This reveals that Mattie has negative attitude towards her mother, in addition to Mother having a poor attitude towards Mattie. Some may argue that both characters will always be negative with one another. Clearly, this is not the case because in the end they both realized their mistakes.. In the beginning of Fever 1793 Mattie and her Mother show a negative relationship, whereas the second half of the story, their relationship is good. When Mother
Thanksgiving in Polynesia Prestyn Guenther “My mom especially dislikes my aunt Rhea. She is rich and snobby and makes my mom and dad and my older brother, Jason, and me feel terrible” (Haven 16). This quote is from the story, Thanksgiving in Polynesia. The mom Sara has her family, aunt Rhea, uncle Ted, and their daughter Andrea visiting for thanksgiving but she is not very fond with them. Sara is fed up because she is annoyed, frustrated, and mad with aunt Rhea, uncle Ted, and their daughter Andrea.
During the great depression not many people had it easy and Curley’s Wife was one of those people who didn’t have so easy especially because she was a woman and at the time they didn’t have many rights. Curley’s Wife is the most misunderstood character because of her background, her seemingly unloving husband, and troubling times during the great depression. To begin, Curley’s Wife has hard times and is misunderstood because she takes her emotions out on innocent people. One example of when Curley’s wife took her anger out on an innocent person is when she yelled at Crooks. She had yelled, “Well, you keep your place then, nigger.
“ ‘I get lonely,’ she said. ‘You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?’” The quote identifies that Curley’s wife often gets lonely, causing her to flirt. The cause of her feeling lonely is most likely because Curley is controlling over her.
Then looking back at the man, she said, ‘Yeah, thats Cole’s little sister, even though she doesn’t look like a sister’ ‘’(p.93). This shows the sort of discrimination that goes on inside a family like this. Even though Birdie is really Coles sister, Carmen has sort of a disgust with her. Carmen frowns upon Birdie because of her white skin, and doesn’t care for her. She puts her attention more towards Cole because of her dark skin feature.
In an attempt to find more in life, Miles Halter, decides to attend a boarding school in Alabama his junior year of high school. Despite being nervous about making friends, Miles is instantly taken in by his roommate who is nicknamed the Colonel. The Colonel then introduces Miles to a group of students that becomes his close friends and ironically nickname him Pudge even though he is very skinny. This group familiarizes Pudge to his new campus, as well as pranks, smoking, and drinking. Among Pudge’s new friends is Alaska Young, with who he is obsessed with.
Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter in Looking for Alaska by John Green is looking for his Great Perhaps. While the book doesn’t state it, and Miles himself might not know, but he found it in Alaska Young. She is his Great Perhaps, the biggest thing to have ever happened to him, the reason Miles was meant to leave his public school and go to Culver Creek. Alaska Young began Miles’ life. On page 5, Miles says, “I was after a Great Perhaps, and they knew as well as I did that I wasn’t going to find it with the likes of Will and Marie,” showing that he wasn’t content with his life back at home, with his family and school and friends.
O’Connor takes a different approach by showing that people who do not seek redemption often enough are handed it, while those who seek redemption may be given it. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the author uses the grandmother a lot for the sole purpose of bringing sin and redemption out. Throughout the story, the grandmother repeatedly criticized both her son and daughter-in-law, she always seemed to be lying and messing with other people's feelings. The Grandmother considers herself morally superior to others because she is a “lady,” therefore she freely and frequently judges others. Similar
Scout’s character could be classified as a tomboy: she spends her time with Jem and Dill, she wears overalls and pants and dislikes wearing skirts, and she gets in fights. Scout is often scrutinized and reprimanded by her aunt, Alexandra, for not being “ladylike.” Occasionally, Jem and Dill would not let her play games with them because she is a girl. Lastly, prejudice exists in the social standing of the families of Maycomb based on economic status. Families with professionals, like the Finches, are considered to be upper class. Poorer families, like farmers affected by the Great Depression, lie in the middle.
This intrigues Miles- so much so, that the journey he chooses throughout the book is based on Rabelais’ dying words. Miles’ goal is to find his “Great Perhaps,” and he believes boarding school will allow him to achieve his goal. Miles is unsure of what the Great Perhaps is when he first attends the new school. He believes there is more meaning to life and what it has to offer. Shortly after his arrival, Miles develops a relationship with Alaska Young.
In the story “Everyday Use” I find Maggie to be the most sympathetic. Maggie’s older sister, Dee, makes Maggie feel inferior to her. Maggie has burn scars and marks on her body, that makes her feel like she doesn’t look good. Dee always receive what she want and Dee is also smart. While Maggie isn’t so smart and doesn’t have the money or style to get what she wants.
Artifact #1: What’s My Sentence, Name Card and Self Image My first artifact is my beginning of the year self projects. These were little assignments that helped myself and the class figure out out who I was, who I am and who I will be. One project we did was our Self Image. This was a paper where I had to ask my family and friends who they think I am, and then reflect on what they said about me. This helped me understand who I am in the eye of others.