The story of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi written by Rudyard Kipling has many interesting characters.One of them is Nagaina, Nag’s wife. After Rikki-Tikki kills Nag, Nagaina wants to end Rikki-Tikki. In this story, Nagaina proves she is cruel, powerful, and violent. In this story, Nagaina proves herself to be cruel later in the story when she threatens to kill Rikki-Tikki after the death of Nag. “Oh foolish people who killed my Nag” (24).
But the boy could not say what it was” (Otsuka 50). While the child was feeling down; instead of picking her son up, the mother scolds her child “[reminding] him, once again, not to shout out in public. And never to speak with his mouth full” and his sister reminds him that, “Papa’s gone” (Otsuka 50). For one of the few emotional outbursts in the novel, there is no consolation for the distressed child. There is only condemnation of his actions and a reminder of not only of how he should act but also of the very topic that is distressing him, his missing father.
In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros, she describes a series of events throughout her life that all relate to her relationship with her father. Cisneros begins her story by talking about how she was seen as “only a daughter”. She then transitions to talking about her education and her father’s opinion on what it is for and worth. Cisneros then ends it with a conclusion between her and her father which involved one of her stories. Throughout the story, Cisneros talks about what she believed her father thought about her and her career choices, and they turn out to be a bit different than what she thought.
She says, “I wanted to be a prophet because...”(6). Marji doesn't know yet that it isn’t possible to become a prophet and demonstrates her innocence by not knowing this. Another instance where Marji doesn’t understand the truth is when she has to wear a veil. She says, “”We didn’t really like to wear the veil, especially since we didn’t understand why we had to wear it.”(3) Instead of wearing it as instructed, Marji and the other kids play around with it and do other stuff with the veil, as they are still children and don’t understand why. Lastly, Marji also demonstrates her childhood innocence when she talks to God.
In, “The Storyteller,” it says, “The girls and boys were all over the train car. The aunt kept telling the children ‘Don’t,’ while the children kept asking her questions starting with ‘Why’” (Saki 3). Throughout the story the reader sees how bored the children are with being good. In, “The Use of Force,” there is only one girl but she is just as undisciplined as the three in the other story. When the doctor first arrives at the house, he kindly asks Mathilda to open her mouth.
“ ‘Give me the egg, Rikki-tikki. Give me the last of my eggs, and I will go away and never come back,’ ” (Kipling 31). Nagaina was protecting what was left of her family. she evan said she would her home for her child. All of the quotes show this family related theme.
Throughout the book, Satrapi portrays, dispels, confirms, and challenges stereotypes all to show that people are much deeper than stereotypes and to get to that truth, sometimes rejecting stereotypes is necessary. There are a variety of stereotypes of the people of Iran, some are admired and some are despised. A stereotype, according to the Encarta Dictionary, is an oversimplified standardized image of a person or group, a surface appearance or a misconception. Throughout Persepolis Satrapi illustrates some of the common stereotypes of Iran which include that Iranian men treat women like property, Iranian women are not allowed education or to go out alone,
Moving on, we have her rebellions at school. These are nothing original. Her peers opposed the veil and other traditions enforced by the government just as much as Satrapi, and they were as much of a driving force against it as she was. Where Satrapi might stand out a bit is in her embracement of Western music and fashion, but this is no doubt a direct result of her more privileged background, and is not all that much of a game changer. She never gets herself in too much trouble with it, and even when she does, it’s nothing all that serious.
So on this trip I will not be goofing around or making unnecessary comments and I will ask good compelling questions to interact with other students. Also I believe that many of the 8th graders going on this trip could easily get along with me and or already do because I have many older cousins, friends, and acquaintances. Therefore, many people will not be annoyed by my behavior throughout the trip. Also if my teachers are working on something that needs to be done on my own time because I missed class, then I would easily be able to complete these tasks because of my former experience with missing days of school because of P.E.P. and making up