Compare And Contrast Essay Using "The Sanctuary Of School," By Lynda Barry And "'i Just Wanna Be Average,'" By Mike Rose.

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Reaching OutThe two essays, "The Sanctuary of School," by Lynda Barry and "'I Just Wanna Be Average,'" by Mike Rose, are two essays concerned with children and the way a school system affects a child's life. Barry and Rose use situations in their own life to help readers understand their point of view. The responsibility of parents, the assertiveness of their teachers, and the way they used their unique situations to help solve problems in our fallible society.Parents can have a profound effect on a child's interaction with society because the emotional bonds between a child and a parent can be very strong. Neglecting or abusing a child will usually have adverse affects. "I was 7 years old the first time I snuck out of the house in the dark." explains Barry, "It was winter and my parents had been fighting all night" (308). In the case of Barry, her parents did not know or care that she was missing from ordinary family functions because they did not have any. This type of neglect sent Barry searching for social interaction, whether good or bad, where she knew she could find it. Linda was lucky enough to have an institution that she could go to and escape the scant behavior of her parents. Parents can also put too much burden on themselves so that they are apt to a different kind of neglect. Parents get wrapped up trying to do what is best for their children and they do not see what is really going on. Rose states, "The current spate of reports on the schools criticizes parents for not involving themselves in the education of their children. . . . The error went undetected, and I remained in the vocational track for two years" (313). Although Roses' parents were inclined to send him to a private school, the burden of work as well as the assumption of a schools responsibility to do what is best for a student left Rose on the wrong path to social stratification. Parenting has an ever-lasting effect on children whether good or bad, intentional or fortuitous the effects are permanent. For our subjects the only recourse was the discerning teachers that lead them from a life of hardship and abuse to a world of education and personal satisfaction.Another interesting aspect of Rose and Barry's essays are their teachers' assiduous practice of higher learning. If Barry's teacher, Mrs. Claire LeSane, did not include a liberal view of an education along with the initiative to set up special projects for her students Barry may have never developed a passion for drawing. "She believed in the natural healing power of painting and drawing for troubled children" states Barry (310). Without this influence on her life, Barry may have become deeply disturbed with no outlet or escape from her ever so real life of solitude and rage. Teachers can have a profound effect on the lives of their students depending on their approach to studies and discipline for basics. Brother Clint, Rose's biology teacher, is a good example of this. Without his diligent lesson planning and...

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