However, Lena could not bear to let her father know what Ying-Ying said, and translated the accusations differently in English. Following the incident, she watched her mother fell apart “piece by piece” and get distressed when cooking, with her knife “poised in the air over half-chopped vegetables” and becoming “a living ghost”. Kelly and Lena are both placed in difficult positions at a young age. Both of them came from unhappy families and hence, the song matches Lena’s story well because both protagonists share similar
Although her relationship with Max in the beginning of the book was rather awkward, soon her perspective towards Max soothes and their relationship bonds to a friendship. There are some times when Liesel’s actions were unbelievable, especially during the Jew parade. “ ‘ You have to let go of me Liesel.’ He even tried to push her away, but the girl was too strong.’” (511) The time of the Holocaust was hell-like for the Jews. Just because of their religion, they were harassed and and abused by the Germans in inhumane ways. However, Liesel was a girl who stood up for humanity and justice.
Lena is a teenager girl spending her time in school, hanging with her best friend Roza and occasionally visiting clubs to dance. However, the situations she has to face in her house is quite difficult, since she has a handicapped brother, Bohdan, who becomes offensive regularly, and particularly when he feels he is mocked or pitied. His situation has led Lena's parents to focus their attention on him, neglecting her, and ignoring the facts that she is also tormented by her brother's situation. Her circumstances take a turn for the even worse, when Robo, a teacher in their school who also tutors her and helps her brother with his mobility issues, rapes her in her house during a tutoring session. Fed up with her situation, and feeling that she cannot tell anyone about the rape, neither her parents nor Roza, who always talks about sex, she commits suicide during her brother's birthday party.
Well, Liesel’s life has been ruined as her prized possessions she was trying her best to treasure, is all gone for good. Her dreams and hope are all ruined. For example, one of her dreams was to build up a compassionate and friendship-type bond with Max Vandenburg, a Jewish man who’s hiding away from the open and evil world. She wasn’t able to do so as Max has been caught by the Nazis. Liesel’s dream is a symbol of how Max has become a surrogate for the death of her brother, Werner Meminger.
At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty. Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up
They arrive and their grandmother is very anxious for Lena to talk to their close friends grandson, Kostos. Since Lena is shy, she constantly brushes and avoids Kostos who is trying to make conversation. Later, she ends up skinny dipping in a secluded pond where Kostos finds her. Lena runs home in distress and tells her grandparents that “Kostos isn’t the nice boy they think he is”. The two pairs of grandparents start to fight over this and that’s when Lena realizes they probably think something worse happened.
She likes the idea that Leon is an ambitious young man, who loves reading novels and talking about arts. Leon is even going to study in Paris, which has always been Emma’s dream that Charles has never been able to satisfy. While Emma uses Leon to imagine what her life without Charles would have been, Leon, who is physically attracted to her, uses banal romanticism to seduce her and to have a sexual affair. While Emma is fascinated by Leon’s romanticism, Flaubert looks at Leon as a person able to talk only of banal cliché. Music, novel, the sunset, the sea, and a journey to Switzerland are basic conversations that do not make a person interesting.
The reason Lani has this weight on her shoulders is because she knows her best friend Erin is obsessed with the gorgeous, blue-eyed boy. As the story progresses, Lani puts herself in jeopardy as she continues to have butterflies for Jason. The drama of Lani, Erin and Jason continues throughout the novel. While processing this book, I evaluated Lani and Jason’s relationship, questioned Jason’s thoughts toward each girl, and predicted what life after the novel looks like for Jason and Lani. The timeline of Lani and Jason’s relationship is quite uncanny.
Where the wife named Lena has an open affair in front of the town and her husband. Spunk the man that was having a affair with Lena, killed Lena’s husband. “The women ate heartily of the funeral baked meats and wondered who would be lena’s next. The men whispered coarse conjectures between guzzles of whiskey.” At the funeral the women ate
The life story of Lu Ling in china has been written by herself. A three generation story has been accumulated by Tan in The Bonesetter’s Daughter. The title of the novel goes in parallel with the main character of the first generation mentioned as Precious Auntie, the daughter of a famous bonesetter. A bonesetter is a person who realigns the disjointed bones. The plot then moves with the second generation daughter, Lu Ling, followed by the third generation American-born women, Ruth.