I am reading Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and I am on page 168. This book is about a top student who gets suspended one day. Her mom is shocked as she is never in trouble, but comes to pick her up and finds her beloved daughter dead. In this journal I will be questioning and predicting. One question would be why was she on the roof and how did she fall from the roof?
When Mate finds out that Minerva is sneaking out to secret meeting she asks her why she would do that. Mate writes in her diary that Minerva’s response was, “She wanted me to grow up in a free country” (Alvarez 39). Minerva is noble because she fights for others freedom. She is also one of the sisters that most people look up to because of her courage. She encourages others to join her and makes her sisters a big part of the revolution.
Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” illustrates Dee’s struggle for identity by placing her quest for a new identity against her family’s desire for maintaining culture and heritage. In the beginning, the narrator, who is the mother of Dee, mentions some details about Dee; how she “...wanted nice things… She was determined to stare down any disaster in her efforts… At sixteen, she had a style of her own: and (she) knew what style was.” Providing evidence to the thesis, she was obviously trying exceptionally hard to find for herself a sense of identity. She wanted items her family couldn’t afford, so she worked hard to gain these, and she found a sense of identity from them, but it also pushed her farther away from her family. As the story progresses,
Part Four: The day after, Robert was informed about what happened between Visenya and Mrs Dubose. He calmed his daughter down, and he is going to seek for justice regarding Mrs Dubose’s threat. The Starks knew that the Finch’s father Atticus is a well known lawyer. Therefore, Robert spoke with Atticus and told him about Mrs Dubose’s terrifying threat with the exact quote. Atticus was honoured to bring up a case against Mrs Dubose, and justice will solve this issue.
In conclusion, Melinda is frightened, brave, and lonely as shown in her actions. She might have done the right thing to call the cops and to stand up to Andy, but without any support from friends and family, it must have been hard for her to do. The quote in the first paragraph explains when you are frightened you know that you are going to do something courageous. Melinda might have been scared to fight against Andy, yet it paid off when she helped the other girls in her school and protected
Bella Abzug is a hero to women by helping them with the rights we have today, she has overcome many obstacles, and she has made a difference in the world. Bella Abzug loved helping women and fighting for what was right. “At a young age she was offended that women were not treated the same as men” (“Abzug”). Bella knew she had to become a lawyer to help women get the rights women deserve. So that they could vote and own land like a man could.
They soon find out that the weird things were from a ghost Rebecca Smith, the Ghost of Graylock, which leads to who had killed Rebecca? The kids go on the search to find out who that was. Rebecca can’t talk to them so she find out a way to help them through clues and images. The resolution in the story is when Bree finds a yearbook and the first letters in a poem spell “Daddy Did It”. Rebecca lead the kids to who she was and who the real murderer was, then when they went to Andy’s house they knew Andy was Rebecca’s
After reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, my perspective changed about the struggles for people who are not as good at English. All throughout this article Tan uses personal experience from her mom to show the readers the struggle while also using primary sources to back up her claim. All the evidence backs up her initial claim and as the reader your perspective changes after reading about how she personally was effected. The author 's main claim of Mother Tongue is to persuade people so respect people who struggle with English because she has serval personal connections, she has fact based proof, and she is an experienced writer on this topic and in general. All throughout the reading she uses many personal stories and personal experiences on how difficult it was for her mother to go through her everyday life.
Grasping the same idea, she held onto her hard time back in her home. Jing-mei is her last hope to prove that her homeland can be just as talented as Americans. To follow through with this objective, her mother bends over backwards in search of the "right" kind of prodigy for her daughter. Although Jing-mei determinedly upsets her mother 's desires to make her a prodigy, it was as if it were decades afterwards in life that she picks up the understanding into her mother 's basic motives. This exposition will endeavor that "Two Kinds" is a compelling story to bring to light on the issues of identity.
Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle. Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.