Although some cultural variance exists, the primary role of a family in society is to foster an environment where children learn skills, morals and values. Families provide initial socialization for children that shapes their self-worth, attitudes, values and behaviors. Families create structure and stability in the lives of family members.
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Family play an important role in building society. A society is civilized only if it was created from functional families. Therefore, understanding and practicing manyfamily values is very important to maintain family solidarity. Each ethic has their own different ways to maintain their relationship. However, communication, sacrificeand forgiveness are three essential values that decided which family isthe most supportive relationships and strongest family ties. "Lookingfor Work, written by Gary Soto depict a family that has weak ties and little supportive relationship. While "An Indian Story, written byRoger Jack illustrated depict a strong relationship of an Indian family. They are willing to give help and sharing with other member in family. The author showed how his family build up their strongest relationship through communication, sacrifice and forgiveness.Communication is sharing, listening and understanding other people's opinion or problem without imposing on them your own viewpoints or problem. However, the family's conflict can resolve by communicate. Communication also helps reinforce the family's relationship or ties because people understanding each other more and more each time they talk. Fail to communicate also means fail to maintain or strengthen relationship because if people don't talk they will not know anything about the others nor understanding them. Forexamples, in "Looking for Work," Gary Soto retold, "On television, I said, explaining the program. Then Itook it a step further. Mom, do you think we could get dressed up for dinner one of these days? David king does. "Ay, Dios," my mother laughed. She started collecting the dinner plates, but my brother wouldn't let go of his. He was still drawing a picture in the bean sauce. Giggling, he said it was me, but I didn't want to listen because I wanted an answer from Mom