They will learn from these difficult experiences and use this knowledge to better themselves. It’s time to begin to appreciate the challenges, for they will promote growth in the long run. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the protagonist, Scout Finch, initially is exposed to adversity at an exceedingly young age. In her mind, she is living in an intricate world, until she stumbles upon grievous scenarios. Scout then began to realize that the town of Maycomb isn’t what she had it out to be.
Throughout the story Mrs. Mallard has experienced many obstacles in just the time of an hour. After reading the story, readers can come to the conclusion that the theme is solemnly about a woman’s joy of gaining her independence. In Louise Mallards case, it is ripped away from her in a dramatic way. After analyzing the short story, one can note that without knowing the key symbols such as, her crying, staring out the window and her terrible heart troubles will make it complicated to interpret the theme of the
The poem started with a frightened young girl who is awakened by the sound of an owl. “We tell the wakened child that all she heard is a odd question.”(L 2 and 3) When the author refers to us it could be the parents, an adult, or us the reader. The reason Wilbur puts “we” into this stanza is because in this is a situation any of us have or will encounter. There is always a choice to lie or tell the truth in a situation. The response to the girl’s outcry was a gift of relief.
She begins with a cynical voice stating, “kept shouting their bad advice” (Oliver), in order to widen the eyes of the audience. She does this to show that the other voices are driven by their own self-interest. Their guidance is useless in her journey. Halfway through the poem she switches to an optimistic voice by saying “as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds” (Oliver). This line shows hope and a vision of a positive future.
Trying to figure out who you are can be complicated. Especially when you are young. Sometimes you have to make choices to find your self. In the short story “Dead end” Maria deals with a struggle and tied between two things: keeping the promise she made to her mother or becoming like the other girls in school dressed all fancy an popular. In her mother’s bed death she promised her to get an education no matter what.
Finch instills the importance of getting an education to Scout. Towards the beginning of the book Scout gets into an argument at school causing her not to want to return to school. Atticus hear of this and informs Scout “You Miss Scout Finch, are of common folk. You must obey the law.” (Lee 40). Atticus is teaching Scout not to give up because she has had a bad experience and to be a law abiding citizen even if others do not follow the law.
In “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, Jing-mei discovers herself though rebellion. As the daughter of an immigrant, she feels pressured by her mother to follow the American dream by being a child prodigy. However, as she fails at task after task, Jing-mei’s hopeful attitude shifts. Abandoning her positivity, she determines to underperform at everything she attempts. Jing-mei evolves from an optimistic girl to a spiteful rebel as a defense mechanism against her mother’s pressure, carrying her rebellious identity until she reaches peace later in adulthood.
In the book “Cut” by Cathy Glass a 13 year old girl is not getting the love and desired attention she needs. I think that the people in a child's life impact them the most in growing up and making them an adult. Parents should help to shape who you become and how you view life. They shouldn't just leave to better themselves. I feel really bad for Dawn it's really sad whats shes going through and what she does because of how her mother raised her and how she treats her, It's really unfair to Dawn.
like in life, characters have different feelings and this comes from all types of different cultures. Due to this, one’s feelings may change from time to time. An example of this exist in the short story, “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan. This piece of literature is about the main character Jing-mei, who is being over encouraged to be a prodigy by her mother. After completing this amazing narrative, the reader notices how the built up tension between Jing-mei and her mother affected their entire relationship.
One day, she finally realizes that she cannot treat others that way. Realizing this begins to show that she is maturing. After fighting on the playground at school Scout says, “I was far too old and too big for such childish things” (Lee 99). After this, Scout did not fight anymore. If other characters
In the first stanza of the poem, Alvarez decribes our heroine. She has just completed her task, her giant push in what she believes is the right direction. She is still young and she too is changing, "She sees her reflection, a face still dramatic,/pale and young in that afterward light." (Alvarez pg 542) Both our speaker and protagonist are unsure what she 'll do next, but we can tell she is lonely with the imagery used "dark fields rolling by," "night sky grain with stars" (lines 6-7) instead of bright stars, they are dull. Though we get a clear understanding it is nighttime from these lines, we also fill with this lonliness feeling that night can bring.
Flying is a thought that everyone wishes to do, however some wishes don’t come true. “Waxen Wings” by Ha Songnan is about a girl named Birdie, a nickname she earns because she wishes to fly. Birdie tries to fly, but struggles every time. Throughout the story, Ha Songnan utilizes cause and effect, second-person point of view, and repetition of ideas emphasize the importance of rising after a fall. Songnan uses cause and effect structure to show structure in the story to highlight the importance of rising after a failure.
These perspectives are all represented in the novel, Catherine, Called Birdy, written by Karen Cushman, and are also presented in the short story Sky High, written by Hannah Roberts. The protagonist mainly represents changing self because as her diary entries begin, they are short as she is immature, and as she evolves, her entries become more detailed. This enables the reader to see how the protagonist’s life can be transformed. Body 1: Literature enables the reader to identify key aspects
The daughter, much like the wild bird, is struggling with her heavy cargo of who she is. The bird, in the end, does find the open window and clears the sill of the world. Again, this can be related to the daughter in that eventually she will overcome her obstacles and find her identity. The poem ends on the lines: "It is always a matter, my darling, Of life or death, as I had forgotten. I wish What I wished you before, but harder."
Just as the kitten was forced away form its mother too soon, so too was Yolanda forced to leave her homeland and culture and too young of an age. Yolanda was too young to make such a drastic move which lead to her having difficulties later in life. Her cultural guidelines of how to act were no longer there and eventually when she got a little older she was free to become whoever she wanted. Even she was free to be whoever she chose they would never truly assimilate with the average American. For instance when Yolanda was in boarding school she met a boy name Rudy Elmhurst who she started seeing for quite a while.