Life on the Divide isn’t satisfactory because Alexandra knows that there is so much more to the world that she has yet to experience and see. “"I don't know. Perhaps I am like Carrie Jensen, the sister of one of my hired men. She had never been out of the cornfields, and a few years ago she got despondent and said life was just the same thing over and over, and she didn't see the use of it. After she tried to kill herself once or twice...” (Cather 90).
Peg stated, “For the first time since my paralysis set in, I realized there was something worse than having polio.” She is referring to having a family who couldn 't visit or abandoning her. Alice was abandoned by her parents at the young age of 3, Dorothy could not go home because there was no one to care and tend to her needs and her parents try to visit once a month, Shirley’s family live too far to visit often so come only once every few months, and Renee’s family also lived very far away (200 miles)! Family is what kept Peg going, everyone needs a support system and they did not abandon Peg. They took her home to visit a couple of times and tried their best to accommodate to her needs. They were a very loving and close-knit family and their presence in room 202 gave something for the girls to look forward to each week.
I feel really bad for Dawn it's really sad whats shes going through and what she does because of how her mother raised her and how she treats her, It's really unfair to Dawn. She has a brand new foster home she has to adjust to. She also who has a mother who just throughs her to the side and doesnt care shes there. Lastly she has a social worker who doesn't even try to help make Dawns situations in life better. First off Dawn is a 13 year old girl, and even though she has had no one to guide her through life she should have better morals for herself.
She believes she must be mother, breadwinner and self-motivator all in one and does not ask for help. This could have opened up some time for her to take a much-needed rest whilst a friend kept an eye on her children. With two small children, stress will be a major factor for her and this will again contribute to illness. She obviously has to work long and hard to make ends meet and yet is unable to afford to see a Doctor. Fatima is not in the best of situations and immediately, one can identify with the pressures she will be under.
West had problems with her development stages, she did not develop as normally, mostly due to her mother not having time to show or teach things that she needs to know as a toddler. Shaquile did not start talking and walk at the age of three and four years old. Shaquile did not get the base early function of neonate needed. Shaquile would be on her mother hip when she went to the drug house the get high. Once Shaquile grandmother found out about Tracy taking Shaquile to the drug house getting high in front of her, she took her from her Tracy.
There are countless families with impoverished, single mothers with many children of a minority race that are discriminated against. Especially around the 50s and 60s when the novel is set, immigrant women did not have high chances of being hired for a stable enough job to support their family. This then causes the mother to grow tired and weary, too drained to take care of their children like they should. After a while, the neighbors stop caring and ignore them rather than help them, and the children run about without any care for the consequences of their actions. Some of these consequences aren’t that bad; however, in cases like the Vargases’, the lack of proper supervision, guidance, and care can lead to horrible occurrences like the death of a
Have you ever wondered how teen parents live and survive in the world we live in today? Amanda was a teenage girl who didn’t mean to get pregnant. She found out when she went to the doctors for stomach aches. The next day she told her mother and her mother is very disappointed in her. After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy.
This can be from lack of parenting, or growing up with no hard working role models. Although, children struggle everyday with achieving success, it has been proven it can be achieved through hard work and determination. Oprah Winfrey is a key example, in which one has overcome a troubled childhood and made great accomplishments. As a child, Oprah shuffled between living with family members. She spent her first couple of years living with her grandmother, but when she fell ill, the six year old Oprah was sent to live with her mother in a boarding house.
Not every marriage or relationship last forever. In many cases people, who are married, develop problems along the way that they are not dealing with properly. Having children complicates this further. Parents often make the mistake thinking that the children cannot sense the issues that stays under the surface unresolved. In the short story “Ice Break” that has been written by Astrid Blodgett in 2012 the reader observes a family, where especially the main character named Dawn notice the growing distance between the parents, and in an attempt to avoid being alone with her father she experiences two great losses.
I grew up with older sisters who helped raise me most of the time because my mom was never home. It is eight of us, six girls and two boys. For some of us though, well, the ones who were minors or that wasn’t raised by someone else, our lives experienced a separation that never reunited. My moment of being is the separation from my siblings and being placed in foster care for the last time. New situations didn’t frighten me at all because changes were constant in my life.