In the Document the “F Word” by Firoozeh Dumas, she describes her frustration of Americans judging her culture, which in turn scrutinizes who she is as a person. She claims that many Americans reject her name, (which is a part of her culture), which made her endure the horrible emotions that go hand and hand with denial. Firoozeh decided to apply for a job when she was in college. She had interview upon interview, yet, there was no response. Later she soon concluded that it was her name that held her back from achieving the jobs she wanted.Of course her frustration rose.
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.
This scene shows a parent who is unable to speak to her daughter, and she handles this disconnection with anger, which serves to make daughter less talkative. On the other hand, the parents in Mean Girls make an honest effort: in multiple scenes, Cady’s parents inquire as to how Cady’s day at school went, and do so in a kind and honestly interested tone. They go so far as to ask if Cady had made friends and how she is doing. They actually dote on her. In effect, the contrast between parents in these stories is striking because it directly affects how the reader and viewer feel toward the main character.
As a reader, I connected with all three girls in some personal level because the comparisons of our lifestyles and choices. For example, page 5 through 9, when Adjoua lies and goes to Bintou with the excuse of studying and there is that one person, Albert in this case, that goes and says “I know you are sneaking out to chase boys.” Adjoua has very over-protective parents, her father especially. But I thought it was hypocritical when he accused Koffi of ‘cradle-robbing’ with a younger girl when he himself was doing the same with Bintou, his daughter’s best friend and Koffi’s daughter on pages 23 through 26. I thought Bintou envy’s Adjoua and Aya. Aya for her intelligence, with focus to bigger things and Adjoua for her protective parents who constantly worry about every day and night.
Allison is a very young girl who has been negatively influenced by her surroundings and not least her parents. Despite not knowing anything about different races, different cultures and such, she achieves to judge the new girl upon sight. "Mom says they're going to ruin our house." -Allison "How are they going to ruin your house?" -Narrator "I don't know..." -Allison The dialogue above is a remarkable example of her lag of knowledge, as she just assumes that her mother’s statement is correct, almost
A veil is seen as a controversial symbol all around the world. In Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis, the author is forced to wear a veil to school by those that called for a cultural revolution in Iran when she is 10 years old. Her French non-religious school is abolished and boys and girls are separated for education. Her mother protests against the changes and her picture appears in newspapers across Europe. Marjane grows up to become a "rebel" and, after a confrontation with one of her teachers, she is kicked out of school.
The use of embedded dialogue implies the different view on the Leeds accent emphasised in his mother being disgusted with him and believes he was not "brought up to write such mucky books!" As his accent goes against his education. The exclamatory used within the dialogue suggests that she is appalled with the language used. Harrison also uses a sex pun
She insisted on the hyphened identity because to her she was American. In grade school kids were mean towards her. They made fun of her. She wondered why kids would use their fingers to make their eyes slanted when she would speak to them. She states, “In the fourth grade she became the apple of her fathers eye for giving a classmate twice her size a black eye for calling her ching-chong… whose parents stole American jobs.” That was her defending her family, culture, and most importantly herself.
Instead of using a regular “okay”, Vernon inserts an “OK” to show her sarcastic anger towards one of her colleagues who disagrees with her opinion. You can tell she is immediately annoyed with peoples lack of respect of her opinion. With the emotion she is trying to get him to agree or even just compromise with the fact she wants nothing to do with having a child. By using such a strong emotion like anger she is adding passion to the argument; angry words like scold, attacks, selfless and deconstructed add fuel to the passage by giving the readers a feeling to have instead of just being neutral and it helps the readers gain an emotional tie and move over to “her side”. Having the readers believe she has a right to her own opinion right of the bat gives the author, Vernon, an upper-hand moving on to the rest of the article.
He recognized her kindness to someone she didn’t really know. One day, she was cleaning in room and notices a picture of her mother. She confronts him as to why he has these pictures of her mother. He emotionally replied, “ I have those pictures of your mother because she is my daughter, which makes me your grandfather.” She was astonished by his words. In that moment, she cried immensely to her grandfather and asked,” why did you hide this from me this whole time?” He says, I had too much anger that your mother left me for some man that I didn’t approve of and I have this regret that destroying me till I got the opportunity to get to know you.