Debra was upset that she could not go to see her granddaughter at any given time and that Angela’s ex only gets to spend weekends with them. Debra wants the parenting plan to go into effect so that way Jason Herning (Angela’s ex) can have more time with Devon. Debra asked us to go talk to Devon about what had occurred and also speak with Levi and Angela. Debra stated she wants the kids to be
Their reason makes sense, but my sister hates that they do this. With my brothers it was different because they snuck out of the house and my mom would wake up in the morning and see them missing and then she would lock all the doors, so they couldn’t come back inside of the house. What my mom did was really drastic, but she did it for a good reason he never asked permission. The only friends I really have is 2 good friends and I barley talk to them because there’s nothing to talk about once high school is over I still have to worry about
But Greg and Pam discover that their parents rules no longer completely apply to them and explain to their families that they will have there own set of family rules. The Byrnes family has several unspoken rules that define the family’s approach to relationships. Some of their spoken rules include “Muskrat” which in the Byrnes family means don’t tell. The Byrnes family system is structured and they hold family conferences to discuss issues. Each family member is expected to respond in a certain way to the father but this rule changes for Pam as she prepares to get married.
Another illustration of overcoming adversity is when they think that their grandmother doesn't want them to stay,after their first night of being there, and they overcome that adversity by working hard and doing work in order for their grandmother to let them stay. The final showing of the theme of family in Homecoming is when their grandmother rips up the letter to Cousin Eunice and let them stay. This showed great family because even though they're grandmother couldn't afford them, she still let them
The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel is a play about a family of five, and their experience on Christmas day, as well as the future of the three children. I believe that this was meant to take place in the early-sixties to the late-seventies because of the mother’s housewife role in the play, and the way the grandfather would accept the mistreatment of his own daughter from her husband, but would stand up for the mistreatment of his grandson—a clearly sexist view that would not be accepted in today’s society. Another hint about the time period is that Stephen died from a disease contracted during sex, one that eventually killed him. This makes me think that this was before or during the AIDS epidemic. The children are Rebecca, age twelve,
She says, ‘“Why don’t you like me the way I am?” I cried. “I'm not a genius! I can't play the piano. And even if I could, I wouldn't go on TV for a million dollars!”’ (Tan). In this quote, the character is telling her mother that she can't change, and that she hates trying to change for her mother.
Janie learned the hard way that you actually have to love someone for your marriage to go anywhere and last long. Her first run through was with Logan. Janie only married him because of her grandma and for “protection”. We know this because Nanny tells Janie “‘Tain’t Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have, baby, it’s protection.”(Hurston 15) That was her first mistake, she married someone she didn’t even love and look how long that marriage last. Her second marriage was a little bit better at first but she began to slowly realize that she didn’t love Joe either.
For example, when Lena is taken away and Vaclav doesn’t know if he will ever see her again he imagines that he is saying goodnight to her every night, in order to postpone dealing with the fact that he most likely will never see her again. Also, when Lena is old enough to start wondering how she got to America, and what happened to her parents, she is able to hold on to the dream that her and Vaclav will travel to Russia and find her parents. This allows her to postpone dealing with the reality which is that her parents are most like not going to be easy to find, and might not care about her. This proves that Vaclav and Lena use their imaginations and dreams of the future to be able to postpone dealing with their issues, because by imagining that Vaclav and Lena are exchanging “goodnights” every night, and by holding on to the dream that Vaclav and Lena will travel to Russia and find Lena’s parents, both Vaclav and Lena are postponing having to face the unpleasant truths. In conclusion, the quote “Imagination is the one weapon in the in the war against reality” by Jules de Gautier, relates to “Vaclav and Lena” because Vaclav and Lena use imagination to forget about the issues they face in reality and are able to postpone having to deal with them.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
While our parents dropped use off for the weekend, she stated quite firmly overshadowing my parents’ laughter and joy “girls do not play football.” Over the course of two days, our grandmother took every opportunity to kneel down to whisper into my sister’s ear, by Sunday night when our parents came back to get us my sister was programmed to say that she didn’t want to play football because she might get hurt and girls don’t play football. Since the time this article was written many social norms have changed, but when Fallows’ wrote this piece, I believe he was a bit of a revolutionary pointing out a bias so accepted that it was absurd to think