The majority of the time the single parent is the mother

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The majority of the time the single parent is the mother. Because of the lack of a father figure in the homes of these young men, there is no example for them to follow and nothing for them to pattern their lifes after. Meanwhile, the mother is at home trying to raise her children by herself. Notorious B.I.G is a prime example of this abandonment by the male in his home. His Father was never around, which left his mother with the responsibility of raising him alone. He says, “We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us, no heat, wonder why Christmas missed us. Birthdays was the worst days, now we sip champagne when we’re thirst-ay.” People that are fortunate enough to enjoy things such as Christmas gifts and birthday presents often take them for granted. These are things that we love about our childhood and even as we grow into adults.
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Unformatted text preview: He was robbed of this joy that so many of us share. As a child watching his mother struggle to provide for him, one can assume that he wanted better things in life for each of them. This may not be the right thing to do, but maybe robbing someone or selling drugs was the only way that he could do his share to help his mother pay rent and other bills that needed to be payed. Movies and television depict this fantasy world where everyone has money, no one has concerns, and there is always a happy ending. In Notorious B.I.G’s song, he depicts the struggles that he was forced to go through. He also acknowledges that there are people that struggle every day just as he did. He was fortunate enough to have a happy ending but he also shows people the reality of his situation and his humble beginnings....
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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