The book thief has many hidden meanings and themes, but the one that stood out to me the most is love. Love, and the different scenarios associated with it, pops up several times throughout the book. Liesel, the main character, goes through a lot in the book thief and much of it involves some form of love. Liesel is sent away from her parents, whom she loves, to live with a strict mother and a caring father. She must pretend to be a part of this new family, live in a new place, make new friends, and follow new rules.
In Alice Walker’s short story Everyday Use, readers are given a look inside the thoughts of Ms. Johnson as she is reunited with her daughter Dee or “Wangero” as she now calls herself. What makes this short story thought provoking is the way Walker depicts Ms. Johnson’s reaction to Dee’s new found identity and new found appreciation for a life she once despised. Ms. Johnson noted that as a child, Dee hated their previous home which burned down years ago: this also resulted in Maggie’s burn scars. The purpose of this essay is to explore the symbolism embodied in the family’s yard, Maggie’s burn scars, the trunk with quilts and Dee’s Polaroid camera. It is obvious in this story that Dee has untasteful intentions for the use of her family’s heritage for vain purposes.
She felt sorry and wanted the best for Helen, and Kate would have done anything to protect her. In the story, Kate wanted to call a doctor to help Helen, but Captain Keller disagreed. Keller’s line reads, “I’ve stopped believing in wonders… Katie. How many times can you let them break your heart?”
She leaves her house and heads out for a thrill seeking journey where she encounters new friends, finds love, and explores how the real world works. Reading this story, I could understand exactly how she was feeling because she was basically writing in a journal. Since she was the “author” she would directly characterize what she was doing or how she felt. An example of a direct characterization would be Mary’s main line “I am Mary Iris Malone and I am not okay.”
Mothers always know what's best for their family. The Grapes of Wrath, By John Steinbeck, gives many great exemplifications of the transformations and the type of character Ma Joad is over the course of the novel. The novel also proves that Ma Joad knows exactly what is best for her family. She overcomes deaths, hardships, and famine, while also growing overall as a person.
Keysha, the protagonist of Lesson Learned by Earl Sewell and I are alike in many ways . We both share the same views of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel. Therefore, I believe given the chance, we could be friends. Keysha views the world as if everybody is against her and there's nobody there to help besides her dad and stepmom.
As her journey continues the paternal love roles begin to change -- Angela becomes a mother. She begins to take care of her younger sister, Aurora -- giving her light. It was not until Hannah’s death that Angela was able to reconnect with her mother, “but even if she hated me, there had been a moment of something akin to love, back the creation.” (251) Angela realized the sacrifices her mother made and finds some good in that, her mother gave her life.
The exploration of gender roles and the plight of women in Hurston’s novel continues to be relevant in today’s world, despite the fact that Their Eyes Were Watching God is now 79 years old. Janie struggles with this conflict, but eventually overcomes the issues that once withheld her from pursuing what she really wanted in life. Although the novel was published in a different time, the central message to pursue the destiny that one truly desires still reaches women and girls all around the world
About this event, Annie commented: “I then began to look at my mother’s hands differently… I could not bare to have my mother caress me or touch my food or help me with my bath” (pg. 6 ) This passage marks the beginning of Annie loss of innocence.
This adjustment brought on more labor on her body and destructs the youth in her. Also, it is an interesting dynamic that Henrietta is mothering the children of her first cousin Day. They have been sharing a bed since Henrietta was four years old and one could only speculate how healthy that could have been for a growing girl at such young age. It’s important to remember Henrietta as a mother because that’s what she is the most as for most of her life she has been taking care of her child and birthing five
She began to have hope in something bigger than her and this pushed her to get on for her life for her and for Dennis. “I started to become a Christian and the Jew in me began to die (218).” She felt as if her life as a Jew died when her mother died and this is because the only thing that held her back as an actual Jew was her mother. Ruth loved her mother no matter what and to see her go hurt her really bad, but believing in Christianity opened the doors for her future gave her something to hold on to as things were only going to get harder in her marriage. Being an interracial couple in the 60’s was not socially okay; infact they feared people would separate them at times, but they knew God would stay by their side and protect
Despite her strength, however, a layer of Ruth’s personality retains the sorrows and regrets of her childhood. The other major figure in The Color of Water is Ruth’s troubled but curious son James, who senses
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.
Fact 1: O’Connor was diagnosed with lupus, which resulted in her early death (Bradford 351). Because she was ill, she had to move back to Georgia for treatment. While living with her mother, she was extremely productive in her writing. Fact 2: O’Connor had a devout Christian perspective, and her “deep spiritual convictions coincide with the traditional emphasis on religion in the South” (Bradford 354).