Atticus says to Aunt Alexandra, “she’s never let them get away with anything, she’s never indulged them the way most colored nurses do. She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good” (Lee 183). This statement shows that by not letting them get away with anything she is trying to help form them into contributing members of society. This statement also shows Atticus’s trust in her raising his kids right, which is another reason why she is a good mother figure. Compared to Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra is not a good mother figure.
Nea desperately wants Sourdi to be exposed to feminism. She wants Sourdi to know that she can have the freedom she wants in order to achieve her dreams. As previously explained, marriage may seem to ruin a woman’s dreams and future achievements, but that is not the case in feminism. Feminism is important in every aspect in everyone’s life. However, feminism seems to be an idealistic concept to those like Sourdi and her mother.
Calpurnia is displayed as a better mother figure than Aunt Alexandra in the story. Calpurnia’s presence in the Finch home is clearly enjoyed by the kids. When Aunt Alexandra wanted Calpurnia out of the house, Atticus calmly explained that the children love her and she is unexpendable in the Finch house. Calpurnia also takes care of them and explains various things that the children do not understand like a good mother would do. Often times in the book, Aunt Alexandra is inferred to be an inferior mother figure to Calpurnia.
She has found that in return, they care about her. She thinks of the students as “hers.” Once they know she cares and truly believe there is a reason to succeed, it is hard for them to not try their best. This feeling of family or community leads to respect among classmates. This comes naturally as they watch her model respect to everyone around her.
Hard work is definitely important, but you must also make sure that your loved ones know you care about them. In conclusion, Leslie Knope is an important role model for young adults. Young adults will see positive examples of work ethic, responsibility and how optimism can help in reaching life goals. She is the perfect example of how to achieve dreams and have a valuable life.
The killing of her father works, but they should exchange some witty banter. The flashback with Angelique regarding the women slaves is not needed, it hinders the pace, and her backstory is enough. Angelique can 't hurt Leigha and this shows her vulnerability and makes her complex.
Edna is definitely not the ideal wife or mother role, but she could be known as being a great leader for rebelling against society and the general idea of a general woman’s characteristics- others never influenced her decisions and she only ever followed what she felt best suited herself, which is what made her the strong woman she expressed herself as throughout the
We all learned to respect and love our parents. Tita’s mother, Mama Elena, isn 't the motherly material everyone wants to have. She orders people around, discourage them, and always puts the family tradition first, but not in a good way. In the beginning, Tita tries to cope with Mama Elena and her orders. “I’m sorry Mami.
Rose even admits that she didn’t think it was bad, because Larry said so and made her feel special compared to her sisters. After growing up, after knowing that was wrong and disgusting, the stress that must put on Ginny and Rose may have been soul crushing. Rose even deprived herself from seeing her daughters everyday and caring for them to keep them away from her father and his wicked ways. So yes, as far as we know, Ginny and Rose were more justified in their actions than Goneril and
But, when she finally realized the truth it was her self-belief that helped her accomplish everything she did. I feel that the way her parents handled the situation is both right and wrong. It’s right in the sense that it taught her self-belief and that is what took her far in life. But, on the other hand her parents acting like she didn’t have a disability kept her from being true to herself,
In the novel, The Help, the author Kathryn Stockett enhanced my understanding of what it means to have unconditional love for someone no matter who you are. Unconditional love is the affection you can give someone without limitations and rules. One character in this book that shows this is Aibileen Clark, the maid of Elizabeth Leefolt. Elizabeths daughter, Mae Mobley, is resented and forgotten about because her mother doesn't think she is beautiful. Aibileen, taking care of her as if she were her own, is able to fill in these missing parts.
Lily Mae Jenkins is a very brief character in The Member of the Wedding, but serves as an extremely important reference throughout the story. For, Lily Mae is similar to Frankie in the sense that she struggles with her birth given identity. Although not fully cross-dressed like Lily Mae, Frankie deals with the struggles of being an androgynous girl in a time of soft-powdery women. Lily Mae is a revolutionary character who is far beyond her time, in the sense that at this time nobody spoke up about transgender, LGBT, etc. She provides more insight into the strict social constructs of the time, that are still somewhat present today.
Aibileen had an impact on Mae Mobley which is a child that she had to babysit. Mae Mobley’s mom was someone that did not show her love. About the time Mae Mobley started learning to comprehend and get a grasp of how to talk, she was hearing things her mom would say. Mae Mobley’s mom did not say some nice things. Her mom said these things simply because Mae Mobley was not a cute baby, and she was plump and bald.