Despite the fact that she had very little to eat, Elizabeth, “found herself saving milk and apples from her own sparse meals.” As a result of her empathy towards the parents of her students, “No matter how crowded her day, a letter to ease a parents anxiety” was never put off. Even though she suffered from dire poverty herself, Elizabeth thought only of the needs of the children in her charge. These self-sacrificial actions reveal the extent to which Mother Seton would go in putting the lives of others ahead of her own. Charity, courage, and selflessness were the foundational principles on which Mother Seton instituted the Sisters of Charity. These virtues made her the first native born American canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
In In the time of the butterflies, Julia Alvarez uses emotional moments to demonstrate the change in personality of Maria Teresa. Change is the always happening to everyone and there is no way to avoid it. People always try to avoid change, but most change that is related to personal growth, is good, as long as someone learns to adapt to it. Maria Teresa embraces change and because of this, she is able to become a stronger person and learn how to not become put down by other people. In the beginning of the book, Maria Teresa is talking about her diary and she loves to write in it.
Mary Bethune fought for racial equality by preparing Negro girls for higher paid salary positions to stimulate black communities. May created programs that taught young black women skill sets for racial uplift for black Americans. She wanted to provide access for equal treatment by joining forces to end segregation and inequality. Mary was the first African American woman to be involved in the White House assisting four different presidents from 1904-1947. This helped the Daytona Literary for Negro girls to teach both academic and practical skills and how to support themselves while they simultaneously strove towards better opportunities.
As we seen in the novel in Like Water for Chocolate Tita had suffered immensely by her mother Mama Elena’s rage. On the other hand, “during the funeral, Tita really wept for her mother’s death.” During this chapter, we unravel the truth about why Mama Elena was so cruel to Tita her whole life, why she was so bitter and angry; and how Tita comes to terms about making peace with her mother. Tita was able to forgive her mother because she found out why her mother was always so cruel to her. While at her mother’s funeral Tita notices a key around mama Elena’s neck. Tita, “full of morbid curiosity, opened the box.
I believe Simone was very lucky with all the support and freedom of choice she had. If I was in Simone’s situation I don’t think I’d be able to handle it as well as she did. I don’t plan to have any kids in the future and I feel like it would greatly affect my success in the future. I plan to get my PhD in psychology, so that's approximately eight years of post-secondary education and I am not financially stable enough to support myself and a child. I don’t think I could handle having a child this early on in my life.
The most important moment that Sethe ever has with her mother is when she shows Sethe the slave’s mark upon her body, “the cross in the circle burned into the skin under her breast, by which Sethe will be able to identify her if the need should ever come.”(61) As a result of her motherless childhood, Sethe wishes to be the woman and the mother who has “milk love enough for all.”(100) As Paul D informs Sethe, this kind of love is unhealthy for a former slave woman, who might have anyone or anything taken from her at a moment’s notice. She is considered overprotective, over obsessed and too prideful because of her attitude about her mothering. Even though Sethe lacks a real knowledge of her mother when she was a child, she is still able to claim some information about her from Nan, who was assigned to care for Sethe and the other slave children. Her memory of the
This conveyed at the end of the play when Mary Tyrone is speaking to Mother Elizabeth. She illustrates her loss of motivation and her past when she says, “I told her I wanted to be a nun. Yes, I remember. I fell in love with James Tyrone and was so happy for a time” (O’Neil 178). This quote proves that she would do anything to please Mother Elizabeth.
Many may discredit her writings due to her uncertainty, but it is important to realize that this doubtfulness does not. Rather, Teresa is humble about her experiences and most likely does not want to draw people away by claiming she knows everything about mysticism. This humble nature of Teresa makes a reader trust Teresa rather than having Teresa be this seemingly all-knowing mystic. Constant self-correction by someone who possesses a humble character does not make their work any less credible. Her writings show us that discussing personal topics are difficult because they are uncommon experiences and often the language to describe them is missing.
On page 198 there is textual evidence of her courage here is the quote, “She felt a… What it meant.” I shortened it because I am too lazy. Maria Teresa shows her courage by helping her sister and other revolutionaries by giving the OAS committee a note with the things that have been happening at their prison even though she can get killed for it. In the quote, you can see that her courage has given her the courage to arrogant about how harshly the government might treat them if they found out about the note. I could only find one example from the book and I forget the page number but here is a quote. “I unwound that… the prison guards.” And that is how each of the sister’s courage grew, manifested and helped them throughout their life.