To illustrate, I often study her hands, the painful imperfections, which took years of working multiple jobs, making sure life for her children was as carefree as possible. Consequently, she never places herself first, ensuring her one and only wish of starting her own family legacy. Throughout all my grandmothers’ trials and tribulations, her strength always shines through. It is not uncommon to sit down at our dinner table and share our household to a less fortunate person, and treat them with as much class and dignity as we show to our very own. These acts, as well as the countless other acts of kindness, which my grandmother is persistent in conducting, may never render an award, nor would she want such recognition.
Calpurnia is the main mother figure in the Finch household. She is responsible for the children and the upkeep of the home. She is very respected in her home and is considered family. Calpurnia is very honest and straightforward when she needs to be. She takes care of Scout and Jem Finch and the house.
In this story a girl named Jesse is used to living alone but one day her uncle and cousins move in but she likes living alone. I choose this theme because even though things are changing in Jesse’s life, she doesn't need to change how she feels about it all. For example in line 43 Rene, Jesse’s cousin, asks Jesse how she feels about everyone moving in. Jesse responds by saying, “Rene, I’ve spent a lot of days, nights, too, wishin’ that things weren’t the way they are. But yeah.
Nor did he ever give her money. The old woman told this without bitterness." Even though her son could've supported her she didn't want to to give up her job and her pride by becoming dependant on him. She could've begged and made money easy, but she chose to work hard by cleaning other people's laundry: "She could've begged at the church door or entered a home for penniless and the aged. But, there was in her a certan pride and love of labor which many of the labor force have been blessed."
Although she is an old person, she is willing to work and raise money for the family as a maid. She always bases her decisions on what is best for her family, but what she won’t do is try to accomplish something that are against her ideals that she has, and in all the play, she never goes against her beliefs and she never gives up. Mama can be described as little imposing at the first sight of her, but almost immediately, she totally changes that view of her. While the way she moves speaks of her age, her face and voice speaks of her past. It is strong and firm, but with a hint of sadness at times.
Aunt Linda even welcomed her ex-husband into her home when he was diagnosed with cancer; as well as Helen a woman she did not even know just a friend of a friend. She cared for these people with an open heart and dignity, never once thinking it was a burden. To Aunt Linda family was everything, this extended to not only her immediate family but anyone in the family. I cannot count the number of my cousins that she welcomed her home when they had nowhere else to go. Aunt Linda took them into her home with open arms, often buying them the things they needed for school and clothing.
For once that house was actually theirs, with no disturbances. Esperanza believed there was still a small problem; she still didn’t have the proper house. Esperanza is clearly ashamed of her house, and is constantly reminded of it. Whether it was a friend, a stranger, a fellow student or even a nun, she couldn’t avoid the issue that has been tormenting her for as far back as she could remember. “You live there?
He is in an awkward position in this short story. Daisy is a brown girl who is neighbours with Ben. She is eager to play with him, “…Darted across Finchley Row,” but Ben does not treat her the way he should he speaks to her rudely, “… In a muffled voice,” and is racist to her, “…You’re a nigger.” Daisy gets really hurt by the way Ben acts towards her, Ben says this to Daisy because of his mother and what she has taught him. However, Ben starts feeling sorry for her and lets her play with him, his feelings change because he realises he is wrong by treating her like that, his personality shines through. This leads Ben feeling paranoid as he keeps glancing toward his house just in case his mother sees them as his mother does not like Daisy.
This can partly be blamed on the fact that many of the itinerant workers only knew women from the ‘cat-house’. This of course distorts their opinion of women. George for example thinks she is no better than a prostitute, saying ‘she’d clear out for twenty bucks’, implying she has very low morals. This opinion of her is empathised when Candy says ‘Well – she got the eye’ meaning she is overly flirtatious with the ranch workers. Of course, the reader, having not met her yet, cannot be sure about whether or not Candy is misinterpreting her over friendliness as flirtatious behaviour.
He is portrayed as a very uptight man and he speaks with great eloquence, especially when in public. After Mrs. Slump invited them to go “plumming, her father replied: “we feared to taste the sacred seed lest we be constrained to dwell forever in the nether regions” (Coates 100). The small girl longs for the wild plums and has a hard time understanding why her parents have banned this fruit. She does not comprehend the reasoning for ignoring the Slumps invitations since she feels that it would be rather fun to pick wild plums and sleep outside with other children her age. In “Wild Plums,” the small girl is an incredibly reliable source because she is too young to distinguish the social barrier between her family and the Slumps.