When the author was younger, he would get up and see his father get up early on a Sunday morning, warm the house, and shine the son’s shoes, but he didn’t quite realize that his father is doing this out of love until he got older. In Sharon Old’s poem, the mother had trouble letting go of her daughter and seeing her grow up so fast, because to her, the daughter was still like a baby to her and she was not ready to let her go to become independent and maturing to be a older and responsible woman. She was also afraid of losing her responsibilities as a mother and a parent.
Ha also has to learn a new language because she had to move to a new home in a new country with a new language. Ha states, “MiSSS SScott points to me, then to the letters of the English alphabet. I say A B C and so on.” This quote shows that even though Ha found a safe home with no potential threat of war, she faces challenges such as learning one of the most difficult languages in the world. Ha found a home in Alabama that is safe with no threat of war as there is in Saigon, but she faces several challenges a day and one of them is missing her father and wishing he will soon appear in her classroom one day.
She started helping around the house, but when she figured out that it wasn’t much, she got a job at the fields and even though she had no experience in it she still went ahead and did it. “Mama had been strong for her. Now it was her turn to be strong for Mama. She must show her that she didn’t need to worry anymore.”(p163) Based on this quote, I can tell that she knew she had to be strong and her Mom’s sickness didn’t make her more sad than she already was, it motivated her to be strong for her mom and whatever was coming up.
At first Sal thought she couldn’t feel emotion without her mother because when Sal 's mother was there Sal would be like a mirror of her mother. But she decides she could feel emotion by herself, when a calf walked and stumbled in front
Her spirit was high, though not rough, and qualified by a heart sensitive and lively to excess in its affections. That capacity for intense attachments reminded me of her mother: still she did not resemble her: for she could be soft and mild as a dove, and she had a gentle voice and pensive expression: her anger was never furious; her love never fierce: it was deep and
She watched her mother die slowly and she watched her dad struggle to take care of her. As a young kid or even as an adult watching the person who is supposed to raise you and teach about love, and everything you need to know in life will greatly affect what type of person you turn into. One of the most heartbreaking things you can go through as a child is watching your mother slowly die and then watching your father struggle to take care of her and provide for the family. Ida went through a lot, her mom was sick and then her mom’s sister Clara came to help out and caused a lot of drama in the family. All the fighting put a lot of stress on young Ida, “Mama charged Clara with sneaking into the house like an enemy, charger that she had always covered papa, berated her for taking advantage of illness to have her way” (283).
The speaker 's relationship with her father contradicts the close father-daughter bond common in most family settings. She regards him with hatred and fear as one would a totalitarian dictator, not a loving father whom she adores. There exists, for lack of a better term, immense conflict between this childish, puerile speaker and the father whom governs her every thought. She emphasizes this conflict through the use of numerous allusions, intended to bring about a clear notion of exactly how poorly she was treated by her father. Although there exists varying interpretations of the poems metaphors, the allusions to war torn Germany, vampirism, popular nursery rhymes, as well as Greek architecture are unmistakable and are included by the speaker to parallel her own experiences and conflicts with her father.
However, we slowly learn that Beloved is progressively manifesting as the ghost of Sethe herself, a physical manifestation of both her repressed identity and her all-consuming guilt. This representation of her internal state forces Sethe to “confront the gap between her motherlove and the realities of motherhood in slavery” (Krumholz, 1992: 400), thus facing both the violence at her own hands as well as the violence the universe had committed against her. Beloved steadfast refusal to forgive Sethe for her brutal act is a mere reflection of her internal ability to reconcile the atrocity committed at her own
That moment you think that everything is going bad and you read this it suddenly gives you joy and gets you in your feelings and very emotional. It grabs the reader's attention especially when he mentions in the poem, “i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you”. This part is the most emotional because he is telling his loved one he isn’t afraid of fate for fate is being with her. And that he wants no world if it has nothing to do with her, for his world is her. Also, whatever a moon means is the meaning of her and whenever the sun blooms it sings to
Out of the three sons, Hakeem Lyon represents the underdeveloped son who was favorited by his father for being the youngest, but missed the guidance, and love from Cookie. Hakeem fights against his three brothers for his father’s affection but due to his young age and lack of experience, he struggles to receive it. Now that his mother is back in the picture, he relies heavily on her for support, and for encouragement he didn’t receive as a child from his father or mother. His character identifies with young men who are attempting to find their permanent place in the world but base their decision based on other’s opinions. Before Cookie came into Hakeem’s life, he found a maternal figure by having relationships with older women, and that is
In "To my dear and loving husband" she talks about her husband rather than the other she talks about her house burning down and loosing all her materialiostic objects. In "Upon the burning of our house" she talks about feeling cheated by fate and feeling worthless now that all their posessions were turned to ashes. When she talks about her husband she mentions hoe irriplacible he is to her. Yet when she talks about her now burnt house she is sad yes, But she will eventully get over it and move on get new things and make new memories.
Throughout the poem, Achebe uses free verse to represent the continuous flow of the crestfallen emotions and thoughts of the mother, due to the poverty she and her son have to suffer. The suffering of the single-parent family is explicitly highlighted when Achebe describes the mother’s, “ghost-smile between her teeth.” The juxtaposition “ghost-smile”, suggests that the mother’s smile is forced, she purposely held the smile up in order to cover up her depressed and hopeless emotions. This amplifies the unconditional love a mother has for her child as she only wants to show the best side of her in front of her son. Love can also be portrayed in a depressed light when the mother used, “A broken comb and combed” her son.