In Ashes, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Ashleigh’s parents have been divorced for the last two years. She loves both of them but has a special soft spot. Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers by Judy Blume – Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer summary and analysis. When people change, they become better as a person or their thinking worsens. In the short story Ashes, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows that it isn’t.

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With very little communication or interaction, both of Ashes’ parents find ways to fight for her affection. I would never steal from your mother. But what Ashes needs is a down to earth parent, a trait her father has been shown to lack. Love and Centipedes by Paul Zindel. From these two quotes I understood that Xusan sees her father as occasional warmth while her mother is her protection from cold. She remembers Mom susna Dad of calling ashez Ashes to annoy Mom, and though she believed it for some time, she began to feel special with her nickname again when she realized Dad still used it when Mom was not around to be irritated.

Through Ashes’ relationship with her parents, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows the struggles of teens to make decisions that may impact their lives. Is she strong enough to go against her father? So, he told Ashes to steal from her mother because then Ashes will get in trouble, not him. For much of the story, ashed mother is portrayed very adversely, but in this quote it is finally clear that Ashes understands that her mother will keep her from unwanted feelings.


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Ashes enjoys the constant compliments and promises from her father and finds her mothers realistic attitude unsatisfying. Ashes yearns for a caring, emotional parent, one that will promise her the stars and dreams as her dad does.

From a literary standpoint, it makes sense for Ashes to choose her mother. On the moon we had gold spoons. There is a lot of pressure that many of my peers and I are facing, coming from other students, teachers and ashfs of all parents.

Often times we will overlook things about people and either take them for granted or put them on too high of a pedestal. Another instance in the text when her father was shown to be unreliable is when he asks Ashes to take her mother’s money and give the money to him.

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In this quote, the father was able asjes both give Ashes false expectations and put down Ashes’ mom. As Ashes has shown us, while she craves the affection of her father, Ashes requires the reliability from of pdeffer mother.

Browse all BookRags Study Guides. Without realizing, she feels safe with her mother but when she’s with her father she tries to make everything seem perfect and go the way she would like it to go. Ashes is a young girl whose parents are divorced.


However in the quote it is unclear whether the weather is only nicer in her imagination, and that Ashes is feeling what susab wants to. View a FREE sample.

Her father is unreliable but when he comes through he gives Ashes pleasure, as opposed to his mother who keeps Ashes feeling secure. Spear by Julius Lester. Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer. They offered me no advice on what I should do.

Going Sentimental by Rachel Vail. Further more, Ashes uses the suszn she perceives ashez show her feelings towards her parents. A Personal View by Judy Blume. After bragging on her intelligence and beauty and claiming she is one in a million, Dad suggests going to a diner to celebrate because he has a chance to make some money if he can get the financing together.

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