Peyton Place demonstrated many occurrences tabooed, but simultaneously secretly occurring in America. Few family residents from Peyton Place challenged the notion of the perfect family from the 1950s. The fear of being talked about forced the residents to keep their secret locked even if they were victim of any repulsive cause. The Cross family was a dysfunctional family. Where violent outbursts from the father, Lucas Cross was normal and his deranged submissive wife, Nellie Cross, did very little to protect their children, Selena Cross and Joey Cross. Selena Cross became victim of her stepfather’s sexual desire for her. She is raped and impregnated by her stepfather. Resulting in incest. Selena does not report the abuse and keeps quiet. Metalious
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Cyntoia was born to an alcoholic mother with records of multiple psychiatric disorders; quoting from Brown’s mother, “Bipolar, personality disorder, suicidal, manic depressive, which is an unguarded condition. At times I’ve had homicidal thoughts for people that have hurt me. I’ve been raped, and I always wanted to do things to them for hurting me.” Furthermore, to add even more to the trauma, Cyntoia, her mother and grandmother were all raped over the course of three generations. Cyntoia’s mother also was unable to take care of the girl, as she has a history of intergenerational abuse; She had also testified to heavy drinking, about a fifth of whiskey per day, while pregnant with the girl; mother’s alcoholism had resulted in Cyntoia being born with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, which has slowed her brain development and had lowered her IQ.
Families are willing to sacrifice anything for each other. Or at least the Kinsella family is willing to! Sacrifice is a primary theme in Shoeless Joe. An example of sacrifice on global terms might be how poor parents sacrifice their dinner so that their children can eat. While there are many themes in the book Shoeless Joe, some of the themes include family, and sacrifice.
The Trials and Testimonies of John Proctor The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in the spring and fall of 1692 in a small, Puritan town in Salem, Massachusetts. The times are often desperate with people wondering if they can trust their neighbors that they have known all of their life, people who have been settled in the town since it first cropped into existence. Fear races through the villages like the whispers of the wind that stir the hanging bodies on the village greens. The Salem Witch Trials are occurring and no man, woman, or child is safe lest they follow the rules of the theocracy set about by the church and government.
“Motherhood is somewhat difficult for a slave like Roxy because children of slave women were legally slaves, regardless of the status of their fathers” (Rasmussen 199). Although her love for her child is unceasing, it is her decisions that, eventually, bring him into
“To do less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” said Steve Prefontaine’s. This quote is for the person who lacks confidence to achieve his goal. It is for the person who wants to become a successful person in their life, but they are not giving their best to achieve their success. I did not knew much about Joshua L. Bailey so I went to the scholarship website and found out some cool information about him. Best means to give your fullest to accomplish the goal.
Have you imagined how the post-apocalyptic world will look like and will you choose try hard to survive or to die? In the book, The Road, written by McCarthy, the sky is dark. It’s cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. Everything has gone, only except some human beings who try every way to survive even by hurting and killing people.
In the novel the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini he illustrates the sacrifice one gives for love. Over the course of the novel Amir, Hassan, and Baba all face dramatic events that shape them to the person they are. Each one of them sacrifice a piece of their own happiness for the one they love. Hassan is loyal to Amir even though in their childhood Amir was not a good friend. Baba sacrifices his life in Afghanistan for Amir to have an education in America.
Alvarez and her family have a lot of trauma considering there lives in the dominican republic and living under the dictator,through it all alvarez's parents raised a daughter who would share their story in a fashionable matter that told the story how it was.
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice- no power currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” John Burroughs. One of the points he is making is that getting anything of value accomplished or done requires sacrifice. Making sacrifices requires one to get out of their comfort zone. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the characters make sacrifices and get out of their comfort zones for each other.
Julie went after a deadbeat boyfriend; Gary resorted to masterbation and lonliness; and Helen tried to keep her family together while also looking for a new man, but always ends up being a scumbag. Nathan’s family seems like a normal family until you realize what is actually going one. The problem is that Nathan focuses too much on Patty, their daughter than Susan. Susan copes by trying to divorce Nathan and his un-attentiveness to her while Nathan makes a fool out of himself to keep her. Finally, Grandpa and Larry.
Lola takes advantage of her deteriorating mother whose illness represents the declining hold of the norms over Lola. Since her mom “will have trouble lifting her arms over her head for the rest of her life,” Lola is no longer afraid of the “hitting” and grabbing “by the throat” (415,419). As a child of a “Old World Dominican Mother” Lola must be surrounded by traditional values and beliefs that she does not want to claim, so “as soon as she became sick” Lola says, “I saw my chance and I’m not going to pretend or apologize; I saw my chance and I eventually took it” (416). When taking the opportunity to distinguish herself from the typical “Dominican daughter” or ‘Dominican slave,” she takes a cultural norm like long hair and decides to impulsively change it (416). Lola enjoyed the “feeling in [her] blood, the rattle” that she got when she told Karen to “cut my hair” (418).
Bernadin 1 Patricia Bernadin Mrs. Noel English II 4 April 2017 Literary Analysis: Fences A Fathers Sins The notion of loyalty is something that is valued in a family trying to survive a stressful life. Fences is a play written by August Wilson about an African American Family having a hard time with a man due to his refusal of acceptance and loyalty.
“The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and and a dull spirit at the same time” (Lavatar). This quote is seen throughout The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, in a character named Abigail Williams. Located in 1600s Salem, Massachusetts, a group of troublesome girls started accusing many innocent people of witchcraft, which causes a lot of people to die. Abigail was the main instigator, using her psychotic personality to full advantage while being driven by her love for John. Since she is motivated by her lust for John Proctor, her decision to accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft creates high tensions, restlessness and death by the end of the play.
Kat Rosenblatt on the great trauma haunting her after escaping (i.e., between 13 to 17 years old) a child prostitution ring– more than once in secret. A history of domestic violence led to exploitation of her low self-esteem at the hands of a confident young woman and pimp. Another situation was economic disadvantages because of a single-parent family rooted in a household normalizing maltreatment. They still, “made her feel like family, before leading her into a situation that might be too vile to put in a major motion picture — listening to her story,… In short, her virginity was sold for $550, and that's just the start” (San Francisco Globe, 2015, para. 2).
Despite having the trappings of a hard sci-fi adventure story, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a deeply humanist and spiritual film exploring philosophical and emotional issues in a complex way (Dean, 2015). Central to this are the concepts of bravery and sacrifice: as Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and the rest of his crew take great risks and travel vast distances to save humanity from a dying Earth, the characters all display varying aspects of the human condition, especially related to these very big, complex ideas. As the characters of Interstellar go about their mission and weigh the risks and rewards of each and every decision, they each find their own definitions of bravery and sacrifice, weighing their own personal decisions against