In William Zinsser’s, “How to Write a Memoir” he states that the writer should “Be Yourself”. In “Popular”, Maya states “For now, Betty Cornell has become my new soul mate, and I am married to every word. For better or worse.” (page 14) This means she is being herself. Every chapter is about Maya following Betty’s advice. We read about what she saw, heard, and felt emotionally in all chapters.
In addition to her suffering, her constant back pains at night made me want to alleviate all of her pain, sadly, all I could do was offer her heat patches. I could not imagine how lonely my mom must have felt since she left her whole family behind in Vietnam. Witnessing my mother endure such hardship, I felt like it was my duty as her daughter to diminish her suffering. The dream that my mom often fantasized about was of me having a stable career. My long-term goal is to be financially stable so that I can take care of my mother, but, first I must successfully attain a job.
Gramps continues to educate and teach in his writing once she has set off to North America to beat the odds: “While we are on that matter, I also wish you to promise me that when you are famous, you will make things possible for others — especially those of your own race” (Mordecai 66). For many females, the mother, grandmother, or some female figure teaches or guides the adolescent female, but here Gramps teaches Grace. He teaches her morals and ethics; he teaches her how to survive. “True, Gramps arm her with counsel about how to survive winter, but she never experiences nothing like this” (Mordecai 133). Gramps is an educator, protector to Grace Healer.
In other words, “Foster Children Opportunity Act” This act focus on improving the health and well-being of children and families. It has always been a challenge to recruit foster care parents or adoptive parents for handicapped, ethnic, and adolescent children. I used to work for an adoptive agency for a short period. I notices that the handicapped, and adolescent got overlooked when it came to permanent placement. Even with incentive that the state offer to foster parent, the foster parents still gratefully decline.
One of her lessons was how everyone is broken in their own way. she also said that she was broken in her own way to. From what I remember she said she wasn’t happy with her life and she wasn’t a happy person in general, before she found God that is. She was also a camp counselor before she found her true happiness. So what I got out of that, that she was making kids happy but she wasn’t.
Sadly you can also gather from the title that Loung’s father is dead which implies that Loung did not have an exceptionally happy childhood. Children rely on their parents to give them a strong and safe place to grow into the people that they are meant to be. Throughout the memoir you can see all of the sacrifices Loung’s father made for the sake of his family and the love Loung had for him. This begs the question how did Loung’s relationship with her
Throughout the novels The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë being single or married are conditions that shape the lives of the characters. Both novels involve married couples that are dealing with a variety of problems. In Wuthering Heights, Old Cathy only married her husband, Edgar, for social and financial status. Her life is filled with old emotions and chaos once her true love comes back into her life. Mrs. Pontellier in The Awakening seems tired of being married to her husband and finds Robert more interesting.
"Then the mask said, 'I wasn't fair to your father. I shouldn't have married him"' (Carr 142). Throughout her married life, Geneva distracted herself with the facade of parties and emotional disconnection to her daughter because, at the thought of her mistakes, her brain couldn't handle it. Geneva was only able to accept reality on her death bed. The inability to accept reality is different for every human; some are able to use that as motivation to live a joyful life, while others go on with
Edna even says herself, “I would give up the unessential…my money…my life for my children, but not myself.” For her life, Edna realized that means her marriage and physical life. As far as her marriage, Edna was never truly happy with her marriage with Leonce. Furthermore, Edna states she truly cares for her children, but sometimes her search for herself may conflict with this. This then further discourages readers even more due to the fact that this gives insight to her actions, and somewhat justifies them. In addition, the search for self-identity is viewed as important in today’s society.
Wilson, probably wasn’t meant to become deviant but seeing his brother and dad act in those ways influenced him. When they interviewed Wilsons, sister she said everyone compared Wilson and his brother and that made me think he of him being a secondary deviant. As far as Peagler, goes she did go through a rehabilitation process that included being an activist to other women, helping other people get their GED, and counseling. I don’t think she was a true deviant, and I think she should have released immediately. Violence, played a major role in Peagler life because she missed seeing her kids grow up, her family was stressed out over the situation, and because she was a victim of domestic violence she lost her life, mentally and later physically.
Life cycle, deals with how Victorias are influenced by AFL. It satirises the fact that AFL for people has become a religion as such. It describes the general cycle of life of a resident of Victoria. From birth people are encouraged to barrack for their teams, and build a life around AFL. This “religion” is implied on the “innocent monsters” by their parents and surroundings.
Due to a praying mother, friends that would not allow me to close myself off to the world, and something inside that whispered “keep pushing”, I have arrived here… in this space that I am in today. It took a lot of hard work. Cognitive therapy sessions, returning to my foundation of faith, and acceptance of my “new normal” were all a part of my wellness plan. In the end, I couldn’t return to my job of 17 years because it required travel that my physician has not yet cleared me for. Instead of allowing this to consume me, I relied on my skill set, and through networking at a social event, was presented with an opportunity to own a company that has a direct impact on the community that I love and serve in.
Mainly, the scenes were both Kay and Arnold are expressing their feelings but neither one of them is listening to one another. The depiction of Kay and Arnold represents a common issue between married couples in our time, and that is the lack of interpersonal communication. It became apparent that Kay and Arnold remained married for so many years with the purpose of raising their children together. It is also easy to suggest that throughout the years they both became focus on other areas of their lives that they neglected their needs and consequently, they grow apart. This area warrant further reflection because it is easy to neglect our husband/wife once we become comfortable within our marriage.