Suyuan’s American Dream starts in her heart when she decides to escape from the chaotic China and find a better life by immigrating to America. However, she loses her two babies on the way to Chungking. American Dream means different things for different people. Suyuan has fulfilled her American Dream in a certain degree by trying to provide her daughters with successful, blissful and better lives. First of all, Suyuan left Kweilin for Chungking in order to find her husband and avoid the Japanese.
After Antonia made the statement about making the land a good farm, there is a silence between her and Jim and then Antonia cries. She cries because she realizes that she has been put in a position to have to work almost like a slave just to get by. She realizes she must sacrifice all of her opportunities to learn and go to the schoolhouse just so her family can
Enrique’s Journey AXES Paragraphs paragraph 1 Enrique had two decisions,to go back home in Honduras or to stay in the US with his mother. A quote from the book was “lourdes cooks for Enrique”this shows that his mother really loves him and even if he has been very bad,this would make Enrique want to to stay in the US. Every time Enrique would leave the house his mother would give him a big hug. This would make Enrique very happy and give him more of a reason to stay.he also makes decent money and lives a better life in america. On the other hand another quote from the book is “he tells lourdes he plans to leave her and return to honduras in two years”showing that he misses his girlfriend and wants to see his newborn daughter for
The anonymous mother is the main speaker in this poem, who gives a powerful statement, "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair (Hughes, 1922). " She stated this in the beginning and at the end of the poem to allow the readers as well as her son to believe that, life is filled with different obstacles and can never be an easy journey to success. People are forcing themselves to give up based on a negative impact, but the speaker is telling them, to keep moving forward; Always stay positive. Readers know this because, she expresses, "It's had tacks in it/
Sunday Greens The poem “Sunday Greens” by Rita Frances dove who is an American poet that was the first African American to be appointed Poet Laureate Consultant by the Liberty of Congress. “Sunday Greens” is about a women in poverty and when she learns about how important keeping tradition is to her mother. Everything around her makes her feel like she needs a better life, but she knows that following her religion is much more important than a happy life. She wishes to keep her religion while living a sorrowful life, and cherish the memory of her mother.
It also shows that she is having a hard time without a husband. She was doing the father and the mother job in the same time. Education was one of the main reasons that separated Dee from her family. Education make her loss the sense of heritage and the love of her family and also the school made Dee prefer modern life than the one she was
Selina’s father, Deighton, envisions the dream and its outcome differently from his wife, Silla, and this resulted in the conflict that ultimately derails their marriage and intensifies the already complex coming-of-age process for their daughter Selina. Deighton 's dream is to acquire sufficient capital and return to Barbados to build a house on his inherited land; however, Silla 's goal is to own the Brooklyn brownstone where they live in New York and to educate their daughters for a lucrative profession in the United States. Their different goals illustrate the differing degree to which they both are willing to assimilate to the dominant culture. However, Francis shows that Silla’s American dream was not successfully achieved as she loses important individuals in her
Mama is always hoping that the plant will pull through and survive. She feels the same way for her family. She hopes that they will be able to move into a new house with a garden and live a better life. “ …Big Walter used to say, he’d get right wet in the eyes sometimes, lean his head back with the water standing in his eyes and say, ‘Seem like God didn’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worth while. ’”(Act 1, Scene 1; 47).
I think the key themes are; Family, home, racism and aboriginals Family, because the film is about three girls, two sisters and their cousin, who are trying to get home to their family. Home, because they have been “taken” to another place that is going to be their “new home” until they are moved to another place to work, and they are trying to get back to their real home. Racism, because the reason that they are taken from their families is that Mr. Neville wants to breed out their skin colour, because he thinks that it’s bad for them so he wants to “help”.
Zitkala-Sa mother let her make her own decision this is an important piece of a mother and daughter relationship. Zitkala-Sa 's mother has taught her so much not to be involved in a place that she doesn’t belong. By letting Zitkala-Sa to make her personal decision, her mother is not interfering or controlled in her daughter 's life. The poor little girl, was looking for a bright future and a better life. however, she didn 't know exactly the hidden reasons behind the white man schooling.
Sonia 's mother made sure to instill in her children the importance of higher education and learning English. Her mother made many sacrifices to make sure her kids would have a better life. When talking about Sotomayor 's mother Antonia Felix writes " Celina 's ability to forge a strong sense of self in her children would guarantee their
This shows that Enrique should stay with his mother because he has finally reached her in the U.S. He has completed his mission of finding his mother and shouldn’t leave because he nearly died on several occasions. Also, if he stays in the U.S he can make more money for his family than he would in Honduras. On the other hand, the book also states “Eventually, Maria Isabel tells him of some of the problems she, too, is having. Enrique’s family constantly criticizes her” (203).
In order for a person to learn, they have to either make mistakes or learn from others mistakes. Jeanette 's parents mistake was that they didn’t think about their future and they did whatever they could to survive their hardships. Similarly, Jeanette leaned from her parents mistakes that in order for her to be successful she needs to make a sacrifice and that sacrifice will lead her to a purposeful and a brighter future. She discovered many things about her parents as she was