All the fighting put a lot of stress on young Ida, “Mama charged Clara with sneaking into the house like an enemy, charger that she had always covered papa, berated her for taking advantage of illness to have her way” (283). The fact that Clara slept with Ida’s father puts Ida in a tough position. Does she take her mother's side because that is her mother the one who birthed her, the one who raised her till she was to sick too and the one who loves her the most; or does she takes Clara’s side? The women who came into her life and turned it upside down but made her happy, feel loved, took care of her and was always there for
Anna’s father was so strict that Anna couldn’t even go to school in whatever the situation was. Not like Sandra who could go to school and take English classes because her father didn’t care, but in Anna’s situation, her father didn’t want to hear any advice about Anna getting an education. Two months passed and God answered Anna’s prayers. It was a miracle on how one day her father woke up and told Anna that she must be ready in two days so she may go to school, and register for classes. Anna rushed to her room and thanked God for sending such a great miracle.
For her mother, instead of getting heartbroken, she felt failure every time she made spells, and it was her own daughter that broke her heart. “Love will lead to ruin. Death is a comfort. (Kendall Kulper 392).” Overall, the book, Salt and Storm, was about a girl trying to break free of her mother’s curse in order to become the island’s next Roe
In the “Awakening”, the author, Kate Chopin broke the nineteenth century standards of the ideal woman through the main character Edna Pontellier which sparked a lot of controversy. Mrs. Pontellier throughout the book has a journey of self discovery, as an independent woman who rebels against the social norms by leaving her husband. Chopin reaches out to her audience of women, to stand up against the oppression that they served due to the roles that were pressed upon them as caretakers of the house and as accessories to their husbands. Kate Chopin ended “The Awakening” with the suicide of Mrs. Pontellier because that is how Chopin gave Mrs. Pontellier her freedom, a freedom and rebirth from the harsh society that many women had to live during those times. The ending of the book sparked a lot of controversy over the way that Chopin decided to Edna Pontellier to make Edna commit suicide.
Elizabeth is a reminder everyday to her mother of her mistake and loneliness. Dewey Dell expresses her regret through her interactions with Elizabeth. Her community has shunned her because she had a child before marriage, which causes her to resort to prostitution as a way for her to provide for her child and herself. Darl is insane in my narrative because he is sent to an insane asylum at the end of the book. Also, the relationship between Darl and Dewey Dell
My name is Babazile Jessica Zondi; I am seventeen years old of age. I am a student at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and I am also a citizen concerned about the injustice of Elsie Morare’s arrest. Elsie killed her abusive husband by strangling him with the help of her nephew and his friend; she believed that was the ‘only way to end the abuse’. It must have taken a lot of abuse for her to believe that the only way to end the abuse was through strangling him. I am writing to ask that Elsie Morare is pardoned from the rest of her sentence.
It taught me that you can make the best out of even the worst situations. Everything began when my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. As her condition deteriorated, the task of caring for my younger brother and niece fell on my shoulders while my older sister worked to support us. I also had to help my mostly bedridden mom care for herself. Consequently, I was extremely busy at home and therefore, often missed school.
It is through this knowledge that I have learned to overcome discrimination and the uncertainty of living in the shadows. I experience rejection and discrimination throughout the formative years when my character was being built, but that allowed me to become the person I am today. No more than a year ago, I thought all my hard work was in vain. My visa was about to expire and immigration denied me a renewal of my student visa due to my family’s low income level. Without any legal documentation stating I could be in this country, I was afraid I would not be able to continue my education or obtain a job in my desired field.
My Daughter’s Birth I have always been amazed at how life has unexpected moments. I can remember as if it was just yesterday, how scared I was of being 16 years old and pregnant. I never really wanted kids, especially at a very young age. I hate to say it, but I considered an abortion. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go through with it because I was too far along and financially I was unable to do it.
Helen Villalobos Mrs. Cintas ERWC Per.3 September 9, 2016 Personal Statement “Your father and I didn’t have a chance to finish school and you have the opportunity to go and make a career out of it. I don’t want you to grow up and have to work some much like us, struggling and being so tired. I want you to become something in life that your are going to enjoy and I want us to be your motivation to do good and go on with your education. We will always support you and provide for you in anything we can.” My mother’s words helped me set my dreams from this day on, and my dreams kept getting bigger each day. Growing up in a big family has always been a big influence in my life.