During the Great Depression, Lang photographed this women who was stranded on a field because of work she was promised to get, but was never received. I took interest in this photographer particularly because of this photograph that I saw for the first time. It sent chills down my spine to picture me and my kids in that same situation and I admire the women for how strong she looks in the portrait. Her portraits of people working in the farms and those long breadlines opened the eyes of many people on just how hard that time was and the efforts that people went through to live for another
The Bean Trees is can be seen as another The Thing They Carried styled writing. Tim O’Brien wrote a fictional story, inspired by his own time in the Vietnam War. The Bean Trees is a fictional story, inspired by Barbra Kingsolver’s own personal motherhood journey. Kingsolver has two children, Camille and Lily (Kingsolver, http://www.kingsolver.com/biography). Using her own experiences unmistakably makes The Bean Trees truly hers as she drew from her experiences as a mother to accurately show Taylors transition from adolescent to motherhood.
In the Novel, Lucky Child by Loung Ung 2005, Loung Ung is a girl who is chosen to go to America with her oldest brother and his wife. Chou is Loung’s older sister and stays in Cambodia. Lucky Child is a story about them trying to reunite with each other while coping with their inner demons revolving around the Khmer Rouge genocide and the Cambodian civil war. In this novel, persistence is a major character trait that allows the characters to survive and eventually thrive throughout their lives in their past, present and in the end. Despite enduring hardship during the Khmer Rouge, It is persistence that ultimately ends up playing a vital role that helps the characters survive.
“Dadi 's Family” demonstrates how women in Dadi 's household fight to secure their status around the idea of the dominant patriarchal mentality which insists that females are the inferior caste. The dedication to the production of the film consists of following the life of Dadi and her daughters-in-law showing the viewers the struggles they encounter trying to maintain the traditional ways of living the gender roles that have been developed for generations. In Dadi 's Family, it is clear to see that there is a different role play that women and men play which demonstrates inequality between the different dynamics of gender and power. There are many ways in this film where we see women dependent and subordinate to male authority. To begin with, in the beginning of the film Dadi explains the process of how women are traded off as braids.
Music and colored celebrities are there mentor guide as they transition to young adults. Jenee gives you an impression of a lost girl trying to find herself through music. Battling the everyday life of her color. Rapper Tupac lyric kept her going in her culture and stay to forever remembered where she came from, not just a privilege suburb girl, but a Black and proud interracial black girl holding on to her black
In chapter nine of Tim O 'Brien 's The Things They Carried, O’Brien tells a second-hand story of a girl, Mary Anne, who is called over to Vietnam by her boyfriend. She transitions from an effervescent, little girl into a confident, passionate-for-war woman who does things her former-self could not even fathom, like going out on ambushes and clipping arteries. Although Mary Anne only appears in one chapter, she proves to be a crucial character in the novel. She symbolizes how war changes people. Every soldier is innocent at first, then changes into someone who is unrecognizable, someone who is desensitized to bloodshed, gore, and murder.
The nineteen year old girl has never left her parents’ house, whereas her partner has physical and psychological scars from the Vietnam war, in the jungle. This contrast between the two individuals’ origin shows the influence one has on the other in their relationship. They mutually help each other getting over their different difficult reality by using their opposite characteristics. They are curious of discovering the other’s current reality, as the girl wants to become an adult and the man needs a hint of innocence. In short, this complementary relationship implies that one’s psychological evolution comes from his/her positive and negative
In the poem “To live in the Borderlands means” by Gloria Anazaldua gives a vivid detail how mix people struggle to be recognized by their culture. The speaker has dealt with this issue during her own childhood. Gloria Anazaldua analyzes the struggle she had to endure, not only belonging to one or two races both five races. The speaker had no idea which race was better suited for her. Gloria was neither Hispanic nor Indian or black
A young college graduate, Skeeter, returns home to be with her ailing mother, and in her ambition to succeed as a writer, turns to the black maids she knows. Skeeter is determined to collect their oral histories and write about a culture that values social facade and ignores the human dignity of many members of the community. Two maids, Aibileen and Minny, agree to share their stories, stories of struggle and daily humiliation, of hard work and low pay, of fear for themselves. It is a time of change, when
Prompt #3: “A story that takes place in a wild and natural setting might include characters struggling against nature to survive.” Working Thesis: Phoenix Jackson, an elderly African-American woman on a journey through rural areas faces human and non-human obstacles whilst traveling to a town and ultimately why she made the long travel for her sick grandson ’s medicine shows true compassionate love. Welty, E. (1941).
|Do you have any insight about the girls’ experience throughout the war? Was the Vietnam set realistic? As I mentioned the film is based upon true events. In reality, only two of the four visited Vietnam, Brigs’ mother, Laurel and her sister Lois Peeler.
Gwen Harwood, an Australian well-known poet who explores the nature of life through her anthology of 'Selected Poems '. Harwood explores happiness, pain and sorrow which women especially mothers experience. She suggests that motherhood could be somewhat demanding, in the post world war era, by making one feel frustrated and burdened. Also Harwood suggests that by taking on the role of a mother, you must sacrifice your passion and career. Nevertheless, she also suggests that as one becomes a mother themselves, they slowly reflect on the beautiful memories that they had with their mothers.
In Trinh T. Minh-ha’s film, Surname Viet Given Name Nam, Vietnamese women are interviewed about the constant repression they faced during the time of the Vietnam War, yet what is repeated throughout the film, and as the title suggests, is that being Vietnamese, despite what they struggled through, will always remain a part of their identities. The series of interviews given in the film recount hardships experienced by women and show what they had to endure in Vietnam on a daily basis in regards to their gender identity. The expectations for women to marry and have children were unforgiving and provided another means for them to be scrutinized under even more regulations. Minh-ha’s use of song throughout the film gives the viewer a sense that
Mary Ann was just a wife of a soldier working as a nurse during the Civil war. Her life was quite different from the rest and definitely deserves recognition for what she has accomplished in her lifetime. Mary started out as a housewife, like most wives back then, in Gettysburg, PA. During the Civil War, she became a nurse near a campground in Gettysburg, as her husband was fighting for the union. She was doing regular nurse things, healing the injured, and saving the critically wounded.
Refugees face many difficult situations after migrating to a new home. Because of the migration and the mixed receptions from the community, their lives start to twist and turn in all sorts of directions. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai tells a story with poems about a young girl named Ha who’s life starts to turn “inside out” as she leaves her home in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The article “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” by Ana Marie Fantino and Alice Colak describes the struggles and process of adaptation that refugees in Canada face every day. Ha’s and other refugees’ lives turn “inside out” as they become a teacher for their loved ones and a punching bag for their classmates, but gradually turns “back again” with the help of their community.