Then she has a realization. “Suddenly Kira knew that although her door was unlocked she was not really free. Her life was limited to these things and this work … Suddenly she wished that she could leave this place … She buried her face in her bedclothes and for the first time cried in despair.”(Lowry 171-172) Kira realizes that she is not really free because she can't leave whenever she wants and that if she were to leave she would most likely be sent to the field of leaving. She also realizes that this work is not an option and she can't work on the robe as she pleases. If she does decide to stop working on the robe she will be sent to the field of leaving and die.
Emily’s house is described as “lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay” (451) and “an eyesore among eyesores” (451). Her house is from the old South and is outdated compared to the rest of the buildings in the town, but she refuses to change anything with the house, leaving it to decay with her. The street that her house is on “had once been our most select street” (451), but now everything has changed around her house and her house is the only thing remaining from the old South on the street. Industrialism is occurring around this time and is changing the town, but she refuses to change her house to match with the new South. On the same street as her house, “garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood; only Miss Emily’s house was left” (451).
One is the overall environment of the factory and job life. After Lyddie’s first day she went back to the boarding houses and then started her second day, she walked in and after a while “Now that she thought of it, she could hardly breath,...”(75) Lyddie then proceeded to run to the hot, closed window, gasping for air that didn’t exist but Diana brought her back to the loom. Some conditions caused awful injuries “A girl had slipped on the icy staircase in the rush to dinner.”(101) Getting injured is a serious matter therefore there is another reason for Lyddie to sign the petition. After her first day of doffing, Rachel had gone to bed and Lyddie was close to follow “She began to lie awake listening for the awful sound, until she finally knew she must send the child away - anywhere just so she wasn’t breathing this poison air.”(139) After a while Lyddie had the courage to send Rachel with Charlie to the mill he was working at. For Lyddie the work environment was absolutely atrocious and not only is it affecting herself but also her family and friends.
Narrated by Death, this story follows the life of Lisel Meminger. Lisel, her mother, and her brother are on the train going towards Munich, where they were to be given over to foster parents. On the train, Lisel’s brother, Werner, dies. They were escorted out of the train to a nearby snowy cemetery where Werner would be buried. When a grave-digging handbook falls out of the gravedigger’s coat, Lisel steals it, but Lisel cannot read.
The internment camps were unjust, and it was cruel to take away rights and subject those American Citizens to Harsh judgement and treatment from fellow Americans as well as the government itself. Whereas “normal” Americans resided to the comfort of their own homes, the Japanese-Americans trudged to cramped apartments some also known as horse stalls. Yoshiko Uchida and her family were forced to live in a horse stall after being taken from their homes. They were so called ¨apartments” but that idea was found comical seeing as the floorboards were still encrusted with manure (Stanley 2). Inside the internment camps, there was never enough of anything.
Fast forward by Celeste O. Norfleet describes a teenage girl by the name of Kenisha Lewis and focuses on the problems in her young life. Kenisha 's mother passed away and her ex-boyfriend had impregnated her best friend Kenisha struggles to stay out of trouble ever since she lost her mother she faces many difficult situations throughout the book. This book has; drama, laughter and emotional connections that people could relate to. Kenisha, the protagonist of Fast Forward by Celeste O. Norfleet and I are alike in many ways. We both share the same view of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel.
Tan gives more emphasis to the immigrant mother’s who faced lot of torments like war in China, immigration to America and finally the mother’s confess to their daughters revealing about their past with their broken communication. The Kitchen God’s Wife, Tan’s second novel deals about the mother-daughter relationship and dominating role of husband. In Tan’s third novel, The Hundred Secret Senses, she elucidates the theme of bring out the reality and dream in the sisterhood
Sophie, having a particularly bad night, screamed bloody murder at the thought of going into her room. “I know that something is going to be in there!” she screamed. Her parents who have put up with their daughter’s irrational fears for long enough ignored the little girl’s pleas. “Sophie you need to learn to get over these fears,” said her father “life is one full of risks and you can’t let your fears of the unknown be the thing that keeps you from living your life.” “This time is different,” cried Sophie “something is in my room! It’s under my bed I’m telling you!” No matter how hard she pleaded though Sophie knew that her parents weren’t having any of it as they walked her to her room.
Nothing seems to be going well for trisha as she hallucinates, gets stung several times by wasps, and goes through a lot of traumatic events during her time lost. Eventually she is found and brought back home in which the story ends with her family around her and Trisha falling asleep. A theme for this story is to not give up and to have courage when faced with a difficult situation. When Trisha realized she was lost and needed to find a way home she did what she thought was most reasonable, find a way to get back to the trail. Even though she was completely lost and terrified she did not give up on finding a way out and did everything she could to survive.
It was moving and perfectly composed book. The story is about a young lady living in a time of where there are many lives are taken as a result of the war and adjusted another group where her mom left her and where her life changes with some new individuals in it and where she learned numerous things; where she found her abilities. There are numerous musings that I can work out of this extraordinary novel. This novel is not a period squandering one in light of the fact that toward the finish of it you will be shocked and be flabbergasted of how the considerations of the writer made such delightful book this way. The young lady named Liesel Meminger goes via train with her mom and younger sibling Werner Meminger to go to the residential community of Molching, Germany to live with their foster parents.