Ashes takes the money!
“I lifted its lid and stared at her emergency money.” ( Pfeffer, 4) Ashes has divorced parents that think very different ways. Ashes thinks like both her parents, but more like her dad. On a Tuesday with her dad she is asked to take $200 from her mom so her dad can use it to get out of a situation he got into. Ashley took her mom’s money, because her dad said he would pay her back before her mom found out, she understands why her dad needs the money, and Ashley felt pressure to take the $200.
Ashleys trusts her dad will get the money back soon, for this reason Ashes takes the money. “I’d be borrowing the money from you. And i swear to you, Ashes, I’d have the money in your hands by Friday at the latest.” (Pfeffer, 4) Ashley favors her dad for many reasons. In the story it says that everytime she sees her dad that it gets warmer than the day before, which is when she didn’t see her dad. Her dad has let her down like forgetting to pick her up from school, or when he dosen’t have the money for a school fieldtrip. But Ashes always forgives and trusts he will do better. One time Ashe’s dad her a rose and sang to her for her forgiveness. He also still uses the nickname “Ashes” even though her mom thought that he called her that, because she didn’t like it. Ashe’s dad always makes her feel special, which is why she trusts he will pay it back before the end of the week.
Consequently Ashes also understands why her dad needs the $200. “But i’ve got to tell
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When Lori and Jeanette are growing older, they decide they want to move to New York City to start a new life, away from their parents. Lori and Jeanette get jobs and begin to earn money. They hide their earnings from their parents in a piggy bank they named Oz. One day Jeanette tries to find Oz to put her paycheck in. Instead she says to Lori “Someone has slashed him apart with a knife and stole all the money” (Walls 228). The kids knew right away who had stolen it. It was Dad. When Lori confronted Dad with the news about Oz, he started playing dumb, acting like he had not idea what was going on. But in fact he did steal the money. This action shows that Dad is very selfish and only cares about himself.
Her dad carried her away from the hospital without payment, and then her mom permitted her to cook again, moreover she said, “ Getting right back into the saddle” ( Glass Castle 47). Jeanette was not angry at such young age and soon the family had to pack their belongings into bags and “do the skedaddle” as her parents always said. The parents were fleeing from bill collectors. Although Jeanette's father was an alcoholic, he could get work almost anywhere, often in small towns. The family was moving because of these things, she never complained when they did not have enough food. Jeanette always forgave her parents, she understood what they were going through.
Within the article "A Life Worth Ending" Michael Wolff recounts the events of his ill mother at her final stage of life. Along with his own battle with a flawed healthcare system. Wolff Brilliantly intertwines literary elements with the use of characterization and his first point of view to tell his story.
In Module/Week 3, you will write a 750-words (about 3–4-pages) essay that compares and contrasts two stories from the Fiction Unit. Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the guidelines for developing your paper topic that are given below. Review the Fiction Essay Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your ideas by developing a one-page thesis statement and outline for your essay. Format the thesis statement and the outline in a single Word document using MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree program). You have the opportunity to receive helpful
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