Fiesta 1980 Analysis

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Function Guarantee Not Included Producing respect and admiration from children towards their parent’s demands, lectures, beliefs and traditions, would have more efficient impact in the child for a lifetime than implanting fear to oppose their parent’s expectations, negative consequences for disappointment from a parent directed to their child’s actions results in rancorous and strained relationships between children and parents. Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”, Junot Diaz’s “Fiesta 1980”, and Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, are literary pieces that remark the use of fear instead of adequate education as young characters in them develop views in life during their young stages.
Parents deeply inculcate their personal goals and expectations in their children
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Junot Diaz’s “Fiesta 1980” contains examples of occurrences in a child’s home environment linking to fear a father’s method to discipline disobedience, Diaz refers to his family experience in a rather nostalgic way as he says, “Maybe I was tired, or just sad, thinking about the way my family was”. The author reflects awareness of the way he lived his childhood at home to be inadequate, yet he maintained the goal to obey his father in order to keep himself out of…show more content…
Family heritage of calamities was passed to Ethan. There is no evident aggression from his parents, yet there is no sign of respect family values, he was deprived from developing effective life expectations.
Although Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”, Junot Diaz’s “Fiesta 1980”, and Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome contain different experiences from childhood to adulthood, the texts from these authors relate to dismissive relationships between parents who intent to teach discipline, respect for their traditions and demands, as well as adequate moral compromises due to failure on the methods parents use with their children. Human relationships do not guarantee ideal function, even if it is between a parent and their child. The presence of fear when opposition is presented, turns any situation relating respect
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