In addition to her suffering, her constant back pains at night made me want to alleviate all of her pain, sadly, all I could do was offer her heat patches. I could not imagine how lonely my mom must have felt since she left her whole family behind in Vietnam. Witnessing my mother endure such hardship, I felt like it was my duty as her daughter to diminish her suffering. The dream that my mom often fantasized about was of me having a stable career. My long-term goal is to be financially stable so that I can take care of my mother, but, first I must successfully attain a job.
Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou have many things in common, including the theme of never giving up in difficult times in their lives. Maya Angelou returned from her mother’s house once depressed, she wouldn't talk to anyone. She fought through this tough time through reading, which showed the theme of never giving up. Harriet Tubman a woman many traits but her best was never giving no matter what came her way. In many ways these woman are one in the same.
In “Everyday Use,” two sister Dee and Maggie have different views on how they should preserve and honor their heritage. The story is told from the point of view of their mother, Ms. Johnson, and it is from her that we learn about the difference in the sister’s characters. Dee, who changes her name to Wangero, is outspoken and is the educated sister. Maggie is shy and appears to be ashamed of the burns on her skin. “[Maggie] thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that ‘no’ is a word the world would never learn to say to her” (Walker 6).
Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle. Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.
I now know why she was always on watch. As we can assume Barb is the caregiver for her mother and whenever she goes out she has to find someone to watch Helen. We can tell because the story blatantly states "Barb Stanley needs someone to stay with Helen for a few hours"(Stinson ,300). At first I was thinking why the daughter needed to get their mother a sitter mostly because it is usually the other way around. I though it was just because she is an older lady and needed someone to take care of them just like
M’Lynn is a perfect example of a Steel Magnolia. She is very devoted to her family, especially Shelby. M’Lynn spend time and energy protecting her daughter. When the play begins, M’Lynn realizes that she is losing control over Shelby’s life due to the engagement. Shelby is soon to be married so M’Lynn can not shelter her the way she always has.
Aunt Baba and YeYe were the only family members who really cared for Adeline. Although her siblings and Stepmother Niang often abuse her, Adeline attempts to overcome these challenges. Adeline’s first experience of adversity in her life started from the day she was born. Her siblings told her everyday that, “If you had not been born, Mamma would still be alive. She died because of you.
Sometimes the distaste and hate will lead people have the most powerful passion to gain a successful life. The short story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter, depicts the last thoughts, feelings, and memories of an elderly woman Granny Weatherall about how she is jilts in her whole life. However, Granny didn't let this stand in her way of having a successful life because it doesn’t mean that she needed to have everything she desire in life. Even though she never get rid of the jilts, her life was filled with joy and love with her family and career, because those success is what she earn after sustained effort instead of just getting what handed to her life. Sitting around not getting over the jilt was not an option for Granny, but that is why Granny went on with her life, made the most out of her life, and since she did all this her death even reflects her successful life.therefore, jilting becomes the
The relationship given to us between Lucynell and her mother is what love is. The unconditional love for her daughter is what love truly is. Lucynell being deaf is not easy for her mother but she continues to take care of her all the same. Her mother trying to convince Mr. Shiftlet to marry Lucynell again shows her love is unparalleled. She knows she will not be around around forever so she knows she needs Mr. Shiftlet to take care of her and make sure she is okay.
For a long time Edna was living a life full of rules and obligations that she didn’t want to be a part of. Society expected Edna to be a full time house mother and wait on her husband hand and foot. Most women loved playing this role and loved the fact that their family is the center of their life but not Edna. She was very unhappy and all the things that made her happy were looked down upon such as swimming and having an affair. Edna killing herself finally gave her the freedom that she wanted and let her become independent.
Tracy Gardner received a, b, and c awards. Tracy was a single mother of two whom she left behind. A woman filled with compassion and love yet exemplified an abundance of confidence that lead her to the most recent promotion of CW3. Her path to greatness started the moment she decided in high school. Originally, she wanted to become a nurse but knew her mother could not afford it.
Taylor comes from a nontraditional family. She was raised by her mother, who worked long hours as a housekeeper to support Taylor and herself. Her father, Foster Greer, left her mother when he found out that her mother was pregnant. Her mother doesn 't mind that Foster left; in fact, she often tells Taylor that "trading Foster for [you] was the best deal this side of the Jackson Purchase." As Taylor matures and is exposed to horrible things that fathers can say and do to children, she feels quite lucky to have grown up without a father.