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
Tension (Noun): Tension is a mental or emotional strain caused by something or someone that typically induces anxiety, stress, or pressure. Oftentimes, throughout one’s life, one finds that when one is in a specific situation, tension occurs internally, and sometimes even externally between two people. Similarly, 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. For example, in Diana Lopez’s Confetti Girl, the narrator does not like English at all, but because her Father does, she finds that at home, her Father is always asking her about her English class and how she is doing in the class; since her Father is so involved in the subject that he seems to disregard the narrator’s view on it, an internal tension forms within the narrator between her and her Father.
To conclude the stories “ Confetti Girl” and “Tortilla Sun” had a lot of tension through the narrators and their parents. The parents in both stories were being strict and had to have the last say. The narrator's were both over reacting in my opinion but to them there feelings were hurt. All in all tension rises through
As M.D. Helen Farrell analyzes, the relationship between Jack and his mother after their escape is a complicated one―: Jack 's belief system and knowledge of the world are turned upside down, while his mother strives to reclaim her own identity. Jack is forced to grapple with the concept of being a separate entity from his mother. Ma 's own conflicts in their new world prohibit her from providing Jack with much needed reassurance. Jack is trying to make sense of this new world and turns to his mother for answers; however, her answers often prove unsatisfactory to the boy.
The child envisions that her dad only cares about books and is leaving her high and dry her due to searching for a book when she narrates the following. “He might say I matter, but when he goes on a scavenger hunt for a book, I realize that I really don’t” (Lopez 26). This citation expresses that the child is feeling left out and not cared for. I can infer that this young girl feels like she is a nobody and that she doesn't even exist around her dad. The father just wants to do what he
This type of injury could be avoided if her mother would have just made her the food or at least supervised. Another instance of parental neglect in the memoir The Glass Castle is when Rose Mary pretended to be sick and it was up to the children to get their siblings ready for school. She blatantly refuses to cater to her own children’s basic needs. Lastly, Rex, the Walls’ father, brings a woman that is not his wife into the room and it is implied that he engages with intercourse with this woman. The issue with this is that his son, Brian, is right outside the room reading comics.
In Diana’s story the tension is created when the girl is not treated the way she was used to, and when her father is not listening to her conversation, in Jennifer’s story tension rises when things don't go the right way, and when bad news is given. For Confetti Girl the little girl's differences with her father create conflict. One example is when
In Alice Munro’s story ̎ Boys and Girls ̎ the relationship between the narrator and her father and mother is not the same. The author describes the communication between the narrator and her mom: ̎ In this he was quite different from my mother, who, if she was feeling cheerful, would tell me all sorts of things […] ̎ (Munro 155). This quote shows a motherly and sweet relationship between the narrator and her mother. On the other hand, the communication with the dad is less friendly: ̎ My father did not talk to me unless it was about the job we were doing ̎ (Munro 155). The narrator experiences the various roles with her parents.
Family Relationships in “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro and “Responsibility” by Russell Smith Families both modern and past share the commonality of complex and complicated relationships between their members. These relationships may be founded on love and support while others may have disappointment and a lack of understanding. While there exist some differences in the parent-child dynamic in “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro and Russell Smith’s “Responsibilities”, they are similar in the child’s wariness of their parent’s choices, their personal struggles to accept their own paths in life, and the adult’s understanding of those choices and their subsequent disappointment in them. Many children find themselves wary of following too closely in their parent’s footsteps, and the children in these short stories are no exception. Although the narrator in Munro’s story originally looks up to her father, after she witnesses the nonchalant and businesslike way that he slaughters a horse, she states that
What was it? Popular Mechanics written by the same author as “The Bath”, Raymond Carver, had the same issue illustrated in the book. The lack of communication is also a theme in Popular Mechanics”, but this time is between the parents who are separating and both fight to have the child. Again the author shows what kind of negative impact the lack of communication can have, in this case particularly with the child, which is caught in the middle of his parents