Early in the story when the daughter explains her dad’s cooking abilities, she complains,”Like today. He got flour, potato skins, and crumpled napkins on the counter. The pot boils over with brown scum” (Lopez paragraph 3). This shows the action over creating a huge mess in store for the daughter to clean up. The girl seems pretty upset about this, because Dad “tries” to clean up. In addition, the daughter finds a fork in the road that she finds questioning. Towards the end of the passage, when Dad went to find the vocabulary book, the daughter thought, “Why should I eat when my own father has abandoned his own food? 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 I don’t matter” (Lopez paragraph 26). This shows that the daughter feels that her father does not care as much about her. She feels unloved and alone because her own father just blatantly left the table trying to find a book and did not stir up a conversation with her daughter. Finally, at the end of the passage, when the father greets the daughter with the book in her room, as soon as he left, she expressed, “I put the book on the nightstand and use it as a coaster. The condensation from my soda leaves a big, wet circle on the cover” (Lopez paragraph 34). This shows that the daughter is very upset that the father cared more about finding the book than her. She made a move of disrespect; however, she wanted to show her father that she deserves
First, both are the parents are single. Something must have happened to them because they are not present in the passages as there in the present, but rather as memories. Also, with this, the narrators would reminisce about all of the enjoyable experiences with their lost parent. The existing parents seem to care more about education rather than their own child. In Confetti Girl, the dad is oblivious to the fact that there his daughter does not want to talk about her English class. The daughter is not happy with her dad being so oblivious to the fact that she did not want to talk about her English class, and would rather talk about her social life. In Tortilla Sun, the mom is just being selfish, and really not taking her own daughter’s feelings into consideration. “ ‘Opportunity? For me? Or for you?’ ”(Cervantes 11). She kept preaching about the new opportunities for Izzy, but Izzy knew it was just to convince her to travel to New Mexico.
Although it is not stated clearly, the texts have many evidences that point towards their fate. Moreover, with the change from a third-person narration to a bystander-style narration, it further highlights the inescapability of their situation and hence, amplifies the tragedy and arouses the reader’s pity for the characters. In short, the texts illuminate the lack of social movement, where children are doomed to follow the footsteps of their family, a tragic but unavoidable
Lastly, in both texts, the narrators have completely different views than their parents, and because of these disagreements, the narrator feels completely neglected by their parents, further fortifying any tension that had been there initially. Therefore, in Diana Lopez’s novel, Confetti Girl and Jennifer Cervantes’ novel, Tortilla Sun, the narrators have different points of view than that of their parents, causing tension when the narrator disagrees with her Father in not liking English, when Izzy claims that going to New Mexico is more of an opportunity for her Mother than for her, while her mother believes different, and when the two narrators both feel neglected by their parents because they have such different views than
It is extremely normal for teens to fight and argue with their parents. In the passages Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, the narrator has a feeling of negligence from their parent. Both kids have only one parent and tension begins to build because both have different points of views. In both of the stories, the parent and child don't see to face which creates tension because the parent disregards their child’s interests, and they both have trouble connecting with their parent.
First, In the story the mother and daughter in the story conflicting views adds tension to the story. According to the text, “New Mexico is worlds away from California . . . That was half my life ago. She’s a stranger! . . . .Oh Izzy she's hardly a stranger. She’s family. I already have your ticket. You leave Monday” (parargraphs 24 and 25). Izzy’s mother is focused on getting her degree and this requires sending her daughter to New Mexico which causes family disrupt. Though her mother may think that she is doing what is best for daughter she is actually hurting her. Her daughter, Izzy, on the other hand believes that her mother is selfish and is only thinking of herself. It bother her because her mother is so nonchalant and acts like her daughter doesn’t matter, but in reality he mother is probably doing this for her daughter. Second, the clashing of views of the mother and daughter cause tension because they misinterpreted each other. According to the text, “Opportunity? For me? Or for you? . . . I burrowed my head under the pillow with the baseball. A tiny part of me felt guilty for stealing it, but it belonged to my dad and that made it special to me. “ (Paragraphs 34 and 46). The tension is the story is caused by the mother in the story doing something that displeases the narrator, which is her mother getting her
As kids grow older, they tend to have different views about things than their parents do. And they become more rebellious. In the stories Confetti Girl Diana Lopez and Tortilla Sun by Jennifer cervantes, the daughters don't see eye to eye with their parent. Izzy, the girl in Tortilla Sun doesn't want her mother to leave for Costa Rica and her to be alone with her Nana. And the girl in Confetti Girl doesn't enjoy literature as much as her father does and feels like her father cares about books more than her. In the realistic fiction stories Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez and Tortilla Sun by Jennifer cervantes, “Confetti girl” thinks her father cares more for books than her as they don't share the same love for books and Izzy is mad at her mom
The father in Confetti Girl believes that her daughter cares about novels like him when she actually does not. “‘But I left it in my locker. I guess I can’t do my homework.’ ‘Nonsense I’ve got a copy somewhere. Let me look’”(López 5). The father goes out of his way to help her daughter do her homework. “‘Sure, Dad. I’ll start reading right away.’ But I don’t. As soon as he leaves, I put the book on my nightstand and use it as a coaster”(López 5). Even though her father lends
A 10-year-old girl, Lila, narrates this story. But narration through the perspective of a 10-year-old child slightly lowlights the heaviness of the topic and its effects. The characters are witnessing the Indo-Pak war from a distance both geographically and emotionally. Lilia’s parents were worried about the conflict and War but this conflict left Lila struggling with her own life. Mr. Pirzada gave a candy to Lila as a sign of affection. But this candy becomes a prayer for the safety of Mr. Pirzada’s daughters. Lilia’s awareness of the contrast between her situation and daughters of Mr. Pirzada is an eye opener for her to the complicated political struggle on an individual level.
Disagreements brought among two can greatly cause an uncertain effect on those surrounded by them, as well as each other. Innocent minded children are targeted to be easily influenced. That is until that child starts becoming experienced and learns to lead his own path perpetually discovering his autonomy. Gabriel and Maria, a dissimilar couple introduced from Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima”, presents a conflicting environment on those having to deal with their differing ideal beliefs. Maria, a Luna, daughter of a farmer, peaceful and quiet like the moon. Gabriel, a vaquero, who exposes the love of the llano, expresses his way of life and freedom. Their kids, three eldest sons, two daughters, and youngest son Antonio, the protagonist, become
Carmen starts the narration by describing the blue jeans which she bought from the thrift shop, just the right color and stiffness. She didn’t even tried them on before buying. Then she describes where she and her three best friends are spending the summer. Carmen will be in South. Carmen says she will be at her father’s place in Carolina. Lena will be at her grandparent’s place in Greece. Tibby will stay home in Bethesda, Maryland .And Bridget will be at soccer camp in Baja California, Mexico. This was the first time the girls were spending their summer apart. Then its described that they were friends before they were born as their mother’s met in the
"I'm always looking forward and not looking back." Do you think you could have a rough life and keep going forward and not quitting? Bobby and Nia are sixteen years old and are pregnant. The way Bobby finds out about the baby is Nia is sitting on his front porch with a red balloon. we eventually find out that after the birth, Nia goes in to a coma. Nia experience eclampsia, which is a seizure during a woman's pregnancy. while Nia is in the coma, Bobby has to take care of Feather. Adding on to the stress, he has to wake up every night to take care of Feather, then he has to take her to the babysitter and head to school, and then finally work. through the book Bobby is going to experience some changes that will change his world.
In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents. In both, the narrators oppose their parents for being selfish, choosing their professional careers over their children. They put work above family, neglecting the desires and needs of their daughters, Both daughters are desperately yearning to be close to their parents. In Confetti Girl, the narrator wants her dad to listen to her, while he would rather focus on his teaching profession, In Tortilla Sun, the narrator wants her mom to consider her feelings about a sudden move, while her mom ignores her desires and decides to pursue her own research
Her mom is in school and has the opportunity to go to Costa Rica and to finish up the study to graduate. Her mom is doing this to change their lives "for the better." The daughter asks “Why do you always get to decide everything? We just unpacked and I—I had plans.” In this case the mother is the on going to the blame fire. She later asks if it's an opportunity for her mom only. She does not see any benefits for her and concludes that the choice of change is due to selfishness not bettering of both parties. She thinks that it is unfair that he mom makes all the decisions because she disagrees with them. Her mom is deciding to do this "finally graduate" and change their lives for the better. While away the daughter will have to stay with her Grandma who she doesn’t know well. Not only is her Mom leaving but also her having to leave their new town to stay with Grandma being misinterpreted. The decision making mother make the choice to better the family’s live not to selfishly leave for Costa Rica. However, the daughter misunderstands her intentions causing the
In the first act of my story, the main character Libby is introduced to the audience. The focus of the first act in the story discusses the relationship between Libby and her parents. The whole family is presented along with Libby’s beloved horse Runner. Libby’s parents (Mr. and Mrs. Peppers) are very strict and have sheltered the entire family from outside influence. The children can only attend homeschool and church and everything else is forbidden. Luckily, there was two outlets for the family music and horseback riding. As the first act continues, it is discovered that Libby is not social equipped and has a difficult time developing interpersonal relationships and friendships. Libby recognizes that a change must be made so that she can