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Lessons Leared, A Compare And Contrast For English Composition I . Compare And Contrast The Actions Of Two Different Parents And The Positive. Influences It Has On Their Children

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Lessons LearnedPeople deal with the hardships of life in different ways. Some people are strong and can take the punches that life throws at them, others may struggle to get back up. The mother from the story, 'The Kitchen' and the father from the story, 'My Fathers life' are great examples of how one parent may be positive while another parent is negative. However different the two parents are they thought their children a valuable lesson about life; No matter how hard life gets it is always worth trying and making an effort to go on.Both parents have had a painful past. The mother from 'The Kitchen' lived through the holocaust. Although she lived through the holocaust, her parents, family, and friends did not. The mother struggled inside with the thoughts of all of the people ...view middle of the document...

The mother ran her own dress making business out of her kitchen. The mother stayed up most nights working; As the author of the story 'The Kitchen' remembers "when I went to bed at night, often she was still there , pounding away at the treadle, hunched over the wheel, her hands steering a piece of gauze under the needle with finesse that always contrasted sharply with her swollen hands and broken nails. Even though her hands are sore, she keeps working and does not give up.Unlike the mother from 'The Kitchen', the father from 'My Fathers Life' prefers to drink away his problems and hide from the real world .the father stays out all night in taverns drunk. The author of 'My Fathers Life' writes, "I recall what happened one night when my dad came home late to find that my mother had locked all the doors on him from the inside. He was drunk, and we could feel the house shudder as he rattled the door. When he managed to force open a window, she hit him between the eyes with a colander and knocked him out". It is clear to see how differently the 'mother' and the 'father' cope with life. Clearly, the mother demonstrates a positive way of dealing with her past while the 'father' drowns himself in a bottle of whiskey. The father easily gives up on things and tries to solve his problems by drinking them away.The mother from 'The Kitchen' was able to live a stable prosperous life, in spit of the hardships of the past, teaching her child that people can overcome the life's sorrows in a positive way. The father having been a drunk and failure most of his life did try to go on, he was always trying, and never really gave up hope of being able to find peace within. The father taught his child an important lesson as well. If you try to drown your sorrows in a bottle, you will only bring more sorrow to your life. No matter how hard life gets it is worth living.

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