“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!” (Aly Raisman). The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is about a girl who narrates her intriguing life. Jeannette moved around very much due to her poverty and parent’s nomadic life style.
She lives behind the dump and with an abusive father. She thought Atticus was making fun of her when he was calling her ‘Miss’ and ‘ma'am’, which shows that she hasn’t been treated with much respect and doesn’t know how to give respect to others. She is also very uneducated. She never had the chance to go to school. The way she talked and the way she didn’t understand words like “friend” in the trial shows just how uneducated she was.
In Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale, Mrs. Wilson is the classic representation of a novel’s antagonist, especially in regards to how she treats protagonist, Jane Elton. However, it is the parenting, or lack thereof that has the greatest impact on the lives of Elvira and David Wilson, who despite being prohibited from engaging in sinful behavior, do just that. Sedgwick demonstrates that Mrs. Wilson’s salvation may have given her an authority over others, but when she failed to teach her children the ways of the Lord, her responsibility abandonment led to her children’s act of sin. Hiding away in the garret, readers find that Elvira, in act of defiance against her mother’s prohibitions keeps a romantic novel in the dark corners that she reads for
When in Georgia, Orleanna has no concern for dangerous diseases such as this, but now she is surrounded by contagious viruses that distract her from the real reason Nathan brings the family along on the mission. Furthermore, the culture of the African Congo influences Orleanna Price in the way that she has no care for her own appearance. Her concern is keeping her children safe. “Mother feared for our lives with fresh vigor (Kingsolver 145).” A mother knows when something is
Although Mr. Grierson was very overbearing and caused most of his daughter’s internal issues, he was not present for a great portion of her life. Therefore, he could not have a say so in whether or not she freed herself from the imprisonment he forced her to live in. The central conflict was not driven by a gender issue because the person responsible of the problems leading to the conflict was pointed toward Emily herself. It is clear to see that Emily took her life in her own possession despairingly for the worst. She was able to have complete self-control and freely make any decision she wished to make, but she could not rescue herself from the dreadful consequences that awaited
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
Ellen Foster is a book that paints a picture of a damaged girl in a damaged home and her journey to find the perfect family. Ellen is a character that likes to have some type of control in a situation so she burdens herself with taking care of her father’s needs despite his physical, sexual and psychological abuse. She realizes her situation is not ideal by any means, compared to others but she does not complain, showing her strength. In the beginning of Ellen Foster, Elle’s mother dies from a drug overdose and she is left
The poem "Fear" by G. Mcstrawl uses many different types of figurative language. This poem talks about the feelings of a mother and misery in losing her daughter. She is fearful of her daughter leaving her. The poem uses repeated metaphors, imagery, and symbols to show the emotion and feelings of the mother. The author uses the metaphor, " I don't want them to turn her into a swallow" multiple times.
The outcome of that wasn’t expected though, but who would want their family to suffer throughout the rest of your life because of a problem like the one Abigail caused? You can’t blame Abigail only because Proctor was apart of it, he led himself into getting with her; it works both ways. Abigail had went overboard with the lying, and the acting throughout the witch trials, and she didn’t realize that until after the bird scene. When Abigail realized what she was doing, she didn’t face her problems, she ran away because she already knew what was going to happen to her, she was dumbfounded. John Proctor wasn’t a bad person, but he wasn’t good either, he just made bad choices.
Furthermore, the story “Looking for Rain God” written by Bessie Head reflects the belief in traditional practices, resulting in merciless death of two children. Based on these two stories, mankind followed their tradition practices and sacrificed other’s life to retrieve God’s blessing. This emphasizes that younger generation should not believe in traditional practices as some practices are illogical, irrational and will undermine social order as well as harmonious family relationships. Benefits of some of traditional practices over this world are lacking sense or sound, lucid reason as these benefits do not proven by any of the scientist in this world. People observes these old traditions, which have no sanction and were made just for the benefit of a section of society.