prompts Kingston and Rodriguez to use writing as means of reaching a catharsis. The first lines of Maxine Hong Kingston’s story begin with "You must not tell anyone," my mother said, "what I am about to tell you. In China your father had a sister who killed herself. She jumped into the family well. We say that your father has all brothers because it is as if she had never been born."
Wingfield abandoned Amanda and her children. Something that left a lifelong consequence on the family since his son Tom had to mature at an early age and serve has the breadwinner for the family. Distraught by the abandonment of his father’s and unable to let go, Tom generates displeasing memories of his father behavior. He did not only blames him for the misfortunes in his life besides; he also blame his behavior as a contributing factor to why he walks out on his sister and mother. Tom, who went away from his mother and sister sees it as a way of getting away from his mother who did not only blame him for not telling them all about Jim (Laura’s suitor) moreover; did not appreciate him despite all he did for their family.
The mother’s traditional views are that daughters should be obedient. She wants her daughter to have a Chinese character in American circumstances. Language is also an issue in both novels. Linguistic barriers have triggered many misunderstandings between the mothers and daughters in The Joy Luck Club. Furthermore, the language in Dreams of Joy becomes necessary if not lifesaving.
Nora again is choosing to run and hide from her problems only this time it is affecting her family. Had Nora chosen to cower from the difficulties presented to her, she would have traumatized her family as well as left her children motherless. Nora is incredibly selfish in the way she treats her children. Multiple times Nora promises her children that she will play with them but continues to push them away. When talking to Krogstad she makes the Nurse take them away, and even after he has left she refuses to play with them because she is unable to focus on anything else but her own inconveniences.
My Father had experienced failure in love and decided not to get married in young, but grandmother forced him to contribute for sustaining family blood relationship. So, grandmother went to China and found some relatives to introduce a girl for him when he was middle aged. At that moment, mother’s family life was hard due to Cultural Revolution in 70’s., as the eldest daughter in family with five children, she had no choice to pick up the family’s responsibility. She followed her parents’ decision to marry a man older than her 19 years without love and move to Hong Kong to live when she was 18. In her view, she was sold to father.
In the case of Frederick Clegg, his adolescence was not exactly harmonious in any way. Having lost his father when he was only two and being abandoned by his mother shortly afterwards, he was raised up by his Aunt Annie and Uncle Dick. Nevertheless, the father-figure in his life passed away fairly early and that left Frederick exposed to the fatal impact of his aunt, who believed that bikini cause cancer to the person who wears them. She also insinuated a crooked idea of women into his
My sister and I didn’t like being away from our mother, we felt lost and sad. I never thought I would be able to see my mom again, we got to have visits with her but it was so hard to say goodbye. I was only 7 when we left my younger sister was 3. We had to leave at a young age. The most bad or mean thing I have ever done
At that time I am a single mom because the father of my child abandoned us, I do not know how to feed my son my siblings and my mom. Thinking inside if the world hated me that much or God punishes me for no reason. Asking myself why did God let my auntie curse me that way? Ask myself back again if curse is real. Moreover, realizing that maybe it is my future, but I am not that weak to give up and accept the reality wants for me.