The German philosopher Nietzsche once said, “That which does not kill us, make us stronger”, and in many instances this is exactly the case. In most every instance of tragedy or hardship, the people affected must either yield to or rise above their situation, and in rising above, develop or display extraordinary and exemplary traits uniquely fitted to dealing with that situation. As a result, without adversity, these talents would be left unused. There are instances in which people crack under the pressure or sink to the expectations of their situation, but, depending on the character of the person involved, they may take the situation and use it to better themselves. It is a unique opportunity to utilize or develop traits that often remain
She used personification to give animals human traits to show that Beauty did not have it horrible while at the castle of the Beast. Instead Beauty had birds at her disposal that would sing for her when she wanted to, and she also had monkeys that would do anything for her, like getting her anything she needs like her curtains open or carrying anything that she needed, like the chest full of treasures for her family. Not only did Villeneuve use personified animals but she also used the different ways that love was used. She wrote that Beauty finally realized how much she loved the Beast after she spent some time away from him and she returned to him dying, as if she was homesick from him. When personification and love were not enough in Villeneuve’s writing, she added feministic traits to Beauty’s characteristics.
People are tired, weak, and sick, and they need a strong young girl to help take care of them. She has proven her helpfulness in a lot of different events throughout the novel. For instance, she helped take care of her mother who fell ill early into the story. She took care of her the best she could, all by herself. Evidence in the text states,” I took two extra clothes press and hurried upstairs to watch over Mother...I so wanted to touch her...I smoothed her hair…’I’m here’...’Be still’...I sponged her face clean.” Matilda was raised by her strict mother who enforced obedience.
When Mrs. Cullinan had a few other women over they were on the topic of Marguerite one of the women said,” Well that may be, but the name’s too long. I’d never bother myself. I’d call her Mary if i was you” (107). Maya hated this name so much that she broke some of Mrs. Cullinan’s finest china, just so she could get fired.
In the story “Graduation”, Marguerite Johnson 's awareness of satisfaction in her academic achievements and upcoming graduation is questioned by the commencement speaker. He points out the stereotype views of African-Americans from his perspective and others. There is a familiar song that resumes Marguerite 's sense of accomplishment while giving her a greater awareness of the struggles and achievements of her ancestors and others. She feels accomplished because she overcame her struggles and became something greater. Her graduation wasn’t the ending but it was the beginning of something new for her.
She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, First Lady, world traveler, politician, statesperson and world crusader for justice and good will. She was not admired for her beauty and her feminine traits at all. In fact, she was plain, awkward and extremely shy as a child. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others.
In Maya Angelou’s “Graduation” she spoke about a fictional character named Marguerite Johnson and her eighth-grade graduation. Marguerite was always kinda of lost and selfish at times, and never look at how others seen things. But as the story goes on Marguerite starts to find herself and understand others. “Graduation” isn’t just about how Marguerite pass on to the next grade but how she has grown from a lost girl to a young intelligence woman. In this story the reader is going to follower her on this surprising journey.
In the beginning, Claudette was very good at reading the foreign language,”But I had an ear for languages, and I could read before I could adequately wash myself.”she was very good at comprehending and properly using the language the nuns were teaching her. The pack then learned how to ride a bike,“a grim-faced nun pedaling behind each one of us. “Congratulations!” the nuns would huff. “Being human is like riding this bicycle. Once you’ve learned how, you’ll never forget.” when she started learning how to ride a bike, it is something she will never be able to ever forget.
These are some of the qualities that were expected from women in the 18th century. In comparison is Madame Defarge. On page 277, “The shadow attendant on Madame Defarge and her party seemed to fall so threatening and dark on the child, that her mother instinctively kneeled on the ground beside her, and held her to her breast.” In these two quotes we see how differently these two women present themselves towards other people. Lucie is kind, considerate, and everything that Dickens wants a woman to be. When she sees someone else like she does in this quote she tries to be nice and happy and do what she can for them.
In the essay Maya Angelou’s character Margaret, who’s not yet in her early teens, began working for her white boss Mrs. Cullinan. Miss Glory, another black maid who work for Mrs. Cullinan, taught Margaret to be organize, basic etiquette, and a wide variety of vocabulary. Miss Glory tells Margaret that Mrs. Cullinan was unable to have children. This caused a deep sorrow and regret in the emotions of Margaret towards Mrs. Cullinan, for she had a lot of pity towards. This part of the essay, to my understanding, set it apart from the others, because of Maya Angelou brilliant emotional concept she added to her character “Margaret” to feel pity on her mistress.