As we go through life, certain people and surroundings will have an impact on the way we develop our understanding about life that influences us for a lifetime. The influence of family and culture in our everyday lives has been a repetitive cycle in every generation. Jamaica Kincaid’s poem, “Girl”, provides clear insight of a mother’s lifelong advice to her daughter to guide her on becoming a commendable woman. In the poem, a parent appoints her daughter what to do and how to do it. Based on the mother’s tone in the text, she wants to create a mirror-image of herself to her daughter.
Herberth 1 Wendy Herberth Mr. Smith ENG1101 E-Learning November 18, 2012 "Mommy dearest" "Mirror mirror on the wall", I am really like my mother after all. Daughter and mother relationships are something so valuable and should be treasured in my opinion. Many young girls admire their mothers, as they are their very first friend. They are each other's confidantes and pals. A mothers duty is to protect their young, and giving birth to a baby girl is a miracle, but then raising a daughter is a whole different miracle.
The young woman eased herself into the pool. Despite her fear, she felt strong wearing her new leg. She was ready to make good on a pledge from long ago. In second grade in Mostar, Yugoslavia (now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Kazazic lost her five-year-old cousin, Jasmina, to leukemia. After Jasmina’s death, Kazazic vowed she would honor the little girl by swimming with a dolphin, an animal that
Like pearls I’d been fashioning down inside my belly for weeks. - Lily (pg. 296). She is basically standing up to the childhood that she left behind. Her ability to stand up to her father and forgive him the way she forgave her mother unquestionably shows her growth and development as a young woman.
She would always go over to Abuelitas house and help her with different things such as, planting wild lilies or different types of spices like cilantro (Viramontes 1176). The part that got me to where I knew that the young girl cared for Abuelita as much as Abuelita cared for her was when, at the end when she already knew that Abuelita had died she still cared for her by giving her a wash and just taking the time to be by her side. I felt like the end was really the main part of this story and that’s when I figured out what was the main point behind this whole story. At the end I was able to realize why this story was called “The Moths”. When she was holding Abuelita in the bathtub, she said “I heard you” (Viramontes 1179).
The house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid. Can I compete with an African veldt? Can I give a bath and scrub the children as efficiently or quickly as the automatic scrub bath can? I cannot.” (4) * “Now we’re going to really start living. Instead of being handled and massaged, we're going to live.
The reason I chose this item is because in the book, the main character Pattyn Von Stratten used a journal write down all her troubles because her librarian Ms. Rose told her it would be good for her. The second item I chose was a diaper. I chose this item because all through the main characters life, she had to take care of herself and her six other younger sisters. Her mom and dad always made her change their diapers, feed them, and bathe them. The third item I chose was a ring.
When Chencha brings ox-tail soup for Tita to drink while visiting John Brown’s home, Tita remarks, “With the first sip, Nacha appeared there at her side, stroking her hair as she done when she was little and was sick” (55). The soup brings memories of Nacha back to Tita and while she “[relives] those moments” (55), the soup accomplishes “what none of [John Brown’s] medicines had been able to do—making Tita weep” (55). This scene shows how much Nacha means to Tita; just a mere reminder of Nacha makes Tita cry tears of joy while breaking Tita from her prolonged depression over Roberto’s death. Tita further experiences joy while reminiscing about Nacha: “on one occasion Nacha had saved up her wages for a long time to buy [Tita] ‘a little movie’ she had seen in the display window of a store… What joy she felt seeing it next to her stocking when she got up in the morning” (77). She realizes that Nacha is sorely missed; Nacha’s presence brings about a kind of happiness.
The Relationship among a Mother and Child The mother plays an important role in her daughter’s life; the child will learn her values from her and look up to her as a mother. The mother affects the child’s life by raising the child in a comfortable environment and doing various activities with the child. In the book, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Tita, Roberto, and Esperanza do not have an instant connection with their mothers after they were born, resulting in them creating a stronger bond with their surrogate mothers. Tita’s relationship with her biological mother is unstable, making her believe that Nacha is her true mother because she is the only one who cares and understands her. The relationship between a mother and child
Then she is pulling up the front part of her underwear and trousers and we make sure that they are up on the back also. We make sure that she is tidy and clean, then we help her transfer back to the wheelchair, put on the safety belt, the footplates. In the end we prompt her to wash her hands and dry them. Outcome 4 4.1 Before giving a shower or personal care we must ensure that the room and water temperatures meet the individual’s needs and preferences for washing or bathing or mouth care. I always ask the client what temperature is ok, they touch the water with the hand and tell me if it has to be more hot or cold until they confirm that it is the right temperature for them.