This suggests that her dad is a single parent and he doesn't understand change. In contrast, in Tortilla’s Sun in paragraph 18 it states that the daughter has to move to New Mexico for the summer while the mom finishes school. In paragraph 46 she gets upset and storms to her room and she gets her dads baseball and this means that she misses him and needs him. In the story the Confetti Girl the main point
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself.
New parents are hard to accept, especially when the child has been passed home to home. These attachment issues may restrict the child from moving forward in their lives and excelling in the new environment provided (Robin). The lack of stability in the system is only setting up the children up for failure, according to Stone, “we treated foster children as if they were our own, yet many of them never felt as if they were.” It is difficult for young children and adolescents to comprehend the separation of their parents let alone the process of moving to multiple foster homes while under the guardianship of the state. Other children mask their hesitation at being attached to a family by letting others see only what they want to see.
Pattyn Von Stratten Burned, written by Ellen Hopkins, describes the hardships that Pattyn Von Stratten is faced. Pattyn is the oldest of nine children with the help of her sister Jackie; they help raise their siblings. Pattyn 's mom was a very depressed mom who did not take to her children, and her dad took to Johnnie Walker and wrongdoing on his wife and two oldest children. Being raised mormon has questioned her faith due to the abuse and neglect of her parents. While she is questioning her faith, she gets in some trouble and gets shipped off to her Aunt 's house in Nevada where she finds the love of her life.
Yolanda travels to her homeland in order to find her cultural and personal identity. Leaving her native country to America at a young age she “…was losing her Spanish…”(Alvarez 1300) and culture that forms her family background and national heritage. For this reason, she approaches situations differently than the rest of her extended family, and there is a gap between their cultural perspectives and her own. This gap leads to a certain distance between her and the other members of the family. Yolanda “…never felt at home in the States…”
In the poem “forgiving my father”, Lucille Clifton writes of a young daughter reminiscing about her father’s recent death. The daughter talks about it being Friday, it being payday. She discusses her father and how he owed her and her dead mother money when really they just wanted him to be present. The daughter feels she has had no time with her father and she resents him for it. He was not present in her life and now he has passed away, leaving her with a yearning for something that she will never obtain.
Janie’s first marriage is one she is forced into for stability, at at this time she has not discovered who she is or what she wanted from a marriage. Janie marries Logan Killicks she is still a teenager. Nanny forces Janie to marry Logan because the amount of land that Logan had, which would provide Janie with stability . Janie is an orphan who lives with her elderly grandmother. During this time in america , women needed marriage to be stable because they were not able to work.
In Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel, Ceremony, she uses descriptive imagery to explain Tayo’s struggles with a lack of Guidance. Growing up, Tayo was raised by his auntie, and he continues to stay and rely on her after his return from the second World War. Auntie took him in when he was young in order to hide the shame of his mother. She was ridiculed for having a child with a man who was not included in their Laguna Pueblo tribe, and to make matters worse, he was white. Neither having his father nor his mother in the picture, he finds a similar sense of family growing up alongside his aunt, uncle Josiah, and cousin Rocky.
The Grapes of Wrath portrays contemporary people 's actions during the long journey from Oklahoma to California. As Joad 's family travels from Oklahoma to California, their dreams and hopes are slowly crushed. When Joads struggle while facing difficulties, Ma plays a significant role: the citadel holding family all together in this hectic migration. Regardless of gender rules, Steinbeck demonstrates Ma as the real head of the household instead of Pa, driven by the responsibility and leadership within motherhood. Ma plays both mother and father figure which consequently might make Pa Joad as a useless character.
(17-18). Nomi is distinctly hurt that her family has fallen apart. She says how close they were to staying together, yet this does not happen. She has not given up hope since she still believes that one day they will all meet again (91).
Like many before her, she carried her poverty into adulthood, doing odd jobs with periods of homelessness and hunger. But more disturbing is that poverty is now starting to take its toll on her children, especially her eldest daughter. Metcalf says she recently tried to run away from home in the middle of the night.” This article appeals to emotion by focusing on metcalf and her story.
Edna has found her new found freedom by moving out of her big house she shared with her husband into a smaller house for herself. She is still trapped by her feeling s for Robert. He comes to visit her for the last time; Edna leaves Robert at her house and told him to wait for her. When she got back, Robert wasn’t there and left her a note, “I love you. Good-by –because I love you.”
So when they were gone Penelope had to take care of things when they were gone. Now days family’s still cheat on each other and aren’t always loyal to one another. Often when a family have children and they graduate from school and go off to college, they go away and make a life on their own. Now if people were to go on vacation away from home and wanted to contact their family’s to see how they were doing all they would need to do is call them on the phone or maybe facetime them.
but she knew that if she left back to Mexico, she would not have the chance to return to the U.S. Sadly that’s how it is for most Immigrants that live in this country, they know that if they leave, they cannot return back to their home country. I just can’t imagine how my mom felt when this happened to her. She also misses her “rancho”. She misses riding the horses that my grandparents had.
Three years ago, I was told that I would have to take a leave of absence from Howard University. A representative of students affairs and my mother we concerned for my well-being, and decided that a semester at home would be best. Home was family and friends, home was familiar, home was comfort, but when I returned my childhood friends no longer wanted to associate themselves with me, and the students at my new school saw my blackness as a token. I was looking for support, but home wasn't the sanctuary I was expecting. Every day wasn’t a nightmare; I have many wonderful memories of the last two year, but on my bad days when I needed someone to be there for me; I felt alone.