The passageway leads to a room that has a quilt that belonged to her father – the then six-year-old boy. When she presents the lost quilt to her father, it seems that she is on the path to solving one of the oldest mysteries of her hometown. However, with her father suffering from Alzheimers, will she be able to get anything from him? Another popular novel in the Patchwork series is Secret in the Stitches by Jo Ann Brown. Sarah Hart is about to leave Maple Hill to go visit Jenna her daughter when Ella Buttonwood one of her closest friend ambushes her with an intriguing discovery: it turns out that her old house had a false wall behind which were fabrics and patterns that were proof that her family had been an important stop in the Underground Railroad.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond is an American Historical Fiction novel published in 1958, written by Elizabeth George-Speare. The novel tells the story of young Katherine (Kit) Tyler post her departure from Barbados, beginning when The Dolphin, the ship she’s carried on, approaches the New England Shoreline. Kit immigrates to Wethersfield, Connecticut, following the death of her Grandfather, who had cared for her all her life in Barbados. She plans to live with her aunt, her uncle, and her cousins, not expecting the new life that lay ahead of her. When she arrives, a new and completely different culture than that of her home bombards her, that of the prudish New England Puritans.
By Ricardo Martin of Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas Finding Light in the Darkest Hour Aibileen Clark, the main character of the fiction novel The Help by Kathryn Stockett, finds her voice in a place filled with prejudice, weak-minded racists. This character is a black maid in Jackson, Mississippi in 1962. With the loss of her son, Treelore, she becomes stuck in a sea of racial slurs, bridge clubs, and tending to the Leefolts. Toward to end of the novel, Aibileen along with her new friend, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, and her best friend, Minny Jackson, produce a novel that consists of testimonies from maids around Jackson, Mississippi. Aibileen is an inspiring character who harnesses traits such as being wise, outspoken, and strong.
The Salem Witch Trials started in February 1692. It all began with a young African American slave who was owned by Samuel Parris. Samuel Parris called a doctor on this day for his daughter and niece because they were having weird out buts and not acting like themselves. The doctor claimed that his kids where under the exemption of witchcraft. The girls later on accused Tituba and two other woman.
With one look at her you would think that Cera Singer from Saraland, Alabama is your typical teenage girl from a rural Southern Gulf town. That is, she faces all the problems you would expect a seventeen-year-old would face; boys, drugs, fitting in, her upcoming senior year, and on top of that getting her first car on the road. But what Cera doesn 't know yet is what will ultimately set Cera apart from all the other girls her age. Cera is a witch. In this supernatural thriller, you’ll be taken along as Cera recounts her experiences in her memoir of how she discovered that the women in her mama’s family lineage were actually a long line of witches responsible for the protection of her new home and community.
“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a book from 1947 written by Tennessee Williams. Blanche DuBois is an English teacher from Mississippi who comes to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella Kowalski. Blanche cannot believe how Stella could be married to Stanley Kowalski who is a Polish, violent and cruel man. She had shown signs of mental instability, but when Stanley reveals information about Blanche’s past to her lover Mitch it all goes downhill for her. Blue Jasmine is a film from 2014 directed by Woody Allen.
Adaptation of The Secret Live of Bees The Secret Live of Bees is a fiction written by American writer Sue Monk kidd and published in 2001. The story sets in the South Caroline in 1964. It narrates a fourteen-year old white girl Lily suffers from her memory which she shocked her mother in accident. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with her caregiver who is black woman to South Caroline town where holds the secrets about Lily’s mother’s past. They lived in a black sisters’ home.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter takes place in the Massachusetts Bay colony during the 17th century. The story revolves around a young woman, named Hester Prynne, who is forced by her community to bestow a scarlet “A” on her chest for the rest of her life in order to remind her of the adulterous sin and crime she has committed. As her punishment, in the form of public humiliation, Hester is constrained to stand upon a scaffold in the town square while holding her illegitimate baby, Pearl. In the midst of the townspeople, she recognizes a familiar face; her long, lost husband who had been presumed dead at sea. He takes up the alias “Roger Chillingworth” to disguise any connection he has to Hester and to aid in his plan of revenge he has for Pearl’s father.
Blanche DuBois is a fragile and neurotic woman who does not know what her place is in this world. She is exiled from her hometown Laurel in Mississippi, because she seduced a seventeen-year old boy at the school were she taught English. She has a sister, Stella, who lives in New Orleans with Stanley, her husband. Blanche claims she is in New Orleans because of a nervous breakdown. This she claims is the result of a series financial calamities which have recently claimed the family plantation, Belle Reve.
Literary essay: Fever 1793 The historical fiction book Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson takes place while yellow fever is invading Philadelphia in 1793 and commences widespread panic. Mattie Cook is a girl who lives with her mother and grandfather in a coffeehouse. Her life drastically changes as yellow fever takes over and infects her mother and the people she loves. She faces many obstacles during the cataclysm. By using character development and dialogue Laurie Halse Anderson creates a lesson that difficult times can make someone a better person.
The Crucible: Character Analysis The book/play The Crucible by Arthur Miller tells the story of the people involved in the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts starting in 1692. Elizabeth and John Proctor lived on a farm with their three sons. John Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams that affected a lot of the events that happened during the story. Abigail had become obsessed with John Proctor and even tried to get rid of Elizabeth just to be with him. Elizabeth was a timid but untrusting women while John was violent and stubborn man.