Another way the story was proving that she was standing up for herself was when her mother advises her about friends. “People grow apart and by standing up for yourself and being nice, you will make new friends” (Cabot 38). From these situation, Jenny had learned that by standing up for herself she gets confidence and strength in the inner to speak
Esperanza is gaining confidence and slowly pushing away her poverty and society, she’s trying to find anything so she can be distracted away from her reality and that gives her an incentive to become a mature young lady. Esperanza is slowly growing up and she feels responsible now for herself and even her family. When she stands up for her sister “That’s right, I add before Lucy of Rachel can make fun of her” (50). This is a conspicuous symbol of her sophistication because she stood up for her sister Nenny. She feels responsible, pledged and she doesn’t want her sister to go the same way she went.
As part of Edna’s self-discovery she wants to spend time on her own and she feels forced to leave her kids with her parents. When she visits them, her kids still bring her happiness even if her previous life does not and “it was with a wretch and a pang that Edna left her children” . Edna does fine alone, with her art, forgetting her past, but when she goes to see them, she is confronted with the side of herself that she is giving up and it hurts her. This aching shows that there is still a part of her that is a wife and mother. One part where the Ratignole side of her overcomes Reisz’s is when she goes to Adele’s side at childbirth instead of staying with Robert.
It should make one more versatile and adaptable, like Tan’s mother. Growing up Tan tells a story about pretending she was her own mother in a conflict communicated over the phone; she expressed her shame about the situations that broken English had put her in. Unfortunately, her mother’s English was so poor there was no other way to mitigate the situation. Using “broken” English, her mother always seemed to resolve her issues and go about her life quite easily. If her mother spoke a broken form of English and managed to accomplish things in life, one should be able to write this way.
While her reasons for courage are based on the time period this story takes place, there are still woman today who receive scrutiny for not having children or not wanting to get married.It is the ideal that has been passed on from generation to generation that a women must have a family in order to be perceived as successful, yet Mademoiselle Reisz "found it good to dream and to be alone and unmolested" (80). Mademoiselle Reisz's character represents woman who feel as though they are meant for much more than the title wife and mother.
Smith wants the girl should get chance to speak openly and puts her view in social and political matters. “As a woman, I’m constantly reassuring myself that it’s important for my children to see a woman doing something she is passionate about, going away and coming home, speaking publicly about the things she believes in. Our culture (our civilization!) still seems to celebrate that in men more than it does in women” (“Tracy K. Smith Talks to Gregory Pardlo | Literary Hub"). In this poem, the poet suggests that the girl is unhappy because of loss of her parent, she has no rights to question and put her views on social and political matter, and she is
Sarah Altman Mr. August Honors English 12 27 May 2016 Song Analysis Many people would agree that the song “Concrete Angel’ by Martina McBride is about a child that got abused by her mother. Many could argue the meaning of the song goes a lot deeper than that. The song could have the meaning that society disregards the bad events going on around them and doesn’t speak up about any of it. For example she says “The teacher wonders but she doesn’t ask” and “The neighbors hear but they turn out the lights”. If society wasn’t this way then maybe this little girl in the song would have been saved.
The speech given by Clare Boothe Luce to the Women’s National Press Club was controversial and even condemning of her audience. However, Luce pulls it off by gently preparing the audience for the criticism: she employs the fact that they invited her there to speak, a strong consideration for their feelings, praises of their profession, and a clear plea for open mindedness. She does things to create a peaceful and relaxed tone despite her words. She opens the speech with a paradox about being happy and enlightened; first saying she is “flattered” and honored, then she flips her original statement saying she is “less happy than you may think” (lines 3-4). Luce uses these positive terms to open her speech in order to set a specific mood, a mood that makes her intentions clear that she is not out to verbally assault the audience, but she is in fact going to critique and criticize them.
Elizabeth Edwards once said, “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.” Her life experiences lead her to learn the hard way what exactly resilience is. Elizabeth Edwards models how changes in life shouldn’t bring one down. Being strong and fighting for oneself is much more important and helpful rather than sulking and comparing oneself to another. Using just this, comparison to others, Jeannette recalls her family’s past and the struggle they went through in her memoir, The Glass Castle.
However, after I have took the course I notice that it is a big problem which can affect my mother psychologically health and her job satisfy. Therefore, I choose her as my interviewee so that I can know about her problem more and also to use what I have learned to help her. From the interview, my mother told me that there is one period of time when she is not actually happy with her work life because she cannot get along with her teammates and her leader; however, she has no problem with her assigned work. Her problem prove the
She also wants teenagers to talk to their family, or teachers about everything that is happening with them because they can help them. Don’t be mute. In conclusion, the author wanted the audience to know how bad pressure peer could be. Melinda had many obstacles in her after the peer pressure, but she ends it with
She herself doesn’t realize it until it’s too late. This character is very naïve and it is going to get the best of her. To start Oates guides the reader to empathize with Connie by showing us how her mother speaks to her in a way that is emotional abuse. For instance, in the book it states “her mother who noticed everything and knew everything and who hadn’t much reason any longer to look at her own face scolded Connie about it” “stop gawking yourself who are you?” You think you’re so pretty she would say” (Oates, 389). From this statement we can quickly review that Connie’s mom obviously has a jealous reaction to Connie’s appearance.
She has mentioned “you don’t have to be perfect at everything, and that it’s okay to make mistakes”. She has showed us to be ourselves and be true, or if not it would always come back to us. Confidence is a big part of her; she has done many wild things to save masses of people on the show. “Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character” she