A Literary Analysis Of Kick Kennedy By Barbara Leaming

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Literary Analysis The motivation of others can come in many different varieties. In the book, Kick Kennedy, written by Barbara Leaming, it demonstrates the use of individual characters to show the difference in motives. The book is written about Kick Kennedy’s life from the age of six teen until her death. Set in the early twentieth century, it highlights her interactions with her family and lover. While writing this book, Leaming used all the characters to show how their motivations affected others. The author uses characters such as, Joe Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Billy Cavendish, and Kick Kennedy to show their individual motivations. In the book the author showed Joe Kennedy’s motivation is imagery. Joe was a very ambitious man everything he did was with pride and hard work. He helped in the development…show more content…
Similar to Joe social status was very important. Being a woman and raising children that are pampered to be in politics everything had to be perfect. “When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity” (Kennedy). Having to be perfect in the public eye made Rose tyrannical. Religion was a huge part in Rose’s life. Being brought up on a strict way of life made her that way. Since being brought up that way she believed marrying someone in another religion was a sin (Leaming 49). Rose kept this belief throughout her life. With strong religious beliefs and caring about her family’s social status, she came off as a harsh person to be around. She told Kick that the reason Billy past away was because she sinned marrying a man of another religion. There was many more situations that lead off that way from Rose. Some situations were similar to

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