Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel. The family had to make a stop on their ride to the new foster family to have a funeral for the little boy.
Billie Jo’s own hands are scorched as she frantically tries to smother flames ablaze her mother’s skin. Following the accident, “while Ma moaned and begged for water, [Billie
Her brother dies and she will never see her parents again. Despite all of the tragic things that happen to her, she quickly develops a connection with her new father, Hans. She may be falling for Rudy, no matter how much she denies it in the beginning for she says she regrets not kissing him when he was alive. With an accordion in hand and an intriguing passion for words, Liesel discovers love and hate in her
In the novel “Fever 1793” written by Laurie Halse Anderson, a fever has struck in Philadelphia, and people are slowly dying. The story starts off by Matilda being bitten by a mosquito on the ear. This is foreshadowing for what is to happen in the novel. Matilda explains that her father was a carpenter and he built the coffee house where she lives and works. Her father was repairing something and he fell of a ladder, broke his neck, and died.
The reason I believe this is sad because before Ren moves to Bomont, his mother dies of cancer back in Boston, and his father is a dead beat. His mother gives him a sense of security in the old movie that he doesn't have in the new movie. Which gets made up for by his Uncle Wesley and his Aunt Vi. One scene that is relatively the same is the scene where Chuck openly abuses Ariel. He tells her to get out of the truck and she starts vandalizing the truck with a piece of steel rebar and he gets out an beats her up.
In the novel The River Between Us Mama is very affected by the war her baby boy Noah goes off to war and she doesn't know what to do without him. When Noah was gone at war Mama became very depressed. She told her daughter Tili to go and get her son and don’t come back without him. One day they brought a body back and Mama thought it was her precious son. Before she found out that it wa really her husband, she already committed suicide.
This shows how awful life was during the great depression and the Dust Bowl. The 1930’s were a tough time, especially for the farmers who lost theirs farms and for the many children who died from the dust. The Dust Bowl was caused by modern farming tools and the large number of unprepared and unprotected farms. It is said that "In 1931, dust from the seriously over-plowed and over-grazed prairie lands began to blow. And, it continued to blow for eight long, dry years.
A bad storm hits them one day and a dog with rabies bites Teacake. He didn’t know the dog had rabies and ends up crazy and almost shot Janie but she did before he could. In the other story, The Great
Each time something unfortunate occurs, things go from bad to worse when this sadness or hopelessness prompt the parents to spend more money on their habits (addictions), making conditions significantly worse for their children
Andrei Chikatilo was born on the 16th of October, 1936. He was believed to have killed at least 52 women and children in the Soviet Union. Chikatilo was born to a poor family who received no money for their work and suffered from a lack of food. His mother was unforgiving and harsh towards her children and each time Chikatilo would wet the bed, being a long term bed wetter, he would be punished by his mother. Chikatilo’s father was sent to war when the Soviet Union joined World War II.
A three months pregnant teenager was declared dead after her mysterious collapse at her home in Honduras. Her family members called a priest believing she was possessed by an evil spirit when they saw the teenager fell unconscious and foaming at her mouth. Relatives of Neysi Perez, 16, said that the teenager woke up in the night to use the toilet when they saw her passed out after hearing a gunfire outside. They recall that the priest who came tried to exorcise Perez but became unresponsive. They rushed the teenager to the nearest hospital but was pronounced dead by the doctors three hours later.
Being overweight and unlucky in love is hard enough for a young woman. But when Cinda Warner finds out that she has a failing heart, her life goes from bad to awful. Just after hearing her diagnosis, she broadsides a car, knocking it off the highway. Her heart skips a beat during the collision, but it almost stops completely when she sees Hank, a man she met a year earlier, walking unhurt and unburnt from the blazing wreckage. Were-dragon Hank Jansen is thrilled to find the girl he’d lost track of a year earlier.
In the story, “Lullaby,” by Leslie Marmon Silko, loss plays a significant role. The main character, Ayah, is barely left with anything after a series of unfortunate events unfold on her. Being a Native American in the 1900’s gives someone a very stressful time, as many things are constantly being taken away. For Ayah, loss plays a significant role because it affects Ayah mentally, puts Ayah and Chato into a poor state, and affects Ayah and Chato’s relationship. As Ayah loses more and more things, her mental state is begins to change.
. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is the novel’s main protagonist. She is a 26 year old intelligent, yet stubborn, woman. Jean Louise is the all grown up Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird. She was raised by her widowed father and grew up as a rough tomboy.
Lost Mother, Lost Child Zakariyya is the fifth and youngest of Henrietta's children. After the death of his mother, Baby Joe nearly dies of tuberculosis and soon finds himself in the care of a cousin who loves to abuse him. Zakariyya's anger at this treatment is mythical—kind of like Henrietta's aggressive cells. And it wasn't long before people were making the comparison: Joe grew into the meanest, angriest child any Lacks had ever known, and the family started saying something must have happened to his brain while he was growing inside Henrietta alongside that cancer. (112) Zakariyya believes this too.