However, as Rebekkah’s sons differ significantly in their personalities and skills, Essau is physically strong and muscular while Jacob is intelligent and witty, God’s prophecy about them may indicate a different form of dominance, independent of birth order. He only confesses His foresight to Rebekkah and because she is aware of this, she favors Jacob even though he is the younger son. Meanwhile, Issac is unaware of God’s conversation with Rebekkah, he favors Essau because he is older and “because he had a taste for game” (GEN, 25:28). One of Rebekkah’s greatest contributions to implementing God’s prophecy is when she helps Jacob earn Issac’s final blessing despite Issac favoring Essau. She overhears Issac, in his deathbed, asking Essau to hunt and
Adah bares anger and resents those who have done her wrong: her mother, her father, her sisters. Though time has dulled this hatred, she does not let go, for it is the only link to her former self. She has seen good and she has seen evil, all living beings have the right to die and in death there is life and in life there is death. “ She is A.D.A.H. Adah”.
She became strong as she realized that she was not as little as everyone thought she was a girl who found her strength through watching all the other women who were carrying the Congos life on their shoulders. She realized she can change her ways and be the girl she really wanted to be the one who helped others for the right reasons, the one who even when everyone judges her she does what is right. Leah is an inspiration to other girls who would stand up for their own beliefs. Leah being on of the four children of Nathan and Orleanna Price was also one of the main characters to realize the life outside of herself and change for the good of everyone except her
However, she continues to excuse her obsessions with the pure intentions for God’s work and assistance. The way Leah mentioned that she wanted her devotion to exceed all others also shows Leah’s perception of the competition between her and the rest of her siblings. This mention of competition helps to further display that Leah is willing to endure the grueling heat of the african sun in order to gain the highest approval of her father. Her efforts to excel in the eyes of her father were intertwined with her motivation to succeed in the eyes of God in a variety of areas and actions. Along with gardening and cultivation, Leah strove to impress her father through her dedication to memorizing the Bible and all of her father’s ideals and religious beliefs.
This event is explained through the eyes of the main character in the book “A Long Way Gone”, and his name is Ishmael Beah. How does one react to facing adversity, well that answer can be found in the book as Ishmael Beah progresses and get older and his actions and thoughts start to gradually change as he gets acclimated to the life of a boy soldier. The actions that Ishmael take throughout the story shape the person who he becomes who overtakes adversity itself. Ishmael and his friends traveled long roads and rivers but along
Adeline faces many tough challenges and is forced to inwardly prepare herself for the obstacles that are continually thrown at her. Adeline lives in a negative household where it is considered conventional for her to be despised, and so she has a constant feeling of being rejected. She shoulders that burden through her school and even keeps up the pretence that she comes from a secure household. Even though she doesn’t confide her true feelings, she eventually opens up. This is shown when Adeline exclaims to Aunt Baba, “I want to forget about everything that goes on here!” (page 122) Only then it is realized the full extent of how much she had bottled up the hurt she gained from her family, and how strong she was to withstand this feeling of worthlessness.
Her habits from when she was younger, such as reading and thinking backwards, can directly relate to her disability and is seen as her way of handling how it feels to be so different from those around her. Not only does Adah have her own unique ways of thinking, but also she is very connected to poetry. She uses it often to connect her problems to other people, since she cannot always relate to those in her family. “Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me,” (Kingsolver 365). This
This assumption causes Adah to feel separated from her family but more aware of the critical world around her. The only understanding Adah receives is from the Congo itself, for the Congo’s perception on life also differs from other places due to its condition. Rachel Price, her younger sister, explains that “Used to be, Adah was the only one of us in our family with something wrong with her. But here nobody stares at Adah except just a little because she’s white...”(5). Disability is seen common in the Congo and they do not dance around her disability but call her “benduka” (Crooked Walker).
Finally, at the end of the book Alyce is confident. Alyce changed her character because when she started to help the midwife around her cottage, food and warmth wasn’t her main priority because she was getting food and shelter for helping the midwife.. She started to become useful when the midwife wasn’t home and people needed help, which forced her to at least try. After all the times she was helping people, she was confident in her ability as a midwife’s apprentice. She even thought that one day she could be a midwife. When I was
Many people can respond to adversity in a similar way to overcome the obstacles. For example, how people can adapt to their environment, and learn the positivity from family and friends can help them surpass the adversity. In There are No Children Here, Alex Kotlowitz has showed the life of Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers living through the violent projects of "Henry Honer Projects" and how the boys dealt with all the crime activities that occur there. In Along Way Gone, Ishmael describe the tragedies he had went through in the Sierra Leone War, and explained different ways how he overcomes the different obstacles that he had to deal with. For example, war like environment, loss of his friends and family, and rehabilitation center.