People misinterpret patience to be the act of waiting passively in a situation. In reality, true patience is the ability to endure hardship without retaliating in anger and resentment. It is the ability to make moral decisions when the id, the deep well of desires inside every human being, can urge people to make impulsive and immoral choices. This is why patience is a virtue. The Book of Negroes is the compelling story of a woman, named Aminata Diallo, who is forced into slavery at a young age.
In Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois measures her family’s successes and failures against a standard that she believes reflects the social values of the Old South - the pre-war South in which Blanche grew up. She uses her reminiscences and behaviors to construct herself - to other characters and to the audience - as a Southern Belle: a representative of a group of highborn women from the antebellum South. As the play unfolds, however, it becomes clear not only that Blanche cannot live up to the Southern Belles code, but also that her ideas of the Old South are as illusory as the other self-deceptions to which she is subject. Confronted by the harsh reality of post-war America, Blanche finds comfort in escapism,
The grandmother doesn’t seem to develop in the story until she faces life or death at the end, she may have never developed if have it not been for the Misfit. The grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” has a moral code that she follows but by the end of the story the Misfit makes question her moral code. A moral code isn’t something that necessarily means good; a moral code is a set of beliefs and behaviors that people abide by to live what they consider to be a reasonable. The grandmothers moral code is based on appearance over substance, Christianity, and ladylikeness, for example, when the family was getting in the car to leave the grandmother was dressed very nicely so just in case there was an accident “anyone seeing her dead…would know at once that she was lady.” The grandmother also, although she barely knew him, thought that Red Sammy was a good person because he let what he thought were good country people charge the gas. When the Misfit shows up at the
She made this journey to check up on her elderly father, Atticus, and during her time back in her hometown, she finds herself at odds with the ideals of the community she once thought she knew. Racial tensions have put southern beliefs and civil rights on opposite ends of the scales, something Jean Louise comes to notice during her visit and she comes to find that those close to her weren’t as just and right as she had believed them to be all her life. Jean Louise spent her entire childhood in Maycomb, a very rural and southern area. She lived with Jem, her brother, Atticus, her father and Calpurnia, her black housekeeper. Since leaving Maycomb to attend college in New York City, Jean Louise has visited seldomly, one of the notable times being to attend the funeral of her brother Jem.
The girls had been reared to be married" encompasses the basic communal standards transpiring in this Colombian village (Marquez 31). In Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author depicts how gender roles and the contrasting principles associated with them positively and negatively affect Angela and the male characters in the narrative, in order to prove how these inclinations variously affect the characters and the reader. Because Angela Vicario's genetic makeup excludes a Y chromosome, her life is condemned to suffering and inferiority. Yet, she surmounts these societal guidelines and flourishes to become a woman of courage and individualism. Although the male characters of the novel, the Vicario twins and Bayardo San Román, are born with authority and preference, their futures' resolution are unfulfilling and subsidiary compared to Angela's.
In the novel The Awakening Edna faces many internal conflicts. These include her role as not only just a women during the this era, but as, more specifically, a wife and mother. She learns more about herself throughout the novel and is empowered by what she feels she could be. Although she is tied down by society’s expectations of her, Edna finds her true self and is inspired to pursue a life outside of what is expected. The Awakening is an example of a novel with a character that plays an important role because of her alienation due to her gender, class, race, and religion, and revelation about society’s assumptions and moral values.
After the success of the novel she leaves her husband Brooke. She writes this novel to Brooke who had not agreed to have a child of their own. She feels that staying with Brooke will mean “Chained forever to that image” (p.63) of herself, which he must have and which must forever be distorted because, fourteen years older than she and insists that she has no
Louisiana in the 1800s was riddled with slavery, and it was necessary to push an image into popularity in order to hide the immorality of the slave owner’s actions. This is explored in Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin. In her story, she writes about Armand’s emotions toward Désirée, “Moreover he no longer loved her, because of the unconscious injury she had brought upon his home and his name” (Chopin, 3). As a social elite, the need to hold his status and keep his family in favor of others had Armand ostracizing his love for Désirée. As was expected of the time, plantation owner’s had to broadcast certain opinions about people of color.
Duality in Our Nig Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson narrates the life of Frado, a young woman who experiences racism and enslavement in the North despite the common, idealized notion that the North was a safe refuge for blacks in the United States. Frado is a mulatto woman with a white mother and a black father, a unique situation in the mid 1800s that provides a polarizing premise for the main character’s story. Frado is unable to identify fully with either the black or the white community, but the Bellmonts consider her to be black and call her “our nig” (Wilson 26). Therefore, the Bellmonts, accompanied by the lingering racist tendencies of the North, prevent Frado from exercising her freedoms as a “free black” living in a Northern state. As
Slave narratives provide eloquent arguments against the inhumane practice of slavery and serve as crucial documentations of America’s reprehensible history. Frederick Douglass, a famous black abolitionist, fearlessly published his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass seven years after his escape from bondage. Douglass powerfully details the physical hardships of a male slave and the evils that occurred within slave plantations. Similarly, Harriet Jacobs–once free–published her narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Jacobs tackles the emotional tribulations inflicted upon herself and other women of color by their white masters.
In the historical fiction novel Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, the central character Billie Jo faces many adversities that could have crushed her hopes, dreams and spirit. The author Karen Hesse, states, “the way I see it, hard times aren’t only about money, or drought, or dust. .Hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up.” This quote means that the way the author sees it, the hard times in Billie Jo’s life aren’t always on the surface, as she faced losing her sense of self, her optimism, and her goals she wished to achieve. Billie Jo is confronted with the challenges of her strained relationship with her father, as well as guilt over her mother’s death, yet she is able to hold onto her spirit, hopes,
I find myself writing you asking for guidance within the walls of the 12th Justice System. My daughter continues to be in the middle of ledge issues with the adopted mother of my granddaughter. However, this is a family matter, in which we will have to figure out on our end. But, my concern is that my daughter (Jaclyn Renee Romeo) was given a two year order of protection by Judge Jessica Colon-Sayre for a Facebook post on a private page WITH no names in/on the post. When my daughter (Jaclyn) was in court with the adopted mother several months ago, and the previous Judge stated that the page could stay up as long as it was in a private status.