She displays her mental fortitude in many ways. For example when the Spider-man lets her know he is fond of her she doesn’t even flinch, she also doesn’t let her emotions overwhelm her when Sophie lets out her rage and frustration. Another account of when she portrayed her strength is when she had to leave her mother when she had to escape the people on horses trying to capture her. As well as being strong she is also very intelligent. Like David, she understands that the community they live in, Waknuk, is not safe for them and realizes early that they need to escape.
Over the course of the novel she learns to see past color and living with the Boatwright sisters allowed her to learn more about herself, her mother, and of course, bees. The first sign of maturity was when she ran away from her abusive father and helped Rosaleen escape from the hospital. (pg. 41-65) She was determined to find out what really happened with her mother and lead herself and Rosaleen to Tiburon. This requires a great deal of courage and boldness to find your way somewhere and you have no idea where it is.
That was a key indicator to me that they had something between them other than the looks and giggles. On their way home they are talking about going sledding, since Mattie had never done it before. When they arrive home, the key is not under the mat and Zeena is usually in bed by now. Zeena comes to the door, and you can tell she is highly suspicious of the two, but she is only worried about herself and needs Ethan’s money for her doctor
It is said, that when they were out in public, Elizabeth, would wear a gray wig, sunglasses, and a veil. When police spotted Brian Mitchell, they stopped the three and pulled Elizabeth aside to be questioned alone when the police recognized who she was. At first Elizabeth said her name was "Augustine" and when they would continue to ask her she repeatedly said "I know you think I'm that Elizabeth Smart girl who ran away but I'm not." She continued to refuse being Elizabeth and that Mitchell and Wanda were her parents, until she finally gave in and when the insisted she was Elizabeth she said "Thou sayest."
For example, in this passage we understand that Norah is struggling with the grief of her lost daughter and doesn't want to let go of her memory, "Phoebe she would keep alive in her heart." (88) It helps us understand the reasoning behind her actions of drunk driving, dreams of lost things, and escalated emotion at random as well as other actions the character demonstrates through out the novel. The deception of her daughter effects Norah and explains why she bought the camera,"...So he'd capture every moment, so he'd never forget. "(88) Norah doesn't want her husband, sister and not even neighbours to dismiss her daughter as unimportant. Norah's great pain because of the "death" of her child causes her to be scared of change, she wishes she could capture a happy moment, and stay in that moment-perhaps forever. "
Through struggle and the precarious journey, Dorothy, the Tin Man and Lion discover that they always possessed the qualities they longed for. Dorothy, the main character learns that without going through a long, difficult journey she would never be able to discover her true home, which she had all along. At the beginning of the movie, Dorothy begins at a prolonged disadvantage, feeling unloved and unappreciated. Dorothy was removed away from her home in Kansas by a forceful tornado to the land of
Da-Duh considers her culture to be the only way to live, the right way to live. When her granddaughter shed light on a new lifestyle, Da-Duh became stubborn as a result of an internal conflict with change. Her defense mechanism automatically triggered anger because she is in a position where she has the option of going along with her granddaughter or retreating back to the comfort of her old life and customs. When Da-Duh asked her granddaughter if she had anything quite as tall as the palm trees in New York, she responds that there are much taller skyscrapers. Da-Duh is extremely vexed because her previous conceptions of her culture’s superiority were just proven wrong.
It took courage for her to flee the south, from the only home and the only family she’d ever known, and it took just as much courage for her to defend the new family she created while living in New York. Ruth persevered despite the racial prejudices again her, her children and her husbands. Due to the need to be accepted, which is true of both the characters in The Crucible and today’s civilizations; many choose to fore go their own comforts for assimilation, submitting to their fears. But not Ruth; with her courage, she overcame it
Moeller 1 Colby Moeller 9-14-09 English 1100: Composition 1/ 2:00 P.M. Response Paper #1 “My Voice” I have chosen to write about “One Voice,” a narrative written by Susan G. Madera. I chose to write about this particular narrative because she had such passion and never gave up when things got difficult. She pushed herself through anything that seemed impossible to overcome. She worked to get past dilemmas she encountered and physically forced her self to try and make herself a better individual and overcome hard times.
The only thing accepted in orthodox societies are traditional beliefs. Even if a great idea is introduced to that society, it won't be acknowledged or accepted just because it is new and different. Abigail was a very creative character herself. She went through several transformations in the story . She pretty much lead the other girls in their “fits” related to bewitching, pretends to see things like the bird (which was not actually there), “Why-?...Why do you come yellow bird?” (Miller 106) It's not that she is lying to avoid punishment and to assert power over her community; her stories and her claims are pretty inventive.