She had a father role-model but because of his occupation as a doctor, he was almost never at home, meaning Lara-Jean was in-charge. She spent more time worrying about school, making dinners, and driving her sister around then hanging out with friends or going to fun school events. This was never good for her because she would always feel left out of things, but not only that, she wouldn’t have as many highschool memories as her other friends. Making memories in highschool is very important to a person because it is amazing to look back on and cherish, but for someone such as Lara-Jean, they would feel left out as a kid and a grown-up to look back at all of the fun things everyone took part in except for
A woman’s purpose in life was to “become a wife and mother.” There is an absence of this in Scout and Jem’s lives since their own mother died. This all started to change for women during the war and Great Depression. With little income or men away, women stepped up to the plate and took many jobs especially the ones mentioned before. The Great Depression is mentioned many times and is said to really hurt families like Walter Cunningham’s. The rights and roles of women in the South during the early twentieth century were biased and discriminatory.
The grudge faded away after my grandma told me about her youth. The daughter of a hard-working and thrifty peasant, my grandma lived a peaceful life until her father and eldest brother died when she was ten. She had no money to continue school, and her marriage with my grandfather was strongly opposed by my grandfather’s eminent family of intellectuals due to her humble upbringing, not to mention that she gave birth to three girls and not a single boy at a time when a mother’s status was determined almost entirely by her son(s). I started to see how my grandma had become stubborn and extremely assertive just to survive and advocate for herself and her family against all odds. Since then, every time I disagreed with my grandma, instead
His Aunt decided she did not want him after all and put him back into the system. As a young girl, I didn’t know it, but this event would carry on with me vividly all the way to college, where I am now. Seeing this broken boy, once full of so much glee and energy, walk through our front door escorted by his social worker, looking so emotionally drained. He wasn't the same after that, his sparkle was dulled. All I knew at the time was that I never wanted anyone to feel unwanted like that ever again, especially not a child.
I thanked her for the ride and went to unlock the door. After realizing that I completely forgot my key, I felt like a bigger moron. I waited until 3:30 because that was when my mom would come home with my brother. I told her everything that happened in my day at school. I was hesitant to tell her about what happened after school with my crush because I thought she would be completely shocked that I would do something like that.
My mother and I came here for open house, but I am lost like the sock you can never find. I itch to ask someone for help, but my pride will not allow me to do so. The hallways leading to nowhere, the sense of feeling alone and not seeing a single familiar face in the crowd. How could my parents think this was a grand idea? I slowly reach my classroom, all eyes on the new girl, even if it’s the first day.
Imelda, the star of the show, is a daughter, wife and mother though none of these in the traditional sense. Imelda, better known as Em, is an enigma unveiled to us slowly through the haze of her ‘condition’. She is revealed through snippets of letters and snatches of conversation. Throughout the novel, the age of the characters, their appearance and the settings are all very vague. It’s like you’re seeing it all through a tinted lens.
Akeelah demonstrates this trait throughout the movie. Her lack of confidence, one could say, is formed two-fold; one by her mother and the other by her school. Akeelah’s mother does not demonstrate confidence from the beginning. Her mother is barely holding her own life together, it is evident she feels her family continues this downward spiral (Akeelah’s brother and sister) and since Akeelah (who shows such promise, is skipping classes and failing certain classes), confidence is the last thing her mother encourages in her. This furthers Akeelah’s lack of her own skills and diminishes her thoughts of success.
"It looks like mom and dad prepared this room if something would happen," said Lennan, who stood now behind Amaryntha. "It feels like they 've known it would come." Amaryntha didn 't answer, she only shook her head, scanning her eyes through the room. Amaryntha was a young girl, but she was clever. It appeared like she knew what she was looking for, Amaryntha stepped to the left corner of the secret room, seeing an old desk.
Finished, Kim was relieved that she was done unpacking. Kim Colson walks over to the love seat in the living room, and sits with a plop. Eyes closing, Kim quickly falls asleep. Moments later the front door creaks open, and little footsteps echoed through