In Connie’s case, her parents allowed her to make the change alone and endure hard times. As a result, she lacked the values needed to survive. Such values are used to equip a young person for the real world and the tragedies that come with it. As seen in “Where are you going, Where have you been?”, Connie was a victim of poor guidance and empty judgment. The dysfunctional family’s behavior was reflected in Connie.
What I went through was probably a traumatic experience, but it was reality to me. When I was young, I saw my mother suffer a lot. My mother got pregnant at the age of seventeen, could not finish her high school or go to college, and was forced to marry my father. When she was married to my father, my father would abuse her violently especially when h... ... middle of paper ... ...at I do and not struggle for food etc., Of course there is trials, obstacles, and predicaments that come in the way that may be similar to what my parents have gone through. To be completely honest, I have failed.
These early years are the most crucial times in a child’s life, the years that attachment and bonding happen. Emily’s not being able to live with her mother inevitably limited these connections from forming. Emily’s mother recalls a time having to leave her with a sitter while she went to work and when she returned from work; the response was crushing, “when she saw me, she would break into a clogged weeping,” (Olsen). Clogged acts as the visual word here. Emily was unable to cry the tears she should have cri... ... middle of paper ... ...ving to raise a child on her own was not the life she had imagined.
The told my parents they found something in the scan. So they sent them to a neurosurgeon and they scheduled a MRI to see if what they found was right. The neurosurgeon called my parents into a room after the test and they were told what they found. When my parents got home and they had something to tell us so we sat in the living room and my mom said your sister is very sick and they found something in the back of her had and she needs to have surgery to take it out. I was in fifth grade then so they did not tell us everything but I knew what it was my little sister had cancer.
Same goes for my mother. She was treating us like carriers and not like kids. My parents only care about themselves at the time. My feelings were never taken into consideration... ... middle of paper ... ...friends” then they would interpret my words differently and make me look like a bad person. Rumors were spread, arguments took place, and I lost those two friends because they couldn’t treat me right.
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.
They rather avoid the conversation than engage in one. They have given my mother very little feedback. Intentionally most of it was negative. My grandparents have also been avoiding my family. When great grandma Lou was having health issues; my mother wasn’t notified by her parents but instead an outside relative.
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
He also points out that kids are “being denied opportunities to experience what were normative rites of passage a generation ago” (258) This shows that kids with overprotective parents aren 't getting the same experiences that kids once got, and what others are getting. Sierra wasn’t getting half of the same experiences of her peers and I because her parents wouldn 't allow it. I felt bad for my friend Sierra; it really made me realize the affects of strict parents on kids. It held her back from experiences that everyone should experience and take with them throughout their
As I grew older, however, I began to resent my compliance, and, rather than trying to change my attitude, I turned my anger to my sister. I became a simmering soul; the slightest word or smallest action could trigger my bad mood. I was annoyed at my sister for her sheer luck at being born later, and I was angry at my parents for letting her become what I saw as a ruthless child. I was relentless. As a result, the times my sister and I spend together became especially cautious on her part.