This caused her to alienate herself since her mother asked her to keep a part of herself hidden from the world by binding her and making sure no one found out she menstruated ealy (Anzaldúa 1983, 221). This will later isolate her further but ultimately lead her to reflect on the racism that surrounds her. In addition, Anzaldúa’s identity also suffer because she denied her heritage and the traditions that with it. She mentions that she felt ashamed of her mother and her loud tendencies, it is an archetype that most Hispanic mothers are loud by nature, and the fact that her lunches, or “lonches”, consisted
But that statement is mistaken because of others mindset decides what “normal” is. In today's society multiple people experience oppression, the cause of that is those individuals interpret and express their power of language differently. For example, if two Spanish speaking students were in a classroom filled with English speaking students they are simulated to speak English. Those two Spanish speaking students lose their power of language to fulfill the expectation of the English speaking students. “I know that speaking Spanish with someone in a room full of Americans can seem rude to them because they don't understand.
Adeline faces many tough challenges and is forced to inwardly prepare herself for the obstacles that are continually thrown at her. Adeline lives in a negative household where it is considered conventional for her to be despised, and so she has a constant feeling of being rejected. She shoulders that burden through her school and even keeps up the pretence that she comes from a secure household. Even though she doesn’t confide her true feelings, she eventually opens up. This is shown when Adeline exclaims to Aunt Baba, “I want to forget about everything that goes on here!” (page 122) Only then it is realized the full extent of how much she had bottled up the hurt she gained from her family, and how strong she was to withstand this feeling of worthlessness.
Conformity is a change in behavior, which is normally caused by another person or a group of people’s thoughts or opinions of someone. When an individual is constantly told that they are a certain way, the individual will eventually begin to believe it and conform to other’s views without even realizing it. This happened to the young Emily Grierson, by a numerous amount of people, and continued to happen until the day of her death. Many can probably say that it was the main reason for her deteriorating mental condition, instability, and the strange approach of how she handled death. “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is an unusual story about a girl with a troubled mind who is eventually pushed over the edge by the constant gossip of the townspeople and the heartbreak of a lover.
Finally, the last challenge she faced was the writing competition that she entered, everyone was trying to control how the wild girls were supposed to look, as if they were in the story, consequently, not letting them bring out their inner wildness. Joan’s numerous challenges shaped her into being the tough person she is. Body Paragraphs One of the most strenuous challenges that Joan faced, was going through her parents’
Toni Morrison’s first novel successfully depicted the life of young girls from Afro-American families who are facing racism and violence while they are searching for an identity in the primarily white world. Morrison touched many points concerning racial and social problems that were on the stake during the period after the Great Depression and maybe could even have some meaning nowadays. It is possible for young girls to be able of building self-confidence, - even when they are exposed every day to different feminine beauty ideals as standards which they do not meet due to their ethnicity. Morrison drafted two characters –Claudia and Pecola- who reacted differently to this situation. Claudia went to the opposition and resistance while Pecola
She finds herself living almost a double life trying to fit in while feeling like she is being judged by Americans and Mexicans; hence the name, Legal Alien. Information about the poet Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas where she was raised in a bilingual home by her parents. While attending an English speaking school she noticed that there was something missing in her life. Mora explains that even though she was raised in a bilingual community, “Spanish and being of Mexican descent and being part of the border experience was never part of my educational experience” (Colorin Colorado). It was in her writings where she could show her appreciation of her heritage and educate others on welcoming their culture with pride.
Both poems talk differently about how you can be prevented from having your an identity. In ‘Refugee Blues’, the refugees are prevented from getting their official identity, which provides them safety. People who live in the country, the government and in some cases the governments from their home country is preventing them from achieving safety and a sense of belonging in a country. Again, unlike an unknown girl, this poem is more of a life or death situation. They long more for an official identity rather than a personal one, while ‘An Unknown Girl’ is more about finding personal identity and it is not really a life or death situation.
People who come from a multifaceted, intricate, complex background. She states “Chicano Spanish sprang out of the Chicano’s need to identify ourselves as a distinct people” (36). As a child she had many obstacles and stereotypes to overcome because of her accent. Unlike Gloria, I have never had to change the way I speak in order to be accepted. I think this fact expresses the measurements towards the regional differences in language.
She was lonely and lacked companionship and she could not understand why. Sybil’s multiple personality disorder was later discovered to be caused by a very troubled childhood when she had a flashback with her psychologist as she was overtaken by the personality of a toddler. Sybil’s flashback took her back to her schizophrenic mother who used to tie her with bondage, dip her in ice-water and perform penetration using buttonhooks( Lehman, 2014, p.69-70). This abuse caused Sybil to create 16 different personalities, each one representing something she fears, something she yearns to be, or something she wishes she was as a child. First personality was herself, then there was a French girl, an assertive and angry girl, an intellectual, a writer and painter, a male builder, a male carpenter, a politician, a baby, a religious fanatic and a teenager.