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Family Relationships In The Moths And

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The progression from adolescence to adulthood is one of the most complicated periods in one’s life. Naïveté and inexperience become insecurities, and the expectations a family places on children sometimes overwhelm their desire to thrive. Although society likes to paint pictures of perfect family relationships and what they are expected to be, they are more often riddled with trials and tribulations that do not always have a happy ending. “The Moths” by Helena María Viramontes and “Saving Sourdi” by May-lee Chai are prime examples of youth struggling to achieve acceptance. In “The Moths”, the narrator realizes that she does not satisfy her family’s expectations, but she is not willing to relent to the pressure they put on her to conform. As a result, she embraces a rebellious attitude and counters with violence to her sister’s constant ridicule: “. . . my sisters laughed and called me bull hands with their cute waterlike voices. So I began keeping a piece of jagged brick in my sock to...

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