In the novel “Ordinary People” by Judith Guest, Beth is the mother of Conrad and Buck Jarrett, Buck tragically died on a boating accident. Beth came from an economically stable family. In the memoir “The Color of Water” by James McBride, Ruth is the mother of James and 11 other children. Ruth came from an economically unstable family and a racist and abusive father. Ruth is a better mother because she strives to teach her kids morals that will help them in the future, whereas Beth is not bad mother because she doesn’t care about anyone but her self.
Out of grief, Tiger’s mother stays in her room and cries while her sister Dorie Kay seems to resort to keeping busy to deal with her sadness. Nevertheless, life moves on in Saitter, and although it pains her, Tiger must move on too, but she will never forget the memories she has had with her beloved
Amy Chau does everything for a reason, even if it is as trivial as picking out an instrument for her children to play. She is a very straightforward, single-minded individual who has a specific ideology for everything she chooses to do. As she states on page 45, “I believed that the only way for Lulu to get out from under the shadow of her high-performing sister was to play an even more difficult, more virtuosic instrument. That’s why I chose the violin.” Her reasoning for picking the violin for Lulu and piano for Sophia was she believed in raising her children the Chinese way, which meant classical music.
Best of the Worst Parenting is never perfect. Every parents questions whether they are raising their child correctly, and no parent ever feels like they are doing the right thing. With no clear distinction between good and bad parenting, it is usually left to personal preferences and judgements to decide which parents have adequately raised their children and which have failed. When a parent so call “fails,” often it is the children with their strong will and determination to survive that collectively raise themselves. In Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, Leonie, one of the narrators and the mother of another narrator, Jojo, is not the most caring, hands-on mother, but is loving of her children nevertheless.
With Sugar the struggle was easy, yet with Silvia a lot more difficult. It was children like Silvia that Ms. Moore knew she would have to be a bit more extreme in not only teaching her verbally, but also showing her the difference in knowing the “real meaning of money, how to earn it and spend it”. As an educator, the challenge doesn’t only apply to the immediate family. The challenge also surrounds it self by environmental and media factors including but not limited to music, thus as a child until someone comes along and takes the time to explain and physically show you your ultimate options you could potentially remain still. Ms. Moore knew that and with that she took the children to “F.A.O. Schwarz” in New York.
The realistic fiction story, “Ashes”, by Susan Beth Pfeffer is about a young girl who has two very polar opposite parents. A fun, but irresponsible father, and a practical, proactive mother. Ashes faces a major dilemma when her financially troubled father asks Ashes to steal from her mother’s emergency fund for his own personal needs. Sometimes, the people you love most can be selfish and deceive you. This relates to my story because Ashes’ dad is manipulative, deceptive, and selfish.
Evelyn How Mr. Catrette Lit/Writ 7 September 2015 In Two Kinds, a short story by Amy Tan, it is about a mom who pushes her daughter and strives for her to be some type of prodigy. The mom came from a tough background, moving to San Francisco after losing her parents, her family home, her first husband, and two twin baby girls. She “believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America”, so she didn’t regret her decision.
It can be hard on the child to handle the overwhelming responsibility or even missing the empty space which used to be their parent. In passages from Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, the tension of having one parent and how that can affect their families is revealed. In Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez, the narrator, Lina, is having trouble coping with the loss of her mom and connecting with her
But yet they both sometimes don’t respect their mother. Mama is a gentle women, she always has to be honest with her children. Mama is not an educated women her school closed at the second grade. ” I never had an education myself” (Walker, 316, 13).
Additionally, she grew up as a top student, receiving the offer of a famous university and then became one of the most popular authors of children’s books. In any way, Amy was a typical winner, having a successful career, beautiful and charming appearance, enjoying a relatively high social status, and living in a happy marriage. Nevertheless, in reality, Amy
Mother Knows Best Often times in literature, character relationships change and evolve. “Two Kinds” written by Amy Tan, is a story about a daughter’s uncertain feelings toward her mother. Overtime, the mother-daughter relationship gets ruined when the daughter does not believe in her potential to be a child prodigy as strongly as her mother does. After an attentive analysis of the story, the reader is aware of how Jing-mei’s feelings toward her mother changes, why they did so, and how those changes affected the entire story.
She talks about how her friends could not understand her mother 's talking but Amy thought her mother was good at speaking English. Amy states, "Some say they understand none of it, as if she were speaking pure Chinese. But to me, my mother 's English is
“Two Kinds” a short story out of Amy Tan’s book “The Joy Luck Club” is a representation of the pressures immigrant children face from their parents. In the story, we follow a young girl named Jing-Mei as she embarks down the road to becoming a Prodigy. Her mother believed that “you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (Tan). For Jing-Mei that meant her mother believed she could become instantly famous. “Of course, you can be a prodigy, too”, her mother told her (Tan).