Cals dad cuts him off emotionally, and despite all of cals effort to connect with his dad he always gets shut down. When Cal asks for advice about Gretchen, he asks about kids who are abused by their parents. Cals dad responds with, is "[o]ne of your friends getting what he deserves?"(West 72). This quote shows that cals dad agrees with abuse if it is deserved. That all actions should be dealt with accordingly. This may be a symptom of his PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), this will change his views on everything. Cals family somewhat helps with their fathers lack of communication. " I handed the bowl across the table and after she took some she stuck the bowl near my dad. Without ever talking about it, the three of us have learned to return all serving dishes to my dads end of the table so he could reach what he wanted without having to break his silence." (14). Cals dad doesn't connect and share with Cal but Cal doesn't do much to reconnect with his dad. Cal has difficulty with his dad, but it lacks comparison to the horrible feelings of guilt and pity Steve
In any family argument it is often difficult to pick sides, but nonetheless is imperative to relate to the side that you see best fit. Therefore, I would have to state that I tend to choose Bernice’s side in the argument against Boy Willie. My reasoning is simple, I tend to admire my family roots, thus I have a tough time parting with an heirloom such as the piano. I tend to see the side of Berniece because I would want to protect and take care of an object that inhibits so much of my family’s legacy and not to mention died over. I think that Boy Willie is looking to the future by purchasing the land, but I feel it is important to keep an heirloom such as this piano.
One central difference to think about when looking at the two individuals is the fact that Wes has a more supporting mother than Wes (2), in a person’s life a mother is so important and can be looked as a blessing. A mother is the one that supposed to be the person that takes great care of you and guides you, and to teach what’s right from wrong. The author’s mother was much more supportive for her son, Wes acknowledges, “Every time I looked around at the buildings and the trees and the view of the river, I was reminded of the sacrifices my mother was making to keep me there.” (Moore 52). Due to this quote, we can conclude that Wes’s mother, although struggling at the time, found a way to put her child in the best possible route in education. Wes presents it as kind of an understatement, however, from his mother doing this, it affects his life so much. By being put in a excellent school, it offers many more opportunities than that of the other Wes and he can gather a lot more help/exposure to guide him toward a bright future. On the other hand, we have Wes (2) that is lost and seems as if he just can’t find his way, “Young boys are more likely to believe in themselves if they know that there’s someone, somewhere, who shares that belief. To carry the
Homer applied, got the job and was a coal miner. For weeks all he did was get up at the crack of dawn and not come home until late at night. For once, Homer’s father was proud of Homer, and showing it. Homer’s mother, Elsie Hickam, had shown she believed in Homer, but until Homer got a chance to go to the science fair, she did not show it. She stayed out of Homer and his dad’s fights, which is almost as bad as following John blindly. But, when Homer needed her most, she was there, fought John and had John help Homer. “Homer once said you loved the mine more than your own family. I stood up for you because I didnt want to believe it. Homer has gotten a lot of help from the people in this town. They’ve helped him build his rockets. They’ve watched him fly ’em. But not you. You never showed up, not even once.” Now, Homer’s brother, Jim Hickam, on the other hand had still followed their dad but he was closer to helping and believing in Homer than their dad was. Homer’s brother had told everyone about the rocket launch and told them all to come and see it without Homer’s consent or knowledge of everyone showing up. Originally, Jim wanted to embarrass Homer in front of everyone, but it backfired and worked well for Homer in the end. Although Family doesn’t show it much, they still do love you, they may disagree with your beliefs, and your dreams, but they should still help and support you, even if they do not have the money to help.
Should Libby’s dad do her school Project? Yes, Libby’s dad should not do her school project for many reasons for many reasons. But, Libby thinks her dad should do her school project for her so she can get a good grade. But her father believes it would be better for if Libby did it herself because failure is a part of life, there will be other opportunities to be seen by the scouts, and she needs to learn that doing things in the last minute is not the best idea.
3. “He deserves better than that...And so do I.” (p 99) Explain how Carl confronting Beryl at the bowls club is a turning point for him.
Jeannette was invited to many parties and she did what she wanted to do for work but feared that her past could ruin her chances of keeping this job she so desperately wants to have. Jeannette thought to herself, “If all these people found out about Mom and Dad and who I really was, it would be impossible for me to keep my job. So I avoided discussing my parents. When that was impossible, I lied” (270). Jeannette is hiding her parents and her past from her friends and colleagues fearing that their life style could lead to her being fired and losing friendships. In this case of the quote, it goes side by side with Washington’s point, because it talks about everything they went through in the past, their current life actions and position of society. This can lead to the argument of either side being the reason of Jeannette’s muteness of her parents. If Jeannette told everyone about her past they would not judge her on her obstacles she overcame while under her parent’s control. Washington’s quotation of success not being measured as much in position in life but by the obstacles overcome can be challenged because Jeannette neglects to include her parents social position and her past challenges/obstacles she had to suffer through to
Ever since Wes was a little boy his mother taught him right from wrong. When Wes was three years old he hit his sister which sparked something in his mother. Suffering from abuse by her former husband, she did not want Wes to follow in his footsteps. He was told to go to his room while his parents talked about what should be done. Finally, he heard his father’s steps coming up the stairs. His father, Westley, comforted him telling him, “‘...she just wants you to do the right thing’” (10-11). This
Manny and I both have issues with our dad relationships. Manny tries to deal with all the things that his family puts on him. It makes him feel like a burden to him family. Even though it looks like he is fine being a burden, but he does feel like he is worthless in the family. He keeps all of his emotions in because his dad will get mad at him if he releases his feelings. There is a couple of examples in the book that shows how his family blames everything on him or puts more things on Manny’s buden. Manny’s mom says, “He’ll blame it on you for not watching over her. He’ll say it’s your fault…” (Martinez #156). In this quote it shows how
Her thoughts did not strive to far from Mrs. Martinez. She wanted me to do my own research on how much a vehicle was going to cost me. She wanted me to consider everything from tag and title; to what are you going to do if you need repairs on your vehicle. I did a lot of research after that night and found out there are a lot of expenses to buying and owning a vehicle. I looked at all the options of how I could get away from buying a vehicle because I realized I wouldn’t be able to afford one by myself. After talking to my mom and dad we came up with a reason that would suet the both of us. I would borrow the family vehicle when I got home from school to look for a job. Once I had saved half the money for a vehicle my parents would help me with the rest of the expense. After reading chapter two and the reasoning process, I realized that they used the same tactics on me.
His decisions were influenced through his life at home, his parents were always fighting and him and his sister would constantly take abuse from their father. “ They are just totally beyond hope and there is no way to ever bring them back into reality, over twenty years of lies and meaningless games has reduced them into a state of
First of all, actions speak louder than words because you can talk and talk all you want, but some people won't believe what you're saying unless they see it. For example, at the beginning of softball season, my dad told me that he would come to my first game, but he didn't show up, like usual. A couple of weeks went by and my first high school tournament came around. When I saw my daddy, I asked him if he was going to be able to make it and he said “yes”. When it was game time, he ended up coming to all my tournament games that weekend. My dad showed me that his actions can make up for his past mistakes.
It is a popular belief that children are bound to the same path that their parents have been down. As a result, being the daughter of two Haitian parents, neither of whom have secondary education, and moved to the United States in the hope of a better life this was a belief placed on me. Throughout my high school career, I have faced obstacles both big and small. One barrier I faced was going into my junior year. Going into my junior year I noticed my dad was home a lot more than usual, but I never questioned it. After a couple of weeks, my mother sat me down and told me he lost his job. At first, when she told me this it didn’t seem like a problem to me. I just thought he would put in more applications get hired and things would turn back