Analysis: The Bond In A Family

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The Bond in a Family My mom had my sister when she was 21, to a man that left her early in parenthood. She was a single mother raising my sister, and working two jobs- for 10 years straight. Then she gave birth to me when she was 33; in a Clinton hospital, on July 23rd, 1997. My sister and father were there by my mom’s side when she was in labor. It is times like those that bring families together. The addition of a new family member or even the loss of an experienced family member seamlessly bonds people together. Other things that can bring families together are holidays. Holidays are times of family get togethers where people get to socialize and connect with each other. It’s a time where everybody in the family is really all together …show more content…
During holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving when I’m with my family, I see some people that I haven’t seen since the last holiday reunion. Of course, when we all settle down to watch the traditional A Christmas Story, all of the little kids would be running around the house with their new Barbies or Legos chasing each other and occasionally interrupting the movie. Then there would be those awkward confrontations with some family members that have either just got out of prison or they have divorced their spouse, regardless, they’re still family. Recently, during the Fourth of July, my mother decided to throw an early surprise birthday party for me. The original plan was to invite everyone to come to our house just to relax and watch the Grand Mound fire works. Then out of nowhere everybody inundated me and started singing Happy Birthday. What I remember most out of that day was not the fireworks or the parades, it was when I realised the main reason everybody actually came up to celebrate my …show more content…
I think that the basis of the movie is dependent on the relationship between all of the characters. The action of one person can affect the entire family. If, say, I were to run away from my home, my parents and immediate family would be greatly affected because they wouldn’t see me anymore. Or even on a more subtle note, my mother asks me periodically if I’m feeling okay because she notices that I look a little drab when I come home from school. Normally on a long school day I am tired. Parenthood is also based on the small things. The saying, “It’s the little things in life that count”, really is the backbone of what keeps the movie interesting. Likewise, the same principle can apply to my family. We could have a big birthday party for my little cousin, but when he’s swinging to hit the pinata and he accidentally hits someone with the bat, it is hysterical. It is in those moments that you feel truly content and

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