On the other hand I looked up to my mom. My mom didn’t have go to college but she had her high school diploma. With me not having anyone telling me that I needed to go to college made it hard to actually make the decision myself. Looking back at my past growing up not having that really good role model, I don’t want that for my children. I want my children to look up at me and say if our mom can do it so can I.
Thomas Barrett Mr. Nichols English 101 18 September 2013 Reading Analysis: Mother Tongue – Amy Tan You may be wondering how I chose a story with a name like “Mother Tongue”, and to be completely honest, I chose this story by allowing my girlfriend to open my book at a random page, in order for me to have a story that I “care” about. The story follows the dramatic, non-stereotypical life of Amy Tan as a young adult. I mention the “non stereotypical” subject, because she has made it a point in this short story to inform us of her struggle finding her educational path as a young adult. As a young Asian-American, she was pressured by her school to follow a path based in math, but throughout the years, it was apparent to her that she was better suited for a major in English. The bulk of the story explains her experience with different writing styles after her decision to focus everything on English.
I choose Jing-mei to be my character to write on even though she did not develop much personally, but the effect that the Joy Luck Club had on her were significant and it also has to do with her attitude throughout the story. To begin with, Jing-mei (a.k.a June) did not really know her mother. It’s only after her mother died that she began to understand what her mother went through; courtesy of her dad and “aunties” at the Joy Luck Club. It’s not clear in the story if June heard her mom story about the swan, but her mom Suyuan Woo came to America with the hopes of having a daughter in America “whose value will not be judged based on her husband, and who will not have to ignore herself and "swallow sorrow. "” Her mom hoped to tell her the story in English and also give her the feather from her long lost swan.
When analysing a poem of Plath's one may automatically associate it with depression, melancholy etc. even before reading the piece itself and fairly so. Mental illness was a major part of her adolescent and adult life and is clearly present in many of her writings. When first going over Morning Song, it is surprising to find nothing lachrymose or dark about this piece. Instead we are given a rare insight into Plath's mind of being a first time mother, something she never thought that she would be.
Chopin’s Insight into the Future Kate Chopin’s works were unusual and admired pieces of literature before their time. This is because she grew up differently than other women. Her father died when she was young and she was surrounded by her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. These women were all widows and helped to instill independence into her life. Because of this independence Chopin wrote about topics that would not become issues until years later.
She describes her mother as a natural story teller (Kramer 48). Her mother had a great impact on her life. As a child Tan was rebellious against her origins and was often embarrassed by her family’s customs (“Amy Tan” 1). Though The Joy Luck Club was not an autobiography, many of the stories are based on her and her mother’s own life experiences. Tan’s first book, The Joy Luck Club, had many influences including her relationship with her mother, the stories her mother told, understanding and becoming comfortable with her culture, and her own life experiences.
When Granny speaks and thinks of her life, she identifies herself as a strong woman, Granny mentions many of the things she had to do on her own when she was younger due to the fact that her husband, John, died at such an early age. From the reader’s point of view, it is clear to see that even though Granny is ill in bed, she still gives the reader the impression that she feels her illness is “nothing serious” and something temporary. Granny feels like it is something she will be able to get up and walk away from soon enough. Towards the end of the story, however, we start to sense a change in Granny and notice how her illness is finally starting to affect and weaken her. She starts becoming aware of her surroundings and the
Finally it will describe how these obstacles help us discover our true selves. In Cisneros essay, she describes her conflict with her desire to be a writer and her father’s expectations of her. Cisneros states, “Being only a daughter for my father meant my destiny would lead me to become someone’s wife” (Cisneros 1). This expectation only pushed Cisneros further into her passion, hoping that one day her writing would win her father’s approval. After attending four years of college and two years of graduate school, she still felt her father viewed her education as a waste because she had not married.
This is half of who my child will be. P2 I agree with Joan Ryan’s statement “It is the acknowledgement that parents are the ones choosing, and then guiding their children through the outside environment“. The parental figure has so much influence on the path that their child will take through life. For example I was hell bent on not going to college for a year after I graduated from high school I just wanted to get a job and have fun. My Mom made a completely different decision for me, and guided me to college.
Online Versus Traditional Education Frederick Williams Everest Online Composition I -30 “Online Versus Traditional Education” I have always stressed to my girls that a solid educational foundation is necessary for them to be successful in life. I knew that in today’s world that having only a high school diploma would not be sufficient. If they were expected to be able to have a career, not simply a job, it was important that they receive some post high school training. Imagine how shocked I was when my oldest asked me why I did not take my own advice. My first reaction was to send her to her room, but she got me to thinking.