My grandma really played a big role in my life, like being the mother, the father, everything to me, a friend.” (All the difference, Robert). Robert had his grandma to encourage him, to talk to him and be there for him, if he had any questions. I think she really gave him all her attention and observed him and knew when he him. He also had his sisters and the support of teachers and role models to guide and help him. Krishaun the other young man in the documentary all the difference, had many hardship in life, His mom is a single mom and worked hard o support her family.
Malcolm was not close to his family growing up because his father died when he was young, and his mother struggled to support her children and she did not have any assistance. Malcolm’s mother worked day and night to support her children. Seeing his mother work so hard to support her family led Malcolm to decide that he wanted to become a lawyer (23). Malcolm said, “I hate seeing my mother working night and day like she did… I began to hate the system that made her life one of endless drudgery, so what I did was shut the thought of my mother out of my mind, and lock it away” (Carew 23). He was thinking to become a lawyer and support his mother.
From this point in the story, you know that the author knows his daughter has an idea of what he has done. He was trying to protect his image to his daughter he didn't want to scare her. “You keep writing these war stories, she said, “so i guess you must’ve killed somebody. It was a difficult moment, but i did what seemed right, which was to say, of course not, and then to take her onto my lap and hold her for a while” (O’brien 811). He cares deeply about his daughter and will one day explain when she is older.
To explain this further, he walks her through what the request would have resulted in. The situation, in his eyes, is that he was asked to “solicit a great man, to whom [he] never spoke, for a young person whom [he] had never seen, upon a supposition which [he] had no means of knowing true.” He does this to show that he is willing to share his perspective and that he respects her enough to walk her through it, instead of blatantly saying no without any reason. The mother’s request is logically reasoned inductively to be irrational, leaving him no possible reason or possible procedure to accomplish the task at hand. While it may not have been this extreme, Johnson effectively and logically convinces the mother that she made a mistake in drafting such a letter. On top of this, the response’s wording makes Johnson seem generous but helpless.
It remains me of both of my parents who were abandoned by their mothers when they were just babies. Both were raised by their grandmothers in poverty conditions. My mom grew up with love and good care, while mi dad suffer the lack of love, care, and food. As a result, my father was very resentful with his mother, while mi mom understood the reasons why her mom did not take care of her. My parents suffer a lot when they were children; my dad used to drink lots of alcohol.
Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou have many things in common, including the theme of never giving up in difficult times in their lives. Maya Angelou returned from her mother’s house once depressed, she wouldn't talk to anyone. She fought through this tough time through reading, which showed the theme of never giving up. Harriet Tubman a woman many traits but her best was never giving no matter what came her way. In many ways these woman are one in the same.
I wanted to tell you, I just didn’t know how. He, your brother, didn’t know he had a sister until your father thought it was the right time to tell him.” Mama continues: “When you were both young, your father made me choose between you two. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever made.” Mama starts crying; I’ve never seen her this vulnerable. “You were both together from when you were one and Steve was about to turn four. Then your dad and I separated and he was going to move away with one of you so I had to choose.
He already felt pressured to do good in sports because he didn’t want to let his dad down. But now that he’s injured he felt as if he ruined his family. He saw the change in his parents marriage , for a kid to feel that way that’s the parents fault. A child should never feel as if he/she was the cause of divorce or some sort. Chris Crutcher , wrote this book for teens to open up more to their parents to speak out when they’re feeling a certain way.
All of my life it has always been just me and my two brothers and our mother. Our mother played both roles by herself because our father was never around, she will forever be my black queen because she held us down. She is the only parent we know and have. There were plenty of nights I cried on her shoulder because he was never there and did not want to be. I guess the boys did not care because they did not show it as much.
For some, my Papa, for example, the news that they had passed away came from nowhere but for others, like my Granda, I watched them deteriorate over time. Regardless of how I 've come to cross paths with death, it 's never been easy. The first time I remember losing someone: I was only four. My Great Uncle Edward meant the world to me, and although I was very young I have many fond memories of him. From eating porridge together in the mornings to helping my mum clean his house, not a day went by I wasn 't in his company.