Connie does not have a relationship with any of her family members, and the author Bob Dylan uses this lack of relationships to illustrate her behavior outside of the house.The significance of a lack of a relationship with her father,sister and mother put her in a position of vulnerability and low self-esteem. In addition, because Connie is neglected in her family she feels the need to rebel to grab attention.Connie’s decision to go near the car of Arnold Friend and act in a sexual manner is a result of her poor family connections because her lack of family connections puts her in a position of vulnerability and puts her in a position of rebellion. As the climax of the story progresses Connie comes to the conclusion that being in a relationship with Arnold Friend is not a good idea. After asking what Arnold Friend would do, he replies “it won’t last long and you’ll like me the way you get to like people you’re close to”(8). The author’s usage of simile in this situation and choice of words describes Connie’s relationship with her family in terms of Arnold Friend.
Houston also suffered from the moving, tired of getting used to new schools. She says, “In Ocean Park my teacher felt cold and distant. I was confused by all the moving and was having trouble with the classwork, but she would never help me out. She would have nothing to do with me. This was the first time I had felt outright hostility from a Caucasian” (Houston
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
In the beginning she gotta “let go” friend to see if she could get her old friends back. Her “let go” friend turned out to be one of her good friends and missed her but eventually got over it. “ You mean we’re not friends anymore?” Melinda says (105). Melinda never noticed how good of a friend Heather was. Melinda finally had a friend she could trust.
This is one of her fears, not to be accepted by the American society, because that means she will never leave behind her parents` tradition, a tradition that she does not respect or desire for her. Second of all, she is in disagreement with her Chinese upbringing. She feels as if she does not belong there, that she is the black ship of the family: ``I thought every house had to have its crazy woman or crazy girl, every village its idiot. Who would be it at our house? Probably me.
Which Jeannette later found out was because her mom refused to sell their land. By making this choice she hurt her kids by making them live with poverty and starvation. Secondly, Jeannette’s mom didn’t believe in many things, including glasses. Jeannette explains, “She didn’t approve of glasses. If you had weak eyes, Mom believed they needed exercise to get strong.
Because of the conflicts Esperanza and her uncle.It's just between them. Esperanza wins because Tio Luiz stopped bothering them.Esperanza and her mother said it was better to flea. Abuelita was not in California and start a new life in America. Esperanza thought it was going to be like it was going to be like mexico but it turned out they held to live in tiny houses they had to work for money. Some unanswered questions are how did their house burn down?
She soon realized the much social, economic and political oppression under which they struggled and she had bitter experiences trying to find shelter for abused servant woman and homeless girls who were turned down by bureaucratic institutions with little sense of the urgency of their situations. These experiences left indelible sorrow and determination in her mind and heart. With the advice and encouragement of three priests- Joseph Nugent, Edward Armstrong and Michael Blake- Catherine decided to use her inheritance to build a house for poor servant girls and homeless women on Baggot Street. The foundation stone was laid in July 1824. Catherine’s legacy was very simple: she wished to empower poor people and others to lead happy, mutually sustaining lives; she believed the development of girls’ and women’s talents is most conducive to the good of society; and she saw religious education as the centrepiece of a truly merciful education.
When Jeannette tells her mother: “I was too ashamed, Mom. I hid.” (page 5) she means this in two different ways. One being because she is ashamed to say her parents are homeless while she is not. Another is because she realizes that she felt this way during her childhood because there was a way they could have prevented it, but they chose not to. Jeannette is ashamed at times throughout The Glass Castle because of her parents lifestyle choice.
When Farah and her mom traveled to Pakistan to get away from the Taliban, they attempted to rent a house, but were rejected. “But at first no one would rent to us. ‘You are two women alone,’ they said. ‘We can’t rent to you unless you have a man with you’” (120). The statement “you have to have a man with you” illustrates that women had no rights of their own.