“Dream houses” by Tenaya Darlington Tenaya the Author speaks about her parents, dream house. The house Tenaya grew up in had a bathroom, a tub in it, and no shower. The rooms were small comparing it to clubhouses, with a basement divided for her father’s music room and a play room. Every year her parents would speak of re-arranging the house, but it would never materialize and they would reply “we’re waiting for our dream house, we’ll probably move next year. After twenty odd some years, her parents finally moved.
In the novel The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, narrator Esperanza lives in a red house on Mango Street. When Esperanza first moves to Mango Street it is not half of what her parents describes which leads to disappointment. She imagines a home with a big yard, beautiful trees, and a white exterior, but, instead, the house is red with small stairs and bricks that are crumbling. The front door is not correctly aligned and must be pushed with force to enter. Esperanza wishes she had the pleasure of having her own bedroom and bathroom but that didn’t happen either.
Kayla Smith ENGL 011, section 8 Prof. Ball 9-19-2012 Effects Essay Growing Up in My Family If you could walk a mile in my shoes, would you? Honestly, I never had easy life growing up. I had to deal with stuff most kids wouldn’t imagine dealing with. There are three obscure things I had to deal with, my parents never get along, my mother partied a lot, and my father has been married three times. First, my parents never get along.
For example, Emily lives in “a squarish frame house that had once been white.” (Schakel & Ridl, p. 362) This gives the reader the impression that the house was once full of life but has since diminished. The story further illustrates the house as smelling of “dust and disuse—close, dank smell.” (Schakel & Ridl, p. 363) This also shows that the inside of the house has been abandoned and unkempt. The setting gives the reader an idea of the character’s background by giving examples of her home, the place where she spends most of her time. I believe that by using the disripions given this help your mind developed a vision of death. As the story progress Falkner contiues to set uo this theme by use of all element how the out side of her house looked the couch inside was all cracked all this hint continue to inbed in your mind death.
The narrator portrays life in Jonesville-on-the-Grande to be routine and perhaps somewhat boring. Paredes introduces Chonita to the story as a young girl stricken with poverty who symbolizes Mexican-American children and their struggles. The reader can easily visualize Chonita as being poor and deprived as the narrator describes her as “dirty and scrawny” (page 488). The narrator is a friend of Chonita’s. He, along with all of the children in Jonesville-on-the-Grande goes to the fence at Fort Jones and listens to Chonita’s speeches daily.
The physical decline is explained quite early in this novel. The opening chapters tell the story of the arrival of Mr and Mrs Mountmorency. This couple spend their time going around friend’s houses and staying for long periods of time as they have no home of their own. When describing ‘Danielstown’, home of the Naylor’s, Bowen describes the exterior of the house as having blistering paint and the windows upstairs having no dressing. “The high windows were curtainless; tasselled fringes frayed the light at the top.
Doing all these things with my mother really engraved maternal instinct in me and a feminine personality which, growing up with three brothers could have been different. In my pre-teen years struggled with my self-image, I was picked on by my classmates in middle school and I didn’t have any close knit friends. Dealing with this caused me to become depressed. When I was in sixth grade the house that we lived in burned down and we lost all of our positions, dealing with the unstable living situations as I grew into a teenager affected my personality I drank with my friends and disobeyed my mother. I Colored my hair black and started dating an older guy; I was spiraling out of control.
The day we went to our new house was unexpected. My mom covered my eyes so I can see my new room and, it was all I wanted. I had my own room with splashed colors everywhere. My desks and my bed and my closet were all red, blue and yellow colored. I liked it and at that age it was so exciting to have my own room.
The story takes place on the outskirts of London where Mike, his wife, and his two children: Tom and Billy. They live in a house with five floors, their own parking facility, and a garden. He spends 12 hours a day working in order to keep their materialistic lifestyle possible. After a long day Mike is excited about coming home to spend quality time with his family. “He’d been looking forward to opening the door into the warm hall, hearing the voices of his wife and children…” (Line 1-3) but when he steps inside the door to tell his wife, Imogen, the news, she barely greets him as she goes upstairs for a bath.