Lastly my grandparents inspired my writing because they moved to America when they were younger. They saw America as a new opportunity to live a successful life, but the term, “American Dream” was only a motivator for an ideal life. About how much time did you spend on this piece? How do you rate the final quality of your writing on a scale of 1-20 (1=low, 20=high)
In the beginning of the novel, Jay Gatsby made a dream for himself that he would have possibly been able to accomplish if his life had not changed. He lived as a necessitous child and eventually enlisted and went into the military. When he was younger he had a planner, where he kept his schedule for a daily routine, which was a symbol of him striving to achieve his dreams. “One other
In Heather Lende’s book, Find the Good, she writes in a way that makes the story seem uniquely personal. She doesn’t shy away from talking about her true feelings in her own experiences, even when they aren’t a feeling that she particularly agrees with at the time that she wrote the book, like her feelings when her adopted daughter, Stoli, was unmarried and pregnant at the age of twenty one. Even though they were a happy couple at the time and seemed completely prepared to have their first child, Heather was very worried about it and even thought to herself that “I must have done a bad job” (Lende 33). However, Heather learns from reacting this way and strives to be the best mother that she can be after this.
In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston explains the journey of Janie, the main character,who struggles to find her independence and a place where she feels comfortable. She undertakes a bold journey to find her own self. She goes through several relationships, thinking they would somehow fulfill her life, but all fail because Janie does not feel content or the relationship leads to the death of a spouse. In the end, Janie uses her desire for power and independence for freedom to reveal that she does not need an unpleasant relationship to fulfill and appreciate her search for her true self. First, Janie struggles with her relationship with her first husband, Logan.
For one to make it through a hard life, he or she needs to be strong and resilient. For people who peruse the American dream, however, realize that is not so much a bed of roses as it is thought when you are not yet in America. Bibinaz got to experience the worst and later on the good side of being a foreigner in the US. This is probably what the best explanation of what happened to Bibinaz after moving to America with her family. Being a girl, the author of the story “My Escape to Iran” had no choice but to brave the elements and make do with what life threw her way.
Everyday Heritage shown by Alice Walker Alice Walker, who wrote “Everyday Use,” had an unfortunate childhood. As a result of her brother’s mishap, she grew up shy and self-conscious of her appearance. Also, despite dealing with her physical appearance, Walker was born in 1944, and grew up under Jim Crow Laws. Walker’s parents are her biggest supporters, and they are the reason for the college opportunities she has had.
Maria and Frankie, the most handsome guy in school have feelings for each other: ‘ “ I never had the chance, “ her mother said, “because an education was only for boys. A girl was supposed to get married, raise kids, take care of her family, but you are smart Maria. You must study and become educated” Two years ago, at her mother’s deathbed, Maria promised she would not give up her dream of getting a good education" ‘(P 1.
Corrine Babin Essay on “Two Kinds” The Misfortune of Change “My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (Tan 220). Amy Tan, author of the short story “Two Kinds,” began her story with this line, presenting the expectations the mother had for her child to be great. As the story progresses, protagonist Jing-mei, and her mother start off on a great note, but their relationship continues to deteriorate and transfigure at the same time as it faces many challenges and fights; each breaking and battering it more than the last.
Her passing during my second year of college, though made me very sad, was a wake-up call to not to continue to be unhappy. I should not be living unsatisfied and unmotivated each day. After her funeral, I began to work harder in school and in life; I got my first job, I made several connections, and I got on the Dean’s List. Sometimes I think I’m working so hard for Ms. Tong but it is me working hard for myself, and that is the self-motivation that Ms. Tong has taught
While I had nearly perfected my time-management skills and became incredibly independent, I was often overwhelmed and felt guilty whenever I took time for myself. I nearly talked myself out of applying for college my senior year because I felt guilty about leaving my siblings behind and having them fill my role. However, a new social worker stepped into my life that encouraged me to pursue my personal goals and provided my siblings with mentors and resources that they can reach out to. Without such resources, I would have likely been stuck in the same position and unable to pursue a higher
Growing up in South Los Angeles I’ve had to deal with the stereotypes that we are all Cholos and Cholas, that we smoke, steal, gang-bang or that we are all just plain ignorant individuals that are hardly seemed destined for success, but not everyone here fits these stereotypes. I am nothing like that. I was fortunate enough to have a strong independent working mother who has paved the way for me to pursue my dreams, as a result, I have already surpassed my mother in academia by graduating high school, but I did not stop there, I have continued to pursue my education with the hopes of ultimately obtaining a masters degree in college counseling. Although I am proud to be raised in this tough neighborhood, I knew that life had more to offer than
When I received my acceptance letter from the School of Social Work, I was excited and had prepared myself for this higher learner program. I did not know what to expect, but I was determined to finish this program. I had made a choice to prioritize my life, so that my studies would not be affected and it was an effective measurement for me. There were days that giving up seemed easier, but my will and determination would not allow me to quit. In fact, I had surprised myself by achieving and maintaining a 3.0 GPA and currently two classes away from a minor in Sociology.
Striving for success brought out the best in me. Though I didn’t receive a promotion, I am seen as a leader due to my additional duties. Volunteering was also beneficial, as I learned respect, and humility. Today I have successfully used my failure as a catalyst to achieve my goal of retraining to be a K9 dog handler in the Air Force. In a way I am glad I didn’t receive the promotion; I learned that failure is the composition of
In the 1720’s, Benjamin Franklin organized a group who called themselves the Junto in Philadelphia. The Junto figured out that most colonies had some book collectors, or book sellers so they wanted all citizens to gain knowledge and read. Most of the citizens could not afford to buy the books though. Although, the Junto organized a subscription lending library which was any man could read books that are available in the library and the subscribers could borrow books to be returned later. This made the public have access to may books and information that they would not of had.
The Franklin College mission statement states, “A Franklin College education fosters independent thinking, innovation, leadership and action for ever-changing professions and a globally connected world.” I believe in my first semester here at Franklin College, the mission statement has been well implemented into my curriculum. I can think back on numerous occasions while in class many of my professors would give us critical thinking on how we, as an individual, see the world which coincides with the independent thinking aspect of the mission statement. I also believe the vision statement also plays a role in the overall mission statement of Franklin College.