As Audalio Dantas, I will publish the Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus because I want to show the people how Carolina’s pride in her own independence is the vital importance that determines both her identity and the way she reacts with other favelados. Carolina’s independence shows how strong she is and it also keeps her going to give the best to her children. Carolina sets out everyday and looks for paper to sell and in return she gets money
Counter for the Case Against Chores Abstract Jane Smiley attempts to give parents advice about household chores in her essay The Case Against Chores, which was featured in an issue of Harper’s magazine in 1995. I think that Jane had a somewhat privileged childhood; if it weren’t for finding the way to hard work through working with horses, she would most likely not have a clue of how to operate in the adult world. I grew up in a house with a chore list, and it helped me on my path to be a functioning adult and mother. Agreed that most children would celebrate Jane Smiley’s case against chores, but is it any good? In her essay, The Case against Chores, Jane Smiley shows her contempt for chores by giving some opinions that I simply do not agree with.
The main concept of this role of women was that their purpose was to educate their sons properly and to make sure that when they grew up, they would be functional and hopefully upstanding members of society. This was a major development, as it made sure women knew their place in the world; they were to serve the men of the world, and were not to get directly involved in any of a “man’s decisions.” This thought was also shared by Benjamin Rush, who stated that women should be educated just enough so that they could teach their sons about the principles of liberty and government (DOC B). While this did proved women with some educational opportunities, said opportunities were very limited, and their small amount of education could never land them a good job or allow them to be “free”, as Margaret Fuller wrote in “Woman in the Nineteenth Century” (DOC E). The Cult of Domesticity was probably the most dominant and most binding “institution” that developed in this era. It was based around four principal ideas: piety, purity, domesticity, and submissiveness.
Miss Moore would like to see the children to come out of their predicament and become determine to make a change in their life. This can be connected with Dalton’s “Hotario Alger” ways of living the American Dream. Miss Moore believes that if Sylvia and her friends were motivated enough, they would become something bigger than their community. Alger also believes that anyone can live the American dream and that “each of us is judged solely on her or his merits” (Alger, 272) This means as long as you have the fundamental mindset of becoming successful, no trials or tribulations that come in your way will prevent you from achieving. Miss Moore also believes that Sylvia and her friends had learned a valuable lesson where they discovered that there is more to life than what they vision in their community and that they can strive to be the best.
Harley is still attending high school with the plans of attending college. She had to learn to be responsible at a young age, but her responsibility has made her a better person and great mother. Harley has matured not just as a person, but as a strong-independent mother that would do anything for her son. The courage that has made her capable to raise her child has made her stronger emotionally. Commonly, teenagers that have children at an early age usually either drop out of high school or get their G.E.D.
When she moved away from China, Jing-Mei’s mother had a vision that in America, you could be anything that you wanted to be. She especially wanted her daughter to be a prodigy. When Jing-Mei’s mother says, “Of course you can be prodigy too”, and insists that she train and work towards being this, it shows the way her mother controlled Jing-Mei’s decisions and life (305). To ensure that Jing-Mei became a prodigy, her mother controlled her daughter by setting her to do many difficult tasks such as memorizing the bible and the capital of states (306). Her mother also gave Jing-Mei many tests such as multiplying numbers in her head, finding the queen of hearts in a deck of cards, and predicting daily temperatures (306).
Growing up Dee was the one that got to attend school in Augusta because Mama and the community raised the money for her to go. Maggie barely has an education because she was not chosen to go to school Dee was though. Maggie is not resentful toward them about it she has simply moved on. As Dee is ransacking through the trunk Maggie gets upset. Maggie knows she deserves the quilts made by her grandmother and aunt far more than Dee does but of course Dee thinks that everything is about her and that she should have what she wants.
Rosa Lee was the one that her children had to look up to and the ones that decided to follow in her footsteps ended up in the same situation as her. “When her children were young-the ages of the grandson and granddaughter-she taught them how to shoplift as well” (40). Parents have no choice but to be good role models. It is part of the job of raising children. The best way to teach a child is through example by being the best role model one can
Amanda Bowman Being a College Going Mother Struggles of mothers attending college Mother obtaining degrees To inspire/discuss mothers to further their education Personal experience of being a mother/student My voice The joys of motherhood, from the time you find out your pregnant to the first cry of a newborn baby and everything on, are memories forever kept. Being a mother of two, I know that the key to being a good parent is to know your priorities, learn to sacrifice things, and have a positive outlook on life. I knew the choice to go to college and build a career was important to my children and to me. Soon coming to the realization I had to grow up fast because of the responsibility I was given. Motivation and confidence have been
Family Duty All mothers wish their children to have the best and they would do anything to support. Generally, it is mostly right try to save their children whatever it takes. However, is still justified even if mothers break the human rights of others to support their children? A novel, My Sister’s Keeper written by Jodi Picoult tackles controversial of the significance of lives. The mother of the Fitzgerald family, Sara, she and her husband Brian decided to create Anna, as a savior sibling for her older sister Kate who is suffering from leukemia.