Walter is very insecure about his manhood throughout the story and his mother even tries to give his manhood to him. The only thing that Mama does when she tries to “fix” Walter’s manhood is make him more depressed and insecure about his role of a man in the world. In “A Raisin in the Sun” manhood plays a role of a brick wall for the characters, especially Walter. Walter is the father of Travis and the husband of Ruth but he doesn’t run the household. The apartment is his mother’s.
While perusing this novel I 've noticed that the reason they are so merciful, is on the account of Rex having no responsibility with the family money. A small reason this family doesn 't have a lot of money is because their mother and father don’t have stable employments. But rather what had a gigantic effect on how they were raised was the way that their father, Rex, was a alcoholic Rex 's liquor addiction influenced the entire family, from spending all the cash on liquor, to his inebriated wraths. For instance, when Jeanette 's mom left for Charleston for a legislature supported summer camp, she gave Jeanette two hundred dollars for two months. Jeanette, computed a financial plan, which made the her ready to help the family for those two months.
“Why is Pops so mean?” He does not see the benefits of working hard and being paced, but only the pressure and the burden his shoulders cannot carry. This relationship between Andre and his father is very much dominated by the authority his father possesses. The father is strict and consistent, especially when it comes to training. He does not share much about himself and his childhood and it is only when Andre’s grandmother begins to tell stories that the father reminisces and opens up. Andre Agassi’s father is very much like his own mother.
Following his second call with his mother, Hally becomes emotionally unstable, venting out his frustrations on his servants. When Sam finally snaps and retaliates after Hally’s racist joke, Hally reveals his true feelings towards his father. After Sam recalls a memory in which he carried Hally’s drunk father back home with little Hally by his side, Hally finally admits, “I love him” (58). Hally’s hatred towards his father is not genuine, but derives from shame. Hally is embarrassed of his father’s drinking habits, but even more ashamed of the night when his black servant had to carry his drunk father back home and clean up the mess he made in his pants.
Gregor’s Family Response It is evident that Gregor’s family still considers him as part of the family in spite of his transformation into an insect. However, the sense of family integrity and community is significantly compromised since his new image prevents the family from sharing food or spending time together in the same room. It is evident that the family is stressed to the extent that they feel repulsed at the mere sight of him. His mother suffers the most since she faints when she sees him (Kafka 56), while his father chases him around when he leaves his room and does not bother to visit him. Meanwhile, his sister only takes care of him because she feels it is her duty do so and not because she cares for him.
Connie has a conflict with June, her sister. A repetitive notion made in the story, as June is used as a meter to compare Connie too; which naturally, no one would like: “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked and Connie couldn 't do a thing, her mind was all filled with trashy daydreams” (308). Ellie 's character, even as quite as he remains, presents a conflict with Arnold. First when he over steps his boundary with Arnold and asked "You want me to pull out the phone?" (318), then being told by Arnold to "Shut your mouth and keep it shut" (318), only to ask about the phone again.
Purple Hibiscus is about understanding the ways in which she can use what she already has for her own strength. A defining moment for Jaja is when Papa goads him that, “‘you must eat with us this evening, do you hear me?” But Jaja did not come out of his room. The most significant part of this passage is the way Jaja ignores his father’s actively: choosing not just to refuse dinner with the family, but also provide no clear explanation for doing so. Papa now finds himself in silence. Ignored, dismissed, and
Robert G. Strange suggests Pip’s lower class circumstance has repressed him in an established society (Strange). Pip cannot change the family he was born into and so he must find his own way into high society. Throughout his young life, Pip was regarded as an inconvenience by his sister, Mrs. Gargery. Only experiencing kindness from his Uncle Joe. He is surrounded by poverty and any luxury is scarce.
In the beginning they argue over which place they are to buy a gift for Mary’s niece, then as it progresses they admonish each other for their addictions; Ray, his smoking, and Mary, her obsession with junk food. The couple talks much, but listens little to each other. Ray disregards his wife and her wants while prioritizing his own wants. Mary unexpectedly dies and the story ends with Ray acting like her death means freedom for him to smoke and do whatever he wants which is essentially smoking away his problems. In a similarly mundane short story, “Cathedral” by Ray Carver, a judgmental man with no name is the narrator.
Things got worse when her teacher, offered a quarter to Walter Cunningham, a farmer’s son, who kindly denied the money for lunch. When Miss Caroline didn’t seem to understand, Scout explained that Walter and his family suffer from poverty, and would not be able to pay her back with money. Scout then further narrates that one time Atticus served as the Cunningham’s lawyer and having no money to repay Atticus, the Cunninghams pay Atticus in the form of stovewood, hickory nuts, smilax, holly, and turnips. After the incident, Jem invites Walter over for lunch, hesitantly Walter joined them.While eating their meal, Walter pours molasses or syrup “On his vegetables and meat with a generous hand.” Scout instantly made a remark, embarrassing Walter in the process. By making a remark it is clear to see how different the Cunningham and Finch’s lifestyles and status
Witnessing my father chasing down my mother because of a pointless argument of my parents not caring about my siblings and I where abouts would be devastating to say the least. In The Glass Castle Jeannette and her siblings chose to appreciate the small things as they got older because they were not given materialistic items or a hot meal when they could afford it. Their mother made poor financial decisions and hardly ever put the kids first. For example, the mom chose to rent a piano over buying Brian a pair of male jeans. He had to suffer wearing girl clothes that did not even fit.
He never had a father figure to show him what it was to be and adult. His mother had a difficult time showing enough attention to him due to the amount of work overload that she had just to obtain place to stay and be able to feed her kids. Growing up in a urban area, education is often looked as a joke because many people do not think that it is possible to ever leave the area and they are stuck in as cycle of incarceration. Darius fell into that intimate group of people that gave him false hope that their actions were going to make him succeed in life and it was a good idea. With no other sort of influence he falls into the differential reinforcement theory because he believed that the people that sold drugs were correct; he will be rewarded and respected if he follows their footsteps.
After all of the deaths and dissatisfactions in juniors life, he knows he can never become an alcoholic. He knows his parents love him and want a better life for him; he says, “Yeah, Dad is a drunk and Mom is an ex-drunk, but they don’t want their kids to be drunks”. Although Arthur’s father is seemingly content with living the life of an alcoholic, he does not want the same for his son or daughter. Once it becomes too late for juniors ’s sister to avoid a life of alcoholism, his mother tries to guarantee that juniors ’s destiny will be different from his father and sister’s: “ ‘Don’t you ever drink,’ my mother said to me. She slapped me.
In this case, the mother, Melissa tries to control her 17-year-old son, Matt’s decisions regarding his girlfriend Shelly, whom she believes is a bad influence due to a dismissed drug charge she was arrested for. Melissa and her husband Mike are also concerned that Matt’s grades will only be good enough to get into a community college. Furthermore, Melissa does not want Shelly to come over and instead wants to go out to eat as a family. Matt does not want to break his plans with Shelly and is upset that his mom is constantly judging her without actually knowing her. Besides his girlfriend, his sister Mia has gone through his computer and found porn.
The environment of your household, is the main factor to whether or not, you are apart of this achievement gap. If your parents are encouraging you to do better, you will do better. If they are not encouraging, more than likely you won’t take education seriously. I see many of my cousins and my god sisters skip this achievement gap because of their living environments. As for the other half of my cousins, they are a part of this achievement gap because of the broken homes they come from.