Farewell to Manzanar, written by Jeanne Wakatsuki and her husband James D. Houston, brings the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor to life through the the reimaging of the hardships and discrimination that Jeanne and her family endured while stationed at Manzanar. After the events of Pearl Harbor, seven year-old Jeanne is evacuated with family to an internment camp in which the family will be forced to adapt to a life in containment. Through the writings of Jeanne herself, readers are able to see Jeanne’s world through her words and experience the hardships and sacrifices that the Wakatsuki family had to go through. Farewell to Manzanar takes the reader on a journey through the eyes of a young American-Japanese girl struggling to be accepted by society.
She’s trying to explain that love and human life is worth so much more than anything materialistic. The speaker doesn’t mention until the last stanza that her mother is dead in the ending of the poem is when the poet confronted it directly. The poet states this by saying “the thing she took into her grave” which is when the reader knows her mother is gone. The poem consists of three quatrains, or four line stanzas. Within the poem the final of the first and third lines rhyme, as do the second and fourth line rhyme.
In “Tupac and My Non-Thug Life” by Jenee Desmond-Harris, the author writes about how the death of a famous rapper impacted her life. The author first talks about how the day she found out Tupac had passed affected her. The authors mind was thinking about things like her dance routines and exercise techniques. However, after coming home for the day the utterance or the words: “Your friend died” “You know that rapper you and Thea love so much!” from her mother made the whole day change and feelings of remorse and sadness follows. (42) The author gives a feeling of sorrow and remorse as she writes about the weekend after this terrible revelation.
A Perez exhibits the effects that Bekah receives from the war. “Custis was dead. She believed it. She had seen war face to face, heard it, smelled it, tasted its bitter smoke. Now she touched it, bending to pick up a broken branch, wrapping it with her handkerchief.” (p.179) This quote demonstrates how Bekah felt over the death of her cousin and love of her life.
He explains the case of Margret Smith where Bev Johnson performs the therapy. Smith had a fall three years ago and suffered from chronic pain, she visited several doctors and also went under physiotherapy sessions, she reported that the heat produced during physiotherapy only cased her more pain. Later, she became aware of Craniosacral Therapy and decided to try the same. Her accounted experience during the therapy is as follows: “Johnson started with my feet, and then began “arching” upwards, checking for irregular vibrations along the craniosacral system. She quickly detected the pain I’d been experiencing recently with my hip.
This is magnified when Peabody arrives to check on her and describes her as if, “she has been dead these ten days” as “her face is wasted away so that the bones draw just under the skin in white lines” (38,5). Peabody’s description symbolizes the lack of life that Addie possessed near the end, showing how a person can still be alive but not exist. Through Darl’s narration of Addie’s death Faulkner again uses imagery to depict the uncertainty of identity and existence, “Her eyes, the life in them; the two flames glare up for a steady instant. Then they go out as though someone had leaned down and blown upon them” (43). It is Addie’s death that inspires the characters to question the strength of existence; Jewel fuels his emotions into loving his horse, Vardaman thinks himself into talking gibberish and thinks of his mother as a fish, and Darl believes that Addie no longer exists, “I cannot love my mother because I have no mother” (86).
An example of this resides on the passage where she explains how her mother had to prepare the death body of her friend’s child. About this event, Annie commented: “I then began to look at my mother’s hands differently…I could not bare to have my mother caress me or touch my food or help me with my bath” (pg. 6) This passage marks the beginning of Annie loss of innocence. For the innocent Annie as well as many other children in her position, a mother’s hand represents
For instance, when she keeps using repetition of, “It is a violation of human rights when...” That repetition sticks in the mind of the audience. The use of those words create more a picture of violence that women go through that is not seen by the “human eye’s.” For example when she includes, “ ...women... burned to death...” Clinton uses this to pull on the heart string of her audience. It makes her readers to create a sympathy that make you want to help women that have to go through that pain. Clinton and her audience are together to make a change for women kind. Clinton’s words speak for themselves as they paint a picture of pain and struggle that women are going through in order to be equal, because every one in their life have a mother, sister, girlfriend or a friend who is a female and to hear all the harms that women of all kinds go through it makes you want to help in any way that you can.
In many of her paintings after her accident, the theme was her painful recovery. She includes very gorey details to give a vivid reflection of her painful injuries. She also painted about her deep emotional pain caused by her miscarriages and her stormy marriage. She uses symbolism to display the void left by the affairs. Shortly after her divorce, Frida completed “The Two Fridas” showing her two personalities, one representing the present Frida, broken and hurt, and the other fresh and happy.
As I continue reading each chapter I started comparing the similarities between Julie's mother and grandmother behaviors. concluding that they both suffered from MBP and how Julie's mother “Suandy” was repeating a cycle of her childhood. It is not until Julie reaches her teens that her mother was diagnosed with Munchausen by proxy (MBP); a mental illness disease of child abuse where the caretaker fabricates illnesses to a child; The caretaker, usually "make the healthy child sick" the main purpose is to gain attention and approval. It can either be genetic or can be psychologically-mentally influence by “peers” making it a repeated cycle. After Julie discovers her mother’s mental illness she decides to move away from her family, attend college and move forward with her life.
May I ask why you are crying here?” the old woman asked with a sympathetic facial expression. Half-crying, Elizabeth told the woman that her mom is dying from a fatal disease, and only an herb named ‘jippio plant’ can cure her. She also described how the neighborhood hospital has the herb, but she cannot afford it. “Hmm… Have you ever visited Mr. Linden’s library?” “Mr. Linden’s library?