Another reason the older sister is jealous of Stella –Rondo is because she never appreciates what others do for her. Stella-Rondo has a tendency to mistreat the things that she gets from people and her parents. For instance, in the short story the narrator mentions “she always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away” (437). When the older sees that Stella-Rondo throws away the good things that she receives from her parents she gets upset with her younger sister. The older sister thinks that is unfair that she can have anything she wants, but she chooses not to appreciate or take care of the good things her parents give.
Dee thinks she is better than the rest, she wants to leave her family and heritage behind because she feels like they aren’t as sophisticated as she is. She tries to force "other folkways habits" on Mrs. Johnson and Maggie. In the story, you see how mama narrates that she pressed them with the serious way she reads, only to shove them away at the moment they seemed about to understand(10). Dee acts superior to her mom and Maggie and also treats them like dimwits because of their illiteracy. I think its best that one is intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy because they are different.
Crane experiences her life through the eyes of other people, particularly white people. She allows this factor to control her life and determine what she is capable... ... middle of paper ... ...s because Helga has not experienced inner happiness. Helga uses her ethnicity as a crutch of why her life has not panned out as it should and she indulges in her own self-pity that only fires her negative defiance. This personal factor has an effect on her outlook and attitude on life and causes her to make selfish and irrational decisions further more leaving her in sorrow and self-pity. When Helga taught at Naxo, she built inside of her a rage of anger and instead of using her disapproval as momentum in changing the world; she used it to fire her thoughts of unfairness and resentment, which she brings her to spiritual and physical defeat in the end.
In this, Dee is worried about what her friends would think because she is ashamed of the shack in which Mama and Maggie lives. Mama is also ashamed of their home saying "I have deliberately turned my back on the house." (Walker 87) She describes herself in a condescending way of being fat and manly. She also mentions how uneducated she is because of school closure in the second grade. Mamma seems to be ashamed of her self as a whole (Walker 86-87).
Julian realizes that he isn’t very popular with people and he would like his mother to realize that she is not superior just because she is a white women. He believes his mother wasted her time trying to raise him the “right” way and think that she made some unnecessary sacrifices. Julian is very depressed because she put a lot of time and effort into him and he is fed up with the world and he wants her understand they share the same values. Customs
Growing up in America, Tan also realizes the differences between two cultures. Tan would get scolded at when she received a B, while other children were okay when they got a C. Tan realizes it would be hard to appease her mother or even at all. Even so, Tan still tried hard to meet her mother’s expectation. However, Tan completely changed from an obedient daughter to a rebellious one because of one incident - the death of her father and brother. Because of this, Tan thought that there would be no use of being good; therefore, she started to rebel against her mother.
Elizabeth rebels against her parents not just because they are so controlling, but also because her rebellious nature allows her to relieve the pressure that her parents have placed on her. As a child Elizabeth's spunkiness is implied by Mrs. Leopold when she questions her about where she has been when she notices that Elizabeth has been coming home late from school. As the questioning continues, Mrs. Leopold obviously thinks that there is more to what is being said. She finally asks Elizabeth what she is after. In her mother's mind it is not the boys she is worried about, "It is Elizabeth herself" (65).
Katherine Paterson's Happy or Unhappy Ending Happiness seems different for all the characters, for Gilly happiness isn't something she has been able to experience yet. This is due to the fact she does not live with her mother and does not know her mother very well. At the beginning Gilly is very unhappy. Moving from one foster home to another is affecting her badly. She believes that happiness is being with her mother, but her theory soon changes.
Blanche is also appalled that her sister is living in a run down place like this one when they both come from a sophisticated background. She explains that she has come for a visit because she ne... ... middle of paper ... ...e also intruded on her sister’s life as well. The relationship between Stanley and Stella degraded after she came on which fractured the relationship. Stanley knew Blanche was the problem that’s why he brought her the bus ticket to Laurel so they could finally be happy again. She lost track of reality and retreated.
This enables Arnold to manipulate her because she doesn’t know what healthy attention is. Along the same lines as her father, Connie’s mother is dissatisfied and hates that Connie is so obsessed with her looks, often “[scolding] Connie about it” (Oates 2203). This causes Connie to be distant from her mother. Thus, Connie feels little, compared to her sister, who gets all the attention from their mother. The absence of both parents allows Connie to be manipulated because she feels alone, often rebels against the rules, and wants to be away from her family.