Right from the moment of her birth, she was discriminated upon by the members of her tribe. This is due to her mother and twin brother died during the delivery, leaving Paikea as the unfavorable child to her grandfather Koro. This emphasizes the dislike Koro has for her because she survived over her brother, who would have become chief after Porourangi. When Porourangi told him his wife had given birth to a girl, Koro was disgusted. He announced he “would have nothing to do with her” because “she has broken the male line of descent.
She is the main female character of the novel and is the leader of the family. She would never let the family spit up. In Chapter 16, Tom suggests that the family should go to California while him and Casy stay behind and fix their car. Ma responds with “‘On’y way you gonna get me to go is whup me.’… ‘An’ I’ll shame you, Pa.’”
Harvey Fierstein once said, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” In the book, Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher, a boy named Rich Marshall could be considered a villain because of the actions and language that he uses. Chris Coughlin’s half-brother, Brian lost his life after a rock-climbing accident that went wrong in the spring of his senior year.
Recently, environmental controversies are major issues. Since the environmental movement in the 1960’s, the mass media has brought this matter forth (Mass). In many countries, efforts of the media help the citizens become well aware of what is wrong and what actions can be performed. As a policy to inform the people, this leads to the communication via internet (Ahmad). Within the United States, about 5,500 animals are killed, and those alive have improper habitats (World).
Through reading Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher it quickly became evident that traumatic events and loss of life are an important part of both the storyline and the character’s lives. After T.J. leads his team to State Championships and helps them earn their letter jackets, the story starts to unwind and come to a close. No longer bogged down by time consuming swim practices, T.J. decides to get together a team for the annual basketball tournament. His team consists of a few swimmers and his father, John Paul. As the tournament progresses, T.j.’s team beats Rich Marshall’s in the championship round.
The characters in these stories have faced hardships and have beaten those hardships back because they never gave up. Bethany Hamilton lost her arm because of a shark attack. She faced her fears and went back to surfing. Eleanor Roosevelt was unattractive child but she faced those pains, and turned her pain and unhappiness into strength. The mushers in Alaska, along with their dogs, had to face white-outs and ice-covered rivers.
The events that follow involves the hyena killing the zebra and orangutan and then being killed itself by the tiger who spends 227 days at sea with Pi Patel. One of the strongest themes in the movie is that of resilience. Surviving a shipwreck that killed his entire family was traumatic enough. To add to that, not only did he see a hyena viciously kill the orangutan he was immensely fond of, but he was also now stuck on a boat in the middle of the Pacific ocean with a tiger that had already tried to attack him.
Mother-daughter relationships are complex and diverse. Some mothers and daughters are best friends, for they can talk through everything and share their secrets. Others have to keep a distance to avoid conflict. The relationship between La Inca and Belicia was unalike from the relationship between Belicia and Lola because La Inca was not Belicia’s mother and she raised Belicia with culpability for Belicia abusive childhood. There for, La Inca acted as a permissive parent, La Inca gave Belicia a few rules, but La Inca never unforced them.
At the beginning of the passage where Addie said, “She would tell me what I owed my children to Anse and to God” (Faulkner, 174), she was referring to Cora. She felt that Cora was trying to control her life and tell her how it should be for a married woman. Although Addie didn’t agree on Cora’s ideas, she didn’t give her opinion to her about how she felt. Cora would even tell Addie that she wasn’t a true mother but Addie would think of her words as “quick and harmless” as she spoke (Faulkner, 173). Moreover, when Addie spoke about Anse and the children, she said that she never wanted them.
In the beginning, Moana’s family, especially her father, are very strict about her going out into the ocean alone. But, her grandmother realizes that she is the one that can help the island from dying. One day, Moana’s grandmother falls ill, she tells her that once the Heart of Te Fiti is removed the world will become a deadly place and that the person who had the heart was Maui. She also gives Moana a necklace which allows her to communicate with the water; however, she has no idea about the power or how to
From her previous attempt, she came close to dying. At the age of 60, she made her journey to Cuba to Florida. Diana team and her best friend Bonnie said “it’s impossible." For Diana, she will find a way and she did. As she reach the Florida shore,
Tilikum was not the only orca mentioned in the documentary but since he is well known (because of SeaWorld) caught they eye of many. Former Sealand trainers interviewed say that the park’s female killer whales would aggressively gang up on Tilikum especially when they were confined in a 20-foot-by- 30-foot pool overnight (Halverstadt). Aggressive behaviors has led to three deaths by Tilikum. Many say that this behavior comes from a aggressive side of Tilikum that is a side that doesn’t want to hurt anyone but has such a anger because he is being held captive. To be taken out of your water and away from your normal everyday living is very disturbing but what causes lots of emotions to go up is when we see that orcas are getting separated from other orcas they have lived with their entire lives or even birthed.
Blue Skin of the Sea takes place on The Big Island of Hawaii during 1953-1966. The story focuses on a boy named Sonny Mendoza who lost his mother when he was born. His father is always gone because of his job being a fisherman. Sonny stays with his Aunty Pearl and his cousin Keo which he is somewhat of a bully. The stories in this book show Sonny grow up as he has to face several different challenges.
The passage I chose to close read from We The Animals by Justin Torres comes from the first paragraph of Chapter Four, entitled Seven. The author begins the scene like any other day yet the tone of the author’s writing is of worry. Torres’ tone affected my own mood. I tried to imagine how it would feel to be in the position that the narrator was in. Someone had abused his mother; in this case it was most likely her husband.
Throughout the memoir, "First They Killed My Father" by Lung Ung, many hardships are placed on the Ung family after the Khmer Rouge take over their home capitol of Phenom Phen. They are forced into labor camps and if they do not comply or work hard enough for the soldiers, they will be killed along with their family. They face many deaths of close relatives and they all have to ignore it and keep working. Throughout the story, there are many moments were they all just want to give up and stop working, but Pa influences them to push through and in the end, it gives them the motivation they need to survive the Cambodian Genocide. Loung and her family's relationship with Pa motivated them to survive the Cambodian Genocide.