1210 words 5 pagesDametrius Bedgood
24 October 2008
“Tuesday Siesta: Morality”
Being a good mother is the ability to conduct the child from the place of uncertainty, insecurity and not knowing, to the inside of the enclosure where all is safe and understandable. Good mothers protect and provide for their family all costs. Though sometimes, that’s untrue. Sometimes a child might feel the need to help his impoverished mother out by any means necessary. Though their intentions are good, the public perceives their action as criminal. In the story “Tuesday Siesta” by author “Gabríel Garcia Márquez”, such a situation exists. A mother raised her son to the best of her ability and tried to keep him out of trouble. The town views her as a …show more content…
They were able to win the respect of their peers for the very least, which was some consolation for the teeth lost in the process. By using boxing to support his family, as well as to gain respect, he found some hope of a new life. However, with basically nothing else to supplement his boxing income, he would have to resort to other means of making money, and from the evidence provided, turned to crime.
Carlos’ mother understands the division of class thoroughly, and knows how not to expose her frailties to those who are scrutinizing her to harp on her weaknesses. The situation of trying to find her recently dead son’s body poses as difficult a time to maintain self-composure as any other time, especially for a mother. Quite remarkably, Carlos’ mother is able to control her emotions, as well as those of her daughter. She also had a tremendous influence on her son, as she warned him "never to steal anything that anyone needed to eat" (111). It was not incidental when, upon Carlos’ slumping to the floor, he exclaimed, "Ah, Mother", which showed whom he had been thinking of upon the time of his death. The mother says, "Centeno Ayala", and "He was my only boy" (111). When it comes to morals, you should not judge a book by its cover; but rather the contents within. Because this was all that these people did, they looked at this guy and labeled him a thief and nothing else, that’s all they thought of him as. They never thought