This historical event changed, and still continues to change lives everyday. It shows that if you keep your belief in your morals and ideals nothing can change you. Studying the Holocaust broadened my understanding of compassion greatly. This event helped me realize that everyone needs compassion in their life. Compassion helped the Jewish people endure the time that the Holocaust took place.
Alyss says,”I want to stay with you(pg 66).” They then jump into the looking glass right as Redd shows up and “Genevieve smashed the the glass with her scepter…(pg 66)”. Genevieve sacrifices her life to save her daughter, the future queen of Wonderland and Hatter. Hatter Madigan also sacrifices many years of his life to obey the orders of the former queen, Genevieve to protect her daughter. Genevieve told Hatter, “You have to keep the princess safe until she 's old enough to rule. She 's the only hope Wonderland has to survive.
Sethe’s “thick love” continues to linger after the killing, as she says she wanted to die alongside her youngest child after she killed her so she can continue to take care of her daughter, and states “[Beloved] is mine” after her realization that Beloved is her daughter (Morrison 241). Her flaw is not a temporary misjudgment, but a chronic issue of her single-minded goal to nurse her child regardless of her
Another way Mrs.Dubose is courageous is “I wanted you to see what real courage is ...see it through no matter what”(Lee 149). That takes courage and bravery to know she would willingly suffer just to be addiction free. All the time Jem was reading to her, she probably never heard a single word because she was focused on the clock and craving for morphine.So this is why I think her courageous and brave because she did not take the easy way out, she took the hard way and suffered, but she died a happy person because she achieved her goal to get rid of her addiction before she died. Jem and Scout did not know anything that she was going through they just thought she was some foul and mean person that disrespected their dad. But only understood when Atticus explained what she went through and the pain and
This was the only time that women would ever have off and they held it preciously. “Time wrapped itself around the gathering of my body, the aching anticipation of release, the three quiet days of separation and pause.” (Diamant 175). When Dinah describes the time between these rests in the red tent she describes her longing for the time spent relaxing and listening to no one but her mothers. No man could enter the red tent; within the tent women made any rules no one ruled over another. This was a time for them to appreciate their otherwise grueling
Astrid is afraid of losing her mother, until she acknowledges that since Ingrid is now in jail, she has full control over her own life. With this control, Astrid makes it clear to her mother that she can no longer shape her or command her, “I was afraid she would always fly away, and I would end up alone. […] How clear it was without my mother behind my eyes. I was reborn. […] I am a foreword movement in time.
The sacrifices an individual makes for the sake of others really says something about them as a person. For example, in the story The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards, Caroline takes in Phoebe to be her child, putting her whole life on hold so Phoebe has a chance of having a happy life. To begin, after Phoebe’s birth, David Henry instructs Caroline to take Phoebe to an institution. When she arrives at this run down building, she can’t get herself to do it. Instead of leaving Phoebe in those awful conditions, she decides to take Phoebe to be her daughter.
Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere have been sleeping together this makes both him and the queen unloyal to King Arthur. Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere’s sin could have had them both killed for adultery. Sir Launcelot made it his very priority to protect the queen. According to Green, when Queen Guinevere was kidnapped by Melliagraunce, Sir Lauancelot was quick to go and save her (345). After Sir Launcelot defeated Sir Melliagraunce, Queen Guinevere met him in the garden and confessed her love to him (Green 350-352).
For Edna, death would free her from the expectations that weigh her down, and her soul could finally be free. She summarizes this thought when she says: “‘I would give up the unessential; I would give up my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn’t give myself’” (Chopin, 46). This sentiment is repeated moments before her suicide, because at that point, she truly understands what she means. For her, her body and life is what is tying her down, and because Edna feels as though she can conquer death, for her it is what will give her the true freedom of soul and self that she feels she cannot find in society. For both the boy and Edna, the attractive nature of the sea shows how excessive individualism can be
“In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another…” (p 45). One of the most significant scenes is in Chapter nineteen, when Hester lets down her hair and removes the scarlet letter, causing Pearl to “burst into a fit of passion” (p 180) Pearl was so upset that Hester removed her scarlet letter, because she felt as if she removed a part of herself. Pearl knows what the scarlet letter means, and that it is somehow associated with her. No matter how much Hester wants to cover up her sin, Pearl prevents her
As the reader you can really see the strength she gained as a child and it inspires. The fact that she can walk away from all those terrible experiences with love for her parents is incredible. Another thing I loved about this book is how it represents her parents, with all their faults, and their poor mentality, at its worst, without anger, or really any judgment, just with the love. If she had been bitter in her description it would not have been as amazing. This memoir was written with forgiveness making me respect her for not only surviving such a strange childhood to become a successful, but for being able to view her past with
Cynthia Ozick, the writer of “The Shawl” writes in detail the value of the shawl. The shawl is a symbol in this story. It is as if the shawl has magical powers that hides away anyone that’s inside of it. Rosa, the mother of Magda (the baby) holds her within the shawl. Rosa, Magda and Rosa’s niece, Stella were all in an concentration camp.
The emotional trauma of losing her loved ones heightens her fear of the future. In contrast to Beloved reappearance, she immediately accept and shelters her as way to ease her conscious while reconstructing a possible relationship with her daughter she killed years ago. She believes caring for Beloved eradicates her guilt and lessen the burden. Even though, Beloved drains her of her energy and time she continues to place Beloved above her leading Denver to get assistance to deliver her from Beloved who controls her like a puppet. The exorcism of Beloved grant Sethe the vision to see the damages she wear for herself and her children.
She loved and valued her children so much that she could not bear to even think about letting them go back to being a slave. “The best things she was, was her children. Whites might dirty her all right, but not her best thing, her beautiful, magical best thing—the part of her that was clean…Sethe had refused—and refused still” (Morrison 296). Her refusal was the stepping stone to her extreme actions, as she picked up the weapon that would end their lives she would also be liberating them forever. “It ain’t my job to know what’s worse.