Indicate A Person Who Has Had A Significant Influence On You And Describe That Influence I never really had a specific circle of friends. Matter of fact I had no friends , as I was one of those kids who had a very difficult time making friends. I was a shy child and I could never bring myself to confide in anyone about the problems I used to face in school. But the minute school ended I was happy to be back into the confines of my home that I knew all too well and the only response to all my cues was unconditional love. One day , it was an even harder day at school than usual , and so I came home upset and did not eat which was a big concern to my mother as I could never say no to food.
She never learned to be self-reliant. The case of the Walls family is a perfect demonstration of how adversity in one’s life does in fact play a role in the development of their character. Their whole life, Lori, Jeannette, and Brian had to take care of themselves. Some days they would go without food and were forced to eat nothing but butter and sugar because their dad could never hold on to a job for very long and their mother refused to get one because she only wanted to pursue her dream to become an artist. As young kids, when they didn’t have any food, Jeannette would “find something in some other kid’s lunch bag” (Walls 68) at school or “grab something out of the refrigerator” (Walls 68) when visiting a friend’s house.
Maggie’s mother was also older and better suited to be a mother because she was older and more experienced however, Maggie’s father also left the family. Maggie turned out to be shy and refrained from social life since she did not leave the house after being burned. “She stoops down quickly and lines up picture after picture of me sitting in front of the house with Maggie cowering behind me” (Walker 746). Too much attention leads to Maggie clinging to her mother and not enough attention drives Emily to not seek out a close relationship with her mother. Both mothers are concerned with the status of their daughters.
Living at Manzanar was life at its toughest. If you wanted to eat, you had to work to get it. You had to work to live, which is what we do today, but in poor living conditions was tough. They didn’t even give you enough blankets. One night the mom had to put all their clothes on themselves just to stay warm.
(30) * “I’m busy clearing up, go and bug your Grandma”. After all, “Ma” is also the word used for grandmother, just two different tones used.” * From a very early age, I know that my grandmother and my mother do not get along. So I become an informer at the age of four, moving from one camp to the other, depending on which side offers the best bribe. (31) * “I will never tell you anything again, because you are such a word-spreader” (33) * “Aiyoooo, your mother doesn’t even care for her
All of these had everything to do with who I am today. I was/am the only daughter and only a daughter. Being an only daughter in a family of six sons forced me by circumstance to spend a lot of time by myself because my brothers felt it beneath them to play with a girl in public. But that aloneness, that loneliness, was good for a would-be writer—it allowed me
She was happy. I was a disappointment to my mother as far as reading went. It wasn’t that I couldn’t read it was that I never wanted to, and compared to my sibling who read every day, I was a letdown. It might not have been such a dilemma to any other parent, but to my mom who’d taught and encouraged kids to read for many years, it certainly was. It wasn’t until I started first grade that I finally started to appreciate some of my mother’s hard work.
Shantel Labon PSY 160 February 10th 2012 When I first read this assignment, I was like how does she want me to go back to conception leading to my current age? I don’t remember when I was a baby. Well, I am an only child and I will admit that I’m very spoiled and I always want things my way. Until a few years ago I was a very irresponsible person , leaving my kids with my mom all the time, spending down to my last dime, getting my self into all kinds of debt, and just not being thoughtful of the people who cared about me, all because I knew I had mommy and daddy to back me up. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always worked hard, but I’ve made some very unwise choices in my life.
At the end of her eighth grade year your mom, broke from the free clinic fees, noticed an alarming lack of menstruation in her usually opulent cycles. It's unlucky for you she couldn't afford birth control or an abortion. Yes, it seemed that your mom had finally become your mom. As her pride and joy you've already helped her earn more
While many single mothers worry too much or regret decisions during their children childhood they are satisfied with the result and the out come of there children by the actions their children make after they grown out of their childhood In “I stand here ironing” a mother depicts her first child to have a bad early childhood by making the wrong decision not by choice but simply what got handed to them in a urban world. “She was a miracle to me but when she was eight months old I had to leave her daytimes with the woman downstairs to whom she was no miracle at all, for I worked or looked for work and for Emily’s father who “could no longer endure sharing want with us.”” Narrator did not want leave her child with the downstairs neighbor, but to provide the little she could to her child she made scarifies due to been a one parent family. She did all she could even with the father figure leaving to irrelevant discussion on his part. When she sees the development of her child thru the years she gets warmth never felt. “Now suddenly she was Somebody, and as imprisoned in her difference as she had in anonymity.” In the narrators point of view her child was an outcast, a nobody, but when she got the call from her daughter it seem the sun finally started to shine in her daughter path, she was free.