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Title: Family


1
Family
  • A Review of The Color of Water and Poetry

2
Questions to consider thematically
  • How do we define a family?
  • What does an individual need from his/her family?
  • What do individual family members owe each other?
  • What happens when those expectations are met or
    are not met?
  • What are the potential sources of conflict and
    stress in a family?
  • How do our needs/expectations of family change as
    we age?
  • How, when, and why do we choose responsibility to
    ourselves and responsibility to our family
    members?

3
How do we define a family?
  • CW - love and affection/ Ruth didnt have it, so
    she gave it
  • Poem 2 acceptance
  • The boss devotion
  • CW supportive
  • CW - forgiving (moms forgiveness)
  • CW every family has negatives, inspite of them
    there is still love on some level

4
What does an individual need from his/her family?
  • CW Acceptance (Ruth didnt have it, Dee Dee
    did)
  • Poem 1 Attention when they are young/ time
  • CW James alone time with his mom and
    excitement
  • CW guidance, Ruths family in NY
  • CW discipline (Ruth hit her kids)
  • CW Resource financially/emotionally

5
What do individual family members owe each other?
  • CW - To be a part of each others lives, support,
    live up to expectations (Dee Dee, Ruth to James,
    Ruth to Tateh)
  • Gratitude- poem 4

6
What happens when those expectations are met or
are not met?
  • CW Met help and Not Met closed doors

7
What are the potential sources of conflict and
stress in a family?
  • CW Religion (Ruth not allowed to graduate)
  • CW Poverty
  • CW- Not feeling enough love/attention Ruth in
    her family

8
How do our needs/expectations of family change as
we age?
  • CW needs become less as we become our own
    person
  • Poem 3 narrators turn to plow once father ages
  • CW-Ruth has to start to take care of her mother
    as she ages-roles become reversed

9
How, when, and why do we choose responsibility to
ourselves and responsibility to our family
members?
  • CW James going to Jacks (Chicken Man), Ruth
    going to New York
  • CW Ruth helping her mother, leaving again to
    find herself
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