The short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan explains a mother and daughter relationship that has many differences within a conflict in the story. The narrator demonstrates that the mother and the daughter do not agree with the same aspect on life. Since the mother wants her daughter to be perfect, the daughter refuses to make her mother’s wishes come true. Her mother wanted the narrator to become the perfect traditional daughter, but the narrator’s differences triggered with her mother. An indication from the story is, “Unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be, I could only be me” (137).
In the poem “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde we feel sympathy toward the speaker. “Hanging Fire” is about a fourteen year old girl who is going through a stage in her life that everyone goes through, which is puberty. Unlike most people she didn’t have someone there to guide her through this stage in her life. In addition, she didn’t get the support a girl needs from her mother when going through puberty. Throughout the poem she describes several insecurities she faces and how her mother is unapproachable.
In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rose Mary is the mother of the Walls children who often does not act as a true adult. Rose Mary’s attitudes and behaviours are childlike, and therefore her children must take on responsibility for the lack her own. Rose Mary ignores her obligations as a parent and chooses an irresponsible way of life which endangers her children. Rose Mary has never properly matured into adulthood due to her lack of financial stability, bliss ignorance and optimism, and her selfishness nature.
Consequently, is this the advice coming from a young mother who was never given this advice herself? Is this mother giving her young daughter this advice so she does not make the same mistakes she did? For instance, when the mother says “this is how to make a good medicine to throw away a child before it even becomes a child;” (p.321) in my opinion, she gives this advice because as a young girl, the mother was a slut and maybe even became pregnant with the “girl”, but since she did not have this wise advice she did not know what to do in this situation.
The narrator is currently unable to take care of her own child, one of her main responsibilities in life, because of her postpartum depression. Motherhood has been the cause of her mental trauma, and said trauma makes it difficult to fulfill her maternal duties. With her inability to take care of her child, she has even less of a role in the family than she previously held. In “Woman,” Kate Austin discusses how men gained their higher standing because of maternity. She states, “ A woman will bear anything for the sake of her children.
Pearl grew up in a very harsh society where others treated her as an outcast because of her mother’s mistake. Pearl was put in a situation where she has to mature quickly and she was a very intelligent girl. Pearl knows she is an outsider and the children she would chase after would make rude comments towards her mother and Pearl’s instincts of flee or fight kicked in and she chose to fight. Which is a common reaction for a child who is shunned by society. As the novel progresses, Pearl acts out less violently and becomes calmer, especially in nature.
Kira was the main character in my story and the traits she was in between are sad, negative, dependent, and afraid. This is so because she had lost her mother to a sickness and she lost most confidence at this time because she felt that she has no one to help her. For the rest of the story she feels that she cannot do anything because she is alone and afraid of failure without her mother. She also negativeness or dependency
Waxen Wings is a story that talks about a main character named Birdie. Birdie’s life is not the ideal life, and it seems like she has failed at everything she has ever tried. This story really makes the reader feel bad for Birdie, and she is seen as the victim of the story. The tests that she goes through are things that would make most people give up, but she does not give up. That fact alone makes this story somewhat inspirational.
In the beginning of the story Georgiana is characterized as being a foolish young girl that is extremely weak. She is dependent on other people's judgment and when her husband hates her birthmark that everyone thought made her so beautiful she asks him, “Then why did you take me from my mother's side? You cannot love what shocks you!”(page 1, paragraph 6). She was dependent on her mother to tell her what to do constantly and how she told her she was so beautiful, therefore, when she had a change in scenery it was confusing to her. After being told multiple times a day that he could not stand to look at her she figures out that when she compliments him she receives compliments in return.
Later in the text, Rachel tells the reader about other mothers and their bad relationship between mother and daughter. In the start, the reader really gets the imagine that she really struggles because of the teenagers, also because of her title choice "a modern tragedy", which indicates the problem among two sides and that the author wants to
Henrietta and her family encountered multiple difficulties: from finding a place to live to seeking jobs to support themselves. But the worst problem that they always had to deal with on a consistent basis surrounded family relationships. One of the biggest obstacles Henrietta and her family had to face head on was dealing with their daughter Elsie who had a sort of developmental disability. Especially having to watch her grow up and not be able to get the help she desperately needed but was unavailable because the family could not support her individual needs fully, the only person that could ease her pain was Henrietta which is illustrated by this quote, “… but she just stared back, unflinching, her eyes haunted with fear and sadness that only softened when Henrietta rocked her back and forth” (Skloot 44).
In the book Stargirl by: Jerry Spinelli, a girl named Stargirl comes into her first day of 10th grade at MAHS in Phoenix, Arizona. It is her first year in a public school because she used to get homeschooled. On the second day of school Stargirl meets Hillari Kimple. Hillari is the popular girl who now thinks that Stargirl is a scam being perpetrated against Student Body with government. When people say why would you think that she says to increase school spirit.
Multidimensional Biopsychosocial Assessment Social Work Setting and Role I am employed as an on-going social worker by the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF is a child protection agency, which is responsible for protecting children from abuse and neglect and strengthening families. The Department has offices throughout the Commonwealth; I am located at the New Bedford area office. As an on-going social worker I am assigned families after a report of abuse or neglect has been reported, investigated and supported.
“Nothing but the most exemplary morals can give dignity to a man of small fortune.” (Adam Smith) In the essay prompt, the anonymous writer suggests that the Youngers, (a poor African American family from the South side of Chicago in the 1950s) should not take the money from the owners association instead of moving into their new home they purchased with insurance money due to the death of the main character, Walters’ Father Mr.Younger. The house that they purchased with the insurance money is located in a white community, where they are obviously unwanted. With no insurance money left and their dream home on the line, the writer believes it is better to refuse the money because it “undermines their own pride and dignity as human beings.”