Beloved Word Essay: Water Motherhood is a major theme of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, as multiple characters often lament the futile extent to which they can be mothers. In Chapter 5 Beloved, the reader is introduced to two new motherhood dynamics, both relating to the mysterious Beloved. Wherever motherhood is mentioned, water imagery—with its established connections to birth, healing, and life—used as well. Because it factors into Beloved’s symbolic “birth” and nurturing, water is an important image that relates to giving and sustaining life and motherhood in Beloved.
Although Walter eventually does the morally correct thing he still has bad morals. Walter does the right thing by standing up to Lindner. When Lindner actually arrives and Walter is about to disgrace himself and the black community by begging Lindner for the money he can’t do it. Instead he says, “We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors.
“Anything Helps” is a short story in the collection We Live in Water by Jess Walter. The story portrays the life that the main character, Bit, has come to know through the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Through substance abuse, Bit lost custody of his son, lost the life of his partner, and now has to live a lifestyle that he hates. He has lost everything he has ever loved and is now having to beg for money on the side of the road. Jess Walter depicts how the abuse of drugs and alcohol could drastically change your life forever and not only affect you, but others around you.
James McBride’s memoir, The Color of Water, was written in a way that told his life story alongside his mother’s. Their entwined stories helped readers better understand how the effects of both his and his mother’s life changed him. He wrote about the struggles he experienced due to the racial inequality within his lifetime as well as the racial battles his mother faced. Not only did these tales create who he is today, they have entailed a new meaning. They have managed to touch people’s hearts and expose a struggle that has long been forgotten.
In the domestic tragedy play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, describes how a family is dealing with financial expenses. The expenses are outrageous because Lena, also known as Mama, has a daughter named Beneatha and attends medical school while the family is paying for the house. The family wants to move into a nicer house, and they work hard to get there. Mama is expecting a ten thousand dollar check inherited by her husband that had died. The father, Walter, wants to buy a liquor store and to finally be in control, but the wife, Ruth, and, Mama, do not want him to.
Chapter five titled “Mercury” of The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum gives a fascinating story, about a woman named Gertie Gorman who was married to a man named Charles Webb. Many believed that her husband poisoned her because in her will “[she would leave] everything to her husband” (112) giving him a good motive for that action, but as the investigators opened up the body they found the presence of mercury bichloride, which was a “messy killer” (114) meaning it was hard to miss because of all the bloody inflammations. As the investigators looked more into the case they found out that Webb was not the person responsible for his wife’s death, however Webb was still prosecuted. Mercury can be poisonous if taken in extreme quantities causing the same things it did to Gertie’s body.
Persuant to the many tragedies that have rocked the charedi world this summer, parents are uncertain whether to allow their children to participate in outings to water parks. One father consulted with Maran Aaron Leib Steinaman, who was quoted as saying, "I am afraid of water." Rabbi Steinman refrained from forbidding swimming, but expressed his personal fear of the inherent dangers, which have already taken their toll, r"l.
Beneatha Younger struggles to find her real identity throughout the whole play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” She strives to become a doctor despite being a women. Throughout the whole play she tries out a handful of hobbies that she takes up during the play. She tries out horse riding and then she wants to learn to play the guitar. Beneatha talks about how she is experimenting with many hobbies to find her identity.
Have you ever experienced change in your life? What effect did it have on you? How did you adapt? Annie John, a teenage girl growing up in Antigua, Cuba, experiences many events that mark her transition from childhood to adulthood. Examples include becoming distant from her mother while she makes her own decisions, and sailing away from home to begin a new life in England.
Daydream- A series of pleasant thoughts that distract one's attention from the present. In the book The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, by James Thurber, Walter, the main character, tries to escape reality by daydreaming about a more exciting life. The main characters in this book are Walter Mitty and his demanding wife. Throughout the story Walter is driving his wife to a hair appointment and running some errands.