I chose this theme because, in the book, passing traditions on is a major part of the characters’ culture. Passing traditions on is a practice that is important to many cultures and it effectively connects generations of people through experiences and stories. A quote from the book that demonstrates the theme, shows a character 's viewpoint of passing traditions on. “‘These are the beliefs of our Ojibway people. We sustain the beliefs, and the beliefs sustain us.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
Which, of course, could not possibly be further from the truth. Cadence’s, or Cady’s, grandfather is ruling the family with his three daughter at his feet, who are all hoping to one day inherit his fortune. Throughout the entire book, Cady is starting to challenge what is supporting the privilege she has never questioned. By this, I think the book is trying examine that privilege, as well as show the downside to our culture’s heroic ideal. Prove that it more often than not leads to someones success in change of others suffering.
Maria Chapdelaine utilizes nostalgia in exploring the lives of Franco-Canadians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many felt compelled to leave their rural roots and immigrate to urban areas the United States in order to find work, build a better life, or simply search for adventure. Chapdelaine describes this historic dilemma in terms of the fictional character, Maria. Additionally, the story demonstrates the sense of pride that Québécois take in their identity. Maria stays in Québec because she feels that it is where she belongs.
With his wife, Lolita’s mother, Charlotte Haze dead, Humbert Humbert becomes the full legal guardian of Dolores. Her father is not in her life, and so there is no one to save her from being under Humbert’s full authority. “Look here, Lo. Let’s settle this once for all,” Humbert explains. He continues to patronize the girl by saying, “For all practical purposes I am your father… In your mother’s absence I am responsible for your welfare” (Nabokov 119).
She is always searching for her roots and when she at last realizes who she really is she is proud of her new identity and she accepts it as a vital part of herself. For instance, immediately after the disclosure of her new identity, Sally applies for an Aboriginal scholarship. However, as she recognises, “It wasn’t the money I was after … I desperately wanted to do something to identify with my new found heritage … I wanted to say, ‘My grandmother’s Aboriginal and it’s a part of me, too’” (137). The most important thing is that she has now an ethnic group that she belongs to and nobody can take away her Aboriginal identity since individuals need to experience just a few features of traditional culture as ‘symbolic elements’ for ethnic identity. In Sally’s case it is enough with their common ancestry.
In a way, Shakespeare is implying that when women are allowed to make their own decisions and do what they want, it never results in anything beneficial. Gertrude chose her new king and in the process contributed immensely to the downfall of her son, Hamlet. On the other hand, Ophelia, Hamlet’s lover, is the perfect model for a young lady in those days. When her father advises her to steer clear of Hamlet, she immediately obeys him. She does what she is told, not questioning why, but accepting that that is the way that things are to be.
George describes their childhood, “‘I knowed his Aunt Clara...When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin'. Got kinda used to each other after a little while’" (Steinbeck 40). The background information that Steinbeck gives the reader summarizes the origin of George and Lennie’s relationship. It of course, hints as to why they are inseparable. Steinbeck also depicts George as someone that is greatly honest and true to his word as he is still loyal to Lennie even after a promise made such a long time ago.
Being known as Mrs. Mallard is accustomed to Louise, but the desire for that seems to be missing. After hearing of her husband’s death, she feels a “possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being” (14). She believes that freedom can finally stand as her first name. Bondage and oppression are lifted from her shoulders, or so she thinks. Louise thinks she is free from the binding of her marriage, but the whole time her life remains constant, despite her unawareness.
However Farquhar's wife likewise represents the area that Farquhar rejects in setting off on his reckless mission to injure the North's campaign. His abundance and bliss at home are insufficient; he is urgent to legitimize his reality and make his name in different ways. All things considered, it is her image and contemplations of his kids that he returns to at his snapshot of most prominent