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Regardless of how a child acts towards their parents, all that matters in the end is their unconditional love for them. However, the time it takes for them to express their gratitude will depend on each child. In the novel The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri demonstrates this, describing the life of a young boy named Gogol and his continually progressing relationship with his mother. It demonstrates that a child is unable to view his or her parents as a human being until the parent figure experiences a traumatic event that allows the child to empathize with their parents. Although parents play an immense role in a child’s life, their support is often underappreciated.
“Teenage Wasteland” Parent/Child relationships are very hard to establish among individuals. This particular relationship is very important for the child from birth because it helps the child to be able to understand moral and values of life that should be taught by the parent(s). In the short story “Teenage Wasteland”, Daisy (mother) fails to provide the proper love and care that should be given to her children. Daisy is an unfit parent that allows herself to manipulated by lacking self confidence, communication, and patience. Daisy lacks self confidence which made it harder to raise her fifteen year-old son Donny.
According to historian John Sommerville, marriage initially emerged to create “security for the children to be expected from the union;” whereas today, “the child’s interest in the permanence ... ... middle of paper ... ...orce leaves behind sadness, despair, and unforgettable moments that carry through their lives forever. Some people believe that staying together in an unhappy marriage teaches children the wrong things about love, but divorce only teaches children to give up when things get hard. It is the easy way out when in struggling situations and engraves doubt into children’s minds. Divorce has irreversible impacts on children’s future views of family, life, and love. Works Cited Kirn, W., McDowell, J., Padgett, T., Sachs, A., & Thigpen, D. E. (2000).
Acceptance of who we are plays a large part in the overall theme of “rite of passage” in the story. The young girl is opposed to the thought of working for her mother at the beginning, but eventually comes to a realization that it is her pre-determined fate to fit the mould of the gender stereotype. Through the girl’s hardships, she accepts the fact that her younger brother, Laird, is now the man that his father needs for help, and she takes her place in womanhood. The story embodies gender identity and stereotypes, as a young child moves into adulthood. The fact that our rite of passage is unavoidable proves that we must all go through our own journeys to find our own true identity.
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