She told the lover what exactly happened, why she took Yolanda to New York – “that one was losing all her hair”, how crowded the bus was – “It was more sardines in a can than you could shake sticks at”, and how she worried when Yolanda got lost – “we broke into a run like two crazy people!” Second, Yolanda’s mother put so much expectancy on her daughter – “of course, she became a poet” – that she was “disappointed” because “she had always meant for her Yo to be the famous [poet].” And she tried to “convince her daughter”. Finally, she never stopped supporting and being proud of Yolanda. She went to “all the poetry readings her daughter gave in town” and sat “in the front row applauding each poem and giving standing ovations.” She confided to whoever sat next to her, “[Yolanda] has always had a great imagination.” And whatever happened, she always “smiled proudly at her daughter.” Even though sometimes the love of Yolanda’s mother made her embarrassed, there is no doubt that it was really an intense
Later in the story, when Tina is kissing the cute boy from the poster store, she continues to judge herself while thinking “how it [the skirt] had held in her butt and if she had been wearing that plastic skirt now, and he held her butt, it would remind him of a bubble, not a heart. I do not want guys to feel my butt and think of hearts.” (179). At the end of the story, after Cathy has gone looking for Tina and does not find her she goes home. She then does something interesting. “She went and looked at herself in the mirror for an hour and felt terrible even though she liked the pose of her left profile best.” (180).
The pageant moms pay hundreds of dollars to have the “best of the best” spray their child down with a can of orange spray paint. As any toddler would, the princesses usually scream and pout and resist all attempts at being hosed down until their mothers promise them a brand new pony after it’s all over. After having their skin damaged beyond repair from the chemicals of a spray tan, they move on to their nails. The whole family joins the beauty queen in receiving her full spa treatment complete with manicure, pedicure and massage. I mean how could we expect a four year old to deal with the stress of a pageant without a full body massage?
She asks the preacher," Since I'm ten years old, you should tell me 10 things about my mama. Then agrees to do it. The ten things were: She was funny, she had red hair and freckles, she likes to plant things, she could run fast, she couldn't cook, she loves stories, she knew all the constellations, she hated being the preachers wife because the women from
Developing Reading Assessments Topic: Reading Assessment Grade Level: Third Grade Too Many Tamales By: Gary Soto Maria is feeling so grown-up, wearing her mother's apron and helping to knead the masa for the Christmas corn tamales. Her mother even let Maria wear some perfume and lipstick for the big family celebration that evening. When her mother takes off her diamond ring so it won't become coated with the messy masa, Maria decides that life would be perfect if she could wear the ring, too. Trouble begins when she sneakily slips the sparkly ring on her thumb and resumes her kneading. Uh oh.
In this story Panttaja says it is both mothers that are wicked. Panttaja states the real mother “plots and schemes, and she wins” (Panttaja 660) when it comes to fulfilling the wishes of Ashputtle. But actually the two mothers have the same goal in mind; to have their daughters married off and have a joyful life. To be able to do this, the real mother puts a charm on the prince to make him fall in love with Ashputtle instead of anyone else. The prince did not dance with anyone else all night and would always say “she is my partner” (Grimm 630).
He let her do things that women of the time weren't allowed to do and he loved Janie for who she was. Their relationship was beyond material things and it was all about emotions and nature. All three husbands hit her but Tea Cake was the only justified one that Janie didn't mind because he sacrificed things for her and she'd do the same for him. Letting him hit her was Janie using silence to allow Tea Cake to feel like he was in control because all the men in the story liked control. Janie only married Logan because her Nanny wanted her to.
Anna begins the story a shy insecure housemaid afraid of the simplest of things such as conversing with the towns rector, yet later that year Anna draws on new found confidence to “talk to him without reserve.” Anna also conquers her fears of midwifery, (as her mother died in child birth) and mining, performing both crafts for the benefit of others. The dramatic change Anna experiences causes Elinor to state “you were like a flame blown by the wind until it is almost extinguished. All I had to do was put the glass around you. And now, how you shine! Her lack of ambition is also clearly evident in the beginning as she “longed to learn about the places and people I could never hope to see.” By the end of the text however Anna had grown enough in confidence to leave her once loved village and travel to another country and perform her new found passion as a healer.
----------------------- In the film Chicken Run, one of the main characters, Ginger shows the reader how to be positive and achieve your goals. Ginger changes throughout the film from being not sure about her future, to being the chicken who takes the lead and helps all the chickens escape in the end. Ginger has many great qualities. She is one of the few chickens that has goals. The main goal is to escape the horrible chicken farm.
In the 1970's there was a lady who everyone knew, her name was Pepper. She was short with black hair, and in her hair always a silk flower. She wore the reddest lipstick and to this day I have never even seen a shade close to it. She wore colorful smocks, and on the breast pocket, a real town Marshall badge. Pepper was very talkative, so much so that I thought she must have had to breathe through her ears.