In the memoir “The Glass Castle“ written by Jeannette Walls, it talks about how Jeanette and her family overcome the tough times they had in their life. One of the main ideas of the memoir Jeannette talks about is how she achieved her ambition and what were the consequences of the risk she took. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” by Henry Ford. This quote relates to Jeanette and her siblings because she and her sibling always worked together and helped one another when in need. Jeanette is the mostly the reason why she and her family had such a wonderful and rewarding time in New York.
Anne specifically wrote in her diary about how she wanted to become a writer, she believed that, with some work, she could accomplish this goal. Shortly after Anne’s death, Otto Frank, her father, had her famous diary published. “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank went on to sell millions of copies in 67 different languages. Anne Frank left behind a beautiful legacy, that is still being read
In the text, it states, “ They were ashamed because they had treated the old grandfather so meanly…” This evidence shows that the little grandson changed the way the grandfather would live the rest of his life. In the poem, it states in the text on lines 7 and 15, “...who tells me in Spanish you are my diamond… doesn’t live here anymore” This shows that even though the grandfather isn’t there anymore, he enjoyed his
Empathy can be defined as “the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions” (Merriam Webster). After reading Montana 1948, I feel more empathy for people who struggle to follow the law versus providing justice. At the time of Marie Little Soldier’s murder, the Hayden family had known about Frank’s inappropriate behaviors with Indians for years. Furthermore, at a family dinner Julian Hayden admits that “Frank’s always been partial to red mean.” (62-63). Therefore, when Davy explains that he saw Frank exiting his house on the day of Marie’s death, it should not have come as a surprise to Wesley but he still had a hard time accepting the truth that his brother was a murderer.
She had enough courage and determination to become free of her illness before she died. She asked Jem to help her by reading to her every night. She believed it would be a distraction from her addiction and also made her happier when she was bed ridden. Atticus says, “Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her.
The day of the dead I found this reading to be insightful yet strange, I didn’t have much knowledge of the day of the dead I only heard of the day when a coworker of mine asked me to switch shifts because he could not work that day. I was told he could not work, he could only send the day paying respect to his dead ancestors. After reading this chapter I understand how disrespectful my coworker would have been if he had gone to work. In my family, we pay respects on the deceased persons birthday unlike the Hispanics we really on celebrate the people we were the closest with. We don’t set aside food or clothes for them nor do me make out a list of names.
When Jing-Mei, the main character, learns that her late mother has twin daughters living in China and she has to make the decision on how to tell them that her mother is passed. Her mother had run into tough times when the twins were born, had to give them up, and had not been able to see them again before she passed away. Now Jing-Mei is traveling to China with her father, and surprisingly slowly finds herself along the way. The author, Amy Tan, uses the story to explain how the narrator’s journey to china was changed her life. It shows that it was the tough decision to tell someone that you lost your love ones.
In the Wanderer, the narrator finds himself grieved because of the loss of his lord, who he has buried. The Seafarer also states that he wishes to go back to land to find a new ring-giver, for he has been exiled from his home land. Loyalty to their ring-givers was an Anglo-Saxon way of life; they would serve their lords and protect him, while he would cover them in gifts, which is why they would also be called by the name “ring-giver” or “gift-giver”. Most of the works mention death by sword and death of close ones, for the sword was a common weapon at the time and there could often be quarrels between two tribes or communities. The Wanderer mourns his dead companions, which have all died in battle, while the Seafarer explains that the reason why he hesitates to
Imagine the government forcing you to visit your parents, just because of a law, even if you don’t want to visit your parents or elderly. Filial piety laws, like this, actually exist in 32 states across the US,and other countries such as China. Filial piety is showing respect to your parents or elderly in ways that include visiting them, inviting them to your house, and emailing or messaging them every day. Elderly parents have recently complained that their kids are neglecting them and don’t care about them. A 73-year-old parent sued her daughter and her stepson of self-neglect in China.
Kang Chŏngildang, another female Neo-Confucianst scholar during the Chosŏn dynasty, was married into her husband’s family at the age of twenty. Her husband, Yun Kwangyŏn, failed to pass the civil service exam, leaving him without a job within the government. Her husband’s family was stricken with poverty, but despite that, Kang Chŏngildang fulfilled her duties as daughter-in-law under the Neo-Confucian values. Although her personal life was pre-occupied, Kang Chŏngildang was still able to immerse herself in the study of Confucian classics. During her life time of studying Confucian classics, Kang Chŏngildang completed numerous scholarly writings, letters, and poems that were published posthumously by her husband.