It was a diverse and strict school with many rules I had follow so I knew I had to make a big adjustment. It was challenging for me to come from a school with nothing but freedom and those I’m used to being around on a daily basis to an environment where they teach and students there learn and actually had an interest to want to. I tried to adjust their but I just couldn’t and found myself not attending school once again. I was disappointed in myself that I would easily lack when it comes to getting my education. Just when I thought about really giving up a close friend informed me about Job Corps and exactly what it is they do with young adults who are trying to obtain their diploma or to just advance their education.
The Awakening is really about how people won’t love a person who they never did love and that marriage and kids will not change that. We see this with Edna and her struggles of her marriage and the frustrations with her love life and with the role of a wife during this time
When he misses his final exam, his parents talk the school into letting him pass. This is an example as to how excessive his parents are about Crabbe following their dreams. If he did follow everything his parents wanted him to do, he would become a non-independent thinker. Crabbe was becoming depressed for he was not enjoying life. Crabbe was depressed because when his parents planed out his whole life, he did not want to do those things and wanted to portray that he is independent.
The lack of motivation caused him to drop out of school for a while but then after seeing how things were, he went back to school. Fabian firmly believes educators should support students so they can become successful and also improve their
Malcolm was not close to his family growing up because his father died when he was young, and his mother struggled to support her children and she did not have any assistance. Malcolm’s mother worked day and night to support her children. Seeing his mother work so hard to support her family led Malcolm to decide that he wanted to become a lawyer (23). Malcolm said, “I hate seeing my mother working night and day like she did… I began to hate the system that made her life one of endless drudgery, so what I did was shut the thought of my mother out of my mind, and lock it away” (Carew 23). He was thinking to become a lawyer and support his mother.
Although she had the skills, clients, and motivation, there were still people trying to bring her down, the ones she had least expected. “People who were very close to me told me that I shouldn’t have opened up a shop, that I should have continued to work from home,” she says. “It was comments like those that motivated me the most.” She was told that she wasn’t responsible enough to be on her own by her father and her brother and she knew that even family would doubt her success. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s is something I do once a month to show my clients appreciation for their business, so since you’re apart of my clientele, let 's take a break and grab some breakfast.” Despite the fact that she had a lot of doubters she always had plenty of people in her corner and she made sure they knew they were appreciated. Tiffany has been my nail tech for about since I was about fifteen years old, she has become more just my nail tech, she 's like family, and overtime I have grown to look up
Their lack of a bond could very well be the reason why Virgil doesn’t go to school, as latchkey kids are often psychologically affected in that they are more likely to create their own rules as no one is making them for him (Huff, Ken. "The Lonely Life”). If this is true, then it shows how the destruction of their culture has created a disinterest in one important activity such as school. He also lacks a bond with his mother and the rest of his family as he doesn’t get to spend time with them because they are not placing an importance on unity like most First Nation cultures do. This is further proven when Virgil’s uncle Wayne says, “Maybe it was the son of her’s what’s-his-name… Vinnie… Virgin…Virgil” (Taylor 34.)
An example would be for a month, my mother decided to go to China for her own enjoyment. Since she was the only person who normally cooked and cleaned the house, when she left, her responsibilities all came crashing down onto my brother and I. On school days, I discovered that I could not keep up with balancing homework and cooking every day. Another discovery I made is that my brother was not as helpful as he could have been either. There were times when I felt completely fed up with him; especially when it came to making the lunches because he would always wake up late despite me telling him to wake up earlier to help.
Now, remembering how I acted before I am consumed with guilt. I knew my parents tried their best for me, but I was selfish and complained. I realize their hardships and sacrifices they made to make my life better. By the time I started school, there was a disconnect with my peers. I could understand what was being said to me, but I could not communicate.
As school started, I struggled to find a balance between focusing on school while making enough money to afford rent, food, hydro, etc. I attempted to access a student loan from the government to help pay for school and provide some cost of living. However, because I was under 21 years of age, the loan officer insisted on factoring my mother’s finances into their consideration. It did not matter to them that I would not have her support. My loan application was rejected.