However, Heidi may be one of the most intolerant and ignorant people in the world, as she found a way to mistreat her own minority. She shows complete disrespect to her own culture, in several instances saying that her mom was “too touchy” or how everyone was “so hot and sweaty.” She isn’t able to understand how connected her mother is to her. “The bond that I was hoping to have with her was acceptance of the little girl that she let go. And when I got here it was like I was the parent, and the parent was the child. She wants to be with me 24 hours a day, and I'm feeling a little smothered.”(Daughter from Danang) Even though she was forced into a sour situation, it seems that she could have had more acceptance for her
Esperanza’s raping and Sally’s beatings only reinforce this idea. Esperanza, as a woman, feels trapped. This is why she chooses to remain unmarried and act in a tomboyish manner. Doing this gives her a sense of empowerment because she is breaking the chains her community has bound her actions with for years. I believe that unity finally prevails when Esperanza finds herself in "a house of her own" throughout the entire book she had talked about that goal.
Squeaky really wants to have a real friend relationship. In All American Slurp the main character has no friends like Ssqueaky but for different reasons. The Lin girl has no friends because she is an immigrant who does not know the ways of the American culture. Squeaky on the other hand has no friends because she is easily triggered and is aggressive. Now it is okay to be angry, but Ssqueaky holds a grudge and gets in your face.
“ Saranell sprang to her feet and threw herself against the homespun Jean trousers and worsted shirt” (Carr 135). Even though Saranell was emotionally abandoned by Geneva, she still stood up for her mother. Regardless of the fact that she was emotionally neglected, Saranell continued to love her mother and was willing to sacrifice herself for her. Overall, emotional abandonment leaves children feeling unwanted with no one to turn to for help. No child should go through the pain and neglect that Saranell felt in Leaving Gilead.
Regardless of her oppression she takes a stand and changes her fate. As a young woman she was crippled by the weight of the world. After her mother died she was overwhelmed by the task of bearing her stepfather's children and trying to protect her little sister Nettie. Her lack of confidence and self worth took a toll to the words and actions of her stepfather. Even after escaping her father she covered her mouth when she smiled because he
“Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try” - Jack Canfield. Adeline may think she is a failure, but other people don't and thought she could succeed in life. Adeline showed this quote throughout her lifetime in the book and that encouraged her to be the best . Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah is an inspirational story because Adeline never gave up in the memoir, she had motivators that pushed her through troubles in life, and there was a happy ending. Adeline was a very elegant and classy girl who faced her problems very well with the help of other people.
Katniss' mother is not accepting the death of her husband by blocking out everyone, which is almost exactly the same response as Geneva to her situation. Both Geneva's and Katniss' mother's responses influence their daughters in ways that they will never forget in their lifetime. Because Geneva is so caught up in her own mess and doesn't recognize reality, a Saranell is deeply
The world today is filled with people that others want to impress. With the new desire of individuals wishing to feel accepted through unrealistic factors, society often forgets the easiest ways to feel belonged. In Adeline Yen Mah’s “Chinese Cinderella”, young and innocent Adeline goes through a troubled childhood, while trying to be accepted and struggles to find her identity. As Adeline grows, she is able to find her true self and be accepted in society, her family, and herself. However, the difficult journey takes time and Adeline makes sure she learns something from every difficulty in her life.
As part of Edna’s self-discovery she wants to spend time on her own and she feels forced to leave her kids with her parents. When she visits them, her kids still bring her happiness even if her previous life does not and “it was with a wretch and a pang that Edna left her children” . Edna does fine alone, with her art, forgetting her past, but when she goes to see them, she is confronted with the side of herself that she is giving up and it hurts her. This aching shows that there is still a part of her that is a wife and mother. One part where the Ratignole side of her overcomes Reisz’s is when she goes to Adele’s side at childbirth instead of staying with Robert.
She wants everyone to do what she says no ands, ifs, or buts about it. As the story progress towards the end she begins to develop sympathy for the misfit in a plea to save her life. At first she is a little obnoxious to the family and none of the family gets along well, but with death lingering around the corner it makes her develop a new perspective of life. She cries out the name of her son but receives no response. She thinks being a lady and saying "You wouldn 't shoot a lady, would you?"
What few cares enter the minds of children! How little they know of their mother’s fears! Children don’t like to think ugly thoughts. 49 Tutor: Old woman, you are the servant of my mistress, why are you standing out here, in front of the gates, all alone, wailing the pains of your soul? How is Medea managing without you?