In the end, the parent’s role is to help their children be the best they can be not coerce them into being something they are not. “Three days after watching the Ed Sullivan show, my mother told me what my schedule would be for piano lessons and piano practice.” She didn’t even ask her child what she wanted to do, or even cared for her opinion. She simply delivered what she thought best for her kid’s road to fame without pausing to think of what was best for the kid herself. ‘My mother slapped me. “Who asked you be genius?” she shouted.
While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child. Schwind-Pawlak presents this argument poorly due to her change of heart towards the end of the essay. She does not stick to her beginning argument which causes the opposition to lack stability. The two authors support their arguments by providing evidence. The supporting evidence of the two essay’s help reveal the hardships teenagers face while dealing with their parents.
Aside from constantly arguing with her brother, she is raising a child on her own. And she is using this child to keep the spirits of the piano alive. “I want you yo help me, I want you to help me Mama Berniece, I want you to help me Mama Esther, I want you to help me Papa Boy Charles, I want you to help me Mama Ola.” These are the people carved into this sacred piano, and although Berniece had tried to give the spirits a rest by not playing the piano in years, but by having her daughter play, August Wilson proves that parts of her didn’t want to let go of the soul of the piano. And when she finally comes face to face with her fears of the piano, and plays this song, it seems life flowed back into her body. Before all of this happened, however, she claimed that she lived at the bottom of life.
They raised six kids and really did not want to raise another one; this resulted in them giving her anything her heart desired. When I read “The Lesson” I felt like the kids who were wishing they could have just one expensive toy, while she was the kid that got all the toys in the entire store. I felt like Sylvia saying, “Who are these people that spend that much for performing clowns and $1,000 for toy sailboats?” (461). Even though she was spoiled with everything but love, it took me a while to realize that what I had was far
School wasn’t important to her and it wasn’t important to me” (76). It is easy to see that this statement holds significant truth when you look at how Rosa Lee raised her children. Looking at it this way can take some of the heat off Rosa Lee. Rosa Lee’s mother had a lot to do with her not being ready to be an active, successful person in society. If Rosa Lee never had a good role model, then how is she supposed to know how to be one?
In addition to creating a new female aesthetic and a place for women in the arts, her children were highly involved with the creative process which occurred. I believe this was a project between a mother and her children, and due to the process being placed into the limelight with its success, received raised eyebrows because of the confident nature of the project. I have looked at Mann’s photographs and I see them as a family album; yes the images are extreme, but they still hold a sense of tenderness. I believe the images are maternal, but the argument will never be concluded as with new people comes new
Eva is perplexed about the whole situation; how is she safe with complete strangers? As a mother it is their duty to protect and care for their children, which was exactly what Helga wanted, she’d rather risk her life than her own daughter’s. Eva however doesn’t take note of that, and just thinks her mother doesn’t love her; that she’s abandoning her. Also, if Helga hadn’t sent her daughter away, then Eva probably wouldn’t have survived figuring that her own father didn’t. Eva was the reason why Helga held on for so long, and never gave up.
Mademoiselle sees this potential in Edna but knows that Edna must first grow into an independent woman and seek the freedom on her own. Edna’s passion for art is shattered because of her duties as a mother and wife. Leonce doesn’t even know her infatuation with art and even if he did, she is still expected to care for the children and him. Edna “awakens” by discovering her passion and her lack of commitment. She wants the freedom to paint and Mademoiselle gives her that hope to possibly one day feel free by doing what she loves.
Sommers is trying to teach her daughters that there is more out there and that they can be optimistic, despite what may be going on in our lives. I agree with the writer because I believe that as long as you have life there is hope. Sommers wanted to teach her daughter that they can use their mother and grandparents as examples to better themselves and learn from it all. “To learn a personal eloquence I could never learn at home”. The writer was not able to learn how to speak articulacy because she had inherited a language from her parents.
Like her I had to somewhat grow up without a father figure and become the “mom” of the household. She is definitely a character I can relate to. I find Katniss very unselfish because when the draw to chose the players for the Games came around, she took her sisters place to participate. I consider myself unselfish because I would go out of my way to