``Once you landed here you only looked forward. So why am I always looking back? `` (Abela 13) The play Jump for Jordan, written by Donna Abela and first published on March 23rd in 2014, deals with Sophia, an archeology student, who’s Palestinian father Sahir and Jordanian mother Mara came to Australia as a first generation of so called Arab Australians in order to live a better life. The play establishes from the visit of aunt Azza from Jordan, who is willing to attend the wedding of Loren, Sophie’s sister.
She was tall and thin with beautiful brown hair. I said, Hi darling what brings you up here? She replied, “ It is my birthday and I am wondering around the palace.” Oh your birthday you say would you like to touch my spindel? “Yes” she replied.
As a the “old woman” in the class, I remember when the Disney movie Pocahontas hit the movie theatres. I took my baby sister to go see it, and had many days listening to the VHS copy being rewind over, and over. While the wild tale in the film is more fiction than fact, it did peek my curiosity as a teen, I had to check out books. What struck me was that she was a child, even during the time period, that she is said to have saved John Smith. Without trying to sound like I knew more than I did before furthering my studies, the simple facts that I knew back then were as follows.
Juliet: Maturing Woman As teenagers grow, they rebel and leave the nest, and can have little thought as to how this affects other people. Juliet Capulet is a stunning example of this exact concept. At 13, Juliet is finally growing into herself and who she wants to be, and becoming a fully fledged woman by leaving her childhood comforter, the Nurse, for her husband, and earning the title of “Maturing Woman”. Her growth and maturation as a person can be seen clearly through the play, coming clearly into the light in Act 3 Scene 5, first through her conversation with her mother and the masterful way she worked through those rocky waters, and secondly through her comment about the nurse and how they will never be as close.
This is evident in the fact Curley “got married a couple of weeks ago.” The fact Curley’s wife has been introduced by Candy, immediately and subtly introduces Steinbeck’s intentions for this novel: exposing the social intolerance of humans. This is because she’s
Lena, also known as Mama, wants to buy a house in a white neighborhood; her son Walter wants to invest in a liquor store; and her daughter Beneatha wants to go to medical school. In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, gender roles are revealed through the evolving characters inside the Younger family. The play represents strong female characters: the time-honored Mama, the supportive Ruth, and the reformist Beneatha. In The Roof of a Southern Home: A Reimagined and Usable South in Lorraine Hansberry 's a Raisin in the Sun William Murray writes, “Mama is a convincing spokesperson for the family’s Southern history, in large part, because she was familiar and seemed real to audiences while managing to avoid the dominant stereotypes that permeated the culture” (283). Both Mama and Ruth are praised for their devotion to traditional feminine standards with domestic jobs, marriages, and children while Beneatha is defiant
Seeds are already associated with the concept of birth, and characters are regularly mentioned as having come from their father's “seed” (HH 84-85). Like Persephone, Keleos's daughters are described in naturalistic language, their youth being linked to flowers and other symbols of springtime as well. (HH 108, 175-76). In a different context, seeds are also representative of death and the loss of life that happens when the seasons change to winter. When Hades feeds Persephone pomegranate seeds before she is allowed to visit Demeter above ground, she seals her fate to be confined to the underworld until springtime returns, like a seed waiting through winter until it can be harvested again (HH 371-74).
1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president of the United States. Air conditioning is invented, and Walt Disney produces Flowers and Trees, the first film released in three-strip technicolour. The year also marked the emergence of a short film series, Baby Burlesks. The star of the series was three year old newcomer, Shirley Temple who played the lead role in each short film. Temple and her co-stars are comedically portrayed in adult roles, which often referenced popular culture such as pre-existing films and political events.
Almost all stories follow the archetypal hero quest, dating back to the first stories ever told. And by acknowledging and analysing the stages of the quest, the reader can further understand the character’s journey. The book Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier, begins in 1664 in Delft, a small town in the Netherlands. It follows the archetypal quest of a young girl named Griet and her journey to adulthood as she takes on the responsibility and trials as working as a housemaid for the painter Johannes Vermeer and his family, after her father lost his sight in an accident. Dealing with the trials the household offers and her own personal struggles, Griet has to find a way to navigate her priorities.
She then went to school to learn how to become one and she then graduated from “Wetter School” in 1956 in Mount Vernon, NY. After she graduated from one school, she was privately tutored from 1956 until 1959. Then at age 17 she published her first series in poetry in a magazine. Ever since she started writter it started to take off and Robin Morgan started writing more poetry books. Robin Morgan was part of the key radical feminist that was in the Women 's Movement, she also was one of the leaders of the International Feminist group since the 1960’s.
In 1988 Kingsolver wrote and published her first book, The Bean Trees, while pregnant with her first daughter, Camille Hoffman. Due to Kingsolver’s building frustrations with the United States’ involvement in the first Gulf War, she moved with her daughter to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a year. Soon after she and her daughter returned to the United States, Kingsolver and Hoffman divorced. In 2004 Kingsolver moved to a farm in Washington County, Virginia with her second husband, Steven Hopp, and their teenage daughter, Lily Hopp, where they currently live to this day.
Thus this tradition is mixing with the modern world. According to the article Quinceañera A celebration of Latina womenhood saids “A Barbie Quinceañera doll in some cases replaces the handmade ultima muneca, and families are beginning to celebrate the "coming of age" of their sons, too.” As time change culture does to .
The differences I see between these two poems can be found in the speakers. One is a first person speaker and the other is observing, but both are reflecting on the transformation from youth to adulthood. In “Quinceañera” by Judith Ortiz Cofer the speaker is growing up and becoming a woman. She must put away childhood and embrace womanhood. Take the first passage, “My dolls have been put away like dead / children in a chest I will carry / with me when I marry” (lines 1-3).
In a Painted House Libby Latcher is pregnant with Ricky’s baby. The song I ain’t goin’ down by Shania Twain is very similar to what happened to Libby. The song is about a girl that gets pregnant at 15 and the baby’s father leaves. That was exactly what happened to Libby. At the end of the book Luke and his parents leave to get a better job.