As kids grow older, they tend to have different views about things than their parents do. And they become more rebellious. In the stories Confetti Girl Diana Lopez and Tortilla Sun by Jennifer cervantes, the daughters don't see eye to eye with their parent. Izzy, the girl in Tortilla Sun doesn't want her mother to leave for Costa Rica and her to be alone with her Nana. And the girl in Confetti Girl doesn't enjoy literature as much as her father does and feels like her father cares about books more than her. In the realistic fiction stories Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez and Tortilla Sun by Jennifer cervantes, “Confetti girl” thinks her father cares more for books than her as they don't share the same love for books and Izzy is mad at her mom
It is extremely normal for teens to fight and argue with their parents. In the passages Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, the narrator has a feeling of negligence from their parent. Both kids have only one parent and tension begins to build because both have different points of views. In both of the stories, the parent and child don't see to face which creates tension because the parent disregards their child’s interests, and they both have trouble connecting with their parent.
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
Julia Alvarez: The Voice of the Mirabal Sisters Numerous accounts of families affected by oppressive dictatorships exist all around the world. Julia Alvarez, an author whose father was involved in a resistance group to such a regime, is a prime example of one of those stories. After leaving her childhood home of the Dominican Republic, Alvarez struggled to adapt her lifestyle to match that of an average American. During this time period, Alvarez recalled her experience under an authoritarian government and combined it with her impressive storytelling skills to create a fictional documentation of another family just like her’s.
Barrientos writes her narrative in the chronological order allowing the audience to understand and follow along in her quest to re-enter the Latino community. Barrientos goes through an identity crisis where she stayed away from speaking Spanish so that she could conform in the American society. Barrientos was once told that she did not seem “Mexican”
Like Confetti Girl, for example, the conflict is that the dad has a hard time connecting with her daughter. For example, it states, “Dad helps, but he sometimes he makes a big mess.” (2). Building onto the quote, the dad is trying his best, but he makes a mess, unlike the girl’s mother. This issue is creating tension since the conflict is more serious and it’s getting complicated by the moment.
Both authors go in detail about their ethnic backgrounds and blend their language for us to better understand throughout their story. Gloria Anzaldua describes herself as a Mexican-American Chicana
The author's attitude towards the boys in this novel is ignorant and emotional. This novel is composed of vignettes that show Esperanza learn about the true power of language and the struggle for self- definition. While befriending Sally, she learns more about boys and matures sexually. During the year, Esperanza develops her first crush and even endures sexual assault. From this, her first impression and ignorance over the topic of boys and having the thought process that girls and boys live in different worlds, awakens Esperanza and teaches her an important lesson and becomes to an eyeopening experience.
In Paragraph 34, it states, “As soon as he leaves, I put the book on my nightstand and used it as a coaster. The condensation form my soda makes a big, wet circle on the cover.” This shows that she didn’t really care about what her father did for. In “from Tortilla Sun”, the point of view of the narrator was different from her parents’ because she believed that her mother was being selfish.
First, In the story the mother and daughter in the story conflicting views adds tension to the story. According to the text, “New Mexico is worlds away from California . . . That was half my life ago. She’s a stranger! . . . .Oh Izzy she's hardly a stranger.
(Cervantes 11). She kept preaching about the new opportunities for Izzy, but Izzy knew it was just to convince her to travel to New Mexico. In fact, Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun have a world of differences, but also some similarities as well. Both parents are interested only in their children’s education and say they care, but really do
This caused her to alienate herself since her mother asked her to keep a part of herself hidden from the world by binding her and making sure no one found out she menstruated ealy (Anzaldúa 1983, 221). This will later isolate her further but ultimately lead her to reflect on the racism that surrounds her. In addition, Anzaldúa’s identity also suffer because she denied her heritage and the traditions that with it. She mentions that she felt ashamed of her mother and her loud tendencies, it is an archetype that most Hispanic mothers are loud by nature, and the fact that her lunches, or “lonches”, consisted
Cofer utilizes moral and, enthusiastic interest to communicate as the need should arise to others that the generalizations of Hispanic ladies can have negative impacts. Cofer utilizes moral interest to depict her Hispanic childhood. Growing up as a young lady Cofer was instructed to dress a specific path on account of her Hispanic culture and now and again it was confounded, "... Puerto Rican moms likewise urged their little girls to act and look like woman...". Young ladies were raised to act and look more developed than they really were.
The article “true colors” by Christine Granados relates to the clash between the thoughts of the author and her mother. In the article, Granados shows ups and downs of diversity between a mother and a daughter. In the article Granados felt that she is typical American and she wanted her life to be like an American T. V. show. She was attracted towards American lifestyle, but on the other hand, her mother used to like to follow Mexican culture.
In the Dominican Republic, General Rafael Trujillo 's dictatorship is being judged within the eyes of the four Maribal sisters. In the story "In the Time of the butterflies" by Julia Alvarez the four sisters that are all strikingly different, are contemplating on whether to follow along with the anti- Trujillo movement. Minerva being the most dominant one out of all the sisters, is first to follow through against Trujillo. Alvarez involves feminism, rhetorical and literary devises, and portrayed various themes in her novel. Along with showing the strong relationship, and the differences between the four sisters, they showed us readers the true meaning of family.