Diana Lopez's Confetti Girl

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In Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez, the narrator has a very different viewpoint of the situation than her dad. First, they definitely do not agree on priorities. I the story, it states, “Nothing’s more important than his books and vocabulary words. He might say I matter, but when he goes on a scavenger hunt for a book, I realize that I really don’t.” This shows that the narrator’s dad doesn’t take her opinion into account when he is choosing books for her. She feels like he doesn’t care. The dad, however, is trying to teach the narrator new words so that she can do well in school. He means well, but he really doesn’t listen to her. Next, they both can’t see the full effect of their actions. the narrator feels like her dad is trying to get her to be always reading and be 100% on top of her schoolwork at all times, but he is really suppressing her, and she doesn’t respond well to this. the narrator doesn’t see the effect of her actions because when she is telling her dad that she will read the books he picks out for her and then doesn’t, this would hurt her dad. If she would just talk to him and tell him how his persistence is affecting her negatively, it would be better for both of them. Finally, they both don’t understand each other's opinions. the narrator’s dad doesn’t realize that she isn’t as excited as him about books and vocabulary words, and this is affecting by making her feel like their parent doesn’t understand her interests or opinions. She feels sad about this because this makes her miss her mom who did understand what she wanted to do. the narrator doesn’t see that…show more content…
This happens in many ways, including: They don’t agree on priorities, they don’t see the full effect of their actions, and they don’t understand the other’s feelings. The disagreements cause arguments and tension between the characters and causes them to be mad at each
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