She believes that everyone has different talents, personalities and abilities and she loves to see people reach for their dreams. Whitestone has written four books: Listen With My Heart in 1997, where she shared her life and the life of other that were an inspiration to her and showing that with strength and faith, anything is possible. Whitestone published her second book called Believing The Promise in the summer of 1999, she wrote this book to promote strength, faith, determination and empowerment. Her third book was Let God Surprise You, this book introduces readers to men and women whose extraordinary stories demonstrate how God can turn around any situation and bring good in the most difficult moments in our lives. Her fourth book is Heavenly Crowns, this book discusses how God’s glory is revealed in the way we live our
The character Mama decided that she had enough of her eldest daughter Dee(Wangero) getting whatever she wanted while her youngest daughter Maggie stood by in fear. Mama knew that Maggie feared her sister, because as Dee arrived at their home “Maggie attempts to make a dash for the house, in her shuffling way, but I stay her with my hand. (151)” Maggie is used to Dee getting everything while she stood back
The novels had a similar call to adventure because they both used their instincts to decide whether they were going to go on a journey or not. Malala knew that she had to do something about the right for education and so she started speaking out. That was Malala’s instinct showing because she felt strongly about her beliefs. Bilbo’s Took side made him want to go on the adventure, even if the Tookishness wore off after he realized what he had decided on doing. Even though this part of the hero’s journey was portrayed pretty similarly, there is still a bit of a difference.
Dimple Lala, the main character in the novel Born Confused is having trouble connecting to her culture and who she is but soon enough she discovers what she wants by the people around her and the role of being a photographer. To support this in the book Born Confused her best friend, , helps Dimple connect to her culture by pushing her to go out of her comfort zone and try something new. For example, on page __ Dimple has a conversation about not wanting to have an arranged wedding but ___ supports her and tells her the positives of love. “” This helps Dimple discover that if she try’s something new and follows a family tradition it helps her to who she wants to be and if she is seeking
In Natalie Babbitt’s novel, Tuck Everlasting, the themes of innocence, the circle of life, and the archetype of Holy Grail are explained through Winnie’s realization of the Tuck family and their misfortune. Within the novel, the main character, Winnie Foster, learns about what she can value from her youth and what can happen if she does not. Natalie Babbitt takes the reader through Winnie’s journey from a young girl, dreaming of the day she would leave her childhood and make a difference, to a young woman, who understands that being a child is part of her journey and that she must cherish it. These changes occur when she meets the Tuck family when she wanders through the wood beyond her house. At first, she is frightened by the strangers, but
Like Wiesel, Houston uses the characters to create the theme. Woody is helping to reassure his mom when she believes times are too hard. The passage reads, “‘Woody, we can’t live like this. Animals live like this.’ ‘We’ll make it better, Mama. You watch.’” Although the way they live is tough, the character, Woody, helps give his mom hope, further exemplifying the theme.
Next, Kim Ablon Whitney describes Bridget by saying that she is not sure that she wants to marry at sixteen. Bridget is promised into a marriage with another traveler Patrick. Point of view goes with this topic, because we as readers can understand why Bridget feels this way. Most people don't want to get married that early, kids are still in highschool, and are living “normal” lives. Lastly, she describes Bridget by saying that she doesn't want to live the “traveler” life anymore.
Hosseini illustrates this innate ability to preserve through characters like Mariam, “The years had not been kind to Mariam. But perhaps, she thought, there would be kinder years to come. A new life, a life in which she would find the blessings that Nana [her mother] had said a harami like her would never see” (Hosseini 256). Mariam has not only endured emotional torment, but the suicide of her mother, the rejection her father, abuse from her husband, miscarriages, and a war that has rained havoc on her homeland for decades. Yet, Mariam prevails to achieve the hopes she had since childhood.
Steinbeck portrays Rose of Sharon as a mother Mary-like figure for the Joad family, and their society, through developing her character as a nurturing symbol of hope and new beginnings. Rose of Sharon’s baby was a long awaited symbol of hope for the Joad family. The promise of new life had kept them inspired even through the darkest of times, but when they child was a stillborn, the Joad family seemed to lose all hope. Rose of Sharon spends the majority of the book under the shadow of her mother, but after losing her child, Rose of Sharon steps up to make her own decision: “Rose of Sharon loosened one side of the blanket and bared her breast. ‘You got to,’ she said.
The line that speaks to me the most is the last line of the play. In Line 44, Lisa’s grandmother says, “It’s funny how things blow loose like that.” Lisa is afraid of what her grandmother will think of her college experiences, but her grandmother senses the struggle and still loves her. C. The grandmother represents times that are gone, and yet her love for Lisa does not change. Lisa needs that support as she goes forward in her life. We all need that safety net as we struggle forward; this message of the safety in the middle of the uncertain change is true and descriptive of our early college years today as well.