Melinda Sordino is a teenager who lost her great life due to a boy at school who raped her at a party. She called the cops, for reasons nobody else new about and busted the party. For this she lost her friends, and herself. She tried to tell and warn other people of Andy, but she was just criticized and bullied. She ends up finding her voice and is rewarded with the return of her regular life.
Ella refuses, knowing Granny would be angered by reason of her strict and religious beliefs. After Richard constantly nagging her, she starts reading the book called Bluebeard, a story about a man who kills his wives. Richard is instantly filled with excitement which soon is ended when Granny overhears and punishes him. While granny is disciplining Ella and Richard, she explains violent books
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
Scout faces racism in the street with Mrs.Dubose who insults Atticus, which makes Scout learn everybody is against them. She also faces racism at home where Aunt Alexandra wants Calpurnia, Scout’s friend and mentor, fired which causes Scout to downgrade her relationship with Aunt Alexandra. In addition to that, she sees unbelievable racism in the courthouse when Tom Robinson was ruled guilty by the court even after the perfect evidence given by Atticus, which showed Scout the world is not the wonderful happy place she expected it to be. Because of Scout’s accounts with racism, in shock she realizes the world is not fair, but people like her father are people who make it
The government should take action and help us… I’m not afraid of anyone. I will get my education. Even if I have to sit on the floor to continue it. I have to continue my education and I will do it.” In this statement, Malala explains to the world that she will keep fighting for her education as it is extremely important, and that she will never stop trying to win the right for her and other girls to continue their educations. In The Kite Runner, Amir wants to be able to accept Hassan as a friend, but he is unable to because of what their society will think.
Although Taylor believed in some stereotypes, the main characters themselves did not accept the ones expected of them. Eventually, Taylor did become more open minded and educated, ridding herself from the stereotypical thoughts. Additionally, all of Kingsolver's characters are complex and real; they are not simplified and shoved into obnoxious categories. In order to make the novel's world more real, sexism and injustice is present. Young females were abused and gaining justice for them was not likely.
Social Change Social change in our society can be good and bad at the same time; it can fix things that are not operating well, but it can also badly affect what could be currently working. In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie Crawford proves her independence by making decisions that change her life both positively and negatively. From the beginning to the end of the novel, Janie switches from allowing her grandma to create her life to taking charge and dictating her own path. In Janie’s early life, she tolerated the choices that her grandma had made for her and accepted the path that was chosen for her. This is present when Janie agrees to marry Logan Killicks, despite his crustiness and lack of connection towards
After reading sources to better understand the personalities of Hester Prynne and Pearl; I learned that Hester’s punishment of having to wear the scarlet letter A had the most significant influence and impact on Hester and Pearl. It changed Hester’s personality quite a bit; she became less outspoken and unpredictable and more mothery because she had to raise Pearl. Pearl’s personality was very similar to Hester’s, outspoken and unpredictable. Hester raises Pearl well and Pearl begins to learn how to act properly. The Puritan community outcasted Hester and Pearl.
No matter what happens or what is thrown at Maya Angelou, she will always rise. Maya Angelou goes into details in stanza one by allowing her heart and soul to proclaim that nothing and no one could abuse her or keep her down. People will talk behind your back and spread whatever kind of rumors that they can to bring you down. However, she likes to be seen as a strong person. In the second stanza, Maya asks, “Does my sassiness upset you?” She knows that she will be successful in life.
Roar Teaches Kids to Stand up for Themselves In the song, ¨Roar¨ by Katy Perry, the singer talks about standing up for herself. The artist is trying to tell us that we shouldn’t let others get to us, and that we are strong enough to fight back against the people who want to tear us down. She is also saying that even if we feel helpless and useless, we aren’t. We have a fighter inside of us and we are powerful. We shouldn’t care what others think of us.
Additionally, to prove the theme of that you can never take your mistakes back no matter how hard you try, the story, Betty Ann states, “Once, years later when I was home from college, I saw Betty Ann in the doctor’s office. She didn’t even recognize me. Sticks and stones only break bones. Words can shatter the soul. A little, quiet, picked-on-10-year-old runs away because kids on the bus laugh at him.
Ram and Kurt take the opportunity to pick a fight with him, and he unexpectedly fights back and defeats them. Watching the fight, Veronica finds herself attracted to the stranger ("Fight for Me"). At Veronica 's house, Chandler ridicules her for being into someone below her social status, and subtly insults her parents, who aren 't sure they like their daughter 's new friends ("Candy Store
Margo, insecure and just another papergirl to others, attempts to destroy everything in her paper town that harms her on one final mission, but instead she hurts herself in the long run because she pushes back the people who care about her. A couple weeks before graduation, Margo convinces Quentin, a boy she has not spoken to in nine years, to embark on a revenge plot against all of the people who have wronged her. During the journey, John Green, the author, shows the readers Margo’s broken interior that has been stomped on by her ex-boyfriend and so-called friends.
Atticus has more knowledge to share with his daughter, he says, “... the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for generations.” This quote is harsh, but the truth hurts. He continues on with how the Ewells live, and Scout quickly learns why education is important. Her desire to not return to school is quickly replaced with the desire to not be like the Ewells. Scout has the revelation as to why everyone can’t do as the please; Atticus successfully explains to his daughter the importance of obeying the ways of the
As young adults, we often believe ourselves invincible, and we act accordingly in our relationships with others. Ms. Mosby even apologized on behalf of her generation for feeding us false ideas about what sort of friendships will make us happy in life. However, I take issue with Ms. Mosby’s approach to beginning relationships, and her explanations about how people form new relationships after experiencing hard time. While it is true that a friend should always be willing to listen and support a person in need, it would be putting far too much pressure on