At first Waverly was curious as to why a stranger would want to play with her, but she gave in and looked at her mom for a sign of approval. Waverly narrates: “A man who watched me play in the park suggested that my mother allow me to play in local chess tournaments. My mother smiled graciously” ( Tan, “Rules of the Game”). Waverly’s mother allows her to go and play chess with an old man showing that
During this scene, it became clear that Twyla and Roberta had taken very different paths in life, which only intensified as the story continues and Roberta manages to marry into an affluent family, while Twyla marries a firefighter and works as a waitress. Interestingly, Twyla describes Roberta’s appearance, as she says that Roberta “made the big girls look like nuns”. I thought this was interesting because of how Roberta’s mother was introduced earlier in the story, as a very proper and religious woman, while Twyla’s mother, Mary, embarrasses Twyla with her loud, immature behavior. In a way, it seems that both girls had become reflections of each other’s mother, as Twyla chooses a more conservative path, while Roberta experiences a rebellious stage, before eventually choosing to marry into a wealthy community, which surprises Twyla. After meeting Roberta in the grocery store, Twyla remarks that “everything is so easy” for people like Roberta who “think they own the world”.
The play version of The Diary of Anne Frank tell the story of a 13 year old girl who goes into hiding in an attic for over a year. In this play, Anne lives in a very crowded attic with “family” that doesn’t always get along. Similarly there is a teen boy who wrote a story describing his struggle in staying alive during the same time period, the holocaust. In Night Elie Wiesel struggles to stay alive during his life in the concentration camp without all of his family being there with him. Although Elie and Anne are in different settings and have different ways they treat their mothers, both share a great bond with their father.
It’s as if she is too worried about her hat than she is her own kin! This has to be a representation of Flannery O’Connor’s relationship with her own mother because when one thinks of a grandmother it’s often associated with love and protection not selfishness and inattentiveness. O’Connor felt as if her mother simply did not care about her, and the only time her mother even bothered to talk to her was to correct the wrong in her life. Flannery feels like life is taking her off to kill her, and all her mother does is sit there caring about her
The interactions between Waverly and her mother in the first three paragraphs suggest about their relationship as a game, childish, and knowledgeable. For example, the interactions depicted in the opening paragraphs of “Rules of the Game” suggest that Waverly and her mother might see their relationship as a “game” that each wants to “win”. Both of them argue with each other. This could be seen as a possible affection for each other since they both care. In addition, it 's a childish relationship also because Waverly tries to get her mother to buy her “salted plums” by crying in the store.
When you decide that success is something you want out of life, there should be an expectation of sacrifice, as well age is no exception. Annie John is a 17 year old from Barbados, she's the main character in the story, “A Walk to the Jetty” by Jamaica Kincaid. Marita is a 12 year old from the Bronx, NY, and is the main character in the essay, “Marita's Bargain” by Malcolm Gladwell. These two girls are completely different but oddly enough the same as well. In this essay I will be justifying and or explaining why this is so.
Scott Monks introduces the reader to his book about boys and gangs, growing up in an area where it is a norm to be in a gang and leadership in a gang. Introducton: The story of the book, Boyz “r “us deals with Mitchel, (Mitch) and gangs in the 1990’s in Marrickville, an inner suburb of Sydney. The toughness of boys growing up in extreme circumstances, poverty, one parent families, dysfunctional families. Juvenile delinquencies of boys and siblings, assaults and wilful damage.
In Fences, by August Wilson, Troy’s selfishness makes him a tragic hero because it causes him to make decisions that hurt not only himself but ultimately the people who he loves most. Troy’s inner selfishness is the sole reason for his affair with Alberta, and it is what eventually triggers the split in his family. When trying to stop the metaphorical bleeding caused by his affair, Troy characterizes himself with Rose as “we”, to which Rose responds with, “All of a sudden it’s ‘we.’ Where was ‘we’ at when you was down there rolling around with some godforsaken woman?
A wise woman once said, "The more a daughter knows about her mother 's life, the stronger the daughter" (http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/mother-and-daughter-quotes/). As any girl raised by their mother can attest, the relationship between a mother and her daughter is a learning experience. As young girls, you look up to you mother as your greatest role model and follow in their steps closely. In Jamaica Kincaid 's short story "Girl", a mother uses one single sentence in order to give her daughter motherly advice. Her advice is intended to help her daughter, but also to scold her at the same time.
Being Unique Before Fitting In During the 1950s, a majority of women were expected to live up to certain standards. Each member of the family was expected to act a certain way and fit into the mold of society. Woman in the 1950s typically did not look at a man on the side of the street to see what is inside a bucket, let alone even stop to ask what is in the bucket. But the mother in “Bucket of Blood” written by Katherine Waugh displays a different approach to life and her family. She displays how every family is unique and it is okay to be the one that stands out.
Topics discussed in both books Sexuality in the novels The theme of sexuality is incredibly prevalent in both novels. There are multiple definitions of sexuality as stated in Dictionary.com ranging from the “possession of the structural and functional traits of sex” and “recognition of or emphasis upon sexual matters” to “involvement in sexual activity” (Sexuality, 2015). Though for Rose in This One Summer, the topic of sexuality is not as blatantly out there as it is for Gabi. With Rose, the idea of sexuality and sexual activity grows in the background of everything happening at her vacation, whereas with Gabi, the idea of sexuality and sexual activity is incredibly prevalent and is a main theme in the novel.
Waverly’s mother, Mrs. Jong, is overly proud of her daughter’s status as a national chess champion. She boasts about this title whenever she can and cares about her daughter’s success rather than her feelings. She stifles her daughter’s voice in these matters, but Waverly later grows to have her own voice in her family. In “Rules of the Game,” Tan portrays Waverly as a strong, independent child by the way she works with what she has to be the best she can be, tricks her mother, and stands up for herself at the end of the story.