In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents. In both, the narrators oppose their parents for being selfish, choosing their professional careers over their children. They put work above family, neglecting the desires and needs of their daughters. Both daughters are desperately yearning to be close to their parents. In Confetti Girl, the narrator wants her dad to listen to her, while he would rather focus on his teaching profession.
Jing-Mei’s American upbringing hindered her ability to understand her mother’s perspective – which was based on Chinese heritage – resulting in strong differences of opinion that led to arguments. In addition, since Jing-Mei and her mother failed to communicate effectively about their different perspectives, they became frustrated and upset with each other. The relationship between Jing-Mei and her mother was harmed by their emotional distance from each other. The absence of verbal affection between them translated to increased resentment and disappointment. Positive emotional connection between a parent and child proves vital in maintaining a healthy relationship in the face of
The speaker seems unsatisfied with herself. Observers of the poem, may blame the speakers childhood for her lack of satisfaction with her life. If the speaker, did not have to deal with her fathers affair leading to an unhappy marriage, would things be different with the speakers current life? My Wicked Ways, beams an unfulfilled tone from the speaker. My Wicked Ways, by Sandra Cisneros, has a unique rhythm and meter of poem.
To conclude the stories “ Confetti Girl” and “Tortilla Sun” had a lot of tension through the narrators and their parents. The parents in both stories were being strict and had to have the last say. The narrator's were both over reacting in my opinion but to them there feelings were hurt. All in all tension rises through
Youth and inexperience fuel vivid daydreams in the young girl who feels inadequate. She sees her parents as unhappy, she doesn’t view herself as being attractive or worthy. Her fantasy life forms an escapism that suddenly gives her power and control. Sammy, on the other hand, is older and uses escapism to help him understand and cope with not only members of the opposite sex, but understanding the dynamics of society. It’s implied that Sammy doesn’t have any close friends or siblings that are women.
In “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder” the female main characters are criticized because of the way they look. Janet Tyler is an outsider whose face doesn’t match “the norm” and Georgiana is forced by her husband to try to remove the birthmark from her face. Both of these women look different than they are supposed to, and the authority figures in their lives are attempting to force their hands. However, these women and their situations are both drastically different as well, because even though their situations are similar, their needs and wants are far from the same. By using the symbols of the birthmark and the shadowed faces, and ironies from both stories, the ways the two women and their stories are similar and different are clearly shown.
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself. Maria is trying to grow up too fast and she put her family to the side instead of being grateful.
Is there a lack of freedom in stability or a lack of stability in freedom? In the novel Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, Antonio’s coming of age is challenged domestically by the father/mother tension of freedom versus stability through their parental expectations. Generally in life, children seek to please their parents in everything they do. It is often conflicting parental expectations that send a child into an overwhelming state of distress wondering why they try so hard to attain the standards of both but inevitably end up disappointing one or the other. Maria and Gabriel are prime examples of parents that are completely disconnected from their family as a whole but most importantly detached from their son due to their unwillingness to compromise.
In the beginning of the story Georgiana is characterized as being a foolish young girl that is extremely weak. She is dependent on other people's judgment and when her husband hates her birthmark that everyone thought made her so beautiful she asks him, “Then why did you take me from my mother's side? You cannot love what shocks you!”(page 1, paragraph 6). She was dependent on her mother to tell her what to do constantly and how she told her she was so beautiful, therefore, when she had a change in scenery it was confusing to her. After being told multiple times a day that he could not stand to look at her she figures out that when she compliments him she receives compliments in return.
The conflict in this play affects the story as a whole making it end in a tragedy at the end all due to the feud between the Capulets and the Montague and the lack of trust the children have with their parents. In Act One, Scene One, William introduces Lady Capulet and Juliet and they seem very distant with each other especially when Juliet gives her mother one line answers and is very formal when speaking to her addressing her as ‘madam.’ This sets their relationship at a distant place giving the idea to the reader that there is something missing between their relationship. When Juliet is first introduced to the idea of marriage in Act One she is hesitant about the idea saying “It is an honor that I dream not of.”(1.3.68). During scene three is when the idea to marry Count Paris is brought up and discussed
This resentment towards their culture most likely stems from the strict rules their parents enforce and the urge the girls feel to “fit in” with American teenagers. Regardless of the efforts to blend into American culture, the girls realize that they do not seem to fully fit the mold of either culture. Specifically in “The Rudy Elmenhurst Story”, Yolanda states that “I saw what a cold, lonely life awaited me in this country. I would never find someone who would understand my peculiar mix of Catholicism and agnosticism, Hispanic and American styles.” (99). This passage is a pivotal moment in Yolanda’s life because it establishes the moment when love no longer has the same meaning as it did before.
Maybe a break or some time to follow their interests. Characters in both stories, “Confetti Girl,” and “Tortilla Sun” are living with one parent who takes care of them. This makes room very tight for the parents, causing conflict and tension within the parents and kids. This also causes different mindsets/perspectives on what’s happening to seep into the kid’s minds possibly causing an alteration in the relationships with each other. “Confetti Girl,” by Diana López mentions a girl and her dad.
My cousin 's girlfriend seems to not care about the relationship they 're both in. They seem to be stuck in the conflict stage. When a conflict comes up instead of both of them trying to prove each other wrong, they should really try to solve the problem itself just like the second couple does. The problem that the second couple has is that they 're not completely honest with each other. It really seems to bug my cousin that his girlfriend doesn 't cook for him at times but, never was he honest enough to tell her.
Rosemary is a victim of the fluctuating views that her parents and grandparents hold because it adds to the confusion and self doubt that she possesses about her family throughout the novel. Because Rosemary gets different perspectives from two separate generations, her vision of what an American family should be comprised of is heavily disoriented. This situation primes Rosemary to have a different perspective on what her family should be, which ultimately just adds to the confusion of being raised in a different generation. The problem with being raised by two generations is that both outlooks are shared, and where they contrast with each other can lead to even further confusion. There is an inconsistent view being enforced and imposed upon