Throughout the whole semester we have read novels and poems in which characters were escaping the reality by creating the imaginary world. Each character has a different story and a different reason to do that. In the novel “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman, the main character, who is also the narrator of the story, is a young woman, who 's suffering from what in modern days is known as postpartum depression but back than was diagnosed as hysteria. Due to her illness her husband John, who is a physician, moves the whole family to a colonial mansion, and lock her up in what might have been an attic and described by her “big airy room (…) , with windows that look all ways, and air and sunshine galore.
“Instead of story books read to us at night, we fell asleep to bursts of gunfire.” This quote really stood out to me; I cannot even imagine what life was like living in such an environment. The stories we hear on the internet and see in movies about gang violence, robberies, and shooting was what Mrs. Perez had to deal with in her everyday agenda. During her childhood she lived with her mother in a house filled with aunts, sisters, and cousins. “We had to watch for one another” she explained.
Teen activist sacrifices A teen activist is someone who is a teen and an activist but they are also someone who gives up a lot of personal time to fight for their cause they are also brave and lastly they are people who spread their cause anyway they can. Teen activist also make sacrifices for their cause such as traveling to other countries, giving up personal lots of personal time, and sometimes they even risk their lives. An example of a teen activist traveling to another country is Iqbal, Iqbal was a teen activist who fought against child labor, he was sold at the age of 3 to a factory for 12 U.S. dollars, after being freed he travelled around the world giving speeches even though he was only 11 years old and he gave lectures to schools about child labor, according to the video freedom hero Iqbal said “I will stop child
In our lives, there is, whether we realize it or not, over a million different pivotal moments that lead to different things. At a young age, there is the fine line between becoming an introvert or an extrovert- living our lives in extravagance or happily alone. For Esther Greenwood, her pivotal moment led her to the act of conforming for society, hiding behind the title of magazine editor while contemplating suicide within. In her novel The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath explores the ideas of conformity and insanity all within two hundred forty four pages through her main characters, Esther Greenwood and Buddy Willard. Furthermore, her whole novel is a good reflection of Kate Chopin’s quote “That outward existence which conforms, the inward life that
Plath wrote her poems early before her children were awake. Poems like "Daddy" is very disturbing and shows us how close to self-destruction Plath was. Sylvia Plath’s poem has many important themes showing such as; Gender, Mortality, and Supernatural. First,
She wrote everything that was going on in her life in the diary. Her diary was very important to American history because it shows how terrible the Jewish people were treated during those times. Here’s a quote from her diary - she calls the diary kitty - “ Dearest Kitty, New problems: Mrs. van D. is at her wit’s end. She’s talking about getting shot, being thrown in prison, being hanged and suicide.”. So as you can see, the Jews weren’t treated very
Anne Frank’s diary was written with journal-like entries, which started the day she received the diary and ended a couple of years before the war was over. Everyone in the "Secret Annexe" get found by the SS which would lead to everyone dying except Anne’s dad, who published his daughter’s diary. This source supports my question by allowing the reader to see a different perspective throughout time. Anne Frank’s diary tells us about
The book A Thousand Splendid Suns was to show the evil acts that happened in Afghanistan in the end of the 1950’s to almost present day. The books author, Khaled Hosseini mainly showed the unjust treatment of the women in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns vividly describes how the afghan people were tortured. This book has high and low points with many plot twist that will keep most people off of their seats.
Throughout history, race and sex had always been topics of discussion among people, and many have been poorly treated based on their color and sex rather than their actions. The Yellow Wallpaper is not an exception to this, as describes the oppression society gives to women around the Victorian Era. The narrator, who is never truly mentioned by name, has been trapped on the top floor of a mansion in a nursery-like room where she can only sleep and eat. She keeps a journal around and writes down whenever she is alone to prevent her husband from taking her only source of entertainment away since at the time women could not write nor be smarter than men. John believes, because he is the best physician in the county, that he knows exactly what
Few days after her birthday started the World War II. She and her family, along with four others, spent over two years of hiding in an annex of rooms above her father´s office in Amsterdam. Anne always wrote on her diary all the things that happen during they were there. She makes the best of a bad situations, such as passing cheerful
There are many vulnerable populations in the book “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, They all affected me in different ways. Out of all the populations Woman in jail had the most significance to me. One of the women in the book named Marsha, was pregnant with her seventh child. One day she was feeling ill and decided to take a warm bath to relax in the tub. The family didn’t tell anyone about her stillbirth and they keep a burial for the baby that only included the people who lived in their home.
He say how badly people were disposing of their e-waste that he wanted to change it. So he gathered a group of friends and started doing it the correct way. And he could’ve just left it at that but he wanted more people to know, more people to be helped. So he and his friends told everyone about it and made a video that is now up on youtube.
Dorothea Puente appeared to be the sweet old lady that couldn’t hurt a fly, but you can’t judge a book by its cover. When you open Puente’s story, you’ll find a long history of lies, manipulation, and crime. This criminal behavior all began with her troubled childhood. Born January 9, 1929 in Redlands, California, she was originally Dorothea Helen Gray. She was abused by both of her parents who died before she even turned sixteen.
“Today more than 14 million men, women, and children have been forced to flee their homes, towns, and countries because they are afraid to stay” (Gilbert 9). In the book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Ha, a young girl, grew up in Saigon, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Before the war she was just like every other girl living in South Vietnam. She went to school, had friends, played with her doll, and she is a little stubborn but who could blame her. Ha is the only girl out of the four children.