The rationality of Atticus Finch is a defining feature of him that aides many people and assists him on many occasions throughout the novel. First, “Aunt Alexandra tells Atticus that he shouldn 't have let the children watch the trial, and Atticus retorts, "they might as well learn to cope with it”(Smykowski). This quote demonstrates Atticus’s rational thinking by his intelligence and comprehension of the situation. Shrewdly, he recognizes how the children will eventually encounter the prejudices of the community and realize they cannot hide behind the curtain of innocence forever.
She realized that she was stubborn and gave undeserved loyalty to her husband. I believe that all the characters (mother, sister, lover and others) had a huge impact on that transformation, but the person who had the most impact was Derrick. She was expecting him to work, study, and keep his head down thus he could leave prison early and be back with her. One instance that proved to her she was being fooled by Derrick was when she noticed the scare on his neck, and she asked him what it was then he replied that it was a street thing. Another instance was when she
The theme of “survival” could be related to any book. In the book, The Red-Scarf Girl: A Memoir Of The Cultural Revolution, Ji-li had to overcome all the challenges such getting called a black whelp, getting humiliated and other things that some people can’t bear that pain. The theme of “survival” does relate to this book because Ji-li had to bear public humiliation and other things in order to survive. Furthermore, the theme of “survival” relates to this book, The Red-Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution. Ji-li’s family survived in challenging environments by not speaking up and bears the pain.
Franklin was deeply involved in the painful debates that helped reshape America’s racial identity, working with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., W.E.B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshal and other major civil rights figures of the 20th century.” (Yarrow). The ability of Dr. Franklin to join and gain acceptance to the Civil Rights movement is a testament to the influence of his mother’s calm composure on the walk back home influenced Dr. Franklin to strive to change the laws
Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird contains many different themes that create lessons for the characters to learn. The recurring idea that courage is a combination of physical and emotional strength is just one of the many themes the author includes in the novel. Through Ms. Dubose’s struggle to break her long-fought morphine addiction, the theme of courage is demonstrated for the first time in the novel. Further into the novel, Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson on trial even when he knows he is going to lose the trial. One of the last demonstrations of courage is when Jem risks his life to protect his sister from a mystery attacker.
In “The Color Purple”, Alice Walker tells of the lives of African American women and their struggles with confidence and keeping their heads up through the shocking injustices forced upon them. In this book there are many examples of dynamic characters. A dynamic character is a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change as a change in personality or attitude. Celie, Albert, and Sofia are three examples of characters that experience these transitions. Celie’s life has been one heartbreak after another but she overcomes her low self-esteem despite it, Albert, Celie’s husband, was close to the worst person I’d ever seen but after Celie leaves him his character changes dramatically, and Sofia, initially fierce and strong, loses herself after being her outspoken and courageous self took away her whole world but she soon finds her way back.
Wilson, probably wasn’t meant to become deviant but seeing his brother and dad act in those ways influenced him. When they interviewed Wilsons, sister she said everyone compared Wilson and his brother and that made me think he of him being a secondary deviant. As far as Peagler, goes she did go through a rehabilitation process that included being an activist to other women, helping other people get their GED, and counseling. I don’t think she was a true deviant, and I think she should have released immediately. Violence, played a major role in Peagler life because she missed seeing her kids grow up, her family was stressed out over the situation, and because she was a victim of domestic violence she lost her life, mentally and later physically.
It was pertinent for Millie to leave London in order to escape the horrors of paparazzi and tabloids that hunted her and Joss’ story. Her stay at Torr includes her cycle of grief but once she copes with Joss’ death, she begins a cycle of personal growth. Where she was initially hurt by Colman’s vengeful actions and Sophie’s cruel antics toward her and Joss, she realizes that she must be strong and protect her relationship and Joss’ legacy. Brought on by forced isolation, this new, tough identity that Millie has acquired gives her a newfound confidence. Torr provides Millie with an identity aside from the one she has always known as Joss’ Moody’s wife and Colman Moody’s mother.
Generacism Flannery O’Connor uses her profound and substantial words to unleash a deeper meaning within her writing “A Good Man Is Hard To Find.” Although there were numerous cultural conflicts amongst the story, racism is a very firmly expressed concern in the text due to the generational differences between the grandmother and the family. My grandmother, Mimi, is the most lovable woman to walk the Earth. However, due to her generational differences, it led her to believe an adopted black baby might be troubling to her family. Despite their personality variations and verbal behavior, my grandmother and the grandmother in “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” have been afflicted in tremendous ways by the surrounding society from their past. The grandmother in this story has a very judgmental personality.
The main character Pip and his expectations leave him hoping for a better life and craving a higher social class, which causes his actions to fluctuate between helping people and taking his frustrations out on others. In addition, Miss Havisham, a woman with a broken heart tries to save her adopted daughter Estella from receiving a broken heart. Through her attempts she replaces her daughter’s heart with ice and breaks young men’s hearts. In Dickens’ bildungsroman Great Expectations, Pip and Miss Havisham’s morally ambiguous characterization helps develop the theme, that one needs to learn to be resilient. The internal struggles that Pip experiences through the novel, reveal his displeasure to his settings and
Business Coach and TV Host Melissa Hull Gallemore Publishes Memoir The adversities and pain the author encountered early in life gave her the lifelong mission to mentor others and help them overcome emotional trauma. Lessons from Neverland (Dog Ear Publishing, 2016) by Melissa Hull Gallemore is a memoir that will inspire even the most hardened cynics, among others who could identify with the author who overcame tremendous emotional hurt, but not without continuing struggle. This compelling memoir is a must-read for people whose families or personal lives have been torn apart by disease, emotional detachment, abuse, and other traumatic events. The book deals with multiple themes, the most prominent ones being family, healing, dreams and