In “Two Ways to Belong in America” Mira sticks to the “pure culture marriage in the Mukherjee family” and marries an Indian student. She also does not want to become an American citizen. She “passionately clings to her Indian citizenship hoping to go home to India when she retires”, but when she finds out she has to become an American citizen to stay in America she becomes angered. Mira had already lived in America for 30 years, contributed to the field of pre-school education, and earned a degree. Even though she was not an American citizen she had still been invited to stay there because of her talent.
Quintana had been unconscious for days and was suffering from pneumonia and septic shock. Didion recalls that she was mixing the salad for dinner when she noticed her husband stop mid-sentence and slump over. Within an hour of calling the paramedics, John was pronounced dead (p. 22). Within an hour, her husband had gone from living and breathing in his living room recliner, to a death certificate marked 10:18 p.m. Immediately, Didion begins her quest for answers, explanations, and solutions; solutions that, in her mind, might bring John
Jing-Mei, in the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, is indistinguishable to anyone because every individual has a sort of relationship with their mother, but in this case, she is predominately similar to those with parents who are immigrants. In this short story, there is tension between a mother and daughter interconnection due to the fact that an immigrant wants her daughter to live the “American dream.” Her characteristics allow the reader to comprehend and connect to the way she is growing up in her home because every individual has a particular connection with their parents. In her case, she is an American, but her parents are Chinese immigrants. Due to Jing-Mei’s mother having an immensely painful past, she decided to relocate in the
Expectations My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America. You could be a engineer, or you could do something in the medical field such as a doctor. She believed you could do anything if you set your mind to it and worked hard. “You did it wrong, you aren't even trying, you're going to have to restart.” my mom said to me as I was redoing my math for the third time that day. “If you don't get the basics down tonight, you’ll have to do this tomorrow also.” My mom went to America because of the American dream and more opportunity She arrived in America at Oregon during 1991 after leaving Vietnam.
I woke up with my leg wrapped up all the way up to my thigh. While my mom and I waited a few more hours, we had some laughs until the doctor came and checked me out. Then we were on our way. We went home and mom helped me into the house. I laid on the couch and wouldn’t talk, so my mom made me a hot pocket to make me feel better.
The dean of Johnny’s school calls Johnny and tells him that because of his extra credits, he will be able to receive his diploma, and Johnny makes sure to attend all of the graduation events and ceremonies despite his worsening condition and his inability to feed himself. Johnny begins to experience more amnesia attacks followed by tremors and intense headaches. While preparing to visit his mother for the summer, Johnny grows weak and is rushed to the hospital where he dies in his sleep from a cerebral hemorrhage regardless of the intensive medical care given to him. Throughout Death Be Not Proud, Gunther writes of Johnny in a way that shows his incredible gumption and unwillingness to submit to his disease. Johnny’s passion for education and selflessness shine through as defining character traits even though his illness limits his physical
Once found, Jurgis is shocked to find the conditions of the family. Weak as she is, Ona has gone into premature labor and is dying. After enlisting the help of a midwife, Jurgis spends his night drinking, trying to forget his struggles and the pain he is experiencing. Returning home early in the morning, Jurgis finds that the baby had died, and Ona was not far behind. Racing into the bedroom, Jurgis speaks to Ona one last time before she dies, leaving him no one left to care about in the world except his son.
Since I was a little girl I would always hear my parent telling my older sibling how important it was to graduate high school and go to college. Now that I am grown, I understand why my parents would tell them and me to get a degree. My parents had poor education none of my parents finished high school, because in Mexico the highest free level of school was six grade and after that the parents had to paid more expensive tuition. Like it mentions in chapter 16 about how important is for parents to give advise, listen, and encourage their children. My parents remind me how they were not able to do or have what we have now when they were my
And he was asking his mother why he couldn’t go but that’s the only school he wanted to go to. The reason I say this challenged my thinking is because it limit kids when they same they can’t go to this school or that’s school. Kids want to go to school they are happy at and if the little boy went to school in his district he wouldn’t be successful. Because he wouldn’t have the drive to go every day to be successful. The thing that surprised me was that the president of the school system stated that he send his five year old daughter on a bus to go to school a hour away from the house.
If his father passes, then he will have no longer have anyone to accompany him on the journey of life. He uses his poem to urge to the sick that they cannot give up and leave everyone alone. From going through the recent death of my grandmother, I can assure from personal experience that sometimes the burden placed on the caregiver can be more strenuous than the battle that the loved one is fighting. The caregivers are the ones that struggle with trying to understand why this is happening to someone they love so much. I know my mother and I sat for hours in the hospital listening to how content and happy my grandmother sounded and we questioned night after night why was this her time to be fading away from us.