Coming from a poor family, being shy, and moving around a lot, Sandra learned she needed to overcome these problems by accomplishing her goals. When she finally settled down and ran away from home to go to college, she had more confidence in herself, and was heading towards her objectives. For example, “I’ve done all kinds of things I didn’t think I could do since then.” Eventually she learned life is what everyone makes of it.
The story shows that Connie was not prepared for Arnold Friend’s despite her actions beforehand. Connie is the opposite of her sister, June. June is a goodie-to-shoes while Connie wants to be her own person. Her mother always nags on Connie saying that she should be like June who follows the rules and is a good role model. Her mom tells her, “Why don’t you keep your room clean like your sister?..
When Granny realized that she was going to die, it came as a total surprise to her, when she said " So Dear Lord this is my death bed and I wasn't even thinking about it. ”(219 ) people might be wondering what this has to do with her successful life. Well, this shows success because Granny was so happy with her life that she didn't want to die, especially when saying "There is nothing more cruel than this, I'll never forget it.”
On the other hand, you can see where they struggle in making decisions. After all, they are just children. The Glass Castle, the parents of the Walls family, Rex Walls and Rose Mary Walls, gave their children Jeannette, Lori, Brian, and Maureen pretty much complete freedom to make their own choices. Both parents disagreed with the majority of society’s rules,
It was separate and apart. We couldn’t own our mothers” (Creech 169). The impact that this theme had on the reader was to realize that the people around you are the people you become. Me personally, also think that this was the message Sharon Creech tried to spread to everybody, that relationships impact and mold who you
“Some people cross your path and change your whole direction.” This quote relates to Ray Bradbury’s character Clarisse, who moved the plot even after her death. Before Clarisse, Montag had never met someone who asked, “why” instead of “how.” Clarisse is the reason Montag started thinking about the world, the good and the bad things. She sparked his questioning of everything, and made him appreciate the small things in life.
They coincidentally met again after high school, and Sonia saw all the poor choices Norma had made in her life. Norma and Sonia had agreed to meet again but Sonia knew she would never agree to agree again. At one point in her life she had admired Norma, but after finding out what type of person she had become she regretted her thoughts. The first reason Sonia had admired Norma was because she was perfect. When Sonia needed help with an algebraic question her teacher was not much help to
She has grown up, and I had merely grown unworthy of her love.” (83) Nea finally realized she was being foolish the whole time. Chai’s protagonist in “Saving Sourdi”, Nea, is naïve, impulsive, and brash. She is unchanging and narrow-minded. Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up.
From ages 10-12 i started cutting i just felt that when i cut it releases the pain from my life. i had friends that made my childhood better yes i did, but i forgot about them soon enough. my best friend was Ashley, she just made me smile everyday, the most surprising thing for me is that Ashley was beautiful like a model, she actually was a child model for a store and i was always there when she was on her photo shoots, we wanted to do it together but they said they had enough kid models but i didn't belive that, they didn't need an ugly chubby child like me, i still just kept cheering for Ashley every time.
But, when she finally realized the truth it was her self-belief that helped her accomplish everything she did. I feel that the way her parents handled the situation is both right and wrong. It’s right in the sense that it taught her self-belief and that is what took her far in life. But, on the other hand her parents acting like she didn’t have a disability kept her from being true to herself,
Identity defines who you are, and makes up a huge part of your life. Many factor play a part in your identity- the main one being culture. Right at birth children are given the culture that thier parents follow... In Diana Chang's poem "Saying Yes", discribes how her culture is both Chinse-from her parents-and American-from where she was brought up . For that reason her identity is also both Chinese and American.