Adeline faces many tough challenges and is forced to inwardly prepare herself for the obstacles that are continually thrown at her. Adeline lives in a negative household where it is considered conventional for her to be despised, and so she has a constant feeling of being rejected. She shoulders that burden through her school and even keeps up the pretence that she comes from a secure household. Even though she doesn’t confide her true feelings, she eventually opens up. This is shown when Adeline exclaims to Aunt Baba, “I want to forget about everything that goes on here!” (page 122) Only then it is realized the full extent of how much she had bottled up the hurt she gained from her family, and how strong she was to withstand this feeling of worthlessness.
The quote proves her statement to be logical because these are questions that people involved with this topic think about when the boy/ girl situation is brought up. And the last example of logos is that she will show her daughter that if she does start to believe that she’s not a girl anymore she will be there for her. “If my daughter does begin to feel that the gender in her mind and the sex of her body don’t match, I will be supportive. I will research puberty blockers and hormones (more than I already have). I will listen to her and make decisions accordingly, just as I did when she turned 3 and asked for a tie and a button-down shirt” (Davis 12).
This issue also causes much friction between the whole family. My mother gets tired of having to hear all of her problems. My cousin thinks that everything bad that happens in her personal life, is all the other family’s fault. Without a doubt, all teens can learn something from the lesson that the author is trying to get to the reader of how we should never give up on something that we love or care a lot
Liesel desperately wanted to blot it out and move on but that is not how life works. Her life had to keep on going with more obstacles every day. Liesel then starts having recurring nightmares (Zusak #36) at her foster parents house about her brother, to which she wakes up screaming as if the Fuhrer were to be arrested. Liesel has to put up with this constantly but she does get comfort through her father. She had to push through it.
In the vignette, Minerva Writes Poems, Minerva is a teenager who has to take care of her two children and deals with her husband who constantly argues and leaves. Esperanza describes Minerva with pity, knowing that she is “only a little bit older than me [Esperanza]...Minerva cries because her luck is unlucky” ( Cisneros 84). Minerva’s young age is an important part of the statement, since she should be in school and not being a mother. Because of this, she may have dropped out to join in marriage for more income and lead herself to a dreadful future of beatings and a harsh lifestyle, which is taking care of multiple children as a young teenager and her husband’s insults. Minerva herself does not like living with her husband, as seen in the text.
Regardless of her oppression she takes a stand and changes her fate. As a young woman she was crippled by the weight of the world. After her mother died she was overwhelmed by the task of bearing her stepfather's children and trying to protect her little sister Nettie. Her lack of confidence and self worth took a toll to the words and actions of her stepfather. Even after escaping her father she covered her mouth when she smiled because he
In this part, Curley’s wife talks to Candy about how his dreams are not going to work out. She says, “I seen too many of you guys...I know you guys” (Steinbeck, pg 79). This proves that Curley’s wife has been at that house for a long time with no one to talk to, and it’s caused her to have a constant need for attention. The only way she knows how to get attention is by messing with people. Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down.
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
Celie lives with her Younger sister Nettie and a brood of half brothers and sisters. She lives a life of abuse and moil with a mother who is sickly and worn out with childbearing and soon dies, and Alphonso, whom she thinks is her father. But who later turns out to be her stepfather. Celie lives like a slave- cooking, cleaning and looking after the other children. She is denied to go to school, because according to her stepfather, she is ‘too dumb to keep going to school’ (CP 9).
Sexism is evident when it comes to the relationships that the men have with Curley’s wife. After getting married to Curley just a few weeks ago, she has since then been instructed to stay in the house away from the other guys. This order from her husband starts to get under her skin and she proceeds to say “wha’s the matter with me? Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody?” (Steinbeck, 87). Curly’s wife ultimately faces rejection every single time when she tries to talk to one of the guys.