For example, when Annie and her mother visit Rat island together, she recounts the event saying, The only way I could go into the water was if I was on my mother 's back, my arms clasped tightly around her neck, and she would then swim around not too far from the shore. It was only then that I could forget how big the sea was, how far down the bottom could be, and how filled up it was with things that couldn 't understand a nice hallo. (42) Here, the motif of water personifies the closeness of their relationship.
Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings written by Helene Boudreau is about a typical thirteen year old girl named Jade. The day she gets her period she comes home and takes an Epsom salt bath but the unimaginable happens; her legs turn into a mermaid tail. Jades father explains to her that her mother was also a mermaid so she must be one as well. Which makes her mother’s death the previous summer even more confusing; Jade wondered how her mother could have drowned when she is a mermaid. Soon after she finds out her mother is still alive and has to figure out how to save her from the mermaids called Freshies that pulled her into the water in the first place.
While Nya is walking to the pond to get water, her mother is taking care of the younger children and cooking. When Nya returns from her morning trip to the pond, her mother is waiting for her with a meal. Linda Sue Park illustrates this on page 20, “Nya’s mother took the plastic container from her… she handed Nya a bowl of sorghum meal and poured a little milk over it.” In Nya’s family, each member must work hard at their own job to help the family along. Mother’s meal helps Nya to have the strength to make her second trip of the day to the pond and back to get the water that they all need to survive. Nya’s family also pulls together later in the book to help her little sister.
For example, in one clip, Franklin is shown being helped to swim by her mother and it transitions into her swimming competitively on her own at the same time she says “your most important job was helping me grow into the woman I was capable of becoming”(Missy Franklin). These images help invoke empathy of knowing how it is to grow and develop as the audience sees how she grew to become a strong athlete with the help of her parents. As Franklin continues to read her letter to her parents, she begins to cry. Instead of showing Franklin calmly recite the speech in a vacant room, the commercial shows her reciting the speech in room full of people and crying so that viewers will be stirred as some people cry easily or cry when others cry. The commercial also includes an audience already present as Missy gives the press conference.
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board is a memoir written by Bethany Hamilton, with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh, about Bethany finding faith after loosing an arm from a shark attack. Bethany is a 13-year-old professional surfer who lives in Hawaii. She says when talking about her start of surfing, “By the time I was seven years old I was able to surf and catch waves without my parents’ help.” (pg. 40) This shows how she starts surfing at a young age. Bethany is close with her family and has a strong faith towards God which only increases after the attack.
Similar to the Nautilus, more rooms were added to her Mama’s house as more children were born. 2. In the story, Cofer tells us that Mama would narrate stories if anyone had the privilege to spend a day alone with her. The stories were so good, that they would even pretend to be sick just to listen to the stories, even though they a paid a big price for that as they had to consume bitter herb purgatives. 3.
The poem is more loving. I see this because in the poem Collin writes, “She gave me life and milk from her breasts” (19). This shows how much the poet is appreciate of his mother, and this gets the tone that this poem is loving to his mother. Also Collin writes “ and then led me out into the airy light/ and taught me to walk and swim,/ and I, in turn, presented her with a lanyard”(24-26). This shows how the poet realizes how much his mother does for him, and this also reveals the theme that you can't repay your mother, but it's the thought that counts.
For example, when the mother proposes to the girls to go and help the family on Christmas morning by giving them their breakfast, they’re silent at first, but then the girls say: "‘May I go and help carry the things to the poor little children?’ asked Beth eagerly. ‘I shall take the cream and the muffins,’ added Amy, heroically giving up the article she most liked” (Alcott para 34-35). The girls hesitate at first, then they quickly realized that if they did the generous act, their mother would be very delighted. The March sisters’ choice soon began to happily impact not only themselves and their mother, but also the needy family. For instance, while the destitute family was being fed and getting warmed-up by the fire, they were greatly appreciating the March daughters’ and their mother’s great generosity: "’Das ist gut!’ ‘Die Engel-kinder!’ cried the poor things as they ate and warmed their purple hands at the comfortable blaze” (Alcott para 44).
What do I want?” and she choose to be a midwife’s apprentice. She thought of “the joyful chatter of birds building their nests ... the triumph on the face of the midwife as she coaxed a reluctant baby into life, remembered the silky feel of Tansy's newborn calves and the sticky softness of the baby called Alyce Little.” Alyce decided to go to the village to become Jane sharp’s apprentice. You can tell that Alyce’s self esteem went up once she realized what she wanted to because she wouldn’t go back to the village in chapter 11, when her self esteem crashed and burned. According to Alyce she was “nothing” in chapter 11, but in chapter 17 she went up to Jane’s door and asked her to take her back. Even though Jane didn’t take her back to began with, Alyce didn’t give
“For how long did she say I will get to stay there and when do I leave” I asked “She said she will need help for the whole summer so you will leave right away when school ends” answered mom That summer changed me into a better person. Before I got the exciting news about me babysitting I was always shy and did not talk much. But since I did not know anyone except my great aunt Maria, I was so scared and I honestly did not know what or who to expect. All I knew was that the couple had three kids; a one year old, a two year old, and a twelve year old. Since I did not know how they looked and I had only talked to Bob on the phone once, so I decided to look him up on
“If you don 't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim.” (66) This is Jeannette’s father Rex teaching her how to swim by throwing her back into the water after sinking the first time. It is also a good representation of Rose Mary and Rex’s parenting skills insteading of coddling their children they present them with challenging them, some even life threatening, that the children are faced with. Jeannette Walls’ shows very little personal reflection in The Glass Castle though she does show a lot of detail in events, written like a piece of journalism.