This description alone is not enough for the reader to know for sure if this woman is Hector’s mother or not, but the poem helps the reader to infer that it is because of it’s motherly tone. The poem also helps the reader to infer that Stanley’s family is happily reunited once and for all. The reader knows that Stanley’s family is close and that they love each other by the way Stanley and his mother exchange letters. The author suggests that Stanley cares about his mother because he had promised to write to her once a week (6). Though, after his family is reunited the text never states if his family is satisfied again or if have changed in Stanley’s absence about the way they get along.
I am not a father so I cannot express the love for a child. “My son the Man” is a short 16-line poem. In the poem, Sharon compares her son to Houdini and explains how he has grown up. Sharon expresses deeply about her son growing up and leaving her and it is hard for her to watch her little boy become a man. I can kind of relate to this because my mom still looks at me as if I am a little boy.
On a similar note, “Mother to Son” brings to life a talk that a mother is giving her son, telling him “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair” (Hughes) in hopes of encouraging him not to give up. In addition to hardships, both stories also revolve around hope. The speaker in “The Writer” wishes his daughter will be successful, and speaks at length about how she hangs on every word like great writers. When his daughter stops writing, the speaker feels worried because he does not want her to fail. Similarly the
Elizabeth Reicher p4 Miles Halter, a junior in high school, had one friend at best in his hometown in Florida. His favorite activity is to memorize the last words of famous people, his favorite of them all was “I go to seek a great perhaps”, stated by the poet Francois Rebalais. Miles feels that his life now in Florida is not up to par with what he wishes it was. The prospect of boarding school excites Miles and is a family legacy on his dad’s side. Mrs. Halter, Miles’s mom, is nervous for him and doesn’t want him to leave but his dad thinks Culver Creek will be good for him.
Many characters in “The Rocking Horse Winner” exemplify such values of fortuity, materialism and mazuma. For example, when Paul explicates to his mother that he’s fortuitous and God told him, his mother responds acridly, “I hope he did dear!” This demonstrates the mother’s great regard for fortuity and for those she dotes to be fortuitous. This desire for fortuity was so astringent that she won’t even dote her children or husband because of their lack of fortuity. Paul accepts his mother’s desire and cerebrates fortuity is a consequential trait to have. Following in his families footsteps Paul additionally aspires for great sums of mazuma through wagering.
When Sunflower left, Arimu thought about a bunch of ‘if’s’. She tried to push these thoughts away, she then thought, “I have taught him all I can under the wind people’s laws, she thought angrily. He has nothing more to pay me… I owe him nothing.” Some people may think that Arimu is just being too prideful, but really, all she wants to do is to help more, but she can’t. Not under her people’s laws. But even so, her feelings overcome her and she thinks again, “What is a year of proving about is it proves I am a heartless person?” Arimu is thoughtful about this, and goes running to Sunflower, and asks him to teach her how to make good maps for her people and to follow her orders, and they continue on their travels, together.
This builds suspense in the story, causing the reader to wonder what the resolution may end up to be. It also tells of the significance of her father in the story, as he is the only one who uses actual dialogue throughout the whole thing; plus the fact that she decided to stop doing something she loved because of the opinion of her father. She placed family over her own enjoyment, even though her father stated that she could go on her own if she wanted to. This, as well as the father being the only source of dialogue, lets the reader know just how important he is to Woolf as a young
However, on the moral grounds, this becomes the most important duty for the children on the moral grounds to at least pay a little to the efforts and hardships of their parents by helping and easing them when they grow old. The objective does not seems to be persuasive because it considers the friendship bond on the basis of favors and friends are made when individuals are adults; not helpless children. When they are kids, then their parents are with them, not their friends. Sommers believe that the traditional family values are being weakened because of the underlying issues created by the philosophers who are against the traditional values. Sommers has made use of the “special duties” that are the “duties not voluntarily assumed that devolve on specific individuals, such as kinship” (Sommers, 1993).
In “The Giving Tree”, they inform the readers about what parents do for their kids. It shows even with nothing left she still tries to give. She cares and loves the boy but on the other hand the boy isn’t being grateful. The boy and the tree has this bond and he is breaking it as I previously stated. He wants things and doesn’t care much about the relationship and is being greedy.
At first read, the short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor is thought to be one solely regarding disobedience and death. Flannery focuses a great deal on the children, John Wesley and June Star, and their defiant attitudes towards their grandmother. The grandmother feels as if it is her duty to redirect the two recalcitrant children into a life of respect. This is known when the grandmother says, “‘In my time,’ said the grandmother, folding her thin veined fingers, ‘children were more respectful of their native states and their parents and everything else’” (O’Connor 252). Furthermore, O’Connor depicts death as an importance in the story.