Even though, inside, Birdie is shouting in protest, Jesse stays silent while her friends criticize and make fun of black people. She stays silent because she wants to stay anonymous and is afraid of people finding out that she is black. Jesse also wants to be accepted by her new friends. This is what really tears the two girls apart. Jesse who acts the part that hates blacks and Birdi who sees herself as black.
Section 3 Summaries Chapter 24) Minny worries that her friend Aibileen will get in trouble for faking the recommendation to Miss Celia so that she could get a job. Miss Celia does not care though, she values and supports Minny tremendously and would never fire her because of Hilly. In this chapter it is clear that Leroy is physically abusing Minny again, she is however too ashamed to tell anyone about it or ask for help. Celia notices that cuts and offers to call the police but Minny tells her not to worry about it because she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. She tries to hide her pain from Celia and Aibileen so that they do not worry about her.
The narrative made it clear that she didn’t fit in with the people in her town but feared leaving because that lifestyle was all she ever known. The no named girl didn’t fit in because she was smarter than all of her peers. Her desire to fit in pushed her to start skipping school with the others. She also intentionally failed. The ranch girl should considered her self lucky that she was an outsider because the people that she wanted to fit in with lives changed in the worst ways.
She knew that her children will soon leave and have their time in life and spend less and less time with her and that she would just simply stay inside and be alone. She must have been terrified of that. She lost Edward and did not want her daughter Mary to find about that at the moment of her lifetime. Jane was terrified of telling Mary the truth and she might have thought that if she does than Mary will panic and be emotionally hurt for the rest of her life. At the end, Jane seems to be happy that she will soon be able to be to join Edward.
Mama notes how nice and wavy the ground looks, intentionally to impress Dee. Reflecting her own thoughts as Maggie’s, she tells how Maggie will be nervous until her sister leaves. Mama says, “she will stand hopelessly in the corners and shamed…She thinks her sister has always held life in the palm of one hand, that no is a word the world would never say to her.” (Walker). Leaving the reader to not know how Maggie really feels about Dee at all. Mama daydreams of meeting on a T.V.
She is a bit stubborn because of her leg, never wanting to take the walk’s with her mother. She liked to be ‘ugly’ for the soul purpose of annoying her mother. Hulga did this in the way she changed her name and the way she walked. Hulga is also very negative. She recieved her Ph.
She also, obeyed her mother’s request, to bounce whenever she was bullied. To bounce means to ignore and pretend it wasn’t even there. Evyn kept to herself a lot. She never told or showed people how miserable she felt about moving. When Evyn first saw Eleni, with her red lipstick, black pants, and high heels, she thought Eleni looked nothing like a college professor and a mother.
She also did not care to be like anyone, “She didn’t want to know how a thing was done, but how” said Beatty (Bradbury, 60). Clarisse was a curious girl and hurt for knowledge. But all of these traits noted her as anti- social, and was banned from school. But she knew she was not anti-social, she was really kicked out cause she was a threat. She didn’t fall into the governments trap and become
Lucy’s idea of beauty is external, her mothers internal. This contrast leads to a lack of communication about Lucy’s changing physique and leaves Lucy on her own to form an opinion of what a woman is, what she should look like, and how she finds love. Lucy’s mother never discusses the disease with her, or what changes she will see in her body. Lucy is not comfortable asking her mother for help because she knows that her mother “never recognized that her anger scared all of us into retreat. By churning problems through her own personal mill, she kept us from ever discussing a problem outright,
She believes that I can never lie to her, I can never do anything wrong behind her back. Eventually, it is true. I never lie to her except this kind of minor lies. Sometimes, I think by myself that I’m doing a wrong thing. Somehow, I’m breaking her trust, but at least I’m not doing anything that can bring shame for my family or offend my parents.