The hardships of an American family as seen in Raymond Carvers text, "A Small, Good Thing", similar to "Cathedral", show the importance of building a relationship with someone who understands struggle. The couple has a young son and prepare to celebrate his birthday by buying a special cake. When Scotty is unexpectedly hit by a car, the couple is blindsided and does not know what to do. They stay by his side constantly, seeking answers and unintentionally pushing each other away. "For the first time, she felt they were together in it...she hadn 't let Howard into it though he was there and needed all along" (Carver, 1983, p. 4).
With Ethan being a coward he accepted what Zeena said without her even needing to ask this is for example when Zeena says she hired a new house maid to take care of her Ethan did not directly stand up for Maddie or to Zeena he only said that they didn’t have the money to pay her. Also Ethan never made a plan where him and Maddie could be together in the end. If Ethan would of just stood up to for himself all of this could have been avoided, he could have been with Maddie from the beginning and made his life much
Grandpa doesn’t think that Pancho would like a collar around his neck, but he let Marisol put it on him, and he enjoyed it. Later that night when going to bed, they notice Pancho asleep under their Mango tree in their front yard. Grandpa and Marisol can tell that Pancho is growing to like being with them as if they were a family. The next afternoon, after dinner Grandpa notices that Marisol is unhappy when she notices that there are no leftovers. They go to the grocery store to buy food and feed Pancho, and notice that Pancho isn’t there.
At the end of the dinner Amy's father burped loudly as it is a sign of respect towards the cook showing gratitude for the food. After everyone had left, Amy’s mother noticed her embarrassment all night and said “You want to be the same as American girls on the outside.” She the handed Amy an early gift, It was a beige tweed colored mini skirt. After she told Amy that she must always be Chinese on the inside and to be proud of who she was, because the only shame is to be ashamed. It took Amy years to truly figure out what her mother was trying to teach her, and after she figured it out she was proud of her ethnicity. For the next christmas eve, she chose all of her favorite
But Dowd no longer has that reservation because, of her niece. Dowd use the fact that her family works together to help he each other, “she had half her liver taken out at Georgetown University Hospital to save the life of her uncle…”. Dowd also, gives awareness that you shouldn’t be scared to donate your organs dead or alive “Some people don’t because they have irrational fears that the doctor will be so eager to harvest their organs, they’ll receive subpar care after an accident.” I think that it’s very
Elena had fallen for Eugene, but they had completely different life styles due to race. Even though she feared rejection,she was elated when he invited her over to study one day. That morning president Kennedy had been assassinated. Elena was sad you could say,but she was more worried about going to Eugene's. When she arrived on his doorstep she was not aware of the shock that would take place.
In Joyce Carol Oate’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, the coming of age message is to avoid living in your childhood fantasies so much that you can’t face the realities of adulthood. Connie is a fifteen years old girl who wants to act mature but constantly living in her childhood fantasies. When it comes to her craving of acting like a grown up, she goes to the Big Boy restaurant with her friends but left them behind when a boy is asking her to go out for dinner. When she gets home, she dreams that ‘the boy’ she met last night whose ‘sweet, gentle’ and just like ‘in the movies and promised in songs’(52). Sweet and gentle are being expressed as imagery to describe the boy that Connie met the night before.
Specifically a bright red one? Well, Monique supported her act by saying “If that’s the last Jordan’s gonna see of me before you two lyin’ devils send him away, he’s gonna remember me lookin’ good!” This represents Monique’s desperation of getting into Jordan’s eyes, to grab his attention. When Jordan was back from jail after 6 whole years, Monique had gotten steak and apple pie for Jordan, and she “was not known for her cooking.” This is important because it shows that she’s being caring to Jordan by actually buying those food items when she hasn’t bothered to pay the rent many times, which has caused them to move houses a couple of times. Also, when Angel wanted to join the Dance team, which would cost them $50,
Romeo, who is part of the Montagues, falls madly in love with Juliet, who is a Capulet. He is aware of the danger if anyone finds out his true love because the two groups are supposed to be enemies towards each other, but he cannot give up the woman of his dreams simply because of the label hanging over his head. Within three days of meeting each other, they get married but continue to keep it a secret. What Romeo and Juliet failed to do is take the time to get to know each other in a deeper way before they were married. Getting to know someone is essential in building a healthy relationship between two people so that no rushed decisions are made and they will not encounter trouble in the long run.
Birthmarks could be like magic stones that can grant wishes. In the story (The Birthmark) Aylmer who is described as a brilliant scientist his wife after a couple days of their marriage has she ever thought about removing the birthmark on her cheek. Aylmer immediately upsets his beautiful wife by saying “dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature that this slightest possible defect, which we hesitate whether to term a defect or a beauty, shocks me, as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection”(Hawthorne 340). Georgiana sees the mark as a charm. She embraces the imperfections and blemishes.