In Harper Lee's novel “To Kill a MockingBird”, a woman named Mayella Ewell, lived on a Piggery in Maycomb, Alabama. Mayella lived in a time when Class, race, and gender were a big controversy. Mayella had allegations against Tom Robinson. Class, race and gender were an advantage for her because of the trial with Tom Robinson. Mayella had no say in the trial, which caused her to have no power.
The Story of Maci Kean When you think of people in a kid’s life, you probably imagine two parents, siblings, friends, and teachers. What you don’t typically think is a social worker, a judge, foster homes and a dead mother and father. This became the case for the then 15-year Maci Kean, as well as over 100,000 kids in the United States. When Maci was just a toddler, she became deaf due to a high fever and her father passed away when she was just two due to drug abuse. When she was around the age of 13 her mother passed away as well due to a drug overdose after getting out of jail.
The book Rebecca is about jealousy. Maxis lost his wife in a boating accident about a year before he met Rebecca. Once he meets, falls in love, and marries Rebecca, she moves into the house that he shared with his first wife. The housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, does not understand how he could marry such a young woman and quickly becomes jealous. She spends her time comparing Rebecca to the Maxim’s first wife.
However, this rhyme is actually based off of a theory involving the Borden murders. On August 4, 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts (“Topics”). One of the primary suspects in the case was their daughter, Lizzie Borden. Lizzie was arrested for the murders, but was found to be innocent by the jury (“Borden”). The people in Lizzie’s hometown were skeptical about this outcome and continued to think that she was the murderer (Miller Loc. 127).
It is believed they contemplated marriage, but was ended by the death of Lord in 1884, two years before Dickinson passed herself. One letter of hers to this mysterious Master reads: “A love so big it scares her, rushing among her small heart—pushing aside the blood—and leaving her [all] faint and white in the gust’s arm—” (The Dark Mystery of Emily Dickinson’s Master Letters). Most are unsure if the “Master” truly is referring to Otis P. Lord. Some believe she is referring to the devil, others consider God as the “Master” she spoke about, even though she wasn’t religious. The biggest theory of them all was that because she was the mistress of many men, “Master” could be the nickname of more than one
Since the first scene, Walter’s sister Beneatha has been set apart from the rest of the family. Beneatha is ambitious and plans on becoming a doctor, but plans change once her brother loses all of her school money, and she consequently call him, “ nothing but a toothless rat” (ARITS 3.1.117). Beneatha becomes dissatisfied with her dream when it now seems so out of reach. Her character begins to develop deeper when the neighborhood committee threatens her family’s honor. After a long talk with Mama, Beneatha takes a different approach with Walter when she backs him up saying “ That’s what the man said” (ARITS 3.1.121).
Having lost her mother in birth and with her whole life encircled by death, Vada Sultenfuss, the gloomy 11-year-old daughter of Harry Sultenfuss, the town’s funeral parlour manager, is no wonder that death became almost an obsession to her. In addition, Vada has no friends in school, she is a hypochondriac tomboy, her grandmother has Alzheimer 's, and worst of all, her best friend is Thomas J. Sennett, another unpopular kid who is allergic to just about everything. During the summer break in 1972, Vada will have her first crush, she will join a poetry writing class, but most of all, when the cheerful and quirky Shelly DeVoto takes up the position of make-up artist at Harry’s mortuary, she will gradually find the maternal figure she always needed.
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. The family had to make a stop on their ride to the new foster family to have a funeral for the little boy.
No one knows who has done it, and the people that are suspected have lots of evidence supporting if they have done it. In this S.A., there are many reasons on why Lizzie committed the double murders, and evidence to prove it. Surely enough, Lizzie Borden did murder her parents. No if’s and’s
This novel is about three lonely children: Mary, who is sent to England because of her parent’s death by cholera in India; Colin, a cousin with full of hatred and even more unpleasant than Mary is; and Martha 's brother Dickon, who has the power to delight both people and animals, Without Dickon neither Mary nor Colin would be able to boost their health and happiness as much as they do. The main character, Mary, is a disagreeable, sour, unhappy, unpleasant and perhaps ugly girl. She has never experienced love because her mother has hardly liked Mary. She is so awfully lonely. Because of her parents’ death by cholera, Mary is sent to England where she is going to learn to experience friendship and magic.
I read the historical fiction novel Ties That Bind, Ties That Break written by Lensey Namioka. It is the story of a young Chinese woman from a very wealthy family named Toi Alin but later referred to as Eileen. She refused to follow the old Chinese practice of women having their feet bonded which resulted in many conflicts. I learned a couple of things from her bravery to stand up for something she felt strongly about.
The authors Paul Langan and Ben Alirez use characterization to show the theme how innocent people are victims of gang violence. Lagan and Alirez use the mom and Martin to show how innocent victims suffer. On page 14, the authors depict the mom with misery on her face through Martin eyes, “Even when she managed to stop, there were quiet tears rolling from her eyes, sparkling on her face like tiny shards of broken glass.” This shows that innocent people can also affect by violence. The mom with the big wound in her heart, and that wound even worse than physical wound, will last the rest of her life: The mom lost her little son without official reason.
Th eir Eyes were Watching God is a novel of many struggles and triumphs. From the very beginning of the story, Janie, the main character of this novel had been dealing with abandonment and being the outcast because of her color. Everyone in her small little town made fun of her because she had no parents, she lived with her grandmother, and at the time in the backyard of some "white folk". She dreamt about love, and happiness. She wanted to be appreciated instead of only worried about.
Clara Harris “In every hotel we’re in, as soon as people get wind of our presence, we feel ourselves become objects of morbid scrutiny.. Whenever we were in the dining room, we began to feel like zoo animals. Henry… imagines that the whispering is more pointed and malicious than it can possibly be.” Quote from Clara Harris’ journal entry of Henry Rathbone’s guilt of the assassination.