First in the Slave girl , Shyima was 10 years old when she was taken . She had lived with the Ibrahims and worked for very little pay .Her mother decided it was time for shy’mia to help out the white people next door out into the farmhouse. Then after that Shymia was domestic and poor . Her mother had taken several loans from the Ibrahims for medical Bills .While Shymia had nothing when she was a slave her and the rest of the slaves had no money for school , dentist or doctors . Another supporting idea about slavery and family in the central themes .
While the other girls grumbled that their piece rates had dropped so that it had hardly been worth slaving…” ( Paterson, p. 86) The implication is, Lyddie is not paid by the hour, but also from how much fabric she makes. Other factory girls are not even increasing their pay, in fact their pay is only lowering. In addition to the other girls not even going to budge working because of their low pay, Lyddie has a chance to get the money she needs to reunite with her family. Therefore, if Lyddie were to sign the petition, her pay will only decrease. Lyddie is already making a good amount of money, signing the petition will only slow her down, and even worse, Lyddie could be dismissed leaving her with debt.
McCorvey was unmarried, and already had a 5 year old daughter. Her mother had custody of her daughter, because she couldn’t afford to take care of her. McCorvey was working as a waitress, when she found out she was pregnant. She had previously worked with a traveling circus, selling tickets. She didn’t have any money, and felt like she wasn’t fit to care for a child.
Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days. Then the money would be gone and the refrigerator would be empty again” (Walls 67). Rose Mary did not provide an income for the family, she spends most of her time immersed in various artistic projects, though never ones that could support her family. She also did not like to cook and often told her children to cook for themselves; it is due to her careless attitude that Jeannette burned
By the time she was eight years old, Clara had not made a single friend, so her parents decided to send her to a boarding school. Clara was so overwhelmed that her problem became even worse, so her parents soon withdrew her from the school. She first found her calling when she tended to her favorite brother, David,
Have you ever been separated from your family? If you have, then you probably have been scared, and frantically searched for them. You were probably relieved when you found them a few minutes later. Well, in Katherine Paterson 's Lyddie, we meet the protagonist, a 12-year-old girl by the name of Lyddie, who lived in Vermont in the 1800s. Lyddie was sent away to work to earn money for her family and her farm.
Blanche DuBois first came to New Orleans to stay with her sister Stella Kowalski. She told her sister she was only visiting, but her large suitcase implied otherwise. Her sudden appearance is strange, as she and Stella have had minimal contact with one another since Stella left home. Blanche explained that she has lost the family estate, Belle Reve, due to finances and had been let go of her English teaching position because of her nerves. We later find out that this is not the case.
The asylums would not examine the family situation in the weeks before the arrival of the inmates, but a lot of the women who entered the asylums were unmarried mothers, victims of sexual abuse, rape or incest (Smith 2007). In the 19th century the inmates were the ones that decided if they stayed, they were allowed leave at any time (Luddy 1995). Magdalen asylums became a last resort as the 19th century ended (Smith 2007). Before 1900 around forty percent of the women that entered the institutions, did it on their own accord and were not sent there by others (Smith 2007). A lot of women were left with the option of the workhouse or else the magdalen asylum so it was a choice for those who entered the asylum (Smith 2007).
Mary Queen of Scots Mary queen of scots was a ruler who married a lot because of deaths and torture. She was supposed to be the most beautiful queen at that time and gathered a lot of attention because of that. When she grew up and Elizabeth was ruling, a lot of the catholic crown noticed her as she was full catholic. She also knew that Elizabeth did not have a child let alone a male heir to carry on the line of succession. But she did have James who was next for both the English and Scottish thrones which would make him a future strong leader.