Woodson said, “we’d be warned to stay away from the small patch of poison ivy that grew around the base of the one tree in my grandparents’ backyard” pg 2. What Woodson is essentially trying to convey in this quote is how her grandparents tried to protect her from poison ivy, as well as racism and racist people. This supports my argument because it shows how eventually, as one grows older, they can no longer be protected from certain people or in this case, poisonous
The injustice Mariam endures in the novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, leads Mariam on a struggling journey impacting her future path in life. The injustice that Mariam endures leaves a permanent mark on her life and impacts her from the beginning. Life wasted no time throwing the cruel injustices of life at Mariam. Mariam was marked a harami, otherwise known as a child without a father, even though her father Jalil was alive, near, and well. “She understood then what Nana meant, that a harami was an unwanted thing: that she, Mariam, was an illegitimate person that would never have legitimate claim to the things other people had, things such as love, family, home, acceptance.” (pg.
Marigolds There are different events in life that shape who a person is and is going to be. As teenagers we surely go through these experience but, don’t find out how exactly the event or events impacted our lives. In the fictional book Marigolds by Eugenia Correy the protagonist reviews a significant event that deeply changed her life. Lizabeth, the narrator and protagonist of the story recalls her adolescent years in the true definition of poverty. Her perspective is then changed during the the summer of the Great Depression era due to Miss Lottie, her marigold, and the lost of childlike innocence.
Another example happens when Marilyn learns about the protocol from Barton. “You're going to make me die and I didn't do anything to die for--I didn't do anything--”(4). Marilyn cries about how she hasn't done anything, but in reality she was the one who walked on the ship to see her brother who she would've seen in a year if she waited. Now she could never see him. She walked past the sign that said “UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL KEEP OUT,” absentmindedly not thinking about the true consequences of her actions.
In the short story “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier, a woman named Lizabeth tells the story about her 14-year-old self maturing into the woman she is now while having to deal with the Great Depression. This story tells the events that occurred in Lizabeth’s childhood that causes her to mature, it takes place in a town that struggles with poverty. Although Lizabeth’s adolescence affects her actions when she would disrespect Miss Lottie and her garden, her adult perspective in the story reveals that she learned that one can’t have both compassion and innocence. An important aspect to the story is adolescence and how it plays an important role to how Lizabeth would act and treat others. In the story, Lizabeth wouldn’t think twice of how her actions would affect others before doing them.
The thought of bringing posters home for their daughter caused so much fear and worriedness in Marji’s parents lives because the government forbids any westernized life and the posters contained a western band on them. Therefore, Satrapi clearly showed their emotion through facial expressions. This is significant to the main purpose of the chapter because even though we can clearly interoperate that they are fearful and worried for their lives, they still tried to smuggle the posters over the boarder despite the government’s oppressive law not
My opinion towards Curley’s Wife, is that she can be a little too flirty at times. I understand that she is lonely when her husband is at work and/or at the whore house, but I think that she should be able to keep it under control. To be honest I hate her. I say this because she is always trying to get people in trouble, she’s always causing trouble, and she never once does anything on her own, she’s always has to go bother the guys, like Lennie. For example in Chapter 5, when Lennie is in the barn, getting all flustered and frustrated because he had just killed the pup on accident because he was play fighting with him, Curley’s Wife came in, and started bothering him.
Kidd demonstrates this theme using the characterization of Lily, T. Ray, May, and Deborah. One character that Sue Monk Kidd uses to portray the theme, is the main character Lily. In the beginning of the story, the author shows that Lily can be both mature and immature at times. An example of her maturity in the text is when she says, “People who think dying is the worst thing don’t know a thing about life” (Kidd 2). Although Lily is young, she feels that she has the right to make this statement because she has already experienced so much in her life.
After, Karens mom stretched her mind from her ideas on aids and the community to understanding Karen and attempting to support her. Her mom did not know what to do when she came out and she did not understand it. If Karen would have never came out her mom would have not been properly educated about AIDs and the community. Karen was treated differently by her parents after she told them because they were conformist and did not know or believe in people of the same gender being together. Even before Karen told them she was a lesbian they made a comment about how it would look wrong for her to be at the booth for parents night and how they do not want her with that crowd.
The first thought that flew into my mind, was my aunt’s words from earlier. She had strictly said, “No running around when it’s so dark like this. Especially not in the street.” But of course we didn’t listen and played our games anyway. My hands and knee had begun to burn as my friend ran up to me saying, “That was a wicked fall! Are you OK?” “I’m – I’m fine.” I said trying to stay strong.