Jeanette was thinking this to herself while in her apartment. She had just seen her mom rooting through trash on the street and had hurried home out of fear. This quote is important because it shows that Jeanette has passion for her parents but is too afraid to address them in a realistic manner. It shows that she doesn’t have extreme care for her parents, being embarrassed by them, and ashamed of them but not doing anything to really help them.
When Dad asks Jeanette for money, it shows that Dad doesn’t know how to handle money. Since Dad can’t be trusted with money, Jeanette has to be the responsible adult in the family.
her household she resorts to outside sources, making herself a victim to boys, which creates a
If there will be little downtime in between when the money is used and when it is gained back. On page 2 it disclosed, “All I need to do is put together a little financing, and I will be set for life.” The money that Ashleigh’s dad needs is going to be made back supposedly very soon. If so, that means that there is a good chance that Ashleigh’s mother wouldn’t even notice that the money was gone. If more evidence is needed, Ashleigh’s dad went out and said it. Page 4 read, “I’d have the money in your hands no later than Friday.” That would make it very likely, assuming that all goes to plan, that the statement sould be true. Additionally, Ashleigh herself asked if she could help, not her father. This would explain that it was only a favor that she brought onto herself. The compensation was really just a kind of thank-you gesture towards Ashleigh if she takes up the offer. On page 3 it disclosed, “‘Can I help?’ I asked.” The burden of asking was not Ashleigh’s father, but on
When the family wanted to move to Florida, Ashley was in her car seat strapped in but not buckled into the seat. She flew right out of the car while it was moving. Dusty Lorraine got in some trouble with the law. Ashley and Luke were then taken away, kicking and screaming. Ashley didn’t understand at the time, because of how young she was, that Luke and herself would never live with their mother again. That was the day Luke and Ashley were entered into the foster care system.
However, with her alcoholic dad who rarely kept a job and her mother who suffered mood swings, they had to find food from her school garbage or eat expired food they had previously when they had the slightest bit of money. In addition, when bills and mortgage piled up, they would pack their bags and look for a new home to live in, if they could even call it a stable home, since they would be on the move so often. Jeanette needed a dad who wouldn’t disappear for days at a time, and a mom that was emotionally stable, but because she didn’t have that, she grew up in an environment where she would get teased or harassed for it. Jeanette suffered so much, that even at one point, she tried convincing her mother to leave her father because of the trouble he had caused the family already. A child should be able to depend on their parents for food and to be there for them when they need it, and when that part of a child’s security is taken away, it leaves them lost and on their own, free and confused about what to do next.
The second reason why her father should not do her school project because failure is a part of life. Sooner or later, it happens to everyone. Dad is trying to teach Libby that failing is a good thing
Ashley Rhodes-Courter was only three years old when she was separated from her mother. She spent the next nine years bouncing from one foster family to another. Her mother, Lorraine, was only twenty years old, and she was also too young to take responsibilities for her two children. However, Ashley grew up earning straight “A’s” in her classes; she won a world-wide Harry Potter essay contest in New York, as well as many others. She was born in South Carolina, and later was taken to her first foster family in Florida. The closest family member she was kept with was her step-brother Luke, who didn’t share the same father. Later on, when Ashley was eleven years old, she got a new step-sister, who did not share the same father as she and Luke.
This book is a memoir so it is all about Ashley’s life in the foster care program. Each chapter talks about the hardships she went through at all the different foster homes. Ashley was taken into foster care when she was only three years old. She was in 14 different homes in a total of nine years. She had a brother, Luke that was also in the foster care program with her. They were separated multiple times, but always ended up at the same foster home together. It was not until Ashley was adopted that they were separated for good. Ashley’s mom was in prison multiple times, she was also a drug addict. She had visitation rights, but her visitations were always supervised. At these visitations she always promised Ashley that she was going to turn her life around, and get both her and Luke back. It never happened; as a result, Ashley had a lot of trust issues and a hard time believing people actually cared for her. Ashley was adopted and had a tough first couple of years adjusting to having a family. It wasn’t until about the end of the book where she finally got used to having a real family.
Shortly after the incident, Jeannette turns ten years old. Her father asks her what she wants for her birthday and she tells him she is scared to tell him. Finally, she asks him if he could just promise her he would stop drinking as a gift for her birthday. Jeannette explains that “‘Mom would be a lot happier. Plus, we’d have the extra money’” (Walls 117) if he stops drinking. Her father then gets upset thinking Jeannette is ashamed of him. Although, he keeps her promise and stops drinking, but it did not last long.
Another reason why Ashleigh decided to steal the money is because her dad said he needed the money.Her dad said he needed to celebrate something a quote that supports this can be found on page 2,”Of course I can afford it.Besides,I have something to celebrate.”Another reason why he needed the money is that he said he needed it for life,a quote that supports this is on page 2,”All i need to do is put a little financing,and i’ll be set for life.”Lastly, another reason why he needed the money is because he needed to pay somebody back,a quote that supports this can be found on page 3,”Well it isn’t for so much for a deal as to help pay off one i already made,dad
The lesson of independence, taught from swimming, taught Jeannette not to rely on her parents. Unlike Maureen who did not grasp the lesson, Jeannette knew not to rely on them and to instead go away from the trouble. She resulted in moving to New York, to follow her ambitions and not get entangled in her parent’s tide, as unfortunately, Maureen did get caught and therefore not become independent. Also, Jeannette used the advice to prevent her from taking in her homeless family when they asked for a lot. For example, Jeannette’s mom asks for a wholesome of money, for art purposes. However, since Jeannette learned independence, she denied her mom and that helped prevent Jeannette and her mom from wasting money. Jeannette had many applications of how to live independently, which helped her
Throughout the story, each time Ariana is mislead, she continues to turn it around with thinking about her future. This is exampled when Ariana thinks Kaitlynn has betrayed her the first time. “She no longer has to concern herself with fitting Kaitlynn into plan B” (Brian 195-196). Even after finding out the last two years of her life had been one big lie, she never lets anything distract herself from her future. This is what would eventually get her everything she ever wanted. Another example is when Briana Leigh says that she is the reason that her father is dead. Ariana feels broken and is outraged that she had been lied to again. “It took all of Ariana’s self-control to keep her from smacking the girl… she could have slaughtered the girl just for that…Not here. Not now. Ariana would be back to prison before she could blink.” (Brian 234). Although Ariana wants to kill Briana Leigh right then and there for making her think that Kaitlynn could have ever killed anyone, she knows that she would have been sent back to prison. This would prevent her from ever achieving her life goal of going to princeton. Time and time again, Ariana knows that as long as she doesn’t lose sight of what she has always been dreaming about, everything will turn out how she wants. “This is where she belonged. This was the life she deserved”
Punished by Vanessa Steel is about this little girl who got abused by her mother and her grandparents. This starts when she is about 5 years old. She still loves her mom even though her mom doesn't love her. All she ever wanted was her mother to lover her. Her dad on the other hand was oblivious to the abuse that was going on with her mother and Vanessa. Later on in the book it only gets worse for Vanessa. Her mother took her to her grandparent’s house and overtime it got worse for Vanessa. Her grandpa began to play this “game” with her. “Grandpa led me to the steps into the garage. ‘I’ve got a new game today,’ he said as he shut the door behind us. ‘You’ll like it, its really fun.’ But I knew we weren't playing” (ADD CITATION). That is when