Estranged from her real parents, her moving into our home and experiencing true family love I thought would be my dream come true, but it turned out to be my worse night-mare. For years, I searched for the reasons as to why my friend seemed to victimize me in my own home and from reading Christian author Sandra D. Wilson’s book, I now ponder was it because hurt people, hurt people. Dr. Wilson (2001) expresses in her book that all individuals have experience some type of hurt weather minute or significant. She connotes that deeply scarred and injured individuals, deeply scar and injure others. Dr. Wilson believes that it is a self-protective defense -behavioral mechanism that one who is injured develops.
Abstract Se Habla Espanol is a magazine entry on how a Guatemalan woman writes on events regarding her childhood until she reaches adulthood involving her inability to speak her native tongue. She starts the entry with her childhood explaining how her family moved to America at an early age and dropped the Spanish speaking. As she grew older, she then begins to see how not being able to speak her native language was and has so affected her. Se Habla Español Se Habla Español by Tanya Maria Barrientos (2011) is the story of how a Guatemalan girl moved to America at an early age. She is taught only how to speak English.
In chapter 5, 6 and 7 the author goes further into developing the characters of Mira Nedd and Ona. In chapter 5 specifically we learn that Mira Nedd is a very religious, superstitious character. Ona never feel in control of her life because she constantly submits her own aspiration to please others. Ona is pressed by her mother to be taking a more active role in church. Mira Nedd consistently pushes her daughter because she would like for her to be an example to her peers.
She also experienced a lot of mental abuse from her mom, who seemed to cut her down more than anything. When it came to her relationship with Melchior, she just seemed to go with the flow. She kind of got sucked into doing things that she, possibly, may have not done if she would have had a closer, more open relationship with her mom. Wendla longs to feel loved and at one point, even confuses the physical abuse that one of her friends experiences at home as real love and begs Melchior to hit her. She was a very lost child that needed more attention on the home front.
At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone. In Morrison’s Sula, the mother’s emotional and nurturing detachment from the daughters through generations helps all of them create a female-self identity. This lack of nurture may be a direct result of the maternal figure's focus on survival, as Eva can't take time to show love for her children but is able to sacrifice a leg to ensure physical endurance. In her mind these acts confess her love for them while in Hanna's head, the emotional connection that she needs from her mother is not present. As Hannah becomes a mother herself and a mother being the first model of love that the children experiences, she emotionally detaches herself from Sula as she was detached from her mother.
Use complete sentences. Be specific in your answers. Answer: Some things I will include are how disrespectful I used to be to my mother and how I’m still to this day trying to repair the damage that has been done between her and I. Learning to see from different perspectives and have unconditional love for my mother is something I’ll speak about in the middle of my narrative. some of the major incidents that I’ll include consist of the depression I suffered from due to isolation, and the terrible and intense arguments I had with my mother.
Ever since her mother died, she has longed for a maternal touch. Although Rosaleen loves Lily, Rosaleen’s somewhat insensitive, personality prevents her from providing Lily with the kind of compassion that Lily thinks a mother should provide. August, however, can and does provide Lily with what she considers to be “mother’s love” total and complete understanding, firm guidance, and the ability to gently criticize. But August believes in a different kind of motherly love that supplied by the mother of God, the Virgin Mary. For much of the novel, August teaches Lily about the kind of undying, universal, hidden love that exists everywhere in the world but which is actually manufactured by the Virgin Mary.
Celie wrote all of her hardships down and asked God why she was having to go through all of this and why everything was happening. Celie expressed feelings that, if it weren’t for the letters that reader would never even know about. The reader learns many things about Celie within her letters to God. The reader can acknowledge her strength, and feel her heartache. The letters are what allow everyone to fall head over heels in love with Celie.
“Se habla Espanol” by Tanya Barrientos (2011) brings readers to a greater understanding of what it is like to struggle with learning a language. She tells what it is like to appear to be fully able to speak fluent Spanish but to be English-speaking only. People judge her by her appearance and name and assume that she can speak Spanish. However, even after six Spanish-speaking classes she still struggles to put together full sentences. Barrientos came to the United States as a young child and upon arriving in the new land she took on the new language, leaving her native language behind.
Se Habla Espanol Summary Tayana Barriaros has written an essay entitled “Se Habla Espanol,” which describes her coming to America, having a language barrier and not fitting in with her Latin Community. She is an established writer who has twenty plus years of publishing novels and writing for different magazine companies. Tayana was born in Guatemala, and moved to Texas at the age of three. From that point on her parents insisted she would only speak English in order to fit into the Anglo society. The story that she told about her life and the challenges she faced are still some of the struggles that she deals with today.