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 the story it says, “ ‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped. ‘What did you say?’ He asked, pushing his newspaper aside.” Maria’s conflict connects to the theme of the story because she is being ungrateful towards her father and wants to grow up too fast. In the text it also says, “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.” This connects to theme because, Maria needs to be thankful for her family and, she is not acting very thankful according to this quote.
Due to the fact that they do not have parents to teach them to be their own person and think for themselves, they are used by the King and Queen to get the information that they want. Although they are not insane like Hamlet becomes, they are very dumb characters that get used time and time again by different people. As you can see, the lack of parents is just as bad as having parents that traumatize their children. As you can see, children can be set astray from what their parents want them to be based on just their methods of parenting. Hamlet went absolutely insane, Ophelia lost respect for her father and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are incapable of thinking for
There was one time when I took courage in life and it was when I stood up for my mom and I against my father. Ever since my older sister and I were little toddlers we were scared of our father. We never told him how we felt because we never wanted to make him mad because lets be honest he use to beat us, so we were just always scared. Well I finally stood up for how he would treat my mom and i. When I stood up for my mom and I was when my father decided he could talk to us however he wanted.
King Henry replaces his wives every time the wife is not able to produce a son. Leaving his previous wife and family alone without much or any support. Not only does he have a betraying attitude he also is very arrogant about himself because even though he is above all in position he does not have any character to support all of the wives and their families and thinks once the wife is not able to any thing for him the wife is no value anymore. Which is because of King Henry, Mary Tudor faces neglection. Hence even though King Henry does show Mary neglection Mary endures the cruelty of her father and keeps her patience silently.
Ammu begins to look for ways to regain control over her own life, such as her relationship with Velutha. However, because of the events that transpire from the relationship, she begins to resent her children even more, once even shouting at them that “If it wasn 't for you I wouldn 't be here! I would have been free!" (240). This event showcases that when Ammu begins to focus on her own wish to be free of society’s constrictions, she no longer can prioritize the needs of her children, and in fact begins to view them as a
Benny has been a fatherly figure to her ever since, but he seems to still treat her as an adolescent. Joon is in no condition to be making life altering choices; although, she should be allowed to make small choices in order to feel normal. Benny doesn’t even trust Joon enough to leave her alone at home, “She is going to be alone every day … I’m not leaving her alone at night too.” The lack of trust that Benny has in Joon causes her to not trust herself either. She views herself as an unwanted human being that everyone seems to run away from. The only people Joon has known in her life are her brother and all the housekeepers he has hired to take care of her.
Elliott then resorted to lying and sneaking around behind his mother’s back because of his mother’s disapproval of him telling stories. This is an accurate norm that a child would demonstrate because they would not want to get into trouble. Obviously there is conflict in the home with Elliott because he makes the comment that his dad would believe him. Elliott is showing his emotional need of his father not being there with him but
The children and adults live in fear and without hope every day. They realize that the chances of any of one being able to rise out of their current place in society is slim. This fosters an atmosphere of distrust and resentment. Pedro’s mom did not want to take care of Pedro but instead gave him to the state. Meche lives with the fear in the back of her head that she will suffer a similar fate as Pedro’s mother.
The narrator describes the conflict she has with her parents, how her life has never been easy and how her parent criticize every decision she makes. She is not a confident person, because she almost never takes decision for herself. She is always following her parents wishes without expressing what she really wants. The narrator points out how sometimes her parents feel disappoint of her for leaving school and not going to law school as they want. She also mentions how difficult is for her to deal with the fact that “We are the first generation and
I always thought this because from evidence given it seemed like the mothers of these school shooters were not engaged enough with their children. I think Eva had a harder time trying to be active with Kevin, from the beginning, Kevin never showed any affection towards her and it kind of seemed like he was out to get her. Thus making it every hard to Eva to form a connection to her son. Sue, on the other hand, knew that her relationship with her son would be strong until it was his time to break away and become more independent. Sadly, I think Sue had a tendency to not become involved with Dylan enough after that, from her statements it seemed like there were key moments where a mother should have gotten involved and took care of her son.
This resentment towards their culture most likely stems from the strict rules their parents enforce and the urge the girls feel to “fit in” with American teenagers. Regardless of the efforts to blend into American culture, the girls realize that they do not seem to fully fit the mold of either culture. Specifically in “The Rudy Elmenhurst Story”, Yolanda states that “I saw what a cold, lonely life awaited me in this country. I would never find someone who would understand my peculiar mix of Catholicism and agnosticism, Hispanic and American styles.” (99). This passage is a pivotal moment in Yolanda’s life because it establishes the moment when love no longer has the same meaning as it did before.