This presents the notion of Nana’s objective resentment towards Mariam and makes the audience aware of the uneasy relationship between the two. Hosseini continues to effectively elaborate further on Nana and Mariam’s strained and deplorable relationship by revealing to the audience the reason for Nana’s spite and unforgiving nature towards her own daughter, which is the fact that Mariam is an illegitimate child, the product of a shameful affair ‘who would never have legitimate claim to the things other people had love, family, home, and acceptance’. Hosseini enables the audience to have an accurate picture of the relationship between Mariam and her mother in the way that he then builds on the image he has given the audience of Mariam, ‘a clumsy heirloom-breaking little Harami’. It is clearly portrayed that Nana blames Mariam for her misfortunate and bitter life. However, this is in stark contrast to the way in which Hosseini presents Jalil and Mariam’s relationship.
“Suddenly you find yourself tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is close to colored children.”The only real emotion the clergymen felt is guilt. They were appalled with what they saw; they are ruining the lives of innocent people just because of their skin color. King puts the image of a little girl in the head of the reader, and the reader feels heartbroken. There is nothing worse than telling your kid they can’t do something because of what color their skin is. Is that fair?
Summary of the book This book follows the neglect and abuse of Katie and is told in story format for parts of the book. Hughes gives a commentary at the end of each chapter on his thoughts of the issues of how each stage of abuse affects not only Katie’s development but also how it was affecting her mother Sally as well. After Katie is placed into foster care the story details the two different sides that Katie shows her foster parents. She goes from being a happy child when things go her way into an aggressive and mean child who wants to get even by destroying other peoples possessions. Katie’s caseworker struggles to find a foster home for her and to find the right therapist to help her with her lack of attachment to anyone.
I believe that she does feel bad that her children, who once really loved their father, have become bitter towards him now. She feels that she knows he painful it is to hate someone you still love, and wishes that even though, Jody D. was bad for her, that he could at least be good for them. She tends to compare her father and her ex-husband frequently. In addition to them being close, she feels that they both are “no-good daddies”. Another observation was when a fellow co-worker asked another, about T. Smith and stated that she would like to get to know her better.
Her parents have tried many different strategies, including rewarding her after cleaning, and giving her a time-out when she doesn't listen. Often what happens is that Emma gets angry when it is clean-up time and throws a tantrum. She yells and screams and sometimes even throws her toys, creating a bigger mess. Her parents feel that the only way to stop the tantrum is to pick her up and then clean up for her. Discuss the principles of operant conditioning that are underlying Emma's behavior.
Shawna became angry, she felt that is was not true and the only reason she cared so much was because she was doing it for the family. She became very frustrated and told ray that he was jealous of her and her career. Ray was shocked and became very angry. Shawna then realized what was said and took it back and apologized. She was being unfair because ray had taken some time for her to work, while he watched the kids.
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.
She thought of someone, her father. Michael is a barrister so Josie decides to call him to get her out of the mess. He succeeds and they decide from there to start getting to know one another. Later on when Josie arrives at school she is met by the school captain, Ivy Lloyd, who is crying. “John Barton killed himself.” Josie breaks down completely and feels awful just as her HSC exams are starting for the year.
The DeRosier’s were also the ones who shattered her dreams of a perfect family by saying “We take you in because your parents don’t want you"(35). The DeRosier’s left April with a shame of her background and an even deeper shame for her parents. Even though the DeRosier’s did so much bad for April and her identity, they still did some good for her. They made such an horrible environment but April stayed strong and grew as a person. She even said “I could let the DeRosier’s suck out my dignity for now and I could pretend they had me where they wanted me.
Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author. When the narrator calls her creation her “ ill-formed offspring of [her] feeble brain” she draws parallels between how parents can feel about their children when frustrated (line 1). The narrator refers to her work as a “ rambling brat” to show how difficult it is to accept something she has created (7). The narrator seems to feel this difficulty not only as an author but also as a mother. As a frustrated parent feels the narrator once again uses the metaphor of a child to describe how an author feels when their work does not turn out how they wanted.