Ammu begins to look for ways to regain control over her own life, such as her relationship with Velutha. However, because of the events that transpire from the relationship, she begins to resent her children even more, once even shouting at them that “If it wasn 't for you I wouldn 't be here! I would have been free!" (240). This event showcases that when Ammu begins to focus on her own wish to be free of society’s constrictions, she no longer can prioritize the needs of her children, and in fact begins to view them as a
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. Maria is trying to grow up too fast and she put her family to the side instead of being grateful.
She ultimately wants to have a purpose in society instead of others seeing her an object through her appearance. Similar to Monica, Vivie does not want her position in society to have a duty as a woman. Instead she explains “I must have work and must make more money then I spend. But my work is not your work” (Shaw 1828) to illustrate the difference between herself and her mother. Thus, Vivie challenges her mother by separating her mother and daughter relationship and prove her
His sister also doesn’t know what she should do because at the moment she is living with her friend, but she doesn’t know if she should go back to her mother. Lastly, his mom is very depressed because she had just lost the two most valuable things in life, her two precious children. Finally, both Jack and his sister, Jenny decide to do the right thing and go apologize to their mother. First, Jenny apologizes for running away and she promises to never do it again. Next, Jack apologizes for running away and for being selfish and greedy because he wanted to keep all the money to himself.
David yes! (Line 57-59) David may not have been at a high academic standing but through the criticism at the end of the day he knew he tried his best and that is all that mattered to him. Unlike in “Barbie Doll” the reader is introduced to a young girl who is trying to meet the expectations of the society around her but is continuously criticized ultimately leading to her untimely death at such a young age. She seems to be a girl who grew up like anyone else (Line 1-3). Everything for her started to change once puberty hit, and she became self aware of what others thought of her and it demolished her self-esteem, shown for example in these lines; “Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate
Lorraine, on the other hand, is not very outgoing or self-confident. This is because her mom always tells her that she is not a pretty girl and seems to lower her self esteem. On the first few weeks of school during her Freshman year, Lorraine was experiencing anxiety because she did not fit in and did not have any friends and nobody talked to her. Luckily, one day when there were no more open seats on the bus, John was forced to sit with Lorraine. They struck up a conversation when John started laughing out of nowhere.
When she entered her last semester of school her attitude changed drastically in a bad way she went from a very lively out going type A person to someone who had anger outburst and just started to hate everyone. She even stops playing her favorite sport and stopped hanging out with her friends. When her parents started to notice this, they asked her why and what’s wrong
Rowley has stopped hanging out with Greg and instead spent a lot more time with Abigail, his girlfriend. Rowley played a large role in Greg’s life, so he was devastated. Greg changed his actions as a result of not having Rowley. He wasn’t the most popular kid in school, so he had trouble finding a new friend. After all these events occurred, he was ready for spring break.
The narrator describes the conflict she has with her parents, how her life has never been easy and how her parent criticize every decision she makes. She is not a confident person, because she almost never takes decision for herself. She is always following her parents wishes without expressing what she really wants. The narrator points out how sometimes her parents feel disappoint of her for leaving school and not going to law school as they want. She also mentions how difficult is for her to deal with the fact that “We are the first generation and
She felt like she had fell into a depressive state because she did not know what she wanted to do after graduating high school. She did not know what college she wanted to go to, or whether she wanted to go to college at all, yet her parents had been pushing her to go to an in-state school. Because of this, she had lost motivation to do anything related to school. She had also brought up that she was jealous that I was spending more time with others than with her. After that discussion, I realized that I had not been a supportive friend.