Annie becomes frustrated and constantly blames Julie for being a bad influence on Peter. For this costume design project, I have selected Annie, Peter (for two different costumes), and Julie. Annie is a suburban housewife in her late 50’s who is extremely protective over her son. She dreams of Peter graduating as a business major to work in his father’s firm. Her desires are for Peter to live a steady and successful life.
In the novel “An Old Fashioned Girl” by Louisa May Alcott, Polly Milton, a young country girl, moves to the city to become a music teacher. This is because her older brother wants to go to college but the family does not have the money. Polly being the good sister that she is, leaves her family to earn the much needed money. As the novel progresses, Polly begins to struggle against the high class society that surrounds her, though this is far more undesirable than she expected in the beginning. Though not always easy Polly tries to adjust to her new lifestyle, and proves herself to be kind, sensible, and brave.
She certainly doesn’t understand the significance of those differences or how it relates to her and the way the world will treat her until she is forced to at the Nkrumah school. She says, “Before I ever saw myself, I saw my sister…and [I’d] imagine that her face-cinnamon-skinned, curly haired…was my own” (pg 5), but it is not. When Birdie is asked to recite the slogan “Black is Beautiful”, she does so with uncertainty (pg 45). Somehow her Black father and her White mother who was always fighting as an ally for Black people, didn’t teach their daughter that Black is Beautiful. Again, Deck is the person who can speak from experience how else is she to know this idea to be true.
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” arises in England in the 1920s. In the beginning of the story, we are brought into a woman named Hester who lives with her spouse, and her children in a lovely neighborhood. She is very bothered with motherhood and holds that she needs more money to keep up their luxurious lifestyle. The children feel their mother 's eager for more money as well. They can all hear the house whispering; “there must be more money!” But no one addressed the elephant in the room, no one actually said it out loud, that there has to be more money.
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life however for Marilyn, her dream of becoming a doctor was not supported. In almost every upper level course she took in high school, Marilyn was the only girl. The boys harassed her and made her feel unwelcome. She also wanted to take a shop class however she was put into home ec instead. These boundaries that kept Marilyn
Since she only works a minimum wage job, she is usually seen spending free time on the couch, watching movies all day. Since she only has kids for the welfare benefits and the child support checks, she spends her days at beauty salons and buying designer bags. Since her marriage was a failure, she hates her ex-husband to death and forbids anyone from mentioning his name. Since she struggles so much to balance time between work and the kids, these children grow up to be delinquents. This type of woman is as desperate to find a father to her kids as if it was a life or death situation.
Walter wishes for approval and trust. Beginning with his friends, Ruth has not respected Walter’s friend choices throughout the play. Willie and Bobo are the friends; they all share the same dream. Walter asks his mother for financial support to help him chase his dream of opening up a local liquor store with his buddies. Mama puts her foot down by saying, “I don’t ‘low no yellin’ in this house, Walter Lee.
It is a novel about a neighborhood carpool, four families, and an affair that threatens to tear the community apart. Frances Bloom is a carpool mother that often finds hersel the unwiting witness to her neighbors' deepest secrets. She knows that Mrs Horton has gone missing and that her cousin wants a new child but has not yet mustered the courage to tell her husband. After the shock of seeing Anne Porter making love to a man that was definitely not Mr. Porter, Frances resolves to stick to her lane. But that is easier said then done particularly when Mr. Porter throws out his wife barely a week after.
It tried in camp, and many times later, in one form or another”(Houston 84). Jeanne does not understand what she wants to do at this point. She wants to do something that would pass her time because she can not work in the camps. Her papa wants her to do something Japanese like orodi. Jeanna tried odori but she felt that she was not good at it and she felt like she did not belong with the other Japanese students in the dance class.
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself. Maria is trying to grow up too fast and she put her family to the side instead of being grateful.