The people in our life play an important role in our personal growth. Relationships with others allow us to understand and see ourselves more clearly. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Sal’s able to accept her mother’s death because of the influence of Mrs. Partridge and Gram and Gramps. Sal is impacted and changed by her relationship with Mrs. Partridge; the mysterious woman was the person providing the messages left in front of the Winterbottom home. This message influences Sal when she considered the loss of her mother.
In conclusion, Ma Joad is a character that throughout the book grows as a symbol of human love. She is also a strong tie for the family that develops even more so throughout the whole book. The very family oriented Ma Joad is a main character in this book, who is also written as an indirect character that the author describes in vivid
Sotomayor states, “I am here, as many of you noticed, because of her aspirations and sacrifices for both my brother and me” (Sotomayor). This quotation clearly states Sotomayor is grateful to her mother and she is the reason Sotomayor has lead up to be one of the nominees for the Supreme Court. Sotomayor appreciates and gives credit to her mother for all that she has
People, more than often women, are seen as merchandise in these warrior societies, and are given as tokens of peace; the name peace-weaver describes women in many of these warrior societies. “Ongentheow /Old and terrible…saved his own aged wife…/and kept hard on heels of the foe…” (2924, 2930- 2931, 2933) A war had reignited due to a king (Ongentheow) taking back what was stolen from him. Even though, he may have deserved it by the standards of warrior societies in the time period, because of the chaos his son’s caused after the Geat’s lost their king Hethrel. Breaking the peace that was thought to be between the Geats and Swedes, war again is chosen over peace. War is exacted as revenge for revenge that was exacted over a war that was started out of hate, and just like that a continuous cycle of war begins.
Two Sisters, Two Views Ismene from Antigone once said, “That two sisters lost two brothers, a double death”. In the play written by Sophocles, there are two brothers, one honored and one dishonored. Although not specifically stated at first, their sisters, Ismene and Antigone, are now deciding on a tough decision. This decision is whether or not to bury the dishonored brother, which is where the two sisters part views. Antigone and Ismene both feel the need to honor their brother with burial, but disagree on whether or not to disobey man’s law.
Forgive but don’t forget, do no harm, and have courage are three of my big morals. Forgive but don’t forget is one of my morals because in life people have hurt me and I forgave them, that doesn’t mean I forgot what they did. If I had forgotten then that would mean the person would think it would be okay to do it again and think I would forgive them and forget again. For example after my parents had gotten a divorce my sister and I were treated poorly by my dad’s girlfriend. She would favorite her daughters and my brother.
The women are included to cause Odysseus, the archetypal hero of the story, to change and become stronger during his journey home. The interpretation of Homer’s choice of such strong females is entirely up to the readers. However, the women in The Odyssey will always play important roles in helping Odysseus’ archetypal journey back to
In the Odyssey, one can see that Homer’s portrayal of women challenges the depiction of women during that time period. Throughout the book, many women intervened in Odysseus’ journey home to Ithaca, for better or for worse. One will see Penelope, Athena, Circe, and other women impact Odysseus’ expedition home. These women influenced the conditions of the journey by guiding Odysseus in different directions, and aiding him crucially. Their authority showed the idea behind an old proverb, which states, “Behind every great man there’s a great woman”.
In The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Wesley tries to save Buttercup first from her captors and then her husband. He does this after supposedly dying because he believes he loves Buttercup and wants to make sure she lives. Both loyalty and endurance are very evident and important to the story and character development. These qualities are responsible for many scenarios and traits throughout the story and characters. Endurance is one of the most importants traits in The Princess Bride.
She has said that her fanbase, Swifties, and herself are “in it together” and she always talks about how much she loves them. Taylor absolutely LOVES her fans, she does so much for them and they do more back for her. It’s an endless cycle of spreading positivity. Are you a
Nevertheless, she also suggests that as one becomes a mother themselves, they slowly reflect on the beautiful memories that they had with their mothers. Harwood explores the frustrations that mothers experience during the post-world war period. Due to the conservative society during the post 1960s,
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
If I had to explain James’ mother I would use this quote to do so. His mother was abused, tormented, and wounded by her past life, but her marriage uplifted her. The loss of her husband added to Ruth’s timeline but her timeline ends with her children’s success. This success was due to Ruth’s strong character and her non trivial life. Not only is this quote beautiful and produces a strong emotional connection with James’ mother, it reveals a theme in the book.
This is the cause to which I devote my life" I like this quote because after all that happened she still wanted to devote her life and make a difference to her education. Another aspect is misery. Misery is another key aspect, for multiple reasons. Misery surrounds Malala and her family. Even though misery surrounds them, they still keep a positive look on everything.
However they allowed the words of their elders to morph these definitions and these changes haunted both Janie and Tracy. For both young ladies love and marriage was a beautiful and pure partnership between two people. Tracy developed her definition by admiring what she thought was a healthy relationship between her mother and father, but Janie’s definition was created through a revelation with