“Chinese Cinderella is the true story of my childhood up to the age of fourteen[...]My family considered me bad luck[...]They discriminated against me and made me feel unwanted all my life.” (Yen Mah xi). Chinese Cinderella is about a young girl who was unwanted and unloved. Her family was cruel and barbaric. She grew up in a tough time when the communists were invading China and that wasn 't even the worst of her problems. In the autobiography, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, is a depressing story because her father doesn 't remember his daughter 's name or birthday, her siblings blame Adeline for their mother 's death, and that she wanted to be part of a different family who was kinder to her.
Byatt posits that “the girls discussed whether their sending off was a sort of holiday or punishment, both as they had ideas that they were not very good children” (4). After the encounter with the thing Penny aspirations are to help children who find themselves in similar life threatening circumstances. Penny grew up to be a child psychologist and Messud of The New York Times observes that “it was the encounter with the Thing that had led her to deal professionally in dreams …” As a therapist, Penny wanted to be better placed to confront the terrifying encounter, not just for themselves, but also for others. This caring nature of Penny is evident throughout the story from the moment they share a chocolate and an apple with Primrose on the train, and their constant patronizing. For instance, during the visit to the forest where they encountered the thing, Penny tells Alys, the smallest child in the group that vainly tried to attach themselves to Penny and Primrose, “you’re too little, you must stay here,… it is for your own good”
“‘...you’ve got to do something about her,” Aunty was saying. ‘You’ve let things go on too long Atticus, too long.’” (Lee, 136). Aunt Alexandra was a fickle creature, insisting things be done in a proper manner, done with such etiquette, such precision. Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” tells a compelling story of growing up and coping with the aspects of everyday life, even when it be out of the ordinary. Scout being a young and free girl had to learn to cope with the everyday pressure of her Aunt Alexandra’s expectations pushing her down.
C.E. Atkins states, “Talk about rape, like talk about love, hardly ever hits its target” (175). This quote from Atkins can relate to what the audience is thinking about how Blanche is feeling right now. At this time, Blanche is discouraged by how she has been treating her sister. At this time, Stella realizes that Blanche needs help, and plans to put her into a mental
Though she feels guilty about beating her children, she cannot help beating them again. So she tries to justify herself: “perhaps it was having no money or may be it was Cholly,” but they “sure worried the life out of me” (124). Her children’s daily needs become lighted matches to the fuse of her disappointment as a black woman denied beauty and romantic love. Wade- Gayles says, “the notion of motherhood as a sacred calling lived out in Sistine tranquility is a rhetorical lie in Pauline’s culture” (72). Morrison destroys the stereotypical image of the strong, loving black mother through
From the beginning, it is clear that Skeeter is different. She treats the African American maids around her with more respect and kindness than any of her colleagues, and she seems genuinely concerned about their emotions and protecting them from the gossip and talk that goes on behind their backs. After learning of her own childhood maid, Constantine’s, firing while she was away for university, she begins to grasp just how wrongly these maids are treated while working for their respective white families, and she wants to hear their sides. Although collecting the stories from Abileen, Minny, and the other maids, is burdensome and causes her many stressed nights, she is determined to release the never-before-seen tales of the maids- she wants to make a dent in the vastness of the racism during this period. The best way for her to do so is to use the power of tongue and compile these stories into one grand, anonymous book.
There are many themes in works of literature. My 2 topics of comparison have some themes that pop out from the stories. For Runaway, my fiction topic, a significant theme is poverty. Makes sense, because Holly is an orphan, since her dad died from a tractor accident, and her mother died,due to being a heroin addict. Holly says ‘’It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.’’ She also has hardly any personal belongings and no riches left behind by her parents.
A common trend between her words is the issue of excessive love, most notable in Beloved in which a mother commits infanticide to prevent the child from subjected to slavery (Moyers). Morrison has not taken such extreme measures, her unceasing love for her children can be observed after her one of her son’s death, when “she could not work” and would “barely speak” (Brockes). Despite the pain of losing a child, the author confesses that motherhood is liberating (Moyers). Because she is a single mother, her children solely look up to her as a parental role model. Subsequently, in hopes to instill the qualities she knows will benefit her children – conscientiousness and honesty, for instance – she must display those traits first.
When Things Were Normal When I was little my mother always told me in her soft mom voice you get when your friend stole your doll or you fell of the monkey bars “the best is always going to seem bad at first but eventually everything will be great.” Then i would curl up in her arms and sit there because she gave the best hugs. The ones that make you warm inside, it makes you want to be nice to that grumpy old mrs. perkins that lives across the street with her ten cats. My mother was that kind of person but ever since my mom and dad got divorced everything has changed. Not just at home though, my life will never be the same and i don’t know if ‘eventually it will be great’. The first sound i hear in the morning is that annoying “errrrrriiiiinnggg!”
There had been an incident where she had punched a back-up dancer of hers in the face. After rehab she had found that she had a bipolar disorder and an eating disorder. That was when Demi knew she needed help, she wasn’t self harming because she was depressed she was self harming because she didn’t know what she really had within her body. This goes for many teens they don’t know their full story of their health. Demi Lovato is now world famous and more of a role model to all girls/boys for helping them with self harm issues all the time.