The purpose of this paper is to critique Zinsmeister’s article, and explore its potential flaws and strengths. Summary In this article, Zinsmeister argues that parent’s divorce causes permanent damage to children that affects them the rest of their lives. He claims that divorce “has lasting significance on [children’s] later views of love, families, and life” (Zinsmeister 158). He outlines the ways in which divorce negatively affects children’s schooling, social interactions, mental health and even sexual identity and later marriages. He also claims that an unhappy household due to continued parental conflict causes less damage to children than divorce does, and thus preserving the marriage solely for the sake of the children is the best option.
The next stage that greatly influences Idgie’s life is when Ruth is asked to come and stay at Idgie’s home by her mother. Idgie is cautious and reluctant to Ruth in the beginning. Idgie blames her for Buddy’s death and tragedy was all she saw when she saw Ruth. Idgie taunts Ruth’s proper ways by incessantly challenging her to a battle of the wills. The moment of truth comes when Idgie dares Ruth to jump off a moving train.
Nikki Giovanni Mothers (1968) Writing Topic: Some social critics argue that the failure of parents (and, some add, schools) to teach values to children and bullying to drug use and violence. What is the poet’s implied claim about the teaching of values? Reflecting on your childhood, can you recall a moment when you learned a lesson about values? How do you think children should be tough values? In her poem “Mothers”, Nikki Giovanni talks about the relationship she have with her mother and the struggles her mother went through.
I believe that she does feel bad that her children, who once really loved their father, have become bitter towards him now. She feels that she knows he painful it is to hate someone you still love, and wishes that even though, Jody D. was bad for her, that he could at least be good for them. She tends to compare her father and her ex-husband frequently. In addition to them being close, she feels that they both are “no-good daddies”. Another observation was when a fellow co-worker asked another, about T. Smith and stated that she would like to get to know her better.
But his eyes say it all. You can tell that his eyes are tried, puffy, and scared by the mission and Rougle’s death. Cortez seems like he’s about to start crying possible because he’s utterly exhausted and so scared to how he will over come this tragedy. Hijar also talks about the death of Sergeant Rougle and he says, “I’ll never forget it, I’ll just have to learn how to process it differently.” Hijar posses and the look on his face is shocked, as if he mentally relived it for that quick moment. He just looks so sad and frightened.
She appeals to the readers’ emotions. When she says that her parents’ accents humiliated her, you can feel her pain and embarrassment of something so trivial. Yu can feel her anger as she tells the reader of the snide remark about the Middle East coming from an adult. She uses reason to convince readers of the discrimination when her mother changes young children’s minds about some stereotypes. I think pathos predominates because one connects with the author on an emotional level and opens their mind to the existing problem.
This can cause a child to be confused and stressed because of the love the child has for both parents. Those all create a challenging new family circumstance in which to live. For children, divorce can be negative emotion suck as bitterness, stress, sad, confusing, emotional pain, fear, feeling abandoned, feeling betrayed and loss of self-esteem. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. When their divorced parents keep on fighting.
Divorce affects each member of the family which children experience it differently. Parents should sit down with their children and discuss the situation, but not going into detail, that would give mixed feelings towards the parent that is in fault. Even though parents are getting a divorce, they still are the most important people in a child’s life. Children tend to feel lonely, depressed, and rejected because of the situation. Children’s emotions, feelings, and how they cope with depends on how the parents display their coping skills (Lewis, 1999).
Jamie and Tom. When Anna lost both her sons she was distraught. She wasn’t sure what to do or how to act. With Anna being like this she turns to drugs ‘poppies’ to give her some pain relief and escape from the mourning. Anna quotes "I thought that she could teach me much about how to manage alone as a woman in the world."
Moreover, Pecola’s misery is forced upon her through the corruption of her family. The corruption of the Breedloves ultimately proves to be damaging to Pecola. Throughout the novel, Pecola is abused and violated. The most profound reason for this is her family. Initially, Morrison describes how the family is marred with corruption.