In the short story, Star Food, by Ethan Canin, readers are brought to a shock when the main character lets go of everything he has. Dade, the protagonist, tells the story about how he disappointed his parents at age 18. He is caught between his parents highly different opinion on his future. In which his mom has high hopes for him to become “a man of limited fame” and his father is strict and wants Dade to work hard. He believes this is the only way one succeeds.
The girl seems pretty upset about this, because Dad “tries” to clean up. In addition, the daughter finds a fork in the road that she finds questioning. Towards the end of the passage, when Dad went to find the vocabulary book, the daughter thought, “Why should I eat when my own father has abandoned his own food? Nothing’s more important than his books and vocabulary words. He might say I matter, but when he goes on a scavenger hunt for a book, I realize I don’t matter” (Lopez paragraph 26).
Connie has a conflict with June, her sister. A repetitive notion made in the story, as June is used as a meter to compare Connie too; which naturally, no one would like: “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked and Connie couldn 't do a thing, her mind was all filled with trashy daydreams” (308). Ellie 's character, even as quite as he remains, presents a conflict with Arnold. First when he over steps his boundary with Arnold and asked "You want me to pull out the phone?" (318), then being told by Arnold to "Shut your mouth and keep it shut" (318), only to ask about the phone again.
The mother unwittingly thrusts her own negative food issues onto her child. She further perpetuates this eating disorder by including her child on a strict diet that she herself adheres to. In order not to displease her mother, but still satisfy her hunger, Louise begins sneaking food when no one is watching. This eventually leads to hoarding food such as the hidden candy, which she will later eat alone in her bed in the dark. The father is introduced at the beginning of the story and portrayed by Dubus as loving and yet misguided.
With only one desire: to eat. I no longer thought of my father, or my mother… I would dream. But only about soup, an extra ration of soup” (Wiesel 113). Gregor’s parents become increasingly indifferent to him because of the change of him. “Earlier, when the door had been barred, they had all wanted to come in to him; now, when he had opened one door and when the others had obviously been opened during the day, no one came any more, and the keys were stuck in the locks on the outside” (Kafka 18).
Identifying Information Gilbert is a 21- year old Caucasian male, who is single, works at a local grocery store and lives at home with his mother, two sisters, and younger brother. The client sought out services after employer expressed concerns about his inability to focus at work. Data sources used in writing this assessment: mother, siblings, friends and co-workers. Presenting Problem Client reports that he has been having trouble focusing, has been feeling overwhelmed and has been experiencing a tremendous amount of guilt over his recent behaviors. He describes several instances where he has forgotten to follow through or neglected important and routine responsibilities.
Evidently, Pi’s father takes on the role of the breadwinner in the novel by going to work everyday and by controlling the household. Furthermore, as being the dominant figure in the household, Pi’s father (Santosh Patel) has made the major decisions in the household, for instance like moving to Canada and selling the Podicherry zoo. On the Patel’s moving day, Pi’s mother seemed “sad. For she was leaving India, India so familiar to her and loved by her” (Martel 100). As a result, she is portrayed as a minority and a powerless figure because she is incapable to voice her outlook to her family, thus showing there are traditional binaries seen throughout Pi’s family.
In continuation, his demeanor to open a liquor store, but lacking financially causes his temper to procure out of hand. His negative and ruthless attitude towards his family compelled them to feel utter disappointment in the future that awaits them as a whole. As the play continues, mama’s love for gardening is introduced to the audience. Specifically, she cares for a dying plant
Rodriguez includes a quote from Hogart’s book about the scholarship boy, "feels himself weighted with knowledge of his own and class situation, which hereafter forbids him the simpler pleasures of his mother and father" (Hogart 246). Then he expresses the lack of community and the problems in his family by saying "My parents and I sat in the kitchen for a conversation. But, lacking the same words to develop our sentences and to shape our interests, what was there to say?" (Rodriguez
Wright’s wisdom was when she sent Richard to go shopping for food. He came back empty handed and crying. Some boys had stolen all the money and sent him running home in panic. She sent him out again with more money and another list, he returned home shortly with the same story. Mrs. Wright knew that she wasn’t always going to be around to defend him, to teach him a lesson on how to defend himself she sent him out again and gave him a heavy stick.
C-Note jumps Beebee and Sudhir gets involved in the fight. Ms. Bailey warns Sudhir to stay out out or he’ll get himself killed. Sudhir then begins to side with Ms. Bailey and begins helping her with food drives for the building. Sudhir is faced with the challenges of telling the police about the voilence or going to jail, he then tries to find other option. He spends the next good portion of the book helping young girls out in the building but is baffled by the fact that there mothers think he’s sleeping with them.
They also stop along the way to speak with other patients Farmer has been concerned about. Kidder has been trying for awhile to ask Farmer about John, has been unable to couch it in just the right way, but finally asks on this day. After a typical long winder Farmer explanation he says he feels pressured to give all the time, and sums it up as a “long defeat.”. They all come to Alcante’s home, Farmer see the boy’s impoverished hut with its old banana bark and rag roof. Framer just knows, with his all know Paul Farmer ways that money will help this family and stop the cycle of TB that is probably killing in the 10 people who live there.
Jeannette was scared and did not understand the concept of this and she started loosing trust in her father. Also the kids are starting to starve and they have to search for food in the trashcans of the schools. Since money is low, their mother got a teaching job at the school for extra money. She hates it and would rather be painting instead of teaching, for the kids have to drag her out of the bed in the mornings. The family tries to hide the money from their father and they get caught