We jammed everything we could into our small wagon. What we couldn’t fit, we left by the side of the dirt road. As we drove through town and onto route 66 I knew this might be the last time we ever drive through this part of the country for a long time. Then, it hit me, where would we live? Will we live in one of those camps that my cousin Jenny wrote me about?I had so many questions about California, I didn’t know where to begin.
After a while, Beloved appeared in a woman form and Seethe was forced to allow her to stay because Denver needed a friend and companion. Beloved and Denver ended up having a very close bond. They played together and enjoyed keeping each other’s company. The return of Beloved did not bring joy for long. Denver
She leaves her house and heads out for a thrill seeking journey where she encounters new friends, finds love, and explores how the real world works. Reading this story, I could understand exactly how she was feeling because she was basically writing in a journal. Since she was the “author” she would directly characterize what she was doing or how she felt. An example of a direct characterization would be Mary’s main line “I am Mary Iris Malone and I am not okay.”
This has a big impact on Liesel and it is also her first encounter with Death. She loved her parents and her brother but they are all gone now. In conclusion, Liesel encounters love in many forms. She has to leave her family for a new one so she can be safe, even though not much was explained to her.
From the beginning of the story to the end Nea is pigheaded and doesn’t think about the consequences of her actions. Nea misconceives Sourdi’s unavailability for being in danger and unhappiness in her marriage when in actuality she’s happy and expecting another child. Sourdi is a dynamic character because she shows growth throughout the story. Though subtle, Sourdi shows courage when she marries her much older husband not knowing what to expect, but hoping he can provide a more satisfying life. She becomes independent, no longer leaning on the support of her relatives and starts a family of her own.
This showcases the way Lomia consistently puts herself before others, caring only for her own feelings. Perhaps, she is more afraid of the feelings that will come with losing her husband than she is of her status as widow, therefore avoiding the situation in its entirety seems to be the only viable option. Later, in the same conversation, Lomia admits to Cape that she does not feel things; “I want to, I try to feel things -- I hate it in here, in this -- thick -- pitch -- everything I do, I do to get OUT (Thompson, pg. 56). Lomia is admitting to, more or less, hiding herself behind an emotional wall. However, what is important to note is that she wants to get out.
The story was written in 1995, so it might have been written in that timeframe. Firstly, Aurora’s surroundings such as her attitude and the advancement of her character through the story both show that she has the freedom to mostly do whatever she pleases. Her parents didn’t exactly lecture her on her behavior, either. In the story, there was a moment where her father becomes angry with her for being inconsiderate towards the poet who had killed himself. Instead of punishing or scolding her on her behavior, her father called Aurora’s mother in to handle it.
The mother, who is also the narrator, reflects back on how she got her daughter and the struggles she had went through over the years. Over the course of the nineteen years, she couldn’t always be there for her daughter, which caused a strain in their relationship. Teachers and counselors
Forgive but don’t forget is one of my morals because in life people have hurt me and I forgave them, that doesn’t mean I forgot what they did. If I had forgotten then that would mean the person would think it would be okay to do it again and think I would forgive them and forget again. For example after my parents had gotten a divorce my sister and I were treated poorly by my dad’s girlfriend. She would favorite her daughters and my brother.
Now I am looking forward to furthering my education after high school and taking care of my family the way I always wanted. In final conclusion, being on probation was a bizarre journey. Also, taught me a lot in life from start to end. Which started to show me that my friends weren’t for me, I did thing I regretted, I ended back on probation, and it made me the person I am today.
“There are so many different ways to die, I just need to know which was his.” Oskar does not accept his father’s death until he has finds a reasonable explanation for how it happened. “Every time I left the apartment to go searching for the lock, I became a little lighter, because I was getting closer to Dad. But I also became a little heavier, because I was getting farther from Mom.”