It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.
Asiel Jaimes 06/13/13 Diane Whitley Bogard Synonym 30243 "How Far She Went” The story of "How Far She Went" by Mary Hood is a story about a disobedient girl who goes to live with her grandmother after her dad sends her there. The girl is the usual loud, mad at the world, do and does what every teen does type of girl. While her grandma however, is the common no flightiness, old school, yes mam, or no mam type of grandmother. These differences brings a lot of problems between the two ladies. Mary Hood’s central idea is that selfish and ignorant attitudes can lead to a lot of problems.
When Dee arrives for her visit, her mother says, "Even her feet were always neat-looking" (88). Besides their appearances, Maggie and Dee have unique personalities. When Maggie is first introduced in the story, she is nervous about her sister's visit. In fact, Dee's arrival makes Maggie so uncomfortable that she tries to flee to the safety of the house (88). Maggie is also intimidated by Dee, as shown when Maggie is unable to confront Dee about the quilts.
While Sister seems to be at odds with her whole family throughout the story, she especially holds a grudge against sister for stealing away Mr. Whitaker. Sister does not believe Stella-Rondo when she says that her 2 year old daughter, Shirley-T, is adopted. When Sister makes a comment about how Shirley-T looks just like “a cross between Mr. Whitaker and Papa-Daddy” (Welty, 43), Stella-Rondo gets angry at sister for mentioning her daughter after asking
“She slapped my face so hard I almost fell ‘liar’! You planed it didn’t you, to show of our house to you penniless classmates.” (Page 127) Yen Mah uses the techniques of creating imaginary when Niang hit’s her and she nearly fell off her feet. Yen Mah makes the reader feel like Niang does not listen to Yen Mah even know she is telling the truth. Yen Mah was treated poorly by her family all through her life. Yen Mah was treated the same as Cinderella was by her family.
There is even a scene where she strips down to her lingerie at work, where they were all women, in front of her mom. Her mom tells her to put her clothes on because of how she looks “Look at you, you look awful!” (Carmen, RWHC) Another part of the main myth, to be a certain way, was when her mom tells Ana the things a man likes. She tells her “A man wants a virgin” (Carmen, RWHC), and when Ana loses her virginity, she suspects of it and confronts her. She tells her that she was a slut “You’re not only fat, now you’re a puta.” (Carmen, RWHC) and then asks why she doesn’t value herself. Carmen seems like there are certain ways she believes a woman should be like.
In Search Of Heritage In the story “Everyday Use” Alice Walker told the story from Mama’s point of view. The theme of this story is of a mother who is trying to cope with changing times and two daughters who are completely different. Having the story told from momma's point of view helps to reveal how momma feels about herself and how she defines her daughters Dee and Maggie. "Everyday Use" is told from momma's point of view which helps to reveal how she feels about herself. Momma feels that she is an uneducated person, she says "I never had an education myself," (157) this creates barriers between her and her daughter Dee who has a college education.
During adolescence, however, girls often take their anger out on their mothers. And in turn, the mothers feel ill-equiped to manage their daughters’ anger. The movie Mothers and Daughters (Bessai 2008) reflects these themes. This story outlines the lives of three Mother-Daughter pairs. Brenda is the typical “invisible woman” who is unexpectedly discarded by her husband following a life of sacrifice.
You know how cruel others can be when you are not perfect. The problem she was having was not that she was blind but that she looked different. There is now a big white “blob” in the middle of her eye and “prays every night for beauty not sight” (Reid, 2011, p. 98). Just before her accident her family had moved to a new town. She was doing so poorly in the new school that her parents decided to let her go stay with her grandmother that way she can go back to her old school where her friends were.
The seventh and eighth line state, “Sadie was one of the livingest chits in all the land.” Which to me means that she has had many partners and doesn’t really want to settle down. Which leaders her bore two babies before she has gotten married. In the next line we can tell that Maud and Sadie are sisters. When she have her two babies Maud, her mother and father are very ashamed of her because in their society that is look at as being wrong. In line 13 the poem takes a twist Sadie moves out and left her fine-tooth comb leading us to imagine that she has chanced and all her so called bad choices are turning out to be ok.