Courage is having strength in the face of pain or grief. In the book called Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor did a great job showing how Cassie Logan has courage and that she can stand up for what is right. Cassie showed courage when she was in Strawberry, going up against Lillian Jean Simms (her enemy), and helping TJ even though her was really mean and rude to her. Cassie Logan was a southern girl who lived in Mississippi. She didn 't like being told what to do
In Heather Lende’s book, Find the Good, she writes in a way that makes the story seem uniquely personal. She doesn’t shy away from talking about her true feelings in her own experiences, even when they aren’t a feeling that she particularly agrees with at the time that she wrote the book, like her feelings when her adopted daughter, Stoli, was unmarried and pregnant at the age of twenty one. Even though they were a happy couple at the time and seemed completely prepared to have their first child, Heather was very worried about it and even thought to herself that “I must have done a bad job” (Lende 33). However, Heather learns from reacting this way and strives to be the best mother that she can be after this.
Butler was encouraged to continue to write by Harlan Ellison after attending a workshop for minority writers. Winning the Hugo award for “speech sounds” was a major milestone in Butler’s writing career(Fox). Butler’s mother received little former education, and because of this, she made sure her daughter received the opportunity to learn as much as possible.
He made me see that if I continued with the gang it would hurt my mother as well as myself… I was too ashamed to tell Carl how right he was, but what he said got to me,”(11-12). When Jackie saw that they wasn’t going to do any good for him or his mother he turned away from all of that. Mallie had also gotten harassed by people when the Robinson family moved to Pepper Street. “But she was not prepared for the conditions blacks faced in Pasadena, where neighborhoods were either all white or all black…
Any obstacle or disadvantage may be turned into something good if you really want to change what the situation is. In the book “The Glass Castle” Jeannette Walls went through a plethora of obstacles and disadvantages in her life that caused dilemmas for her, yet they never stopped her. In the book “ The Outsider” just by the fact of being born a greaser was already a disadvantage and there was still more obstacles to come, but that didn’t stop Ponyboy from trying to change his situation for better. Some people say that usually when you’re in a difficult situation where there are many obstacles and disadvantages in your way, you should either give up or just move to somewhere else where the situation is easier. I’ve heard this from more people than I can count and there are still many more with different ideas, but that lead to the same conclusion as said above.
Even though the book tells a sad story, the use of logos makes the book a staple in raising awareness of human trafficking. Using experience, statistics, and reality, the novel instills both urgency and fear in its readers. The main character, Lakshmi, relates to a specific group of girls on an age level, yet her life does not relate to the Western lifestyle. The girls reading this book do not garden cucumbers on a hillside or tie aprons tight around their waist to evade the pain of hunger. McCormick writes to young western girls because they are the next generation women that both care and can make a difference.
Speech Sounds 1) Summary A mysterious disease has swept across the nation and deprived many of their abilities of communication; speeches, literacy, as well as the lives of numerous people were lost. Rye, after the death of her family to the disease, was making a trip to Pasadena out of loneliness and desperation in search of her remaining relatives. While riding on the bus Rye encountered Obsidian, a man dressed in police uniform trying to restore peace in a society where miscommunication led to violence and government was obsolete.
Being a woman of color in the 1920’s was no easy task. Gender and racial inequalities have made progress throughout history, however during the time of this novel, and even in our modern day world they are still present and causing conflict. This is an issue that should be focused on and taken more seriously. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie does a fantastic job overcoming several of these inequalities in order to pursue her own happiness, overall depicting her as an extremely powerful role model for young
The Two sisters are raised the exact same way, but have two different effects on the way they want to express their now different cultures. Maggie wanted to express her culture in the way that her mother taught it, but Dee wanted to express her culture differently because she wasn’t appreciative of the one she was raised in. Dee was not happy with the farm life; she chose the city life over it. Her family ashamed her as she explains that she changed her name, “I couldn’t bear it any longer, being named after the people who oppress me.” (Walker 63).
Furious parents and students who were against the busing concept, congregated to voice and act upon their beliefs in the near vicinity of South Boston High School. (Gellerman) The violence that plagued schools and buses on that first day of busing, September 12, 1974, and when the buses rolled into the school that day they were met by protesters who threw rocks and insulted them with racist remarks. Hyde Park High School was situated in a predominately all-white area of middle class people that had an equal amount of resistance and uproar based on this busing decisions, however it did not receive as much press. (Taylor)
In Anne Moody’s memoir, she is faced with many obstacles and one of the major ones is her own mother, Toosweet. Toosweet resists the urge for the movement to continue because she projects her fear of change very clearly while Anne on the other hand is desperately aspiring change for blacks in the southern community. Toosweet sustains a hold on Anne encouraging her to live her life as everyone else and so she continues standing as a barrier between Anne and the movement. Yet, Anne finds all the more reason to continue her work as a member of the NAACP and Core. Anne not only wants to end segregation but to prove to her mother that she is capable of such an advance.
n the Julia Alvarez novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, the struggles the sisters experience due to moving from the Dominican Republic to America are the most influential factors in their internal conflicts in their lives. The mixture of the two opposing cultures creates numerous obstacles that are pivotal in the development of the Garcia family. If the Garcia family did not move, the sisters would never experience situations that lead to intimacy problems, cultural conflicts, or identity crises. Yolanda’s intimacy issues largely stems from the encounters she had with Rudy in “The Rudy Elmenhurst Story”. Yolanda falls for Rudy’s casual and easygoing demeanor, which coincidentally also happens to be the thing that keeps Yolanda from
Poverty deeply impacted Francie’s experiences as she matured, as it prevented her from having the nourishment that she needed. Her womanhood also brought difficulties that men were not faced with, resulting in Francie’s agonizing realization that her world was a man’s world. Her need for love as she grew was also influenced, because her parents, in truth, were not the guardians that she required. However, when faced with challenges, she persevered, and eventually achieved her dream of attending college. Francie’s story is one to be admired, for her determination to succeed, despite having the world turned against
We want people to think that we are fine and doing well. However, that is rarely the case, many people do struggle, yet they hide it. For Liza Long to come out and write an article about how poorly her son treats her is brave. However, the reason she caught my emotions was not because of that, but because she admitted, “I need help.” The article is about gun safety, however, that topic is not brought up until nearly the end.
Mama believes that students should attain knowledge about racism, slavery, and segregation even though it’s not taught in the book. She calls these subjects “radical” subjects as they relate to most of her student’s lives. Mama believes that learning about their true past is more important than learning the biased version taught in the books. This act gets Mama caught and fired. Even though Mama had gotten fired for the subjects she taught her students, she did not regret her actions.