Dalene Mathieu Hull House Exercise SOWK 2090 Chapter 1 (12 points) • Before she was seven years old, Jane Addams recognized that not everyone lives a privileged life as she does. Jane Addams and her father were walking down on the streets near her father’s Mill. The mill was at the poorest neighborhood in the town, Jane Addams saw that the houses were very close together and that they were small houses. Jane Addams father had to explained to her of why some people live in small houses that are close to other houses. That incident opened Jane eyes to a world different to what she is used to in her life, which is the world of poverty.
Oprah was originally named “Orpah” after the Biblical character in the book of Ruth, but there was a typo on her birth certificate. She was brought up by her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee. Her grandmother taught Oprah to read and write by the age of three. Because they lived such poor lives, Oprah was made fun of for wearing dresses made of potato sacks and played with dolls made of corn husks. She actually didn’t receive her first pair of shoes until she was six years old.
To understand the power of words in Belisa’s life, it is important to know a little bit about her background. She was born in a very poor family where they did not have name to give to their children. Her name was not given by their parents, she researched by herself until she finds poetries about beauty and twilight where she baptized herself in it. She has a tough life in the neighborhood she was born, it was an inhospitable land with different natural and social problems, she even had to deal with hunger during her childhood. Even though it is a hard place to grow
George Saunders first published The Semplica Girl Diaries in The New Yorker in 2012 and then again in his collection of short stories Tenth of December, in 2013. The main characters are a middle aged, unnamed man and his family (a wife, two daughters and a son). In an interview Saunders admitted that the inspiration for this twisted story came from a dream which explains the origin of a strange concept in it— Semplica girls, women from underdeveloped countries paid to hang in rich people’s gardens, connected to each other by a wire in their brains. However, the main message is a conscious writing choice. This story explores the struggles deprived people go through and choices they make when facing them.
Sugar in the Blood (by Andrea Stuart) First Name and Last Name Class Date “Sugar in the Blood” is a book written by Andrea Stuart, female from diverse racial setting. She was born and raised in the Caribbean Island, in particular, the Barbados. Stuart decision of writing this book comes from inspiration from her earliest ancestors while she was sitting in a library located in Barbados Museum. The library appears to be harshly air-conditioned showing the pathetic condition of her ecological niche. Stuart used census records as the primary source of information and data.
She has received early schooling up to age of eleven year in her home because her grandmother and her aunts at that time didn’t believed in traditional educational system. She went to public school at the age of eleven year; due to her home based schooling she was lacking social interaction or relationships. So, she used to spent her most of the time in reading literatures. She graduated from high school at the age of sixteen years and moved to New York with one the aunt. There she got a job in publishing house; the role she performed was clerk and mechanical tasks.
I found it odd that she would not write about her own life; after all people often say to write what you know. She explains this by saying that “Because all I had read were books in which characters were foreign, I had become convinced that books by their very nature had to have foreigners in them and had to be about things with which I could not personally identify.”(Adichie) Adichie also stated it was not until she began to read books by African authors that her stories began to hold more elements of her own life. These statements had my mind reeling once more because they made me think of the books that I had read as an adolescent. To me, none of my books were of foreigners; they
The new mother had a decent influence on Anne. In the book we found that black ladies weren't given enough time off labor to live through maternity. This was often seen in Anne’s observation of her mother when she writes “She didn’t stop working until a week before the baby was born, she was out of work only for 3 weeks” (Moddy, p. 26). Anne’s mother tried to remain out of serving in white homes as a maid, shortly she terminated up seizing that sort of labor. She and her kids typically board a two-room shanty out back.
The Windfall - Debashish Deb Rating - Mr Pedro had bought me from Neo Arc Lights of Free School Street forty years ago when he shifted to this new flat at Robinson Street. He wanted to surprise his wife. Before that, though my memory is not so reliable anymore, I was possibly manufactured somewhere at Moradabad, in a stuffy factory. Sadiq Mohammad, the artisan who crafted me out of glass shards, lived in the quarters nearby with his family, at the end of a narrow dingy lane littered by cow dung. Mrs Pedro – Veronica to Mr. Eugene Pedro, loved me at first sight, (who wouldn’t love a sparkling new chandelier?)
The condition of their home which is already crowded with a variety of second-hand goods is also an obstacle placement of windows in the house. But Rara still knitting dreams, through imagination and image - drawing simple windowed house that he has made. He just wanted through the window, saw the birds chirping in the morning, rain that falls, or just enjoy the morning sun touched his face. With friends - a fellow child scavengers, before ngamen or ngojek umbrella if it 's raining, Rara school in a simple place, especially for street children .Bangunan school had only walled side: 1.5 meters high and roofed former. Mrs. Alya Only one volunteer teaching there that guide and nurture the children of the scavengers.