We are made up of stories. And even the ones that seem the most like lies can be our deepest hidden truths. Stories play an important role in Briar Rose for both the characters and the responder. Briar Rose is about a woman and her promise to her grandmother who claims she is Briar Rose. There are two plots in the novel, you have the present day plot which follows Becca on her search for Gemma’s past and the fairy tale plot, which follows Gemma’s telling of Briar Rose to her 3 granddaughters.
She found out that Johnny the guy who her daughter was in love with had tested H.I.V positive. Joyce managed to have Audrey to share the her secret when she came back to America. Also it took quite some years for Joyce to tell her daughter that She had broken into her e-mail. Audrey felt betrayed but she still forgive her mother in the end. Did the author have any rights to check her daughter's email account without her permission?
In reading and studying “Speak” By author Laurie Halse Anderson , my character analysis has taught me how Melinda dealt with her problem and what she went through to get her life back…it also taught me to choose my friends carefully and that keeping your anger and pain bottled up can hurt you more than you know. Reading this book taught me that no one should judge anyone’s feelings because no one knows what they’ve been through and how they
Her granddaughters Silvia, Shauna, and Becca went to visit her, for she was on her deathbed. She began telling them the story of Sleeping Beauty, a story which she had told them throughout their childhood, although this time was different. She told her grandchildren that she was in fact Briar Rose. Gemma did not go into detail, but made her granddaughter Becca promise to discover everything about her
Throughout the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, it was evident that Deborah Lacks was curious to find out what happened to her mother, Henrietta, and her sister, Elsie. For her mother, she wanted to find out how she died and what happened to the HeLa cells. For her sister, Deborah wanted to know how she died and what kind of life she had at Crownsville. These questions concerning Elsie and Henrietta took such a toll on Deborah that she became physically ill and suffered extreme stress. In order to find out what happened to her sister Elsie, Deborah and Rebecca went to visit Crownsville where Elsie was staying before she died.
Comparison Essay- Holocaust and Anti-Semitism As a field of study, history is open to different interpretations of the same events. Historians will no doubt see and understand the same event, or similar events differently. The Holocaust is one such event; Omer Bartov and James Glass each wrote different articles trying to explain the motives behind the anti-Semitism prevalent in Europe during World War Two (WWII) and the Holocaust which occurred as a direct result of that anti-Semitism. Each historian takes a different approach in explaining the same complex issue. Bartov's article, Enemies, Making Victims: Germans, Jews, and the Holocaust, focuses on long-term causes and effects of the anti-Semitism, using mostly secondary sources.
Critically, however, it is the difficultly told accounts of the atrocities of Chelmno that shape’s the reader’s emotional responses to, and intellectual understanding of, Briar Rose * Gemma uses the story of Sleeping Beauty to recount her Holocaust experience * Josef’s’s frank narrative recounting of what happened at Chelmno reveals the brutal truths of the Holocaust to Rebecca and the reader. * The purpose of the multiple narratives is to provide the reader with different perspective not only on the horrors of the Holocaust but also its legacy – its impact on the survivors. STYLISTIC DEVICES: * Yolen uses many stylistic devices in this novel. She begins the novel with Gemma telling her three young granddaughters the story of Sleeping Beauty. Each of the odd-chapters in the ‘Home’ section is italicised to alert the readers to the fact that these are flashbacks to the past, that is, Rebecca’s childhood.
Even though Ismene didn’t help out with the crime she still wanted to risk her life for Antigone, but she wouldn’t let her because she didn’t do the work. Antigone wants to die for the right reason, that she did something right for someone else. But since Ismene didn’t do any of the crime she didn’t want her to die because she did something wrong. Antigone wanted Ismene to live and she descried to live she didn’t do anything wrong. I think Ismene changed her mid because Antigone is her sister and you always stand up for family.
Kay did her daughter a favor out of the kindness and loving in her heart. Mercy killing can be the right thing to do if someone’s life just is not worth living much longer. Be it a best friend or a mother if mercy killing is done with good intentions then they should not be arrested for murder. In reality, people commit suicide every day. What is one more person; if someone wants to die that bad who are you to tell them they can’t?
Regardless of its context every text is reflective of the ways of thinking that shape an understanding of the values of the times. Jane Yolen’s novel, Briar Rose (1992) is an extended metaphorical representation of the horror of the holocaust through the allegory of the fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty. Written in the 1990’s when the historical and cultural understanding of the holocaust was finally achieved, Briar Rose uses the allegory of the fairy-tale not only to blur the line between reality and the illusion, but as a portrayal of humanity’s resilience through didacticism. The horror of the Nazi genocide of World War 2 was only realised and brought to the world through the moral teachings expounded in a variety of texts. Similarly Terry George’s, Hotel Rwanda, (2004) re-enacts the events of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 that tore through the nation and shocked the world.