ANALYSIS As mentioned beforehand, deception damages a child’s self-esteem. This situation often happens in a dysfunctional family. Initially, the narrator was seeing her mother for the first time since the divorce which led to result her behaviour fear. The narrator missed the tender care that the mother had shown to her family. However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene.
Every single sentence that shows in this story a conversation between a mother and her daughter. The mother is telling and giving advice to her daughter about the correct and incorrect ways to do everything, from house chores, to how to act in society, and how to take care men…etc. However, if we just read the first two or three lines of beginning, we kind of image that the mother is cruel to her daughter. She kept ordering her young girl to follow her instruction without fail. Fortunately, after reading throughout the story, we can see that the mother just wants her daughter to become a good and helpful woman.
Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch. And it would be her fault.” Maria thinks that it is her fault that her family could get hurt because she angered her father before they left since she wanted to act mature and stay home by herself. She feels like it is all her fault if her family gets injured because she made a fuss over staying home. As well as this, Soto also says, “...she was riddled with guilt, since it was she who would have disturbed her father and made him crash.” Maria has the impression that it is her fault that her father got angry and could hurt their family. She thinks that her father would hurt his family to get revenge on her for not wanting to going on the family
On Geralds’s 9th birthday, Gerald’s mom came to the house with a sister for Gerald, but he doesn’t want to see neither of the two. Throughout the book, Gerald get beat and abused by Jordan. In the end, Gerald hurries to his burning house and finds, Jordan on Angel. Gerald saved Angel because he tripped over Jordan’s body. Forged by Fire has many symbols thought this book.
His father felt that Jimmy is too feminine for his liking, especially when Jimmy expressed remorse for burning animals. When Jimmy saw the animals being burnt alive, a part of his innocence is taken from him. Their relationship became even more distant after his wife leaves. Jimmy’s father is very perplexed when the whole thing happened and he is not sure how to handle it all. His father eventually marries his co-worker, Ramona.
Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother. She exclaims her hate for men and questions, “[...] what does love come to, anyway? Look at Papa and Mama after so many years” (Alvarez 122). Mate has the opportunity to be with Raul and Berto, but she second guesses because she does not know if love is real and lasting. She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother.
First, the relationship she has with her uncle, and the way her other family members treat her, relating to the fact that her family calls her by the nickname Li’l Bit is harsh, considering the fact that she’s getting older and it relates to an inappropriate part on her body. I feel that her mother knew that there was something happening when she told Li’l Bit, “don’t come crying to me when it happens” because she was worried about uncle Peck when Li’l Bit was young. I feel that’s what also keeps Li’l Bit from telling her mother the truth. Li’l Bit is the victim. She trapped
She try to make herself look like a boy, “she pinched my right niple hard when she caught me all wrapped up trying to flatten them” so she was embarrassed. She likes the girl next door and her brothers start to pick on here at supper yelling :Jill wants to be a boy” which was hard for her . jill also tried to make the private area look like she had balls and to close her private area so her mom had to help her clean everything up down there. Her mom wasn’t happy that she tried to make herself look like a boy and her mom got mad. This year we have learned a lot about identity and some of us still don’t know who we are and we all should go and find out who we are as people.
These norms are reflected by the husband, who recognizes the causes of his wife’s tribulations, but is paralyzed by his selfish fear of revealing them. Had conditions been different, the mother could have carried her burdens effectively. However, she was walking on unsteady ground that was strewn with obstacles such as her struggle with her identity and well-meaning family, her addiction, and pressure from society. She dropped her burdens of motherhood, but by that time she could no longer find her way through the obstacles of her ravaged
After he starts living the way he is now, he cannot go back to living the way he lived before. The narrator cuts out his cat’s eye, and later kills the cat. The narrator is confined to his path of madness and drunkenness. The narrator’s irritation gets worse, and he attempts to kill the new cat. His wife interjects, and the narrator kills his wife in anger.