Also the fact that Lisa’s mom is a single mother means that she is e... ... middle of paper ... ...er taught her anything about the consequences of having sex and the precautions one has to take to avoid becoming pregnant. In addition, Erica’s mother might have had her at a very young age, so in Erica’s head, it might acceptable to be doing such things at such a young age. These three girls described in this song relate to sociological characteristics of poverty, education, healthcare, marriage, and family. The biggest sociological aspect seen throughout all three girl’s stories, is poverty. Poverty is a big part of the song and shows some cases in which it is like to live in poverty.
Emily has hopes of becoming a comedic actress and making her own path through life; however, this is very unlikely and she will most probably turn out like her mother. Her mother even doubts her, claiming she “has much to her and probably little will come of it” (Olsen 298). Despite Emily’s enormous potential and talent as an actress, the world rarely accepts female actresses or comedians because they believe women are meant to care for children. Society is able to prevent many young women from determining their own fate because traditional motherhood is self perpetuating, meaning children are taught the same gender roles that their parents are taught. Emily is taught that women stay in the house and iron; she is not encouraged enough by her mother early on.
In the book titled, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” written by Maya Angelou, Maya recalls her childhood throughout her teenage years. Maya who is an African American goes through many difficult situations that make her feel unworthy of herself, and learns that there is more to beauty then being just white. At a young age Maya’s parents’ divorce and send her with her brother Bailey to go live with their grandmother and disabled Uncle Willie in Stamps. Their Maya feels more shameful of being white because she sees that her grandmother is not respected even though she is one of the few black people who are wealthy. Maya states “I wanted to throw a handful of black pepper in their faces, to throw lye on them, to scream that they were dirty,
But the woman is debating about keeping the baby and making their relationship work with the child in their lives. She thinks that maybe having the child will make their relationship stronger. The poem “Black Woman” is depicting a colored woman who is talking to her unborn child that is inside her and begging the child to not be born into this world yet. She is that the world is a terrible place for her to raise the child. The mother’s fears are that the child will be treated very horrible and having to live the life of a colored.
Some mothers are not ready for this job, yet selfishly still choose to keep their children because they are too proud to allow someone else provide their baby with the life they deserve. Child abandonment is a ever rising epidemic not only in The United States, but all around the world. Child abandonment affects the mother, but more importantly, the child that is being abandoned. In the poem by Sandra Maria Esteves titled “Give Thanks”, she lists all the “jobs” a mother does for their children and how special they are, which is something children who are abandoned by their mothers will never experience. The abandonment of a mother leads to negative psychological effects.
Sometimes children complain about their mothers, each wishing they could have different type of mom. The lives and situations of each mother were different, but in my opinion, both mothers were a bad model for parenting. "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen shows us a mother who is struggling through her own life and does not pay any attention to her daughter. The mother in this story happens to be the narrator, and we get the indication that she isn't a very good mother. To start, she was very young when she first had Emily.
She mentions that she got into trouble when she was younger, which the audience can imagine that being her getting pregnant without being married first. Today this is a common occurrence, but in Anne 's society this is deemed as a terrible thing and hurts her place in that society. She can no longer keep her daughter and has to give her up for adoption and she becomes Nora 's nanny and then Nora 's children 's nanny. In other words, she had to give up her own daughter and mother someone else 's children. Anne even mentions, "A poor girl who has got into trouble should be glad to" raise Nora 's children (Ibsen 1378).
Throughout the story of Where are you Going… Connie is caught in between that middle stage of childhood and adult and she thinks she has got life all figured out, but in reality, her actions of vanity and disobeying her parents prove otherwise. By over-nurturing and not communicating with her child more, Connie’s mother has provided this framework for her to be an ‘adult-child’ therefore causing her to be vain make wrong decisions; Connie wasn’t born this way, it was the negative over-nurturing that made her the way she
If you do not have the nicest things or the prettiest face any other female will point it out to you. This is what scares me the most for the next generation. Especially my three year old niece and my best friend’s one year old niece. My niece was born with a double thumb and her parents have decided not to have her undergo surgery and physical therapy because the thumb does not bother her. From a very early age she has known that it was different to the point of where she would hide it if she was at the playground.
The masquerade began as members of the white race tried to pass as black and during that experience gain some satisfaction from their own lost and confused existence. Claude McKay was unique in style and tone, yet still followed the other artists by topic. The exotic in Claude McKay's "Harlem Shadows" is apparent. McKay is developing the exotic throughout the text and saying that black exoticism is the only way that Africans can survive in America. McKay wants the African American to embrace their bodies, but there is an element of pity to the work.