Scout demonstrates the idea that adversity does strengthen an individual by learning how to take her life situations, furthermore turn them into positive outcomes, resulting in her building an emotional wall in order to prevent her past from breaking her down, leading her to show the world that she is transitioning into a mature, young woman. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jean Louise Finch (Scout Finch) becomes exhibited to adversity in her early childhood. Scout begins by having an arduous time trying to be herself without facing the wrath of people narking on her about the way she dresses as well as the way she acts. Without a mother figure present in her life, the only way she feels like herself is by doing what she knows best, acting as well as dressing like a boy. In chapter eleven, Scout explains how
Sarah Orne Jewett’s works show her deep understanding of life and the value of the small things. She writes narratives of small characters with personal struggles that help expand on what it is to be human. Jewett does not explain the human condition, but she expands our understanding of it by her ability to press meaning into any object. Her works are riddled with symbolism and her work “A White Heron” is no different. The main character Sylvia is given the choice of either to give up the white heron’s location for ten dollars to a collector who wishes to stuff it or keep the location a secret and spare the bird.
Sylvia goes back to her grandmother's house after finding the white heron but “ does not speak after all, though the old grandmother fretfully rebukes her, and the young man’s kind, appealing eyes are looking straight in her own” (202). Sylvia struggles to choose between telling the white heron’s location to the hunter or saving a potentially important part of nature. She never made a decision before meeting with the hunter, so this must have been her first experience yet she must face decision-making as a way of character development. The hunter expects that Sylvia would tell the location of the white heron by his manipulation and Sylvia’s infatuation with him. The hunter “can make them rich with money; he has promised it, and they are poor now” (202).
The granddaughter as young as she is has her own eyes, budding paradigm and hope. This presented the fact that women have the power to rise above circumstances, and have the courage to take a step towards a better and brighter future through not repeating the same mistakes all over
An innocent girl who is in love with bad boy Danny. The good girl image is not a problem for either character when it was just them during the summer at the beach. Once Sandy starts school at Rydell, that is when the whole problem begins. Danny wants to be with Sandy, but he also wants to preserve his role as leader of the T-Birds and that requires a tough guy act. Jenni Olson herself writes “…prompts his double talking and double acting to maintain his tough guy image.” (Olson 78).
In the short stories “A White Heron,” “The Death of Ivan Ilych,” and “A Rose for Emily” a theme of undervalued loyalty becomes evident. Sylvia, in Sarah Jewett’s “A White Heron,” was a young poor child who lived with her grandmother. Sylvia, even when tempted with money from the ornithologist, stayed loyal to the white heron though she knew where the bird was and could use the money it would bring to her. Her unwavering loyalty to the bird becomes clear in the statement, “She cannot tell the heron’s secret and give its life away” (Jewett 106). Gerasim in
These stories shed a light on this issue. “How I Met My Husband” is very straightforward and not complicated. Alice Munro discusses a theme that young girls and women have a desire for fulfillment in their lives. The focus of this theme is mainly expressed through Edie, as her desire and inclination to go after what she wishes for, Chris Watters, becomes a situation of self-deception and being taken advantage of. Alice Keller, who is Chris Watters fiancé, is in a comparable situation that Edie will eventually encounter later in the story.
Sylvia almost falls for the money but realizes that preserving the beauty in nature is more important to her and decides to follow what she thinks is right by not telling the hunter where the white heron is. Essay #3.) Flowers In “Flowers” by Alice Walker, Myop is a young girl who has seen the world as a no harm place for all her life. She has lived with the innocent mindset of any young girl who has not seen much of the world yet. She lives in a happy place in her own head and no one has taken her out of her fantasy yet.
In actually, Louise begins to realize that she is now and finally an independent woman. This realization is becoming to excite her of course. For instance, the story tells “When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!” (pg.1). This tells us that, Louise, sees her life as being absolutely hers and hew new impendence would offer her new opportunities.
If still alive, she must now have been in the flush and bloom of early womanhood” (Hawthorne 233). This is showing that Hester is glad that her child is grown up, but still wants to know what is happening with her child. All though she has to let pearl grow up, it is hard for her to let go. Even though they were in a bad situation, something good came out of it. Pearl was that something good even though Hester was reminded that she loved