In paragraph 31, her mom asked her to make friends, but the daughter doesn’t see the point of it. She says she never has time for friends. She also tells mother that they have to move every few months so there's no point. Some more evidence is found in paragraph 24 when she doesn’t want to stay in New Mexico for the summer. The daughter feels like it's a world away from California.
The conflict among the two main characters in the texts “Confetti Girl” by Diana Lopez and “Tortilla Sun” by Jennifer Cervantes is like Hazel battling cancer in “The Fault In Our Stars.” In the first passage, the contention is between a young girl and her father about doing her homework. In the second excerpt, Izzy and her mother battle about having to spend two months away from each other while her mom is in Costa Rica graduating and she is in New Mexico with her grandmother. In both texts, the conflict develops when the child feels neglected and abandoned, but wants quality time with the parent and when the parent just wants what is best for the child.
When T. Ray came in the room and started yelling, all Lily wanted to do was help. Because of this she has to live with the constant memory of shooting her mother, and questioning herself, whether or not her mother’s purpose in coming back that hot day, was to get Lily. Most readers at this time can not even comprehend the pain Lily feels because most people do not go through times like this. Kidd presents abuse by adding the commentary, “I’d been kneeling on grits since I was six, but still I never got used to that powdered-glass feeling beneath my skin” (Kidd, 24).
Lying in bed stops the circulation. I must have told you a thousand times” (Porter 623) shows that Granny is impatient with her daughter. She did not actually say that a thousand times. Ellen does not like that Cornelia is taking care of her because she feels that Cornelia is talking down to her. Granny Weatherall cannot wait until Cornelia gets old and her children start talking down to her.
Love is an involuntary factor that many people have come across in life. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the main character Lily, has an internal conflict with her mother which affects how open she is to love. Lily grew up with her father and the culpability of her mother's death.(more info) She was raised with a harsh understanding of love due to the lack of love given to her all throughout her life, for she was more open to love because she hasn't doted as a child. However, Lily found love through the Daughter of Mary, the Boatwright sisters, and Rosaleen, who later taught her how to love herself.
You should always be yourself and sometimes you have to do things to make the ones you love happy. The narrators call out their parents for being selfish and only caring about what they want. When in reality their parents are doing everything they can form their kids. In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents. In both, the narrators oppose their parents for being selfish, choosing their professional careers over their children.
As the story says, “All day Joy sat on her neck in a deep chair, reading” (370). Even if Hulga goes outside, she does not like interacting with nature or other people. Hulga has this mindset that people of the country are not smart enough to understand her philosophy which in fact causes her to isolate herself from the outside world and increases her feeling of superiority. Furthermore, Hula feels that she is more educated than her mother. Hulga’s mother is not able to comprehend Hulga’s situation.
“ And that was the end of the magic lessons”(4) This expert from the story shows how Cimorene is deprived of magic because of her parents. The bigotry between her parents and Cimorene caused them to
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself.
The start of her awakening is when she fights with her husband and in frustration, takes off her wedding ring, throws it on the ground, and attempts to crush it (Chopin 70). She decides to move out of her house while her husband and children are away, and buys a house of her own. At the knowledge of this, her husband stresses the importance of her staying at home to care for the children and is afraid of what others will think of her rebellious actions. Another part of Edna’s awakening is coming to terms with her love for another man other than her husband. When she whispers to Robert that she loves him and only him she also states that he was the reason for her awakening (Chopin 146).
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie merely wants to love someone, but that choice is ripped out of her hands when Nanny makes her marry someone she does not love. This marriage as well as another one does not work out because she never learns to love them. Finally, she meets Tea Cake, and falls madly in love with him even though he is a lot younger than she is. He is someone that she can truly love while still being able to be herself. They go through their struggles as well and sadly, he dies by the end of the novel.
Daisy is unhappy with her marriage to Tom, this leads her to have bursts of unsettlement. Daisy, it seems desires to be with Gatsby, even after he leaves for the war. This leads her to say the day of her wedding,“Daisy’s change’ her mine” (pg 76). Daisy says this after she has been quite drunk,by revealing her true feelings. She during this scene,is described by Jordan who states, “She groped around in a waste-basket she had on her bed and pulled out the string of pearls”(pg 76).
Characters in both stories, “Confetti Girl,” and “Tortilla Sun” are living with one parent who takes care of them. This makes room very tight for the parents, causing conflict and tension within the parents and kids. This also causes different mindsets/perspectives on what’s happening to seep into the kid’s minds possibly causing an alteration in the relationships with each other. “Confetti Girl,” by Diana López mentions a girl and her dad. They are eating dinner together as English
When she was around others she would talk differently than how she talks with her mother. “…all the forms of Standard English that I had learned in school and through book, the forms of English I did not use at home with my mother” (118). Throughout her story she refers to the English her mother speaks as “Broken English” because her mother would say sentences like “Why he don’t send me check, already two weeks ago, but it hasn’t arrived” (119). Her mother didn’t have much difficulty understanding or reading English. When Tan was younger, she would feel embarrassed when her mother would speak because many people couldn’t understand her well.
In the story, Scout proves to us that she does not want to be treated like a girl. Though, this does not mean that she wants to be a boy. In the middle of the book, Aunt Alexandra begins to stay at the Finch household. This has an affect on Scout because she is starting to be taught to be like a young women. Scout shows us that she doesn’t like the idea of this and continues to refuse to become more feminine.