She takes her anger out on the youngest daughter, Rose. Usually Camille would redirect Cookie’s rage, but Camille hasn’t been home for months. So, Regina intervenes, and Cookie responds by beating her to the edge of consciousness. A teacher suspects abuse and reports the family to a social worker. One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her.
The girls had planned to save Pecola not by direct intervention but rather indirectly planting flower seeds in their backyard. They feel that if the seeds sprout, then everything will turn out fine and Pecola ' s baby will live. Unfortunately, "there were no marigolds in the fall of 1941" (fragment 2) and Pecola 's baby dies shortly after birth. The baby 's death symbolizes Pecola 's loss of future which is apparent in her descent into madness. The damage done was total.
Once upon a time in the early 1830s, lived a young lady Bessie Vanburen, her a daughter Brea Vanburen and Bessie husband Brandon Vanburen. The Vanburen lived in a small town called Camelot, in the middle of nowhere, where Bessie grew up at. Back in 1821 Bessie and her mother Brenda weren’t getting along because Bessie was becoming a teenager. Brenda and Bessie would never see eye to eye. So one Day Brenda came home yelling about something and Bessie got very upset and couldn’t take the stressing anymore.
Mrs. Dubose is a sickly old woman who looked gross and disgusting in the eyes of Jem and Scout. She nagged them whenever she saw them pass by, sometimes saying offensive things to them or their family. In a fit of rage, Jem decided to ruin her front yard to try to teach her a lesson about not messing with his family. His consequence for doing so was to go and read to the old lady for two hours a day. He then read to Mrs. Dubose until a month before she passed away.
Julian 's mother 's family lost all of their wealth after the civil war, and at a certain point in the story she considers returning a hat she purchased to pay her gas bill. Later on in the story while Julian and his mother are on the bus together she tries to give a kid of color a penny because she believes he needs it. Although Julian tries to stop her from doing this, she does it anyway. Julian is tries to annoy his mother by being friends with people of color, and by scolding his mother on how they should be treated. In "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by O 'Connor Julian and his mother cannot effectively communicate without angering each other because Julian suffers from narcissism, and his mother suffers from borderline personality disorder, as a result both of these characters ' conditions eventually lead to Julian 's mother getting hit because of her cluelessness.
Later in the story, a fire destroys Rasheed’s shop, leaving him unemployed, at the same time Mariam comes to know of her father’s death. With no one left to help the family, Rasheed decides to give away Aziza to an orphanage, yet again an act of gender biasing. Laila somehow managed to visit her daughter daily, she is relieved that at least her daughter won’t have to stay hungry but is beaten brutally several times by Rasheed for visiting her, still nothing deters her. The story again takes a turn when Tariq returns to Laila, when he visits her house, “she didn’t dare move a muscle. She didn’t dare breathe, or blink even...laila stood perfectly still
"Ah can’t die easy thinkin’ maybe de menfolks white or black is makin’ a spit cup outa you: Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate." Nanny is beyond exhausted. She grew up during slavery, was raped and had to raise her child, Leafy, without a father. Nanny never got married because she was worried that Leafy would be trampled upon like she was.
The memoir details the struggles and freedoms of a young woman in a new land. In her memoir, Santiago reveals the history of her life and her family in the Puerto Rican Island. She was the first born to her parents, even though she says her father has an older daughter she has never seen. Santiago tells how her parents’ relationship was on the rocks because her mother suspected her dad was unfaithful (Santiago 107). During all this, her younger brother Raymond is badly injured in a bicycle accident.
In fact, their lives are complete opposites. For example: Jane’s parents died while she was very young. Therefore, she lived with Mrs. Reed and her horrendous children. Jane was yelled at, beaten, bullied, and terrorized. Jane explained her living conditions.
In “Desiree’s Baby”, Kate Chopin writes about a young girl named Desiree, who is abandoned and taken in by Madame Valmonde and her husband, however Desiree’s new family has zero knowledge of Desiree’s background. As Desiree grows up she falls in love with Armand Aubigny, who ignores the mysterious background of Desiree and asks her for marriage. During their marriage, the couple is able to have a son; although, Desiree begins to notice that her son does not have the similar appearance as a white baby. Confused and heartbroken, Desiree rushes to her husband for help, yet Armand pushes her away and forces her to leave him by claiming that Desiree is not white. With Desiree gone, Armand finds a letter from his mother who hopes that Armand will
Thematic Essay Cut by Patricia McCormick is based on a girl named Callie. She has family troubles at home with her brother Sam, her mother, and her dad. Callie starts to cut herself, getting instantly addicted because she feels that it ‘relieves her pain’. Her family soon finds out and they send her to a treatment facility named Sea Pines (or Sick Minds as Callie likes to call it), that helps people deal with drug abuses, mental illnesses, and disorders. Callie stops talking when she arrives to Sea Pines, ignoring therapists, her group of girls that she was put in for Sea Pines, and even her family.