Have you ever gotten into a fight with your parents, and felt like they were disregarding all of the things that you wanted? If so, then you have the same problem as the two main characters in the stories Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun. The main characters both have tension between their parents because they both want different things. In both stories Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun the different points of view between a parent and their child causes tension.
The poem, Useless Boys,is one that portrays a feeling of indignation, rebellion and finally, understanding by two boys who grew up with bitter views of their fathers’ onerous jobs. The narrator believes that the only reason his father stays at his job is for the money. In his naivety the son does not realize that at times living selfishly is the way things have to be. Sometimes commitments are made in a self-sacrificial and cowardly manner. No matter how “wrecking” his father’s career, he stays in order to provide for his family.
Tension (Noun): Tension is a mental or emotional strain caused by something or someone that typically induces anxiety, stress, or pressure. Oftentimes, throughout one’s life, one finds that when one is in a specific situation, tension occurs internally, and sometimes even externally between two people. Similarly, in Diana Lopez’s novel, Confetti Girl and Jennifer Cervantes’ novel, Tortilla Sun, the narrators have different points of view than that of their parents, causing tension. For example, in Diana Lopez’s Confetti Girl, the narrator does not like English at all, but because her Father does, she finds that at home, her Father is always asking her about her English class and how she is doing in the class; since her Father is so involved in the subject that he seems to disregard the narrator’s view on it, an internal tension forms within the narrator between her and her Father.
1. “I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father said snobbishly, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth.’ Ch.1 Analysis: nick is tying to say that Money isn’t always what people are born into; especially in this time people who are born into money are considered the upper class and above all. Some people are just a better person in general even without being born into a rich family he doesn’t know if a person has to be born into wealth to have natural class or just be classy on their own.
In this quote, Wes Moore, the author, recalls one of only two memories he has of his father. The first memory is when Wes’ father protected him, then in the second, Wes foreshadows a life changing entve. The loss of his father. This reveals that Wes remembers little of his father and has missed a fatherly influence in his life. Through missing his father, Wes is able to have a connection with the other Wes
Have you ever felt like you weren’t heard? Translating Grandfather’s House is a short story to help people understand children’s point of view. This story is the most significant story out of the ones that we read because it shows the struggle of children trying to communicate to adults, changing for someone else, and being a child. It is hard for children to communicate to adults because adults will not always believe that the child is telling the truth. In Translating Grandfather’s house, this boy draws a picture of his grandfather’s house.
"Cathedral" a story about a man who is annoyed with his wife's old friend that is blind, but ends up teaching him a new way of viewing life. “Walk a mile in my shoes, see what I see, hear what I hear, feel what I feel, THEN maybe you'll understand why I do what I do, 'till then don’t judge me.” The advice to “walk a mile in someone else's shoes” means before judging someone, you must understand their challenges are in life and what they go though. This is clearly expressed in the story “Cathedral” by the narrator himself.
History does repeat itself. For instance, discrimination will always occur. Just because slavery stopped, does not mean forms of it will stop also. People are still negative towards people with different skin colors than them. Skin color is really deep for some people.
“Philosophers say man forms himself in dialogue.” -Anne Carson. Everyone talks. Everyone has conversations on a daily basis. A person’s personality can be determined through how they speak.
"One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. " This striking opening line belongs to one of the most famous stories in modern literature, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. The story is about the transformation of a travelling salesman named Gregor and his family. After the protagonist changes into an insect and is no longer able to provide for his family, they go through a lot of hardships that changes all of their lives. From the beginning of the story Gregor is presented as a caring person who works hard in order to support his family without expecting anything in return.
Tension is created when two people have conflicting ideas/perspectives. This is displayed in the stories “The Elevator,” by William Sleator and “Abuela Invents the Zero,” by Judith Ortiz. Both authors portray how tension is created through the differences of perspective that their character. In the story , “The Elevator,” by William Sleator the author creates tension by creating different conflicting perspectives between the characters.