It’s not just because my sister Bailey died four weeks, or because my mother hasn’t contacted me in sixteen years, or even because suddenly all I think about is sex. She is worried about me because one of her houseplants has spots” (1). This quote is an incredible example of Lennie’s life. Her sister died in the middle of a play rehearsal, unexpectedly. And, Gram is worried about her, not for real reasons but because a houseplant has spots.
In her teen years, Twyla works at a Howard Johnson’s where she re-encounters Roberta for the first time and thinks to herself that, “She made the big girls look like nuns” (Morrison,35). Later in the story, she marries James Benson, a man she describes as “comfortable as a house slipper” (Morrison,50), and has one child with whom she names Joseph. According to Smith Narrative Journal, Later in the story, Twyla realizes she is not happy with her marriage and according to Litcharts, “She is saddened by the “racial strife” that emerges in Newburgh over the issue of busing, although she does not have a strong opinion on the topic.” Although she seems not to have a strong opinion on the topic she ends up joining the opposing protesters, creating signs based on her and Roberta’s relationship to get her attention which Roberta ultimately ignores. Roberta- Roberta is the other
People do not know the numerous hardships a young German girl can encounter throughout her childhood. Throughout the novel Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, a young German girl named Liesel, encounters several hardships. She is separated from her father, her brother dies, and finally she is separated from her mother and given to foster parents who only want her for money. She struggles with being different from other children when she is sent to school where she reads in front of the class, even though she does not know how to read and embarasses herself. She then takes it upon herself to learn to read and write.
Lisa has many conflicts early in the story, such as learning how to read, fitting in with the communities’ children, dealing with the grief of her lost family members, and hiding Max from the Nazis. As Lisa learns how to read under the guidance of her foster father, Hanns, and eventually develops an alter-ego, “The Book Thief”. As a teenager Lisa eventually comes to terms with her lost family members, but refuses to open
By analyzing these stories, the different points of view can explain why tension was created. In “from Confetti Girl”, the point of view of the narrator was different from her parents’ because all she wanted to do was spend time with her father than focus on education all the time. According to the text, it states, “Nothing’s more important than his books and vocabulary words. He might say I matter, but when he goes on a scavenger hunt for a book, I realize I don’t.” The narrator also made the point that showed resentment of her father’s efforts to impose his interests on her. In Paragraph 34, it states, “As soon as he leaves, I put the book on my nightstand and used it as a coaster.
Similarly, Austen’s mother struggles with unhealthy relationships and poor life choices. She first begins seeing a woman named Fern, who is the wife of a minister; however, her delusional expectancy of Fern to leave her family and of Fern’s husband to be supportive of their affair results ultimately in the end of their relationship. Not long after the split, Deirdre starts dating another woman named Dorothy, who is surprisingly accepting of Deirdre’s psychotic breakdowns and her repetitive
Born a harami or an illegitimate child, Maraim was deprived of a “legitimate claim to the things other people had, things such as love, family, home, and acceptance” (Hosseini 4). Since her childhood, Mariam understood that she was unwanted- a weed that should be tossed away, and when she was fifteen, Mariam faced her father’s rejection and her mother’s suicide. In adulthood, the frequent abuse of her tyrannical husband and her repeated miscarriages only furthered Mariam’s belief that she didn’t deserve love or family. When her husband married the young and beautiful Laila, Mariam’s desperate barrage to maintain her place in the house, despite, revealed her past: You may be the palace malika and me a
In this case, Jing Mei submits to her mother unwillingly until the argument she has with her mother two days after the talent show, which Jing Mei then falls into a limbo and “asserted… my right to fall short of expectations… I did not believe anything I could be anything I wanted to be. I could only be me” (153, 154). Even though Jing Mei is finally released from her mother’s restricting grasp and allowed to be whoever she finally wants, she feels inadequate and the disappointment her mother felt in her. Quitting piano ended her misery and despair, and also liberated her, but she effectively alienates herself and severs the ties she has with her mother. The negligible amount of conversation Jing Mei and her mother had is replaced with tension and silence, which prevents her from asking Suyuan about her heritage and through that, knowing her identity.
That quote is my theme of Yellow Fever 1793 By: Laurie Halsh Anderson. In other words, the theme is “Growing up and finding yourself.” The quotes in the last few paragraphs have helped me prove this theme. The quotes have shown us Matilda’s change in character, her dreams/illusions, her thoughts, and the hardship of Yellow Fever. In the beginning, Mattie was a normal teenager who dreaded chores and bickered with her mother. Later on in the book she dealt with acting as a nurse to her grandfather, a mother to Nell, and trying to be the best daughter and person she could.
In both stories the internal conflicts partially or completely stem from children. In A Secret Sorrow it is the female protagonist’s inability to have children that causes her internal conflict. In A Sorrowful Woman the child is partially the cause of her internal conflict because he is very high maintenance. She has to make up a story out of the thin air while pretending to read it from a book after a long day of cooking, cleaning and generally taking care of him. After She snaps the boy only makes it worse for her such as when “ The boy followed them up the stairs, saying “It’s all right, Mommy,” but this only made her