In the poem, “Dusting,” by Julia Alvarez, the speaker is being rebellious against her mother and wants to do different things than what her mother wants her to do. In the first stanza, the poet writes that the speaker writes her name many times on dusty furniture “each morning” while the mother followed her to dust the furniture and the mess by the girl. This is an example of the speaker rebelling her mother since this is a metaphor meaning that the girl wants to accomplish different things than her mother but her mother keeps on erasing her accomplishments and wants the girl to be just like her. Another evidence in the poem is at the end of stanza two, where the speaker says “But I refuse with every mark to be like her, anonymous.” This phrase
Yolanda is the primary daughter whose full struggle is detailed throughout the text. The other daughters are interlaced into the stories, however, without as much detail as Yolanda. Yolanda, the self proclaimed wild one of the daughters, was very popular because of her personality at boarding school. This went away at college as she refused to sleep with any of her admirers. Yolanda struggles with language, the open sexuality at that time, her religious beliefs and the sense that her family unit is being torn apart as they try to conform to the culture
Anna experiences a moral dilemma everyday because of Kate in My Sister’s Keeper. She really wants to help Kate because she wants her to live, but Anna wants her own life back. She comments that she is always sick but never sick enough for her parents. Both girls over came these dilemmas and did what they knew was
No; don’t hold your chin like that; it’s not ladylike.” Not only does she have this continuous amount of pressure eating at her, she has to physically change her habits to morph herself into this new and improved young lady to fit the role. By using this writing style, the author can grab the reader 's attention with conflict and uses the sequence of events to lead into where the reader will see the outcome of all the work the author had done to accomplish her goal. The author 's purpose for creating this work is best described in the sentence “After all that, I had failed the audition and would never, ever, get out of Brooklyn.” Because despite
She remembers standing there feeling afraid, overwhelmed, and thinking her mom was stupid for not protecting her. The first day of school was the beginning of the notes to self Cassandra would pen in pain to herself. If she ever had children, they would be registered for school. Mrs. Russell, one of the teacher’s aides, became her new best friend as she took Cassandra by the hand and led her to the classroom. She made the students feel welcomed and appreciated.
The beautifully embroidered one that will forever be placed on the chest of her clothing, and the physical living letter that embodies her daughter Pearl. Even though Pearl Prynne is a secondary character in this novel, she still plays an essential role in the plot. As she is the reasoning for the scarlet letter, without her none of this would’ve happened. She is the visual representation of the sin that her mother committed, and will forever be looked at by the townspeople as a sickening and unworthy person. As Pearl is growing up chapter by chapter it will be a noticeable twist to see how she begins to react to the people who disapprove of her.
In the article, “Shattered Lives” by Kristin Lewis, Dania faces many challenges. One challenge that she faced was that she was part of a war and had to leave all of the things she loved behind. On page 6 the author states “They faced a devastating choice: Stay and risk death, or leave everything behind…” Another piece of text evidence is “ In september, their choice became clear. They fled.” (6) Another challenge she had to face was that Dania had no education. The author clearly states on page 6 “Dania looked forward to going to school each day and took pride in the gold stars her teacher gave her for completing hr homework on time.” Some more proof for that challenge on page (7) is “by 2013, it had become too dangerous for most kids, including
The book “ The Liar 's’ Club” by the author Mary Karr was written about the life of the author. She had a lot of problems and difficult in her life that make she feel hard to act. Moreover, those problems also affect negatively on her career and future. At the first time, every readers may think that Mary Karr can not live anymore because of her hard life but after reading this book, people should think again about Mary Karr - the woman that did so many things with high effort and be succeed even though she had a bad beginning. She is a good example that people may follow and see her.
By the end of the novel during the court scene and Tom’s death, we see the final stages of her development and how far she has come as she can 't stand for Tom’s discrimination which only further proves her power to rebel against something that everyone conforms to. This shows her make her own opinion about racism which creates the exciting environment that we find ourselves in while reading. The novel has many important points and moments which make a lasting impression on us even after reading the novel. One of the biggest ideas which are focused on in this essay is Scout 's development and how it allows her to forge her own opinions. Scout learns to separate herself from the conforming sheep that Maycomb residents are described to be.
When I read the poem “Girl,” I felt as if the mother was represented as an unpleasant figure. The fact that the poem was written all in one sentence and had many amounts of commas told me that the girl was constantly told what to do one command after the other. These commands were told in a way that wouldn’t let the girl think of anything otherwise, the voice of the mother has now replaced the voice in the girl’s head, which meant that when she would make a decision her mother 's voice is the one that she will be referred to. However, on the positive aspect, it seems as if the mother was trying to raise a well-rounded child to grow into a respected woman. I see what she’s doing as tough love, a mother who makes sure that she is strict with her child.