While she was there, the old Jewish woman’s words finally gained some meaning. She realized that she didn’t have to be at her home to be herself, she would always be Catherine. This made Catherine more mature, she changed by knowing that she was, and would always be, herself. She says, “I am like the Jews in our hall, driven from England, from one life to another, and yet for them exile was no exile.” (Cushman 202).
Her mom is supposed to be happy to see her husband. As Saranell and Geneva are packing to go to Tyler, Texas or so Saranell thought. They actually were packing to go to Washington where all the generals were. "But no books. We don't have room for books" (Carr 99).
Summary: This story features two main protagonist characters, Mariam and Laila. Mariam, an illegitimate child raised by her mother, wishes to live with her father and her nine half-siblings in Herat. Finally, Jalil agrees to take her to watch a movie as her 15th birthday’s wish but later he doesn’t show up. Mariam sets in her own journey to Herat, without informing Nana. She doesn’t meet Jalil but the next morning when Jalil 's chauffeur drives Mariam home, she finds that her mother’s dead body.
This experience occurs before Kayson says she “Went Crazy.” (Kaysen. 1994. Girl, Interrupted). She speaks with the boyfriend about possibly killing herself every time something goes wrong showing that she has a truly morbid sense of reality. As for dissociative behaviors, the only thing that I can see her doing is when she flashes to memories while in the middle of a conversation.
Soon, the other June comes along and ruins June’s happiness. June didn 't want time to pass, every passing second just led to Tuesdays, which was the day she would get assaulted and bullied. June doesn’t tell her mom that any of this is happening, all she tells her mom is that she fell on the cement. Little did June know it would get much worse when she coincidentally moves in next to the other June. In the end, as the other June was going to stab June, the teacher saw and the other June got sent to the office.
The night that Governor Winthrop died and Dimmesdale stood upon the scaffold, it was said that a faint A could be seen lighting the sky. Finally, as Hester lives out her final days in her cottage so many women look to her for advisory help. Starting on the scaffold so many years ago, stood a woman clutching a baby close to her with a bright letter distinctly upon her breast. Hester withstood this punishment as well as her scarlet A, she was grateful they had not put her to death. The scarlet letter representing her sin and the evil within, she raised her child to be a free thinking spirit.
Mama dreams of reconciling with Dee on a television program where she embraces her “with tears in her eyes” (494). Although Mama’s dislike of Dee grows throughout the story, she never tells lies about her. In fact, she tries to make both daughters happy in the end, giving the home-made blankets to Maggie and telling Dee to “take one or two of the others” (499). In addition, the reader gains much insight into Mama’s character when she shares her feelings before snatching the blankets from Wangero: “When I looked at her like that something hit me in the top of my head and ran down to the soles of my feet.
When Hilly finds out that Celia hired Minny, she decides to completely kick her out of her “club”. Later, we find out about that thing Minny did when she said “I got her back”. Minny baked a pie for Hilly to apologize for
This meant she had to give up her happiness to fulfill the promise she made to her mother that she wouldn’t shame the family and she did everything in her power to keep that promise. Her daughter, Waverly Jong, did not have the same devotion to the meaning of the word “promise”. Amy Tan wrote, “A daughter can promise to come to dinner, but if she has a headache, if she has a traffic jam, if she wants to watch her favorite movie on TV, she no longer has a promise (Tan 42).” The younger generation does not apply as much devotion to the smaller things in life as their moms did because they did not grow up in the culture that the older
She was seven years old when her mother told her that she was pregnant once again. Bonnie showed no excitement at the news because she believed that it was just going to be another clunky brother. Imagine her joy when her mother arrived home and placed her baby sister, Laura May, in her lap. She fell madly in love! The nearly eight-year difference never phased her.