In a world in which abortion is considered either a woman's right or a sin against God, the poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks gives a voice to a mother lamenting her aborted children through three stanzas in which a warning is given to mothers, an admission of guilt is made, and an apology to the dead is given. The poet-speaker, the mother, as part of her memory addresses the children that she "got that [she] did not get" (2). The shift in voice from stanza to stanza allows Brooks to capture the grief associated with an abortion by not condemning her actions, nor excusing them; she merely grieves for what might have been. The narrator's longing and regret over the children she will never have is highlighted by the change in tone
For my oral history project, I decided to interview my mother. I am pretty close with my mom, as we talk daily, and I am comfortable often to seek advice from her. A challenge that I faced was trying to find an appropriate date and time for the interview. My mom works six days a week, and I am often preoccupied with classes and school work. Another challenge was my mom’s hesitation with going into too much detail about her experiences. In addition, it was difficult to interview another family member such as a relative because I was not particularly close with my uncles or aunts, nor were any of them easy to contact due to variations in time zones. Furthermore, arguably one of my largest reason why I choose to interview my mom was because I never had taken the time or initiative to ask about my mom’s past. I had only knew of some general aspects, but never asked too much into detail. The oral history project was a perfect opportunity to dwell deeper into my family’s history and how they came to America.
"The Mother," by Gwendolyn Brooks, is a sorrowful, distressing poem about a mother who has experienced numerous abortions. While reading the poem, you can feel the pain, heartache, distress and grief she is feeling. She is both remorseful and regretful; nevertheless, she explains that she had no other alternative. It is a sentimental and heart wrenching poem where she talks about not being able to experience or do things with the children that she aborted -- things that people who have children often take for granted. Perhaps this poem is a reflection of what many women in society are feeling.
How is Anne becoming more mature?Anne is becoming more mature because Anne realizes that she had mentioned hate to her mother and feels bad about it,Anne writes in her diary instead of stamping her feet and calling her mother names.Lastly,she explains how she is becoming wiser than the period when she made her mother cry.
My favorite time I spent with this person is when we went to Disney World In orlando Florida. It was Me my brother and my sister we try going to all the parks it was actually about a year ago. We went to all of the parks except for the Animal Kingdom. That was the best time I had with my mom and we stayed for a few days too.
Although it seems that Ashley is nice, I don’t think she is, she could have been hanging out with isabelle because she has a plan to hurt her. I think that Ashley is going to be like that in the next book and backfire on her to go and hangout with her other friends. Even thought they have that in common ashley could get hurt and lose her friends because of that
I come from a family of five. My mom Aimee is an occupational therapist. She hasn't been working lately because she has A.S. ankylosing spondylitis which is arthritis of the low back. My dad William or Bill is a mechanic and a farmer. He went to school to be an automotive technician but when we came back from indonesia we moved into my grandmas and grandpas house. Kicking them out into the hay field in a double wide trailer home. At that point my dad became a farmer with fixing cars as a part time job. He calls it spare time repare. My brother Ed is 18 and going to Iowa State to be a conservation officer. He enjoys hunting and about anything outdoors. My sister is Brie is 15 and she wants to be a occupational therapy assistant or a special
We had many experiences together as I said before. One I remember most is when we always met and went to Obey River in Pickett county. We went all through the summer, we always knew what out plans were going to turn out to be. We would start by always playing in the water while our parents would get the cookout stuff together. We enjoyed every minute we spent together.
When I was younger one of my favorite movies that I watched on repeat was “Finding Nemo”. It almost feels like DVDs are extinsted .My favorite quote from the movie is “Just keep swimming” because life can be tough and as a young child it help me remember to keep going . I feel like from a young age I had to mature more rapidly than an average teenage. My mother was constantly working to provide a better future for my siblings and I . I have an adorable little sister that something she can a handful but I wouldn’t trade her for anything in this world.I almost feel like Im here mother in a way because I have feed her, shower and help her with homework.One the good days I feel watch Disney movies with her my gulity plesure.This where my
I’m sitting at the kitchen table, working on summer homework while babysitting my cousins when I hear: “How is Marlene your mom?”. I look up from my work and focus on my eight-year old cousin’s questioning face. How do I answer a question like that? I was adopted at eight months old from China, she is the only mom I know. I don’t know my birth mother, and from what I know I was at the orphanage for a few months before. As I stammer my way through an explanation that I hope he a curious eight year old can understand, I think about who I really am, how my family came to be and how it can be confusing for him to understand something that seems so different from his family. But, my family is not too different from his. My mother has known me since eight months, so she has been there for the major milestones like any other parent. Then, in his usual way, he hears the answer and goes on to ask what movie we can watch that night, the conversation apparently was over.
By the way this question is not only for Ashley, but for anyone in the thread :0).
Michele Barzley, in this journal article, investigates the role of motherhood in society utilizing the novels Beloved by Toni Morrison and Revelations of Divine Love by Julian Norwich. For the purpose of this bibliography, the focus will be on Barzley’s examination of the mothers within the text of Beloved. Barzley examines Sethe, in addition to three other mothers that are connected to Sethe, which are Nan, Sethe’s Mother, and Baby Suggs. Through their stories, Barzley indicates that Morrison demonstrates the many ways that motherhood for African-American women was shaped by slavery. Nan, a wet nurse, was forced mother children that were not her own. Sethe’s mother refused to mother children that she did not choose but that were forced upon
My mom and I are super close, and I spend a lot of time with her.
What can one say about their mother? One may talk about her positive and negative
Some of the many memories I carry with me every day of my grandmother are the holidays when we used to get together. I remember Thanksgiving and Easter most of all. On Thanksgiving the entire family would come together for dinner and then we would all stay at her house for the night. I remember this so well because we would wake up the next morning to the smell of breakfast and all the ladies would be gone shopping to the "After Thanksgiving Sale".