Feeling the need to learn more about yourself is something in which many of us have felt before, yet in what way do we approach trying to accomplish this? In both pieces, The Odyssey by Homer and The Journey by Mary Oliver, the main character undertakes a journey that teaches them about who they are, what they’re worth, and what they are capable of. In the Odyssey, Odysseus proved himself as a strong and great leader. Whilst on his journey back home, he comes across several different obstacles that he has to battle, face to face with them. In the end he defeats these challenges and reaches his ultimate goal, returning home.
Mary Frances “Francie” Noles is the main character of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn; a story about a poor second generation immigrant family living in Brooklyn during the early 1900s. Despite the fact Francie is a young child, she has been made to endure the hardships of living in extreme poverty. She is inquisitive, lonely, resourceful, curious, and honest. Francie’s endearing, childlike wonderment and compassion are contrasted perfectly by her analytical, wise-beyond-her-years perception of the world. Francie’s nativity protects her from the sadness and demoralizing conditions of tenement life, but the hardships she can understand are surmounted by her tremendous strength of will making her a likeable character.
It is evident that life is a constant battle, is regularly unjust and appalling, but if one can endure through these things there is truth, power and beauty that gives oneself a true meaning for their existence. Putting others before oneself can be a difficult sacrifice, but it builds the strength of character. Different characters in “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini demonstrate such selflessness, as well as perseverance and strength. To begin with, Mariam is one character who demonstrates most if not all of these character traits, especially selflessness. She willingly makes major sacrifices for Laila and her children, as well as taking responsibility for their abusive husband, Rasheed’s death despite knowing that she will be punished.
The final pieces in the exhibit will be Pollen from Hazelnut(1977) and Milkstone(1975) by the artist Wolfgang Laib. “A graduate in Medicine with a thesis on issues concerning drinking water in southern India- and thus on a matter of vast humanistic reach, involving the impact of nutrition on the individual and social body- Laib focuses his mind and devotes his existence to art as a study of life cycles and rhythms” (Codgonato). Like Lertchaiprasert, Laib’s practice is highly influenced by Eastern religions like Buddhism and Daoism. With his medical background and philosophical influences, Laib incorporates meditative rituals in his work and employs raw natural materials such as milk, pollen, beeswax, rice and marble.
“A moving and unforgettable story.” This is the review from ALA Booklist about The Island of Blue Dolphins. In 1835 an Indian girl named Karana was left on the Island of Blue Dolphins alone after her tribe was rescued by white men and taken off the island. The Indian girl was left to survive on her own until she was rescued 18 years later. The Island of Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell is a historical fictional story about that indian girl and her survival, her loss, and her unusual friendship with the island’s animals.
Life will always have its setbacks, but it is those unfortunate circumstances which will build up a human 's character and disposition; “What doesn 't kill you makes you stronger.” - Kelly Clarkson. Roman poet Horace wrote, “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” I completely agree with Horace’s perspective of the way people operate, adversity can be beneficial in the development of a person 's character. Difficult situations can draw out people’s hidden aptitude in which under normal situations they would have remained undercover.
Julie’s Journey “On Tuesday August 11th, exactly 3 days before her 39th wedding anniversary, our beloved Julie; wife, mother, and middle school counselor was horrifically shot multiple times during an attempted robbery at an AT&T store in our hometown of Derby, KS. She refused to let herself and other people in the store go into the back room for fear that they would never leave it alive. She sustained multiple gunshot wounds to her right lung and right forearm and had all 4 limbs amputated. Through Julie’s actions no one else was injured.” Julie has used Grit over the last year to be where she is today.
Bee Pollen: Overview of Information & Purchase Alternative Names: A ÁBee Pollen Extract B Buckwheat Pollen E Extrait de Pollen d 'Abeille H Honey Bee Pollen, Honeybee Pollen M Maize Pollen P Polen de Abeja, Pine Pollen, Pollen d 'Abeille, Pollen, Pollen de Sarrasin, Pollen d 'Abeille de Miel Caution: You make sure see seprate listing for Bee Venom, Apitherapy, Honey and Royal Jelly. Scientific Name: Scientific name of Bee pollen is Apis mellifica and it belongs to not any family. Why do people use Bee pollen?
My verbal visual essay is based on the novel The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. The aspect of the novel I decided to focus on is the protagonist, Aminata Diallo. To begin, the focal point of this piece is a woman's face with a map of the world on it. I drew the face with Amniata in mind, and incorporated the moon marks that are adorned on her face. Her facial expression is also rather difficult to read.
A girl born into an society with a set of rules and a set destiny. One decision leads her to realize not only the type of person she is, but the corruption within their government. When the government tries to stop the exposure of their secrets, she fights back against them. In the end, she leads her country into a modern era full of hope and peace. Many people have read this story before because it’s a classic plot line of many modern young teenage adult books with female protagonists.