“Farm Girl” Michelle Brown Van Hooks ENG 115 May 16, 2013 In reading the essay “Farm Girl” written by Jessica Hemauer, I find that her situation plays a common role in many lives today. Jessica had to give up most of her childhood to help her family with the farm. In doing so when she is finally able to participate in child like activities, she realizes how her hard work on the farm helped build her character. I find the main point of Jessica’s essay is she realizes how all of her hard work made her stand out from her peers. Jessica is describing how she was not fond of waking up early in the morning to help the chores on the farm before having to attend school.
Hester’s identity changes drastically from a symbol of sin to someone the town can trust. After being released from jail, Hester takes Pearl and lives in a cottage on the outskirts of town, becoming isolated from her community. In order to support both herself and her child, she begins to do needlework. Her work is fit for the governor and she is required to make christening gowns and the robes for high officials. “By degrees, nor very slowly, her handiwork became what would now be termed the fashion” (Hawthorne 94).
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Catching fire is the second book in The Hunger Games and starts out with the main character Katniss Everdeen back in District 12 in the woods. She waits for Gale, her best friend, hoping for him to come because ever since the Games, their relationship has been rocky. After, she and Peeta won the 74th Hunger Games; her life has been pretty easy. She has no need to hunt because she is now living in Victor Village with Haymitch and Peeta. Peeta and Katniss haven’t talked since they have gotten home.
The main family in the story (the Logans) live on a farm and grow some of their own food but they still don’t have enough money and aren’t allowed to shop at white owners shop. The themes of the story are integrity, passive resistance, bravery, civil disobedience, internal belief system and leadership. I think it’s a good idea that the same person is telling the story because you can see how a young child reacts to being discriminated against, but the disadvantage is that you can’t hear the other side of the story. When the author describes something, she creates a vivid picture in your head for example, ‘Spring. It seeped unseen into the waiting red earth in early March, softening the hard ground for the coming
However, the trek back to Cold Mountain proves to be an arduous one. Along the way, Inman meets a number of odd people, some of whom are interested in helping, and others who see him only as a way to make a profit. Meanwhile, Ada has been waiting. Following the death of her father , she has let the farm lapse into disarray. Enter Ruby Thewes , a plain-speaking freespirit who offers to help Ada rebuild the farm in exchange for meals and lodging.
The main character finds herself in such a situation that she has to make a choice between nature, her home, and the temptation, represented here by money. Nine-year-old Sylvia is living with her grandmother after having moved from the city. The forest is now part of her home. In the beginning of the story, Sylvia and the cow return home. The cow is personified here.
Mama and Maggie are living in the countryside of South Georgia where the story takes place. The oldest daughter Dee has moved to the city to get an education. In Dee’s family, nobody has educated, so she wants to “break” the circle. The narrator Mama see’s herself as the man of the house, as she describes herself with words like “big boned, large, man-working hands”. This tells us that the father isn’t living with them; Mama has been the mother and the father raising her two daughters.
Born in the French countryside, in the small town of Saumur on August 19, 1883, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was orphaned of mother (who was a seamstress) to thirteen years old. His father, Albert Chanel, sent her to a boarding of the French city of Auvergne, where he remained until the end of adolescence. However, the simple life of the country town did not match the eagerness of Coco Chanel. Worked as a clerk in a fabric store (where you learn the profession of seamstress and wield the needle to perfection) and even a cabaret called Cafe de la Rotonde Beuglant, where he sang the song "Qui qu'a vu Coco dans le Trocadero?" (responsible for the origin of his nickname Coco).
There she learned to sew and Chanel spent school vacations with realtives learning to sew with more style than what was thought by the nuns in the monastery. This knownledge was the base of her famous carrer. At the age of 18 Chanel left the orphanage but in that time there there was no bright future for a poor girl, brought up in an orphanage. In her future life Chanel never did clear up details of the life she had in the orphanage. After all Chanel had spent her whole life escaping the fate that
Cheryl lives on a farm in Oregon and Bobby is working in Washington. Also the kids do not really care about their parents: “She had her own life, and I didn’t blame her. She didn’t care one way or the other about what her dad and I did so long.” It indicates that the family might be divided, which could be a consequence from Edna and Wes’s previous drinking problem. Also Wes wishes that he “could do it over again and do it right this time” when Edna talks about the kids. Wes is now on the wagon and Edna believes that he can stay sober and is