There is also a connection between these two since the author in both sections often says how much she misses other people in her family whom she left behind in Mexico, especially her mom who is supposedly considered as careless. The difference between these two excerpts, however, is that the author faces near-death experiences in the first one, whereas the second one is more peaceful and optimistic overall. This is evident from the change in author's use of tone. For example, the writer utilizes words such as "jeopardy" and "darkness" at first, then this switches to words such as "happy" and "perfect" after their crossing. The parts of the narrative that is presented in scenes are where her family attempts to cross the border and where her family goes to beach.
Also, the passages of both texts are quite similar due to their parents' faith and belief in their children. As in Avery's Gift”, her father was the one “who convinced her to try” composing a song (Balaban, 8). For instance, in “Chicken of the Sea Is So Wacky-Of Course It Was Created by Kids” when Ellison’s dad described Ellison's creativity as the “capacity to think beyond” conventions that most adults do not accumulate easily. (Balaban, 10).
Like Confetti Girl, for example, the conflict is that the dad has a hard time connecting with her daughter. For example, it states, “Dad helps, but he sometimes he makes a big mess.” (2). Building onto the quote, the dad is trying his best, but he makes a mess, unlike the girl’s mother. This issue is creating tension since the conflict is more serious and it’s getting complicated by the moment.
“What could she do?” (Soto 3). We have all at some point or another been the victim of circumstance, whether we accept it or not. The short story “Mother and Daughter” by Gary Soto tells the story of an instance in which eighth grader, Yollie Moreno, is the victim of circumstance. Yollie is a smart, but innocent, young woman who lives with her impoverished mother.
Alvarez and her family have a lot of trauma considering there lives in the dominican republic and living under the dictator,through it all alvarez's parents raised a daughter who would share their story in a fashionable matter that told the story how it was.
It is extremely normal for teens to fight and argue with their parents. In the passages Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, the narrator has a feeling of negligence from their parent. Both kids have only one parent and tension begins to build because both have different points of views. In both of the stories, the parent and child don't see to face which creates tension because the parent disregards their child’s interests, and they both have trouble connecting with their parent.
In the stories “Golden Glass” and “My Favorite Chaperone” two young teenagers, Ted and Maya battle through some major problems. Could one conflict, possibly be bigger than the other? Maya is facing a bigger issue than Ted. Maya must overcome parental control and cultures. Maya’s parents are very rigid, and they do not agree with American cultures.
It opens a new light for the daughters on the strength and grace their mother has shown raising her children. At the end the eldest daughter tells the younger sister this story and the young daughter goes to hug her mother as a thank you for all she has done and a sorry for what she has put her
I had to get on the phone and say in an adolescent voice that was not very convincing, ‘This is Mrs. Tan’”(10). This shows how her mother affected her childhood in the way that she even had to talk for her so that other people would understand and take her seriously. The way Tan includes this quote shows that as a child she had to help her mom in many major ways. With this quote Tan affects the audience in the way that just because she was ashamed of her mother doesn’t mean that she didn’t care for her and that other people should do the same. “My mother had gone to the hospital for an appointment, to find out about a benign brain tumor a CAT scan had revealed a month ago.
Girl by jamaica kincaid and If by Rudyard Kipling. In one a mom is talking to her daughter and in the other one called If a father is talking to his son. Girl is about a mother telling how to do good in life and the other one is about a dad is talking to her son about like how to do good in life. Girl and if are similar because parents are talking to their kids. In Girl a mother is telling her daughter how to set a table for different times of the day and in If the dad is telling his son if you get a heap of winnings and risk it all on one pitch-and-toss , and lose and start all over again at the beginning.
The comparison of characters is something an author allows us to do while reading a story, by telling us about the characters’ looks, their personalities, their lifestyles, and also the traits that may describe a character. “Everyday Use” written by Alice Walker, two characters named Maggie and Dee had a few things in common and many differences from each other. The characters Maggie and Dee, also known as “Wanergo,” are sisters who compete on who inherits the family heirlooms. The story is told from the mother’s (Mama’s) point of view.
These both show that even against seemingly impossible odds you can still thrive and overcome any hardship and grow into a successful and honorable person. This also shows how much a child’s caregiver and the way they are raised can affect them. Abuse is a very serious issue and going unnoticed can have very harmful
Both stories have common situations about the mothers portrayed in the stories. In both stories, the main characters had to deal with abandonment in some form. As seen in the story “I Stand Here Ironing”, the narrator’s husband left and caused her to play both roles of being a mother and a father to her children. Therefore, the relationship between her and her daughter isn’t as strong as it should be and the narrator feels guilty about it. The main character in “The Yellow Wallpaper” blames her husband for her depression.
This suggests that her dad is a single parent and he doesn't understand change. In contrast, in Tortilla’s Sun in paragraph 18 it states that the daughter has to move to New Mexico for the summer while the mom finishes school. In paragraph 46 she gets upset and storms to her room and she gets her dads baseball and this means that she misses him and needs him. In the story the Confetti Girl the main point
, Izzy now thinks that her mother is being selfish by not letting her go, but her mother sees it as an opportunity. And now, compared to the first quote, the tension has increased, as now Izzy has actually run into her room. So, the tension is added when Izzy and her mother have different viewpoints about weather Izzy should come with her (Izzy’s mother) or not turn into