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Parents and kids relationships

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PARENTS AND KIDS RELATIONSHIPS "October Sky" by Joe Johnston and "Every Day Use" by Alice Walker's stories deal with parents and kids relationships. 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 based on the relationship between parents and children. John and Walker have learned to accept their kids and the differences that create a different out come from the begging of the story until the end. Hickam and Walker faced conflicts and gained their parents respects by changing their static relationship into dynamic acceptance between them. Homer devotion to rockets and differences between his brothers does not follow his dad's expectations creating conflicts between them and static their relationship 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 succeeds as a football player by winning a scholarship. This is something that for his father's eyes puts Homer in a disadvantage. This passage is reflected when he's at his office and says "Were shouting off a rocket today, I though you might like to come and see it?" John replays, "I got to catch up on some work." Then Homer looks straight at him and says, "how come you never have work when Jim plays football, you never miss a game?" Maggie has an insecure personality very different from her mother showing a conflict and maintaining a static relationship with her mother. In "Every Day Use" it's a story narrated by a woman who describes her self as "a large, big-boned woman with rough, woman-working hands." She has enjoyed a rugged farming life in the country and now lives in a small, tin-roofed house surrounded by a clay yard in the middle of cow pasture and has two daughters, Maggie and Dee. Dee is very different from Maggie. She's a smart girl who was send to Augusta School to study and become a knowledgeable woman. This is also described by her mother and says "She washed us in a river of make believe, burned us with a lot of knowledge we didn't necessary need to know." Before Dee seemed to hate her sister. After the house where both of the girls and her mother used to be live before. 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 to him?, that's the way Maggie walks." In another passage The mother describes Maggie with rejection by saying "I hear Maggie suck into her breath and it sounds like when you see the wriggling end of a snake just in front of your foot on the road. s description of a dog demonstrates she's not too proud of her as her other daughter Dee. Homers gained his dad's respect and accomplishing his dreams making his dad proud, experiencing a new dynamic relationship between them. John didn't agree with homers dream. However he always proved respect to his father. In every scene whenever he'd talk to his father ...

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