“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” This quote is by Jesse Owens. It very precisely associates with the book “The Flip Side” by Shawn Johnson, because of the way a young girl who desires to be an Olympic gymnast dedicates herself and makes unbending sacrifices to succeed. If you ever imagined working hard for something, Charlotte(Charlie) Ryland multiplied your efforts by a million. She had a mental picture of what she wanted to accomplish and because of the determination she had, she followed it through during the book, and did everything she could even when she had to conquer some weighty hurdles.
For example Lupe was determined to win the marble tournament. So she started to squeeze an eraser for hours building her muscles up. So her shot and accuracy could help her win, which would help her think she is as good at sports as anyone else. In addition she did push ups on her fingers making her finger more powerful to help, which is a hard thing to do. Secondly, Lupe ran home threw her backpack down with her homework and dashed straight up to her room to practice setting aside school which she loves, to practice that's surprising.
Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law. Not to mention, her husband's culpability in the willful exclusion of his parental role in their children's lives. Additionally, the lack of a maternal instincts, which can be attributed to the dysfunctonal relationship with her mother was another hampering fact which precluded Eleanor to be the mother she wished she had been. Consquently, collectively these behaviors facilitated the relinquishing of her maternal influence to Sara and ultimately robbed her from her rightful place of being their
The final reason why she had perseverance is she played people on her street. My evidence is about her getting back up and my claim is about her having perseverance. ¨Obstacles cannot stop you, problems cannot stop you, most of all, people cannot stop you. The only person who can stop you is yourself.¨ -searchquotes.com One reason why she kept practicing is she squeezed an eraser 100 times a day. Another reason why she kept practicing is she could be playing video games but, she decided to practice marbles.
Eventually, Frado tries to combat this constant hatred bestowed upon her from the Bellmont’s by finding her voice. One day, Mrs. Bellmont tries to strike Frado for not doing a task fast enough, but Frado stands her ground and tells her, “ ‘Stop!’ shouted Frado, ‘strike me, and I’ll never work a mite more for you;’ and throwing down what she had gathered, stood like one who feels the stirring of free and independent thoughts”(Wilson 105). Frado has finally found her voice to speak out against the hatred that surrounds her life since she was
and Smooth Talk share, is that Connie and her mom are in a very bad state where they do not understand each other and that wish to not be apart of each other. In the book The mother is always saying “Stop gawking at yourself “ or “You think you're so pretty?" (online 1st paragraph). This is obviously not something a mother should say to her teenage daughter, and it definitively a way for teenage to feel like she is being attacked. The movie shows this hatred for one another through an argument that Connie and her mother get into.
The irony of turning down one of these quilts before she left for college is lost on Wangero. Mrs. Johnson tries another tactic and tells her those quilts were promised to her sister Maggie, and Wangero states that Maggie cannot possibly appreciate them because she would put them to everyday use. When Mrs. Johnson hopes that Maggie will get some use out of them, Wangero is horrified at the thought of anyone using these suddenly priceless quilts. They are to be
Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter. She felt sorry and wanted the best for Helen, and Kate would have done anything to protect her. In the story, Kate wanted to call a doctor to help Helen, but Captain Keller disagreed. Keller’s line reads, “I’ve stopped believing in wonders… Katie. How many times can you let them break your heart?” In reply, Kate says, “Any number of times” (Gibson 497).
Because she is my daughter and I am proud of her, and I am her mother and she is not proud of me”(The Joy Luck Club 255). The shame the daughters feel causes the mothers to feel shame. However, the shame the daughters felt because of
The idea of blocking everyone out helped Connie build her self-confidence. To emphasize Connie’s narcissism, Oates stated that “Connie’s mother kept picking at her until Connie wished her mother was dead and she herself was dead and it was all over” (324). Because Connie felt so negatively of her mother and family, she creates an idea of wanting to be on her own. She doesn’t know exactly what it is like to be without anyone to use as a crutch, but Conni feels as if her mother doesn’t want her to be pretty. Connie wanted to shut her family out because she felt as if they didn’t love her as much as her genuine sister June.
"I actually want to know this too your an ok person Jess I mean your not overly nice but your not a bitch either your just that way with my sister." "Ok I awnser the fucking question..... you remind me of my sister and I hate my sister so much so I just took my anger out on you for all these years and now that I 'm saying it out loud I realize how stupid that sounds." Jess say I know that 's just part of the story and so did everyone else but I could tell she didn 't want to speak about it any further. I gave Hope that 'don 't push it any further than that ' look and she nodded.