Many members of the family either die or leave the journey to California, which is also why Ma Joad had to change her role a little to take control and try to get everyone back together.Even though Pa Joad is still there, he is not much of a provider for them, which is why Ma Joad stepped up and tried her hardest to be a good leader for the family and keep them together. For example, instead of having people get off the truck when it got too heavy, Ma burned some of her own possessions, as a sacrifice she made to keep her family together. In the beginning of the novel, she would not have done this. She would have most likely thought it was Pa Joad’s responsibility to make sacrifices for his family. However, her role changed, and so did her personality.
Katherine Porter discusses, “So, my dear Lord, this is my death and I wasn’t even thinking about it. My children have come to see me die. But I can’t it’s not time” (Porter 71). Granny is not ready to be taken she does not want to leave her children behind. When it comes to death, no one will ever be ready because it is an awful feeling to know one will no longer be with loved ones.
Since she is ill and the family think that she is not any help to them , she says : "It was decided that I should die" (Atwood 226). She feels that she is in the way and that she should die so her sister could have her way. When she is diagnosed with her disease, her sister feels that she would never get married because of it. The narrator never asks for anything but to be by herself ,so she lets her sister get the attention that she needs, because she is getting married. "That way I would stand in the way of my sister, I would not room over her like a fate" (Atwood 226).
Immigration involves moving from your home country to another in order to start over and make a better life. In Esperanza Rising Esperanza faces losing everything when her Papa dies and has to immigrate to California for a job, work, and money. Esperanza has her house burnt and Mama and Esperanza is in a bad time and moved to California. After Esperanza faced many challenges as an immigrant, her hardest ones were Not knowing how to do chores and Marta and her friends starting a strike. The first challenge that Esperanza faced was not knowing how to do daily chores.
(AGG) Losing a family member is a very tragic experience that will happen to everyone at some point, but what if you lost them all at one time? (BS-1) Najmah’s loss has lead her to go through many changes. (BS-2) Najmah has to flee to a refugee camp because it is not safe to stay in Kunduz alone, and that affects her in a variety of ways. (BS-3) At the end of the book, Najmah makes a very big decision to go home, which is influenced by the loss of her family. (TS) In Under the Persimmon Tree, one major message is that people are shaped by those who they lose in their lives.
Janet got so attached to her son during the gloaming, that it never occurred to her how soon Laird would pass away. She wasn't ready to accept his death, and even after he died, she still wouldn’t accept it. “‘A child shouldn’t die before his parents.’” Janet says to Martin because she isn’t ready to lose him so soon. Accepting death is hard on everyone, but I understand how hard it must be for Janet because she never spent any time with her son until now, and she barely got to know him before he died. For all of these reasons, this is why I think it’s very important to spend time with loved ones, never lose memories, and learn how to accept death the way it is.
“It had been months since I laid eyes on Mom, and when she looked up, I was overcome with panic that she'd see me and call out my name, and that someone on the way to the part would spot us together and Mom would introduce herself and my secret would be out” (The Glass Castle 3). Even though she feels shame because of her parents, she also feels guilty because how ashamed she is of her parents. She felt guilt for hiding her parents from the people in her life, and she felt like she was living a lie. Also, she feels guilty because her parents are homeless and living on
That lady never imagine that lie would have ever come out. She will always regret that for the rest of her life. Like in Ericsson article when the Vietnam told one of his men’s family that he was missing knowing he was died but thought they would be better off financially that way but instead it brought the family more grief. “Yet for twenty years this family kept theirs hopes alive, unable to move on to a new life.”(Ericsson Pg.316) See that a white lie most of the time destroys people. Evidently the white lie is the most dangerous one.
When she was 20, she decided to leave the house and run away from home to live with someone else. I felt a massive amount of cognitive dissonance because her behaviors were not associated with the Stephanie I grew up with in my childhood. I felt uncomfortable with the fact that she left the house for no apparent reason, and it felt unusual to me that she would go and do this. She never seemed like she was going to leave the house and disappear from my life for a month. She also never wanted to be away from my younger sister and me.
So when it came to the time they had to tell the kids about their mother, they decided to lie about it instead of telling them their mother was murdered. They told them that their mother was going to be one vacation for a very very very long time and had know idea when she would return. Because they didn 't know how to explain to her 5 and 7 year old sons