“You change your life by changing your heart.” said Max Lucado. This is exactly what Catherine did in Karen Cushman’s Catherine, Called Birdy. Her experiences led to the discovery of the need for change. The interactions and experiences she had with the Jews, her mother, and a villager led to Catherine becoming more gentle, caring, aware of her surroundings, and more of herself than she was before. One way that Catherine changed was after her encounter with the old Jewish Lady.
She helped spread the cult of true womanhood to people in her town. Catherine Becher advocated taking women's sphere to the classroom. She believed that it was their duty to teach their children and to be domestic. In conclusion, these are the things that an ideal woman should be. Women had different roles than men and had to follow them.
In her life she studied many religious things. She began being as a princess in German that was very important in those times. Catherine also converted to the faith that was the Russian orthodox. A very important thing was that when she got married she made a very good couple. Catherine 's husband got the throne for 6 month.
Mary of Oignies highly devoted herself to Christ and this, occasionally, was not well received by others. Jacques de Vitry writes such details of Mary’s devotion and encounters to show that she devoted as much time and energy as a male could. She was not always taken so seriously due to the fact that she was a woman. Jacques was in the mindset that actions, such as the ones performed by Mary, were more amazing and that they should not be overlooked. Jacques de Vitry believed that Mary of Oignies actions and devotions were a more amazing feat than that of a man, because of the extreme asceticism she performed even as a woman, and her feminine qualities overall.
One of her main focuses was to make people aware of the people she served and how she can get other people to want to help as well. Mother Teresa inspired her followers to accomplish the vision and mission of her association which is helping individuals who require help. She could impact individuals to rise above their own advantages for the sake of the group. She was confident and sure, showed excellent characteristics, had a solid sense of purpose, enunciated the objectives and thoughts for which her supporters were mentally prepared, secured her devotees' unquestioning psychological and emotional commitment, and had great motivation, fascination, and impact over her followers. They believed in her and that she would make the right choices for the people being served.
Her position regarding serfdom, however, questions whether or not she was truly an Enlightened empress due to her neglection of the liberty of serfs. In spite of that, Catherine ultimately enforced Enlightened reforms where it proved beneficial to Russia although she limited these changes if they would threaten her claim to the throne. Catherine succeeded in reforming the educational system of Russia using ideas aligned with the Enlightenment in order to achieve a more advanced and sophisticated structure of schooling. She was educated from a young age and was fond of French books and literature, and as a result, acknowledged the importance of education for women. In 1764, she founded the Smolny Institute for girls.
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, a French novelist who went by the pseudonym George Sand, claimed “charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.” Those who give to others solely believe they are contributing to the greater good. While those receiving more or less don’t reciprocate the same gratitude. At the beginning of adolescence, we are taught it is important to help others less fortunate than one because it is not about individuality — but community. John Steinbeck explores this theme in The Grapes of Wrath while telling the story of a poor family’s journey to California. In the novel, Steinbeck uses Mae to demonstrate that generosity shown towards suffering people reveals an individual’s underlying morals.
Once Leah realized her fight to gain the acceptance and equal opportunities through her father, she began to have a distrust in all that she once cherished. Due to this distrust, Leah began to search for acceptance and freedom through the people of the Congo. She did this by attaching herself to many male figures that allowed her shatter the boundaries enforced by society and her father. A young, African boy named Nelson encouraged Leah to learn the bow and encouraged her to hunt even through the village’s and her father’s protests, and a young man named Anatole allowed Leah to spread her
Volunteering is very important; it is both vital to the people receiving aid as it satisfies their needs, and it is important to those administering aid as it gives them joy and helps them become better people. The reason I volunteered for St. Margaret 's Fair was so I could finally stop sitting around and get to work. When I saw the opportunity to do something important, I grasped at it; I selected the ring toss game was because I felt it would be fun and important. I do believe my job at the St. Margaret 's Fair was very important as it both collected money for those in need and, at the same time, instilled me with a love of volunteering. The purpose of the fair was to collect money for humanitarian efforts in the local area.
To begin, faith is important to me because I cannot remember a time that I did not know God. Sue there were times where I questioned God, got mad at God, doubted God, and thought that I had lost God, but I never ceased to know Him. Without my faith, I would cease to be Cassandra all together because He created and loved into existence. I believe that in faith it is important to get involved in the church and give back to God and I believe I have started my path there by being an active member of my church of Saint Patrick's Catholic Community, lecturing the weekly Sunday readings, being a hospitality minister practically every week, attending my Catholic youth group, visiting the sick in the hospital and by joint my youth group on weekly service projects such as Feed My Starving Children to help those who are less