Addy does not cry out any more, not even when she stubs her toes. Addy is worried; while she can swim, the water is moving swiftly and Momma can 't swim at all." Those two sentences from the book show that there isn 't any gain without pain. You have to work for something if truly want it because your not going to be given everything that you want to possess. No matter the journey and harsh things that happened to them nothing knocked them down and if it did effect them then they came back stronger and it made them more eager to get to freedom.
Morrison highlights the extreme parenting steps that Sethe takes to save her children from a life she once lived. Throughout her childhood and into her adulthood, Sethe felt abandoned by her mother when she escaped slavery without taking Sethe with her. Sethe did not want her daughter, Beloved, to feel this
Jeannette learned how to thrive off of her neglect, thus becoming tough and resilient. An example of this neglect positively affecting Jeannette is when Rex taught Jeannette how to swim by letting her struggle until she was close to drowning. “... you can't cling to the side your whole life, that one lesson every parent needs to teach a child is. "If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim.” (Walls 66)
Mama is filled with grace and beauty, however she lets nothing stand in the way of her family. She desires for her family to develop deep roots. However, the altercation between her children is acting as an herbicide to the roots of the Younger family. It is breaking Mama’s heart to see her children argue. She knows that she needs to do something that will help keep her family in one piece.
Brian, in this tragedy, finds help for his sister to seek medical attention. Her injuries from the burn were quite severe for a young aged and fragile child to be left unsupervised again. In any ordinary household, this logic is insipid for safety hazards. Due to Mrs. Walls’ believed that Jeannette was mature enough to cook for herself, she never put a physical barrier or a mental barrier that feared Jeannette to stay away from using the stove at a young age. As Walt Disney would say, to fulfill her needs of hunger, it was essential for her to learn how cook on the stove, despite her age and any obstacle that stood in the way of learning, growing, and becoming independent yet
The word that strike me the most, with this story was when John Foppe’s mother made a huge difference in her decision to let her son John do everything for himself like a normal kid would do despite having a handicap , that is, being born without both hands. “It was tough love” She said in her interview, that it was hard for her when she made the decision to not allow John’s other siblings to help him with his chores , knowing that it would be very difficult on the part of his handicapped son. As a mother of a soon to be teenage daughter, I can very much relate with this scenario. Most often than not, as a parent, I employ “tough love” when it comes to disciplining my daughter even if it was difficult emotionally on my part seeing her learning her lessons on her own. This means, not giving in to her splurges, my way of making sure she will not grow up spoiled,
Everyone knows the aphorism “Mama knows best,” but even a parent can be misguided. A parent’s behavior notably influences their children. In the short story “The Lie” by Kurt Vonnegut, the author scrutinizes the behavior of parents. A parents’ mission is to give their children opportunities to progress and develop, to show them that they need to amend mistakes, and to place them on the righteous path.
When Juliet’s parents tell her she must marry Paris, Juliet goes to Father Lawrence to get a potion that will allow her to avoid marriage to Paris; skeptical of its efficacy, she puts those doubts to rest when she pulls out her knife and says, “No, no, this shall forbid it”(4.3.24). With this declaration, Juliet shows her brave willingness to die to not be with Paris in order to only be with Romeo. Her bravery is more important because she still has doubts about everything that could go wrong with the potion, listing them all :“How if, when I am laid into the tomb/, I wake before the time that Romeo/ Come to redeem me?”(4.3.32). Due to her love for Romeo, facing these troubles, Juliet goes ahead with her plan and overcomes those fears due to her love for Romeo. Shakespeare’s portrayal of Juliet in this manner reverses traditional gender roles and by setting up a dramatic final scene in which Juliet makes the ultimate sacrifice for Romeo.
She finally feels the effects of her dark actions and lets fear into her life. Similar to a child, Lady Macbeth fears what’s lurking in the darkness, and takes precautions to prevent finding out. She lives in a guarded castle, but her paranoia makes her feel unsafe. Lady Macbeth’s paranoia even extends to her dreams. Lady Macbeth associates royalty with happiness however, Macbeth describes their royal lifestyle saying, “Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep/
Macbeth keeps the prophecy in mind which gives him no reason to fear, yet takes fate into his own hands by planning to kill Macduff. Shakespeare is showing the readers how Macbeth’s violence has developed; he used to have a guilty conscious over thinking such violent things, yet now, he can effortlessly state that he is going to kill another person. Readers can clearly see that
Age doesn’t define maturity. Older people are always believed to be more mature; however, this is only because they have had more life experiences. They have faced many situations in life, but there exist young people who have been through their fair share of hardships which turned their innocent skin into strong armor. In the book,”The Glass Castle,” a young girl named Jeanette Walls is brought into this world by a selfish mother and a low-life father.
Parents always talk about them having a bad childhood and don’t want their kids to go through the same thing as they did. Child soldiers don’t even get the option to have a childhood. This is why they deserve amnesty. Kids should get to start thinking for themselves. But they are bought, kidnapped, drugged and terrorized into doing terrible things.