Mama is always hoping that the plant will pull through and survive. She feels the same way for her family. She hopes that they will be able to move into a new house with a garden and live a better life. “…Big Walter used to say, he’d get right wet in the eyes sometimes, lean his head back with the water standing in his eyes and say, ‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worth while.’”(Act 1, Scene 1; 47). This proves that Mama wanted the best for her family.
Mama uses the plant as her fuel to always put the family first and to remember her dreams, as well as remind her family of theirs (Shmoop Editorial Team). Throughout the play, Mama’s plant symbolizes many things to the Younger family.
Pia Junger Mrs. Fairbrother English 18 January 2016 Praise Song for My Mother Have you ever thanked your Mother for always being there for you, helping you grow up and providing you with love in times when you needed it? In ‘Praise Song for My Mother’ written by Grace Nichols, the Author thanks her mother for caring for her and providing the child with love. With the poem Grace Nicholls wrote, she expresses her love and her gratitude towards her mother. A mother is very important for a child when growing up. The author does this through the use of metaphors and form.
She went on to say, my mom was the most amazing woman ever and the best friend I have ever had and that is what keeps me going everyday. I know that one day eventually she will be found because I will never give up looking for my mother, my best friend. I could tell her everything and she wouldn't judge me- only help me and be understanding." Simmons stated that at any age, it is hard to lose a parent, but is made more difficult in her situation because some people feel the need to gossip about her mother and say hurtful things. She says that she tries to ignore those comments, and focus on the positive people who have done so much to help her.
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
As a child, my mother always worked forty hours making minimum wage while my father had two jobs and worked even more. Although I never spent much time with my father and my mother was always taking care of her children, I knew they loved us very much and wanted the best for us. My mother and father often lectured me to be grateful of my education and to take advantage of that opportunity to excel in my education and become a doctor to help those who are ill. This way I would not have to work myself to death like they did every week and I could support my own family. Every night my mother had us all pray before we went to sleep, thanking God that we at least had a home, food and shelter.
While her children were learning to understand American culture, she was stuck in a small apartment alone, this time she didn 't even have her mother-in-law to keep her mind busy. She didn’t know the area or the language well enough so she couldn’t ask others for direction. She would have to wait until my grandfather was home or when one of her children weren’t too busy to take her
We didn't know anyone there everyone was like a stranger to us but not for long. Weeks went by and we made friends at our new church it was great. It was nice meeting new people and getting to know them. In order to be a member of youth group you must be willing to sacrifice your space and time for the benefits of others whether it is having weekly meetings, giving up weekends for volunteering or keeping track of fundraisers and money. The first way I fit into the church community is by going to the
Constancia is made known to the reader as a socially-caring teenager, arguing over taking her “embarrassing” grandmother to church, “[Her] father [decided] that he should stay home with my mother and that I should escort la abuela to church. He [told] me this on Saturday night as [I was] getting ready to go out to the mall with my friends.’No way,’ I [said].” (Ortiz Cofer 1). Constancia is reluctant to take her grandmother to church, since she believes that it is something that would ruin her social status among her friends. Though, even when Constancia takes her grandmother to church, she still feels to protect her social status than to help her poor grandmother, who is lost. Constancia ends up learning of her grandmother’s hardships, and drops the selfish character, saying, “That’s when I’m sent to my room to consider a number I hadn’t thought much about—until today.
My sister described me as perky, cheerful and happy, my mother says beautiful, gentle, and self-conscious. These adjectives only somewhat describe me, yet they are only abstract versions of me. It is impossible for anyone to understand me completely because nobody has experienced the things I have. My sister has never cherished a raggedy doll named Chloe and my mother never spent hours upon hours earning money to get herself a puppy and taking care of it with her own money. My brother never snuck out of the house in the middle of the night to meet with friends and my sister has never walked hours in a store looking for our mother.