Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” is composed of various rhetorical appeals and stylistic devices that allow her appeal to impact a broader audience. The opening of the essay consists of an appeal to ethos, which establishes Tan’s identity as a writer and credibility. For example, “I am not a scholar of English or literature...I am a writer” (Tan 700). She continues by expressing her fascination with the “power of language”, relaying the degree of her expertise. In addition, an appeal to logos provides statistics and facts.
Katie and Francie maintain a loving relationship throughout the novel, despite the slight neglect that Francie receives. The civil relationship provides evidence for the patience and true loving nature that Francie carries. Eventually, Francie asks her mother one day about a certain incident, where Katie showed more concern and put up more of a fight for her brother to be put back in school, but did not do the same for Francie. Her mother claimed that she did not find purpose in doing so, because she knew Francie would find a way to go back to school no matter the circumstances. This is significant to the novel because her mother’s response reflects the self-motivation that has always lived within
• Walls discusses their plans for the future after observing the past mistakes of her parents. Despite all her parents’ faults, Jeannette sees no wrongs with her parents, loves them to the very end, and forgives them for all her unpleasant childhood experiences. The symbol of child-like innocence and faith in her parents is represented by her plans. “Just then we took a sharp turn over some railroad tracks, the door flew open, and I tumbled out of the car” (Walls 34) • The Walls had been moving around for a while and had just stopped for a piece of candy for the kids as they passed through another town. However, Jeannette flew out of the car.
Mam’s hasty acceptance of the wreck, rapidly followed with assertion and disapproval of Da’s cowardly behavior, reinforces her fortitude. Despite losing her house, Mam does not wither in despair and cowardliness, like Da. With time, Devon and Audrey leave in order to incur income for the family to live off. Mam continues to comfort the bereaved Harper notwithstanding to the death of Caffy, Harper’s youngest brother. Harper describes how she “would curl into Mam’s lap…and feel nothing but tranquil, like a child, and loved” (213).
Calpurnia is an amazing side character who plays an extremely important role in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. She steps in as a motherly authority figure, and is a part of the Finch family. Not only do the kids look up to her, but she teaches them very important life lessons, and exposes them to other parts of the community that they didn't know very much about. So next time you think a side character serves no purpose to the story, think
Freeman, the art teacher, assisted and encouraged Melinda all year in class to make her tree drawing come alive, which helped make her recognize that it was crucial that she spoke to give herself life. When Melinda first started high school, she showed an evident dislike for the teachers, she even wrote a list called “The First Ten Lies They Tell You In High School” with number one being, “We are here to help you” (5), however as the school year continues, Mr. Freeman continues to encourage Melinda to realize that her tree doesn’t need to be perfect to make it right. Mr. Freeman is a genuinely caring teacher that wants to assist her and makes that overt when he asks, “You’ve been through a lot haven’t you?”
But once they move to Welch, we see a more neglectful and destructive parenting style. Both Rex and Rosemary start to ignore the kids, asking them to fend for themselves and each other. This leads to both Lori and Jeannette having to help and almost manage the other two children. But in the long run, this may not have been a bad idea because it strengthened both of their independence. More and more we see this, as the Walls parents put the children in bad situations, they struggle, but eventually fix the situation and learn valuable lessons.
“Return it for a one way ticket to LA. I’ll talk to your parents, ease the blow, but the rest is on you. Now go, before I change my mind” They burst into a fit of tears and laughter and hugs. When it was finally time for boarding they were a mess of tissues and runny mascara, but they felt complete. April walked slowly, taking time to think back on all their time together.
After all the events near the end of the story Hannah skips town,ordinarily do with people believing she 's a witch. Throughout all my reading I found my favorite part. It was on page 97 In this event Kit meet Hannah the Witch by the Blackbird pond, it was during her time in need too. She was so lost in thought because, she had a problem with her new life, and Hannah helped her even though she did not know Kit. And that is why it 's my favorite part of the book.
Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle. Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.