It is not until Alexandra’s brothers see Carl spending time with Alexandra that they begin to worry about the true ownership of the land. The boys are ok with Alexandra having the property but once they find out Alexandra might marry their jobless old neighbor Carl, they confront her, reminding her that Alexandra’s property really belongs to them. John Bergson always had more faith and trust in Alexandra than he did with Lou and Oscar. Even before Alexandra was the age of twelve John was calling on her to give him advice. He reminisced, “It was Alexandra who read the papers and followed the markets, and who learned by the mistakes of their neighbors… Lou and Oscar were industrious, but he could never teach them to use their heads about their work.” From a very young age Alexandra showed wisdom and leadership.
Her mother also told her this advice because she has to get married but she is rejecting every guy and is always complaining about it. She only sees whats bad in people and doesn't see the positive things about a person. What is she supposed to learn from this advice? On the 22nd of February Madame Johanna told Birdy, “ I am a women and a cousin to the king. Do you truly think I could be a horse trainer or a puppeteer or even be friends with a goat boy?
Chris never would have left without intending on returning. Chris’s dysfunctional family and his abusive father, prompted him to take the trip even more. His, sister Carine, however, he loved to much to abandon. Chris wrote in a letter to Carine once that she was the only one who understood him. The two had a closer relationship than the average brother and sister, due to their fathers’ random outbursts of rage.
One of which a man has to be married as soon as he’s circumcised in a ceremony officiated by the elders and crowned the title of a ‘Moran’ meaning a warrior. Having done that, he does not choose whom he’s going to marry. So the fathers have to negotiate without consulting them first. This has basically caused a major huddle to both parties, considering they don’t know each other, how they are going to be in love much more even after with the responsibilities of taking care of the family. Not to mention the dowry to be given out to the either family has to be scouted for.
Lam explains that our attachment to the land is basically our own identity. By “attachment to the land,” Lam means their customs, lifestyle, and overall way of living that they have gotten so accustomed to. - 2.) …means that most immigrants values… - 3.) …have been influenced by this new… - 4.)
There is no stable owner of the land, and this has everything to do with marriage. In the story Heathcliff, takes advantage of marriage in order to attain land. The land he wants is Thrushcross Grange because it belongs to Edgar Linton, the man who married Catherine, the woman he loves. To conquer this land, Heathcliff fools young Cathy, Edgar’s daughter and only heir, into loving his son Linton. In Wuthering Heights,
In Elizabethan times, women were selected by parents to be given away in marriages. However, Hermia would not marry Demetrius, the person chosen by her father as a marriage partner. Love was not a primary matter of consideration, as wealth or material things of the prospective bridegroom were more desirous to the father. Fathers often favored the birth of a male heir, and were anxious for a marriage so they would have a son (eliz.org pg 1). Hermia defied her father’s wishes, and sought after the love of Lysander.
Boaz did whatever he could to lift Ruth up, to give her more crops, to take her in for his wife. He knew her weakness was not having a man to take care of her or a home to live in and he helped her. Friends are supposed to lift up each other and help them with their weaknesses. Some people I know would rather see you fail so they can shine even more. Which again goes back to the story, Boaz could have not given Ruth any of his crops so he could sell them and become richer.
I didn’t want to shoot him, ‘course I didn’t. He was my best friend; I had him to look after me, and me to look after him. We were gonna get a ranch and live the American Dream... We were so close!But now he’s gone, he won’t tend any rabbits or live off the fatta the land with me and Candy, and it’s all that damn girls fault; she jus’ couldn’t keep away could she? Good riddance to her. Oh, and I found out that the house had been sold to a young couple anyway, and that’s just another sad reminder of Lennie and the fact that we never made it.
For example, Ultima explains to Tony what his family’s expectations are when Tony asks, "Why are they so strange and quiet? And why are my father's people so loud and wild?" She answered. "It is the blood of the Lunas to be quiet… And it is the blood of the Marez to be wild,” (41). Antonio knows both sides of his family; he learns that his parents are like polar opposites and by siding with one, he will be distanced from the other.