Through her mother’s criticisms, her lack of confidence, and her desire to fit in with the community, Charlotte is shown to be insecure. Charlotte’s insecurity is a partial result of her mother’s disapproving and unresponsive nature. Unlike Charlotte’s father, who listens attentively and enthusiastically to Charlotte’s day at school, Charlotte’s mother shows no interest. She simply gives a half-hearted comment, “without emphasis of any kind”(71), then changes the subject. Additionally, when Charlotte is distressed over Ms. Hancock's death, her mother gets irritated and blames her for “disturbing the even tenor of [their] home”(80).
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Short Story Analysis: Two Kinds In America, you can be anything you want according to Junes mother Suyuan. The story “Two Kinds” is about a young girl named June whose mother tries just about everything in her power to make her daughter into a child prodigy. The mother Suyuan moved to America from China after losing everything including her twin daughters, and is now pushing her only daughter June almost every day to become big in any field of talent she can. While experimenting these different fields, June finds herself not being able to be the best at them and feels as though her mother does not like her as she is and that she will never be able to make her proud. The author of “Two Kinds”, Amy Tan creates a touching story by making the mother a static protagonist because she tries to make her daughter into someone she’s not, puts pressure and emotional stress on the main character, and doesn’t accept her daughter for who she already is.
Phoebe’s mom leaves and Phoebe goes on a frenzy trying to cope with the loss of her mother in the family. Then when her mom was gone Sal wrote that Phoebe “... wore a fixed expression: a sealed, thin smile. It must have been difficult for her to maintain that smile, because by the time English class came around, her chin was quivering from the strain.” Phoebe tried to ignore the fact her mother left and isn’t really accepting change but she is learning to accept it but not in a healthy way. Phoebe is trying to find why her mother left. Phoebe thinks her mother was kidnapped and is coping her mother’s disappearance by believing in this theory instead of accepting the fact.
But Nancy made a decision to leave the relationship despite her parent’s pressure. Everyone from her parents to her siblings to her uncles and aunty, felt she made the wrong decision. But she never cared about they opinion. Nancy made her decision based on her happiness and been tired of her parents controlling her. Just has the song says “Don't let them control your life, that's just how I feel” (nico and vinz, paragraph 3).
You want me to be something that I am not. I will never be the kind of daughter you want me to be.” The quote means, Amy’s mother forced Amy to go to the piano competition, and Amy is very nervous and she lost this competition, thus when they came back, Amy’s mom still wants Amy to play the piano, and Amy doesn’t want to play it continually. In fact in our families, parents will sit and talk to the problem is, but Amy’s mom chooses the worst way. Similarly, in the story “ Tiger Moms: Is Tough Parenting Really the Answering?” by Annie Murphy Paul. Tiger’s mom uses different ways to solve the relationship of educating between tiger’s mom and her two daughter.
As for Jing-Mei and her mother, their sacrifice came from the cultural clashes in which conflicting beliefs held by the mother and the daughter resulted in a broken family relationship. She wished for her daughter success and fame, and she made every endeavour to realize her prodigy child dream, doing unpaid housekeeping work in order to afford piano lessons for Jing-Mei, not to mention leaving behind everything she had in China: her whole family, including her twin baby daughters when she departed to America. Ironically, the liberal, self-asserting values that America has
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
In I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson readers meet Jude, a girl struggling to cope with her dysfunctional family, for she feels as though they have neglected her. Kathy Griffin is an American actress who has a very strong relationship with her mother. The key to a healthy parent to child relationship as shown by Romeo and Juliet, I’ll Give you the Sun, and the relationship between Kathy and Maggie Griffin is communication. Juliet closed herself off from the Nurse after she gave her advice she did not agree with. If Juliet had stayed open with the Nurse, maybe she could have kept Juliet from taking her life.
In Mother Tongue, Amy Tan shows the discrimination towards her mother’s “broken English” and the impact of the language brought to her. Tan wants to remind us the real function of language is communication by the awkward situation her mother faced but not a sociological tool to evaluate one’s value, which the limitation brought from her mother’s broken English to her revealed. To many people, language was not seen as a form of communication. While people think that language requires every word grammatically correct, Tan shows us that the real function of language is communication which her example of the discrimination her mother faced displayed. For example, she shares about her mother’s “broken English.” When she is saying, “why he don’t send me