In my old house my sister and I shared a room and my little sister had her own room because she was the baby. I lived with my big sister in our room for the first eight years of my life. We shared a closet, bunk- beds, a dresser, and toys. When we moved into our current house it was a huge adjustment. I had to learn to sleep without the comforting thought of Fallon underneath me, or being able to giggle and be silly until Mom or Dad came in and got angry.
The ending of the story was based on Connie’s decision and she accepted to go with Arnold “Connie steps outside” (Oates 80). She has nothing else to do at that time because she doesn’t want Arnold to harm her family that’s why she has to sacrifice for her family. After reading this short story, the reader gets an idea of the life of Connie that she’s not the only one to blame. She became different person to her family than to the world. It’s kind of her mother’s fault too because she never talks to Connie nicely.
As she does not live with her mother she feels the need to rebel so that The Social Services will send her to her mother. During the story, certain events affect... ... middle of paper ... ...ings or people a chance. Gilly didn't give William Ernest or Maime Trotter a chance, she immediately thought they weren't up to her standards, but after a while she realised they were just like her. My views of the characters did change during the story. At the start, I really did not like Gilly; I thought she was really mean and a horrible person.
She "always wanted to say that if it was a birthmark it must be her [Cleva's] fault"(p.44). Her mother, however, is unsympathetic and explains, "I just want her to see that she can't let this ruin her life; there are things we just have to accept"(p.48). Kate's mother tries to constantly remind her that things could be worse and she shouldn't whine. But during her early childhood years, Kate's birthmark does affect her and it is hard for her to accept. Kate feels that her birthmark is an open invitation for others to hurt her.
It was their father telling them that their Aunt was doing fine and will have to stay there a couple of months. They felt relive to hear the good news, but Khadijah knew something was not right. As she got in the bed it felt kind of strange like someone was in it. (Let's not forget this is the same bed Khadijah use to share with her Aunt when she lived with her family.) Khadijah went to sleep with her Aunt Marla in her mind.
Diaz states in the book, ¨Sharing a bed with her mother, the inability to buy the dresses she wanted.¨ This quote shows that La inca is in isolation from being a wealthy mother not being able to give her children what other parents can. Diaz uses the history of La Inca to show that she is in isolation from having a normal childhood as a kid. In chapter three on page 80, La inca did not have a home as a kid, she passed through rough times when she was young and she'll never forget those horrible days. Diaz states in the book, ¨Those first years of her life when she´d been an orphan, the horrible scars from that time.¨ This shows that La inca had a hard life since she was young she was not able to have a childhood because of what she went through showing she is in isolation from people who didn't have a hard life when she was
However, the situation is not easy for her, because she doesn’t want this child and she can’t talk about her secret with anyone. She approaches the world in her own, unclear way, which is partially shaped through circumstances she grew up. At once, she has to cope not just with the consequences of her romance, but also she has to accept a new role of mother and women in the house of the Bundren family. While other relatives have chance to manifest their feelings about the journey to Jefferson, she is ignored and feels rather alone.She is looking for a solution from her precarious situation, but she fails all the way. Her childish and artless nature is suddenly forced to behave as a woman, who seems to be lost.
Tita disagrees with the rigid tradition because it confines her to a life without love. She doesn't sit back and accept her position; she fights for what she wants. However, Tita doesn't question the practice to her mother. Mama Elena is the supreme authority in the household and Tita fears her. Tita refuses to accept her undesirable social role even though others accept it in her family.
One mother, Suyuan, imparts her knowledge on her daughter through stories. The American culture influences her daughter, Jing Mei, to such a degree that it is hard for Jing Mei to understand her mother's culture and life lessons. Yet it is not until Jing Mei realizes that the key to understanding who her mother was and who she is lies in understanding her mother's life. Jing Mei spends her American life trying to pull away from her Chinese heritage, and therefore also ends up pulling away from her mother. Jing Mei does not understand the culture and does not feel it is necessary to her life.
Her aunt had two sides to her, a calm woman and a wild woman free with sex. Kingston was actually shocked by this and says, “Unless I see her life branching into mine, she gives me no ancestral help.” Despite the fact that Kingston ... ... middle of paper ... ...er ancestral culture in order to adapt to American values which still remain here in America. While at school she was practicing this “American- Feminine”, she was shaped as a child to respect honor, family and Chinese culture itself. Consequently, Kingston still started to steer off of her family beliefs. Even writing this book is ironic because even though she was told by her family not to tell anyone about her aunt, here she is writing a book about it.