Overcoming obstacles is different for everybody. People have different perspectives from each other situations. In the story The Gravedigger’s daughter, by Joyce Carol Oates, Rebecca Schwart overcomes an abusive husband and becomes an independent woman. Rebecca Schwart born in New York harbor after her and her family flee Germany in 1936. Rebecca’s father Jacob Schwart worked as a Gravedigger in upstate New York, knowing very english rebecca and her two brother attended school.
Women could not go to work and make money, in the south they stayed at home and did work inside the house and cooked. “Mayella looked as if she tried to keep clean…” (Doc A; Chapter 18) All women had expectations to live by. Men in the 1930’s went to work everyday trying to make money so their family could survive.When Mayella's mom died Mayella had to take the role of being a mom because she was the oldest girl. That was hard for the Ewell’s because she was only 19 years old and she did not know everything about parenting. Then on the other side her dad raped her then he accused Tom Robinson of the rape.
In the movie Simon Birch, we learn many aspects from the main character relating to our SPIES unit. The Main character Simon Birch was born the smallest baby of Grapeville in recorded history. When he was born, the doctors believed Simon would only be alive for days or a weeks at maximum, because of a undersized heart. Mr and Mrs. Birch didn’t care for Simon and carried on in their normal daily lives. Believing their son would pass away.
Susan Brownell Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts on February 15, 1820 to Daniel and Lucy Read Anthony. She had an older sister and five younger siblings. Her parents were very strict, so instead of playing with toys, the children had to study and learn. Anthony had no desire to marry or have children, because the husband would then own all of her belongings including her
At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. 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.
We are not quite sure who his real father is; his mother remarried a year after he was born. Richard went to school in Dresden, Germany. He did not excel in music at all; his teacher actually said that he was quite awful. But this never stopped Wagner. He was ambitious and wrote his first drama at the age of 11.
Gatsby’s obsession is also illustrated by the fact that he hopes that Daisy will just randomly show up to one of his parties like many other people do (81). Daisy was born into the upper-class lifestyle, “’She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me!’”
Curly bursts into the bunkhouse looking for his wife, he notices Slim isn’t there and immediately jumps to the conclusion that Slim is with his wife. George, who was silently minding his own business finally asks what everyone else was thinking; “‘Thinks Slim’s with his wife don’t he?’” (Steinbeck 54). Curley is so overly protective of his wife that the only person she can talk to is Curley. Curley’s wife tries to talk to everyone but they all turn her away because they are worried that Curly will hurt them. When Curley's wife tries to talk to Lennie he refuses to speak to her, and she says “‘Why can’t I talk to you?
I said “Ma, I saw the most beautiful boy in art class today. He has a skin like chocolate butter” … Later that evening my father sat me down and commanded that I never bring “one of those people “home. We Macedonians do not associate with those people… (Deliovsky, 1) wrote Katerina Deliovsky about her families reaction to her first crush on a boy. When Katerina Deliovsky married and had children with a Canadian man of Jamaican decent, her family rejected her, which later caused her periods of homelessness and financial deprivation. This was the time Deliovsky first experienced her “realization of whiteness”, that her racial position in society, meant more than only her physical features.
She looked at her peers and saw how they will become exactly like their parents or worse before they even had a chance to realize or think about planning out their future. A clear example of this is Newt Hardbine. He was not able to continue in high school, but, instead had to work in the tobacco fields alongside his father. Newt then married a girl from the town, simply because the girl, Jolene had the opinion of “why the hell not” instilled in her by her father who shamed her for being a slut. Taylor knew from a young age, that this life was not for her.
Imagine being sold into sex slavery by one of the most important people in your life…your father. Well this is what happened to Lakshmi in the book Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi, a 12 year old girl, lives in a village in Nepal. She lives with her goat, baby brother, mother, and stepfather. Lakshmi despises her stepfather because he does not have a job and he spends all the money that her mother earns on useless materials.
The mass immigration to the United States in the late 1800s to early 1900s, welcomed the idea of equal opportunity for Eastern European Jewish women, and demanded them to change their Jewish tradition. Under the traditional Eastern European Jewish society, education affected the role of the genders. While boys growing up learned to read Hebrew, to pray, to be leaders in the community. A girl learned to take care of her mother’s chores, learned about basic math, communication skills grow up to manage the house and make living to support her husband’s education. Her family sent her out to the US during the mass immigration, to earn enough income for her family not expecting a change in tradition.
Deborah Sampson was one of the first woman to fight in a war such as the American revolution. Deborah was born on December 1st 1760 in Massachusetts. Although she descended from the pilgrim stock her entire family was very poor. When Deborah was fairly young her father was sent on a sea voyage and never returned. After the tragic incident with her father Deborah 's mother was forced to place Deborah and all of her siblings into separate households were they could be cared for.
In the museum most of the families had women who worked. During this time period it was usually a sign of poverty and source of shame if a woman worked in the family. But, families such as the Gumpertz, who was a family of all girls, and Rogarshevsky had no choice but to go to work. These families did not have the privilege of embarrassment; this idea was also represented in Jews without Money when Katie began to work. Initially, it was a huge issue with Herman and became only worse when he was finally unable to work at all.