36. Women were pushed away from there their fathers and not trusted because they simply were a female. Young girls are some what forced to grown up fast and live on their cultural beliefs. The characters in these short stories are affected by there cultural and environments which may had led them to struggle with growing up. they struggled to come to common grounds with their culture, with the lack of respect for women, and the maturing.
“Given Circumstances” By: Shawna Betancourt Most parents at some point wish that they could have done some things differently and wonder what would have happened if they did. A single parent, bearing the burden of trying to raise their children, and maintain their household, face this to a greater degree. In the story “I Stand Here Ironing” written by Tillie Olsen, one mother’s struggle to raise her daughter the best she can is brought to life. She fought to stay afloat financially while trying to maintain raising her daughter to the best of her abilities. During this process her daughter’s destiny goes astray from what she had envisioned for her and blamed herself for the outcome.
It showed me that, no matter what race or ethnicity, everyone struggles with fitting in. Barrientos went through an identity crisis; she didn’t know if she wanted to be an “all-American girl” or if she wanted to truly connect with her Spanish heritage. I can relate to wanting to fit in. Growing up in a dysfunctional family with a drug-addicted mother, I just wanted to be loved so bad that I was willing to get that love at whatever the cost. I submitted to a pastor – a spiritual mother – who used domination, manipulation, fear tactics, mind control, and psychological/emotional abuse to exploit my need for “motherly love”.
Paige Cooper 12/12/08 English 1B, Anna Mantazaris Lucy Grealy had the misfortune of at the age of nine being afflicted with a disability that was written all over her face and with being intelligent enough to know how different her life was because of it. Lucy would never know the bliss of ignorance. She completely understood what society perceived as beauty, that she once had it and had since lost it, along with her childhood and chance at a normal life. Lucy Grealy’s memoir Autobiography of a Face takes the reader through her lifetime of internal and external struggles with her disease and her desire to achieve perfect physical beauty. Lucy’s idea of beauty is external, her mothers internal.
Both women grew up in very different parts of the country but they both grew up struggling against a patriarchal culture. Despite that, both Susan and Zora, at an early age refused to accept the roles society placed on them. They were free thinkers and had big plans, which their writings reveal. - Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen, "I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search
Every Last One is a novel about a women having to face difficult situations in life while being emotionally and financially responsible for the rest of her family. The author depicts the story from the point of view that a mother would have. She made her family seem like on the outside they were the perfect little family but as we all know, no one is perfect in this world. Mary Beth would describe her every day routine as a mother and would put in detail the description of her family and the people that was around her and her family. She now struggles with her life that is ahead and tries to keep a relationship with her only son left, Alex.
They reached out several times in varies ways, failing each and every attempt. They began to rebel against it all, however, allowing them to grow stronger and more independent. They were forced to raise each other through the difficult times, associating themselves with friends that would assist them in survival. It is hard to relate to Barrett’s story as a mother. It can be difficult being abandoned after a forced relocation.
In our article, the little girl has to be returned back to her birth parents against her will when she is 9 years old. This is a person who has only know her foster parents and consider them her real parents. She doesn't know her birth parents and is now being made to live with them. If we didn't apply rules based ethics and used care based ethics, the girl and the family may get what they want. The parents may have gotten clean but that doesn't mean they know how to be parents 9 years