In the memoir, Lucky by Alice Sebold, the author flashes back to her experience of rape and abuse on her college campus. She demonstrates her triumph of a traumatizing experience and how she overcame the situation. The novel, explores her experiences after the rape as the traumatic event changed her as well as a transformation from the treatment of others. Throughout this essay, I will summarize the major events of the rape, the aftermath, reactions and experiences that the author discussed and give critical insight of my reaction to the novel. The Rape First, the book is set in 1981 in Syracuse, New York where seventeen-year old Alice Sebold is finishing her freshman year of college at Syracuse University.
In the article by Goldrick- Rab and Broton, they elaborate on all the expenses that college students have; however, they do not explain ways to prevent and fix this issue. The article “Hungry, Homeless and in College” by Sarah Goldrick- Rab and Katharine Broton was about the vast amount of students who have to choose between college and food and shelter. Firstly, they introduce Brooke Evans, the girl that Sarah initially heard about. Through the tough situation, Brooke Evans was going through, she would be hungry because she had no money for food and had no stable place to live. Brooke Evans was a college student and due to her lack of funds had to choose between her education and her livelihood.
That was when she found her two hundred dollars was gone” (Hurston 118). Janie had so quickly fallen for Tea Cake and because of her past with Joe, being abused, trusting that Tea Cake would return and have her money was difficult for her to wrap her brain around. In Janie’s past relationships, the men would not let her do any of the normal labor built for a man. She is to stay in the house and do what women were expected to do, clean and cook. Janie is eager to help outside and Tea Cake is the first guy to let her do so.
She lives in a one parent home, so you see her struggle she as the head of the house. Her whole life gets turned around when her sister's name gets chosen for the reaping of the Hunger Games, she volunteers without any hesitancy desperate to save her sister from that fate, she then goes and fights her way the notorious hunger games. Empathy is the most distinguishing and important quality that any reader
Stephanie got a headgear and she was ashamed of it because she thought that she was the only one who had problems. One day when her mom forced her to go out to the supermarket, she found out that the guy she liked also wore a headgear. She learned that trying out something new can lead to something good. There were a lot of character changes in this book. To act like Payton, Emma had two things that she would never do if she didn’t trade places with Payton.
Differences between people have been around since the begin of mankind, they have started great disasters such as every war ever started, deaths, and sometimes disappears. In the nonfiction passage Confetti Girl, by Diana Lopez, and the nonfiction text from Tortilla Sun, by Jennifer Cervantes, both the narrator's point of views differ from those of their parents, therefore creating conflict between each other. In Confetti Girl, the narrator is the little girl that feels her father is ignoring her because he cares too much about literature. In Tortilla Sun the other little girl feels her mother cares only about getting her degree and is not concerned about the needs of the girl. In Diana’s story the tension is created when the girl is not treated the way she was used to, and when her father is not listening to her conversation, in Jennifer’s story tension rises when things don't go the right way, and when bad news is given.
Later that night her mother gave birth to a stillborn baby, this is what crushed her mother and her family. Another example is when Sal and Phoebe have sleepovers and hang out with each other every day, lots of girls do that. Although this is really wonderful story, there are many different counter arguments that go with this story. There are many counter arguments that go along with this book. My counter argument is, it is slow in the beginning but as you read more and more it gets exciting.
Bernadette was the girl who just wanted to be loved; she would do everything she could just to fit in. She joined almost every club, rotated lunch tables and constantly talked during class. It seemed as though no matter what she did she was still incapable of connecting with anyone. Bernadette eventually lost her feelings of connection and self-worth. Next she lost her will to live, after that, she lost herself.
They were not allowed to talk to strangers making it hard for them to escape. There are many instances when Betty and her daughter are playing and laughing when other Iranian men and women give them a dirty look. Betty and Mathob are in another fix when they have to follow the dress code which they are not used to and hence get yelled at when they dress up wrong. All women in Iran have grown up with this tradition and style of living and have accepted their faith of being the weaker sex and ready to accept the yelling and violent behaviour of their husband. But Betty lived in America her whole life and knew what freedom and equal rights were and had experienced it firsthand.
Andy works harder than ever, trying to prove to Miranda that she wasn’t a disappointment, and she eventually succeeds when Miranda offers to take her to the Paris fashion show instead of Emily. However, Andy knows that Emily has been waiting her whole career to go on this trip, and cannot bring herself to accept the offer. Miranda then threatens Andy that if she does not go, she will lose her job. With no choice, Andy takes the offer. When Andy tells her boyfriend, Nate, that she was going to Paris, he becomes angered at the fact that she became what she once condemned and refused to acknowledge it, and they break up.