Your Silver Spoon Will Be the Death of You Meghan Daum’s Variation of Grief exemplifies how different people take advantage of their different lifestyles. Daum’s view of her friend, Brian Peterson, suggests that his privilege and lack of importance for time hindered him from maturing. His family was not large, according to Daum,”The Peterson family unit was a tiny thing—mom, dad, kid. There were no other siblings, only a handful of relatives.” Brian’s parents gave him everything he wanted. One may believe that he needed attention from his parents other than, going to upscale restaurants and the luxurious cars.
When he wandered the city, he attempted to make “friends” with prostitutes, cab drivers, and random people. He stayed at hotels and never communicated with his parents. When he was missing his sister, he snuck into their house to see her, a thing he wouldn’t have to do if he’d told his family in the first place. Holden didn’t give care much for the future, and this shows in the last chapter when he states he might not want to return to school once he is well. Holden’s only desire or career plan was to be a lowly farmer; not exactly a great career choice when your parents prompt you to attend boarding school after boarding school to ensure you have a good career and future.
In the book Bastard Out of Carolina, Bone survives her stepfather’s, Glen’s, abuse by finding ways to escape from it. For instance, at the beginning of chapter nine, Bone’s mother permits her to work with her in the diner for extra spending money and encourages her to occupy her days in order to avoid Glen when he comes home from work (Allison 119). Although Bone attempts to take her mother’s advice to prevent the abuse by finding ways to circumvent it, the abuse persists because Glen personally seeks out Bone. Yet, Bone discovers a diversion from Glen’s persistent abuse when she finds metal fishing hooks connected to chains at the bottom of the river behind her Aunt Raylene’s house. Bone’s desire to keep these metal hooks and chains for herself is unusual because according to societal standards such items seem to appeal more to males as sharp tools used for sport.
He is not controlling his children’s futures. He makes it so that they can grow up the way they want to. Scout hangs out with Jem and Dill often and she acts like a boy. Most of the women in maycomb does not like it, especially her aunt. So she convinces Atticus to tell Jem and scout to live up to their names of the Finches.
Mr. Van Daan did not care enough to make sure his son Peter was living the best he could. The selfish side of Mr. Van Daan came out in the act where he got caught in the middle of the night stealing the already minimal food that they had in the kitchen. “Mrs. Frank: Your own son Peter… I’ve heard him moan in his sleep he’s so hungry… you steal food that should go to them.” (383) Mrs. Frank wanted him to feel bad for taking the food that could have gone to the starving children. Mr. Van Daan thought of his own needs before anyone else’s, including his only
The biggest thing they will say is that no one really saw Father Flynn with Donald thus concluding they were along together. Sister Aloysius: “You help a private meeting with him at the rectory.” (Shanley 31) Since no one else saw them, there is no other witness to say what happened between the two of them. Though it can also be argued that since no one saw them, there is nothing to say that Father Flynn committed such an act with a child. The other big claim that could be made towards his guilt is that he left the school when Sister Aloysius stated that she called his old place of work. This could be stating that he ran because he was guilty, but if he was then chances are the bishop would have believed her and he wouldn’t have gotten a promotion.
The writer’s thesis is effective because parents should decide the decisions for their children when they are young for one reason; so that they don’t look back at their past and regret not doing something they think they should have done. When you are young, you have trouble making the right decisions that will possibly benefit you in the future. The author has used experience to support her thesis (balance) considering that she is a parent of 2 sons, that is making decisions for them as she states in the essay that “Opinions in the long run, are what lessons are for” interpreting that lessons make you learn from your mistakes resulting in making better choices in the future. The author has the credentials and background that enables her to discuss the thesis with some authority for the reason that she is an essayist, columnist, author, and teacher. A few reviews and feature stories she has written have appeared in numerous newspaper such as the very famous ones; The New York Times, and Washington Post.
One such example is a common stereotypical female role, the cook. Some instances of this included when Francis, Scout and Jem’s cousin, repeats what his grandma says, “...That all men should learn to cook...be careful with their wifes and wait on ‘em when they don’t feel good”(68). This implies two things, that men should learn to cook along with the women, but that they should only cook when the women is not able too. Thus, the women has to cook every time unless she is sick. Another smaller example of this is when Scout is talking with Francis about his grandma teaching him how to cook ,Scout responds with, “‘Boys don’t cook.’ I giggled at the thought of Jem in an apron.”(68).
“But the boy to care to sit on the far side of the room where he thought she could easily see him out of the corner of her eye, if she wanted to. He did not trust the woman not to trust him. And he did not want to be mistrusted now.” This long quote is essentially saying that the boy wants to run but decided to to because this lady is going to give food to him for free and he does not want her to be suspicious of him so he is acting on his best behavior. This is yet one more occasion where the theme is popping up. Roger is realizing that Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones is going to help him reach higher where is family has not.
Indeed, while Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes. Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he protects them. Regardless of skin color Atticus makes sure Jem and Scout treat people with