When Laila’s parents were killed and she was injured, Mariam took her in and sacrificed her time and space in order to take care of Laila (199). Mariam didn’t have kids of her own, yet took care of Laila as if she were her own daughter. She cared enough for the young girl’s well being to take her in and show her kindness. When Rasheed is about to kill Laila, Mariam hits Rasheed with a shovel so hard that it kills him (349). She viewed Laila as her own daughter, and she wasn’t going to let anyone hurt her daughter.
Taking Prue home the girl discovered what disgust and hatred were. Her step-mother saw her as a horrible reminder of her husband 's infidelity. Her siblings saw her as a threat to their future fortune. And all Prue wanted was a family, and to not feel so alone. But that didn 't matter; they treated her like the mess you swept under the rug.
Meeting Homer Barron was her biggest change from her old self, because her father did not allow her be in any relationships, but she went out in public with Homer “driving in the yellow-wheeled buggy and the matched team of bays from the livery stable” (454). Consequently, this was only because she was living in her own reality and believed that Homer would be the one to marry her. Homer was “not a marrying man” (454) and would not marry Emily, but she refused to accept the denial of marriage from him, so she killed him to keep him with her forever. She stayed within her house to keep herself in the Old South. When she told the men to see Colonel Sartoris, she was not aware that “Colonel Sartoris had been dead for almost ten years” (452) at that point.
Over generations people have been saying that money doesn't bring them happiness, but it for sure brings them power. Everyone seeks power and there are many ways of how people consume power. In Sula by Toni Morrison, she talks about the two girls who grew up together and became worse than enemies because of an unforgivable betrayal caused by the lack of power Sula had. Sula breaks everyone's heart getting all the power she had ever wanted and Eva becomes powerless as soon as she is forced to leave her house. As a result of the selfishness, Sula dies all alone with nothing at all.
Throughout the book, Moody narrates the difference between and her mother’s way of thinking which signifies their generation gap. Anne mood’s mother, Toosweet Davis (Mama) led a challenging life of inequality and suppression. Just like many African Americans of her generation, Mrs. Davis fears to protest for justice and equality. Similarly, Toosweet lacked the confidence to stand up against her husband family. After witnessing this, Moody showed the lack of respect for her mother’s actions of belittling herself.
She did not believe in lying to anyone not even to save her job and reputation even when she is threaten by Mr. Lackly that she will be accused of the stealing dead body of Mr. Jewel. She chooses to quit her job instead and walks out to find where about of M. Jewel’s
Her relationship with her husband was not stable but for the sake of the children, they did decide to stay in the relationship. I asked her why she decided to stay. She stated that how she was raised. She did not get married to get a divorce and she was willing to work it out. However, there were times they separated but eventually they would reunited.
Ismene believes a woman shouldn’t fight authority, especially if death is the penalty. When she was first asked to participate in the plan she said, “What? You’d bury him when the law forbids the city?” (Antigone 61). She didn’t think about the fact that it’s her own brother that is laying above the ground deceased. The only thing she cared about was that the city forbids her to do anything outside of the law.
Consequently, she held the power that she would not have had outside of the home. Slaves were given as presents to children and even babies to reinforce that they were property that could be given away . As the oppressed, African Americans had very different, experiences with power than the white women who owned slaves. White women were often harsh and oppressive to African Americans not only because it was what they were taught, but it was also a sign of power. A slave named Rebecca did not call her mistress’ son, who was a baby, master so she was severely whipped for not doing so .
Michelle Knight was not looked for when she disappeared. This angered Castro and he played mind games with Michelle telling her that no one even wanted her. She had several pregnancies while in captive, and all ended in brutal beatings so that she miscarried(Brown and McLaughlin). She was a small girl who looked younger than her actual age. This is what made Castro kidnap her; however, he was upset to find out her real age later (Berry and DeJesus168).
But that did not go well as planned and she sent to the south and she got seizures do to the heavy metal that she got beat with. Tubman was a young hired as maid and she was sent to others households. As a maid she was not able to make the baby cry and if she did she would be beaten she was treated very poorly and she had no sleep. “She than began to free slaves with the underground
Jane 's mother 's name was Ruth, she was a courageous, bright and loving woman, so who would be so psychotic as to kill her. She was a slave all of her life and she felt Jane didn 't have the life she deserved. Ruth lived and worked on a plantation while she raised Jane. Ruth worked hard from early dawn until dusk. She always tried to protect her daughter from harm and tried to keep her secret when she was a baby because she was afraid that the man who tried to kill her father was going to come for her and kill her.
As a women, she did the domestic work as most women in slavery did. “Alas! slavery still held me in its poisonous grasp. There was no chance for me to be respectable. There was no prospect of being able to lead a better life.” To Jacobs, she had grown up with the notion that she would be a slave forever and so had no hope for herself to be free.