In a person’s first months of life, they depend on their parents substantially. A baby relies on his or her mom and dad for everything. From food and comfort to diaper changes. At this point in a baby’s life, the parent-child relationship is strong The baby has its full trust in the parents and hopefully the parent trusts the baby’s needs as well. As a baby gets older, they depend a little less on their parents but they still need almost constant watch.
Money controls us, it controls our actions, our thoughts, and our feelings; everybody wants it, yet no one seems to ever have enough of it. Griet’s family shares that same philosophy; they yearn for something they don 't have access to. Because of that Griet is forced out of her childhood and suddenly becomes the breadwinner of the household; her identity changed before she could even understand what it meant. On her way to the Vermeers, Griet reminisces about being a child in a tone which implies that that time has already passed, even though she still would be considered a child, “[We] used to sit along the canal and throw things in… and
It is for this reason that parents are often the most trustworthy figures in a youth’s life and therefore, parents have substantial influence over their children. So when a parent tells their child what to do in life and how to act, they have no choice but to listen to them. This occurs within the poem “The Average,” by W.H Auden, as the parents made, “their shy and country-loving child afraid. No sensible career was good enough.” He is perfectly content with keeping the same job as his parents, but the constant pressure of letting them down causes misery for the remainder of his life. This is a problem that occurs much too often in today's society.
Sam has no clue how to raise a child which is quite evident by how he struggles to change Lucy’s diapers and how he is not feeding her ever two hours, until his neighbor, Annie, explains it to him. He asks for help from Annie to babysit Lucy while he works, similar to any single parent needing a helping hand. Sam’s disability does not interfere greatly with his parenting until Lucy starts surpassing him intellectually. As shown in a scene where Lucy and Sam are reading a book and Sam has difficulties reading a long word so Lucy reads the word for him. Seeing that her father is having difficulties reading the advanced book she takes it away and they start reading Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
The poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes is another example of an individual making a choice based on the betterment of others. In this case, the mother is helping her son through life when it gets difficult. One of the main points made by the mother is that “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair” (Hughes line 20). The mother has not had an easy life, and she wants her son to understand this and learn from it. The mother is telling her son that life isn’t a clear-cut, easy path, but that he must keep working hard and face life’s adversities.
This open rejection provides insight into Fermina’s value of independence, a value so ingrained that she refuses the concept that higher power guide her actions, or of others. However, she is made to transition into a domestic role. For the largest part of her youth, Fermina Daza longed for independence and rebelled against her father, and once again when married, “she felt herself losing her mind, as the mad woman [screaming] in the asylum next door” (207). Marquez metaphorically shows the way Fermina is unhappy in her house, but also the way she is controlled. As a result of male influence, her freedoms are being deprived and she is being forced into a domestic role she dislikes.
Next, Ruth wants to help her family with everything but sometimes she can’t do everything for her family “Oh Well, they bound to fit something in the whole house. Anyhow, they was too good a bargain to pass up. Oh, Bennie, meant to put a special note on that
[She] and each parent had been separate individuals before Lily came. Now all four melted together like gumdrops left on a windowsill” (5). At first one would think that Lily is the sufferer for her sister dislikes her and there is nothing she can do about it, but when one rereads the story again and again, Sophie is depicted as the victim. Sophie is unable to express her true feelings about her sister to her parents making them unable to help her. Sophie is kept in silence by her parent’s image of her, so she can't really express any of her thoughts that differ from theirs.
Ultimately, the show portrays gender roles as something of much-needed change, but, in the short term, will be hard to achieve and will come with lots of problems. One way “Election Day” shows how gender roles are defined is through the usage of certain words, adding to the common idea: gender roles in society. The female candidate’s father says,¨I mean, we know that votings a privilege, but for my daughter to have her name on that ballot, it just means so much more.¨ (Modern Family: ¨Election Day,¨ line 91) When he says ¨my daughter,¨ it shows that he is proud and comfortable supporting the female candidate, even though she is going against “traditional¨ roles in society. He uses
When we were young, teachers always reminded us internal values of caring for others and a love of learning are far more important than the external values. However, this belief seems to be challenged by the parents nowadays when the times pass by. More and more children are forced to join the beauty pageants, especially in the US. Many concerns arise owing to this issue. The public is raising questions about whether it is good for children to think of how good they should look and how important is the external beauty.