Some people feel unwanted, as if they don’t belong. Often they have just not found the right place to reside. Sue Monk Kidd, author of, “The Secret Life of Bees” which discusses a girl named Lily who grew up with her abusive father and the guilt of accidentally murdering her own mother. She never felt at home, especially because she hand many questions about her mother, Deborah. She ran away with her nanny, Rosaleen, in hopes of finding a place to call home.
It would be nice to keep you, but I 've got to be good--and keep my hands off children.”(89) Blanche noticed the paper boy who came because he was a young one. She immediately started flirting with him and the reader could tell he was somewhat uncomfortable with the way Blanche had approached or pushed herself off on him. In the beginning of the play when Blanche first meets Stanley, it 's noticeable that there is the uneasy feeling when the two are around each other. “...Blanche is terrified of Stanley…”(Dace), and this is shown by the way she acts when she is around Stanley. From the very start, Blanche was never really comfortable around stanley to begin with.
Instead of enjoying her time away from her family, all she thinks about is how they might be hurt and that it is all her fault. Soto says, ”But an ill feeling stirred inside her. She felt awful about arguing with her father. She felt bad for her mother and two brothers, who would have to spend the next three hours in the car with him. Maybe he would do something crazy, like crash the car on purpose to get back at her, or fall asleep and run the car into an irrigation ditch.
Though there is some touchy subjects and moments in the book, I would still recommend it. In the book, the main character Alexi has gone thorough a lot. Surviving high school is enough to make one girl go crazy, and yet she has dealt with so much more. Spoiler alert, Alexi was raped, not just by anyone, but by her older sisters fiance. This causes her to constantly scratch the back of her neck as she counts the slits in the air vents.
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself. Maria is trying to grow up too fast and she put her family to the side instead of being grateful.
ANALYSIS As mentioned beforehand, deception damages a child’s self-esteem. This situation often happens in a dysfunctional family. Initially, the narrator was seeing her mother for the first time since the divorce which led to result her behaviour fear. The narrator missed the tender care that the mother had shown to her family. However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene.
Once Ellen’s grandmother wins custody of her, she is forced to leave the family she could actually see love from to her grandmother who hates her, although never truly stated, we believe the cause because of the similar features of Ellen’s and her father’s faces, Ellen then again sees herself as better as the care given of her. Her grandmother soon dies after becoming ill. Ellen has battled with who has the power in her life and her actions, when her grandmother becomes the caregiver of Ellen she tries to take the power from her. Ellen does get her wish when her grandmother dies and she takes the control again. Her father dies as well from his addiction. “When I was little, I would think of ways to kill my daddy.” (Gibbons 1.)
In the book, The Murmurings, Sophie 's older sister Nell commits suicide because she heard voices that no one else could hear. But Sophie does not believe that her sister could do that to herself. So, she comes to the conclusion that Nell 's doctor is keeping secrets about her sister 's mental health, and wants to get to the bottom of it. Along the way gaining a new friend/love interest who has dealt with a situation similar to Sophie 's. After her sister 's death, Sophie 's mother gets hit hard by depression and begins drinking.
The art difference between the Brodie Set and Miss Brodie herself is in a way a paradox where art is both sophisticated and rebellious. Art not only serves as a sophisticated profession but can also be a way to express something. Miss Brodie’s dedication to her girls even after they went to the Senior School was respected, yet each girl in the “set” betrayed her in some way. The progression of Miss Brodie’s yearly love affairs between Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Lowther offered a simple way of betrayal for Miss Brodie 's favorite student Sandy Stranger as she herself, a 15 year old, had an affair with Miss Brodie’s one true love Mr. Lloyd. Sparks still likes to add the symbol of [the ironic] art in which Mr. Lloyd paints portraits of Sandy as he used to with Miss Brodie almost suggesting a parallel of affairs.
Joel, the love of Hannah’s life found interest in another girl at school. Because they are not talking anymore, Hannah decides to stop coming to school for a few weeks. Knowing that he was the only person she cared for, he left her questionable and weak. The break up between them to brought Hannah to a very dark place. At this very moment Hannah felt that everyone was against her.
People start writing stories about how he is a horrible man because he ditched his daughter and girlfriend when Izzie was born. When really he didn’t even know that Izzie existed because her mom and dad boke up before her mom knew she was pregnant with Izzie and never told her dad. This shows how we shouldn 't trust everything we read which is what makes people have bad reputations in today 's society. This would also