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Story-telling in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Mother Journeys

- Story-telling in The Joy Luck Club and Mother Journeys        "Beginning with Gussie," Maxine Kumin's short story from the anthology Mother Journeys, has a central issue similar to that in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club: the need for transference of stories from mother to daughter. These two works have quite a few similarities, despite the fact that they are tales about very different cultural traditions. Is the cultural difference important. Or do these works reflect a universal truth about story-telling between mothers and daughters....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Influence of My Mother

- It took a long time to value the exceptional influence my mother has been on my life. She is the type of person who has thoughtful discussions about the importance of building a united family. The type of mother who always has time to listen when I need to express my feelings. The type of benevolent individual who loves to help anyone who is in need. Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her convictions and interests. I not only came to enjoy the enthusiasm of learning simply for the profit of knowing something new, but I also came to conceive her notion of contributing with the community in exchange for an excelling sense of life, love, and spirit....   [tags: mother, heroes, ]

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Looking Back at the American Westward Journeys

- ... Travelers would start to take precautions such as burning the clothes of the victims and their wagon, or even try abandoning their wagons in order to flee as far as possible from it. The few remedies developed against it were Laudanum and camphor, for everything else there were home remedies such as baths and herbs used. In general, the emigrants and Native Americans had a hostile relationship filled with fear and uncertainty. The whites would usually be distrustful and ignorant toward the Natives....   [tags: settling the west, emigration]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Journeys of Odysseus’ and Telemachus’ in The Odyssey

- Odysseus’ and Telemachus’ journeys or nostos were both very similar and different. They parallel each other in some ways but they are also completely different at other times. Telemachus starts as a younger, less mature boy, and without the presence of his father during his childhood, he becomes a timid, shy and spineless boy who is greatly pampered by his mother. He has even more to achieve, being the son of a world-famous father, and this is a very difficult reputation to live up to. His journey, and after that the killing of the suitors who took advantage of him really show how his journeys and problems throughout the book mature him from being a shy, timid boy into a mature man....   [tags: The Odyssey, compare and contrast]

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Analysis Of Eleanor Ayer 's Parallel Journeys

- Analysis of Eleanor Ayer’s Parallel Journeys During the Holocaust six million Jews lost their lives, while others lost their friends, family and dignity. Helen Waterford discusses her survival in the novel Parallel Journeys . Through Helen Waterford’s journey to hide, survive, and rejoin society, she realizes that she cannot dwell on what has happened to her but learn and become wise from what she has endured. In Helen’s lifetime, all she had ever known was that being Jewish was considered the worst thing a person could have been associated with ....   [tags: Jews, Judaism, The Holocaust, Antisemitism]

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The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Jane Eyre The novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë consists of the continuous journey through Jane's life towards her final happiness and freedom. This is effectively supported by five significant 'physical' journeys she makes, which mirror the four emotional journeys she makes. 10-year-old Jane lives under the custody of her Aunt Reed, who hates her. Jane resents her harsh treatment by her aunt and cousins so much that she has a severe temper outburst, which results in her aunt sending her to Lowood boarding school....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Patterns in Hero's Journeys in Literature and Film

- Joseph Campbell, a very well regarded mythologist and writer, believed that all adventure stories generally fallow the same story arch. The story starts off with the hero in his everyday life when out of nowhere, something calls the hero to his epic journey. He goes through a series of trials which he must overcome to reach the final battle. He wins and returns to his normal life as a changed man. This cycle is called “The Hero’s Journey”. Campbell talks about this idea in a few of his books including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces....   [tags: The Hunger Games]

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Becoming A Black Single Mother

- As a student in middle school, I used to joke about living in the principal’s office. Not a week went by where I not put out of class because of “my mouth”. Frustrated, I remember leaving the classroom with my head held low, referral in hand. I can still picture those frequent journeys, passing staff members on the way who’d often ask me if I was on my way to “my homeroom”—the main office. “That mouth is going to get you in trouble!” In those days, I never comprehended how my actions warranted my removal....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, White people]

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My Mother 's Vagina By Amy Chaffee

- Amy Chaffee wrote Your Mother’s Vagina in response to the hesitation she observed throughout her life concerning the discussion of women’s reproductive health. She took her show on an international tour during the summer of 2016, performing in Antwerp, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, Ghent, and Hollywood. Talkbacks were held after each performance, during which audiences reacted in distinctly different ways to the content of the play. I argue that although the government gives society the freedom of expression through the arts, the laws and regulations in place regarding particular subject matter greatly shape how audiences react to that material when presented through theatrical works....   [tags: Performance, Audience, Human, Republic of Ireland]

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The Mother Daughter Relationship in I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen

- The Mother Daughter Relationship in "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen 'I stand here ironing,' a unique phrase uttered by a woman in her conquest of life. It may seem like an unwanted phrase to many, but it has deep meaning behind it. This phrase is almost whispered by the narrator of ?I Stand Here Ironing,. Tillie Olsen, and also by many other mothers going through an important stage in their lives. The stage in life that the mother in the story is going through is called child development, and within this complicated stage arise many new worlds of imagination, emotional journeys, and soothing memories....   [tags: Stand Here Ironing Olsen Essays]

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Mother Is Always Right in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Instead of beating around the bush Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club exposes the not so chipper relationships between Chinese mothers and their polar opposite Chinese-American daughters. The mothers struggle to express the importance of their Chinese heritage while also keeping balance with “good” American characteristics to their daughters; while the daughters struggle with their identities and relationships with others. The Joy Luck Club is written as a collection of flashbacks told by the Chinese mothers and their American daughters....   [tags: chinese, culture, daughter]

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It Was Happening Again - Original Writing

- It was happening again. I knew it was happening and yet there was nothing I could do about it. I knew everything that was going to happen, everything that was going to be said and I could never change the outcome of the dream. I’ve lived through this dream a hundred times and every time it scared me. It was late and the snows had come to stay. The sun weakly rose in the sky only to set quickly, never providing enough light or warmth for this winters day. Her parents owned a small store in town and carried all manner of goods, most of which were destined for farmers that lived nearby....   [tags: Mother, Mother insult, Auburn hair, Parent]

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A Journey is More than a Movement from One Place to Another

- Journeys are a valuable thing. Without journeys every single person in this world would not know what they know today, they would not be here today and without journeys the world would not be as we know it. A thorough study of the text ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare, the painting ‘Entre le trous de la Memoire’ by Domenique Appia and the song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, reveals that a journey is much more then just a movement from one place to another. There are three types of journeys, imaginative, physical and inner....   [tags: journeys,]

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Traits Of The Hero And Queen Elizabeth

- “The hero is often isolated and yet he craves companionship and love. As the savior of his community or society, he must undergo trials and dangers alone. Traits of the hero according to Classical tradition”(The Archetypal Hero,2016). This idea of heros being isolated on their journey to save others relates closely to the stories of Ree Dolly and Queen Elizabeth. These two woman had to women had to separate themselves from family and friends and had to sacrifice their own personal needs to help others....   [tags: Family, Mother]

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A Short Note On A Mother 's Journey

- A Mother’s Journey In Particular we all share a common aspect, we all have mothers that gave life to us, from the instant they created us. A mother who loves and cares who sits downs and listens to your problems, who pushes you harder and takes the tears away. A mother is the who has a warm understanding and a infinite patience. A mother is the most important person in a child’s life, a mother who is always committed to their children and that will do the impossible for them no matter how hard the circumstances are....   [tags: Mother, Family, Child, United States]

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My Mother 's Journey With Cancer

- I often find myself wondering what my life would be like with her here or if I turned out to be how she imagined. I have come to the conclusion that no matter how hard I try, no amount of research or begging for answers from God will help me. Unlike these few things that will never be known, I will always know her smile, crave her laugh and appreciate the impact my beautiful mother had on this earth. Some days it hits me harder than others that I no longer have a mom, but remembering the feeling helps like medicine....   [tags: Family, Mother, English-language films, Father]

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Importance of Osborne in Journeys End by R.C Sheriff

- Importance of Osborne in Journeys End by R.C Sheriff From the very beginning of the play, Sheriff suggests to the audience that Osborne is the father figure and therefore that he is the voice of reason to the other men. We find out that Osborne is a middle-aged man with 'iron-grey hair'. Osborne however is physically in very good shape and is a 'tall, thin man' who is 'physically as hard as nails.' As Raleigh enters the audience sees a kind, caring side to Osborne. Sheriff puts across the ideas of Osborne being a family man through his calming conversation with Raleigh, where he tells Raleigh from what way he should look at the war....   [tags: Journeys End by R.C Sheriff]

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Analysis Of ' People Like That Are The Only People Here '

- The setting in a story is not just the place where it happens; rather, it often acts in a symbolic way to help the reader understand further the thoughts and feelings of the characters. In Lorrie Moore’s “People Like That Are The Only People Here” (“PLTATOPH”) the setting acts as a place that traps the characters–or makes them a part of a cycle– and is often symbolic of the characters thoughts and feelings as they go through their journeys within the hospital. The hospital setting in Moore’s story has a cycle that the characters become a part of....   [tags: Mother, Parent, The Reader, Walk This Way]

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The Epic Of Beowulf By William Shakespeare

- Beowulf is a mostly perfect representation of how an epic hero is supposed to live and act. He went on many journeys, during in which, he killed several monsters to make the land and sea safer for safer for those who traveled there. He had two very prominent attributes that made him stand out: his unmatched bravery in dangerous situations and his incredible strength. He was stronger than all men and had the ability to accomplish things that others could in no way accomplish while showing very little fear or discouragement in the face of danger....   [tags: Beowulf, Grendel, Beowulf, Grendel's mother]

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Comparing Beowulf And The Movie

- Beowulf the movie released in 2007, is a motion capture animated-fantasy film based on the Old English epic poem, Beowulf. Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative lines. The poem focuses on Beowulf who sets himself to embark journeys or adventures in dealing with evil. The poem and the movie is about Beowulf who has journeys where he fights evil. The movie Beowulf and the book Beowulf are mostly different in feminist theory and the plot, but tends to have some similarities....   [tags: Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel's mother, Beowulf]

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White Oleander By Janet Fitch

- A person grows up in the shadow of her parents or guardians, and eventually she comes to a point in her life where she wants to break free of their influence and explore her own identity. The path of finding one 's self-identity is to find descriptive characteristics, qualities and abilities that enable one to define oneself. In the novel, White Oleander, by Janet Fitch, the main character, Astrid, was separated from her mother, who has been convicted of murder, is put in to the foster care system....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Fosterage, Mother]

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Personal Analysis : My Kayak

- 1. Choose one of the activities you listed in the "Activities, Awards, and Interests" section of the application and describe your participation in depth. What difference has it made in your life and in the lives of others. The veins in my forearms bulge, shoulders sear, and hands strangle the paddle as it breaks the water’s smooth seal submerging into the depths of the lake. My kayak is a refuge, a place where the external world of deadlines, destruction, and distress are irrelevant. It’s a place to reflect and clear the mind and soul of hardship....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Mother, United States]

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The Mother By Gwendolyn Brooks

- In “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks and “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath, both writers describe a mother’s personal thoughts and emotions through their journey of motherhood. In order to defend the mother both poems provide positive aspects of a mother .Whether they are a mother with a child or an aborted child. The poems describe both black and white areas of motherhood and how we shouldn’t mark mothers that have children or aborted children as horrible mothers. Instead, we should consider the circumstances in which both mothers are going through and take into consideration that mothers are mothers whether or not they had the child....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Mother, Uterus]

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My Life With My Mother

- Throughout my life I have always had one person who has stuck with me through thick and thin, my mother, Genoveva. My mother’s devotion was to her two daughters, she always prayed that my sister and I would have a better life then what she had and pushed through every obstacle for us. She is from Mexico, Puebla and is a very loud, assertive woman. She always believed in herself and whenever she put her mind to it, she always got the job done. She came to America in 1982 when she was just 16. Even though her journey was made from a rash decision, having to be forced to do something illegal and having to get accustomed to life in America she is just glad that she can now have a happy life with...   [tags: Family, United States, Mother, Parent]

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My Journey As A Mother

- My Journey as a Mother Becoming a mother has been the best part of my life. I became a mother at a very young age. I had no idea what to expect and was not in the least prepared for the journey that lie ahead. I have truly embraced motherhood and enjoy all the wonderful things it has taught me. While living through motherhood, I have found that it can teach you the most valuable lessons there are to learn. Being a mother has taught me how to have patience. I have also learned that being a mother takes a lot on mental and physical strength....   [tags: Education, High school, School, Family]

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My Life With My Mother

- The engines commence to roar and accelerate to over one hundred forty miles per hour. Suddenly I feel my soul being pull out of my unstable body and I glance at my mom nervously sweating a river for the plane to safely crash in. A caring young boy with a bright future set flight to the land of opportunity, freedom, and education. I was born in Togo where there is little chance to achieve a dream, not knowing that statement was influenced through the words of my parent. I spent most of my childhood with my mother because my dad was working tirelessly to get us documents that held a great amount of value....   [tags: Father, Family, Mother, English-language films]

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What Is A Mother 's Ultimate Parenting Goal?

- What is a mother 's ultimate parenting goal. Is it receiving a certain amount of hugs from her child or witnessing a certain number of smiles. Is it watching her child achieve academic success or excel at athletics. Is it managing to successfully parent during times that make it difficult to breathe in and out or through a pain that makes it hard to be selfless. Tillie Olsen 's short story "I Stand Here Ironing" (Olsen 233-239), Amy Tan 's short story "Two Kinds" (Tan 240-248), and Alice Walker 's short story "Everyday Use" (Walker 249-256) each involve a complicated mother and daughter relationship that has emerged out of a time of economic difficulty and a circumstance of great loss and sa...   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Short story, Guilt]

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Being A Mother : Single Mother Guide

- Being a mother is something that a majority of women become at some point in their life. Whether they are married or single, a numerous amount of women become mothers at some point. People use to frown upon single mothers constantly. However, being a single mother in the United States has risen dramatically. As of 2014, 83% of mothers are raising their child, or children, on their own. In 2014 statistic show that only 17% of fathers are single. Dawn. “Single Mother Statistics - Single Mother Guide.” Single Mother Guide....   [tags: Family, Mother, Poverty, Father]

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Mother Vs Father : Mother And Father

- Mother Vs Father Everyone has a mother and a father however, some people only live with one of the parents. Some parents are single parent or some have remarried to a different person, thus giving the child a stepparent. If the step parent is up for the challenge and parents correctly, they can easily just become a mother or father figure instead of the step mom or step dad. Regardless, there is many differences between a mother and father. They typically have different ideas on parenting styles, different attitudes towards certain experiences or ideas, etc....   [tags: Family, Parenting, Stepfamily, Mother]

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My Greatest Influence: My Mother

- Even before my first tear hits the ground, my mother is there to wipe it away. My mother feels my pain before I can even realize it. She understands my needs before I can even think of them. That’s why we call her a mother. My mother has been an extraordinary influence on my life and always will be. She’s the kind of mom who would always take time out and care for her four children and the mom who would never let her hardships in her life distress her kids. My mother has always been a very strong role model to me, and growing up with someone like her to look up to has changed my life in many ways....   [tags: mother, ]

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Single Mothers : Single Mother

- Single Mothers Reflection Being a single mother is a challenge, but is it an advantage or disadvantage. Since a few years ago the number of single mothers has been increasing rapidly. According to the Census Bureau of the United States, between 1985 and 2015 the number of single mothers increased by 10 million, but considering the total amount of families with children younger than 18 years old single mother households represent the 30 percent of them (Sandberg 122). It is clear that being a single mother should no longer be seen as something negative....   [tags: United States, Law, Mother, Abuse]

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Imagining A World Without A Mother

- Imagining a world without a mother is a very gut wrenching feeling. A mother is usually the support system for a child during the stages of development. A mom is a mom no matter if they stay at home or if they are working independently. Years ago a woman’s job in society was to simply take care of the family’s day to day responsibilities and the children. Throughout time more women have created a life for themselves by helping support their families financially. One of a mother’s greatest assets is connecting with their child....   [tags: Mother, Family, Mother, Wife]

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Spiritual Formation: A Lifetime Journey

- Spiritual formation is a process that morphs as we grow and change. There is no one singular correct path this type of journey takes because each journey is as individual as the person who is experiencing it. Most obvious, the journey will be different from those who identify as religious and those who do not and will diversify with in each category. For example, the spiritual journey a Buddhist takes will be different from that of a believer in Judaism or Christianity. In fact, the journey will continue to diversify between Christians, male and female, age groups, even by demographic location....   [tags: Spiritual Journeys, Religion, Christianity, Jews]

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The Power of Mother Teresa’s Charismatic Leadership

- Table of content Title Page(s) Introduction 3 – 4 Methodology 4 – 5 Analysis and Discussion Likeableness 5 – 6 Relation to Status Quo 6 – 7 Future Goals 7 – 8 Articulation 8 – 9 Behavior 9 – 10 Influence 10 – 11 Conclusion 11 – 12 References 13 – 14 Introduction Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu or as we know her as Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje in 1910 (The Vatican, n.d.)....   [tags: Mother Teresa Essays]

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The Mother By Terrence Mcnally And Night, Mother, By Marsha Norman

- Mothers are there for their children, for better or for worse. They protect and care for their sons and daughters and help them on their path in life. People should be able to share things with their parents without having to fear of the repercussions and sometimes that fear is what causes people to keep secrets. Secrets causes the mother and child to be pushed away from one another. The child is keeping a part of themselves hidden so the mother isn’t able to see. They build a wall around themselves to keep the secret for spilling out and therefore block someone else from getting in....   [tags: Mother, Family, English-language films, Mothers]

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My Mother Is Not A Statistic

- This is going to be an obvious answer to the question, ‘Who is significant to me?’ Yet, my answer would be my mother. I would hope that most people would answer the same because it would be a shame if others would overlook their overpowering love and sacrifice. Being a mother has a job that most are not capable of fulfilling; my mother is one of those people who can fulfill the tiring job. My mother uses phrases that I always end up laughing at, but honestly, what good parent doesn’t. “Don’t be a statistic” is one my mom’s favorite things to say to me as I am leaving the house....   [tags: Mother, Family, Mother goddess, Thought]

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Social Worker Always Involved My Mother

- Significant events in my timeline that influenced me to become a social worker always involved my mother. Certainly, there are many events that have impacted my life that I have overlooked, chose to forget or unconscious of. Residuals of these events are detrimental to write about but important to acknowledge them with respect to how they influenced me and my journey to cope. The most influential event was my mother’s challenge in dealing with depression. As a child and adolescent, I did not understand that she could not control her depression....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Bipolar disorder, Mother]

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Journeys in Frost and Eliot's Literature

- There are reasons that the Lord of the Rings trilogy has spanned nearly one hundred years, allowing children to connect with their grandparents through their love of the tale, and that stories like Harry Potter have defined a generation: the story of a journey is one that audiences love to hear. Reading and watching about journeys can make the reader/watcher experience that journey with the characters. Journeys, however, do not have to be fantastical or magical to be powerful to a person. T.S. Eliot and Robert Frost, for example, were both modernist poets, but they were creators of journeys that seemed much simpler....   [tags: modernist poests, comparative, hope, doom]

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Summary Of ' Journeys ' By Deborah Brandt

- Journeys Deborah Brandt, a professor in the English department at the university of Wisconsin-Madison, writes about literacy sponsors, by definition, the people, ideas or institutions who helped us become literate. “Her research shows ways in which, while opening some doors, literacy sponsors may close others.” My first literacy sponsor slammed the door right in my face and made me never want to open it again. Thankfully though, after some time, the door opened again, and I was able to walk through and realize what I had missed out on....   [tags: Dyslexia, Reading, Reading, So Many Things]

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Why The Mother Will Be Affected By An African American Single Mother?

- The mother will be affected because being an African American single mother, that already leads to half of the opportunities for any other race and gender. The mother is already at a disadvantage in receiving an education, financial support, and emotional support than other races. The whole “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” saying is quite irrelevant to these African American women. They have such a history of hard work in their past, and yet these single moms are treated inadequately. The idea of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps for a single African American mother would ideally mean getting an education because that is one of the main ways to increase your status....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, African American]

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Absolution from a Mother

- Mother, I am not looking for the absolution and undoubtedly I don’t deserve it in your eyes. Your eyes… always so full of concern; constantly accusing. The pressure you put on me and the pain it caused was unbearable. Everything you have done – you told me – you were doing for my own good. But you never realized I grew up did you. It’s not possible, it’s just wrong that you want to make all decisions for me: beginning with the extracurricular lessons, through carefully selected well mannered friends and even the damn shoes....   [tags: Absolution, Mother, ]

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Emotional Journeys and Richard Rodriguez

- Emotional journeys also create feelings of entertainment, passion, growth, and critical thinking. In the highly praised book made up of a compilation of essays titled Darling by Richard Rodriguez the normal system of human social elements and emotional responses are assessed and analyzed. The book Darling despite its subtitle as a spiritual autobiography is more so an account of a spiritual journey and not so much a biography of one idea. In fact, it is more so a biography of multiple intertwining thoughts and ideas that range from the relationship between different landscapes, the rights of women and gay peoples, as well as the struggle of sexual orientation and religion....   [tags: Darling, Compilation of Essays, Literary Analysis]

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My Hero: My Mother

- The one person that I could never live without, the reason I am standing till this day, is my mother. My mother is who I thank and admire most of all. Without her dedication and hard work, I would be in the squatters of the Philippines, stuck in a place where it is a very difficult place to make a good enough living or even make enough money to keep the bread on the table for your family. Her main goal and dream was to pass the NCLEX exam, it would permit her to go to America. That would allow her to make a better living and life for herself and to get a job, in order to send back money needed for her family....   [tags: heroes, mother,]

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Memoir of My Mother

- It seemed like a normal day when I entered Mrs. A’s AP Language and Composition class, but little did I know that she was going to assign a very important project that was going to take forever. I took my seat and wrote down what was on the board. Then I sat patiently and waited for Mrs. A to come explain what we were doing today. When the tardy bell rang, Mrs. A glided into the room and gave us all a stack of papers. She then proceeded to discuss our upcoming assignment, a memoir. As she explained the very important assignment, I wondered whom I would write about....   [tags: biography, mother,]

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My Mother As A Good Person

- MY MOTHER Has anyone ever asked you: “Who is most important to you”. To me the most wonderful mother in my life, no one can replace her in my heart. My mother, who is very nice and gentle, helps me and has always been there for me when I need her. My mother loves me very much. She is strict and educated me to become a good person. I can’t say how much love her. I am grateful to her because she gave me birth, brings me love and helped me grow up. But you know she just takes care of me a lot. Every day she tells me the same words....   [tags: Love, Mother, Father, Family]

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The Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

- Parenting techniques have always been a touchy subject to most mothers. No mother enjoys other people telling her how to raise her children. All mothers believe that their way of parenting is the correct way. Most mothers also believe that their children are perfect in every single way. That is not always a bad thing, but what some mothers believe to be a proper raising may not be so proper for everyone. When Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was published she stepped on a lot of “western” Mothers toes....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Childhood, The Child]

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Children Of A Single Mother Household

- Back in the day, a family consisted of a staying home wife that took care of the children and any necessary obligations in the house while the husband worked all day. Today, it is very unique for a child to be raised in a home where one parent is not involved with the family. Therefore, society’s perspective on a child raised by a single-parent, especially by moms is seen as inappropriate due to the fact, that they don’t do see the child capable of doing the same things as a child that lives with both parents in a traditional family....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Pro- Abortion and the Rights of the Mother

- Abortion is a controversial subject in today’s world. One side believes that taking away the right to have an abortion is taking away the rights of the mother. On the other hand people view abortion as the innocent killing of a human being. (p.31OpposingViewpoints) The Roe vs. Wade trial declared the procedure a “fundamental right” on Jan. 22 1973(p.7RoeW.Wade)The mother has the right to choose what is best for her baby. Abortion is justified because it could be in the family’s best interest (p.103OpposingViewpoints)....   [tags: mother, abortion, interest, baby]

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My Mother 's Death - Original Writing

- There are many things in this world that can happen that cause people to change. It could be something big or it could be something small. Either way everyone has something different they are battling. For me, it would have to be my mother’s death. This has had both a negative and positive effect on my life. I bet you are wondering how something like that could be positive, right. Well, let me start my story. On September 24, 2013, I was in the process of getting ready for school when I heard a knock on our front door....   [tags: Family, Mother, 2006 albums, Debut albums]

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Losing A Mother At The Age Of Ten

- Losing a mother at the age of ten is not something one could imagine; when faced with it, you have no other choice but to hold onto the memories that were left. The day my mother was killed she had the opportunity, to call everyone in the family, to say goodbye. Sixteen years later, I can still remember those exact words of that phone call. While on the phone, I remember my mother saying that she loved me, and that I would probably not be seeing her for a while. At first this really did not register in my mind, because she always struggled to take care of my sisters and I; we often ended up staying with family members for a good amount of time....   [tags: Family, Mother, The Driver]

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Interview With A Mother Of Three Children

- For this assignment I interview my sister-in-law Rosa Castro. She is a mother of three children ages 4, 8, and 10. I decided to choose her for the interview because she is a loving devoted wife and mother. I see how she is always running around going to the children’s events, meetings and even volunteering. In addition to all of her meetings she goes back home cooks, cleans and washes clothes. She also reads the bible with the children and helps them with their homework. Rather than finding time for herself she also finds time to volunteer and pick up donations for those in need....   [tags: Family, Teacher, Mother, Education]

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The Rush Of Excitement As My Mother

- I remember it like it were yesterday, the rush of excitement as my mother told me that I should be expecting a new sibling. At 10 years old, in the fifth grade, that statement was the last thing I thought I would hear from my mother. Little did I know, at the time, the huge impact this surprise would have on my life, over the months and years to come. My mom found out about her pregnancy exactly one day before she told me, the plan was to tell my sister and I together the next morning, before school....   [tags: Family, Parent, Thought, Mother]

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Mexican Mother And An American Father

- Familismo Although having a Mexican mother and an American father was not always socially acceptable, growing up with a different food taste, having a close-knit family, as well as regularly getting disciplined shaped how I am as a person today. I was dipped into a very different childhood most children did not grow up into. I not only had the influences of the Mexican culture, I was able to experience the good old fashioned American family values as well. My mother was the heart of the family. She was the one who cooked, cleaned and cared for her children full time....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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My Mother Is A Middle School

- Throughout my life, I would hear constant stories about my parents and their devoted faith to each other. Their love, support, and encouragement created the most ideal scene for my siblings and me to live the childhood dream. Conflictingly, in the United States, we suffer from a 50% divorce rate that is higher than most countries around the world. My parents were born and raised in Laredo, TX, and joined the middle class of America. My mother is a middle school reading teacher and my father worked as an oil field worker after the divorce....   [tags: Family, Mother, Divorce, Parent]

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Mother And The Little Monster

- Mother is love, she is what we children the offspring call the one who raised us, gave birth to us, took care of us protected us from all evil, did anything in their power to keep us happy and well nourished. Ones mother is responsible for making her child the little monster they are today. Moms love unconditionally and will make everything better with her warm smiles, or in someone 's case her corny jokes. A mother is what children, people all around the world recognize as power, all love, a treasure....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

- Did you know, that some studies show that compared to “Western” parents, “Chinese” parents spend about 10 times as much time schooling their children in mathematics. Though many people have evaluated their parenting techniques, since the release of Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, I personally believe that we should portray the idea that there is no perfect parenting style. The article written by Amy Chua, a Yale Law School professor and “tiger” mom to her daughters Sophia and Lulu, was a personal piece to tell about her parenting techniques....   [tags: Childhood, Mother, Parent, Parenting]

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What Is A Good Mother?

- What Is A Good Mother. Women are blessed with what I consider is the biggest gift in the universe and that is to give life to what once was part of them. At some point in our lives we ask ourselves……. What is a good mother. Although there can be endless definitions, my definition of a good mother is based on what I consider to be morally right. A good mother always thinks about her children first, a good mother is always willing to give her life for her children, a good mother is soft and gentle with her children, but a good mother becomes aggressive and protective when her children are exposed to potential threats and a good mother will always want the best for her children....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Mother, Woman]

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Interview On My Father And Mother

- I decided to interview my Father. My Father and Mother have been married for 26 years as of May. Growing up I could see how hard they worked for us kids and over the years I could see how their marriage grew and grew apart at time. They both worked hard for me, my brothers, and my sister growing up and I respect them so much for that. But as I got older I could see their relationship start to take a turn and thank god that they are still together today. I don’t know what I would do without both of my parents....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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Grendel's Mother: Monster or Not?

- In the poem “Beowulf,” Grendel’s mother, a monstrous creature, is one of the three antagonists Beowulf, the main character, fights against. The battle against Grendel’s mother appears to be the strangest of the three battles. The main reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the mother of the monster Grendel, who was killed by Beowulf in the first battle. Another reason for its strangeness is that Grendel’s mother is the only female-type creature. An alternative reason for this strangeness in the battle is due to the fact that Grendel’s mother is not a true monster, aside from her physical form....   [tags: strange, kinship, kill, mother]

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Mother Is The Most Social Person

- God says to honor your mother, but sometimes I question that wisdom. I mean God has some good thoughts and did some really great things, but that doesn’t mean he is all knowing. Mom is great, I love her so much, but once in awhile she just does things that cause me to rip out my hair in disbelief. She has really great qualities from her bravery and intelligence to how loving she is. However, she has some not-so-great qualities, like her anxiety and lack of common sense to how obsessed she can be about things....   [tags: Anxiety, Mother, Fear, Worry]

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My Mother At My Father

- My mother met my father in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico after five of years of dating they finally got married at time my mother Leticia was 19 years old, and my father Alberto was 21 years old. My mother told me that right after they got married they wanted to have children they try to conceive one baby, but it was really difficult because my mother had an ovarian cyst, and becoming pregnant was hard for her. After 3 years she finally got pregnant, my mother told me that when she told my father he was so happy that he told all my relatives that my mother was pregnant without caring about my mother opinion....   [tags: Family, Mother, Baja California]

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My Relationship With My Mother

- Everyone has an identity even though it takes a while to find out what it is. I never thought about what my identity was. I didn’t find my identity until I became a mother, my whole outlook on life changed. Growing up I didn’t have a relationship with my mother, so I didn’t have anyone to show me how to be a mother. I made a packed with myself to be a better mother then my own mother. Becoming a mother was the most important day, this was the day my identity shined through. I am proud to say I am his mother....   [tags: Mother, Family, Need, Emotion]

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Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan

- Despite growing up amidst a language deemed as “broken” and “fractured”, Amy Tan’s love for language allowed her to embrace the variations of English that surrounded her. In her short essay “Mother Tongue”, Tan discusses the internal conflict she had with the English learned from her mother to that of the English in her education. Sharing her experiences as an adolescent posing to be her mother for respect, Tan develops a frustration at the difficulty of not being taken seriously due to one’s inability to speak the way society expects....   [tags: Mother Tongue Essays]

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My Experience With My Mother

- I have always felt like I had to live up to something. As if my brief moment on this earth would not amount to much if I didn’t try to resemble what I pictured was perfect. It was the innocence of childhood that shielded me from the reality that there is no such thing as perfect just things that seem so. I find it easier to spot the charades around me if I look close enough not everything is as it seems. Ironically it was befitting that I learn this lesson from my mother the one constant thing in my life I look up to....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Father]

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- Mother Teresa is one of the most recognized women in the world. Teresa brought in a revolutionary change in the world with her positive thoughts and love for humanity. Her missionary work started way back 1931 when she was still a little girl. She joined the Nuns as a kid in 1931, and she was later named Teresa from Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. It was in respect and honor of the Saints of Theresa. Mother Teresa’s missions were concentrated around helping the poor people with their basic needs such as food, water and shelter....   [tags: Mother Teresa, Missionaries of Charity]

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- Many women are absolutely phenomenal; but my mother and my boyfriend’s mother are the most important to me. While the two women share similar traits, they are different in terms of their pasts and paths. The way that they have conducted themselves throughout their lives is absolutely inspiring to me. Both of these women have had to overcome and encounter many obstacles in their life to be where they are today. They live their lives with an all-embracing demeanor of positivity, humbleness, and many other qualities....   [tags: Mother, Father, Friendship, Family]

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- In October 2004, my father and my mother came back from a trip to Agra. After a few days, my father got sick and suddenly he started vomiting in the evening, his health condition started getting worse. That was when everybody started getting panicky and took him to the hospital to get checked by the doctor to find out what was wrong with him because we weren’t able to figure it out. When the doctor examined him, he found out that my father had HIV. My father had to stay at the hospital for many days to get all the checkups and the operations done for this disease....   [tags: Mother, Family, Doctor, Crying]

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- My mother, Carol, was born into a somewhat dysfunctional family. Her mother and my grandmother, Lois, was a single parent to my mother and her half-brother, Charles “Bubba.” Grandma Lois passed away due to complications of the lungs when I was five years old, but I remember her well and think of her often. My mother’s father, Lon, is still living, but despite the fact that he resides in the same city as me and the rest of my family, I have never met him. I know little about the subject, but my understanding is that Lon left Carol and Grandma Lois, and by the time Carol was old enough to try to get in touch with him, he had married a new woman and acted as though he had no idea who my mother...   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Father, Mother]

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- When I was six years old, my father divorced my mother. I was blindsided; my young, naïve mind couldn’t understand why my dad did not want to be with my mom anymore. In my mind, we were a happy family. I was convinced that my home life was normal, and that everyone’s parents continually fought like mine did. This was why the divorce shocked me so much. But looking back, the imminence of divorce was obvious. The constant fighting, yelling, and strife combined with the lack of healthy communication ravished my home life....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Father]

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My Life With My Mother

- If I had to choose one person to spend a whole day with, it would be my mother. If I could have one day with my mother sober, happy, and disease free, there would be so many different things I would do with her and talk to her about. I would ask her about her life and all of her experiences in it and try to figure out why she ended up the way she did. I would ask her about my childhood and why things ended up the way they did. All of the questions that burn through my mind every day would be relieved....   [tags: Emotion, Thought, Mother, Mind]

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- My mother was born in Jalisco Mexico and immigrated when she was 18. My father was born in Puebla Mexico and immigrated when he was 24. My mother was born in a Catholic family but converted to Seventh Day Adventist when she met my father. Growing up Mexican American and Seventh Day Adventist has made me a bit different in comparison to the majority of my friends growing up. The majority of my friends and classmates were Mexican American and Catholic which made me a bit different since I could not celebrate certain holidays, eat certain foods, and attend church in a different days....   [tags: Family, Mother, Food, Sibling]

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- It is estimated that 50 percent of all American marriages end in divorce, and that 22 million children in the United States alone live without a father. My parents added to these numbers in 2002, when I was only 5 years old. My mother raised me solely. When I was young, I spent every other weekend traveling eight hours round trip to see my father, but for the past five years I’ve only seen him sparsely — maybe three or four times annually. As a child it was, of course, upsetting — I wanted a daddy to come to my piano recitals and ballet performances like all the other girls — but the discontent only grew as I did....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Family, Mother]

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My Life For My Mother

- When I was little I sadly had to watch my parents separate. It was tough for me and my sister, but we eventually got used to being with just our mom. My mom struggled to pay the bills and to provide for us. Being only a child, I didn 't really understand what she was going through. Now that I am older, and understand more of the situation, I would undoubtedly risk my life for my mother. Most parents, when they start dating someone new, will let their children meet them and get their approval. That is definitely not the case here....   [tags: Anxiety, Family, Parent, Mother]

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My Mother And My Friend

- Not too long ago, I was sitting in the front porch of my friend’s house with both the friend and his father. We had just finished a day of a work for my friend’s Eagle Scout Project and sat down to chat. While I was sitting silently, my friend and his dad chattered away as if I did not exist. They insulted each other and even told some dirty jokes occasionally. I was able to smile just by listening. This was not a scene that I would see in my household. My mother and I never reached this point of familiarity....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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My Family : My Mother

- My Story In 1980 my mom gave a birth to a cutie whom they named Anush (means sweet) after my grandmother, the mother of my father. That was me. I was the first child of my parents. My father was the youngest of 7 children and was the first brother out of 4 to have a child. I was a gift of happiness for my parents and grandparents. My mom has told me that my father’s whole family, parents and siblings were all interested to help out my mom to raise me....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Sibling]

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The Mulberry Child Nainai, The Grandmother Of Jian And Mother 's Life

- Grandparents can play a crucial role in their grandchildren’s lives. Some may play more crucial while others play less crucial roles, but when it comes down to it they change their grandchildren. Some children don’t see their grandparents at all, but some children will see their grandparents a lot or even some are taken into custody by their grandparents and live their lives being raised by them. While they spend that time with their grandparents they can learn many things about anything whether it’s something about life when they were younger or history or even very important life lessons....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Time]

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Mother Teresa: An Example of Servant Leadership

- Servant leadership is both a leadership philosophy and set of leadership practices. Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid.” By comparison, the servant-leader shares power puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible (Northouse, 2013). One person I feel is a great example of a servant leader is mother Teresa. Mother Teresa, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born August 26, 1910 in what is today Skopje, Macedonia....   [tags: Mother Teresa]

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Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

- Analysis of The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks The poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks was written in 1945. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first child of David and Keziah Brooks. She was born on June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. Brooks wrote her first poem when she was 13 years old and was published in the children’s. Moreover she was the first black author to win the Pulitzer prize. magazine. In 1938 she was married to Henry Blakely and had two children. After a long battle of cancer Brooks died in December 3, 2000....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks]

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The Importance Of A Mother And Father

- Both a mother and father are essential to having a healthy household. However, which one is needed more. As a boy my father was not always in my life. There was however a memory that I can never forget. I remember when I was just a toddler I was laying in my mother’s bed. I was feeling lazy and drowsy. I heard a knock at the door as it opened. I looked over and saw my father. He came in and picked me up and doted me. He flew me around like an airplane, and as I felt this I wished it would never end....   [tags: Family, Meaning of life, Father, Mother]

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Relationship Between A Mother And A Father

- The relationship between a mother and a father, even when the couple had at least some certainty in their ability to stay together, was tenuous. For many, committing to one relationship after slavery required sifting through the baggage of their past lives. Many mothers had children from men long passed out of their lives, like Sethe, and had to look for a new man to support the family and act as a father figure. This was painful -- and risky. Sethe remarks on men that “They encouraged you to put some of your weight in their hands and soon as you felt how light and lovely that was, they studied your scars and tribulations, after which they did what he had done: ran her children out and tore...   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Mother]

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