“... I’m not going home. I have to adjust to being here, my mother doesn’t care one way or another if I ever go back to the lagoon…”(80) Nieves soon realizes that she has to toughen up in order to survive in the orphanage. She realizes the is the only person she can rely on, is herself. This connects back to the thesis as it shows that as a result of her mom leaving her in the orphanage, she’s become a stronger person as a result of it. Later, Nieves gets a visit from Fausto, her mom’s boyfriend who she sees like a father figure.
Many struggled with perseverance, searching for freedom, and longing for respect. Overall, we see a lot of struggle happening in the Younger family. Mama lives each day trying to make the family work and trying to hold them together. Beneatha is trying to find where she belongs in a world of inequality and different influences. Ruth is trying to do her best while not gaining the respect she deserves.
John also forbids Jane from writing in her journal, so she had to hide it from him. As time goes on Jane’s mental state declines even further. Since Jane wasn’t being treated properly, she went from a being in a depressed state to a form of psychosis. She became obsessed with the wallpaper; Jane believed she was seeing a woman behind the wallpaper. The symbolism is clear: the woman behind the wallpaper is Jane who is trying to escape her reality of being secluded in her own home.
“Knowing that she cannot improve herself well by following her family and society imprudently, Esperanza is well aware that she will be unable to manage to have her own home or freedom if she does exactly what others do” (Kalay). Having friends while going through puberty seems essential in a young girl’s life, but Esperanza does not feel affixed to the girls who she spends time with, intensifying her loneliness, which makes finding her own identity even harder. Just like Esperanza wants a “real” house of her own and a true identity, she also wishes for friends that she feels connected with. “Someday I will have a best friend all my own. One I can tell my secrets to.
Many people are hurt by someone they know, but they choose to remain in these fractured relationships out of either undying love for their attackers or fear of possibly losing their will to live as a result of walking out on the already broken bonds. In Wendy Guerra’s 2006 young adult novel Everyone Leaves, the protagonist, Nieve Guerra, grows up in a wartorn Cuba during the 1980s. She endures numberless trying situations during her childhood and adolescence. Throughout her experiences, she finds solace in her vivid diary entries. Her perseverance more often than not produces both positive and negative consequences.
It is very rough on families, as demonstrated in the story. It is very important for families to stay close and helpful to each other during times like these. Families should stay close in all tough situations, including immigrating to a new country. In “Daughter of Invention” the family struggled and they fought a lot, which did not help them in the big change they are going through. Most of the family, with the exception of the dad, tried and succeeded for the most part to blend into the culture.
At first, she lives her life in fear and to only please men such as her father and her so called husband. Later on, she learns to overcome it, thus gaining control over her own life. Living life just to please others is not something one should be living by, especially if it is to please men. From the very beginning, most of the narrator’s actions are to please men. Her father, for instance, has been a major influence on her.
2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood. In conclusion, Mathilde is a self- absorbed character that never learned her lesson. She makes multiple mistakes throughout the story, yet she blames them on other people.
In life people have to depend on themselves, no matter what the circumstances maybe, people come and go. With people coming and going, this leaves you in the same state you have always been in and all you really have is yourself to pick up the pieces. Within the novel of Everyone Leaves , by Wendy Guerra, the main protagonist Nieve learns that strength comes from inside. This strength can make you stronger when you rely on yourself rather than others to fix your problems, this will lead to disappointment. This novel follows the life of Nieve, a cuban girl that lived in the rising power of communism during the 70s and 80s.
If she were to change her point of view or look at it from another angle, she might have seen books as a door to opportunities and other possibilities. Nevertheless her close mindedness is what pushed her kids away, caused the death of her husband, and left her living alone. Moreover, Jenny, throughout the majority of the story gives the reader the ability to sense that she is scared. This fear is what caused her life and most of the people that are in it to take an unfortunate turn, which is what makes her such a powerful character. When one reads the story "The Boat" from the portrayal of the mother through the narrator.