Mothers always know what's best for their family. The Grapes of Wrath, By John Steinbeck, gives many great exemplifications of the transformations and the type of character Ma Joad is over the course of the novel. The novel also proves that Ma Joad knows exactly what is best for her family. She overcomes deaths, hardships, and famine, while also growing overall as a person.
Jeanne states “Mama tried to hold us together for a while, but it was hopeless (Houston and Houston 36).” Mama was also a very strong, hard worker and worked multiple jobs in the camps for a while. We can see this strength and perseverance in Jeanne as she grows up. When she starts to feel the pressure and pain of prejudice that exists against her race, she doesn’t let people walk all over her, yet she doesn’t let it bring her down either. If she was discriminated against in one of the activities she took part in, she moved right on to the next one and tried equally as hard to be recognized for the talent she has.
A hero is someone who puts others before themselves. Heroic acts can range from small gestures to saving countless lives. Heroes are known for their outstanding achievements and being calm in life changing situations. Betty Ong was a hero because she was selfless and courageous and sacrificed herself for others. Betty Ong had a typical American childhood, but she was always hard working and caring for others.
“As a divorced African-American woman with two children, Annie Johnson found herself in need of a job”(pg.119). Since Annie didn’t have a job, she did not have money to feed her children. She was already in a tough situation, with her being divorced. “Johnson devised an elaborate plan to cook meals for local mill and factory workers. Johnson’s job was hard.
This required for Ann to really have to mature and grow-up quickly since there was nobody else left to guide her. At the beginning of the book, she believed her parents were out there and that kept her going. Although, as the story progressed she didn’t necessarily believe her parents would return, had
In Why Women Still Can’t Have it all, Slaughter’s primary argument focuses on the seemingly unattainable balance between a woman’s ability to continue having a high-level profile job while keeping a stable family life. This issue comes up due to the intense time demand of each task, and whether being there for your children is more important than keeping a high level professional job. Slaughter speaks about this issue with certain examples from Washington D.C., but also includes personal examples. She explained how the more successful she became in life, the less time she had for her family, she did not even have time to go to the grocery store on time, but had to go to the stores that were “open 24 hours” for the two years she worked at
Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel. The family had to make a stop on their ride to the new foster family to have a funeral for the little boy.
And, Granite is no exception. Although, Tallulah’s parents work very hard to provide for her family, they were not able to afford a home in a nice neighborhood. As a child, Tallulah was not aware that she lived in a bad neighborhood. Often, she was only prohibited to be on the porch because her parents loved her enough to protect her from being subjected from a life of crime.
It’s not the parents fault that they are not able to pay for the kids education. Wadley’s mother was not able to pay her education because Wadley and her mother and other families went to tragic earthquake. She needed the money to survive for both of them. As for Suma, both of her parents were bonded as kamlar and kamlari in their childhood. That’s the way things have been for the poor people where she live in Bardiya, Nepal.
In hard financial times, some women had to have many children to put more workers in the field. Also with the time period of no sex education and protection, children came without intention. For example, Henrietta had her first child just after she turned 14 herself (Skloot 21). This responsibility is in no way acceptable for someone that age to have and take care of a child. The pressure is no way suitable and requires her to adapt to being an adult.
Sasha Higgins was an unlucky and simple girl. She graduated high school at eighteen and tried to go to college but she was too poor to afford it. After years of working to save for college, her mother died in a car crash. Sasha finally fulfilled her dreams of being able to afford college after three years of working. But suffering from the grief of her mother she decided to keep saving not knowing what she wanted but knowing that she needed money.
LeBron Raymone James, son of Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. At the time of James’ birth, his unwed mother, Gloria, was only 16 years old. She had a hard time raising the child on her own and kept shifting apartments across the neighborhoods of Akron in search of steady work, bouncing between retail and accounting jobs. She also battled personal problems during much of LeBron’s childhood, resulting in a much struggled life for both of them.
In 1929, the Stock Market crashed. This created many problems for American citizens. Some of these problems were unemployment, bank failures and poverty. Herbert Hoover tried to solve this but it was unsuccessful. Franklin Roosevelt came into office and created government programs called the New Deal.
Today I would like to introduce you to my hero who is an strong, elegant woman who has been a role model for me. Her name is Ethel Peashock. She is my Great Grandmother, whom is in her early 90’s. She was born on December 19, 1922. She has lived in Monessen, Pennsylvania almost all of her life.
A hero is a person who overcomes their fears to fight for what is right. A person who fights for change. Heroes are everywhere. Heroes can be anyone. Every hero is a unique person with feelings and families.