Parents And Kids Relationships

"October Sky" by Joe Johnston and "Every Day Use" by Alice Walker's stories deal with . John Hickam and a middle-aged woman are parents who find themselves choosing between both of their kids. Dee and Jim are the strongest kids of the family who've followed their parents' expectations. Homer and Maggie are very different from their brother and sister. They have very different goals compare to their brothers and sisters. As consequence their relationship with their parents experience obstacles and conflicts. As readers we capture the distinctions that this parents have between their kids. They treat them differently. The theme that stands the most is ...

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as father and son. In "October Sky", the story takes place at a West Virginia mining town during the 1950's. People could only survive working in coalmines. John is a mine superintendent and fully expects Homer to follow his footsteps. He demonstrates to him how much he wants him to become a coal minter and says " homer I was born for this, and I shouldn't be surprise you were to." This creates conflict with his dream of becoming a Rocket Scientists. By winning the science project he would be able to gain a scholarship and becoming a rocket scientist. He follows his dream over passing the problems like when he's arrested for flying his rockets. This makes his father say something he's never said before. In this scene he shows how bad he felt about his son and says, "Homer I've been confuse about you, I've been mad at you, but boy that is the fist time I'm shame of you I in my life." Other contradiction for his father is the different accomplishment from his brother Jim. He ...

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This incident created an immense impact on Maggie. This passage is shown when the mother mentions "Some times I can still hear the flames and feel Maggie's arms sticking to me, her hair smoking and her dress failing off her in little black papery flakes" This also let Maggie in a state of inner insecurity scene the fire had caused scars physically and mentally as well. This makes a conflict between both sisters and how her mother it's not comfortable by the way she is. This is demonstrated when she describes her by saying "Have you ever seen a lame animal? Perhaps a dog run over by some careless person rich enough to won a care, saddle up to someone who is ignorant enough to be kind ...

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Added: 4/15/2005 11:46:01 AM
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