It should make one more versatile and adaptable, like Tan’s mother. Growing up Tan tells a story about pretending she was her own mother in a conflict communicated over the phone; she expressed her shame about the situations that broken English had put her in. Unfortunately, her mother’s English was so poor there was no other way to mitigate the situation. Using “broken” English, her mother always seemed to resolve her issues and go about her life quite easily. If her mother spoke a broken form of English and managed to accomplish things in life, one should be able to write this way.
She wanted to take placement exams for math, and english, but the front desk person only asked about the english exam. He said she should call somebody and not email them. She didn’t like idea because she couldn’t do any spell-check or editing to the words. Through this story you can’t put yourself down because of others and frustration. Just because you can’t
Melba Pattillo Beals wrote Warriors Don’t Cry as a memoir of her battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High. The nonfictional story focuses on the life of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the nine teenagers chosen to integrate central high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Being threatened and harassed by her school mates while her own community ignore her during her attempt to bring equality in Arkansas is heartbreaking as her remarkable story is displayed in this book. There are lots of literary elements used to create this memoir as they help the writing spring to life. Some of them are: first point of view, conflict, plot, theme, symbolism etc.
She knows the trouble she will get in with her teacher Miss Crocker and Mama when she stands up for Little Man. Cassie says on page 27 “Miz Crocker,” I said, I don’t want my book neither.” She says this because in the front cover of their books it has a chart that shows who has owned it and the condition it is in. It says nigra, very poor condition, and that is why Little Man doesn’t want his because he thinks it is not fair that they get the old worn out ones, and the white students get the brand new ones. This is why Cassie understands that Little Man doesn’t want his book, and how she stands up for him. She shows courage by this
She’s an introvert which is ok, but not in her perspective. From the minute she woke up, she knew she didn’t want to be this age and that trouble would come. She wasn’t the most mature in her grade as she had a more creative way of thinking about ages. That’s why when it came to the gross, ugly, dirty sweater the teacher had found, Rachel could not resist arguing the teacher that it
And it’s this: tahamul. Endure” (18 Hosseini). Nana teaches her how to endure the constant abuse of women from society which helps her later in the story when she marries Rasheed. Mariam is also affected intellectually. Early in the story, Mariam has Mullah Fazullah speak with Nana to see if Nana will let her attend school but Nana will not allow it.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.
While it is quite obvious that they are very different, how their parents are able to raise them is one of the most noticeable factors. The parents of Stacey and the parents of T.J. raise their children in their own ways. Mary Logan, Stacey’s mother, is strict and very concerned for her son’s safety and refuses to allow him to travel to dangerous places. For example, when one of Stacey’s friends asked him if he wanted to sneak out to the Wallace , a shop run by racist whites, and learn new dances, he replied with, “Mama told us not to go down there”(73). Mrs. Logan clearly cares about her children, and does everything within her power to keep them safe.
What are you doing here? You are wasting your time.” When I heard this, I became very indignant, but I remained still. When I arrived home later that day, I realized I couldn’t let her degrade me like that. Yes, my English is imperfect, but she shouldn’t have treated me in such an inhumane manner. I was determined to surpass her in every academic endeavor we took part in at school.
"I do not want to go to Speech today," I whined to my parents. They were worried about me not receiving the help. "Your test scores say you need the help, honey, we are just trying to help you out and this can benefit you," my dad explains. Since I was an elementary