Hardships are: tests that show your worth. They are occasions to show who you truly are. You are either a person who succeeds in the attempt or fails. In life with no struggles there's no gain because we learn from our struggles. Some people do the most to avoid problems however, in Enrique’s Journey, Enrique is risking his life to reunite with his mother.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
Suyuan’s American Dream starts in her heart when she decides to escape from the chaotic China and find a better life by immigrating to America. However, she loses her two babies on the way to Chungking. American Dream means different things for different people. Suyuan has fulfilled her American Dream in a certain degree by trying to provide her daughters with successful, blissful and better lives. First of all, Suyuan left Kweilin for Chungking in order to find her husband and avoid the Japanese.
Without her mom, Ruth would not be where she is now. “It’s a strange thing, being suddenly motherless. It’s like losing a rudder that was keeping me on course.” (Picoult, 2016, p285) Her mother teaches Ruth humility and respect, important traits she passes along to Edison. With her mother’s guidance, Ruth learns how to be an excellent mother. Other external parties also have an effect on the personal growth and development of the characters, these people being Turk (a white supremacist male and father of the baby who dies) and Priya (wife of Thomas).
As Lola escapes a arranged marriage she is given Tizon’s mother to care for but little did she know that this was a life sentence debt. As she is promised money to send back to the Philippines to her family, she is abused by the both of the parents and never gets any money sent. As the story continues Tizon realizes the role he plays being her owner. Tizon did as much as he could to help Lola out when he was with her, there was many factors intertwined that is often overlooked. Also, Tizon was the person to tell this story but he needed outside help to make the story complete.
Without hesitation, Mariam’s father, Jalil, urges her to get married to a random shoemaker named Rasheed. Time passes by and the author gives us details about the multiple types of abuse that Rasheed inflicts on Mariam. Soon Laila is introduced in part two of the story as an innocent young girl who is determined to accomplish her educational goals. She, however, quickly becomes a victim of neglect from her mother. Nevertheless, she feels content about the support she has from her father and her friends, mainly, her best friend named Tariq, who seems to somehow become a part of her and consume all of her thoughts.
Seeing a loved one reach for a dream and not be able to get it hurts her. She just wants her family to be happy and provide for them. Being a mother and not giving her family everything there is makes her sick resulting in her passing out. “Do you know what this money means to me? Do you know what this money can do for us?
Of husband and wife, brother and sister, friend and friend, or any other relationship that is formed in one's life, the bond between mother and child is the strongest. Throughout The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, Edna's children, by their very existence, serve as chains that keep her from pursuing her own goals and desires, as she is bound to them by her motherly duties. Edna's feelings of bondage by her children force her to remove herself from an innately meaningful relationship, in an attempt to elsewhere find meaning. This backwards mindset leads to Edna's eventual downfall, where, even then, she could not understand what she let go. Her stagnant thinking throughout the book reveals that she never had an "awakening", and she was doomed to
Analysis Joan Didion essay: On Going Home In ‘On Going Home’, the motivation of Joan Didion is her frustration with the city life of Los Angeles and its comparison with the ‘home life’ she had in Central Valley of California. The particular occurrence which intrigued her to write her thoughts is her visit to ‘home’ and ‘family’ at her daughters’ first birthday. The motivation to write the essay resides in her personal conflict as she observes her strong sense of belonging to her family values and the meaninglessness of these values in her current life with her husband. The visit to home is a reminder of how strongly she is rooted in those values and she is exasperated at the thought that she would not be able to transfer that sense of belongingness to her daughter. Eagerness of family values and the imminent threat of her daughter being unaware of the real values appear saddening.
Despite the money it took from Lyddie’s savings, Lyddie must be responsible and care for her frail and weak little sister because she is essentially the ‘mother’ in the family. As shown, even though the arrival of Rachel was unanticipated and overwhelming to Lyddie, she must react to the situation as a mature adult and take control of the situation. Another example that shows how the quote relates to Lyddie is when the machines were speeded up. According to the novel it says, “No matter how fast the machines speeded up. Lyddie was somehow able to keep pace.