When Esperanza wanted to get those boys to leave her friend Sally alone, she takes some sticks and goes to confront them. Once she gets there, “Sally said go home. Those boys said leave us alone” (Cisneros 97). Esperanza would have gone and beaten up those boys with the sticks and brick. However, to have Sally, a close friend of Esperanza’s says “go home” hurt Esperanza, and limited her ability to solve her own issues.
While Shelly was describing this to Bo, she said: “Redmond said that after he saw how willing I was to mix it up, he had requested my records and decided he couldn’t afford to have someone poisoning the team’s morale…” (140) This made her have an emotional break down, steal her mother’s car, and drive one hundred miles an hour down the freeway before it flipped over and rolled off the road. Redmond antagonized Bo about his name and because he quit the football team. Redmond put him in anger management which in the end was really a good thing, but Bo didn’t really see this as a good thing in the beginning. This is where he met Shelly. Redmond was even contacting Bo’s father, and they were conspiring together.
In the poem “Fury,” by Lucille Clifton, told a story about Lucille's mother who also wrote poetry even though she was uneducated. Her mother was asked to publish some of her poems in a book, but because of the arrow she live in (men were more dominant in society) Lucille's father would not let her publish her poems. In the poem it state “wife” by being an obedient wife, Lucille’s mother decided to sacrifice and give up the poems that she cherish so much by burning them in the furnace. Her “clutching hands, animal-like eyes, and her crying”, show how against she was to throwing away her work. She cherished them like “jewels”.
Sally’s father physically abuses her. Her father thinks she is “going to run away just like his sisters who made the family ashamed” (92). Sally tried to help herself by staying with Esperanza’s family , however , when her father came to the Cordero’s house with tears in his eyes, sally agreed to come home when he said “this is the last time” (93). Esperanza eventually learns that physical and emotional abuse never truly ends. The
In “Don’t Give Up The Fight” the theme is being different. The theme is being different because in the text it says ”he had asked about the track team and I had commented that the boys seemed to hate me.” This shows the theme being different because she is trying to ask her dad what she should do because she thinks that the boys don’t like her because she is a
With this envy toward the fortunate students, she also builds animosity toward her family because the family continues to deny her importance in the family by leaving her eggless. After suffering through her unrequited love for her family, Adeline’s hope for a united family slowly wears away. While the Yen family dragged down Adeline’s efforts and dreams to create peace within the family, Rex dragged Jeannette’s efforts down. Since Rex was an unstable man who would do anything to gain his children’s respect and support, he tells Jeannette that “I’ll die trying” to quit his drinking problem to
Charlie Ward’s death had an impact on the Ward family, Michael MacKenzie, and Joe Sadowski. Charlie Ward’s death affected Jenna because Jenna is starting to become furious, depressed, and is seeking revenge on her father’s murder. Also, Jenna starts to become anti-social and the only thing that motivates her to become more involved is by her best friend, Andrea convincing her. Due to Charlie’s death, Jenna begins to have panic attacks when she is around her boyfriend, Jason. For example the book states, “She would have expected her heart to pound wildly when he touched her, just as it always did.
Is the fact that she sheltered her kids; to the extent where it had a negative effect. Her devotion and drive to keep her kids from becoming like their father may have been coming from a sincere place; however it only caused harm to their relationship. This can be shown when Jenny Lynn finds one of her offspring reading a book and decides to take matters into her own hands: (Pg.40) " my sisters one by one discovered my father's bedroom...my mother's reaction was always abrupt, bordering on the angry...and once I saw her slap my youngest sister so hard." Despite the fact that she disliked books and sees it as a waste of time. If she were to change her point of view or look at it from another angle, she might have seen books as a door to opportunities and other possibilities.
Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up. The tragic hero fabricates false dangers to compensate her desire to be needed by her sister who has moved on with her life. Nea feels abandoned becausen Sourdi matures while she remains a child. Ma and Sourdi remain connected with traditional customs that Nea simply cannot understand due to her exposure to American culture. Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble.
Connie’s mom always criticizes her for being so egotistical and wants Connie to be more like her sister. Their father is always working and hardly makes any time for them. She likes hanging out with boys, but one night