Collage Rationale for Kate Morrison In the novel Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, the major character, Kate Morrison goes through emotional phases in her life involving family history, love and glowing resentments after her parent’s death in a car crash; on her quest to make life hopeful, reassuring and successful she undergoes some changes. Kate was a girl whose parents died when she was seven and therefore was brought up by her older brothers, and as she grew up, she began to see things differently from others. Kate valued her family; she loved her siblings very much especially Matt. Matt, a naturally born genius took Kate to the pond regularly and taught her about the creatures in the pond, she valued his knowledge and lifestyle and that made her afraid of disappointing him. She was motivated by him to go to school and study to become a biologist.
While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child. Schwind-Pawlak presents this argument poorly due to her change of heart towards the end of the essay. She does not stick to her beginning argument which causes the opposition to lack stability. The two authors support their arguments by providing evidence. The supporting evidence of the two essay’s help reveal the hardships teenagers face while dealing with their parents.
Alice's parents tell her who she is permitted to see. They also instruct her how to dress, and of course how not to. It is through experiences such as Alice's younger sister falling off the bed, under her watch, that Alice's parents have a crucial influence on her self-discovery. Specifically, Alice's relatives influence her self-discovery journey by not being supportive. As Alice had to grow up basically looking after her self and her younger siblings she learned that even if you do not have support you still need to follow your dreams and live you life.
* We learn that after the accident, Mattie survived even though she almost didn’t and wishes she hadn’t. Zeena then invited Mattie to come back and live with them and her health returned and she takes care of Mattie and Ethan now. We learn that they pretty much all had terrible lives. * Protagonist: Ethan Frome, Antagonist: Zeena Frome, Main conflict: Ethan’s conflict within himself, about his love for Mattie. * Theme- Love: characters are in a love triangle which they never escape.
Matt loves his little sister Kate; they used to be really close. They always play together and talk to each other when they were young. Matt wants to share the experiences that Kate has been through but Kate did not understand. Kate was escaping from the real world and she believed that Matt was having a terrible life. During the Simon’s (Matt and Marie’s son) birthday party, there were some conversations between Kate, Daniel and Kate, Marie; Marie told Kate to face the truth that Matt’s life was not a failure, and he love his son, his family and the farm.
Compare & Contrast: Kate’s view and Daniel’s view on their relationship In the novel, Crow Lake, written by Mary Lawson, Kate comes across a conflict with Daniel as he questions their relationship with each other. Kate and Daniel both love each other very much, the problem is that Kate has a tough time showing that she cares. Kate and Daniel both value their relationship, but Daniel feels like he’s the only one showing it. Daniel always wanted to spend time with Kate but Kate just shows up and doesn’t really take initiative, herself. Daniel shows that he prioritizes their relationship first, but Kate is prioritizing her career.
He was able to help bring my mother back to her children. In the beginning it was rocky getting to trust him, but eventually I began to trust them both. Today, I have back my nurturing, loving, and God fearing mother. In conclusion, a memory of heartache and tragedy no longer has a hold on my life. Witnessing my mother going through her struggles and overcome her addiction crack to gain her life and family back has helped me to see there is a future.
The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college. Her actions she displays when she comes home for a visit are shocking to her family. It is almost as if Dee is using them for a show, rather than a visit that has been well overdue. It’s one thing to know what heritage is but another to understand what your heritage is. Mama was always one who could not say “no” to her daughter and she always tried to please her regardless if her daughter appreciated it or not.
Cassie has been trying to locate her, but had no luck. She also goes around with a lot of men; she really puts herself out there in the wrong ways. Aunt Cassie faces a huge challenge, when she is trying to let go of her past, let go MIA (her daughter), to move on. She tried to find MIA but didn’t succeed, so she finally just let her go. She did it for herself, not only because it is good for her well-being, might she have another baby on the way (as hints were thrown in the book).
I bought her a hot-water heater, and another one when it wore out…They were tiny things, inconsequential things. I did them because I was supposed to, because it was my turn to do things for her, and because I was trying to make up for any wrong I had ever done her.” (Bragg, pg. 151) His mother made many sacrifices for her boys when she was growing up, and Bragg was compassionate to his mother. He loved her so much and wanted her to live a comfortable life. This can strike a note with most readers, as most people feel attached to their mothers and would do anything to make them happy.