Through these experiences, the motif of water symbolizes Annie discovering her own personality, and cleansing herself from the pain and loneliness she is feeling. In Jamaica Kincaid 's Annie John, the motif of water is a reoccurring symbol that first represents the strong bond Annie and her mother have, but later on when she matures, the significance changes to symbolize new identities and healing. At the beginning of the novel during Annie 's youth, the motif of water illustrates the bond that she and her mother share when they swim in the ocean and participate in bathing rituals together. For example, when Annie and her mother visit Rat island together, she recounts the event saying, The only way I could go into the water was if I was on my mother 's back, my arms clasped tightly around her neck, and she would then swim around not too far from the shore.
Article Review The article ´´ Surviving Rescue: A Feminist Reading of Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins´´ by Diann L. Baecker published in Children’s Literature in Education in 2007 critically analyzes the content and main character of Island of the Blue Dolphins. The analysis includes a feminist approach and focuses on the theme of survival.
The overarching theme of Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, is that love can make people forget their basic survival instincts as shown by Katniss’ willingness to put herself in peril to save her loved ones such as Primrose Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and the girl from district eleven Rue. Love 's effect on a person 's survival instincts is first demonstrated by Katniss ' love for her younger sister, Primrose (Prim).In The Hunger Games, every year the districts hold a reaping to choose the tributes that go to the games. Prim gets called at the reaping and Katniss volunteers for her. In paragraph six chapter two of the novel it states “With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me. ‘I volunteer!’
1) of her inspirations of becoming a writer. In the epilogue of her memoir, “Runaway, Diary of a Street Kid”, Lau has explained that she was a shy and introspective child” (5), that was “painfully sensitive to everything around [her]” (5). The author’s runaway story suggests that perhaps Jane also has inspirations about the future, as her means of survival mimics Lau’s. Lau being “introspective” parallels Jane’s narration throughout the story. Every event and object is described with great detail and care—as if the writer has first hand experienced it.
Is a young girl that battles with the loneliness and shame of being poor. She is also a writer, and that’s the tool she uses to find who she really is. A tool powerful enough to reconcile with her pass, her community and it helps her to persevere when she goes to painful situations like the death of her parents and sexual abuse. In one line of the story Esperanza says: “I make a story for my life, for each step my brown shoe takes.
In The Mermaid’s Sister, by Carrie Anne Noble, the main two characters Maren and Clara are raised as sisters by Auntie Verity, who is a specialist at potions for illnesses. Both children came to her as babies. Maren came by a clam shell and Clara came by a stork. The main issue in the book is Maren is changing into a mermaid. Clara does not want her to become a mermaid.
What does one’s response to conflict say about them? What is the best response? Studies show that positivity is one of the most effective way to react to conflict. Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl whose diary became “Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl,” always tried to have a positive attitude and make the best of everything in her terrible situation. In “Dear Miss Breed” by Joanne Oppenheim, sixteen-year-old Louise Ogawa wrote in her letters to Miss Breed about how even though the living conditions were ruthless, she was determined to see the light.
I cannot finish”(3 Tan, 4). When the mom atoned Jing-Mei to take the better crab, the mom shows family relationships because she stopped her daughter from taking the bad crab because she doesn’t want her to have bad luck. She wants her to have a good life and be lucky which is how she is showing family relationships. Family relationships are not only shown in Joy Luck Club but in The Yellow Raft in Blue Water. Family relationships are shown when Ida stops Clara from taking her daughter, Christine.
This is the story of a young lady who is consistently conveyed all alone on a voyage. The suggestion that this may be a mission is exhibited; which implies that learning toward oneself will be the result. The outline demonstrates the mother as both comforting as she encloses the young lady and authoritative as she brings up her way in both a legitimate and cautioning way. Quite a while prior, a traditional opening for a fable, recommends quickly an universe of imagination and that we are perusing a story that will contain a life altering lessons. A significant part of the dialect is centered around the mother giving the girl headings on where to go as well as how to go about her way.
Emma and Elizabeth are special among other heroines as Emma is able to examine her own state of thinking of being in love to the realization she is not, and Elizabeth shows her own introspection in the process of thinking and re-thinking. Another important feature of Austen’s novels is heroine’s learning experience as a centre of the novel. From the studied literature, it follows that the learning experience leads to the problematic of ‘self’ which Austen’s fallible heroines deal throughout the novels. Jane Austen tried to explore mainly the fields of self-realization and self-knowledge, which means Emma and Elizabeth must overcome their mistakes to find what is right and only then they can reach the ‘self’ development. The first part of the thesis also showed the critical view on the heroines.
Shonquasia stated that she likes to do things her own way. Shonquasia stated, that she sometimes makes good decisions. Shonquasia stated that she is making a decision to take the GED exam when she is 16. Shonquasia stated that she thinks this is the best decision for her because she
Cynthia Lord has used character and style to create a novel of contemporary realistic fiction about a young girl struggling to accept the world she lives in. Lord uses dialogue to build a relationship between Catherine and Jason. It’s through these conversations that Lord is able to expose Catherine’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to living with David, developing new friendships and accepting the reality of her life. It’s these strengths and weaknesses that help the reader identify with her. Lord’s unique style also helps the reader get a peek into the lives of the characters.
Have you ever not seen eye to eye with your mother? In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use”, we are shown how many of the choices we make and the things we value create our identity. This story focuses on two characters, mama and her daughter Dee (Wangero), who struggle to see the same way about their heritage. Dee wants the things made by her grandmother, to not admire it as an artifact, but rather to remake it. She wants to take them, and change them to match her lifestyle as it is today.
In the novel “A Tale For The Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki, Ruth, a writer, finds a diary washed up by the sea. In the diary, 16-year-old Japanese girl Naoko Yasutani attempts to write about the story of her Zen Buddhist grandmother but soon gets distracted by her life events. Throughout the novel, Ruth Ozeki had created the character Ruth and Nao to make reading and writing a huge part of their lives that deeply affected them in many ways. Ruth reads the diary, she gets deeply drawn into Nao’s life that it affected her sense of reality her mental state of well-being but also sparked interest of zazen. Nao, on the other hand, had plan to write about Jiko making it her reason to continue living and her duty before she killed herself and Jiko died.
In the final analysis, a person’s identity can make or break them in society or their everyday life. When an individual such as Grace Fontaine struggles with her own identity things become problematic. In the book Lies I Told, Grace Fontaine spends most of her teenage years finding who she is. She questions whether she is a normal teenager, or a cowardly thief.