It should make one more versatile and adaptable, like Tan’s mother. Growing up Tan tells a story about pretending she was her own mother in a conflict communicated over the phone; she expressed her shame about the situations that broken English had put her in. Unfortunately, her mother’s English was so poor there was no other way to mitigate the situation. Using “broken” English, her mother always seemed to resolve her issues and go about her life quite easily.
Harriett Tubman fits Almost all the same traits as Rusesabagina, while Florence Nightingale share some. Some comparisons are, they both cared for people during a time when no one else would. They made it their mission to protect people from harm, and in Harriett Tubman’s case, lead people to safety. Paulo Freire made points about how a good leader is never born perfect, but they gain the skills they need along the way. Tubman was able to do what she did by learning how and when to travel safely and during which times.
There 's a subtle wonderfulness to this story. It 's such a relatable story that involves day to day recounts of activities, Kimberly and her mother 's struggles and strives, financially and culturally. Especially from Aunt Paula. Once she said: “You can release your heart, older sister” (148). And another conversation is that “I am too smart to cheat….It
It is said that mothers and daughters have the closest bond on earth. This is the only relation where people can truly and blindly trust each other, but this relation can vary in different situations. In most families where both the mother and the daughter have the same root, they seem to have a good relationship with their mothers because they share the same point of view. In “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the mother’s harsh rules and Jing-Mei’s quick decisions have made Jing-Mei regret later in life. Similarly, in “Saving Sourdi” by May-Lee Chai, Sourdi’s mother’s traditional ways of living has made Sourdi to suffer through an abusive marriage.
For example, “despite her loss of sight and hearing Keller learned to do small tasks such as folding laundry and getting things for her mother. She invented a system of signs to make her wishes known”(UXL Biographies). This fact portrays Keller to be fortitudinous because she participated in helping even though she needs helping herself. Also, despite being blind and deaf, Keller is able to create her own way of communications which indicates that she is not letting herself be limited to what she can access. In other words, Keller does not let her misfortune be in the way of her achievements.
In “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan and “superman and me” by Sherman Alexie, both authors focus on the importance of teaching oneself. While Amy Tan conveys this subject using personal experience, Sherman Alexie expresses it by using imagery. Ultimately, both authors portray the theme as having a passion to learn and being educated can benefit a person in life. Amy Tan's essay is a personal story that tells the reader about how her mother's english was perceived as “broken” or “fractured” by everyone.
Overall, it is a well written essay, she uses a lot of strong words and emotion to show how it affected her. She shared her own experience which made her very credible and likeable because she wasn't making any of this up. Even though she could have used a lot of facts on how many women are affected, what age group reports the most, where you most likely to be assaulted and more. There are many sources out there for her to use. The essay was easy to follow nothing was confusing, but there were some repeated words and other experiences.
She was able to realize that everyone goes through the tough transition of being a plebe to a free youngster and that with freedom comes responsibilities. She realized in the end that one conduct mishap does not define her character, but it can and will be a problem should she stay on that trajectory. At the final counseling session she even thanked me for being “down to earth” and open with her. She appreciated the time I invested in her and she was able to grow in a moral sense from this experience.
Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.
I will be the first to admit that adjusting to parenthood alone was rough, and sometimes even now almost two years later it still can be. But you live and you learn, and I get to be the best mommy I can be to my daughter Henley! We may not have everything that we want, but we have everything that we need; most of all we have each other. The way she looks up to me with those soft loving, gentle baby blue eyes and says mommy, pulls on my heartstrings big time. Henley's father never stepped up to be the parent he should have been, but that is okay because I get to be both for
In a society that’s ultimate goal is to conform it’s people, I have still managed to become an individual through mannerisms and accents, predicted failure, and stereotypes. These things have evolved me to become the individual that I am today. For most of my youth life I was embarrassed of my parents. Their mannerisms and accents were a constant struggle to explain to my friends.