The Family of Little Feet

Pages: 2 (706 words) Published: June 8, 2002
The early phases of growing up can have its own unique problems. There are many different things that can go wrong while growning up. Your whole body is changing and it cand take some getting used to. There were many stories that I read in the literature book that illustrated this to me. I will compare these stories to each other to see how they were similar and also to see the different problems people experience while growing up.

In the story "the family of little feet", three little girls go out to explore the world and discover many wonderful thing and also many evil things(Cisneros, 77). The poem "in just" is about what kids see when they look at the world(Cummings, 158). These stories are similar in that they both show a kids perspective on everyday things. In the Cummings story the kids see the ballonman as a magical creature. It also shows how kids love spring. After being locked up inside all winter they can finally go outside and run around and get dirty and just have fun. In Cisneros story about the magical shoes that there mother had given to them it shows how kids can really grow up too fast. The kids just want to be kids but everyone else is seeing them as grown ups. The girls do not really understand what is going on. And when they get home they just want to get rid of the shoes so they can just be kids again. These two stories are about just being young and doing stuff that kids do. Playing in the mud and dancing about. They are about doing things you can only do as a child. If an adult starting skipping along through puddles people would think he was crazy but if an adult saw a kid doing it they would not have a second thought about it.

In the story of the "undertaker" a young man is killed by a gang(Smith, 135). As the mother goes to visit the undertaker she tries to explain to him how wonderful her son was and how he was not involved in a gang. She wants the undertaker to make her son look like the sweet little...
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