I think Ismene changed her mid because Antigone is her sister and you always stand up for family. She didn’t want to commit the crime because she was trying to talk Antigone out of doing the crime. In the end Ismene is the only one who lives and has a kind of guilt free life. She may not have family left besides Creon but at least she tried to save them. I think out all the characters she made the smarter choices and she thought about the consequences.
She is also committed to the organization. She takes her job very serious. She likes to satisfy her peers as well as her manager. Ericka has a very high level of confidence and job involvement. She keeps a positive attitude flowing.
Violence, alcoholics, theft, and threatening people also surround her. Carolina is a strong woman and she knows how to distance herself from all of the bad things in life and to keep her children away from it also. “She hates me. She says that the handsome men and distinguished men prefer me and that I make more money than she does.” (De Jesus, p. 7) Carolina is talking about the jealousy and the hatred coming from the favela women. She puts up with this day-to-day and seems not to get mad that often.
The DeRosier’s were also the ones who shattered her dreams of a perfect family by saying “We take you in because your parents don’t want you"(35). The DeRosier’s left April with a shame of her background and an even deeper shame for her parents. Even though the DeRosier’s did so much bad for April and her identity, they still did some good for her. They made such an horrible environment but April stayed strong and grew as a person. She even said “I could let the DeRosier’s suck out my dignity for now and I could pretend they had me where they wanted me.
* This reveal the power of family tie, and how big the impact is family members can have on others. Although mama was not beside Chanda, Chanda still missed her a lot, and constantly remembered her. * Chanda is demonstrating the simple idea that the truth hurts, and it hurts to admit that her mother is dying. This specific quote implies how AIDS can tear apart a family. Tearing apart a family does not mean arguing or having an affair, but it could also mean question and not finding the answers.
Antonia is a young girl who deals with family issues and overwhelming responsibility in her one depressed parent family. On the other hand Jazz deals with trying to make her parents accept who she truly is and she also constantly rebels. While Jazz's Gothic look may be deceiving but she is completely different once you get to know her. Someone of her appearance would never be assumed to play the piano and save lives as a lifeguard. While the two girls have their own unique points they also have one thing in common and that is family issues.
She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too. In addition to this candy says ‘curley’s wife can move quiet. I guess she had a lot of practice though’ meaning she is always after men behind curley’s back that she has got very skilled and can leave without anyone
Even though she had made bad choices, and had been through tough situations. Mandy always seemed to have a positive attitude. She seemed to pend on a lot of situations that I feel make her a good mother. She always had her baby’s best interest in mind; which brought her to the place she really needed. In the end her and her baby got the help they were looking for, and were adopted into the family.
Although Lindsey seems like a tough girl she is also very caring. Lindsey cares for all of her friends and the people she is close with. While reading the novel 1st to Die, a reader will notice that the main character Lindsey is brave, determined and caring. First of all, a main trait in Lindsey is that she is brave. Lindsey is not afraid of what might happen to her as long as she is helping someone else.
That is why women were a big part of the families in the projects because they found a way to survive psychically and economically. They would sell candy, take care of other tenants’ kids or even sell their body to just get some money. Although that wasn’t eve easy since they need to pay either the gang or Ms. Bailey. The gangs would tax the pimps and the prostitutes and the women selling or taking care of kids would pay Ms. Bailey. Nothing in the projects were easy for them, and they had to stick together to survive.