Download file to see previous pages...
First, Jeannette’s family experiences the drug abuse problem, and this is well illustrated by the parents. This is one of the elements that make the family dysfunctional since both her mother and father are addicts. Jeannette’s father, Rex, is an alcoholic who uses the earnings of his wife to buy alcohol. Not only is her father an alcoholic but also a gambler. In the memoir, Jeannette states that he sometimes returned home with some of his winnings form gambling. In the memoir, Jeannette notes that her mother’s salary created problems since her father saw it as his responsibility to manage the family finances, and more importantly, needed the money to fund his ‘gold-leaching research’- which was in fact buying alcohol. Jeannette’s mother, Rose Mary was an ‘excitement’ addict. Similarly, I grew up in a family where one of my parents was an alcoholic. Just as illustrated in Jeannette’s family, it became difficult to put the little money we had in meaningful use. Just as shown in the memoir, alcoholic parents do sometimes forget the wellbeing of their children. Although my father made every effort to take care of me, alcoholism made it difficult to give me full attention. I remember one day we had to stand in the cold up to eleven in the night because my father had disappeared with the house key. In addition, my parents were rarely at peace with one another, and constantly quarreled over money and other trivial family issues, especially when my father was drunk. Luckily for me, my father reformed and he no longer drinks. Generally, when I was young, I realized that alcoholism is a problem that tears family apart, and this is well brought out in Jeannette’s memoir.
The second point of similarity is the issue of financial instability or poverty. Throughout the memoir, her family’s poverty is well illustrated. For example, in the second section, The Desert, Jeannette shows some of the places they had to live. For example, after
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
When looking at how society changes, it can be seen that there are specific components that create a specific change at different times. In Family, by Pa Chin, there is an understanding of the change that occurred in pre-Communist China. This didn’t come from the political reign or acceptance of cultural changes.
Although he mentions that the book is not to glorify the gangs around, he expounds the common reasons of people who join gangs – protection and self-respect. It is portrayed in the novel how Chicanos in L.A. were treated in the 70s. In relation to the stories gathered during this era, a film titled My Family is about the struggle of the Latino community who lived in California in the mid-20th century, which is represented through the Sanchez family.
In the presence of a mother and a mother in a good nuclear family, it’s expected that the kid aged 3 could be spending most of her time playing around with other kids and if any perform very minor roles in the family chores. Worse still, while at the hospital, on enquiring from her elder sister whether they missed her at home, she says no, arguing that it was because a lot had been happening, which is but the normal stuff.
From the research it can be comprehended that Rose Mary Walls and Rex Walls were not great parents. But they taught right morals to their children, though their style was rough and tough. They taught the children the art of dealing with hardships and not to accept defeat under any circumstances.
Both novels deal with the lives of girls and follow their personal journey from immaturity toward adulthood through the complex overlapping of young adults, little women and grown up women (Elbert, 1), each fighting her own battles, and striving to change her destiny to live a better life than what the society might offer her, grasping the knowledge from her mentor, the mother, and making it her own.
When their dreams were shattered into pieces, both mother and daughter recoiled to their own shells to lick their own wounds while the son completed his own escapism by leaving.
The Glass Menagerie is the first dramatic play in the tragedy genre of Tennessee Williams that achieved resounding success.
deeply rooted in the true Chinese traditional way of life and how modernization was kept at a hesitant second in order to keep the old ways of living in the Chinese society at that time. Pa Chin, throughout the novel, has shown a stronghold of the subject that could often
Most parents are more than willing to adjust to the changes; however, lives of the parents may change in ways that the new parents never expected.
The fathers expect to experience total exhaustion. Mothers get exhausted after they give birth to their first babies,
One of the common reactions to war is fear, where a child could be concerned about his or her welfare, as well as, that of active partisans in the war like the army. Kids may also experience an overwhelming sense of vulnerability hence loss of control thus showing uncooperative