The hardest part of parenting is ensuring there is proper communication between the parent and child. This reality is made true in “Phaethon” a poem written by Morris Bishop. In this poem, a child asks his father if he can take the car, the father then responds by telling his son the myth of Phaethon, which is a myth about the fall of Phaethon after he attempts to ride Apollo’s chariot. The father uses humour to connect with his child and this shows his responsibility. The humour in “Phaethon” is created by the speaker's use of allusion and imagery which creates a more light hearted tone, this suggests that it is the responsibility of parents to use methods such as humour to make the child feel acknowledged and understood leading to more
The most complex relationship one could ever try to understand is the relationship of a child and his or her parents. In the poem, “Our Son Swears He Has 102 Gallons of Water in His Body,” by Naomi Shihab Nye, the speaker effectively portrays the damaged relationship between a child and his parents. The son in the poem believes he knows everything, and his “know-it-all” mentality is the source of the family’s troubles. Through details, imagery, and a shift in the last stanza, the speaker conveys the son’s stubbornness.
Have you ever thought your parents cared about something more than you? Well, here are two stories with them both having conflicts in their opinion. The passages have problems with their parents not showing enough attention to their kids. In the passages from “Confetti Girl” and “Tortilla Sun” both narrators have tension with their parents.
It is not mentally not looking at circumstances with eyes that see only what you want to see”. In other words using Positive Self-Talk shows us the truth on real situations. For example: you were trying out for the school volleyball team and you messed up on bumping the ball, when the negative thoughts occur that is when the positive self talk will take place “ok I’m now going to focus on what I need to complete in order to make it on the team.” There is a way in which you can develop a positive self talk habit, there are 3 steps and the first one is “Mantra”, choose a mantra and find a positive self talk for example; “I feel strong”. This positive self talk will encourage you to feel motivated. The second step is “Practice Multiple Scenarios”after using the positive self talk from step one, repeat the line so you can practice having it sink in your brain. It will help you during real situations in sports a example for this step is “Anything can happen, and I’m definitely not out of this, Don’t let up”. Finally, the last step called “Creating A Positive Mental Image Or Visualization” this technique can help you create a visual picture on what you are doing and saying This powerful combination will create a positive message.
Few relationships are as deep as those between child and parent. While circumstance and biology can shape the exact nature of the bond, a child’s caretaker is the first to introduce them to the world. And as they grow and begin to branch out, children look to their parents as a model for how to interact with the various new situations. Through allusion, potent imagery, and nostalgic diction, Natasha Trethewey constructs an idolized image of a father guiding their child through life’s challenges only to convey the speaker’s despair when they are faced with their father’s mortality in “Mythmaker.”
A common struggle through life is one’s struggle with “growing up” and forming identity. The culmination of a loss of culture, a misconception of life’s travesties, and a general apathy to what is and what isn’t during adolescence can often lead to a clash between parent and child. Since there is always wisdom to be learned and new experiences that promote growth, a person is never fully grown, never fully an adult; consequently, older children raise younger ones. Among these childlike parents are those who have not attempted to understand their inner emotional turmoil. They often leave their own children scarred, resulting in a mentally damaged cycle that continues endlessly until someone reaches a sense of internal peace. Song of Solomon
Some examples would be, that, change can be good, popularity isn’t everything, and that you should try new things in life, and not always be predictable. Before David’s and Jen’s intrusion, Pleasantville was perfect, and most of all, pleasant, like a black and white utopia. However, the life lesson teaches you that, perfection is not good. The actual word ‘perfect' is misinterpreted. People believe that the meaning of perfection is, being flawless. This means, being beautiful, having a nice body, getting amazing grades, having an ideal job etc. If people were to experience this type of perfection, most individuals wouldn’t enjoy it. Some don’t realise that, perfection is everything they already
The second story that helps support the thesis statement is “A & P”. In this story a boy named Sammy, tries to impress a group of girls by quitting his job as the girls were being kicked out of the store where Sammy works. Sammy shortly after quitting realizes the mistake he has made and how is was going to make his life tougher. One quote that displays this lesson is: “‘Sammy, you don 't want to do this to your Mom and Dad,’ he tells me. It 's true, I don 't. But it seems to me that once you begin a gesture it 's fatal not to go through with it.” This quote shows that Sammy doesn 't even want to do what he is doing and he knows it 's a mistake, but he continues with it anyways. The quote also claims that this will not only affect him but also his parents. When your actions start affecting others negatively, it feels way worse than
Whether it be the sea or land, nearly every expanse of the world is dominated by humanity, but there exists one stretch that only dreams can reach in full: the sky. Greek mythology expresses this idea of its unattainable power as home of the gods and realm of the King of the Gods Zeus, but there is one example that solidifies it as the one unreachable territory. That example is Ovid’s story of mortal Daedalus and Icarus, father and son, who with their tinkered wax wings made their attempt at escape from their exile through flight, only for one to succeed and the other to fall in a reckless soar to the searing sun. Naturally, with the universal dream to fly and the tragedy within it, the tale resonates deeply with everyone who reads it, and even today it is clear how impactful the story is to so many with the dozens of poems written in inspiration. One of these poems is Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,
My parents had just bought me a new car and along with the purchase of my vehicle came new rules of which my parents strictly enforce. With the recent information I personally acquired from our reading of Ender's Game I began to reevaluate why my parents, as well as other adults do the things they do.
And so it turns out that neither youth nor old age are conditions which enable people to perceive the just way to live; its character and a right disposition. Cephalus supposes that material possession is responsible for the correct perception of what makes a life good. But take the
In Ovid’s “The Story of Daedalus and Icarus”, Ovid uses characterization to make the characters realistic and vivid and to reveal plot through the characters’ actions, thoughts, speech and physical appearance. Without the characterization of Daedalus and Icarus, understanding “The Story of Daedalus and Icarus” completely is not possible. Ovid hides important pieces of the plot in the text, and wants the readers to reveal the true meaning of the story by looking into the characteristics of the main characters, Daedalus and Icarus. With the view of their wants and responsibilities, the story becomes clear to the reader and the purpose of this story in a poem is revealed.
The story I’ve chosen to analyze is the film Finding Nemo. Some of the themes illustrated in this film are friendship, trust, family, fear and perseverance. In this film there were plenty of moments where Marlin the clownfish encounters complicated situations to find his son Nemo. As his journey to find his son continues, Marlin faces his fears and becomes braver than at the beginning of his journey. One of the important lessons in this film is that we should overcome our fears, and let nothing come our way in our journey to move forward. This film also teaches parents a valuable lesson, stating that there’s no perfect father or child. Many great elements are represented in this film, which work together to make this film educational, humorous
Aristophanes’ play, The Clouds, has an inconsistent message about morality. Morality is the difference between what is right and what is wrong. Morality affects our action, thoughts, and what is perceived as good and bad. For the ancient Greeks nomos was the concept of law and moral conduct, while physis was natural behavior. In both plays there were incidents that have a moral argument. In The Cloud, there are scenes where morality is question about what a character is doing. Compared to Euripides’ play, Electra, morality is a key issue. Some people may say that in The Clouds, the moral argument is view differently than in Electra. In this paper I will argue that the concept of what is moral is different yet the same for the characters in both plays and some characters are more vulnerable to having their sense of morality swayed.
The things we do as children are often irresponsible and reckless. Yet we do them for fun, and because others are watching, judging, and expecting us to fulfill our 'friendly,' peer-pressure driven responsibilities. There are times, however, when these things lead to something bad, something unexpected. During such times, it is difficult to get over what once was, and to go on with life, especially if the said occurrence is a tragedy, which often times, it may be. Such an event happened in the story "Samuel" by Grace Paley, where a boy died because of his and his friends' reckless behavior, but also because of the actions of the individuals surrounding these boys. This paper will thus analyze the story, in order to determine who was responsible, in this case, for the tragedy that occurs in the story.