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.
The book Phoenix Rising by Karen Hesse is one of the best books I have read in school. When I began reading it I did not understand the title, but as I read more I began to understand. Nyle is a young who cannot accept losses. Except when the accident in Cookshire took place she had to learn how to let go. Nyle’s Grandma allowed two evacuees, a mother and her very sick son, to settle in her house until the boy got better.
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.
According to Erik Erikson's theory Trust vs Mistrust a person thinks that you can trust someone but they really cant. For example Carmen comes home feeling hurt, betrayal, anger and shame by her father as he now has a new family and she turns immediately to Tibby for comfort and advice. Tibby's friendship with Bailey, a young girl with leukemia, reinforces the feelings she has for the Sisterhood, because her death shows Tibby how important the small pleasures she gave to others while alive can be emulated when she is within the Sisterhood. Bridget learned when Lena organized the girls to come to her aid even when she was in Greece that no matter how big the problem may seem, there is always someone you love to catch you when you fall. Lena learned that she could give her heart within the fear of rejection, and then be the one who comforts when others like Bridget, feel rejection as well.
These two well written novels are very similar, two main similarities are both Baby and Anne were never loved properly, and both Baby and Anne’s mothers died. Yet both novels are very different from each other, two main differences are Baby is loved in the foster home she lives in and was better off in it, yet Anne was neglected in her many foster homes, and both Baby and Anne are very smart individuals but Baby gets put into a practical learning class while Anne wins a scholarship. there are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroad, afraid, confused, without a roadmap. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. of course when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go
It mentions that Leroy once bought his wife a new piano as a gift and how happy she was and lovingly she touched it as she played it. The piano symbolizes the love he has for her and how over time as she stop playing the piano and their love starts to fade. She was gental and caring to the keys as she was to the marrage before everything changed. The past tense of the sentence show the fact that that was then and this is now, and their love is gone. :… He used to stay in the house with Norma Jean.. Now he is home alone most of the time.” It is clear that she doesn’t want to spend time with him like they use to.
She is always thinking about how much worse it could be and how lucky she is to have what she is given and still have the comfort of her family. She feels as though her life is good and although there are things she doesn’t have, she is content with living like she is. As the months pass she begins to get short tempered and impatient with her mother. She questions why she has to live through the hard times she is
(3) A man was in constant control of a woman and she had to be dresses nicely, keep a clean and orderly home, and teachthe children, upholding finances as well as being there emotionally and physically. It wasn’t easy for a woman to live with no sort of control over her life, that of her offspring or how she felt, the turn of the century must have been an enlightened adjustment. (3) Women Past Lived Page 4 marriedyoung usually to some other family that had some sort of political status or looked good for her family. The girls on the cheap side of town were usually not married until their twenties for they where need to help out with the farm land and around the house. Women could not own Women Past Lived Page 5 Female’sslaves remained slaves forever and never had real security.
However, no matter how much she wants to be independent from her family, Connie relies on the adults in her life for discipline and attention. The relationship between Connie and her family isn’t the best. Like most typical families with teenagers, they don’t get along real well. Connie’s mom, who was once as pretty as Connie, constantly scolds her for admiring her own good looks. Her mom wants Connie to be more like June, Connie’s older sister.
All these themes or can we call them questions or problems, are what the author tries to show us and maybe answer us trough the short story “The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart”. I’ve got the feeling, when I read the text that Lucy truly is a well behaviour girl; she’s a Grade A student and most of the times listen to her mother. But she’s weak and naive, she wants to be liked and to be cool, or maybe she’s just an easy target for group pressure. Her mother tells her not to smoke because it’s bad for her organs etc. Although she know it’s true she does it, because Bethan her popular but bad mannered best friend does it, and had told her that it keeps you skinny.