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.
ADITI MAJITHIA ID-0903145 “Girl” 1. The mother of a preadolescent daughter sees herself as the only person who can save her daughter from living a life of disrespect and promiscuity. She imparts advice to her daughter to both help her and admonish her at the same time. She admonishes her and uses words of wisdom but often repeats herself, especially to warn her daughter against becoming a “slut”. The mother dispenses much practical and helpful advice that will help her daughter keep a house of her own someday.
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.
We can see that she feels guilty because she had already promised Maggie the quilt but as she feels that Dee is superior than her she also wants her to keep just to probably not having an argument with her.We Her word choice gave me the image that she might even be a little scared of her daughters Dee knowledge. While with Maggie she seems to feel equal and probably favors her in the way that she knows that she won’t let her heritage down but most importantly she would very feel embarrassed of where she came from. As dee showed whenever she was younger and would never take friends over. If it was written in any other point of view we wouldn’t be able to sense all the emotional feelings that the narrator is able to transmit by writing in first person. It would be only as if they were trying to explain what another is feeling.
He shows this when he says "I'm stuck on yer shape Mag." (Crane pg.19) When her mother tries to tell her that Pete isn't good for her she gets upset, because she truly isn't doing anything immoral. Maggie's mother doesn't understand
Connie fails to realize the great danger she takes on while over exaggerating her appearance and attitude. Her sister on the other hand conducts herself as a more modest girl and is the ideal vision of a “good” girl. Connie was in constant discord with her family because they did not approve of her actions but she cared less for she continued on with her conceited, selfish ways. "Why don't you keep your room clean like your sister? How've you got your hair fixed—what the hell stinks?
In the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, the mother is protecting her daughter through her parenting style in many ways. The mother in the story only wants whats best for her daughter and is teaching her daughter from life experiences. Others might argue that this is a verbally abusive relationship, but the mother is really looking out in the best interest of her daughter. “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, is a story in which the daughter describes all the rules her mom used to discipline her daughter in a way that would prepare her for life. Many may argue that the way Jamaica’s mother spoke to her was “verbally abusive” but in reality her mother was showing her how to prepare for the world and everything in it.
When Connie’s mother would reprimand and tell her, “Stop gawking at yourself, who are you? You think you’re so pretty” (Oates 563). Connie would feel as if her mother was jealous of her. In Zlatan Krizan, and Omesh Johar’s article “Envy Divides the Two Faces of Narcissism.” The writers assert, “Envy has long been considered a central feature of narcissistic personalities” (1415). Connie was living a double life where she would act and dress differently around her family and the people she wanted to paint a good image for but when she was out with her friends and they’d go to the mall
“Everyday use” is told in the first person point of view. The narrator, an uneducated woman, tells the story herself, the reader learn what she thinks about her two daughters and her observations reveal her astute observations about life. By putting the narrator at center stage, Walker confirms her values and importance in society. On the other hand, “Girl” consists of a single sentence of advice a mother imparts to her daughter. Kincaid uses semicolon to separate the admonishments and words of wisdom but often repeat herself especially to warn her daughter against becoming a “slut”.
It made her have a difficult time trusting people because she had no one to rely on but herself. It was a tough time for Hester, wearing the scarlet letter “A” resembled adultery, which Hester was not proud of therefore she, strived to become a better person and change the scarlet letter meaning. Hester showed the town that she could do well and she was indeed trying to change her ways. Her daughter Pearl made this even more important; it meant a lot to Hester that she set a good example for Pearl. Hester deeply loved Pearl and did not want to lose Pearl’s respect.