Social History J.B. grew up in rural West Virginia on a small tobacco farm with no running water. They grew their own food, drew their water from a well, and made their own clothes. She left home at the age of 18 and married her first husband. The marriage was not successful, and seven years later they divorced. J.B. remarried and she and her husband became involved in a conservative Baptist church in southern Ohio.
She explains that she spent almost every second day in the hospital, whether it was caused by kidney stones, an illness, or giving birth, as this was the span of years where she had all of her four daughters. Her husband was working longer days as well, which meant she had more responsibilities on the farm and with the kids at home. It felt like she was burning the candle at both ends with all of the daily stress and tasks. In terms of her life satisfaction, she rates it a seven on a scale of one to ten. She wishes she could have better health to allow her to travel and see more of the world with her husband.
This paper analyzes the song “Coat of Many Colors” written by and sung by Dolly Parton. Born on January 19, 1946 the fourth child of 12 to a farmer and a stay at home mother. Given this time period and her father’s profession, her family grew up “dirt poor” (Zahn, ?) on a farm and experienced the struggles faced by countless others during this era. Motivated by an experience in her youth, she wrote a song about when her mother stitched together a coat for her to wear from pieces of rags they had been given and the other kids laughing at her. As a result, of this experience Parton’s purpose is to change her audiences’ mindset to realize that “One is only poor, only if they choose to be” (50-51) and can change the perception of what evokes a sense of richness.
Due to her parents dying and having no other family members around, Maggie Mae was put in the foster system. She hopped from home to home, eventually landing at Mr. Simms house, which is point two. She was twelve years old when she lived at Mr. Simm’s house, which is 6 years before the book. He abused her, but she stayed and didn’t tell anyone since his wife cooked really good southern meals and she was hardly fed in other homes.
I just finished the novel “ The Northern Light” by Jennifer Donnelly. The sad story of 16 years old Mattie Gokey working very hard with her father on a farm moved my heart badly. Her mother died because of poverty and cancer, her brother left home afterwards and she had to take care of her three younger sisters while also struggling with money just to make her mom’s wish. She cleaned the house of her Aunt and worked as a waitress too in Glenmore Hotel to save money. It reminded me of my past when I came to U.S in 2011.
For a girl from Bohemia, learning to speak English and living on the prairie in Nebraska was a hard life in the late 1800’s. The cultural beliefs and traditions of America were both different and similar from Antonia’s Bohemian culture. Antonia and her family had to learn how to farm so they could make a living using the American’s culture of independent capitalism and private ownership. She survived her father’s death by using her bold and free spirited personality to work as hard as any man, which showed her strength, courage, and the immigrant spirit for a better life. This family tragedy also brought the community and the Shimerdas together through religious differences to mourn and respect a man.
The sky was beginning to lighten in the east and fog from Bondra Bay already obscured most of the land to the west. They had only rested on their journey when his seven-year-old sister Calyona insisted, in a seven-year-old sister kind of way, by sitting down in the middle of the road and refusing to move. Still they had made good time and Rheathe knew they both needed more than just a half hour’s rest. To the east, the land was cleared and ready for planting.
Scout is now forty six and living in Colorado, she’s a grammar school teacher and a mother of two. She’s been married for 19 years with Henry Stub, a pediatrician. Living in a country style community she learns to ride horses and raise farm animals. Her two daughters Amilia and Catrina would help in the farm all the time as children but now they are grown with their own lives. Now it’s just the two of them, Scout and Henry and their farm animals.
¨In this way (Harriet) worked, day after day, till late at night; then she went home to her little cabin, and make about fifty pies, a great quantity of gingerbread, and two casks of root beer¨(Doc D). This explains why it is the second greatest achievement because she didn´t work as long as she did as the first greatest achievement. Harriet Tubman's number one greatest achievement was being a caretaker from after the war until her death in 1913(48 years). The focus of Harriet's life was to help those in need(Doc E). This explains that though she didn't have the necessities for everything she still helped because that's how she was.
How were you able to pay for college? She had worked as a church secretary, and she worked at hickory farm, and for her third job, she babysat neighbor’s kids. What were you friends like? “Their nice, some are older, and the other were my age.” Although she cannot remember what she liked about KCC, what she did not like was going to courses from 7:00 am to 6:pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I remember listening to stories my grandmother would tell me about how, her and her sisters would walk to school, barefoot, for miles-upon-miles to get an education that they very much needed in 1950s Jamaica. Eventually, they had to cease their education, since the income they were receiving from the cows and other animals on their farm, wasn’t
The bells echo in my head as I struggle to wake up. I see my brothers Henry, and Harrison are slowly waking up straw attached to their clothes from their bed which they shared. My mother was the first to leave for the factory she left with black bags under eyes from lack of rest. She worked the most these days, her job was at the cotton mill. I remember how my mother used to be a happy, caring women, that 's not how it is anymore she doesn 't say anything to us anymore she just works and makes dinner, he hair was now streaked with grey her eyes darker than I have ever seen
I struggled to recovery from his death but decided I would get an education in his honor. Life curveballed this desire when I moved to Maine. My family bought a farm which needed significant repair work. The repairs took almost four months to complete which delayed my schooling. My mother also had a stroke which left me with my duties on the farm and my responsibility to help her recover.
The engineer I am most like with is Sandra Begay-Campbell, a civil engineer. When Sandra was a child, she stated that she was very interested in architecture, as am I. In addition, she also declared that she was well-rounded in math and problem-solving, something I believe I possess as well. Both of these reasons contributed to her pursuing engineering. The final reason why we are alike is because she mentions that she enjoys watching movies, of which I enjoy too in my free-time.
It is hard to tell what is true and not true in a novel, especially when the author says, “Often the crazy stuff is true and the normal stuff isn't, because the normal stuff is necessary to make you believe the truly incredible craziness” (68). The character Mary Anne Bell was too crazy for this novel though. The most unrealistic characters in The Things They Carried is Mary Anne Bell because she went to the war as a civilian not a soldier, embodies the theme loss of innocence, and there are other character that feel the same loss. There are many events that take place that makes Mary Anne an implausible character. The whole reason that she comes to Vietnam is that she is visiting her boyfriend, and not even the other soldiers believe Rat