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No one likes being judged and yet ninety-nine percent of people judge others Moreover no one likes to feel scrutinized or the victim of someone elses opinions on how to live your life Most of our lives we try to fit in to the crowd but there are few who like to stand out and do not mind to be different Raising a family is not the easiest thing to do There is no handbook no manual or no real guidelines Most people believe a perfect family consists of a mother father sister and brother and people tend to see families of divorced parents as broken or failed However Kingsolver expresses in her essay Stone Soup people should not judge a family by its structural dynamics Just because a family has a mother and no father or two mothers does not mean that they love their children any less than a family with one mother and one father In Dillards essay An American Childhood we are introduced to a woman who could care less about how people perceive her She even makes joke of how small minded some people are by playing little jokes on them These two essays are a contrast of different sides of judgment Kingsolver is sarcastic when she talks about how people see her marriage as failed and look at her with pity because they dont think she can survive without a man Dillard informs us how her mother had a non-conforming personality and wasnt concerned with what people thought In An American Childhood Dillard tells how her mother would do things her own way Dillard shows how her mother did not care about being judged However in Stone Soup Kingsolver remarks bitterly about how people perceive non-nuclear families as incorrect Kingsolver spends her entire essay complaining about how people judge divorced families and how people should not judge and they should mind their own business She mentions several
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