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Generation after Generation people act and behave differently from how they use to years before This can also be seen in a family the parent will notice how their children act differently from how they use to act when they were their age As a result a revelation unfolds to their eyes just like to a mother in Janice Mirikitanis poem Breaking Tradition The poet describes a Japanese mother thoughts about her daughter and compares herself to her and her mother In the poem the mothers revelation troubles her and wants to tell her daughter about her past traditions about herself and her mothersTo begin with the mother who narrates the poem explains how her daughter denies she is like her The daughter shows to be the rebellious type and seems to be more modern the mother explains how her daughter is and says Her secretive eyes avoid mine She reveals the hatreds of womanhood already veiled behind music and smoke and telephones Mirikintani 325 3-5 Her relationship with her daughter isnt that great because her daughter never looks at her and the mother cant tell what is going on with her that is she said her eyes are secretive Usually a mother teaches her daughter to grow up and learn how to cook help clean and act politely However her daughter hates what is expected from a woman and does what she wants It is clear that she rebels and is led by music smoke and telephones which makes her who she is Rebellion is a key factor of her daughter and her mother must feel terrified because she probably didnt expect her daughter to be that way Next the mother wants to relate with her daughter and wants her to know her better by telling of her past traditions She points out how her life was years ago and calls it the empty room of herself which she probably felt alone She says
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