Raven may have died by suicide or it may have been something more sinister. After Raven’s death, Lydia received letters from her grandmother, Charlotte, telling her about a family secret and a forbidden love affair from 1912 set against the building of the “last of the handmade dams,” the Ashokan Reservoir in upstate NY. Built to supply a growing NYC with drinking water. Now in 1968, the girls discover the tin box and read the letters. When they realize there might still be a danger for Petra’s family now that they have returned to Baldwin, they set out to find some answers.
We visit her house regularly, she is very close and dear to my heart. Her home symbolises my childhood I spent half of my life in her house. I have good and bad memories in her house, like the time my aunt, sister and I brought the garden hose from the roof to the first floor to fill the pool, or the time when I got a nose bleed because of a soccer accident. My grandmother makes me feel safe, happy and make me realise how lucky I am that I have a grandmother as great as mine.
And to top it off, it is based in the holocaust. In the book thief, Liesel meminger is riding on a train to her adoption parents with her mother and brother, when her brother dies of unknown causes. While at a small makeshift funeral, Liesel takes the gravediggers handbook, and keeps it. She is adopted by Hans and rosa hubermann, Hans is a nice man but his wife rosa is angry personality, but is good hearted and nice on the inside.
In the short story "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O 'Connor a mother, who comes from a wealthy slave owning family, and her college educated son Julian cannot agree on how to treat people of color. The story begins with Julian preparing to escort his mother to her weekly class at the Y to lose weight. She needs this class reduce her high blood pressure. He takes her there every week because she will not take the bus alone since the buses have become integrated. Julian 's mother 's family lost all of their wealth after the civil war, and at a certain point in the story she considers returning a hat she purchased to pay her gas bill.
"Resurrecting Mingus" is about a young woman named Mingus Janay Browning who is lost in a world full of lust, spite, vengeance, oblivion. She is a single 29-year-old lawyer who has her life well-balanced until her older sister Eva who reveals to Mingus that their father, Carl, has indeed been cheating on their mother Ellie. Mingus could not believe that her father had an affair behind her mother 's back after thirty-five years of marriage. She decides to pursue speaking to Ellie about the situation, whom she is not very close with compared to Ellie. When she speaks to her mother she urges her to file for a divorce.
This week I read the poem, “Apron Strings” by Beth Gylys, the author of the poetry collection “Close to the Shore”, published by Michigan State University Press. From what I gathered about this poem, it is about a businesswoman that lives life in the fast lane in order to provide a decent life for her young children, but due to her rat race lifestyle that she is caught up in, she is unable to spend quality time with her family, and as a result her child is affected by this. This poem starts off with clear intentions. The lines about burnt dinner, multiple watches that were wound too tight, and forgotten lists left on countertops, all are vivid images that establish a scene of a frantic lifestyle of a busy woman that doesn’t have
The novel The Help begins with the narration of Aibileen one of the protagonist of the novel. Her job is to clean, cook and to take of white babies. She had raised seventeen kids on her life time. She knows how to get the babies sleep, stop crying and to go in the toilet bowls.
The people within the house are all different. Phoebe is cheery
The house they go to is an old woman’s who has been hiding books. The lady felt life was not worth living without having the knowledge of literature, so she chooses to go up in flames along with all of her books. This is when we really notice Montague does have something to do with books when he takes some from her house. Later on we find out that Montague has been hiding books in his vent. Montague didn’t show up for work one day, so Captain Beatty pays him a visit letting him know that at some point all firefighters become curious about the point behind their daily job.
Juxtaposition The movie I watched was Edward Scissorhands, Directed by Tim Burton, Produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. The movie starts with an old woman telling her granddaughter a story about a boy named Edward who has scissors for hands. His childhood was sad because he was made by a creator that died when he was very young therefore he grew up alone When he gets older, an older woman finds him and welcomes him to her home where her family of four happily reside. Later on he starts developing feeling for her daughter who is approximately his age even though she was afraid of him in the beginning.
The protagonists of both Erik Larson’s the Devil in the White City and Denis Johnson’s novella Train Dreams share similar experiences despite being located in different parts of the country. “That he'd taken on an acre and a home in the first place he owed to Gladys. He'd felt able to tackle the responsibilities that came with a team and wagon because Gladys had stayed in his heart and in his thoughts.” (Johnson, 82). At a time where women are beginning to venture out and become increasingly present in society, Grainier acknowledges the strength and support he received from his late-wife Gladys.
In the United States, 22 million people suffer from a substance abuse disorder (Comer 294-295). This disorder is categorized by two primary factors in the DSM5: distress caused by changing lifestyle due to drug and symptoms such as, but not limited to, having a craving for the drug, unsuccessful quoting of drug, needing to take more of the drug to get high, withdrawal symptoms, and spending less time with friends or less time participating in activities they were once involved in. Two factors are key in substance abuse disorder- withdrawal and tolerance. Tolerance is when the user does not get high from the amount of drugs they have been using, so they must take more and more to reach their high. In addition, withdrawal is when a person stops
The golden age of the railroad has long since passed, but what you may not realize is that trains are responsible for transporting a whopping 12 million containers filled with all kinds of products each year. Think about that the next time your kids are counting cars on a train! Most railway tracks course through unpopulated areas of the country, through deserts, across prairies, and over mountain ridges. However, enough trains pass through towns and cities of all sizes to make train safety an issue. Consider these numbers: About every 3 hours a person is hit by a train.
The Underground Railroad. A metaphor as it was, it was neither a railroad nor was it even underground. In the time where slavery became a divided issue with the status of legality in various parts of the country, the underground railroad found its beginnings through collective organized efforts from abolitionists and allies alike to help enslaved African americans to escape to territories and states where they could be free from slavery. It was a loosely-developed system that also included series of routes led by “conductors” such as Harriet Tubman, for escaping slaves, or “passengers”.