Theme: Courage ”My belly flipped with worry. I was breathing hard as if I'd run all the way to the village and back. This was the moment we'd been waiting for, the one that Momma promised would come. It was up to me to take care of things, to find a place for us. I had to be bold.” Pg 8 One of the themes in the book is Courage in this book they face danger, impossible odds, and life-threatening competition to bring out the bravery you didn't know you had.
The Importance of Discovering One’s Identity in “Divergent” In Neil Burger’s Divergent, the main character Beatrice Prior played by Shailene Woodley, states (referring to the factions of her society), “Everyone knows where they belong except for me.” This statement shows that she is uncertain of her future and is filled with negative emotions such as confusion and frustration in the beginning of the movie. However, she perseveres to unearth her true identity despite the many challenges. This clearly informs the audience that the movie will revolve around the importance of Beatrice’s discovery of her true identity. Frustration set in when Beatrice could not figure out who she truly was in the beginning of the movie. Beatrice thinks she does
Realization played a major role in the development of others. And one lonely daughter never fully accepted that she was in darkness, and clung to the smallest things she could find to stay in belief of this. Darkness is something that holds onto every life, and every life has a different way to overcome it, adjust to it, and most never fully accept that it is apart of their lives, and go on believing that everything is okay. If one does not accept that darkness is within that, surrounding them, or apart of their lives in some way, then they will always live in constant misery, whether
“Creating ones path and Finding the path you are suppose to take depends on the person you are” In the stories Boys and Girls and The thing in the forest, you find three girls who find themselves battling with what is going on in there lives. They are growing older and fighting who they are going to become and trying to figure out why they have become the persons they are. Each author takes a different approach in there writings but ultimately both of these stories have a set point in with a moment changes there lives for ever. Boys and girls prints out a very well writing story. Every bit of detail that can be giving is in this short story.
However the title may also refer to the inner conflict the woman is having with herself, regarding weather or not she should uncover the mystery about where the girl is buried and revealing the exact location of the girl’s body. The woman’s objective throughout the entire story has been to find the girl, an objective that she has now fulfilled. However on the other hand, discovering the body would render her entire life meaningless again. The outcome of this conflict is never revealed to the reader
‘The path ran up a hill. 'Seem like there is chains about my feet, time I get this far, ' she said, in the voice of argument old people keep to use with themselves. 'Something always take a hold of me on this hill—pleads I should stay. ' After she got to the top, she turned and gave a full, severe look behind her where she had come. 'Up through pines, ' she said at
When characterizing Phoenix she could be considered struggling. While on her trip she is approached by a young, white male asking what she was doing and she responded “ Lying on my back like a June-bug waiting to be turned over, mister”. When arriving into town Phoenix stopped and asked a lady “ Please, missy, will you lace up my shoe?” as she is not able to do it easily herself without lots of effort. This perfectly displays how she struggles as she can no longer do simple things on her own such as getting up or tying her shoes meaning that someone needs to be around to help
In the short story “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, Phoenix Jackson is an elderly African-American woman who plans to go on a very difficult journey. This journey is not only arduous for Phoenix physically, but mentally also. Through the journey she succumbs to challenges such as crawling on the forrest floor despite her old age, and often loses focus from the purpose of her journey. The setting of the story creates a strenuous path for Phoenix to travel, and also enhances the mental strain Phoenix experiences on a daily basis. From the beginning of the story, the description of the setting alludes to a somber mood, “It was December—a bright frozen day in the early morning.
So, think about when you go out into this cruel and ruthless world that you need to treat others with dignity and respect for you may never know the battle within that is being fought every day when they get out of bed. My mother is my biggest encouragement. She has taught me to stand up for myself and others who may need a friend. Her message has been very clear-cut since the day she got polio: keep pushing forward. She presses on at times when I feel I would have given up.
As children growing up our expectation of family members can be highly over rated, it is expected that if anything should happen to our parents then another immediate family member would take care of the kids, this wasn’t the case for this little girl in fact it was the total opposite, she had to endure the constant torture of having her uncle molest her over and over. The whole story made me cringe, especially her strong choice of metaphors in describing each ordeal, she referred to him as “the wolf”, “I could not stay awake. He grabs me up in his red-red mouth, takes me outside in the rain”, she kept comparing how she felt to the crabs. The neighbours thought he was “the good uncle”, “he loved her too, you know” they say, but little did they know that it was in a sick twisted way. Incest went as far back as during the indenture ship period, when slaved had to send their children to live with other relatives, because they were not able to provide for them and the plantation owner wanted them to work for little or nothing, it was done in the hope that these family members were better able to feed and take care of them, instead they took advantage of the