Miss Emily was intimidating to people and they were scared of her. Faulkner describes in the beginning how for years her father did not pay taxes. After his death Miss Emily also did not pay taxes. City Authorities arrived at her house to collect and she simply stated “See Colonel Sartoris. I have no taxes in Jefferson” (145).
“Oh no, there is nothing more cruel than this-I’ll never forgive it” (Porter 82). Although Granny does not mention it, it is mentioned in Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘The Jilting of Granny Weatherall’: A Modern Tragedy? that John’s early death could be seen as yet another jilting. When he died, she had to manage a large farm by herself, which may have never given her the life she wanted. She fenced in a hundred acres once, which she claims to have “changed a woman” (Porter 79).
Wollstonecraft was an English native was born on April 27, 1959 in Spanfields, London. Her childhood was a difficult one because her mom fell to the grave too early from her abusive father. At the age of 19 she sought a means of income to escape her father by established a school in Newington Green with her sister and best friend. A few short years later her friend passed and to deal with the grief she became a governess in Ireland. Although this position wasn’t for her and she returned to England to be an advisor to Joseph Johnson who was a publisher of radical texts in London.
When i started school i was acting up and never wanted to do any work or homework and my grandmother had to come to the school everyday. I never really cared about reading and writing because i wasn't really good at it, so i never really worked on reading and writing. My grandmother signed me up to a online program called Hooked on Phonics to help me read and write, but i never paid attention to it and skipped all the lesson because it was boring. When i was young i felt like i was on my own because my mother was away and my father was somewhere and my grandmother had all her grandchildren she took care of, so nobody took the time to teach me how to read and write. I felt like i didn't need to learn how to read and write because nobody told me or showed me how important reading and write and learn how to articulate.
Summary Gathering Blue was written by a Newbery Award Winner, Lois Lowry. The book starts off with a girl named Kira, she has a broken leg which keeps her from doing a lot of things. Unfortunately, Kira has no siblings and her mother and father died, which makes her an orphan. This created a lot of controversy, whether or not Kira should stay in the village because she has no guardians to watch her. Kira agreed to live in the Council Edifice where she is given a task for the community after she went to court.
At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel.
Her parents were James and Lou Hazel. In her early years she would avoid her father as he was abusive and was the leader of their family. When Nannie was seven, she was a passenger on a train that came to a halt. She hit her head, then proceeded to have migraines,blackouts, as well as depression. In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school.
She is a “motherless child from the day she [is] born” (67), and Stobrod abandons her at a young age. She is forced to grow up early and provide for herself in order to survive, which is contrary to characters in commercial fiction who do not face real life issues like this. Ruby’s childhood and adult life are harsh realities and are not sugar coated. Ruby never mentions her father to Ada and chooses to bottle up her past instead. Ada is shocked as Ruby says, “My daddy.
Ariel’s dad has made sure she never meets any of her family. Her father is constantly avoiding the topic of family. He’s made sure that they move around enough that no one can find them. Her father claims that her mom ran away when she was two year old to be with her girlfriend. Ariel’s dad calls the mom a “whore”,
I never had a united family. My father moved out of my house when I was 3, at the same time my grandmother died. As a result, it left my mother depressed in a house with two children. She depended on my father for child support, who was very inconsistent with his payments because they never officially got divorced. This lead to my mother’s anxiety erupting everyday, worrying if she will have the money to support us through the week.