Laila again struggled for her second child, again a sacrifice, even when the child this time belonged to Rasheed. The doctor said, “if we delay, you will lose the baby” “then cut me open....cut me open and give me my baby. (P- 283)” the strength and edurance of a woman has no end. The introductoion of zalmai, a male child, as a counterpart to the female child, aziza, serves to illustrate further the unfair treatment of woman under the present government. 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.
HOOK In the play medea the eponymous main character is already debased and seen as weak and powerless and is already surrendering to pain and melts away in her days, Her man left her. But later in the play she becomes empowered and comes up with this devious plan to get revenge. CONNECTION The same issue that she faces while trying to get over this terrible break up is the same issue she’ll resolve in the end.
She is apparently quiet after her boyfriend has told her he do not want children. She is actually shattered and she murders her children. It seems a little exaggerated, but it is a consequence of all the situations she has repressed during her life. As Cixous explains ‘’every woman has known the torment of getting up to speak: a double distress. ’’(Cixous,
An Unlikely Influence In the short stories “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry death prevails as the dominant theme. Many of the characters learn what true sacrifice looks like from the actions of those around them. Upon her husband’s death, Gwilan, from “Gwilan’s Harp” discovers the heartbreak of loss, but by the story’s end, Gwilan discovers her worth. “The Washwoman” tells the tale of a hardy, but elderly washwoman, whose death greatly affects a young Jewish boy for better. Finally, “The Last Leaf” unravels the story of unlikely hero, and how he saves a young painter from her death.
The verdict to stop the marriage between Tita and Pedro was not only cruel but also led to increased loneliness for her daughter. I am convinced that the mother is excessively harsh on her child, and every slight protest is met with angry tirades and physical violence. For instance, Mama Elena subjected Tita to beatings when she was accused of intentionally ruining the wedding cake as well as when the mother was blamed for the death of Pedro. As for me, the book vividly demonstrates how specific behavioral models initially intended to help women cope with difficulties may exacerbate the situation. Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate highlights the issues faced by women in the society.
Mariatu believes that if she just dies it would be much better than having her hands cut off and experience all the pain and suffering. Mariatu’s request advances the plot because later on you can see her opinion reflect when she tries to kill herself because she cannot handle
The deep phycology of her belief that her life has been wasted and she has lost time that she cannot regain. The break up starts a ripple effect of nostalgia, defeat, sadness and despair which leads to a deeper worry and realization of Milly. This is all due to this incident providing the first occasion of Milly having to face her true subconscious fears of not being youthful anymore and her life coming to an end. Due to the long term relationship she feels violated as she devoted do much of her time to this man. These two realizations provide connection which leads to the emotional monologue as she feels like her took precious time from her that she can never get back.
The dwindling numbers of people who survived the near-impossible tell their heart-wrenching accounts of the massacre they witnessed. The Devil’s Arithmetic shows why remembrance is very important for posterity. In a brief summary of the book, there is a family with a Jewish background and a daughter named Hannah. She doesn’t like going to any of her family’s Jewish holiday commemoration and she is tired of remembering what happened during the Holocaust.
by the mean and unkind people in the world. While the families were in hiding, Anne, as well as everyone else, was upset by the fact that they had to hide from the Germans, they had to do this, because if they didn’t they would be sent to a concentration camp, and be put to their deaths. Anne was upset about this but she said “Were not the only people that have had to suffer.”(Frank,510) During the holocaust, many people were treated badly based on religion.
Plath early on highlights the difference between Esther on the outside versus her on the inside- it is the fine line between insanity and baring with the world. A scene from chapter thirteen goes into this very well, a scene in which her and her friends go on a beach trip. On the outside, though she seemingly hates the rays of the sun on her skin, Esther seems to be having fun. Not to mention, she only shows up because she was begged to- for her, it was another mask of happiness against the world. When her and boy number five thousand and sixty two (Cal) swim out into the ocean, still, she is hiding.
Often times, young children had to leave their families and that left them feeling helpless having to be alone. To illustrate, “The departure from my parents was very short and difficult. I had no idea when I would see them again… When I sit here all alone, I often think of my family and then only sad thoughts come to mind.” It was truly an injustice for these families to be separated at the hands of the Nazis. Other times, they were caught and taken to concentration camps and had to watch their families die.
I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why? It even makes her thoughts sink deeper into depression,“it was easy for her to leave me, because she never wanted me in the first place” (252).
Sacrifices are made everyday by people everywhere. You can sacrifice your free time for homework, sacrifice your seat on the metro for an elderly person, sacrifice your money to a charitable organization, or sacrifice your life for your country. All sacrifices show a person’s priorities or what a person values. In the book The Book Thief, several sacrifices of all sizes are made throughout the story. The main character Liesel makes many sacrifices in her life, but one of the most prominent sacrifices throughout the book is her sacrifice of safety and security for her love of books.
One of the most important recurring themes throughout The Book Thief was Liesel’s relationships with all of the people in her life. She grows close with several different people, and trusts, loves, and cares for them all differently but equally. Three of those relationships will be explored more deeply; Liesel’s relationship with her foster father, Hans Hubermann, the Jewish man her family takes in, Max Vanderburg, and her best friend, Rudy Steiner. Liesel’s relationship with Hans is one of the most important, if not the most important, relationships in the novel. Hans is the first person Liesel trusts, and the person who stays with her and loves her until the end.