accepts finally Mango street as part of her identity but does not want it to be her only recognition. In the final chapter E. finally believes she belongs at Mango street and accepts her roots,”But what I remember most is Mango Street, the house I belong but do not belong to…One day I will pack my bags of books and paper. One day I will say goodbye to Mango. I am too strong for her to keep me here forever… Friends and neighbors will say, What happened to that Esperanza? … They do not know I have gone away to come back… For the ones who cannot" The House on Mango Street 109- 110).E.
Esperanza changed into a wiser more mature person. These two characters went through a lot of struggles to get to where they wanted to be. The House On Mango Street and The Grapes Of Wrath are stories about people who start off struggling and not somewhere they want to be in life. These stories have many things in common along with many different things. The main people in the stories conquer their struggle and move on to be better more mature people.
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
By the end of the vignette Esperanza meets with one of her older friends Alicia, who is in college, where she states that she wishes to have a home and belong there just like Alicia does. Alicia the replies “Like it or not you are Mango Street…”(chapter 44) and tells her that she has to come back for the ones who are still here. In the end Esperanza is still set on leaving ,but has realized and taken in what Alicia had said and decided that even though she will leave Mango Street, because she is too strong for it and won’t let it break her. She intends on coming back to save the people from themselves as
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Despite numerous setbacks, Sara is able to fulfill her quest to become a person—she follows her dreams and achieves her goals in order to obtain a life where she has self-respect and the ability to make her own choices. That is, Sara works tirelessly to escape the impoverished Hester Street on the lower east side of Manhattan in order to put herself through college and become a teacher despite resistance from her family. Although Sara’s quest contains both aids and obstacles, she is ultimately able to achieve personhood unlike her sisters and mother, which conveys Yezierska’s message that, even though you cannot completely escape your roots, class mobility is possible in modern American society. While unexpected, one can argue that Sara’s economic and social positions are two of the biggest factors that help aid her quest. As a member of a poor, immigrant family, Sara is undoubtedly a member of the lowest economic and social classes possible.
“Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement” (Rita Mae Brown) This quote from Rita Mae Brown is saying that even though someone will make bad judgement at some point in their life they can take that and use it as experience to make good judgement the next time. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee shows the evil of prejudice through the eyes of a young girl named Scout Finch. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Dill learns the harsh reality of the real world. Throughout the story Scout learns that there is only one kind of people through the teachings of her father. Throughout the story Jem realizes that he shouldn’t judge people until he understands them.
Those dreams are reflected on Beneatha, a college student who constantly educates herself to improve her situation in life and achieve her dream, that for a black woman from a poor Chicago’s neighborhood, is nothing but easy. Beneatha is the only family member to have attended college as the Younger family does not belong to a high social class. Nonetheless, even though they have don’t much money, the family makes many financial sacrifices in order to pay Beneatha’s education. However, instead of gracefulness, Beneatha often displays an attitude of superiority towards her family. She seems to look down on them for not knowing as much as she does.
The parents of Ruth and Thomas play a large role in their personal growth and development in the novels. Thomas’s mother advises him to go to India in order to gain his life back and restore everything that is wrong – the separation of him and his wife. Like Thomas, Ruth is influenced a lot by her mother as she teaches Ruth everything. Ruth’s mom inspires her to work hard and achieve big. Without her mom, Ruth would not be where she is now.
Her only saving grace as a lower middle class is her education and with that is she is able to move forward to a governess job at Thornfield Hall where she meets her future husband. Throughout the novel, Jane is confronted by her sense of honor and pride. She has firmly believed for most of her life that the greatest wish she can aspire to attain is that she lives a contended and somewhat independent life. As it so happens, Jane falls in love with Mr. Rochester during her stay. Mr. Rochester being of upper class status, it was looked down upon in society that the two of them be matched and Jane is in disbelief that he would be willing to lower his stature on her account.