Analyzing Parental Relationships Have you ever watched the show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” In modern education, younger generations seem to be surpassing their parents very quickly. In the poem “My Son Swears he has 102 Gallons of Water in His Body” by Naomi Shihab Nye, a son argues with his parents about what the reader can only assume to be homework in the form of a mathematical problem yet still deals with them despite the knowledge gap. In this poem, the conflict first appears whenever the child and his parents start arguing over a school problem in which he “did the problem [in school] and [his] teacher said [he] was right” (Nye 3-4). Although he insists he is correct, his parents continue to argue over questions, even though they are far away from fully understanding what the answers truly are. The parents state that “[light] strokes the dashboard.
“Through the Tunnel” illustrates the importance of having control in life but still utilizing a “backup” plan in times of need. Jerry began as a child that was dependent on his mother but, as the story built itself, forced his mother to give him a leash. Letting him go to the bay alone was an idea that the mother resented, but saw it as necessary for him in this time of shift from dependence to independence. These thoughts appear the most evident after the mother thinks, “...he’s old enough to be safe without me. Have I been keeping him too close?...I must be careful.” (page 243).
He’s ashamed because his brother wasn’t born like everyone else. His brother was born different and he was embarrassed because of him. He decided to help him out with simple things he couldn’t do by himself. At the end of the story the narrator goes outside with Doodle to go to swimming lessons. After Doodle’s lesson, there was lightning outside so they tried to hurry home.
Skyla forces Naomi to babysit her boyfriend’s daughter in Las Vegas which separates her from her family. Naomi has to figure who to live with either her grandma or Skyla. Naomi has to go through an adventure to make her decision. Naomi is a compassionate person, she looks after her brother and benefits her grandma. “I imagine what’s inside and take away what I didn’t need” (Ryan, Pg.14).
One objective of a parent is to give their children opportunities to progress and develop. In “The Lie,” Sylvia and Dr. Remenzel put pressure on Eli to excel at Whitehill School for Boys because he will be the 31st to attend in his family, telling him, “I’d be so excited I could hardly stand it. The best four years of your whole life are just about to begin.” (Page 1) Going to Whitehill for Eli isn’t a choice, his family considers his education there as destiny, this doesn’t let him grow due to not having an opportunity to make a verdict. But little do Eli’s parents fathom, Eli didn’t get accepted to Whitehill. Eli just sits inaudibly in the back of the car replete with remorse, probably pondering about telling his parents, trapped in a deep internal war.
The whole book is surrounded by the idea that Edna just wants to be free and be her own person so she didn’t have to be dependent on her husband. Edna wants to break free from the constraints society has put on her and finally is free when she takes that last swim out into Grand
Roy wanted to be with Memo, but her luring him in was all a part of a plan to get him to throw the pennant game. Iris loves Roy in the novel go to the beach and going swimming and have a very intimate moment together. Whereas in the movie this scene is not included. Iris does tell Roy in the novel about how she is a grandmother, although in the movie she has a teenage son who doesn’t have any children. The scenes and where they took place in both pieces where different as well.
Boyhood is a coming of age movie that follows the life of Mason Jr. as he grows up over a period of 12 years. It starts in 2002 where Mason Jr. is six years old seems like a curious kid spraying graffiti under a bridge with his friends. An iconic scene during this period of the movie is when Mason Jr. overhears his mother and her boyfriend arguing about her kids, Mason Jr. realizes how much responsibility he is putting on his mother’s social life. After a while his mother comes home with the news that they are moving to Huston, Mason Jr. doesn’t like the idea and refuses it but the fact that he is going to see his father changes a bit in his mind. The dad takes him and his sister bowling where they discuss politics about Iraq and he learns
To begin with, Jerry’s first breakthrough was his physical limitations. After training and trying to make it through the tunnel, inside of a rock, for nine days, Jerry finally swims past his comfort zone and makes it through. “Again and again he groped over the surface of the rock, feeling it, almost hugging it in desparate need to hug the rock.” (280) This quote demonstrates how Jerry struggled to make it through the tunnel and how he pushed his physical limitations before he finally made it. Furthermore Jerry received a bloody nose from the water pressure as he is trying to achieve his goal of swimming through the tunnel. Because he did not give up on this obstacle, Jerry overcame his physical limitation along with pain.
He could not walk at all because of his birth defects, but his brother slowly but surely taught him how to first stand up, and then walk. Doodle accomplished an impossible feat. Even then he did not bask in the glory but “told [his family] that it was[ the narrator] who had taught him how to walk,”(206). Another instance of Doodle being selfless is when he is being trained by his brother. If someone made a person” swim until [he or she] turned blue and rowed until [he or she] couldn’t lift an oar”(209) the person would naturally complain about it.
When my alarm clock sounded at five o 'clock in the morning on the first day of summer, I groaned as my fingertips searched for the snooze button and pulled the covers over my head. I dreaded this moment for weeks, not only because it meant waking up before the sun but also because it meant I would be taking care of seventy-plus exuberant kids for the rest of summer. Working with kids didn’t intimidate me, I adored kids and I had been a caretaker for kids since the young age of three when my twin brothers were born. However, I was fazed by the thought of my entire summer being chaos and mayhem. I could already feel the headaches, the stress and the 'why did I get myself into this ' feelings.
Blue Skin of the Sea takes place on The Big Island of Hawaii during 1953-1966. The story focuses on a boy named Sonny Mendoza who lost his mother when he was born. His father is always gone because of his job being a fisherman. Sonny stays with his Aunty Pearl and his cousin Keo which he is somewhat of a bully. The stories in this book show Sonny grow up as he has to face several different challenges.