In Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars, he retells the original story of Alice in Wonderland. He turns the whole story backwards, and makes Princess Alyss’s original home Wonderland instead of London. She then must leave Wonderland because her mother, Queen Genevieve, must protect her daughter Alyss from Queen Redd, who is about to take over the throne. While Alyss is running away, she ends up in England and starts a new life. After living in England for 13 years, Alyss returns home, defeats Queen Redd, and regains her mother’s throne.
I find the multitude of challenges that Alyss faced to be an intriguing look at life as we mature. Alyss overcomes losing both of her parents, who were killed by her power hungry aunt Redd. She also ends up getting separated from her most trusted bodyguard, Hatter, yet learns how to become more independent resulting from this situation. Lastly, she learns a very valuable lesson, when she is faced with the complex maze, to never give up. In the end, all of these challenges help to shape who Alyss is when she finally becomes the Queen of Wonderland.
When questioned by her siblings she does not give in and stays true to what she has to say. "I don't care what you think, and I don't care what you say. You can tell the Professor or you can write to Mother or you can do anything you like. I know I've met a Faun in their" (27). This shows how she continues to tell the truth even though her siblings don't believe she stands by her opinion.
Once upon a time stirs memories…… Angela carter’s second novel “The Magic ToyShop” is a large spread of mythology, fairy tales, feminity, sexuality and reality. The protagonist of the novel Melanie, like every little girl dreams and fantasizes about herself. Her dreams twined with her fate, walks her through her destiny. The novel commences with Melanie’s desire to wear her mother’s wedding dress. Her desire and curiosity to feel like a woman, to feel like a naughty little princess, this episode ends up with her mistakenly destroying her mother precious wedding dress.
Connie in Joyce Carol Oates’s story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” desperately wants to be independent from her family, while Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” pathetically yearns for inclusion. In this story, Oates pays special attention to the mother-daughter relationship and the lack of meaningful communication between them. Connie's mother is an image of the future Connie doesn't want – the life of a domestic housewife. Connie has a love-hate relationship with her mother, with whom she identifies, but at the same time she has to distance herself from her mother in order to establish her independence. On the other hand, The Metamorphosis, a story by Franz Kafka, is about a man who has been transformed into a giant beetle
Then both were silent once more. All in all, Kezia in short period of time, showed growth in the story. She is given reasons to not accept others but she finds it in her heart that there is no reason too, that everyone deserves equality. You can see her action come naturally when she is given a task and she tries to do the right thing, even when her close friends and relatives tell her otherwise. By the end the story she ends up forgiving the sisters, her mom,
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. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
Instead of people abandoning infants, mostly girls Justinian had laws to established hospitals,orphanages,and care facilities. Empress Theodora also had Justinian change a law to where divorced women were granted rights such as being able to remain guardian of their children. (World of Almanac pg.26 & 27) Furthermore, Empress Theodora played a huge role when it came to saving the empire by one short speech. She convinced Justinian and his advisors to stay and fight when they were going to flee to safety but Theodora refused to give up her throne. ( World of Almanac pg.27 & 28) Theodora’s speech that played such an
Response to Literature Essay In the story Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel, a young girl named Tita must break free of her dictatorial mother in order to be with her true love. However, she must decide between a man named John Brown who supported her through the toughest times, and a man named Pedro who is so called her “true love”. In the end, she chooses Pedro, setting the theme as true love never dies. However, the main idea of the book would have been drastically different if Tita had chosen John Brown because the possible decision would have triggered another theme which is those who stand by your side and support you love you the most. By choosing John Brown, the main theme would have been discontinued, the mood would have shifted, and the development of the main character would have quickened.
A story of a beautiful fairy of pure heart, who lives her peaceful life in the Moors, a land full of magical creatures. One day, an army threatens the land and she rises up to become its protector. Nevertheless, a terrible betrayal occurs, it breaks her heart and thus, transforms her into an evil fairy who seeks for revenge – she curses the king’s newborn daughter, Aurora. First of all, the concept of girl power, which is referred as “both physical and mental strength” (Lemish 21) is represented through the character of Maleficent. At the beginning of the movie, ever since she was young, Maleficent cares for the land, as she plays with her dolls in the tree and hears a noise, a
Everyone told her she was going to end up like her siblings and mother. They thought she would get pregnant and drop out. She wanted to change what they thought and stopped stereotypes, so as her senior project she did a fake pregnancy and gave them what they excepted from her. Rodriguez wanted to make a difference; she didn’t want people to go by statistics or stereotypes. Her story is clearly told with her strong voice and great story.