In her books she created strong female leads that defy the bubble women were placed in at the time. Smith’s novels became highly popular with many Americans because she depicted the struggles of life in poverty that many people could relate to. Betty Smith was one of the most influential writers of her time, and her works impacted American culture in several ways. Betty Smith was born on December 15, 1896 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In Jones’s article (1994), Jones describes Smith’s childhood as “a childhood and youth at once poor in material terms, but rich in experience.” Smith’s father was an actor, but died when she was young, leaving the
That was until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who showed him how to be different and helped him open his mind to greater things in life. Montag is a normal fireman living in this society until he changes his mentality because of major events in the story, his personal experiences, and several influential characters. In the beginning of the story Montag is completely at peace with his life, his job, lifestyle and his identity. “It was the pleasure of seeing things eaten, to see things blackened and changed”(1pg. ).
They “tease” Pearl by calling her a “little bird of scarlet plumage” (62), and a demon child. Pearl is drawn to Dimmesdale the most, even pressing her hand to her cheek. Coming to Hester and Pearl’s defense, Dimmesdale persuades Bellingham and Wilson to let Hester keep her child. Dimmesdale argues, “It was meant for a blessing-for the one blessing of her life! It was meant, doubtless, as the mother herself hath told us, for a retribution, too; a torture to be felt at many an unthoughtof; a pang, a sting, an ever-recurring agony, in the midst of a troubled joy” (65).
He always send notes to my mom with little notes to me which I appreciated but it was no comparison to having him there to mess with me and bring me the type of joy you can only get from your sibling. This carried on for months until one day we got a letter and it was addressed to me. Just me. The letter came in the mail a couple weeks before I knew I would see him again. He wrote to me on tiny lined paper from a three by five notebook.
To start off the poem, Soto used imagery to set the scene and allow the reader to understand what the poem is all about;"They leap barefoot to the store, sweetness on their tongues"(5-6). This quote is a superb example of imagery because it gives detail in one sentence to let the reader imagine the scene. Using imagery, this quote demonstrates how poor the kids were in the area and the neediness of a plain store that they even have “sweetness on their tongues”(41-44). To convey his meaning, Soto used a metaphor to show how unsatisfied he is with his life. “A brown kid getting across: “he’s like me”, I tell my daughter and she stops her mouth.
‘Not God’” Sister Leopolda refers to Maries Indian heritage as the devil, darkness, and the dark one (Erdrich). This is how she convinces Marie that she needs the physical abuse of being burned with boiling water and being nearly put into an oven. Once Marie realizes that her background isn’t something to be ashamed of or something evil she leaves the convent. However, the trauma continues to haunt her throughout her life. Her hatred towards Christianity allows to keep herself in check but in “Flesh and Blood” when she goes to see Sister Leopolda on her deathbed her trauma is manifested when she tries to prove her strength at whatever cost.
In order to raise awareness of the staggering injustices, oppression and mass poverty that plague many Indian informal settlements (referred to as slum), Katherine Boo’s novel, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, unveils stories of typical life in a Mumbai slum. There are discussions on topics surrounding gender relations, environmental issues, corruption, religion, and class hierarchies, as well as demonstrating India’s level of socioeconomic development. Encompassing this, the following paper will argue that Boo’s novel successfully depicts the mass social inequality within India. With Indian cities amongst the fastest growing economies in South East Asia, it is difficult to see evidence of this in the individual well-being of the vast majority of the nation. With high unemployment rates, the expansion of informal settlements and the neglect of basic human rights, one of India’s megacities, Mumbai, is a good representation of these social divisions.
Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions. Topic Sentence: To begin, Medea’s lets her emotions overcome her when Jason leaves her to marry Glauce the daughter of King Creon. Context #1 (1-2): Jason has just abandoned Medea and his two children for Glauce in attempt to greater his wealth and status. Medea questions herself if she was a good wife to him that he would leave her for a princess: Quote #1 (Varies): “What shall I do? If only I were dead!..
In “The Valley of Girls” by Kelly Link, from Teenagers and Old are motivated by two specific motives, which are love and social status. Love in the story is like the energy in a kid, it drives the story and the characters in the story insane. For example, in the story love is what drove Hero into dying and will end killing Tara at the end, “Why should you go on living when she and I are dead? When no one remembers our names?”
Women are perceived to be disadvantaged at work. Indian laws on Rape, Dowry and Adultery have women 's safety at heart, but these highly discriminatory practices are still taking place at an alarming rate. Gender discrimination in India refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women. Gender inequalities, and its social causes, impact India 's sex ratio, women 's health over their lifetimes, their educational attainment, and economic conditions. Gender inequality in India is a various issue that concerns
Cory realizes that his home town is just a little part of a big world. He is coming out of the phase that everything is about him and his hometown when he witnesses these crimes. It makes both the reader and Cory perceive that their home towns, are just one nice place surrounded by bad actions. In the novel there are more instances of this idea. The setting of this book is a small town in the 1960’s, which can play a huge factor in the crimes that are engaged.