When these traits did not surface, Jing-Mei began to realize she did not have these traits and started to feel internally inferior. She slowly started to resent her mother’s continual control over her decisions and went in a different direction than her mother wanted her too. In Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds”, the dialogue Tan includes within Jing-Mei’s flashback demonstrates that conflict and resentment can occur when not allowing your child to take his/her own path. In the beginning of the flashback, Jing-Mei’s mother is shown to be trying to control and dominate her daughter’s life. 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.
Waverly cannot focus on her chess playing because her mother continues incessantly to push her to improve her game. However, Waverly wants to play well while also enjoying the game. She wishes to convince her mother that she should not be so judge mental when she does not even know how to play the game. Because her mother is hard on her, Waverly feels like her mother is not on her side, but they are both working towards the same goal, just like a chess game. Trying to avoid her mother’s ridicule is like trying to win a mental game of chess.
In contrast to Cindy’s new found self esteem, her mother seemed to uphold a strong lack of confidence in her daughter and in herself as well. By the same token, in the second article “The Thrill of Victory … The Agony of Parents”, the author presents the opposition through her mother. Jennifer Schwind’s mother appeared as an embarrassment to her publicly and emotionally. “In a voice so screeching that it rivaled fingernails on a blackboard, she told him that he was a disgraceful coach and that he should be ashamed of himself” (Pawlak 3). While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child.
Scout refuses it, yet she is becoming more and more mature throughout TKMB by Harper Lee. Anger management and being a girl are both things that Scout struggles to mature throughout the book. Scout truly believes that she is not becoming more like a lady. She cannot see herself maturing and growing up. By the end of TKMB by Harper Lee, the change in Scout from the beginning to the end is extremely conspicuous to the readers and her family although it may not be to Scout herself.
On the other hand, Dottie’s sister Kit represented the “fear of failure” athlete. Kit’s character would break down under severe pressure, her ability to cope with emotions and moods rationally were uncontrollable. She always looked at the negative aspects instead of the positive ones by evaluating her
He shows this when he says "I'm stuck on yer shape Mag." (Crane pg.19) When her mother tries to tell her that Pete isn't good for her she gets upset, because she truly isn't doing anything immoral. Maggie's mother doesn't understand
Her use of rhetorical questions aimed at her mother Helga stresses the confusion and lack of closure that many of the Kindertransport children had to cope with for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, the fact that Eva was a part of the Kindertransport leads to her feeling abandoned and isolated from her past life, emotions which cause her to make the decision to change her name to Evelyn. Through this change of name and therefore identity Samuels intends to show the audience that Eva’s coping mechanism is to detach herself entirely from her past life, this becomes clear when she rejects her birth Mother Helga in this scene. This total rejection of Evelyn’s past was created by Diane Samuel’s to mimic the reactions of real Kindertransport children. A crucial part of Samuel’s research for her play was hearing the real
She did not want Lennie to hurt her, but Lennie is very unpredictable. The trouble had found her. Even without any other females around and having the life before Curley can leave someone feeling lost. Along with being lonely, Curley’s wife has an unfulfilled dream. Granted she had the chance to make that dream true, her mother would not allow it.
However, beneath her facade, Jeanette begins to realize that her father doesn’t have the strength of character to stay sober. By the section’s end some of Jeannette’s naiveté has faded. She matures enough to be able to distinguish between the ‘good’ times and the ‘bad,’ instead of the thrilling adventure her parents try to convince her she is living. She knows all families do not live as hers does. Character: Rose Mary: It is hard to take pity on Rose Mary because at this point in the novel she becomes very self-centered.
Lisette will ask, “‘You’re going to talk me with you, Momma, O.K. ?’” (Oates). The insecurity that she has when it comes to her mother is apparent because no child who has a healthy relationship with their guardian thinks that they would get left behind if the parent moves away. The faulty communication is further proven when Molina asked, “‘When did you last see your mother, Lisette?’ Shyly Lisette mumbled that she did not know. “(Oates).