Her childhood was not the typical childhood you would see in our daily life, it was harsh ,tough, full of insults, and taunts followed by the piercing stares of everyone around her, because of how she looked. Growing up like this, Lucy Grealy undertook the “... account of nearly twenty-year attempt to surgically restore a jaw lost to cancer” ( Mintz, Susannah B). but it never worked up
For example, in the text it said she won: “Spelling bee champion 3 times in a row, blue ribbon awardee in the science fair, she is a straight-A student, and many more!” She must have had to study a lot, be responsible, and have to have stayed on top of her homework. In addition, Lupe is not good at sports, In the story it said “No matter how hard she tried she couldn’t run as fast as the other girls.” Another example why Lupe is determined, is because in the story it said that she did 20 push-ups on her fingertips. I can’t even do one push-up on my own hand let alone my finger tips. She must have had to keep trying and practicing. This shows that she is determined to keep
In Lupe’s case, her father left the family when she was five, an example of one of Agnew’s three major types of negative relations: the removal of positive stimuli. Her father’s departure hurt, angered Lupe, leading her to seek comfort through excessive eating, the only way she knew how to handle her emotions, which ultimately led her to become 400 pounds by the 9th grade. However, according to Agnew, not all people would have responded to this strain the same way, it just turned out that her mother had a nervous breakdown after her husband left and turned to drugs and eventually ended up in prison. This suggests that Lupe didn’t have any resources or social support available such that she couldn’t turn to her mother for help. Additionally, her sister was younger than her and couldn’t provide any support, as she didn’t know what to say to her, meaning that Lupe couldn’t cope in conforming ways.
She became strong as she realized that she was not as little as everyone thought she was a girl who found her strength through watching all the other women who were carrying the Congos life on their shoulders. She realized she can change her ways and be the girl she really wanted to be the one who helped others for the right reasons, the one who even when everyone judges her she does what is right. Leah is an inspiration to other girls who would stand up for their own beliefs. Leah being on of the four children of Nathan and Orleanna Price was also one of the main characters to realize the life outside of herself and change for the good of everyone except her
In Act 1: Scene 8, Lucy’s feelings about marriage are meant to represent how Victorian men said that women should act towards marriage when she says, “Why can’t they let a girl marry three men at once, or at least as many as want her?”. By describing Lucy as saying this, it emphasises the promiscuous nature of her character who comes across to the reader as an immature young woman who is playfully suggesting becoming a bigamist. However, another idea that is created is that Lucy has been brought up to believe that marriage is the be all and end all of an upper-class woman’s existence. This would explain why she is instinctively tempted to accept any marriage proposal that she might be offered from any male character that ‘want to have her’. Thirdly, it’s also implied that her main priority in life is to get married and that any other ambitions should be put to one side until that day.
Other people believe that hate is stronger or love is stronger. A lot of people I know believe love is stronger than hate. Their backup statement is Romeo and Juliet fell in love even though they’re suppose to hate each other. And unfortunately there are a lot of statements that could be comprehended as saying love is stronger than hate or that hate is stronger than love. But with me, I comprehended it in a way not many do, and that way is that love and hate are equal to each other.
The young innocent girl is going through a rough time in her life. She lost her brother because of the war but is too young to comprehend how people grieve in different forms. Her father, for example, is in denial and will not get over the death of his son. The transformation of the closet comes into play when the young girl is trying to seek her father’s attention because she craves his love and affection. She figures out that if she dresses up in clothes that give her features to resemble a male, then her father pays more attention to her.
Lucy’s rejection of society’s emphasis on appearance frees her from the insecurities that are brought upon by a self-image based on looks. Instead, she finds her self-worth in her intelligence and autonomy. At this point, Lucy has lived in America for over a year, and still she says “Everything I could see made me feel I would never be part of it, never penetrate to the inside, never be taken in” (Kincaid, 154). Although she has found this new independence in America that she would not have found as a woman at home, she is still pained by her disconnection with the society around her. From leaving her family to leaving Mariah, her path to becoming an independent woman has forced herself to sacrifice a sense of security that comes with belonging.
Hazel became happy and strong again because she knew that 's what Gus would want for her. She went to see Isaac (their friend) and comforted him, she comforted Gus’s family and tried to cheer them up also. She became closer with her parents and had a good time. In the story is says “without pain we wouldnt know joy.” This is perfect for what Hazel is going through. Without that pain of Guys being gone, she might not be as close with her parents, and Isaac.