The Great Gatsby, also inspired my writing because it showed how different people viewed the American dream, and it did not have a set definition. Lastly my grandparents inspired my writing because they moved to America when they were younger. They saw America as a new opportunity to live a successful life, but the term, “American Dream” was only a motivator for an ideal life. About how much time did you spend on this piece? How do you rate the final quality of your writing on a scale of 1-20 (1=low, 20=high) Provide an explanation of your grade below.
In an interview on “The PBS Newshour” with Jeffrey Brown, Pastan stated, “I think I 've always been interested in the dangers that are under the surface, but seems like simple, ordinary domestic life. It may seem like smooth surfaces, but there are tensions and dangers right underneath, and those are what I 'm trying to get at” (Brown 2). “Marks” reveals the same attitude that Pastan has towards domesticity. The title of the poem “Marks” plays a significant role in the meaning of the poem. This title is meant to be the marks that Pastan receives when her family members grade her based on her role of a mother and
The two stories’ I picked to compare are “Soldier’s home” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter” I chose to compare them on theme, symbolism, and characters. The two stories have a lot in common even though they are written in different times. The theme that they both share is freedom due to the parents of both of the stories are really demanding the main characters due to the fact they are the first born of each family. In Soldier’s home Krebs wants to live without consequences and just live his life how he wants to do it if that means not going to work and chasing woman then he will do that. His mom asks him when you are going to get a job because men his age are settling down that are coming from the war.
In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she describes a series of events throughout her life that all relate to her relationship with her father. Cisneros begins her story by talking about how she was seen as “only a daughter”. She then transitions to talking about her education and her father’s opinion on what it is for and worth. Cisneros then ends it with a conclusion between her and her father which involved one of her stories. Throughout the story, Cisneros talks about what she believed her father thought about her and her career choices, and they turn out to be a bit different than what she thought.
Pauline Hopkins once said that “our surroundings influence ours lives and characters as just as much as fate, destiny, or any supernatural agency does.” In most cases, Hopkins would be correct. One can absolutely see this concept in the case of Leah Price from The Poisonwood Bible. Early in this novel, Leah Price is the daughter that tried to follow in her father 's footsteps. Almost everything that Leah does is to gain the respect from her father, Nathan, that she so craves. Leah’s fight for Nathan’s attention and love has gone on for years, since she was born basically.
Family relationships, technology, and different life experiences are always obstacles that threaten to separate each generation to the next. Generations will always be connected no matter what new advances humans will create. In "The Medicine Bag," by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Martin's family tradition is passing down the medicine bag which held the holy journey his great grandfather took to find a spirit guide for his life. The short story "Who are You Today, Maria?" by Judith Ortiz Cofer, shows that Maria's culture is of their language, clothing, and many more.
The announcements of the Puritan misters influenced the community strongly since the people’s interpretations were based on them (Lutes 1997: 313). Moreover, the Puritan community comprised strict gender roles (Boschmann 2005: 247) as can be seen by the example of Anne Bradstreet. Even though she joined the journey, she was mainly following her father and husband. Her reluctance was indicated by her statement that by living in the new community her “heart rose”(Martin 1984: 20). In particular, within
The parents of Ruth and Thomas play a large role in their personal growth and development in the novels. Thomas’s mother advises him to go to India in order to gain his life back and restore everything that is wrong – the separation of him and his wife. Like Thomas, Ruth is influenced a lot by her mother as she teaches Ruth everything. Ruth’s mom inspires her to work hard and achieve big. Without her mom, Ruth would not be where she is now.
One of the point that captured my attention while reading the article(Cross, 1989) was that my parents expressed commitment in valuing diverse population, but had no clear plan in cultural competences .Always oppressed and marginalized. My parents taught me that even though we were a minority we could approximate the dominant group by social status and cultural assimilation (Cross,
The author particularly appears to be a person growing up in the first half of 20th century when the family values, ancestral connections, and the intimate norms were the things to be preserved. The author connects with her audience on the value and preciousness of the ‘family’ and ‘home’. She writes the essay right in the center of the setting that she is describing and possess a strong sense of connection with her surroundings. She also writes as a mother of the young daughter who wants to transmit the love and knowledge of family values to her daughter, but she knows that these values have become oblique and her daughter would never understand their true