Another theme transmitted throughout the story, though not as prevalent as the evilness behind repressing human rights, is that giving up one’s own comfort, safety, and life for a cause one believes in is a selfless and admirable action. When Minerva began organizing a resistance, she was aware of the dangers that came with it. However, she sacrificed her personal happiness for the greater good. When Minerva began to become seriously involved in the resistance, she asked Patria to take care of her child even though it greatly pained her to do so. Patria responded by saying “‘But Minerva, your own child--’ I began and then I saw it did hurt her to make this sacrifice she was convinced she needed to make”(155).
Love is when one loves someone so much they will do almost anything for the person they love. The feeling that one is loved is a substance that no one can take away and love is an existence that can make one feel special. Maria feels she is too old to be going on family vacations and is sick of them, will she go with them on the trip and spend time with her family? Or will she tell her family, she sick of going and stay home while her family has a lot of fun? This is all from “Growing Up” written by Gary Soto.
“ ISFP’s are sensitive to others’ feelings and value harmony.” In my friend group I have been called the mother of the group because I always try to make them feel better and are happy. This also applies to my family, like my siblings and cousins. I also am not a fan of conflict and I always try to end it. One conflict that I remember was actually between my sister and cousin. It all started with a small disagreement, but it escalated to the point that they just completely acted like enemies.
Love and loyalty are first shown within the sisters Katniss and Prim. When Prim is selected as a contestant to take part in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss voices “I volunteer, I volunteer as tribute,” revealing to the reader the element of human sacrifice in the book. Straight away, it touched my heart and made me imagine myself in a similar situation. If my sibling was in danger, I know I would do anything to ensure they were safe, even if that meant risking my own life. It also saddened me the way that the richer people disregarded the feelings and emotions of the poorer people, based only on their status in society.
Sacrifice In the book The Awakening Edna Pontellier sacrifices who she is to try to be a mother-woman. In her society and life she is expected to be the caring wife who takes care of the children and her husband. However, Edna sacrifices her character, dreams and freedom because she is trying to fit in. Edna Pontellier is a mother of two in the south during a time period in which women are expected to be obedient, lady-like and caretakers. Edna is married to Leoncé Pontellier, who she married to get away from her family and be free.
Love is essential to overcoming adversity and it is the ability to cause change in yourself and others. In the book, Matched by Ally Condie, Cassia has to learn to be able to have independence and accept that she needs to break away from her society’s choices. This helps give her the confidence she needs to be with the person that she loves because she has begun to realize that she deserves to choose and that everyone else does too. Ultimately, Condie teaches us that love causes and solves problems, but those problems are the ones that you want to choose. People can find their way on their own, but other times they need a push.
But, she is happy because she believes that her family will be there to “greet [her] gladly”. Antigone was very devoted to her family because she knew that the cost of being caught burying Polynices would be going to her “everlasting prion”. This reveals Antigone’s devotion that ultimately leads to her death. Furthermore, Antigone also spoke about her brother, Polynices. She continued her monologue and said “It was by this service to your dear body, Polynices / I earned the punishment which I now suffer / Though all good people know it was for your honour”(Antigone 17-19).
And lucky me I was so kind to just suggest that if she wanted to do that I would just go live with my father. Yet again, I say anything about this at first. However, since Renee was Renee she automatically threw that idea into the trash. Even if my mother wasn’t exactly the most ideal parent she still cared about me. Meaning she would rather
She supports and helps Juliet get married behind the Capulets back. Knowing she can lose her job and get exiled she helps Juliet anyway because she values her more. Lady Capulet shows parental love for Juliet in a traditional way. She wants Juliet married to bring status and honor to the family. “Marry, that ‘marry’ is the very theme I came to talk of.
As a whole, while the story was very depressing at times, it still has an underlying tone of family ideals, as the relationship between the mother and daughter still remained despite the arguments they had. In my opinion, I think the author’s message that she wished to convey was that despite any event that may occur, family members will always be there support you. This is shown in how, despite Jing Mei’s failures at becoming a prodigy, her mother still supported her and did not give up hope on helping her daughter becoming a successful person. As such, it strengthens the idea that “family will always be there for you”, no matter what hardships come their way. In addition, it helped to add a sense of togetherness in the short story, as it inadvertently revealed how much Jing’s mother actually loved her, despite her tough exterior.