Nonetheless, she does not let it stop her from living a life that she wants even though she was treated badly. When Sage asks about her tattoo, Minka says, “Everything before…well, that happened to a different person” (67). Minka understands that living in her past will bring her everything but happiness. That is the reason behind why she has let the past go and has started a new life. The idea that her past does not influence who she is today is also communicated with Minka keeping her tattoo covered.
The Importance of Discovering One’s Identity in “Divergent” In Neil Burger’s Divergent, the main character Beatrice Prior played by Shailene Woodley, states (referring to the factions of her society), “Everyone knows where they belong except for me.” This statement shows that she is uncertain of her future and is filled with negative emotions such as confusion and frustration in the beginning of the movie. However, she perseveres to unearth her true identity despite the many challenges. This clearly informs the audience that the movie will revolve around the importance of Beatrice’s discovery of her true identity. Frustration set in when Beatrice could not figure out who she truly was in the beginning of the movie. Beatrice thinks she does
Griet is aware that the painting will ruin her, “[her] eyes [filling] will tears [she] did not shed” (169), but is still unable to deny Vermeer. This is the point where Griet faces her biggest struggle. Internally, she is battling the urge to protect her reputation while at the same time battling the urge to fulfill her master’s wishes. By not shedding the tears that have built up, her action symbolises her acceptance of the event and her willingness to push on. Griet now faces this journey alone, unable to turn to her family or Pieter for help in “slaying the dragon”, the dragon being the truth, that Vermeer had been painting her.
By determining to disobey her mother, Jing-mei finding a path for herself in the only way she can: through directly opposing her mother. Furthermore, Jing-mei’s resistance illuminates a deeper psychological issue she experiences. Faced with repeated failure and the example of Waverly, a true prodigy, Jing-mei feels bombarded by disappointment. As a result, she rebels partially as a mental defense mechanism. By determining to fail intentionally, she attempts to shield herself from true failure.
The mother yearns for the life she could have had and probably dreams about it every so often, so we created a snapshot of the alternative reality she craves through these photos. *change slide* The purpose of the poem is to challenge the views of motherhood. Gwen Harwood presents the idea that motherhood is anything but glamorous. She shows her audience that being a mother is more than complex and tiring, it is shown in the way she paints the woman as a person constantly making sacrifices for her children, which mentally exhausts her. Throughout the entire poem, she demonstrates the woman’s desire to have a better life and her want for freedom, to be free of responsibilities given to her.
The theme of Anne’s diary is “you never know what you have until you lose it.” I believe that this is an appropriate theme for the story because at the beginning of the story Anne talks of her great house, great family, great friends, her boyfriend, how good she is at school, how much she enjoys the outside world, but when they have to go into hiding, she loses it all. They have to move out of their house, to go to and live in an attic for two years. Her family starts to argue all the time, judge each other, not have each others backs, and always looking for a way to get at each other. She has to move away from her boyfriend. Can’t go to school, has to leave all her friends, can’t enjoy the outside world, and can’t be herself.
Due to Maggie being burned in the fire, it causes her to have not seek much attention from other people and have little self confidence. She is very shy and hides behind her mother to avoid interactions with people. Maggie is even nervous her own sister comes to visit. According to the text, Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eying her sister with a mixture of envy and awe (297). Maggie is a static character.
Pavla Chudějová in “Exploring the women’s experience” states that since Cordelia cannot compare to her attractive and talented older sisters, she makes great effort to keep up appearances in fear of being considered “disappointing” (Cat’s Eye 73). As Cordelia cannot adjust to the social expectations required in her family and in attempt to liberate herself from the constant surveillance performed over her, she refocuses her gaze to Elaine. Elaine presents an easy outlet for Cordelia’s frustrations because she is completely unaware of gender restrictions (43-44). As noted earlier, two events demonstrate Cordelia’s cruel treatment of Elaine. The first incident occurs when she digs a hole in her backyard and the three girls bury Elaine alive in it.
Jenna must reform her identity from the small bits she knows about herself. And she may just piece together the puzzle that is her life, but not without the aid, either negative or positive, of the people around her. Jenna’s mother and father contribute the most to her imperfect identity because she is influenced by them to become who she is at the end of the book. Identity matters to a person because it is what makes one person different from another. Claire, Jenna’s mother, is certainly the largest contributor to Jenna’s identity, because her manipulation results in Jenna’s broken identity.
Throughout the novel, Hester is fraught by the Puritan society and her suffering is an effect of how evil society is. Hester continues to believe that the crime she committed was not wrong and she should not be punished for it. Her desire to protect and love Dimmesdale, turn her into a stronger person and become a heroine in the book. Although society still views her as a “naughty baggage” (Hawthorne 73) and is punished for her wrongdoing, Hester never thought to take revenge on them, yet she gives everything she has to the unfortunate and leaves herself with very little. She continues to stay positive no matter what society has for her.