Courage is doing the right thing when people want you to do something wrong. Through the book, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor used Cassie Logan as a courageous young character who must stand up for herself to fight segregation and be able to hang out and ride buses are not segregated with black and white people.Cassie proved she was courageous by standing up for Little Man, helping T.J. even though he had done things to Cassie 's family, and the bus incident Cassie proved that she was a sassy girl who loved her land that her parents owned. Cassie had to live with almost every white person is yelling things that upset her and her family saying racial slurs at her like she was just nothing, but she pushed through it.Have you ever
Rachel is still denying the sweater, which starts to anger the teacher. It comes to the point where Mrs. Price has had it, and says, “You put that sweater on right now and no more nonsense.” The author includes the line of dialogue because it shows that Mrs. Price’s character is strict over the students, and doesn’t like it when they ignore her words. The line, “You put that sweater on right now and no more nonsense,” proves how forceful she is towards Rachel when it comes to the sweater topic considering she believes she is right without letting Rachel explain herself. Its shows the type of teacher she is and it also shows how she judging Rachel and making her feel like she doesn’t belong. She associcates her with an old disgusting sweater, and it makes feel Rachel feel like she is not part of the
Lastly, the author parallels the contrasts between the planets by presenting readers with changes in Meg’s character as the novel develops. Meg is introduced to readers as awkward and out of place at her high school. She is involved in frequent fights with her peers and is sent to the principal 's office for her misbehavior . At first, Meg “hates being an oddball” . However, in order to save her father, Meg learns to overcome her desire for conformity and appreciate her own uniqueness as an individual.
This caused her to alienate herself since her mother asked her to keep a part of herself hidden from the world by binding her and making sure no one found out she menstruated ealy (Anzaldúa 1983, 221). This will later isolate her further but ultimately lead her to reflect on the racism that surrounds her. In addition, Anzaldúa’s identity also suffer because she denied her heritage and the traditions that with it. She mentions that she felt ashamed of her mother and her loud tendencies, it is an archetype that most Hispanic mothers are loud by nature, and the fact that her lunches, or “lonches”, consisted
Hester used her sin as a lesson to her daughter to learn from your mistakes, but not to let them define who you are. Throughout all of Hester’s difficulties in life, she persisted through them and used them to better herself. Hester was bold and embellished her scarlet “A” that was forced upon her chest. Instead of wearing the letter with shame and deep regret like everyone in the town wished she would, Hester shocked everybody and instead wore it proudly without the remorse attached all the way from the prison to the scaffold in the center of the village. When Hester exited the prison, “she took the baby on her arm, and with a burning blush, yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed” (Hawthorne 50-51).
The book I Am Malala is about a young girl who is at odds with the Taliban because she disagrees with their extreme views of the Islamic religion and stands up for women’s rights, education most specifically. Malala shows her need for control over her life from the very beginning when she begins her fight for education. A lot of people in the Islamic religion believe that women should never be seen with a male other than their relative. The Taliban despised the idea of women getting an education, but Malala and many others fought back. Many people, her father being the biggest advocate, believed that “lack of education was the root of all Pakistan’s problems” (page 41).
“You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me just hold your head high and keep those fists down. Try fighting with your head for a change.” In other words Atticus, Scout’s father is telling her not to worry or care what people think but to not use violence to fight back to use her head and ignore them to keep her head high. Scout learns that instead of making her life hard and hurtful listening to people insult her father, to just ignore the people’s opinion. The motif in the chapter it shows us that Scout doesn’t need her fists to defend her family. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee used conflict, character, and motif to convey the theme of people often defend their family’s honor, through violence.
Additionally, she does not like displaying emotions or being romantic. Katniss, however, has also the typical female traits. After her mother breaks down, she plays a role of a mother to her younger sister and takes care of her. During the reaping day Katniss shows her maternal instinct towards Prim, she volunteers as a tribute to take her sister 's place in gruesome games, as she knows her relative would not survive. Since Katniss is strong, skilled at hunting, and determined to survive, she makes a great potential winner of the deadly games.
She spent her time as a teenager trying to control her harsh temper as to not hurt the ones she loves. The author depicts this internal struggle when Jo goes to her mother for help saying, “It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have and then it breaks out worse than ever” (Alcott 100). As the story progresses, both her and her mother notice improvements and are quite proud. Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever.
In addition to Gilberts struggles there are also some diversity issues with Arnie’s mother, because of weight gain she has been laughed at and pointed at by the people in her town, that when she passed her children does not want to humiliated again so they burn the house down. I chose to focus on the lack of knowledge and empathy the people in the town had regarding Arnie and his disability, with consideration of the time era in which the movie was filmed. The way the sheriff handled Arnie while taking him into custody and also the doctor’s thoughts on Arnie’s life span. The diversity issues were present well in the film, I watched the movie when it first came out and I can say now that I have expanded my knowledge I am able to see the issues presented in the
When she moved she started to go to Beverly Vista School. She didn 't like going to her new school. At school she would get teased because of her race. Betty wouldn 't listen to the kids that would teased her she just kept on dancing. She would get teased also about her name but didn 't care she loved her last name, Tallchief.
She always follows what her mother wants her to do and never follows what she wants to do. Instead, she does things others tell her to do, until she decides to retaliate against her friend, Hilly. She finally had the courage to go against the segregation because she believed it to be incorrect, unjust, so she spoke up about it. She retaliated by purposely encouraging people to drop off their toilets in Hilly’s yard in the newsletter, because she disagreed on how Hilly viewed African Americans and treated them. Miss Skeeter learned to be her own self and do the things that she wanted to.