Many were still disappointed in the outcome of this tragedy. Even more so when news broke early this month that mother Stephanie Lopez would be released after only serving 15 years, 12 years shy of the sentence she received for her daughters torture and murder. Many already enraged at the thought, listened to a report from a cell mate of Stephanie’s say that she was asking for prayers for the court, her family, and herself and never once mentioning a prayer for Brianna. Stephanie has been released and has gone to live in a west Texas town. She will be on probation for two years where she cannot associate with other felons, consume drugs or
When Annie had heard news that her brother had died from his tubercular hip, she was devastated. Then, her life had
A positive change is that his love and respect for his wife is still alive even though she died a long time ago for instance, “Here in this room she died, and soul more white never through martyrdom of fire was led to its repose; nor can in books be read the legend of a life more benedight.”. With that, he still thinks she was a very pure and blessed person which is a positive change. However, there is a negative change in his wife dying. For eighteen years he is still grieving the death of his wife and has not moved on, for instance, “These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes and seasons, changeless since the day she died.”. This is a negative change because he has been grieving for eighteen years, which means he has not moved on for eighteen
By continuing to attend the grief support group for three years shows how she is still stuck in the past. Nonetheless, after listening to the painful history her grandmother has gone through, it changed her way of viewing everything. Despite the pain endured when she was young, she lives a life in which she is proud of. This made Sage understand that the past should not be the reason to live by. In addition, regret is another emotion that is evident throughout the novel.
The introduction to Irene Gut Opdyke’s experiences before and during World War II left me speechless. It seems impossible to me that she experienced so much pain and suffering in a few short years. The observations, emotions, and reactions to Irene’s marvelous writing in part one of In My Hands have already begun to change how I view kindness and sacrifice. In My Hands begins with Irene’s harrowing tale of her curiosity almost leading to her drowning in the river near her house.
In Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel Fever 1793, a young girl named Mattie has to go through many hardships due to the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Mattie has to experience many deaths, losses, and even the fever herself. Anderson uses repetition and quotes at the beginning of chapters to express the theme, which is that goodbyes are difficult but can give the person saying those goodbyes valuable characteristics and can later on help them. One theme that represents Fever 1793 is that goodbyes are difficult, but can change the person having to say goodbye for the better.
An example of this is the relationship Ethan had with his mother. Ever since she got sick, she stopped talking with Ethan, and Ethan began to feel lonely. “His mother had been a talker in her day, but after her "trouble" the sound of her voice was seldom heard, though she had not lost the power of speech.” (Chapter IV) Ethan’s heartache is the only reason he ever fell in love with and married Zeena.
However, his entire perspective changed when one day he caught his mother embracing an elderly Droughtlander within the Key walls, to which he became immensely concerned at his mother catching an illness by being close proximity to one of them. His mother assured him that she would stay healthy, and revealed a tome to Eli. At first he did not understand what the tome’s importance was, but as he read on he found a terrifying fact: “The [Keys] was responsible for the death of ninety-two percent of the world’s population. If all of this was really true, giving up the Keylanders as his people just got easier” (Mac 30). The tome revealed that the Keys cloudseeded their way into power, by stealing any rainclouds using cloudseeders to direct clouds to rain on the Keys, and leave no rain left for anywhere else, making the areas between the Keys parched and thus become the Droughtland.
In her autobiography, I Came a Stranger Hilda Polacheck reveals the conflicting role of women in the late 19th / early 20th century as workers, caregivers, and social activists in a conflicting age of progress, hardship and missed expectations. Coming from a very traditional Jewish family in Poland it seems that Polacheck was destined to be a full time mother and wife never having immersed herself in the American society where women were becoming more and more relevant. The death of her father changes all of this forcing herself, her mother, and her siblings to fight for survival. This fight is not only what transformed Hilda Polacheck into the woman we remember her as today, but into an American . At age thirteen and even much later after her husband’s death forced Polacheck to go to work to keep her family fed and clothed.
Young Dickinson witnessed this disease and it’s destruction without her mother to lean on for comfort. Her aunt was spared but spent all of her time caring for those afflicted by the disease. Researchers believe this trauma to be a major contribution to Dickinson’s decision to remain alone and unmarried once she reached adulthood. The traumatic delivery that almost killed her mother and infant sister is thought to have left a lasting impression on
Elizabeth didn’t understand this cruel treatment, so she ran away. Elizabeth had worked for the Ashley family a long time, and losing her was not something the Ashleys would put up with. The Ashleys went to law enforcement, forcing
At first, things were relatively ‘easy’ for Thomas no major battles and no deathly injuries, She wishes she could say the same about her Husband William. William caught Pneumonia during the war and really drained Thomas, she was unstable, which eventually got her downgraded to a private. Which got her put into more battles specifically the Battle of Gettysburg, she fought for her hometown. Thomas fought hard for the union but her journey was cut to an end when her leg was blown off by a Confederate soldier. “Now I understand why those men were crying, I understand why this war needs to end, I understand everything now,” She wrote this passage while she was hospitalized.
The next chapter was Carrie McCandless viewpoint on traveling to see where her older brother Christopher McCandless died. When Carrie was in the helicopter flying to the ominous bus, she could not believe that Chris had backpacked through such terrain and lived off the land for one hundred days. However, she always knew that if Chris put his mind to something, he would always achieve it. Finally, she saw the rundown school bus where her brother had died. She tried to be strong but failed, and wept.
She had five children when she fell ill and was devastated to learn her radium treatments left her unable to have more. She was protective of her family’s feelings, by keeping her cancer a secret from them so as not to worry them. Her family described her as an outgoing and beautiful woman of God. Henrietta and I have very little in common. I’ve never experienced prejudice because of my skin color or lived in a
She is brave enough to live with the memories, and rather than thinking of them as a burden, she wears them as a badge of honour. b. "You give me this Saumensch of a book and think it 'll make everything good when I go tell my mama that we 've just lost our last one?"(262). - Liesel is not scared to