News is only giving a few stories on this brutality subject if there are over 1,000 people who lose their lives each year in the hands of an officer, that 's at least 3 stories a day that should be brought to people 's attention. But instead it is seen as an everyday scene that a white officer kills or murders a black man. But stories of a black officer killing a young Caucasian teen are very rare. In fact, it is said most whites remained unaware of the brutality until about the mid-1960s,in large part because larger city newspapers who readerships were primarily white and did not consider it “newsworthy”. In contrast, incidences of police brutality were covered by black press from the early 20th century, frequently in front page articles.
In the book The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W. Durrow, is centered around the main characters and their efforts of defining what family means. Due to the traumatizing event that happened to them, their unfamiliar environment and, the image that society has label onto them, which led the main characters to question themselves what does family means. Both of the protagonist in the story suffers from the traumatizing event that had happened to them by the cause of their family. When Rachel was still a child, her mother always told her that she will always be there to protect Rachel, however, that was not the case. Rachel's mother pushed Rachel and her siblings off a 9 story building.
The character Mama decided that she had enough of her eldest daughter Dee(Wangero) getting whatever she wanted while her youngest daughter Maggie stood by in fear. Mama knew that Maggie feared her sister, because as Dee arrived at their home “Maggie attempts to make a dash for the house, in her shuffling way, but I stay her with my hand. (151)” Maggie is used to Dee getting everything while she stood back
It makes the image all the more powerful; the irony of the children finding comfort in their mother’s embrace and presence is defeated by the mother’s uneasiness about their present situation. The children do not see the mother’s distressed look, which makes the coziness they feel even sadder. A mother is turned to in times of distress, as evidenced by this portrait, but whom does a mother turn to when she is burdened and overworked? I have turned to my mother many times seeking comfort when problems have arisen in my life, and she has always been there to be that comforting outlet.
The vignette Born Bad, is important to Esperanza, because it talks about a moment that seemed to affect her a lot and has changed her. This is so, since she talks about how her aunt was nice and caring to them, but is still fragile after she was blind. This is shown when Esperanza kept describing the deteriorating conditions one after another, of her aunt 's apartment and how her aunt can 't do much at this point since she 's blind, and all the girls didn 't do anything to help but watch. This really affects Esperanza, since she jokes and mimics her aunt with her sisters, and now her aunt is dead she sees how she was rude and wasted the time she could have had with her aunt. During this whole Vignette it kept bringing up the fact that her
The narrator tells how hard she constantly worked to support her family, but her daughter, she didn’t receive enough attention from her mother. The mother tried her best to be there for her daughter but had to be a mom to her other children as well. The narrator notices she isn’t very familiar with her child and when the teacher asked her to come in and talk about her daughter, causes the narrator to flashback on the past nineteen years. The fact that the mother can not answer simple questions with her child’s teacher, makes her realize that she didn’t spend an appropriate amount of time with her daughter, and regrets it. It took multiple comedy performances of the daughter’s act for her mother to go and see her perform.
Regardless of her oppression she takes a stand and changes her fate. As a young woman she was crippled by the weight of the world. After her mother died she was overwhelmed by the task of bearing her stepfather's children and trying to protect her little sister Nettie. Her lack of confidence and self worth took a toll to the words and actions of her stepfather. Even after escaping her father she covered her mouth when she smiled because he
Throughout the poem she describes several insecurities she faces and how her mother is unapproachable. My reaction to this poem is that, I sympathize with the speaker because at this stage of a girl’s life, she needs someone to be there in order to help her with all the questions that will come and make her understand she shouldn’t feel insecure about the changes in her body. I feel pity for this teenage girl because it is evident that all she needs is the support from her mother and she doesn’t get it. For example, at the end of each stanza the author states, “and momma’s in the bedroom with the door closed.” The closed door symbolizes the separation there is between the mother and the child because the girl can’t get in to speak to her mother. I think that no mother should let their child go through puberty alone because this is when we start to question our body and things that happen to it.
Growing up my parents had two very different ways for handling conflict between my siblings and myself. I use us as an example because growing up and even today I never really see my parents get angry about anything. With my mom she was more of a disciplinary parent and she was very strict on my siblings and myself. When we would argue between the three of us she was make us talk about why we were angry. If we did not go along with this excerise she would discipline us by taking things that we loves (cellphone, tv, etc.).
Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter. She felt sorry and wanted the best for Helen, and Kate would have done anything to protect her. In the story, Kate wanted to call a doctor to help Helen, but Captain Keller disagreed. Keller’s line reads, “I’ve stopped believing in wonders… Katie. How many times can you let them break your heart?” In reply, Kate says, “Any number of times” (Gibson 497).