The book “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” was extraordinary. The author Ann Brashares did an amazing job connecting to teenage girls. I felt that the girls in the story went through many of the same struggles that girls my age go through. This author, Ann Brashares won the Quill Award for Young adult/teen and the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature. I think she wrote this book to connect to younger readers, and maybe see if they can connect with the same problems that the girls in the story were going through.
This is illustrated perfectly by her comparisons of age to onions, tree rings, and wooden dolls as if each age fits into the next as she states “when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, nine eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two and one.”(Cisneros 1) These items also show readers her child-like perspective combined with adult insights. They are familiar to both the character and the reader, and are a tangible representation of her attitude towards her age. On the day Rachel turns eleven she is blamed to be the supposed owner of an ugly sweater that isn’t even hers. The red sweater is a simple thing, and yet it weighs so heavily in Rachel’s mind that she compares it to “a big mountain” (2) on her desk, as if the piece of old clothing is actually looming above her and threatening to overpower her. It seems like a big obstacle that helps describe the sweater situations from Rachel’s point of view to the reader.
Lydia is outspoken and completely self-absorbed, even though she is the youngest of the sisters, which foreshadows the trouble she will get into later on in the story. This contrasts hugely with Elizabeth, who is responsible, grounded and far more reserved. This is shown after the ball at Netherfield, when Jane is displaying her gratification of the admiration she received, and Lizzie “felt Jane’s pleasure” – although Elizabeth is not directly concerned with finding a suitable husband, she is able to empathise with Jane. The main plot is that of Elizabeth and Darcy – there were many prejudices between the two; without Darcy stepping in and forcing Wickham to marry Lydia, they would have remained apart. Lydia is incapable of seeing the shame she brings on the family through running away to be married, as shown in her letter to Harriet; “I can hardly write for laughing.” Her thoughtless attitude to marriage is highlighted here – although she is motivated by love, she hasn’t thought about the consequences of what she’s doing.
Some incidents in the book reveals her sense of humour very well, for instance the incident in the very beginning where a lady told her that she is very young to wear make-up and she thought that the lady herself is too old to wear it. Even she describes her mother and her mother´s boy friend in a very witty way. In addition to it, Reggie appeared as a girl detective in the story. When Dr.Hunter disappeared, she was the only person who suspects it and was concerned
As Tóibín sets the scene in the first paragraphs, Eilis sits at a window watching her sister coming back from work. On Eilis`s lap is a manual about systems of accounting. Attractive and lively Rose could be assumed to be the heroine. She is
In the centre of the book there are fourteen photographs, snapshots from Marina’s childhood. The photographs provide a visual interpretation of Nemats life and provide the reader with an insight into the author‘s idyllic childhood. These pictures help add another dimension to Nemat’s memoirs and help the reader identify with the author. The book takes us to a time when Nemat is a sixteen year old schoolgirl from a middle-class Christian family living in Tehran. The reigning
The classic book Diary Of a Young Girl is the haunting diary of Jewish teen Anne Frank, who hid from the Nazis for two years and whose promising talent was cut short by her death after she was captured by the Nazis in 1945 at the age of only fifteen. During her two years in the secret annex in which she hid with her family and another Jewish family, Anne changed and matured physically, psychologically, and emotionally from a friendly, but somewhat shallow child into a philosophical, mature young woman. Her changing thoughts and inner feelings reflect this change, propelling her into adulthood. Her diary is a window into her soul. Over the course of her two years in hiding, the “outer” and “inner” Anne, which were once one and the same, intertwine and differentiate until she forms a stoic outer shell to keep her increasingly dark, conflicted and self-aware thoughts secret.
I'll post more at the end of the month and after I finish reading 'The Only Problem' for extra credit. But here are some preliminary thoughts: I love this description at the beginning of Chapter 3: The days passed and the wind blew from the Forth. It is not to be supposed that Miss Brodie was unique at this point of her prime; or that (since such things are relative) she was in any way off her head. She was alone, merely, in that she taught in a school like Marcia Blaine's. There were legions of her kind during the nineteen-thirties, women from the age of thirty and upward, who crowded their war-bereaved spinsterhood with voyages of discovery into new ideas and energetic practices in art of social welfare, education or religion.
Anne Frank starts off acting like a normal 13 year old would. She is immature, loud, and rude. One example of this when Anne takes Peter’s shoes and plays with him. Anne’s emotion gradually started to change as she gets older and spends more time with Peter. One example of this is when she starts asking Margot if she thinks she is pretty and if Peter will like her.
FRAGMENT OF “SELF” IN AMERICAN POETS. Sylvia Plath was an American poet. In an interview of Sylvia Plath; she stated that her poems are the experience of her personal emotions. Our American poet “Sylvia Plath” was born in a middle class family in 1932.She published her first poem when she was eight. She was sensitive, intelligent and a model of perfection.