Constance Cortez’s book Carmen Lomas Garza examines the life and the artworks of Carmen Lomas Garza. Garza was raised in South Texas and was the child of five. Her parents were involved with the community especially with the Latino veterans. Garza’s mother inspired her to become an artist because her mother also painted. The inspirations of Garza’s works are of her everyday life and of her community. Within her painting, the audience gets a feel of what it was like to grow-up or be a part of the artist’s life. The artist’s images speak of memory and of hope. She is considered a folk Chicana artist and is widely celebrated as one of the best known Chicana artists. Garza’s images incorporate religion, tradition, and political struggle in the
By saying that, “Sometimes when you fall off your horse, you just don’t want to get right back on.” (Smiley 1), the author sets up a scenario where because the girl is scared of getting hurled off of her horse again, she finds comfort in a special horse that she holds near to her heart. Smiley uses the relationship between the girl and her horse to give a reason for why the girl has hope. In present day, the horse had been sold in exchange for money (Smiley 2). The second part of the sentence refers back to her love of the horse which, ultimately, explains her mentality of wanting to try again.
In her early life, she was influenced by her father when it came to learning. As a young girl, she had many childhood events and a great education that impacted her life. Born in White Sulphur, WV, she was like a walking and talking robot. Her parents were a huge contribution to her success. Her father wanted her to have such a good education that he moved to a different school.
Considering this, she doesn't have a strong foundation based on her future and dreams she would like to achieve. While in the other hand, for Victor and his family their migration journeys being in Quincy, Florida there where they are picking tomatoes. For Victor his family is the inspiration and they will always be his inspiration because he does not want to see them suffer. He knows what they have been through and is ready to change not just his life, but theirs as well. Victor is his little sisters’ role model and the one held responsible since his other sisters are still back in Mexico.
“The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will” Selena Quintanilla started her singing career at about the age 8 to help support her family. Selena’s family didn’t have much money to begin with but her father saw her potential. The family business had failed and caused them to go bankrupt. They lost their home and moved in with relatives in Corpus Christi. Since losing the family business there was no income and Selena and her siblings singing was their only income, Selena lost many days of school because of the band and she dropped out after finishing 8th grade.
By doing so she is coming across as an affectionate and understanding parent, who wants their child to recognize their full potential. In another example she states, “It will be expected of you my son, that, as you are favored with superior advantages under the instructive eye of a tender parent, you improvement should bear some proportion to your advantages” (21-24). She is reminding
Clearly, Jeannette’s mother neglects her daughter by not providing any food for her. Instead, Jeannette’s mother should be making meals for her daughter and watching her. Having to cook for herself helps Jeannette develop independence for the ability to cook among other skills. At only three years old, Jeannette has a skill most children do not learn until they are ten years old, putting her ahead
LaRosa did was to build a trusting rapport with Almeada, taking time to learn about her culture and environment making her feel like her life mattered. Almeada moved to a new neighborhood after baby Anne was born, started working long hours to support her and baby Anne but struggled with no social or human services support and is depressed and feels hopeless about her current situation, having to leave baby Anne with a 10-year-old 6 day a week, she knows this is not acceptable. She reaches out to Ms. LaRosa, Ms. LaRosa knows social care, social control and rehabilitative services are needed, since Almeada is only 17, and has no family support, she needs help with child care, parenting skills, along with being able to work on her vocational skills. Using her networking and teaming skills she finds Almeada and baby Anne a case manager in her new neighborhood, she found Hernando Alvarez, a case manager in the child services division of the state department of human service, Almeada would now have the support team she need to help her, and baby
As time goes on, a person over time starts to understand the reality known as life, she should mature and leave behind a time that once used to be known as childhood. In this essay the author and her family will be traveling to different places which will show how her mom’s foolishness had an affect on the lives of her and her siblings. First, they go to the desert where things get out of control and Jeannette gets injured, then they go to Welch where Rose Mary tells her kids to do something that is not matured and adult like and at last they go to New York, where Rose Mary was still homeless by making decisions that had a bad impact on her and the others around her. The first place that they go to is The Desert.
Since Jeanette was young and naive, she always dwelled about becoming a successful News Reporter. She always anticipated when will she leave her house in search, for a brighter and more rewarding future. When she was in her final year of High School she decided that she will leave her house after she graduates and will move to New York in search for a better and more rewarding career. This decision of her will ultimately change the standard of life for her and her family.
She was influenced as early as 7 years old where she served as her parents translator assisting them in Dr. appointments, parent conferences, job disputes, and even writing letters for them in English learning her true calling. Sometimes she’d witness professionals or ordinary people discriminate her parents due to their limited English. Determined she told herself, “As I grow up I’ll become a professional to help others with any living issue”. Now she lives in Sinking Spring impacting the lives of those from the city of Reading and areas of the
In her essays, Elena Passarello explores how the voice can be able to define human beings, refine them, as well as its ability to connect people to each other. Also, it is a masterpiece that easily explains and breaks down the relationship between a song and a birdsong. Elena is inspired by her acting background to writing the book and collection of essays which result in a nice blend of personal narration and reportage.