Lois was both a little sister and a big sister. Her older sister was called Helen and her little brother was called Jon. Her sister Helen died in 1962 at the age of only 28 of cancer. This incident was the background of her first book, “A Summer to Die”, which is about a young girl who tragically loses her older sister. Her brother Jon, who’s six years younger than Lois, grew up to be a doctor.
Aibileen works in Miss Elizabeth Leefolt’s house; there she takes care of Mae Mobley Leefolt. Aibileen lost her son Treelore in an accident. She started her job in Leefolt’s residence after the fifth month of her son’s funeral. Aibileen’s best friend Minny is the only soul who checked in daily to see whether Aibileen is alive. Minny is a coloured maid like Aibileen.
He breaks the stereotype by telling her about his family growing up. At a young age, his father disappeared and his mother died. He was raised by his older sister Helga, who reminds him of her. Fredrick tells her these stories in order to make him look like less of a villain and more human. Presumably, similar to Audie Murphy, he joined the military to honor his mother’s life.
Walter Dean Myers novel Hoops is about a young black boy, Lonnie, who dreams of becoming a professional basketball player, "My game is my fame, and I knew it was together" (2). Coming from a broken home and living in a bad neighborhood, Lonnie sees that becoming a basketball player could be his escape from Harlem. Lonnie has a bad relationship with his mother to the point where he doesn't even sleep in her house sometimes. Instead he sleeps in the hotel he works at. While at the hotel one day Lonnie sees across the street that the gas station was being rob, taking this as an advantage Lonnie runs across the street and steals a case of alcohol planning to sell it.
Jean Louise, nicknamed Scout, is the daughter of Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is a lawyer and a widow, his wife having have died due to a sudden heart attack two years after Scout’s birth. On the other hand, Jeremy Atticus Finch, or Jem for short, is the eldest of the two and is an aspiring lawyer. They have a cook named Calpurnia who is black and strict. The story begins with
When we reflected on the stories of Someday My Elders Will be Proud and In Search of Sangam we came together as a group and reflected on each story. In the first story Someday My Elders Will be Proud.A native American woman named Jean from Bismarck, North Dakota, tells the story of how she experienced two completely different worlds. She talks about how her mother raised her and her three brothers after their father left them when she was very young. When the children were young, their mother would go to work and their drunk, abusive uncle would care for them. The abuse from her uncle left emotional scars.
Mrs. Bravo deals with depression from the loss of her husband, neglect from her children, income, and diabetes. By the age of 18 Virginia was married to her high school sweetheart and pregnant with her first child, widowed, single mother and alone, Virginia choose to leave New York on her own and move to Daytona Beach, starting her career as a teacher assistant in Mainland High School and various schools in Volusia County. At 28 Virginia decided to try love again, she married a man that she calls “love at first sight”. I choose to interview Ms. Bravo owing to the fact that she was the only person there from a different ethnicity background; due to the location of the YMCA there are not many elderly people from different ethnic background. During the interview Mrs. Bravo speaks about her reason she comes to YMCA, her life before and after her husband death and how the music from the active adult classes makes her reminisce about the good times she has shared with her husband and her kids.
Laurel MaKelva Hand the protagonist of the novel The Optimist Daughter, is a hard working widow in her forties and the only child of Judge McKelva. Throughout the novel, she is caught in-between funerals, reminiscing her old memories while she still lived in Mount Salus and connecting them throughout events happening. She was never really at peace in Mount Salus, but as she encounter with letters written by her parents amongst other things, and with her beloved friends and neighbors, things start connecting. Laurel’s friends and neighbors are who we see her narration being created by, which also creates the postmodernist view. Despite Judge McKelva isn’t considered to be a huge character, he’s important in the sense of being the connection
When the boy flashes back to when the abandoned building burns down he describes it as almost a sanctuary for him and his friends. There they played with knifes and smoked cigarettes but also he says: “I studied pornographic magazines with a fever beating through my body.” Again coming back to his sexual frustration that burned through him. He kept it to himself in his secret hideout, letting the feeling boil in him, making it worse. He feels guilty about his feelings though. When he describes his father’s scent at the scene of the fire as “the odor of armpit and crotch and secret hair, the sematic animal scent of him that had always repelled me-until that moment” a sexual smell that at that moment seemed to comfort him but he starts to welcome the feelings it coincides with.
The novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” was written by Harper Lee and first published on 11 July 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize back in 1961. The novel is about Jean Louise Finch or better known as Scout, reminiscing a time in her childhood that not only change her life but her entire family’s life too. From her father, Atticus having to defend an innocent Negro man being accused of rape to almost being kill with her brother on the way home from a school play and being saved by an unexpected hero. The literary element I have chosen to analyse in the novel is the characters of the story. The first character in the book that we are introduce to is of course the protagonist Jean Louise “Scout” Finch.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States of America had many profound accomplishments before setting out on the campaign trail in 1876. Rutherford was born on October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio, by his mother Sophia who had lost her husband, Rutherford’s father ten weeks earlier. Rutherford grew up in a house full of love and faith, which helped to smooth the rough times of growing up without a father, as well as losing two siblings. Rutherford earned the nickname “Rud” as he was growing up in Delaware, unable to play and socialize with other kids his age until he was seven years old due to his frail and unstable health in early years. With Rud couped up around the Hayes household for many of his early years,