Taylor is making closer and closer connections with the people around her as she tries to make Turtle open up to her once again after she was molested. Taylor was trying so hard to make everything perfect for her, but in reality “[a]ll you can promise is that you’ll take care of [her] the best you can...and just hope for the best” (226). All this time Taylor has tried to show Turtle that she can protect her from the world. Throughout the traumatic experiences they both went through, this eventually brought Taylor and Turtle closer than ever before. It got to the point where she would do anything for her, even when it came to the government's attention that “[she] had no legal claim to Turtle” (233).
It would be a kind of payment.” (134) This shows Taylor would give up her only freetime just to know that Turtle is in safe hands. As her love and affection grows towards Turtle, Taylor would do anything to keep Turtle safe and starts becoming more organized with motherly schedules. Starting out as a confused young lady, Taylor Greer matures into a loving individual that is not scared to take risks. Throughout the book, The Bean Trees, written by Barbra Kingsolver, readers get to see Taylor grow up through her eyes and narration. At first Taylor is unsure about what her life may look like but by the end of the story the reader gets to see Taylor with her new family in Tucson, Arizona and predict what may happen next.
Writing about the novel: Compassion is sympathetic pity and concern for others. Compassion is important because it is a timeless quality needed to try to make the world a better place.In the story Kit shows compassion a lot throughout the story.One way kit showed compassion was when she jumped into the ocean to get the little girl’s doll that she dropped in, even though the other people on the boat disapproved her jumping in.Kit also showed compassion when she taught Prudence how to read even though she knew Prudence’s mom disapproved.Kit taught Prudence out of compassion, not to go against Prudence’s mom’s wishes.Another way Kit showed compassion was when she would go visit Hannah to help her and keep her company, even though her uncle told
In addition, Annie continued to convince Kate on why she is the right person to help Helen when she mentioned that Dr. Howe taught her all she needed to know. Kate began to warm up to Annie and wondered how a young girl like her would have enough confidence to teach Helen. Annie persuaded Kate and as a result, she gave her the job to take care of Helen. Kate seems to like that Annie has a sense of humor, and this can allow for both women to relate to each other. Kate feels good about Annie and welcomed her into her home when she said: “...We’ll do all we can to help, and to make you feel at home.
A Look at "Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement'. While overall the book Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement reads as being dry, somewhat emotionally detached and like a text book, it does not diminish the incredible work, strength, knowledge, leadership and life of Ella Josephine Baker overall this book has greatly broadened my knowledge of the incredible force that was Ella Baker. Author Barbra Ransby begins by going into great detail about how Ella Baker was first molded by the careful life her parents and family built up around her and the community service and charity that was an integral and emphasized everyday part of her childhood. Baker's beginnings of being an orator and protestor can be traced to Ella Baker's schooling: from her careful tutelage in grammar and writing, to her studies at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC where she challenged the administration on several areas of disagreement. From then on after graduating from Shaw her community organizing and protesting career continued to grow and snowball as Baker worked for the betterment of African Americans no matter the social or class background, with a particular focus on the
Lulu also seemed to be liked by her kids,”Lulu managed to make the younger boys obey perfectly...while the older ones adored her to the point that they did not tolerate anything less from anyone else”(114). In “Love Medicine” the two mothers Lulu and Marie both show that they are strong mothers who have quite a lot of influence on the people around them and seem to be the most important characters in the novel. The two are showed in a brilliant way by Louise Erdrich that shows how their own experiences in their past, shapes how they run their families in the
In the novel The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, Sam Westing’s pairs his heir in a game in a way that ends up helping them. This can be seen in the healing relationship between Turtle and Flora: Turtle helps Flora to deal with her grief and Flora helps Turtle by becoming a kind mother figure to a neglected kid. Turtle’s mother doesn’t value her and doesn’t treat her well and Flora, who had recently lost her daughter is lonely and needs companionship and someone to care for. The relationship between these characters changes over time. In the beginning of the story, Turtle and Flora are just strangers, but as they become more familiar they unofficially begin to adopt each other.
Additionally, her love for Victorian literature may be due to how real they can be for individuals like Mercedes, which connects with her role of trying to be a religious, independent female that takes care of her family. This influences Mercedes to become, and act like a ‘proper lady’, and is referred as “Miss Piper” throughout town. Mercedes becomes so encapsulated with Victorian literature, she also adopts the era’s clothing style. Lastly, is Mercedes devotion towards religious figures such as Bernadette, which she then attempts to push onto Lily in to
I applied past knowledge to fix it. Although that was something normal for me to do, my foster parents had the relief that I would actually care about the house. Before I arrived, Milagro wanted to stop being a foster mother because she had many bad experiences. Milagro my foster mother, is able to understand my pain and solitude, because she understands what
Dwayne then reacts badly to her comfort and points out the family’s flaws, causing Sheryl to retreat back to talk with the family again. Olive, (Abigail Breslin) is utilized in this scene to act in the supportive little sister role, easily conveyed to the viewer by her young and sweet nature, also being the only person bar Olive that Dwayne did not point out negatively as he insulted the family, helping Dwayne to calm down and realise that family comes first. The other characters, Richard (Greg Kinnear), and Frank (Steve Carrell) are the father and uncle in the scene, but they have a less important role. They are only present in the family conversation at the top of the hill, and do not contribute much to the scene, besides giving the scene the essence of ‘family values’ in the way of a group discussion about how to help