“Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.” This quote, by Barbara Johnson, illuminates faith’s capabilities to help people see the best in their situation. Examples of these and other positive effects of faith are pervasive throughout the text of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s play, The Diary of Anne Frank. In this play, two Jewish families- the Franks and the Van Daans- along with a Jewish man, Dussel, are forced to hide in a small attic for two years to avoid being captured during the Holocaust. They are unable to breathe fresh air or take a step outside for this entire time. However, despite their unfortunate situation, they have faith that everything will be alright. Regardless of what some might argue, this faith, if too strong, does not make people feel dislike towards opposing views. Rather, faith- the complete trust or confidence in someone or something- leads to optimism and an open mind, because it is above all hatred and gives people a future to look forward to.
Maturity is the feeling of needing to prove that one is sophisticated and old enough to do certain things. In the short story “Growing Up,” Maria’s family went on a vacation while she stayed at home, but when she heard there was a car crash that happened near where her family was staying, she gets worried and thinks it is all her fault for trying to act mature and angering her father. Society wants to prove how mature they are and they do so by trying to do things that older people do and the symbols, conflict, and metaphors in the text support this theme.
Linda Sue Park’s book entitled A Long Walk To Water is about two people on different paths that eventually meet. One character named Nya is a girl who walks 12 hours a day to get water for her family. While the other character Salva is a boy who is left in a country surrounded by war. In Salva’s story, his survival became possible through three main factors:his uncle, food and water; the memory of his family.
Mr. Cathey problems begin every day before his college classes even start. Everyone depended on him to help them but they were not prepared or equipped to help him. His focus was always changing from one requirement to another without moving forward in his goals. The author states “all that motion has not helped him get where he needs to be”. Mr. Cathey usually puts others before himself and allowed those situations to influence his life rather than take charge of
The Black Boy by Richard Wright has the Mom of the boy teaching, her son to stand up for himself. Also in The Red Hat by Rachel Hadas, the parents want to teach their son to be brave. Both of the passages are very similar but still very different. As how they are similar by the parents wanting to teach them a lesson but it is different in how they teach the lesson to them.
“Your killing me, killing me all I wanted was you” (Leto 4 ). This song quote by Jared Leto, embodies Charley’s emotions towards the loss of his mother. After the loss of his mother during his young adulthood, Charley begins to drink to show his suffering. Nothing could elucidate the reasoning why his mother is dead. “I left my family shortly thereafter--- or they left me” (Albom 5). Charley is in such deep sorrow that he lives under the earth for it is dark☺(Hyperbole). The death of Pauline, Charley’s mom, has such a vigorous impact on Charley that Charley’s family left him for lonesome. Charley’s wife and daughter leaving have a monumental impact on him later on. With no one around to help Charley through the death of his mother he gets drunk for the last time and tries to commit suicide.
I have learned a lot about the effects that war can have on soldiers and their families form Eleanor Wimbish’s letter A Mother’s Words. In the letter, Mrs. Wimbish speaks to her son, Bill, a soldier who fought, and died, in the Vietnam War. She tells Bill how much she misses him and also informs him that she learned more about his time in Vietnam from one of his friends who was a fellow soldier.
One of the nicest people someone could meet lived in one of the most oppressive countries. In venezuela the government is communist and a resident can never relax. They constantly have to watch what they say in fear of being arrested. “There is no such thing as going to a cafe to eat and just talk.” This girl at the time lives with her family. They are all Italian and part of their culture is to live together, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, everyone lives together. That doesn’t last long past her years in high school.
"Welcome to Tracy 's House of Flapjacks where you will flip your lid and flap your gums for our Flapjacks" the perky blonde hair waitress greeted him
We learned from the Junior chapter that one has to look for success because sometimes you don 't have the life you wanted right there in front of you so you have to work hard and look for that glory . In the story Junior hopes for a better education and a better life . For example in the story , page 46 , it says , “ “I want to go to Reardan ,” I said again . Couldn’t believe I was saying it . For me , it seemed as real as saying , “ I want to fly to the moon.” it also said “No , if I don’t go now , I never will . I have to do it now “ and last but not least “but I am running away because I want to find something .” Here it shows Junior has hope for himself and in his education. He wants to go to a really good school and
The big transformation for the hero was going from a small middle school to a huge high school at Canisius. This transformation was a big journey in his life which used both the departure and initiation parts of the Journey of the Hero. This journey was a huge step in the heroes life because he was used to having the same group of friends and not having to branch out and talk to many other people because of the size of his class. That was one of many of the heroes obstacles that he had to overcome in his journey.
A universal concern among people of all ages is the search for fulfillment in life, and how to obtain such a thing. This topic is also extensively explored in literature. For example, the short fictions and poem I examined reflect leaving toxic relationships to better one’s life. Also, the theme is explored in a memoir about a man who had to overcome major adversity, and rearrange his life in order to gain success, as well as through two characters in a play, who had big aspirations but did not even attempt to accomplish them. After examining the individuals in the pieces, it is clear that people who take action to control their lives are the ones who have the most success, happiness, and fulfillment, while those who fail to do so continue
Hanging red lanterns, golden calligraphic characters, and lucky rabbit feet are not aspects of the average American household, but they are the kind of symbols Callie Change latches onto in her attempt to find her own identity, separate from her family, in the novel Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen. Callie was born an American, raised as a hybrid of an American in the 1960s and a Chinese first-born daughter, and in reaction she decided to embrace her ancestry and try to find herself in her Chinese heritage. She ultimately fails at resolving her own identity and falls back into what was expected from her since the beginning, for in her journey of self discovery Callie finds that she can’t detach herself from the greater whole she has known her entire life. Callie tries to branch away from her family and discover her roots, but eventually she fades back into the flexi-self mindset and follows the path her parents had planned out for her: she is the daughter to achieve the American Dream. She graduates from medical school, marries a husband of good standing, has a beautiful family, and lives in the kind of home Helen and Ralph always envisioned for themselves, but her failure lies in how she ended up behind her white picket fence. She tried so hard to distance herself from her family-mindset and be her own individual in college, but even in her most rebellious phase Callie always felt attached and duty-bound to her family. She could not escape her upbringing and
Facing her grandmother was harder than Allie expected it would be. It was not because of her pregnancy, she had resigned herself to the fact that in a few months she would bring another life into the world- the hardest part, was the feeling that she had a red, “A” emblazoned on her forehead when under her grandmother’s concerned gaze. It took several minutes, but she overcame the intuitive feeling that her grandmother knew she had been unfaithful to her husband; how could she know? How could anyone know other than she, Christopher, and Eli know? Gabriel was on the boat with Eli, but he was just a boy, there was no way he could have known. Maybe what had her on edge was knowing that Eli was in their grandmother’s room rummaging through her stuff hunting the elusive bible.
Many decades ago stereotypical gender roles were very common. Unlike in today’s society, boys and girls were very limited to the things they did or said. Which means that it was more likely to see boys working outside, meanwhile girls were told and soon they believed themselves that they were only supposed to work inside. In the short story “Boys and Girls” written by Alice Munro the narrator of the story has to deal with gender roles which causes her to go through self discovery. While she was growing up she realised that helping her father with his farm was far more exciting than working indoors with her mom. She liked to imagine “a world that presented opportunities for courage, boldness and self sacrifice.” which connects with what happens when she is helping out her dad on his farm. Even if not all days are as great