Edna is the main character in the novel who sacrifices herself in the biggest way possible. She realizes that she cannot face the terms of motherhood and the forced marriage to Leonce Pontellier. Edna wants to be the independent women that she isn’t allowed to be, which the meaning of The Awakening is that people cannot be forced to be in a relationship with a person they don’t truly love. Towards the end of the book after Robert leaves her and as she thinks about her life and the events that have happened that she regretted. Edna said “She was trapped in motherhood.” She didn’t like the lifestyle she was given, she had lost the love for Leonce even though he was in love with her.
In the 1950s, as the United States faced the problems of segregation, especially the African Americans in Montgomery experienced the bitter life. In that time, Alabama law and its administration had worked to minimize the numbers of African American voters (King 29). This created difficulties for the African Americans in Alabama in protecting their rights because they lacked power in politics. As the biggest city of Alabama, Montgomery had a flourishing domestic service but lacked industries. It is the primary reason why most African Americans worked in
Achieving the American Dream seemed impossible for African Americans during the early to mid 1900s. In A Raisin in The Sun the interpretation of the American Dream changes from generation to generation. Mama has always been concerned with the general happiness and welfare of her family, by getting the check she would be able to purchase a home, that in her eyes is ultimately the American Dream, where as for Walter it is wanting a liquor store and becoming rich. Momma was disappointed in Walter because he was not living up to his father 's expectations and being a provider for his family. She expressed her feelings by telling Walter that "Something has changed.
Shelby wanted a child even after the doctors told her it would not be a good idea to have a child because of her health. The she got pregnant and she did not have a care in the world and just wanted to have the baby even when she was warned not to by multiple people. Her mom was the most worried about her because she knew that there would be a consequence on Shelby’s health if she did have the child. I see this play’s set on stage as a hairs salon just because while I was reading the play, I pictured a lot of the scenes in the hair salon. The effects would work because that’s exactly how the play started off and that is where a lot of scenes take
If Lyddie wants her family back together again she is going to have to pay off the debt as fast as possible. “It might break my heart to send the child away¨(139) & “It might break Rachel’s heart as well. She has been sent away too often in her short life”(139). Lyddie would be heartbroken is she was to send Lyddie away. Little Rachel has been in many homes already, this a problem for Lyddie because Lyddie only has Rachel has the only family right now and if Rachel leaves Lyddie might lose all of her hope, give up, and be depressed.
Rosa’s husband had poor health, and was not certain about his future, when they were unable to find work they eventually had to move out of Montgomery. There Rosa made a new life, working as a secretary and receptionist in U.S representative John Conyers office. Therefore, Rosa Parks had hardships and trial that she eventually overcome. Rosa decided by taking action so she could change the world
Curley's wife is trapped by her family and society while her dream and choices stays out of reach. Curley’s wife had restrictions on her long before she married Curley, and long after. Her mother was very constricting on her life choices. She wants to go into the movies, but her
Gregor and The Grandmother does not really think despite going through so much already. The family now in a rough position because of The Grandmother’s mistake of the location of the plantation now needs to plea for help from anyone who drives by. Eventually someone does passes by and The Grandmother notices his identity. "You 're The Misfit!" she said.
She knew how they were discriminated and unfairly treated. Together, Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt created and altered programs that were directed towards the blacks. One such program was, “The Works Progress Administration (WPA), established in 1935, [which] taught almost 250,000 blacks how to read and write.” Another program that aimed at helping the blacks was the Civilian Conservation Corps or the CCC. This program helped the citizens, not only the blacks, get vocational training. This training specifically educated blacks on real-world skills, rather than scholastically learned information, which they acquired through hands-on
I was raised in a low class family with a single mother who supports both my brother and I. My family was always afraid/troubled by the idea of not being able to pay for a good education. For that reason, my older brother attended a community college. I assumed I would be following the same path as him because I would not be able to afford a private university. Upward Bound helped me open myself to the idea of attending a big university with the help of finding financial aid.
And it pained him to realize that the mother of his children was just like them.” Wes realized that his job wasn’t a real ‘job’, it was a source to feed addictions like Cheryl’s. In an attempt to revise his life, he entered the Job Corps program, sadly, it didn’t last very long. He wasn’t making much money from the low paid jobs that he was offered through the program, he needed to take care of his children with both financial and parental support, with all of these situations happening one after the other, he was feeling very overwhelmed. Although Wes knew he didn’t want to stray back to his old habits, it took the best of him, the one thing that Wes took away from his childhood was the easiest way to make money, and that consisted of one thing; the drug business, the chapter ends with him preparing a bag of cocaine with tears welling in his eyes, with disappointment for
Growing up I knew that I didn’t want kids because I didn’t want the responsibility. So I asked my mom did she ever want kids and at first it was no until she had me and then her mind had changed. After, that I asked her “what are abortions”(because I heard the term from school, but didn’t know what it meant) and she told me what they were and I didn’t like it. So, when I asked her has she ever had one, we got into sort of a debate. I didn’t understand why she would do something so cruel so many times.
Often woman without the means or money to have legal abortions would go to dangerous lengths to rid themselves of the fetus, a majority of these procedures they underwent were life threatening. It left them sick, made them unable to have anymore children and in some serious cases resulted in their deaths, and even after so much suffering many women remained pregnant. Yet, not only was it the controversial practice of abortions that Planned Parenthood was offering, but also contraceptives that ultimately eliminated a vast need for abortions as well. Their steady supplying of contraceptives and the organization’s goal to educate women about safe sex helped lower not only teen pregnancies but unwanted ones as
Similarly to Lennie, Curley’s wife also feels left out and different from everyone else. She is not considered a “normal” wife, or have a “normal” hope for her future. Most people during this time hoped to get married and become a housewife; Curley 's wife aspired to be an actress and only married Curley when it did not work out. Curley’s wife told Lennie, “I ast her if she stole it, too, an’ she said no. So I married Curley (Steinbeck 88).” She thought her mom had stole the letter she was waiting for from an agent who could get her into her career; she assumed her mom stole it because she thought her mom would have wanted her daughter to do what “normal” women do.