Janie is characterized as a strong, self-sufficient, and independent. But, she was introduced to the book as all these things, but the author shows how she had developed into someone with these qualities throughout the course of the rest of the book beginning with flashback. At the beginning of the flashback, she was portrayed to be naïve and she had allowed Nanny to set her up with Logan Killicks whom she soon found out that she hadn’t really seemed to love. It was then when she had realized that her ideals had differed from those of her grandmother’s. Her grandmother believed that a huband should be wealthy and able to provide for the wife, but Janie believed there had to be a sense of mutual love between both partners in a relationship.
Christina Jane Tanios 201600071 Title: Outline Topic: Leighton Meester General purpose: To inform. Specific purpose: To inform my audience about how Leighton Meester’s family issues did not hold her back. Central idea: Leighton Meester’s hardships as a little girl did not stand in the way of her having a happy family life and a successful career. Method of organization: Topical order Introduction How many of you in this room today want to be successful? How many of you want to find Mr.
When Jing –mei got her new cut she was excited, but later realized it was harder than it seems. In conclusion, “ Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, was about Jing-mei and finding herself, even without her mothers help. Shirley Temple and Peter Pan were good moments in the story, but helped discover that just because they were happy moments, doesn’t mean that’s all a prodigy does. Jing –mei thought all the stuff her mom did help her, but it didn’t. It made her think about herself and her life.
Reading Lupe 's story, I was impressed by how she kept trying even after she was put down so many times. Not everyone can turn rejection into motivation, but Lupe kept going in hopes of making a better future for her family. Unfortunately, even today in this country non-English speakers/people who struggle with English are often seen as uneducated and less than. I 'd ask Lupe what advice she could give to people who, unlike her, feel they have no motivation to keep trying to succeed in a system that seems set up for them to
And if “Had anyone been there with her, she’d have been still and faint and hot with chagrin, (Mairs 259).” Instead of pitying herself, Mairs is able joke about her hardships in her day-to-day life despite having physical incapabilities. She then continues with a steady, yet uplifting tone as she explains the reasoning behind why she labels herself as a “cripple”, stating that it is a “clean word, straightforward, and precise, (Mairs 260).” She believes that words like “disabled” or “handicapped” are words that are “moving [her] away from her condition, to be widening the gap between word and reality, (Mairs 260).” By using these euphemisms for her condition, people tend to view her as something she isn 't. She believes that these words characterize no one because "Society is no readier to accept crippledness than to accept death, war, sex, sweat, or wrinkles, (Mairs
As Taylor begins this new chapter in her life she becomes selfless and more loving. Her new selflessness allows for Taylor to grow and change as she lives this new chapter in her life. Taylor care about herself about she also cares about Lou Ann just as much. Lou Ann is always putting herself down and is very insecure about her image. Taylor always tries “to be positive with her, although I’d learned that even compliments” seemed to be insulting to Lou Ann (103).
Consequently, Melinda was running away from Mr. Neck and stumbled across and old janitor’s closet, this helped in her transformation of who she is at the end of the novel. When Melinda ran into the closet, she felt safe. Moreover, the closet helped Melinda in many ways, such as a way to exit from drama. Her closet was her safe haven, she made many decisions that bettered her and people she cares about.
In an article an author wrote, “Nanny states that although she could not realize her own dreams, Janie need not suffer such restriction: ‘It wasn 't for me to fulfill my dreams.... But nothing can 't stop you from wishin '....’” (Hattenhauer). Although Janie may not realize it, her Nanny has always supported her dreams when she was young. This shows the theme because Janie has always had a vision of the life she
Bethia felt the urge to finish writing the story of Caleb and Joel because she knew that if she didn 't write about them, and acknowledge their greatness then nobody would. Bethia was at a disadvantage most of her young life; she was a girl who wasn 't allowed to receive the education that she wanted. That is why she felt an affinity towards Caleb and Joel. They were two young people disadvantaged because the color of their skin. They were treated unfairly and never truly got the respect that they deserved.
When it comes to certain items, I am very particular about where everything goes. If everything is organized, it eliminates the stress of searching for these items at a later time. I cannot tell you how many times my sister, Mia, has misplaced my hairbrush because she did not return it. Therefore, I believe that for my personal sanity and stress prevention, our room should be organized. However, when explaining this to Mia, I allow my pathos to control me.