Mildred D Taylor was born on the 13th of September 1943 in Jackson, Mississippi. I think she thought of the story because she was born in Mississippi (where the novel was set) and she was born during the Great Depression where black people where discriminated against. Many of her books are based on stories of her family that she heard whilst growing up. She experienced some of the unfairness so decided to show her hurt in literature so everyone could see how hard it was to live during the Great Depression. The plot is well written and is told in first person narrative by Cassie.
For example in “Destroying Avalon” Avalon had to face the death of her best friend Marshall who took his own life because of being bullied for so many years and not letting anyone to support him through his tough times. “Marshall is dead” was repeated in the book to emphasize the feeling of grief Avalon faced. In “The Colour Purple” death and loss is shown when both Celie’s children are taken away from her at birth and is given the impression that they where killed. Bullying occurs the day you are born by society determining colours, interest and behaviours that suit the type of gender you are. However bullying doesn’t really show it’s self until we go to school, this style of bullying can be verbal, physical or electronic.
I know that I could let my 10 year old daughter walk to school by herself, but with shooting all the time I walk her to school. Sometimes, I get scared just sitting in my house doing nothing. It’s crazy to know that you are not even safe in your own home. The gangs are taking over society and holding us hostage in our homes. I don’t let my kids play outside, because of the violence.
People know that when there is nothing left, music will be there to help them through their toughest days. Some artists preach the gospel, some the exact opposite and some preach to the people about their hardships and trials, their love and hate. Every individual person finds something in the music. They find some meaning, and something that they can use to try to figure out their lives. There are many lives, I am positive, that have been saved through the influence of music.
Depending on personality, interest, and life experiences, the types of songs written vary widely. Writing a song can be easy enough if you have creativity, skills and some patience. To start creating a masterpiece, sit down with an open mind. Ask questions before starting the song. “What do I want to sing about?” “How do I want the song to sound?” “Who do I want to hear it?” Jon Huntress of Lyrical Line said it best when he said, “You can write about ANYTHING!
She had gone there to pick up her summer shorts that she had left there two months ago and to see how miserable he was without her. Of course he was miserable without her, she has been the greatest thing to ever happen to him. Max never had a family. He was raised in an orphanage near the Brooklyn bridge and ate at soup kitchens more often than not. Simonella kind of felt bad for him for
Spilled Salt: By Barbara Neely The short story “spilled salt”, by Barbara Neely is about a single mother, Myrna, who raised her son alone since he was six. The son, Kenny, convinced a crime. Because he raped a girl, he spent four years in prison and the story starts when he released from prison and came back home where his mother doesn’t want to live with him anymore. She doesn’t want to lose her sweet memories of the little and funny boy. She loves the boy who was four years ago and not the man who is now standing in front of her.
I was an only child by then, so she was my partner always. As I grew, I stopped paying attention to Wanda, because I was too worried with school, friends and my two baby siblings, so she became more a nuisance than a loved pet. June of 2009 my father told me that my dog had cancer, and that she would not live more than six months. From that day on every free time I had, I was with her. Playing, caressing her, or just sitting by her side.
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. As Jessica explains “As we dress…”I hate this!” (pg.83) She wants us to know that her siblings as well hated that they had to participate in the house hold chores. She explains how she was never able to participate in any school activities with her friends. She also explains how depressing her conversations would be at lunch because she wasn’t relevant to the conversations. After years of sacrifice and pleading with her parents, they finally allowed her to join the basketball team as long as she continued to help with the chores around the house.
Everyone in the classroom started crying even though we weren’t really sure what was going on. We knew that if our teacher was crying that it must have been a pretty bad thing. As I grew up, I started to realize how important this event was to the United States. It definitely made our country stronger in many ways because we started to build up our military personnel. We lost a lot of people because of that attack, so that really hurt me on the inside.