Fast forward by Celeste O. Norfleet describes a teenage girl by the name of Kenisha Lewis and focuses on the problems in her young life. Kenisha 's mother passed away and her ex-boyfriend had impregnated her best friend Kenisha struggles to stay out of trouble ever since she lost her mother she faces many difficult situations throughout the book. This book has; drama, laughter and emotional connections that people could relate to. Kenisha, the protagonist of Fast Forward by Celeste O. Norfleet and I are alike in many ways. We both share the same view of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel.
She rolled up the legs of her trousers to the knees, crossed the stream, and, for the first time in her life, headed down the hill for Heart” (Hosseini 30). This took great courage to take the actions that Mariam did because typically, people stay with what they know and understand, not taking any chances to lose what they hold dear to themselves. She later finds that her father bluntly lied to her through his chauffeur while she sleeps on the streets. When she goes home, she finds her mother dead. Soon after, she was forced to marry Rasheed, her second act of bravery.
Josephine feels guilty of visiting her mother because she can 't do anything for her. She sees her mom suffer and starving, which makes her sad. Josephine feels helpless because the madman was not living in a good condition in the prison. She has to hold the bread and water for a long time because if Josephine 's mother wants to eat, she needs to save the food for another day. In the story " Nineteenth Thirty-Seven," she states that "madman pulled the meat and plantains out of her pocket and started eating a piece to fill the silence.
The story, “A Patchwork Fever”, by Charlotte Mary Yonge, is the story of a young girl, Frances, who must uphold the responsibilities of the house and family while her mother goes on a trip to visit her ill mother. During her mother’s absence, she should clean, cook, wash, etc. as all women are expected to do these duties at that time. However, she is an educated girl and builds
In the historical fiction novel Fever 1793, the story takes place in Philadelphia in the 1790’s. A Yellow fever epidemic turns the city upside down and forces Matilda to become an independent girl. The author Laurie Halse Anderson makes smart author's craft decisions that emphasize the theme independence and maturity. Foreshadowing and visualization are just two examples the author demonstrated to support the theme. From the beginning to the end of this story, we can see the change in Matilda, the main character.
Laurie Anderson’s historical fiction book, Fever 1793, takes place in Philadelphia during the 1700s. This book mentions about a girl and her family living during the Yellow Fever epidemic. Throughout the story Mattie loses and gains family members while they are trying to protect her. Mattie goes through one of the worst epidemics in the history of Philadelphia, and her family tries to take care of her during it. Anderson uses description and imagery in the story to portray the theme, family is always trying to protect each other.
Once her mother was in London with her, she insisted that Harriet still perform all the duties of running a household, which she did and kept up with her strict writing schedule every day (Postlethwaite, 1989). This along with Martineau’s mother constantly enforcing the gender roles of running a household led Harriet to fall ill for six years (Clarke, 1877). During this time she was able to get out from under her mother and her gender role. However, Martineau discovered her feminine side and adopted writing styles such as autobiographies and personal diaries (Postlethwaite, 1989). After she recovered she moved to the Lake District where she built her own house and had a close relationship with her maids.
By the middle of the story, Mattie has endured heartbreak after heartbreak, though not once did she blame others for her misfortune. As Mattie approached her near deceased mother, her mother “Shouted in a ragged voice. ‘Leave me, go!’... I ran sobbing to the window. Breathing in the fresh air helped calm my stomach.
This process is required for me to be apart and successful fit in the society. Since birth until now, I have held a numerous amount of statuses as a sister, friend, mother, wife, soldier, teacher, and a voter. In those statuses, I had to carry myself in certain behavior occupying those statuses. These are known as roles. As a sister, more importantly, a big sister of my house as a child, I had to make sure I looked after my two baby sisters as well as, help them with homework, brushing their teeth, and helping them pick out their clothes.
It takes the form of a series of lessons; the point of the lessons, according to the mother, is to teach her daughter to behave and act properly” (Wellesley, pars. 1-2) .The daughter realizes that the mother commands a lot of her. Starting at the very beginning of the poem, throughout and at the end of the poem the daughter is demanded by the mother to perform tasks.”Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap” (Kincaid). The way the mother talks to her daughter we can automatically tell that the mother is in complete control of her daughter and is not going to have anything less of greatness from her daughter. The mother’s unwillingness to talk to her daughter calmly and nicely shows how much she wants her daughter to be a lady and how much control the mother has over the daughter.