Emily kept her house the same way it had always been and was letting it decay while she stayed in it. She refused to clean or change the house at all to preserve it in the Old South. She did not want to accept the death of other people. When Emily’s father died, she refused the town from taking his body and burying it. She wanted to keep her father’s body with her and the town was “about to use law and force, but she broke down, and they buried her father quickly” (453).
There are three different examples in which she displays fear after her mother abandons her. The first fear that Sal displays in Walk Two Moons is to reveal her true feelings. This is illustrated when she comments “gram and gramps knew that I wanted to see momma, but I was afraid to” (Creech 5). From that point it clearly shows that as a thirteen-year-old girl there is a lot pressure underneath her.
And if she truly wanted to be left alone, then she should stay inside... Every day she 'd do the same: She 'd come outside to play, and stand there, tears upon her face, too upset to run away.” They tease her, even though all she wants to do is play outside. In the middle of the poem, the narrator ends up getting hit by a car. He obtains a scar and with a limp.
Adeline 's family doesn’t include her in normal family activities, she is the forgotten child. During school, Adaline had been forgotten about and must walk home from school, however she runs into some trouble when getting lost in the busy streets of Shanghai. When she walks upon a butchering restaurant she calls her father but, her father didn’t notice she was missing. “I realized that no one was coming to pick me up. Too embarrassed to knock or draw attention to myself I walked tentatively out into Shanghai street” ( Yen Mah 27).
The worst that she was treated, the more she wanted to change the system. Because Johnson used to work on the other side of the premises, there were no black bathrooms on the side she worked on. If she had to go to the bathroom, she had to walk a mile just to go and be back on time, even if it was raining. When she went to take her seat many walked away from her and wouldn’t sit around or by her. She wasn’t even allowed to do the things that the whites could.
The secret was that there are ghosts in Bahia de la luna. Ever since Maya was determined to meet one of them but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year comes when ghosts are allowed to reunite with their families. Cat has to figure out how she can get over her fear of ghosts for her little sister stake and for her own.
Born in 1948, post war East Berlin, Christina Erika Olga Mandrella never planned to be a pioneer for women, and in early 1985, at age 36, her legacy would not end, but continue to blaze trails for women. In June 1950, Soviet forces blocked the roads and railroad lines into West Berlin, and in December of 1951, impoverished, and with fear, Christine and her family fled to the West leaving behind the life the young Mandrella family created. In spite of losing everything they owned, young Christine always had a smile, was always learning, and was always on an adventure.
With my brothers it was different because they snuck out of the house and my mom would wake up in the morning and see them missing and then she would lock all the doors, so they couldn’t come back inside of the house. What my mom did was really drastic, but she did it for a good reason he never asked permission. The only friends I really have is 2 good friends and I barley talk to them because there’s nothing to talk about once high school is over I still have to worry about
When her father passed away, Emily was in the state of denial. She didn’t believe her father was dead. The day after his death, the townspeople gathered at her house to show sympathy and “Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face.” She showed no signs of sorrow and “she
¨Lucille get down here right now¨ Said her mom ¨No mother.¨replied lucille Lucille then jumped out the window. And her mother yelled at her again, not knowing that she was gone. When Lucille 's mother went to go find her she was nowhere in sight. Assuming that she was just hiding somewhere her mother began to kneel down looking for Lucille under the bed and she wasn 't there.
Donna had texted Shanay and her friend to come home. When they got some Donna had asked where they were. She stalled at first because Tyrone was supposed to come to her house and return the bracelet that she had dropped. Finally she told Donna that she had to go finish homework and she went outside to her porch to wait for Tyrone.
Many locals were reluctant to go near Putney Mountains fearing for their personal safety. Knowing whatever was up there, although unexplainable, was dangerous and life threatening. Other townspeople speculated it was the ghosts of miners. Stirring up their remembrance of these mysteries one morning, a leading member of the town never arrived at his office; his secretary called his home looking for him. After his wife found his car in the garage with the engine off, but the key in the ignition, she called the police.
Doris Jean’s parents were frightened with the news of Doris Jean being deaf. Doris Jean’s father left it up to her mother to really take care of Doris Jean. Her mother worked hard to know about Doris Jean’s condition and would read books about Helen Keller. When Doris Jean was six her parents took her to a school for the deaf and left her there. This school was focused on teaching oral skills and never taught sign language, but sign language was allowed to be used.
Ah never married her for nothin’ lak dat. She’s uh woman and her place is in de home.” In reality, Jody was right, Janie never cared or thought to make a speech for the public, but the fact that Jody Starks was the one to decide for her, gave Janie a “cold” (pg. 61) sensation that ran through her spine, for she knew that this change may not bring the joy and passion she once presumed. As mayor, Jody allowed those around him (including his wife) become aware of the power and authority he had over any being both mentally and economically. To the town’s folks, it seemed that slavery had once again emerged from depths of their own flesh and color, “they had murmured hotly about slavery being over, but every man filled his assignment”
Jessi walked home alone, like she always did. Nobody went to the school where she lived, so she never had anyone to walk with. When her house came into view, she sped up, hoping to get home in time to do her homework. Most of the teachers just let the students have the day off, but a few dispensed assignments like nothing had ever happened. It somewhat offended Jessi.