Martin is embarrassed of his Grandpa because he didn't want his friends to make fun of him because his Grandpa,but than Martins friends came over and respected his Grandfather and actually liked him.
¨I stood on the curb, unable to move even though I wanted to run and hide¨ (Sneve 16).
It affects the story because Martin doesnt know a lot about his culture,he doesn't want to tell his friends about but on the other hand Cheryl his sister loves thier grandpa and isn't embarrassed of ashamed of him
How it affects the story?
Mother cares deeply for her grandfather and is I think the only family member she has left and grandpa said in the story shes the only family grandpa has left.
¨Mom and I carried him into her sewing room, where we had a spare bed. After we had grandpa on the bed,Mom stood there patting his should¨ (Sneve 17).
Mother cares so much for her grandpa she doesn't want to lose him that why she went to call the doctor to see what was going on with grandpa because he fainted.