This is most clearly shown through Mrs. Bowles’ C-sections and her lack of relationships with her children. Montag recognises his lack of emotions towards Mildred, demonstrating the dehumanization of society. Granger explains how society used to be, with meaningful lives and human emotions/relationships. Without these human characteristics, life is not valued and not seen as important. Because of this, the people spend their days doing whatever makes them think they are happy for that moment in time.
“ To be in your child's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents. In both, the narrators oppose their parents for being selfish, choosing their professional careers over their children. They put work above family, neglecting the desires and needs of their daughters, Both daughters are desperately yearning to be close to their parents. In Confetti Girl, the narrator wants her dad to listen to her, while he would rather focus on his teaching profession, In Tortilla Sun, the narrator wants her mom to consider her feelings about a sudden move, while her mom ignores her desires and decides to pursue her own research
While it is quite obvious that they are very different, how their parents are able to raise them is one of the most noticeable factors. The parents of Stacey and the parents of T.J. raise their children in their own ways. Mary Logan, Stacey’s mother, is strict and very concerned for her son’s safety and refuses to allow him to travel to dangerous places. For example, when one of Stacey’s friends asked him if he wanted to sneak out to the Wallace , a shop run by racist whites, and learn new dances, he replied with, “Mama told us not to go down there”(73). Mrs. Logan clearly cares about her children, and does everything within her power to keep them safe.
Thesis People are social creatures that require affection that is first received when being an infant. People’s mentality changes if a child or a person does not receive affection especially from their families. In a short story titled “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates which presents a protagonist who does not receive much affection from her mother compared to her sister. While the antagonist shows some sort of affection to the protagonist, her decisions are impacted by how her family treats her. It is not the protagonist fault of her decisions made during the incident, but the mothers.
The reader can clearly infer that Melinda’s thoughts and feelings about her family are negative. Melinda struggles with her mother’s inability to face the truth that they are not a happy family. She is upset that her mother is striving to keep the title of “a happy family” instead of creating an environment where a happy family could strive. Melinda’s parents are a large part of her life, and therefore, they play a major role in her society. The way that she describes her feelings towards her father is that he is lazy and unwilling to work seriously.
She doesn’t want anything to do with them. Usually when you are young your mother is someone that helps you through your adolescent age. When you become older your dad takes over. In this case Conrad doesn’t have a mother to help him through life since his mother does not show any compassion towards him he has to learn to go through adolescent life without a strong motherly figure. This shows a lot of perseverance, because he doesn’t have his mother to turn to in these tough times.
Katniss' mother is not accepting the death of her husband by blocking out everyone, which is almost exactly the same response as Geneva to her situation. Both Geneva's and Katniss' mother's responses influence their daughters in ways that they will never forget in their lifetime. Because Geneva is so caught up in her own mess and doesn't recognize reality, a Saranell is deeply
The most noteworthy conflicts were balancing motherhood and her role as a political figure. For example, during her tenure as an activist, strangers and colleagues benefited from her affection, time and devotion. Whereas, her children did not and this ultimately negatively impacted her children's lives in their failed social relationships. Another role conflict that she experienced was her role as daughter-in-law and mother. Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law.
Through the mother we can guess that Emily, when she was old enough to notice her surroundings, hated the care she was given outside of her mother. From going to her father’s relatives to daycare she changed both physically and in her demeanor. Not getting a glimpse into Emily’s head forces the reader to infer what Emily feels towards her mother and her situation based off of the descriptions noticed by her mother. No one around Emily saw the uniqueness her mother did, this leads to the assumption that she became very depressed. If the story was changed to a different perspective the emotions of the mother would get lost or forgotten.
Connie is a different and jealous girl at home.. Connie’s mom would tell her that why would she be like her sister June, “..Connie had to hear her praised all the time by her mother and her mother’s sisters. June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped cleaned the house and cooked and Connie couldn’t do a thing …”(Oates 233) She does not act like she is jealous she just talks about how she hates her mom bragging about her sister. Besides this she also acts like a person in and out of her home, she is double-faced. “Everything about her had to sides to it, one for home and and one for anywhere that that was not home…” (Oates 234)
In the words of Putnam, “beating kids is bad, but entirely ignoring them can be worse” (111). If a young child were to come home from school and be confronted by her parents screaming at each other, she would feel confused and hopeless. While parents not asking their daughter how her day was does not seem like a big deal, it is a necessary part of a child’s development because “cognitive stimulation by parents is essential for optimal learning” (110). Children who have parents that “talk with them frequently develop more language skills than kids whose parents rarely engage with them in conversation” (110). For this reason, if a child’s parents were severely not getting along, then they definitely would not be putting all of their energy into talking with their child and, therefore the child would have a harder time developing language skills.