At this time Sharon was reaching the height of her stardom and judging by these pictures it’s easy to see how she became one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. But Sharon is so much more than just a pretty face – she’s used her celebrity to help others in all sorts of ways. At the World Economic Forum in 2005, she stood up after a debate on funding poverty and pledged $10 000 and asked people to follow her lead. She managed to raise more than $100 000 in under five minutes to help buy mosquito nets to curb the spread of malaria in developing countries. www.dsadventuregear.blogspot.co.za 3 Personal Life Despite her drop dead gorgeous looks and smoking body Sharon has been unlucky in love; racking up numerous engagements and two failed marriages.
She lost two of her four kids and her husband unexpectedly, leaving her with a vast estate and two little children. According to Cokie Roberts in her book Founding Mothers, “Martha was content in her singular freedom from authoritative restraint, conscious of her ability to conduct unaided her own business affairs…the beautiful widow remained immovably relentless,
Steinbeck portrays Rose of Sharon as a mother Mary-like figure for the Joad family, and their society, through developing her character as a nurturing symbol of hope and new beginnings. Rose of Sharon’s baby was a long awaited symbol of hope for the Joad family. The promise of new life had kept them inspired even through the darkest of times, but when they child was a stillborn, the Joad family seemed to lose all hope. Rose of Sharon spends the majority of the book under the shadow of her mother, but after losing her child, Rose of Sharon steps up to make her own decision: “Rose of Sharon loosened one side of the blanket and bared her breast. ‘You got to,’ she said.
Rose of Sharon is also dynamic, as she was only concerned with her baby and now cares for others. The reader can identify how Rose of Sharon has changed in the final scenes of the novel. Rose of Sharon attempts to nurse the old man back to life by “loosening one side of the blanket and baring her breast” (Steinbeck 455). Rose of Sharon bares her breast for the old man in an attempt to nurse him back to health. This iconic scene is biblical, as it closely resembles Mary nursing baby Jesus.
Hester lives with Chillingworth who eventually dies before Dimmesdale, causing her to disappear and return peacefully alone. Throughout all three stories the authors display the importance of abolishing discrimination at different intensities, proving Hester Prynne’s struggle and heroism. In the beginning of the novel, “The Scarlet Letter”, Hester Prynne experiences discrimination just as Martha Carrier in “Wonders of the Invisible World –
She is pregnant, though she does not know about being a mother. She is secretive, giggly, and thinks that everything will be rosy. “She was pleased with herself, and complained about things that didn’t really matter… The world had drawn close around them… Rose of Sharon was in the center” (Steinbeck 129). Rose of Sharon’s only concern was that she was pregnant, not about what the conditions would be like in California, nor what would happen to the family if they could not find work. It only mattered that she would have a baby.
David does not fully grasp how Sharon feels about him when they were young and in love, as he continually feels the desire to prove to her and himself that he is a hero or astonishing man. The fact that David did not want to save the cat in the first place, yet he did it to preserve Sharon 's feelings for him is very ironic. While wanting to look like a noble man in Sharon 's eyes, even though she already viewed him in that way, David wound up negatively changing how Sharon perceived his character and integrity. Insecurities in himself and in his relationship become evident when he seems to care so deeply about what the cat strangers think about him. “I wanted to briefly be adored by strangers, to be remembered as a handsome and kind man, a better man, more complete, even saintly”.
In her writings, Clara expresses her fear that motherhood may be an obstacle that threatens her writing career. So motherhood can be the cause of her identity split into two. The first identity is that of a mother, while the second is the ambitious creative writer who aims to fulfill her desire to be well-known writer. Through her autobiography, People Who Led to My Plays, Kennedy illustrates this idea affirming that once a woman becomes a mother, people refuse to see her as anything else. They refuse to see her as a woman or as a writer.
In juxtaposition with this view, Barbara Hill Rigney argues that Sethe’s role as a mother is diminished because of slavery “the Great Mother, the giver of both life and wisdom, who is nommo, the creative potential and the sacred aspect of nature itself. But only in freedom can Sethe celebrate her love for her children, her sense of herself as Great Mother”
In her mother’s bed death she promised her to get an education no matter what. Maria is the main character in the story and she is a protagonist. She is the center of the story. Without her, there is no story. In the beginning of the story she seems very purposeful.