Initially, Lily deduced that Rosaleen was a prime example of how all African-Americans were—uncultured and not possibly as smart as Lily, being light-skinned. She discovers later on that this stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. The Boatwright sisters (especially August) is described as intelligent, special, and thoughtful which contradicts Lily’s earlier belief (Kidd, 2001). From this, Lily identifies her own prejudice about different races’ capabilities, and she forms her own opinions in place of society’s disdain and bias against the other race. Although people may feel that their opinion is concrete and that differing opinions would be unnecessary, opinions can easily be influenced by experiences over time.
Hester changes throughout the novel. She makes a mistake, and it changes her for the better. She becomes more confident, courageous, and strong. The “A” redeems Hester, and she is finally free. Hester does not let the “A” define her, and that helps her grow as a person.
Especially important was the fact that Louisa had years to adjust to these major life changes. As a quiet, naive girl who thinks very little of herself, Louisa may have struggled with the major change of becoming Mistress of a home at too early of an age. Instead, in the decade and a half that she waited on her betrothed, she grew and matured. This growth in strength was facilitated by her living situation. She was able to flourish in a familiar setting, surrounded by her favorite things.
But in order to be more mature she needs to have something influence her in a way to realize that her childish ways were fine as a kid but now that she is growing up and becoming older she needs to start thinking about things deeper than herself. lucky for Anita that is exactly what happens. An external influence changes the way she thought, the way she acted it changed everything about her and by the end of the book the young Anita that we thought we knew had changed into a young woman who was extremely
At this point Janie’s character starts to develope into a more independent woman who cared less about what he husband wanted and more about what she wanted. “Janie took the easy way away from a fuss. She didn’t change her mind but she agreed with her mouth”(Hurston 63). Janie only verbally agreed with Joe because it kept the tension down in their relationship, and made them look like they were still happy and in love. Hurston uses moments like this to show how Janie started to mature and grow, to realize that's a loveless marriage is just useless fights day after day, and when in higher power putting on a show for the
It would be a kind of payment.” (134) This shows Taylor would give up her only freetime just to know that Turtle is in safe hands. As her love and affection grows towards Turtle, Taylor would do anything to keep Turtle safe and starts becoming more organized with motherly schedules. Starting out as a confused young lady, Taylor Greer matures into a loving individual that is not scared to take risks. Throughout the book, The Bean Trees, written by Barbra Kingsolver, readers get to see Taylor grow up through her eyes and narration. At first Taylor is unsure about what her life may look like but by the end of the story the reader gets to see Taylor with her new family in Tucson, Arizona and predict what may happen next.
In Dwight Okita's story we see the openness and acceptance of her way of life from her parents to live the life of this new land. In Cisneros' story we see the direct opposition of her lifestyle by the grandmother. Overall we see in both stories we see that no matter your country of origin we will all face adversity from others to be accepted as americans and no matter these struggles nothing can stop one from being what they choose to be in life. The two narrators show innocence and compassion for their ways of life despite the opposition of the US government in Okita's story and the grandmother in Cisneros'
Although she was once a housekeeper for Lily's mother, August also graduated from college and became a high school teacher. She also decided not to marry because it would take away some of her independence, something she’ll always love more than a man. Lily has never met any woman like August Boatwright. That’s why August's most important function in the novel is to help Lily on her way to maturity and acceptance of herself as a good human being.
“Mrs. Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her.” This, in short, is the beginning of her true awakening to her individuality and awareness of self. Though not entirely aware, Edna had always attempted to be different, to go outside of the lines people had drawn her in and do the exact opposite of what they wanted. For example, Edna Pontellier had ultimately only become Mrs. Pontellier because of her sister’s and father’s heavy disapproval of Léonce’s
They have personalities that define them and principles that they follow. The secondary character in “The 80 Yard Run”, Louise, transformed herself from a naïve, sporadic girl to a responsible and organized woman who then led both her and Christian’s life together to a semi-stable lifestyle. As explained earlier in the story by Christian, she was a young adult looking for something new and unique, but as she got older and times got more difficult she found interest in art and used that to get her life back on track while his fell apart. Adolescents usually are carless, sensitive, and quick to act on a dangerous situation or event. They all have their own interest and talents, but still are inexperienced.
Everybody has gone through something that has changed them, in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, shows this, where the main character becomes a different person in a way that she could never look back into the past. This book narrates the life story of a young girl, Liesel, who experiences many events during World War II that makes her change her perspective of life, and also herself. These experiences have led to Liesel becoming a more mature, brave and independent girl. As a result of learning what life really offers, Liesel has become a much more mature girl.