A quote by Elizabeth Edwards supports this definition and ties in with Jeannette Walls’ personal experiences. “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.” An important recurring event read in the memoir is when the Walls family moves to a new area and
It is so hard to be apart of someone. The other one wanted to stay to fix all his/her mistakes and wanted to start again, while the other one wanted to be far away from what he/she thinks hurt him/her a lot and change his/her life. It is so hard to pick decisions, but we can only pick one decision, the decision that seems to be okay for us. It is for our sake. As long as our family, friends, and relatives are with us, we are blessed because they are with us to help and to comfort us.
Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman 's strength.” (13.3) Instead of letting this letter define her mistake she took it upon herself to remain strong and keep her head high, not only for her but for her daughter. By turning her head away from the negativity and making sure she set an example of resilience, Pearl would grow up to understand the large strength it took for her mother to stand
She sees the castle as a matter of family unity, as she wants to work on it together. “I was certain that once everyone saw the amazing transformation of the house begin, they 'd all join in”, she thinks, but her relatives are reluctant to contribute to their dream building, and she cannot do it alone. When Jeanette admits her father will not build the house and lets her dream go, she became mature as she is no more trapped in the empty illusion and can see the life as it is. Jeanette Walls ' The Glass Castle is an outstanding example of symbolism that is used to help the reader understand the main character 's nature better. The fire, the Joshua tree, the geode and the glass castle are used to show Jeanette 's struggle through the hardships of life and her ability to take control over it
Overall, Cassie Logan matures throughout Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor while learning the importance of bravery and self respect, friendship and love, and last but not least, family. She learns standing up for what’s right is the best way to think, but not always the best thing to do. The knowledge that love can conquer all boundaries, and not accept life as it is, that you must keep fighting for what you believe if even if that fight must be silent, insinuates its way into Cassie’s brain and heart to the point that she understands by the end of the story. Cassie sees that people wish for the best for her, and she tries to follow their examples. All in all, Cassie become a better person through out Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by not accepting the way things were and being subtle as she could with trying to set off a serendipity to her race, but learning life is more complex than black and white.
In as much as she never agreed with the mother, she felt a connection relating her mother strength to her own. More so, though she was in pain, she was strong enough to acknowledge that she needed her parents. “My father was right: My mother was strong enough to leave. And maybe my mother was right about me. I was cruel like my dad.
Connections and Family Struggles Angelina Jolie once stated“I do believe in the old saying, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity”. In any family there will always be a struggle to be accepted or even making it through hard times. They all suffer through this some more than others.
Her actions in the early stages were drawn towards the Ethics of Care principle, which later were subjected under the Utilitarian principle, as per which she first, determined the ethical nature of dilemma and then further on influenced others to believe so. The Utilitarian Principle speaks about morality concerning the majority; most good, least harm. That was the ideology of Erin Brockovich. She taught herself of the fallacies PG&E was under; sacrificing for the good of most, disregarding her personal life under which were influenced the lives of her three infants along with her boyfriend. She devoted herself to her job, making sure the majority that need her help or were unaware of the happenings, get a share of influence and say over the matters pertaining to their lives with their involvement to a superior
At the beginning of the book, Gilly would have loved that but when she moved away she understood that it was not what she needed. She finds disappointment in her new life and realizes what a great time she had with Trotter, William Ernest and Mr. Rudolph. The Great Gilly Hopkins is a book to reflect on. The characters and the whole story stick to your mind after finishing the book. The author accomplishes to transform Gilly into a real girl who cares about people; people who became her family and who had unconditional love for her.
Ideas Don´t Bend by actress Uta Hagen tells of how Hagen would not be able to continue on,¨fighting the good fight¨ if it wasn´t for her inspiration. In her essay, Hagen, shows of how having true integrity to herself would not be possible if it wasn´t for the great artist and thinkers throughout time to help inspire her. These artist she had been inspired had helped her by,¨to find reason, majesty, and greatness in this world¨. Hagen goes on throughout her essay to expresses her difficulties in life including blackmail. She explains how her inspiration led her to continue on being her true self and,¨fighting the good fight¨.