Ruth would constantly avoid his pressing questions about his race and about her background, causing him to wonder about his own identity. This proved to be extra difficult while coping with divided feelings of existing in a racially stratified society as a biracial male. Although he felt a deep love and respect for his mother, he yearned for the two of them to be the same. James felt embarrassed by his mother’s white race because it was the source of his conflicting view of himself and where he fit into society. It was a constant reminder that he was different from his peers and their families who shared a common culture.
He tells the story of how his older brother, Billy, whose memory was one of his greatest assets, drew a blank when it came his turn to recite a Biblical passage on Easter Sunday. Ruth refused to take the incident lightly, beating her son for his forgetfulness. The source of this book's title appears in this chapter when James remembers asking his mother a question about race. He asked, "What color is God's spirit?" and Ruth replied, "It doesn't have a color….
Deciphering which parenting styles may be most effective may depend on the person and combination of traits. Acceptance-Responsiveness and Demandingness-Control Parenting A parent who shows sensitivity and affection towards a child whether it be through praise or smiling has a higher extent of parental acceptance-responsiveness (Sigelman, Rider 2012). These parents tend to accept their child’s decisions with a great deal of warmth and understanding. On the contrary, parents with lesser accepting and responsive traits will tend to criticize their child’s actions. These parents make it known when the child is wrong and sometimes even ignore them.
King uses these strategies such as pathos and logos in order to gain the credibility and sensitivity of the clergyman, and eventually the nation. King uses pathos thus he appeals to emotion when he mentions his experiences with his daughter. He finds segregation very difficult to explain to his six-year-old daughter in an not so morbid way. that she can’t go to all public and recreational places “When you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised in television, and see tears welling up in her eyes…” (p.592). This is a good example of his use of pathos, since most people can relate to wanting to give a child a happy life and not being able to.
Consumed by the idea of the black male identity, Malcolm views women who are his social equals as potentially threatening to his power. However, as his elder and provider, Malcolm’s mother was his support as he grew up to find his identity and establish himself. Malcolm pride and identity as part of the black race came from his mother. He respects his mother because she was a proud black woman. She hated the white blood that was in her, and almost paralleled Malcolm’s near reverse - racist attitude as he grew up “Thinking about it now, I feel definitely that just as my father favored me for being lighter than the other children, my mother gave me more hell for the same reason.
Ruth even denounced her religion of Judaism due to her father and embraced Christianity. “Your father changed my life. He taught me about a god who lifted me up and forgave me and made me new” (McBride 43). Ruth’s father always put the fear of god into her and told her she’s a sinner. When she ran away from home, and met her future husband, Ruth wanted to start new and Christianity was a breath of fresh air.
She could no longer function in society because her role as an innocent 15 year old was questioned upon. Her father’s pride was wounded and he, being a well respected police officer and having legal rational authority in their town, forces them to get married. Beverly goes through resocialization process when she gets married in church. The people who attended the wedding were a closed group of her father’s friends that made her feel normal depression and alienation because she was pregnant. This is when her friend, Faye, decides that she has seen enough discrimination against Beverly, meanwhile Faye
If the grandmother stopped preaching about how the new world has fallen from the Christian faith, and opened her eyes to her real life, she would have saved the whole family from the misfit. Garo 2 The grandmother’s son, Bailey, seemed exhausted of having to take care of his own mother. He doesn’t bother raising his head when his mother is trying to get him to read the paper about “the misfit.” This creates Foreshadowing and a bit of irony to the story because in the end the misfit is what brings him and his family to his demise. Not only does he ignore his mother, but when she wants to take the children to see the old plantation, he sighs, gets aggravated and didn’t want to be bothered. Although her tired son may have a good soul, he is not a good man in the sense he seems tired and lifeless in the story.
My friend’s father stood up during the middle of the church service, dropped his pants and underwear and yelled at the lady, “I’ll give you something to stare at.” My friend recalls that she was embarrassed beyond measures, and that she remembers her grandfather quickly ushering her dad out of the church. She said that her dad’s outburst caught her off guard because he had been acting “normal” prior to him entering the church. My friend was also shocked that her dad acted like that to that particular woman because he was actually quite fond of her, and the woman probably was just glad to see him. She also stated that her father felt awful after he returned home and realized what he had did. She stated that he went in his bedroom and cried for a short period of time.