Letters From Rifka by Karen Hesse is about a Jewish girl named Rifka, who knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia in 1919. In her own imagination, she will be at last safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews in the new country. However, Rifka caught ring worm when their family were transferring from Poland to America. Therefore, she was told to stay in Europe until she was totally cured. After dealing the disease, Rifka was finally allowed to continue her journey.
The theme for this chapter is that war changes people for the worst because when Mary Anne, (Fossie 's girlfriend) comes to the medic camp, she is an good down-home American girl of her time but, as time advances, she becomes more intent to join the fight and become a soldier. She starts to sneak off during the night and never coming back to be with Mark Fossie. Eventually, she leaves him to live in the woods. Soon after she is seen, and she has transformed from how she was at the beginning, as a normal American to what she is today. This shows us how war can change people not for the better but for the
In the story Ashes of Roses written by MJ Auch, point of view contributes to the overarching theme. The story begins with a young girl named Rose immigrating from Ireland, to the U.S., through Ellis Island. During one of the inspections, Rose’s little brother Joseph is denied entry due to the disease Trachoma. Rose, her two younger sisters, and her mother enter N.Y. by themselves. During the entry to N.Y. through Ellis Island, immigrants were required to have relatives in the city to pick them up.
As it did towards the people in san Francisco, she saw how they were worsening their situation after running away from their homes to start over in the golden land. She shared how she met a five year old girl who was given LSD by her mother which just showed how thing were falling apart. Slouching towards bethlehem was mesmerizing to me because of all the
Rodriguez’s first experience of racism was at the age of 7 told by his mother to put a towel over his shoulder to cover some of his dark skin. him at night and ran away from her with it all the stereotypes and the profiling that comes with it in which they would have to manage and live with for the rest of their lives after they finally realize such an ugly truth. Although, the way in how Staples and Rodriguez handled racism are completely different ways, Staples attempts to combat the racism and prejudice of society by making
At the begging I see Liesel as an innocent girl. Unfortunately that all changes once her life changes with losing both her mother and brother. Throughout the movie Liesel loses innocence almost everyday. She finds hardship through losing family and friends to the Holocaust, to Death. But there is more to losing her innocence then Death.
The Takeshimas move to “Lynn’s home” in an effort to help her get better with the help of the saved money from the kids. Lynn recovers slightly, but then falls back to sickness after Sammy gets caught in a trap on a picnic. Lynn's condition continues to worsen and Lynn becomes easily angered, (An example being of when Lynn wanted milk, only to throw it on the floor, and when Katie brought water, also threw that.) Later on, Lynn dies alone and it is discovered that 4 days before she died, she wrote a will to her family stating who got what from her because she knew she would die soon. Katie finally realizes why Lynn had taught her the word “Kira-Kira”.
Although it is hard for her to do that because the bombs falling on Tehran and killing her friends and family. Marjane parents both choose that Iran was not the place for their daughter. She was headstrong, outspoken, and independent. However, the behavior she has got her expelled so her mom and dad was afraid something worse would happen. They shipped Marjane to Vienna where she ended up in a boarding house that was run by some nuns.
People transform to become better, for the sake of their future. In the article about Homegirl Cafe, when Father Gregory Boyle told Stephanie Lane that the cops were outside the hospital, waiting to take her to juvie, after she gotten into a fight,”she (Stephanie Lane) just burst into tears when I told her who was outside," he (Father Gregory Boyle) said. It was then that she realized things had to change”. This event made Lane realize that she doesn’t want this life to be her future, so she wanted to transform into someone new. In an interview for a Reuters news article, former gang member Stephanie Lane picked up all the broken pieces of her life and put them together,“since recovering from her wounds, she 's taken up boxing to channel her anger, waking up early to run each day and training with a coach on weekends.”To get her life back on track, she made a good morning routine to do everyday, starting a new life.
When Soraya ran away with an Afghan man without her parents permission, her father hunted her down and dragged her back home. After being reunited with her mother it was the moment Soraya says, “I saw my mother had a stroke, the right side of her was paralyzed and… I felt so guilty. She didn’t deserve that” (173). Soraya reflects that every time she looks at her mother is what persuades her to become more docile, mannered and respectful. Despite trying to make up for her mistakes, people still spread rumors about her making her feel like she isn't good enough.