Their mother Amanda, is absolutely a lunatic. She is obsessive and controlling to her children, because she wants them to live the life she wanted to live. While Tom works hard to support his family, and has a strong care for Laura, he feels trapped and confused. After working long hard days, Tom has to come home to the reality of his critical mother, his poor helpless sister, and their tiny, cramped apartment. Tom feels a lot of resentment towards his father for abandoning the family.
The poem is conveyed in a very “down to earth” manner. An example of this is, “Life for me ain’t been a crystal stair (462).” This quote shows the reader that the mom is trying to teach the son a lesson with out sugar coating it. She wants her son to know that throughout her life has had many obstacles to overcome, and that he too is going to have to get through his own obstacles no matter how frustrating it is. Her tone throughout the poem is stern telling the boy, “So boy, don’t turn your back (462).” The poems tone almost makes the reader believe that the mother is talking to them, almost as if I am being taught a valuable lesson.
It was not easy for them to bring us in this world .They provided shelter, clothes, and medicine whatever we needed at that time; also they provided education, and teach us how we could survive in this world. Parents always try to make their children able and they want to see them a successful person. Sometime parents even kill their own desire and happiness to make their children successful. Therefore, they have right to expect something from their children in their old age. Our parents sacrifices a lot of things for us in their life so, children can show their love and gratitude for elderly parents by taken care of them.
Dawe has a sympathetic outlook towards the mother, by outlining her hopes and dreams, also asking her husband Tom to make a wish in the last line of the poem. Thus hoping he will choose the same path in life that would be concrete and will bring them closer together. Because this is a continuous event the mother is getting frustrated as at the time of packing once again she finds that she has not unpacked from there last move.This poem is not everyone's ordinary life but a life the have to lead in order to stay functional. The family have to make sacrifices because it is more of a necessity. This life they lead is ordinary to the young children but frustrating towards the eldest and the mother.
However, the mother that does adopt them will never be able to replace the feeling of abandonment the child has. That child will always know that for some reason they were ne... ... middle of paper ... ...e and social problems. Sandra Maria Esteves talked about what life would be like for these children if they had a mother, but now the door is opened to what abandoned children go through on a daily basis. Sandra Maria Esteves spoke about the glorious life some children live with having the care from a mother. She talked about the great things they would bond over and all the things the mother would do for their children.
When I think of family, I think of the close-knit bond I have with my family, the love between my sister and I as we have grown so much closer over the years, and the strength that one 's’ family can bring them. I know that I would not be where I am today without my family being there by my side every step of the way. It is just like that cliche saying, ¨Friends will come and go but family is forever.¨ I see it all the time people taking their family for granted, getting angry that they care for you and want your best interest, and trying to push them away. I am here to tell you, do not push, pull those people as close to your heart as you can, love them, and cherish them because they won 't be there forever and one day, I promise you will
“Mother to Son,” written by Langston Hughes, is a short poem about a mother who is teaching her son about perseverance and determination by using the image of a staircase. She explains that even though life has given her many hardships, she continues forward and she urges her son to do the same. In “Mother to Son,” Langston Hughes uses an extended metaphor, imagery, dialect, and structure to paint a picture of a weary mother who wants her son to persevere through the hardships of life. The theme of this poem is determination and the value of experience. The mother is telling her son that no matter what happens, he should never give up.
When her husband came home she had to become a caretaker of him and a mediator between him and other people, especially the children. Now that her husband is back she is having difficulties keeping up with the new demands on her role as a wife. She wants to be there for him while he is struggling through his issues, but he does not want to comfort that she is offering. She also needs support from him for what she went through (Knobloch & Theiss, 2012). There was one scene when she was talking with her two daughters about their father and why he was behaving the way he was.
She was strong and willing to do manual labor. This seemed to be a strain on the family dynamic. The strain on the family can be shown in some of Wakemen’s letters. In one letter home Wakemen write, “I want you should forgive me of everything that I ever done, and I will forgive you all the same” (21) Her abnormal attributes for a woman of her time caused some kind of rift in her family. With her father always needing her help and her mothers want for her to perform womanly tasks Wakeman was pulled in different gender directions.
In the novel All Over but the Shoutin’ Rick Bragg shows the love and devotion of what every mother should have through his mother. The only woman that Bragg truly cares for and takes time out of his day is for his mother Margaret Marie. Bragg tries to do the best for his mother and tries his best to make her proud of him. Bragg learned early in life that his mother strived to give her children everything possible. For Mrs. Bragg her children are the reason she wakes up everyday and tries to make a better life for them.