For Mikage, Eriko is a savior. After Mikage’s grandmother’s death, Eriko takes her in and she practically helps her through it. Mikage learns that Eriko is transgender just after meeting her and after the initial disbelief, she accepts her as she is. This situation is never a matter of discussion again. Eriko’s son Yuuichi is also similar.
Rocky’s neighbor on the island was a girl and her mother. The girl, Melissa, was a high school track and cross country runner. In Rocky’s life before the death of her husband she was a psychologist, so right from the second she saw melissa she knew she was anorexic. Sheehan once wrote: "My training in psychology is integral to my writing in understanding motivation, which is at the core of character development," the author observed. "I use this knowledge with every single character, but one example is Melissa, a teenage girl in Lost & Found.
Although, sexual abuse and pornography of children is nothing new within this society each time it is discovered and reported there is an accompanying knee jerk reaction of anger, disgust and distrust that follows so much so that it becomes hard to see the many facets of the whole truth about the situation such was the case with Christopher E. Pelloski M.D. His book, Trauma, Shame and the Power of Love which is a biographical work in which he bares his soul and shares his experiences from arrest to trial as a non productive participant of child pornography. From the outset reading, Mr. Pelloski's stark memoir, created an intense paradox of emotions within me especially because I am a parent of six children. On the one hand he was a Pediatric Oncologist whose job and intention was to help children at their most vulnerable moment and he made great strides in doing so. But on the other hand, he also participated in the very vulgar and harmful activity of online
After watching the documentary on Kip Kinkel, I came to the conclusion that they were many factors that contribute to Kip’s mental illness and the tragedy that took place at Thurston High School. The first factor that I think contribute to Kip’s mental illness was the way that Kip’s parents raised him and his sister. According to the video, Kip’s parents always thought that both of their children were going to succeed. Yet, they were always comparing both siblings at different tasks, and in my opinion, I think that is what made Kip feel like he was never good enough in compare to his sister. One perfect example is found in one of the family videos, were we are able to see how Kip’s dad encourages Kristin to do here cartwheels and hand stands.
She admits, “If I were to explain why…I chose Mali and the Niger for this journey…I used to avoid stripping myself down in search of motivation, scared of what I might uncover, scared of anything that might suggest a taint of the pathological (Salak, 423).” This statement tells how Kira was always afraid to challenge herself and would always play it safe. Because of this, she decides to go on a journey that others may consider to be completely insane and crazy. Furthermore, after successfully completing her journey, Kira recalls, “…in my life back home every day had appeared the same as the one before. Nothing seemed to change; nothing took on new variety. It had felt like a stagnant life (Salak, 427).” She had finally experienced something completely unfamiliar yet memorable, just the opposite of her normal life.
Freya Stark’s being a woman does add to the interest and individuality of her narrative in ‘The Southern Gates of Arabia’ in several ways. In her book British traveler Freya Stark takes her readers through her journey in and around Arab world as she discovers new places she has not seen before. Stark notes her unforgettable adventure in her writing as she writes about the Hadhramaut Valley. Stark takes us through her journey as she discovers the Bedouins whom she fantasies about and is interested in. It is interesting to mention that Stark is Stark lifestyle as a western women play a massive role in the book.
In the story Rikki Tikki Tavi, a mongoose named Rikki Tikki is washed away in a summer flood and was taken cared of by a family in the bungalow. Rikki Tikki fought two snakes named Nag and Nagaina and ended up not only killing Nag and Nagaina, but their children too. The story Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling teaches everyone that being courageous can help anyone accomplish
Warshawki’s femininity creates “ an occasion for parody”(Paradis 86), when she constantly says she is focused on her job and cannot be distracted with the thought of her partner “stewing”(158) because she is not back home. However, her feminine edge at the same time dreams about having the family life with a husband and children. The conflict in her gender identity creates a scenario of self- denial that makes her appear to be unsure of herself and what it is she really wants out of life. V.I gives mixed signals saying she is satisfied with her career and satisfied with her life whilst at the same feeling that maybe she is not doing the best thing with her life (Paretsky 157). A balance in her personality where she is both focused on her career whilst still enjoying the community of family which she longs for is an idea Paretsky portrays as a “myth” (Paretsky157) but in the real world is actually possible.
In the poem “Nikki Rosa” written by Nikki Giovanni depicts what it was like growing up in a black urban environment. The Nikki Rosa portrayed in the poem is reminiscing about her childhood experiences, which she believes would not be understood or valued by those who did not share a life that was parallel to her own. In her poem Nikki is able to juxtapose different events from her youth with how she believes someone, who had not experienced something similar, would misconstrue them. She believes a white biographer would take notice of the struggles, but miss the love that was present. Essentially she feels whites and blacks fundamentally have contrasting ideas about happiness and wealth.