(Hodkin, M. 2011) The title itself will draw you in, it is unusual and riveting. You’ll want to know who Mara Dyer is and what’s so special about her and why is she unbecoming. The novel starts off grievously with Mara Dyer waking up from a three day coma in a hospital where she is told by her mother that she got into an accident, an accident where Mara’s three best friends died in a building that collapsed and she is the only survivor of that incident. Mara wanted to know what exactly happened, she asked her mother but only replied with “I would if I could, Mara. But you’re the only one who
After reading both texts, I have learned that if you are a parent, you have to open your eyes and understand what is going on with your child if they are feeling down or depressed. I also learned that if you are a child, you have to recognize what your parents are trying to do for you, like Izzy’s mom is graduating so both of them can live a better life. The only question that is still on my mind is, if both children had both their mom and dad with them, would they still feel like they were being neglected and
The DES poisoning represents genuine threats to the body while a child is in the utero. Jane displays her own infertility to the regular practices of recommending DES to women who were at risk of having an unsuccessful labor. Jane’s mother had four miscarriages before Jane was conceived, and to anticipate another miscarriage, she was prescribed to DES. Because of the negative consequences on the reproductive system caused by DES, Jane’s mother had her ovaries removed. The side-effects of DES and its multigenerational impact caused Jane to develop a deformed uterus.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
The internal conflict in this book is mainly that the main character, Cammie, lost her memory of that summer and really wants it back. When Cammie is first accepting her memory loss she says to her mom, “I’ll remember, Mom. I’ll get better and I’ll fight this and I’ll remember” (26) and when her mom says no to this, she says, “But I need to know” (27). This shows the internal conflict because she lost a summer’s worth of memories and she desperately wants to know what happened. However a doctor at her school says, “If your memory comes back Cammie, it will be on its own time.
Phoebe’s mom leaves and Phoebe goes on a frenzy trying to cope with the loss of her mother in the family. Then when her mom was gone Sal wrote that Phoebe “... wore a fixed expression: a sealed, thin smile. It must have been difficult for her to maintain that smile, because by the time English class came around, her chin was quivering from the strain.” Phoebe tried to ignore the fact her mother left and isn’t really accepting change but she is learning to accept it but not in a healthy way. Phoebe is trying to find why her mother left. Phoebe thinks her mother was kidnapped and is coping her mother’s disappearance by believing in this theory instead of accepting the fact.
"While I was experiencing the routine miseries of childhood, my mother was discovering the Depression." (Chap. 6, p. 75) Baker often explains his mother 's, thoughts, opinions and point of view, this allowed for me to almost be in her shoes and gave me a different perspective on Russell Baker. While reading this book a theme that was very evident was women. In both Lucy’s life as Russell 's women seemed to play a huge in role their family and society.
The majority of society views conflict as a negative aspect of life, but authors love to use it to benefit their writing. Conflict is common in writing as it is essential to the plot and often numerous other aspects. In Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women, the main characters experience a variety of conflicts. In this book, the author uses conflict to develop the characters and show their growth. The four main characters, sisters Amy, Beth, Jo, and Meg, experience Person vs. Self, Person vs.
She always wants to be doctor, but she does not have chance. She forces Lydia to be the doctor in the future. The thing she does not know is Lydia feel very tired and she does not want to be doctor. Later on, Lydia lost communications with her mother. The leaving of Marilyn is also gives some bad effect to Lydia.
It is very important for the daughter to have a voice; it is okay that the mother is trying to prepare her daughter but she is not teaching her to be independent, intelligent or strong, but to live in fear of making a mistake or disappointing her mother. It is important for a kid to have free will and make his/hers life choices. This is why controlling your daughter on things like how to smile, how to walk and what not to sing is not healthy; just like the mother in Jamaica Kincaid’s prose-poem “Girl” does to her daughter. Nobody is perfect and a girl should not live her life trying to not upset and disappoint her mother on her every move. She should be able to be happy, have a voice and live her life to her