With parents that barely made it through a few grades in Mexico, the talk of big dreams hurt them a little. I know my parents will support me love me no matter what. The decision for me to move out was made by the three of us. My parents realized that there was no peace and quiet where we were living. Being 17 in a house full of children under ten years of age made it very hard to focus.
Olsen adds blame on the government for why the narrator’s husband left by telling us that this happened before the Work Progress Administration, as to say it is the government’s fault for acting too late. When the narrator finally finds a job, she could not get one with hours well enough to be with her child. The narrator loved the way her baby reacted to the lights, colors, and music and was understandably crushed that she had to leave her baby with a neighbor so she could work (Olsen, Paragraph 8). Olsen uses this to blame the government for not coming up with a plan to help single mothers... ... middle of paper ... ...he ironing board,” that is, she hopes Emily learns her self-worth and does not allow herself to care more about getting wrinkles out of clothes than caring for her children. Olsen used Emily as an example of how the government cares more about business than people, thus why I believe she sustained an attack on a heartless, bureaucratic government in “I Stand Here Ironing.” She writes about how the government left the narrator to fend for herself and her child when her husband left her to escape the poverty they were in.
Then as time passes by, her baby boy starts talking in English and she can’t understand, making her hurt badly. I can definitely relate to Mamasita’s experience to my mother’s experience when she arrived in America, New York to be exact. My mom missed her home in Colombia very much. She would try to do or listen to everything that she though wouldn’t make her feel so homesick but the realized just as well, that it made her feel even more homesick. My mom isolated herself from the world and didn’t meet anybody for the first 4 months.
In the book Spare Parts by Joshua Davis, there is various ways I can relate to the characters and their experiences. I come from an immigrant family and can relate to how my parents came here looking for better opportunities, how kids are crossed here illegally at a young age, and how illegal immigrants go on about their lives with a constant fear of deportation. First of all, I can relate to the part in book when Joshua Davis said Luis Aranda’s mom (Maria) felt the only option to give her kid a better life was by coming to the United States (Davis, 82). A Japanese lady Maria worked for offered to adopt him, because she recognized Maria was struggling. Maria knew that Luis
When he got deported the first time I had to grow up and basically become a second mother to my siblings. Not only was my best friend taken away from me, but I also knew the responsibility that was about to be put on my shoulders because of this. Now, I really can’t enjoy my college years the way I wish I could have. My mother completely lost it when she heard the news about my dad. She had just overcome the fright of my sister’s diagnosis and now she had a whole different situation to stress over.
The children, Christina and Stella, believe that what the father did to their mother was "awful." Leaving the house not only affected the mother but affected them too, seeing as they were both so young. The father does not really understand that by divorcing their mother he did the same to them: "'When you're older, ... ... middle of paper ... ... children are left with the inability to make decisions for themselves or end up rebelling. The opposite is true in "The Firefly Hunt" as the daughters do not have a father figure for a period of time thus forcing them to look after each other and grow up faster than they should have to. In Harry Mark Petrakis's short story "Song of Rodanthe" and Amanda Michalopoulou's short story "The Firefly Hunt" the concept of parent's actions affecting their children plays a major part.
Kincaid was forced to drop out of school when she was 12 and help raise her brothers because he stepfather was sick and unable to work. Even though she enjoyed school and was very good in it, her mother felt she would be better served at home. At the age of 17, she was then forced to move to New York State in the U.S. to work as an au pair for a wealthy family to help support her family in Antigua. Once Kincaid was in New York, she refused to send money nor respond to letters from her mother due to the resentment she felt for her mother forcing her to leave school that she loved and then forced to leave the only home she knew and go to a foreign country. However, the move turned out to be a wonderful thing in her life because she not only was able ... ... middle of paper ... ...ects her to have the strength of her mother.
With lots of children to take care of Mayella was only able to get two to three years of education and she had no friends. This is why when Atticus asks her about her friends she thinks he is making fun of her. After having to live a life like this we don?t know why Mayella would like to defend her hard-hearted father, but she probably did this because she was scared of what he would do to her if she told the truth. We feel sympathetic towards her at this point but there is still a sense of hatred towards her as she is letting an innocent person being jailed who actually helped her a lot when no one did. Atticus questions Mayella very differently compared to the way he questions Bob Ewell.
However this did not happen this way because Beloved came back to haunt the family which resulted in her two boys leaving because they could not stand the pressure of living in a haunted house. So, again motherhood was inhibited because with out any children there is no mother hood and this is all because of slavery. Although Sethe prevented her children from being put back into the evil forces of slavery, there is a greater question of importance. Can Sethe be thought of as a heroine for releasing them from slavery or is it murder? These questions must also be related back to the real-life character Margaret Garner.
Me da verguenza to see them slouching around like that”. (pg.143) He presumes that his family is not ready for guests, and comments on how unstable and shameful the house and children are. Papi is concern regarding to his appearance and people judgments of his family. Other than refining their appearance to satisfy Papi, it also changes their personality. For the mother she was both a father and mother figure in DRwhen the father was never around.