Sometimes, in life, you have to make hard decisions. The book ‘Lyddie’ by Katherine Paterson is about a girl named Lyddie that leaves her life in Vermont to go work in the mills in Lowell, to earn money to pay off the debt for her family’s farm. The working conditions at the factory are horrible and there is a petition going around by one of Lyddie’s friends, Diana Goss, demanding shorter work hours and better conditions. Lyddie is unsure whether or not to sign the petition. Although some people might say that Lyddie should not sign the petition, for she might get fired and take in no more money for the debt, but she should, because if she does sign the petition and get fired, she will have a better life and be healthier.
Jasmine Harmston March 3, 2016 Character Analysis: Lizabeth of Marigolds Lizabeth is one to experience the formidable changes of flourishing into a grown woman, as can be seen throughout the story of ‘Marigolds’ by Eugenia Collier. Growing up in the decrepit time of the Great Depression, Lizabeth was unacquainted of the world outside her shanty neighborhood. Society’s burdened responsibility was thrusted upon her, though her childishness persona. Her callowness and immaturity demeanor ceased to exist when an act of sudden revelation ensued, she loses innocence-gaining her conscious mind of womanhood. Along with the other adolescents of the neighborhood, Lizabeth was innocent-still of youth.
Fever 1793 This book is about a girl named Mattie Cook, who lives above a coffee shop in Philadelphia. It was all okay until the Fever broke out. Disease spread everywhere, and then everything changed. Her mother gets the disease first, but fortunately lives through it but sadly her grandfather doesn’t. Mattie loses a lot of close ones, like her friend Polly.
In the The Bean Trees, Barbra Kingsolver challenges the idea that people in poverty are lazy and never work. Poverty is a fight that some have to fight every day, it is not by choice that some people struggle. One way that The bean trees challenges the idea that the poor are lazy is how determined Taylor was. Taylor was determined to escape poverty and make something out of her life, “But I stayed in school, I was not the smartest or even particularly outstanding but I was there and staying out of trouble and intended to finish,” (Kingsolver 3). Many girls in high school were dropping out of school and falling into poverty stricken families, but Taylor knowing what
Bessie was always caring and looking out for Jane. Jane now moving to her new school makes her realize that she will miss Bessie. What Jane learned from her relationship with Mrs.Reed is that she has nothing and nobody. She has no one, nothing, and she is just a worthless orphan that has to defend
For Mattie this goodbye, like many of the other ones, made her more mature and independent. Another time Mattie has to say goodbye was to a place instead of a person; Mattie has to say goodbye to the coffeehouse. Eliza and Lucille made Mattie leave because Lucille was sick. As a result, Mattie had to say goodbye to the place where she worked, lived, and grew up. The coffee house is significant because it represents where Mattie grew up, lived, worked, and spent her time.
First, at the beginning of the story, the house is described as clean, fresh, and decorated and also has white walls, this symbolizes Emily when she was a young lady, and she was pure, fresh and had a beautiful appearance. Then, as the plot progresses, the reader can notice that both the house and Miss Emily declined physically. After many years, the house is described as dirty, foul and smelly, this could be a symbol of a tomb because of the corpse of Homer was there for years. At the same time Emily became older, mad, disturbed, always confused and her sound became harsh. Then, at the time of her death people described her house as "an eyesore among eyesores", and Miss Emily was just an monument inside the old house.
An example from the text is, “A strange day, but I did my best; and when I put mother’s little black shawl round the boy while he sat up panting for breath, he smiled and said, ‘You are real motherly ma’am.’” This shows the reader Louisa’s contribution because she is a very comforting and supporting nurse. She makes sure that all of her patients stay calm and feel welcomed. As well as this the text states, “But all were well behaved; and I sat looking at the twenty strong faces as they looked back at me,--hoping that I looked ‘motherly’ to them; for my thirty years made me feel old and the suffering around me made me long to comfort everyone…” This, once again, demonstrates that Louisa May Alcott was a very good nurse, since she hoped that everyone was consoled and she had all of her patients best interests in mind. One last example from the text is, “A solemn time, but I’m glad to live in it; and am sure it will do me good whether I come out alive or dead.” This is a clear illustration of Alcott’s contribution to the Civil War because it emphasizes how dedicated she was to helping the soldiers who were, unfortunately, wounded in the war. She is very selfless and is always thinking about what 's best for the patients.
Being that she was sheltered away from the outside world, she had no friends, thus becoming dependent on her father. This type of dependency, can affect someone’s mental state. After his death, she has a rather difficult time coming to terms with his demise, refusing to believe that one person she connected to most, was gone. This continued for three days, and while the community saw her denial of her father’s death as a normal part of the grieving process, it certainly was something deeper than what it was. After she finally accepts her father’s passing, she meets a Northern laborer who comes into town as a contractor, Homer Barron.
Curly's wife declares, "I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely" (Steinbeck, 86.) This excerpt portrays to us the fact that Curly's wife is very lonely and, again she doesn’t get to talk to anyone. The last thing we learn from Curly's wife is that sometimes loneliness is forced on people. She says, "You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley.