In her book, Flack discusses the difficulties a ballerina faces through her personal experience. Her style is very descriptive and is not aimed directly for just dancers to read her book. By explaining different ballet terms, describing the scene, and discussing a ballerina’s struggles Flack’s book shows that girls will do a lot of things to become the best in the
For example she stills remains playing the piano. In the text, it says,” I sit at the school piano and make my hands work, in spite of the pain, in spite of the stiffness, and scars.” Billie Jo still continues to follow her passion and work on piano playing no matter how painful it is to her. As much as she refers to her not being able to play because of her burnt hands, deep down, the reason she is scared to play is because it reminds her of her mom. She still makes herself play because she knows it is the one thing she can hang on to. Also it says,” When mom died, I didn’t want to go on, either.
The theme of “The Bicycle” by Jillian Horton is that you shouldn’t let anybody dictate how you should live your life, and you should do what makes you happy instead. This theme is powerful and pronounced all throughout the story, especially after Hannah started to realize what she had been missing out on. The rebellious thoughts began on page 35, when Hannah reminisced about how it felt to feel the wind in her hair, after seeing her friends zip by her on their bikes. Later, she says, “I felt lonely and isolated, increasingly aware of the of the differences between myself and girls like Ilana and Leah.” Hannah yearned to participate in the activities that her friends partake in—like going to Israel club after school—but she refrained, in fear of upsetting Tante Rose. Had Hannah not traded her happiness for Tante Rose’s approval, she would not have to bottle up her continuous feelings of longing and solitude.
In the poem “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde we feel sympathy toward the speaker. “Hanging Fire” is about a fourteen year old girl who is going through a stage in her life that everyone goes through, which is puberty. Unlike most people she didn’t have someone there to guide her through this stage in her life. In addition, she didn’t get the support a girl needs from her mother when going through puberty. Throughout the poem she describes several insecurities she faces and how her mother is unapproachable.
The Tragedy Within: Analyzing “How Far She Went” The dog wouldn’t hush, even then; never had yet, and there wasn’t time to teach him. When the woman realized that, she did what she had to do. She grabbed him whimpering; held him under till the struggle ceased and the bubbles rose silver from his fur. (Hood 414) In Mary Hoods “How Far She Went” A grandmother struggles with the burden of experience, loss and a life of hard decisions; where a girl strives to live in a naïve and free spirited illusion. The paths of a grandmother and her granddaughter soon collide when experience and naivety meet on a dirt road in the south.
Mademoiselle Reisz is an independent woman which is what Edna is longing for. She loves to play piano and doesn’t care about the opinions of others. This helps Edna do the same but through art. Edna learns that Mademoiselle Reisz is writing with Robert, and she is the only one who knows about their love for each other.
Esperanza is the ideal example of impotent female 's and their gender role in human society in the days before the Chicano Movement. Throughout the book, we come to read about vulnerable females that never had the chance to become someone of great importance or value. Esperanza wants to break that cycle and vouches to one day leave the neighborhood that deprived her of so many things that little girls her age only dream of. Esperanza goes through the troubles and tribulations of living in the barrio, surrounded by poverty, teen mom 's and the shattered dreams of females before the Chicano Movement of the 1960s. A movement were a large number of women gained power by finding their voice and speaking out.
She once said, “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, be independent.” Her mother instilled the importance of education and feminism into her brain. Ginsburg also said, “The law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ‘40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.” Her mother made sure that despite what society thought, if Ruth was independent and pushed herself, she could truly become anything she wanted. Sadly, her mother passed away a day before Ginsburg graduated from James Madison High School and she was never able to see all of the life changing events that her
At first Devi can come off as selfish, demanding and even boring but later on it's revealed that she is persistent and determined to change her life for better. In the book Devi struggles to connect with her freshman self to change events in her life. The main goal was to avoid Bryan Sanderson so that she can focus on what's more important in her life. But Devi has to be extra cautious about what she wants to change
The style of argumentation is very closed and both mother and daughter are not very open to other suggestions and kind of stubborn. Later in the text, Rachel tells the reader about other mothers and their bad relationship between mother and daughter. In the start, the reader really gets the imagine that she really struggles because of the teenagers, also because of her title choice "a modern tragedy", which indicates the problem among two sides and that the author wants to