For Green, the protagonist of Hoffman’s novel, she is unsure of this as well. When her parents and her sister Aurora die, she is unable to cope with the pain, as her family was everything to her. So, in order to escape the pain, the void inside of her chest, she creates a new persona for herself: she cuts her hair, wears Gothic clothing (such as a scarf of thorns, a heavy-jean jacket, and her father’s nail-studded boots) and comes up with the new name of Ash (a name that symbolizes that the life she knew before, has all gone to ashes.) This persona she creates is meant to be a motif of how humans most often are unable to cope with such devastation – in order to keep sane, they either cling onto something or void themselves of all emotion, as Green, now Ash does. The
Chapter 5: Grace is only 16 years old, a child, but yet she was sent to die. The People of the Hills, the people she grew up with, believed that her death would help ending the brutal era of Keran Berj and therefore she had no choice but to go face her destiny. Chapter 6: Grace thinks about the mission she was given by the People. She was raised to be a suicide bomber, an Angel, and her target was the Minister of Culture. The People told her that her death would be painless but Grace found it hard to believe.
Secrets In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens is seeking to find the truth behind her mother Deborah Owens’s death. Since her mother’s death Lily’s life is incomplete, she hears stories from her father (who she calls T-Ray) about her mother but does not believe them. She has been living with guilt since that one night after killing her mother. T-Ray tells Lily that her mother ran away and left her behind, Lily believes he is just saying to punish her, and does not believe what he says. She says, “What if my mother leaving wasn’t true?
Critical Review Saturday Night Mulberries, Dorothy Ferguson This publication was written by Dorothy Ferguson about her early childhood experiences of, death, grief and how it still has an effect on her adult life. Ferguson grew up in the 1940’s on a farm in America. She details the sudden and witnessed death of her beloved pet, Debbie. This has an instant impact on her describing the pain the tears and the hurt. To the death of her father, who had been diagnosed with Cancer, the almost delayed reaction in what society sees as the first sign of grief – tears.
The last time she contacted the school was the day before her daughter took her own life. Gabbi Dix has still not returned to her home where she found her only daughter dead. She blames the school for not even attempting to ‘clamp down’ on the tormenting school bullies. Gabbi also contacted the governors of her daughters’ school asking for the policies on bullying that they have in place – she received no reply. She blames the girls who had tormented her daughter to her death.
Estranged from her real parents, her moving into our home and experiencing true family love I thought would be my dream come true, but it turned out to be my worse night-mare. For years, I searched for the reasons as to why my friend seemed to victimize me in my own home and from reading Christian author Sandra D. Wilson’s book, I now ponder was it because hurt people, hurt people. Dr. Wilson (2001) expresses in her book that all individuals have experience some type of hurt weather minute or significant. She connotes that deeply scarred and injured individuals, deeply scar and injure others. Dr. Wilson believes that it is a self-protective defense -behavioral mechanism that one who is injured develops.
Just like similes and foreshadowing, personification can show how brutal and horrifying genocide can be in the eyes of a fifth teen year old. “Memories of my family, friends, and my past haunted me.”(Mikealson 141). Gabi’s memories can make herself think of bad times of death, of fear and her losses. Another quote is, “I still breathe, and life refuses to end so easily.”(Mikealson 142). Gabi refuses to take any more losses in her life to her family.
Nelsa Richardson Mrs.Giovinazzo English 12 Period 5 27 November 2012 Grendel and His Mother A mother's love helps shape the life of her child, but the child chooses the path they wish to walk upon. In the novel “Grendel” written by John Gardner, Grendel's relationship with his mother changes because of the outcome of events in Grendel's life. At a young age, Grendel was very dependent on his mother for everything, for example, when Grendel's foot was stuck in the tree his first instinct was to call for his mother. As he grew, he began to look down on her. He saw her as a fat, old creature.
She then slashed her neck and arm with a kitchen knife and sat down in the garden shed where she hoped to die. She was ‘overwhelmed with despair’ and wanted to end her life. Yet she feared for what would happen to Patrick if she were not there. Oxford Crown Court heard that she had never thought to put her own needs before those of her son and, in the end, ‘spiralled into depression’. Markcrow, a mother of four, who admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at an earlier hearing, survived her suicide attempt.
Elizabeth developed this theme at the beginning of the novel when she was adopted she was isolated before. “It was as a child when I awoke, I felt cold also, and half frightened as it were instinctive finding myself so desolate” (Ch. 8) Then when Victor left for his studies and left Elizabeth behind she was also lonely. While Elizabeth was left behind she consistently wrote letters to Victor in hopes of a letter in return and never received any. Victor ignored her letters which caused Elizabeth to only experience for signs of loneliness/isolation.