She was also very kind to Meena and tried to be a very good friend to her because of her situation with her family. I was upset when Meena decided to take her own life because I feel someone could have helped her; but at the same time, if I was in her place, I probably would have done the same thing. I very much disliked Sister Paulette because as a Christian women with supposedly good values, she should be doing good things, not
Being a good parent involves having an authoritative yet understanding and pliable view on a child’s wants and needs in life. Setting rules and boundaries with an authoritative attitude in parenting is essential. Letting a child have too much freedom does not end well. Children often get into mischief or serious trouble. The grandmother in HFSW gives the girl too much space and allows disrespect and defiance take place.
After being an orphan, Cosette, was raised by Valjean by the demand of her mother. Valjean both helps and hinders Cosette as she blossoms into an adult. Although Valjean raised Cosette to be a respectful and caring young lady, Valjean does not let Cosette go out and see what the entire world has to offer. By shielding Cosette from society, Valjean equally helps and hinders her in many different ways in her adult life. Valjean does not ever give Cosette any time for herself.
In the essay Mother Tongue by Amy Tan she speaks about how is was when she was growing up. That it was difficult for her to deal with her mother's "fractured English" but, has she grew older she became more proud of her broken way of speaking. She realized that there was nothing wrong with the way her mother spoke and that her mother wasn't different than any other American just because of how she speaks. I think that Tans' main point is very enlightening and should be shared with others. You shouldn't judge a person based on how they sound.
Also, one day Scout, Jem, and Dill travel into town against their father’s commands, and behind Calpurnia’s back, to watch Tom Robinson’s trial. They thought that going to watch the trial would be interesting and fun. Disobeying her father is an act of immaturity. A mature child would have listened to their father because he knows what is best for his children. In addition, Scout thinks it is okay to be mean to others.
Her parents tell her to be kind, but in the end, Constancia is very cruel to Abuela and makes her feel "like a zero, like a nothing"( Ortiz paragraph 15). Constancia's actions throughout the story, reveals that she values her self pride more than her family. To begin, Abuela is Constancia's grandma and strongly values her family, which is shown throughout the story. For instance, Abuela decided to visit Constancia's family, disregarding the fact that it was "her first time in the United States"(Ortiz paragraph 2). This shows how much Abuela cares about her family because she doesn't care that she'll be a foreigner, and how she doesn't know any English.
During her young years her mom wasn’t really attached to her daughter at all. She was more attached to her brother Christian, but Christian died at a young age. After Christian death Catherine’s mom became more attached to her. The only reason Catherine’s mom was attached to her is because she saw it as a means to move up the social ladder and improve her own situation. Catherine was well educated by tutors.
Also melody is one of the smartest characters in the book and because Mrs. Billups chooses not to acknowledge that show she doesn't accept her. Just because the can’t walk, talk, or look different on the outside, doesn’t mean they aren't smart on the inside. Catherine melody’s aid from school realizes she not different and that she is very smart but some kids make fun of her for it. When Catherine says “what your body looks like has nothing to do with how your brain works” (page 152). That people like Catherine learn to accept her for who she is and realizes that she’s not that different after all.
Heritage; is a great value that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is of great value and although it can be worth very little to other people, to your family it is priceless. Alice Walker wrote the story, “Everyday Use”, to show an importance of Mama’s and Maggie’s heritage. There is also Dee who has that heritage too, but she thinks that they of no good use and think they are not important. Also in “Everyday Use “Mama and Maggie have Family Conflicts with Dee.
I can personally say that not all parents are like this. Shelly’s family is one tight-knit group that doesn’t allow lying as an excuse for their wrongdoing. Although this is one of the toughest positions to advocate for, I truly believe that the Novinska’s are all about honesty with one another, and making yourself a better person in the long run. More specifically Shelly talked about that not lying will make them a better person, and it will help the people around you as well. I related this to the concept of Slippery Slope or the Domino Effect.