Although shy, I loved my friends and siblings and thought the best in every situation. It wasn’t until I grew older and received the guidance and outside perspective of my adopted mom that I realized how awful my home life was. I’ve since begun analyzing my behaviors and emotions that ran through my mind as a child to realize how to overcome the abuse I’d endured. The six books I’ve chosen as mirrors identify the emotions and behaviors I see myself having at a young age of nine or ten years old. Though I might not have realized why I was the way I was back then, I know now that I have developed into the woman I am today because of my home life and experiences as a child.
When Esperanza considered the homes on Mango Street, they represented the feeling of a prison that traps the family, but especially the women, and leaves them with little hope. Esperanza dreamt of an extravagant home all to herself and this meant freedom, independence; she felt it was her destiny for her writing. Unfortunately, the home on Mango Street symbolized to Esperanza poverty and shame which overtime became embarrassment. Ashamed of her home, she wishes not to even mention where she lives even telling people she lived somewhere else. Somehow by denying where she lives, Esperanza feels she erases that she lived there.
Holocaust survivor and prolific author, Elie Wiesel thought it was important to stand for something people believe in. He once argued, “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” The documentary Bully displays how one should stand up for what he or she believes in, and help make a difference and end injustice. For instance, World War II was a major act of injustice. If someone had said something, it most likely would have been stopped and would have never happened. Although many people say it is not their issue to stand up when witnessing an act of injustice, saying something can genuinely make a difference and help in many ways.
Unlike the perspective of Zinn, the Pageant argued that both these acts helped start the transformation from private greed to public need, while Zinn strongly believed that the government legislation was not effective at curbing the corruption, highlighting a difference in perspective. Even though it is true that these acts did set examples for more effective legislation, these acts were still not helpful and did not actually tackle the
Although both of the passages share a common theme, the characters’ influences on others are different. In “Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote,” Susan B Anthony is working hard to influence to the nation that women should be able to vote. In “Don’t Give Up the Fight,” Ava is working hard to influence to her team and coach that she is an outstanding runner. In the passage “Susan B Anthony Dares to Vote,” the theme is hard work. The theme in this passage is hard work because Susan B Anthony worked hard to earn U.S. women the right to vote.
The speakers experiencing a few trials that are bringing her down in college, but she doesn’t want to make her grandmother upset with these things so she manages to hide her pain with lies. She talks about all the things she wishes she could tell her grandmother. “One often ignores one's feelings
In Heather Lende’s book, Find the Good, she writes in a way that makes the story seem uniquely personal. She doesn’t shy away from talking about her true feelings in her own experiences, even when they aren’t a feeling that she particularly agrees with at the time that she wrote the book, like her feelings when her adopted daughter, Stoli, was unmarried and pregnant at the age of twenty one. Even though they were a happy couple at the time and seemed completely prepared to have their first child, Heather was very worried about it and even thought to herself that “I must have done a bad job” (Lende 33). However, Heather learns from reacting this way and strives to be the best mother that she can be after this. Throughout this book, you get a sense that you are learning these valuable life lessons alongside Heather, rather than her simply telling you about them.
Jessica Cox is a person that I look up to and inspires me to go after my dreams. She is interesting because of her life story and surprises people with what she can do. She helps people to never doubt themselves and tells them that they will be surprised with what they can do, as well as achieve. I chose Jessica Cox for my speech because she is unique. She travels the world to spread her message because her life is inspiring and is yet to be even
The book that I picked for my project was “All But My Life” and was written by Gerda Weissmann Klein during World War II. The book “All But My Life” is a book about a young girl who had to go through the hardships of life of a Jew during the Holocaust. That young girl’s name was Gerda Weissmann, and before the war she had a mother, a father, and a brother but after the war, they were all gone. Throughout the war she made friends and kept on holding on to hope and, life itself. Those friends she made eventually she lost them, but she never lost the hope she had.
Although she has to keep this joy private, she tries her best to hide this contentment, Her resistance to her true feelings show how forbidden her emotions are and that society would never accept Louise’s true emotions. Another theme that is present is the theme of freedom. At first, she does not have much freedom at all and throughout the duration of they story she is confined in her home. Her newfound freedom gave her much joy but as she left her room, it was cut much too short due to her untimely death. The Story of an Hour has many structural, stylistic, and literary approaches that make it a very powerful