To Satisfy the Desires of Women: The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon Linda Gordon uses her book The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction to show racial, gender, class, and religious issues in Arizona during the early 1900s. This novel, at first, seems to be about the orphan train that ran from New York City to Arizona. However, the title is misleading, as it suggests to the reader that the novel is focusing on the orphans. Rather, Gordon uses the orphans as a lens through which one can view the inequalities between the people in Arizona. The novel begins when forty orphans are put on an orphan train and sent to Clifton-Morenci, two mining towns on the United States’ side of the Arizonan-Mexican border.
Phoenix Jackson stayed true to her faith in times of desperation. Against the obstacles, she was willing to reach her destination to provide her grandson with the medicine he is in need of. Welty illustrates Phoenix Jackson’s agitated journey through several meaningful symbols. These symbols assist to achieve that Phoenix Jackson’s journey was difficult but worth
As she travels her journey on the Natchez Trace she preservers trough every kind of obstacle she faces. She faces challenges both physically with the trip emotionally with the abuse from the white hunter. She is also facing the fact that her grandson is at home sick. While facing all of these obstacles and challenges her personality shows that she would do it all again in a heartbeat in order to help care for the ones she loves. In this humble situation she still carries pride in the fact that she is able to acquire medicine for her beloved grandson.
This novel highlights a real picture of slavery during the Nineteenth Century and these origins moreover shaped the deep meaning of the work as a whole. Despite Sethe being successful in escaping Sweet Home, she is haunted so much by Beloved’s apparition and her memories, resulting to lose a sense of who she really is. Morrison emphasized the idea that Sethe’s repressed past was still present, not only in Sethe’s life but in the lives of countless Black Americans today and anyone who has experienced slavery in any part of this
The first section deals with hard headed African American women. Using prominent historical figures like Rosa Parks and Condoleezza Rice to help push the narrative along. The first poem in the section was “Red Velvet” in which she narrates the struggle of one one seamstress that became an important figurehead of a movement. She goes from there to poems about victims of hurricane Katrina in “Left” and finishing off the section with some choice words about George W. Bush in “Plunder” and one of the people under his command in the “Condoleezza Suite”. all the poems in this section
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). A Worn Path. A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty. Reprinted by Russell & Volkening for the author.
Maggie’s burns and scars are a representation of the African American’s journey through rough, hard times we still face in this time period. The quilt symbolizes each person in the Johnson’s family throughout history being passed down from Mrs. Johnson’s mother to her and now to Maggie, which shows their family’s tradition and culture. Maggie and Mrs. Johnson see it as an ordinary purpose, whereas Dee, being furious and in favor of the black history but not the slave history “you don’t know your heritage” (317) identifies this quilt to have more meaning behind as a representation of her culture that needs to be hanged up in a museum to show people how far the African American culture has come. Ultimately, the African American culture should be embraced as well as the African culture. The quilts were made by their grandmother with clothes worn by family members of everyday life.
The short story, A Worn Path written by Eudora Welty, focuses and enhances the idea of perseverance through one’s race and age. Eudora Welty uses these topics in most of her pieces but this story in particular expresses it honorably. A Worn Path takes place far out in the country during the middle of the winter. An old African American woman, Phoenix Jackson, has to take on a long journey into the town to get special medication for her grandson. Throughout the journey, Phoenix encounters many obstacles that she has to overcome to help her grandchild.
Finally, when May loses April, she endures all the various sufferings of the world, including racial discrimination. Based on this novel, the enforcement of racism will result in a lifetime of suffering. Rosaleen, the protagonist’s closest black friend, is negatively impacted by the experiences she encounters with three white nigger haters. As Rosaleen and Lily (main character of the novel) are entering the town of Sylvan, the three nigger haters begin judging Rosaleen due to her black appearances. Gradually, Rosaleen becomes more and more irritated with their insults.
Imagine a life being dominated by others and being traded around like an object. Imagine a life having a constant fear of not being able to stand up for what is right. This was the case for Celie and many other black women during the early 1900s. America, for the most part, has grown out of these social injustices, but how much does one really know what events took place in these little southern towns? Alice Walker exposes real life examples of controversial topics to teach readers about what actually occurred during these one hundred years.
Also, she is planning a huge, affordable grief retreat full of healing exercises and speakers. She truly believes God has given her a gift with words. More than likely after one of her speeches, someone will come up to her crying about how much her words impacted them. She continually inspires people, including myself, which is one of The Great Eight traits heroes tend to have (Cherry, “The Psychology of Heroism”). Ultimately, Mary has somehow turned such a daunting event in her life into a positive outcome and now helps people overcome the same event.
The journey’s goal is to find a place of healing for the oldest daughter’s lung disease. Bergren is masterful at bringing the reader into the story to feel each crisis, each joy of resolution, and each glimmer of hope for happiness. The author deals with the son’s fury and the younger daughter’s insecurities in a way
During the reading of chapter 1 by Brenda Combs I became tearful with her story of how the circumstances in her life changed by imploring help from the Lord to heal her from her addictions and homelessness. After she took her decision of staying positive, and setting up goals, and with determination that she and her son deserved more than a simple paycheck. Those thoughts were her inspiration for improvement, and working very hard in her dreams without giving up. The poem she wrote for her son inspired me to work harder and continue working with love and respect for self and others as always do and being an example for my daughter. With this article I was able to identify many of my areas that I have to work- on and also I was able to identify
Racial profiling and discrimination is an underlining theme in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. The author uses everyday encounters to expose the harsh reality African American people live. Rankine’s perspective on racism is applicable to years dating from 1860 to present day occurrences. Discrimination against African Americans is a continuing problem. Although slavery does not exist, African Americans continually grieve the agony their ancestors faced throughout the Civil War and World War II.
In addition, there 's concerns as to how the patient is taking her medication and the changes of mental health providers. I feel that the mother needs to be consistent with her mental health services and work with us as we are not working against her. One positive thing I can share is that Marie is motivated to get her children back." The Supervisor then provided this writer the patient new DCF worker contact information: Maribel Santos @860-418-8239. This writer thanks the Supervisor for her input about the patient 's case.