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The Family Breakup Elements Of Society Sociology Essay

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The family is the main element of the society, but, also are the two themes most important in the books, “The Ellen Foster” and the “Lovely bones”, in these books talk about the family but in different contexts for example in the book the “Ellen Foster”, we found that the main character, Ellen is always in search an family for example, she wants the Scarlett’s family, although was a black family, however in the book, the “Lovely bones”, has another concept about the family, for example, in this family found that is a close family, but nowadays, what is the real concept of the family?.According with the society the family is the base of the education, because is the main source of information when we are children.

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Other definition is obtained by Universal declaration of human rights this explain in the next sentence “The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State” [1] from this point of view, the family have an important role inside the society, nowadays we are living different changes inside this society because each day the human have more necessities, and this entail that we forget of spent the time with the family, and this have as consequences the family breakup a big problem in this era.

The family breakup is an event of the society that lie in the breakup the different bonds emotional and materials, in the same time is the breakup and dissolution of the marriage based in the common life between parents and other members of the family mainly in the children. One example is in the book “Lovely bones” in this book there is a family that has a quiet life, but unfortunately one day their lives have a drastic change, a member of the family is raped and dies, this event have with consequences the family breakup, because as a result of the family little by little begins to separate, because after the death the parents begins to have different problems provoking a lot tension in the family. In the real life the tension is an important stage for the family breakup, because mainly the parents when they arrive of their jobs and they have some problem they have bad humor, relieve it in their house, causing an uncomfortable atmosphere and provoke another situations that can disrupt family relationships if not addressed calmly, wisely and in a healthy manner, but also the growing tension between parents leads to physical separation and the decision to divorce.

Another common event in this era that provoke the family breakup is the divorce or separation because when the parents are separated should give more affection of the necessary and appropriate for their children, despite what happens, the children always need to have someone to guide them and guide them through the right path because if they feel alone only can lead to other problems. For example in the book the “Lovely bones” when the main character, Susie Salmon dies, some days after her mother leave her family, this event is hard blow for the family because the others children don’t know what happen and why her mother has this attitude, there are in real life many cases when a member of the family leave it, this event is sadly for all family and is the main reason for that many families breakup. Abandonment entail that relation between parent and children little by little could be affect, because other important element is the communication between this elements, parents and children, the communication inside of family is important because through communication can share feelings, longings, desires, material goods, based on a real community but what happen when this communication becomes in lack of communication. The lack of communication is another element that is aforementioned with family breakup and the same time there is an example in the book “Ellen foster” in this book stand out the relationship between, Ellen the main character, and her father, both have a cold and distant relationship, her father takes refuge day by day in the alcohol, and Ellen constantly search a family who fill the emptiness that has left her mother’s death, as the book shows a lack of communication makes family breakup, and what is worse than a child affected by this, until the point as to move from family to family or in this case of adoption for adoption.

When a family breakup the society also is affect because the human naturally is sociable, sometimes the society is the reflection of the a families, nowadays the society is going through a critical state, this critical state is hart for the family because always only is one a prose the happiness of the family, also as my point of view the society each day is more and more individualist, as example inside book “Lovely bones” show us the Susie’s mother the independent part of the book, because after the death of her daughter she has leave her family because is part of her personal change with a real person, but without family, actually the society change maybe the concept of family as well the individualist each day has more weight, until the point that the family is a obstacle for obtain the personal objectives, creating also a society individualist where the work in team doesn’t exist.

The society play an important role inside own life because somehow a measure of our performance, so what do the society for fight the family breakup as well is important for our growth. For example in the “Ellen foster” book the society had a role important because it built the concept of the perfect family even thinking that one day she would find a mother like women who went to church. Sometime to be part of the society is a little complicated because the society is “a group of people living or working together, the origin of the word society comes from the latin societas, a “friendly association with others.” Societas is derived from socius meaning “companion” and thus the meaning of society is closely related to what is social. Implicit in the meaning of society is that its members share some mutual concern or interest in a common objective. As such, society is often used as synonymous with the collective citizenry of a country as directed through national institutions concerned with civic welfare.” [2] 

From there the family is an essential part of good development for society as it not only helps with affection, also provides the basic foundation of society, so adding individuals to develop positive action within society resulting in social growth, helping to have positive changes in the same way with other individuals.

In this case show us an example the book “Ellen foster” because the society and contact with this make that Ellen change her way of thinking about black people, in the same time this action I think that help to Ellen because in the future her children will not be racist, contributing this way to a change family that simultaneously will have a positive change in the society, but what happened when the society didn’t contribute in this change and also the family didn’t also anything for make the change, both could be affected.

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“Ellen foster” and “Lovely bones” are two books that have an element in common, the family breakup, these writers write the novel in different time, but , we can that the family breakup is a topic that affect the society all the time, because the family always is an important part of the society. The same time the books represent the concept of the family in different way, the writer of “Ellen foster” shows the cruel side of the society, because she tell us as a society can make irresponsible when it comes to deal with a problem that society often doesn’t help solve the problem, and just try to justify it, family breakup is now a matter of concern, today’s young society does not want any children because this new society think they may not realize their personal goals a cause of the family , or don’t want to repeat the same patterns as their parents, because almost a quarter of the population in Mexico is divorced, with the consequence of family breakdown. The book “lovely bones” reflects another point of view about family breakup, because in this case the family breakup occurs when your character dies, causing emotional imbalance inside the family, since parents did not know how to react the tragedy, forgetting themselves also their other children.

In real life this too often because like anyone how to be parents also can learn to act when a child dies the pain that the family has to gradually be separating like in the book “Lovely bones”, The writers mention some examples of the consequences about family breakup brings, both agree with the loneliness that this generates. The loneliness in the family owes to the lack of communication little by little to the lack of attention since always we think only about us themselves, leaving aside other members of the family, since we think that this couldn’t to affect them, since my point of the view in this era only have the family, nowadays everybody have many changes positive and negatives but I think that each family have the bases necessaries for confront the society each day could be a better society, we think that the family only is a terminology but is more that, is a


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