It moves the reader’s inner conscience as the novel revolves through wars, struggle between the family members and starvation. The story starts with Mariam Jo’s introduction as a five year old girl, who eagerly waits for her father, Jalil Khan, who visits her only on every Thursday. Her only companion was her mother Nana, who was molested in the hands of Jalil Khan and decided to lead a secluded life away from the prying eyes. Nana hates her distressful life and shows her agony by calling Mariam as harami, though the girl doesn’t understand the meaning of it. Even though she wasn’t the legitimate heir as her nine siblings, Jalil was a true hero in her eyes as she was always happy with him.
The Tragedy Within: Analyzing “How Far She Went” The dog wouldn’t hush, even then; never had yet, and there wasn’t time to teach him. When the woman realized that, she did what she had to do. She grabbed him whimpering; held him under till the struggle ceased and the bubbles rose silver from his fur. (Hood 414) In Mary Hoods “How Far She Went” A grandmother struggles with the burden of experience, loss and a life of hard decisions; where a girl strives to live in a naïve and free spirited illusion. The paths of a grandmother and her granddaughter soon collide when experience and naivety meet on a dirt road in the south.
To begin with, in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, the protagonist Connie, is a young pretty girl who is seen as gentle and innocent. She lives a neglected life with her mother always nagging, saying “Why don’t you keep your room clean like your sister? How’ve you got your hair fixed--- what the hell stinks? Hairspray? You don’t see your sister using that junk” (Oates 1) and her father always away for the work and never bothered to interact with Connie.
The mother of Lureen from the short story "Stones" and Mrs.Hallman are different because Lureen 's mother is deprived unlike Mrs. Hallman who 's wealthy. Lureen '/ mother is deprived because when Lureen asked her mother why they "didn 't have one measly bike, she slammed the oven foot hard and said that ovens were more important than bicycles and if they ever got something new... it would be a stove that works right." Since Lureen sees Kate 's (Mrs. Hallman 's daughter) bike, she asks her mom if they can get one, to which her mom says no because they can 't afford it and stoves are a basic everyday
As said by Louise J. Kaplan, “Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future”. In the story “The bicycle’’, by Jillian Horton, Hannah is going through her adolescent age which brings a lot of emotional changes in her life. Hannah was a very devoted, ignorant and hard working girl in the start of the story. When she was 15 years old she slowly changed and now wanted to be independent and didn 't like to follow the rules anymore. By the end of the story, she broke all the rules and wanted to follow her heart 's desires.
The memoir details the struggles and freedoms of a young woman in a new land. In her memoir, Santiago reveals the history of her life and her family in the Puerto Rican Island. She was the first born to her parents, even though she says her father has an older daughter she has never seen. Santiago tells how her parents’ relationship was on the rocks because her mother suspected her dad was unfaithful (Santiago 107). During all this, her younger brother Raymond is badly injured in a bicycle accident.
Her struggle continues when she decides to work for an art supply house, after refusing racist demands from her boss, she alone attempts to fight back by using her not so persuasive small voice as protest. Her “voice is unreliable” and whispered, and as can be expected has no impact on the situation what so ever, and results with Kingston unfortunately out of a job. As her book progresses Kingston talks about the many women in her life who have had the same experiences from being a woman and tells of their stories of having little to no voice against their husbands or male figures in their lives. For the many women who do not have a voice in kingston's story, she honors them by giving each individual a story and identity of their
She spent her time as a teenager trying to control her harsh temper as to not hurt the ones she loves. The author depicts this internal struggle when Jo goes to her mother for help saying, “It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have and then it breaks out worse than ever” (Alcott 100). As the story progresses, both her and her mother notice improvements and are quite proud. Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever.
She controls Hannah’s (her niece's life) and is very strict when it comes to her rules. Firstly, Hannah has never admitted to enjoying playing the piano, as she was always told to nourish her special gift. “I had no choice.” (Pg 34). Throughout her childhood, Hannah has been controlled by Tante Rose, who had hoped for life of a concert pianist for her niece. Tante Rose controls Hannah’s life by reducing her time to play with other children.
Earlier in The Help, Miss Celia tries very hard to become friends with the ladies in Jackson, especially Miss Hilly and Miss Hilly’s friends. She does this because she is very lonely in her mansion and thinks she will be happy being friends with them. She calls Miss Hilly and Miss Hilly’s friends once every day about getting together to play bridge, which she does not even know how to play, and asks to be in their housewives’ club. Neither Hilly nor Miss Hilly’s friends ever call Miss Celia back, and they tell her that she cannot join their club, even though they have a couple spots open. In a conversation between Miss Celia and Minny that took place a few days after the banquet, Miss Celia has a realization that she does not want to be friends with Hilly.