After reading “Journey,” by Tiara Anderson in the first issue of Red Rising Education magazine, I understood that there is an array of various conflicts Indigenous men and women have to tolerate on a daily basis. Anderson discusses many topics in her poem including stereotypes, self-hatred and the missing and murdered Indigenous women. She is now in her senior year of high school and a mentor in a girls program called “Nodoka girls.” Anderson initially wrote this poem when she was twelve years old though, but this poem 's revised over the years. Five years later, at the age of seventeen (Anderson, 2017, pg. 13), she finally mustered up the courage to share it with the world.
Life experiences shape people’s values all the time. These experiences change their live’s. How can life experiences shape a person’s values? In the stories, Little Women, written by Louisa May Alcott, and, "Abuela Invents the Zero," written by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the characters endured life experiences that shaped there values, even though the characters lived many years apart and very different lives. Also, the main characters lived many years apart and lived many different lives.
“IT WAS A QUEER, SULTRY SUMMER, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.” This is the first sentence of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. This autobiographical book follows the life of Esther Greenwood, she wins a junior editor on a magazine and goes to New York for a month and works for a woman named Jay Cee. She doesn’t know why she is in New York because she is not having the fun she should be. Her along with eleven other girls are living in a woman’s hotel. After a painful month in New York, her relationships get extremely complicated with her mother and her college boyfriend Buddy Willard.
From the age of eight until her death, Sylvia Plath struggled with mental illness. Along with frequent therapy visits, she wrote poetry to reflect the many events in her life. She wrote about everything, from the things that brought her great joy to the things that drove her to attempt suicide. One recurring topic of her poems is her father, Otto Plath, who she adored until he died of undiagnosed diabetes when she was eight. This event sparked a lifetime of depression and anger towards her father.
Her parents had major illnesses and were drug-addicts. Liz Murray’s mother later died and she was homeless at a young age along with her father and sister. Her life had started to progress exceptionally when she joined an academy in Manhattan. She soon got an opportunity to receive a scholarship and went Harvard after she graduated high school. Her story motivates many to overcome their
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi is an autobiography graphic novel that depicts and portrays a girl 's childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It begins when Marji was 10, in 1980 which was the beginning of the war, to her teenage years. Throughout her life, she experienced a lot of personal problems that were influenced and/or affected by public issues. Also, through the duration of the story, since the plot was during a war, there were many graphic illustrations that created many issues. One major issue that she dealt with was the lack of freedom .
Firstly, the cause of Melinda becoming severely depressed was Andy Evans sexually assaulting her. Throughout the film and book, “Speak” we could notice Melinda’s depression, emotional and physical change, and altered lifestyle since the rape. “Two muddy-circle eyes under black-dash
Throughout both “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus” the author seems to have a very bitter tone towards men. A hatred that I feel as if started during a rough childhood and a bitterness towards her father that she has expanded to all men. The author seems to also be extremely depressed and suicidal. She talks about having nine lives in “Lady Lazarus” almost as if she is a cat and says that every 10 years she does this unmentionable thing, being an attempt at suicide. She never lets us know what has made her so depressed to the point of wanting to commit suicide, but I assume it all stems back to her childhood and a rough life since.
In Sasha’s case it molded her perception and outlook on the world; it distorted her sense of belonging, self-esteem and desire. Every individual reacts differently to traumatic events. Some children can overcome their obstacles, while others struggle with it their entire lives. Sasha did not handle her situation very well, as she started shoplifting at the age of thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she disappeared into the world to fend for herself and without a plan, succumbed to drugs, theft, and lived an unstable life, attempting suicide more once.
In fact, Oprah had to overcome many challenges and obstacles during childhood. This included taking a beating regularly as her grandmother would whip her for almost everything. Due to this, she went to go live with her mother who had to work long hours as a maid. This caused Oprah to be neglected; which later in life led her to being sexually abused by friends and family. On top of it all she was living in poverty during these traumatizing experiences.
Some people cannot answer these questions without the help of others, whether that advice is positive or negative. In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, she shows you the story of a girl searching for her voice. The main character of this life changing book, Melinda, a teen who was raped at a high school party, is struggling with speaking to others about the horrible event she experienced at the party. As she is starting her freshman year of high school some people will come into the story to help Melinda get the voice she does not realize is missing. Melinda finds that art class is her sanctuary and her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, is the only
Today, Maya Angelou is known as a great poet, actress, screenwriter, author, and dancer. But at one moment in time, her powerful voice was unheard of. Her rough childhood, her parents’ divorce, and being raped by her mother’s boyfriend left Angelou overwhelmed. This left her too traumatized to speak for several years. She finally found her voice through traveling, acting, and writing.
In a hollow smug hallway, Harper’s life changed in those two horrific minutes. She used all her force and power to escape, but he had a stronger grip. She yells, “STO…” but doesn’t get the chance to complete the word with her body in shock and pain till she passes out. She tried to comprehend what happened and why he attacked her, till the nurse comes back after getting the whole story to tell her she should keep this attack quiet. Harper was an enlisted member in the military and is one in a million of service members who get sexually assaulted and harassed in the military.