Like Nathan, many kids had fathers who were absent or fleeting. When these fathers did stick around, they were not always the best influences around their sons because they did not know how to be fathers to kids they could have easily had with another women around. With Gaz and Nathan’s relationships, it is almost like the son becomes the father and the father the son as Nathan keeps reminding his dad that stealing is bad, breaking in and entering is wrong, and that causing Gerald to loose his job was rude. Nathan makes his dad give Gerald back the gnome he smashed just like a father would do if his son had damaged one of his friend’s toys. Even as Gaz is walking up and down the streets, he and Dave rate the women they see on a scale of one to ten, and Nathan explains how that’s perverted and gross to do.
1) In 2-3 sentences, what is Cherlin’s main point in this chapter? Are you convinced by his argument? Why or why not? Cherlin’s in his introduction explores the changing dynamics of working class family in America.
When you are a part of a gang and life is just not going the way you want it to. What if you lived with your two older brothers in a terrible neighborhood while being apart of a gang and still trying to go to school. You smoke, get into fights and have no parents. This is just like the story of a boy named Ponyboy the main character of S.E Hinton 's book The Outsiders. The Socs and the Greasers are very different in many ways.
His brothers didn’t agree with his reluctance to stand up to Yeh-yeh. He grows more and more weary as time passes and his former love and wife both die. Both of these deaths could have possibly been prevented if he had only spoken out against his grandfather’s demands and defied the system. His wife dies during the birth of their second child. There was this superstition that his elders believed in called the “bloodglow”.
“The Way to Rainy Mountain” is organized very well, it includes three narrative voices. Throughout this novel the first narrative voice is about the Kiowa legends. Then Momaday has a paragraph of contexts that relates to the legend. The author gives the reader a bit of his life by relating a family experience he had. Because some of the Kiowa legends and history go with Momadays own family history, then this three voice narration allows the author to have great detail about the Kiowa’s way of life in every way.
Although Zack started the story as an intelligent, popular kid, he does not utilize his skills anywhere and ends up taking from his parents. This is shown by him living at his parents house up until he was given an ultimatum. His irresponsible money grubbing through his parents wallets also shows his inability to grow up and get his own job. His father’s ignorance and lack of discipline was shown by him getting fooled and practically robbed by his son after Winnifred exposes that “Zack lied over trifles, and
In Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn’t Buy Anything, Martín Espada shows how culture shock can affect someone who is a minority. The poem starts off by telling us “Tony’s father left the family” (line 1) and immediately I felt sad for Tony, but then it goes on to say that he was a boy who was “nine years old who had to find work” (lines 4-5). Not only does Tony not have a father figure growing up, but due to his financial situation, he now must find a job despite being so young. This is not uncommon because race and socio-economic status are tied, so many minorities have to find jobs at younger, even illegal ages to support their families.
Steal and run!! That is what Misha’s life depends on every day because he doesn’t have a home or a family. Why would anyone leave their family and become homeless? That is exactly what Maniac Magee did to his aunt and uncle after his parents died in a trolley accident. In these realistic fiction novels, set in Germany and the U.S.A, the main characters Maniac, and Misha must deal with family issues and not being able to fit in.
Even though everyone knows in the household, it is implied that the mother, Mami, does as well, that Papi is a cheating bastard it never is fully addressed or brought out of the shadows. Rather it hangs like a sickness that cannot be healed and infects each family member in a different unique way. We see this especially in the main character Yunior. For some strange reason Yunior is unable to ride in a car without getting car sick and vomiting profusely. It is explained that he never had a problem until the day he took a ride in his father’s new VW to the
An example of this out of his life is he was always alone or the silent kid in the back growing up in poverty with a brother that was a bad example in the court system and a mom that was always busy. Grew out of his childhood and is attending college to go to school for a criminal justice degree, so his lifestyle is different from his brothers and his mother’s. So yes, anyone can obtain success, but most of the time, the ones that are remembered are born from poverty or a shamed moment. And turn it into some form of art to let the world know their feelings.
The Struggle of Debt Debt can give people feelings of despair and helplessness while they struggle to resolve it for the sake of themselves and their loved ones. The issue of debt plays a role in many people’s lives and also influences their choices. It can also be reflected in a form of work they have done, as is the case with Emily Bronte—a writer who lived between the periods of Romanticism and Victorianism—and President Abraham Lincoln, as he writes a letter to his step-brother. Bronte’s style can be characterized as sophisticated formal and flowery, while Lincoln’s style may be described as simple, pithy, and straight-forward. In the novel, Wuthering Heights by Bronte, she targets a literate audience,entertaining them with the
When you think of family what comes to mind? For most people, love,comfort, and caring are words that come to mind. This essay will discuss three family units: Jonas’ family from The Giver, our families in 2015/2016, and a African family. First I will be discussing Jonas’ family from The Giver.
In the chapter Negocios, readers get background on the father’s immigration journey to the United States. We see the father struggle to financially, mentally, and physically. While reading the chapter Aguantando we saw the family struggle as well and assumed that the father was living this fancy life in the states. The family was extremely poor they barley had enough money to buy food for them to eat. In this chapter the father appeared to be the bad guy because he did not send money or come back to bring the rest of the family to the United States.
The other Wes ' father abandoned him and is alive but not around. This is almost a more sad situation because Author Wes ' dad wasn 't there because he died and couldn 't be but the other Wes ' father chose not to be there. Any child needs their father and it effects Wes because now that he doesn 't feel wanted, rebels more, and has an older girlfriend. Author Wes moved to Nee York and is attending a private school but gets caught in the mix between the fancy rich white kids at school and his other friends in his neighborhood. He says, "I was becoming too ‘rich’ for the kids from the neighborhood and too ‘poor’ for the kids at school"(Moore 74).
t: Did the characters in the novel overcome challenging obstacles? Write a five paragraph essay discussing the major conflicts in the novel and whether or not they were overcome. In the book “The Outsiders” the main characters Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally face many obstacles. In the book there are essentially two different classes (gangs), the socs and the greasers.