And Now Miguel


People around the world have had responsibility throughout theirs lives. With being responsible anyone can achieve anything that they want. America is a great country with people that taken responsibility in their whole lives. That’s why America is so strong and containing with great people who built America from pieces to pieces. Mostly for the families that living, farmers for example; it was hard to take care of livestocks because it was expensive. If animals are lost the farmers will lose part of the family stock. It was a family business job, so everyone in the family helped with the work; men, women, boys, and girls. However, not everybody had the responsibility to take care of the family business. If one failed to perform a duty, the family business might fall apart. …and now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold shows that through taking responsibility with one’s actions and behaviors, a person can mature enough to be able to follow their heart.
The main character Miguel wants to follow in the shadow of his father. He wants to do everything like his father does. He wants to be a part of the family business; he wants to help out with raising the sheep. He feels like he could be a part of something and he wants to get credit for what he does. “But for me, I have the wish to be part of everything that happens, even it is not happening to me” (Krumgold, 16). Miguel wants to be a part of the team and experience the happiness or sadness based on the investment that others in his family share. He doesn’t care if the family finds a pot of gold and they want to share. Miguel doesn’t want the gold; all he wanted was to be there when the pot of gold is found; to be a part of the experience.
Miguel wants to prove that he can be a part of the family, to his father and mother. He tries so hard to fit in with his family but he’s rejected by his family. “But still I am glad that I’m growing up to be a shepherd, if only it doesn’t take too long” (Krumgold, 21). Miguel would do anything to prove to his father that he can be just like him. Instead of being a policeman or an airplane pilot, Miguel wants to be a shepard it’s in his blood. His grandparents were shepards and his parents are too. He thinks what his father would want him to be. Meaning that the expectations are on high steaks about Miguel being a shepard, that is how Miguel’s father grew up; by taken responsibility on part of the family business.
Miguel does get the chance to prove to his father that he can be responsible and be part of the family. He knows that he would do anything for his father’s eyes to see him as a grown up. He would use any chance that he gets to prove that he can do anything. “Miguel go up to the mountains one day to find the lost sheep, while he is there he think about how he can prove to his father that he did it. He wants to show his father that he got the sheep. Actually he was glad that the sheep went away, because of the sheep he gets the opportunity to prove to his father” (Krumgold, 92). Miguel goes up to the mountains to find the sheep, and he finds them. He thinks that by getting the sheep, it will prove to his father that he can be responsible.
Miguel wants to go up to the mountains again because only the men go up to the mountains. Miguel wants to be a man. He proves to his father that he’s responsible, because Miguel goes up to the mountains without knowing what dangers lies before him. Still Miguel goes up and tries to bring the lost sheeps. Although, his father denies that Miguel is still too young. So Miguel reaches the last person who might help him go up to the mountain. San Ysidro or Saint Ysidro, he is what the people in the Miguel’s village worth ship. “Miguel asks San