Each is working towards making a better life for themselves. While the narrator feels regret for not being able to raise her daughter right, she understands that mistakes will be made and her children can still grow up to be okay in the world. While Emily learns from her past and works towards a new future, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a perfect child. In realizing that the narrator and Emily are very similar in their personalities as well as their young adult struggles, it is important to lean on family members for support in times of
Shell did not give her daughter a set of instructions, because she wanted to examine her daughter 's reaction to boredom. She noticed that her daughter became frustrated, because she did not know what to do with her free time. The girl then began to explore different ways to entertain herself. Shell realized that allowing her child to think for herself, made her feel like she had something to offer. Shell concludes by stating that letting children become independent opens doors for them to become successful.
Walking into a situation like this can be scary at times, and some parents may not be very accepting of their child. When a child is born, they think about the future they will have. It’s hard for parents of transgenders to understand the changes for their child. Her mother is embarrassed of her child when she first found out the news, and
A person would be imitating the deviant behavior and applying it normally to their life. Defining their deviant behavior is more difficult, but their definition of that behavior isn’t seen as deviant . They learned to accept that deviant behavior as a norm. Mary was a horrible mother to Precious, but instead of raising her kids the way her mother raised her, Precious did the opposite. Precious didn’t accept the abuse; therefore she didn’t conform.
Patria, ever the mother, at first doesn 't understand how anyone could give up their child, because the time and sacrifice it takes to raise and take care of one is already enough. She realizes that it isn 't that her sister doesn 't care about her son. It 's that she 's making an enormous sacrifice for what she believes in, to
Telemachus not being able to see his father for so long was difficult, but being able to have a mother so loving and caring was an important part of his life. The way she goes about being able to deal with suitors and other insane obstacles along her way proves how much Penelope would go through for
They argue that a major theme is that “[a]lthough it is a job that can never be done perfectly, motherhood is depicted as an empowering role” (Parini 200). Throughout the novel, we see Taylor and Lou Ann adjusting and learning how to parent a child by themselves. It is a struggle for them; however, they learn quickly and conquer their motherhood. While it is valid that some readers might think motherhood is a hard and empowering role, still my theme of men-less women being powerful remains central because the power of women has a lot to do with raising their children. For example, Taylor is talking to her mama via payphone and tells her some exciting news.
“Two Kinds” displays the internal struggles and stress on a unstable mind of a child due to her mother’s high expectations. A child will initially strive to meet her mother’s expectations until the stress of failure causes self-doubt. As in most situations, children are “just as excited as” their “mother, maybe even more” to meet her expectations and reach for high goals. Yet the pressure takes a toll on many young minds as it did Jing-Mei trying to be what her mother wanted her to be. Having to see her mother’s “disappointed face once again” began to tear down what she thought she stood for as a person.
Women that have had a child and decide to rejoin the workforce are often facing a dramatic decrease in pay, with some women losing anywhere from 18 percent to 41 percent (Nelson, 138). Nelson tells the story of one woman, which had previously been the breadwinner of her family, up until she had a baby. She would have preferred to stay at home with her newborn, but her family needed the money. After rejoining her law firm, her hours were no longer flexible, and she was forced to stay until 11
However, this determination sometimes appears to be obsessive to the point of running her daughter’s life for her. Regardless, she is only trying to help, as she encourages Jing Mei by asserting “‘You can be best anything.’” (1). Because of this, it suggests that although she is very harsh on her daughter at times, it is only to make sure that Jing Mei can use her full potential and not end up losing everything like her