Analysis and Reaction of Red Leaves Falling

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Ruby’s character is still in the process of developing self-confidence and recognizing talents and interest, that is why school is important to her. Her trying to take an exam despite her mother insisting on taking care of her siblings is a sign of taking a stand on what she believes and being competent, even if it means rebelling (in her mother’s eyes). She aims to do good both at home and in school and if she do it well, praises will be given which will help boost her confidence and develop a feeling of competence if otherwise will result to doubt and feelings of inferiority. Ruby has 4 other siblings, Dawn being the second child, followed by the 2 boys, and Bunso, who was the sick one. Ruby as a first born child act as a surrogate for her parents. She asked Dawn to watch or look after their house and other siblings because she was expected to take on the role of Ruby while she was in school. As an older sibling, she often becomes protective of her younger siblings, as what was depicted when Joe went to their home to find her. Differences of gender roles are at great comparison. Older girls, they are more often good teachers and nurturers for younger siblings; older boys tend to be better stimulators and models. If I am in Ruby’s shoes, I would probably do the same thing, to follow my mother and oblige. I can see my mother as my model and whatever she asks me to do, I will…
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