Anaylsis of Stone Soup, an American Childhood Story, the Estrangement, Once Upon a Quincera

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Stone Soup. Barbara Kingsolver was an outsider looking in at family values and how families change and stay the same. She was raised by a mom and a dad. One of her parents was always at her beck and call and the other was there just for the important outings. She goes on to explain how she now lives for the survival of her daughter. Reminds me of myself. My daughter is everything to me and I live each day for her. Every parent has listened to another parent pass judgment or gossip about another parent and their parenting skills. If you’re smart you go away and you don’t listen to it. People like to judge divorced people, single parents, gay families and blended families. Barbara Kingsolver was married with a child and ended the marriage. Friends and family passed judgment but some supported her decision. Children love a bigger family. Some parents think you should always stay together for the kids but that’s not always the case. If two children can feel safe at mom and dad’s house they then enjoy having separate homes because they tend to be in different areas with different activities surrounding the area. The children are only at risk are one whose parents are too immature themselves to guide them wisely. If we let go of the fairy tale family we could all stop passing judgment. An American childhood story was the view of her mother and studied her speech, gesture and attitude. She enjoyed sounds and phrases. Her mother would throw out words to them and make them spell the words so that they knew they didn’t know everything just yet and still had a lot to learn. Anyone who met her verbal challenged she adored. As children she mothered us tenderly as she resumed her career of anarchism. She loved to fluster people by throwing out the rules of games. If you were playing checkers, if you turned your back she would move around all the checkers on the game board. She was smarter than those who created household items and she knew it, so she would create new ones and...
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