That being said, we can see how outside of this circumstance, it may have been difficult to single out Cushing’s for Sara. For starters, we see she is a very optimistic young lady, and prior to isolating herself from them, she also has/had a very supportive set of family and friends (which also is extremely important). She also unbeknownst to herself was inadvertently giving herself therapy in a way, by choosing a career with a volunteerism component (Taylor, 2012). While the reality of the stress of the disease and everything that she was going to, Sara was already maintaining a somewhat emotionally balanced lifestyle that could adequately support her through this, as well as set the stage for more resiliency after her surgery was completed. Some of Sara’s decline could have very well been the initial separation from people that came from the assignment in Ethiopia.
Community in the dictionary means a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. Everyone belongs to a community or considers themselves a part of one, however communities tends to take away individualism. Anna Quindlen, author of “Commencement Speech at Mount Holyoke College”, spoke to the graduating class and delivered a speech on the effects of society on individuals. The purpose of this was to lead and guide the graduates into a happier life. Being true to self can only bring happiness, conforming to mold never designed to fit will only cause discomfort and unhappiness.
Leading Ladies The novel Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell presents a series of vignettes about a wife, mother, and socialite who finds herself trapped in a materialistic society. Via her ordinary encounters (less the robbery incident) readers understand how the meaningless cultural forces of materialism and class expectations can lead to people feeling trapped. This idea also presents itself through the character of Sapphira Colbert in Willa Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl. However, when one ignores class focusing on kindness instead, happiness is truly attainable as seen in Shadows on the Rock. Through indirect characterization Connell develops India Bridge through two primary formats: her social life and her family life, both intertwined
Positive Thinking and Conflict There are many times in one’s life where a simple positive gesture can make their day. Anne, in “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank along with Louise Ogawa in “Dear Miss Breed” by Joanne Oppenheim, display attitudes that not only helped themselves, but gave other people hope. Though some might argue that positivity during a conflicting situation won’t help resolve anything, having a positive outlook on a negative situation can help someone solve their disagreement swiftly and efficiently. The best way someone can respond to conflict is with a positive attitude because it can be a stress reliever, give tremendous benefits to their physical health, and make others around them happier. Having a positive attitude can make people less stressed during a time of conflict.
In the beginning of the story, the relationship between the narrator and the teacher appears to be rigid, as Emily’s mother is immediately defensive of her child’s welfare. After the teacher ensures that she is “deeply interested in helping” the young girl who is still maturing, the narrator immediately retorts with, “Even if I came, what good would it do? You think because I am her mother I have a key, or that in some way you could use me as a key?” She then goes on to discuss how wonderful and beautiful Emily was as a baby, which will later be contrasted as the young girl begins to age and becomes more thin and frail. The fact
And when Ashley’s mother is taken away, hope, faith, and safety are taken away from Ashley. The author wrote these particular lines because she wanted to convey to the reader the conflict of the story by using the symbolism of Ashley’s mother. The impact these lines have on the text is significant in the story because it makes the reader ask questions and come up with inferences concluding the text. For example, one question a reader can ask is if Ashley will always have the patience waiting for her mother even as she gets older, when Ashley’s mother does come to care for her what will the new conflict be residing the
Mulan was a brave and courageous girl and acting like Mulan would give Adeline the feeling of being a brave warrior instead of a sad and lonely girl. She showed her true courageous side when comparing herself to Mulan. Finally, Adeline knew that if she were Mulan, she would not have to deal with Niang’s evil deeds, Mulan would fight back and
Esperanza is gaining confidence and slowly pushing away her poverty and society, she’s trying to find anything so she can be distracted away from her reality and that gives her an incentive to become a mature young lady. Esperanza is slowly growing up and she feels responsible now for herself and even her family. When she stands up for her sister “That’s right, I add before Lucy of Rachel can make fun of her” (50). This is a conspicuous symbol of her sophistication because she stood up for her sister Nenny. She feels responsible, pledged and she doesn’t want her sister to go the same way she went.
However, in the poem “Barbie Doll” it was more likely to occur within a girl gender. Women “theoretically” should be attractive and stay that way, according to the stereotype showed in the poem “Barbie Doll”. This poem explains to the reader the dangers that exist in the society of forcing people, especially women into restrictive roles and ideals. The poet Marge Piercy uses simile, imagery, and symbol to develop the theme of how society remains disapproving people who do not represent the ideal image. The use of simile in the poem distinctly explains the feedback of the "girl-child" to the constant assault of opposing orders and intentions.
"It was debated whether or not the scarlet letter was to be taken off her bosom." With this, the people are beginning to consider that maybe Hester has fulfilled her punishment. She has gained their acceptance once again, and it was mostly due to her not backing down from her silence. She gained the respect of the community with her tenacity, her sewing skills and her charitable ways with the poor in the community. Being an outsider, she was able to see the community for what they really were, judgemental, and was able continue on with her life, which led to her being recognized for her good