Throughout the book, Esperanza’s experiences and hardships help her grow a lot, attitude wise. To paint a picture for you, Esperanza thought of Miguel as just a very close family servant therefore, her attitude towards him was very neutral. As she got to know him her attitude changed. Martha on the other hand had a very rude attitude towards Esperanza ,so the feeling was mutual. As time went on, she understood why Martha was causing trouble in the camps, and her attitude became somewhat
In “My Father’s Love Letters”, the father “asks [his] child to write a letter” as he dictates what to say (line 3). Writing these letters is a way for the speaker and his father to bond. It is one way for the child to learn what love is even though his father is abusive. Although, the child himself may have also been abused, as at one point they sat “in the quiet brutality” (line 19). But, the writing of the letters seems give a powerful sense that the father does somehow love his child as he asks him to write them.
The son claims that his father “could drop it [the bunt] like a seed,” which implies that the father’s sacrifice has been gingerly placed in order to grow strong one day (8). This simile demonstrates the care with which the father tries to teach the son how to bunt. The only other simile compares the son’s sign to his father, the poem itself, to “a hand brushed across the bill of a cap” (21). Once again this figurative comparison connotes a tender love and mutual respect between the father and son, especially considering that this simile compares the poem to the baseball equivalent of a salute. Overall, through the use of symbols and figurative comparisons, the poem conveys the tender admiration shared between the father and son, despite their lack of
“My Father’s Hats” by Mark Irwin, as previously mentioned, talks about their father. “My Father’s Hats” uses a forest as it’s setting, and takes the reader through an adventure through the forest. This shows how the speaker remembers the father and the sentimental attachment to the memories he has with his father. The overall theme statement of this poem is that memories can open doors to place we’ve never been. “Whose Mouth Do I Speak With” by Suzanne Rancourt, also talks about their father.
Elva had a great deal of respect for Apá, who tried his best to provide for his family. From the early years of Elvas life, her father always showed the significance in which education played for his children. He ensured each of his six children where to graduate high school; something in which himself, and very few other Mexican Americans were not able to achieve. He ensured this was possible by conveying a great deal of emphasis on the importance of education. Every year, Apá and the family would return from the farms a month earlier than when the farming season finished.
Beneath the surface, I think the father was tired of always being on the hunt to survive. I think that he was tired of having to worry about how they were going to survive, with both having enough to stay some what healthy and also being cautious of the “bad guys.” This was very unlike the man to forget about having to be safe from other people. Everything that the father does, he thinks about how it will affect his son. But during this passage, he didn’t really take into consideration the things that could have been down in that room and how it would have affected his son. His behavior in this passage contradicts to the way the author portrays the man through most of the
Diction is in “My Papa’s Waltz” to illuminate the idea that his message uses negative connotations to promote the different reader’s perspective about what the main subject of the poem is. In stanza 10 through 12 states “battered,” as suffering in violence, repeatedly, and “scraped,” being pushed or pulled, shows that while dancing the father’s movements is causing the son to be “scraped” and being brutally hurt multiple times. Therefore it is an
(My Papa’s Waltz) Response The warm feeling of love and affection from a parent is supposed to be a cheerful experience, but in Theodore Roethke poem, love is battling fear. The narrator of this poem portrays over compassion from a drunken father who engages in a bizarre waltz, with his fearful child. The controversy of this abnormal experience from a father to his child is describes on the endurance of the child throughout the poem of painful dancing that ended with mix emotion. The allegory in this poem is deep with hidden meaning on how to deal with abuse from a love one. The love for a parent or a sibling is a hard burden to endure when abuse comes into a situation causing fear and despair.
When the boy asks for a story, the father “...rubs his chin, scratches in ear…” in an effort to conjure up a story his son would enjoy. The action in itself reflects the strong love and endearment he has for his child; a lot of thoughts are devoted to make a story. However, he can recall not one story and the father’s thoughts diverge from thinking of a captivating story, to the future he is dreadful for: “...soon, he thinks, the boy will give up on his father”.
Sometimes the relationship between two generations is very complicated. “My Father Is a Simple Man” by Luis Omar Salinas and “A secret Lost in the Water” by Roch Carrier explore these universal themes, the greatness of love together with the unavoidability of conflicts between two generations through the depiction of the speakers’ personal experience with their fathers. In “My Father Is a Simple Man”, the speaker expresses his love for his father deeply by highly complimenting that his father has sincere “kindness and patience” (Salinas 23) to take the speaker on “lifelong journey” (Salinas 9-10). In the end of the poem, the speaker firmly believes that he should “have learned” (Salinas 36) something from his father which states a manifestly