Character Analysis Of Jasira In Towelhead

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When parents are divorced, most of the times, the child can choose whom he/she can live with. Jasira, the character of the book Towelhead, has divorced parents. At first, she lived with her mother in Syracuse, and then later, she is sent to live with her father in Houston, after her mother get jealous of her own daughter. Her life with her mother though is very different for Jasira than life with her father, but both of them have a different way to punish her, they didn’t help her when she got in her puberty, Daddy was really racist, but even with all these factors and Daddy being stupid with her the whole time, she’d rather live at Houston than Syracuse.
When Jasira lives with her mother, the way she punishes her was not hitting her. Jasira’s
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What the parents do, or at least should do, is to support their daughter, provide her tampons, take her to the doctor, and all this girl things. However, neither her mother nor her father helped her in that way. First, Jasira had to steel from Mrs. Vuoso, and then she had to ask Melina to buy her some. Her father is a man and he doesn’t know exactly how to deal with woman problems, but he should provide her support, because it’s not an easy issue to handle by oneself in the very first times. Her mother, even that she is leaving far away, should ask Jasira if she needed help or demand Daddy to help Jasira, but she did nothing. Therefore, what was left over to do was to get help from the neighbors once her parents didn’t help her at …show more content…
When she just got to Daddy, she wanted to return home so bad, but then he would rather Houston than Syracuse. However, it doesn’t she preferred Daddy than Gail. Jasira wanted to live with her father because she has met new friends, such as her boyfriend Thomas, Melina, and Mr. Vuoso. Jasira wanted to stay away from her father as much as possible. She preferred her mother than her Daddy because her mother cuddle Jasira more often, and Daddy was rude at her, he didn’t care about her, and he did hit her. However, as I said, she didn’t want to leave Mr. Vuoso, Melina, and Thomas and return to Syracuse. She started to live at Melina’s, but she wanted to stay around with people who cared about

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