Familial Evolution: Role Relationships in the Family Structure Analytical Essay by JPG
Familial Evolution: Role Relationships in the Family Structure
An examination of family structure and roles in Kaye Gibbons' "Ellen Foster," Celia Rothenberg's "Child of Divorce, and "Confessions of an Erstwhile Child."
# 66457 | 1,087 words | 6 sources | APA | 2005 |
Published on Jun 13, 2006 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , English (Analysis) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Child, Youth Issues (Effects of Divorce) , Sociology (General)
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The family, an evolving entity that exists beyond the boundaries of genetics, encompasses relationships intertwined by emotions, education, proximity and biology. The roles each member of the family holds: father, mother sister, and brother, impact the family specifically, and potentially impact society at large. This paper examines these ideas by taking a look at "Ellen Foster" by Kay Gibbons, "Child of Divorce" by Celia Rothenberg and "Confessions of an Erstwhile Child" (anonymous).
From the Paper:"The actions of the family affect society at large. Roles remain the same, but the people playing them and their methods constantly fluctuate. While increasingly common to find homes where both parents work, it remains an unfortunate necessity. Children of these homes often draw their life's instructions from daycare workers and television rather than the tutelage of their mothers and fathers. Rather, it is imperative that the pursuit of advanced education, critical thinking, and spiritual exploration be encouraged and demonstrated by the parents."
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