From her scholastic achievements to her perfect life in the suburbs with a loving mother and stepfather. She has younger siblings who look up to her. She has never really dealt with her parents divorce and has longed for her fathers affection and approval. She contacts him and decides to spend the summer with him to rekindle their relationship. Kristina then in turn meets the wrong type of people and begins to experiment with a multitude of drugs.
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
In the novel Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, she creates a portrait of a mother, a father, children and violent consequences. Mary Beth Latham, is a suburban, white women who is a mother of three teenaged children that had always came first, before her role as a wife to a doctor or even her career as a landscape gardener. Mary Beth cared deeply for her family and preserved their everyday life as sovereign. However, when Max, one of her sons, becomes very depressed, Mary Beth became focused on her son, and is blindsided by an outrageous act of violence when half of her family became murdered by her daughter Ruby's ex-boyfriend Kiernan, leaving her with only one son, Alex. Every Last One is a novel about a women having to face difficult situations in life while being emotionally and financially responsible for the rest of her family.
Wolf’s first horrific tragedy was when he was eleven. His mother, 35 and three months pregnant, was mostly a stay at home mom, his dad was out on the bike running some errands and Wolf was at school. His mom had caught her skirt on fire by getting to close to the stove. She was frantically searching for ways to put out the flames. She could not find anything so she ran outside.
Anne Frank underwent a life changing twenty five months of hiding during her teenage years with her family and friends due to the overthrowing Nazi party in Germany . During these years feelings of fear, faith, and courage overwhelmed her but brought her through experiences that she documented, this has educated millions of people about the Holocaust. All aspects of life during hiding including what she struggled with, learned from, and thought about was captured in the pages of her diary. When Anne and her family are first sent into hiding, she has a very optimistic outlook on life. 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.
During a talk at the annual awards conference, Burns talked about how her mother, who raised Ursula single, in one of the worst New York City Public Housing Projects, loved to give advice. Ursula was the middle sibling among three. Her father was not around, but her mother was a confident woman who always expected great things from her kids. She taught Ursula how to strive and move up. Her mom always knew her way around a good deal and therefore she hustled to put them in private school.
Sierra Luers AP English 11 Period 3 Psychological Analysis of Ethan Frome Edith Wharton, the author of Ethan Frome, grew up in a privileged American family. At a young age she took interest in writing about the inside of her family’s social circle. At 23 she was married to a man from a well-established family. After thirty years of marriage she divorced him as he had serious emotional and depression problems. Wharton was even thought to have resented him for his incapability’s of the life she wanted , she felt tied down and stifled; the passion and romance had been long gone.
The storyline of the book was similar to those other books about kids with a rough upbringing but somehow it stands out above the rest in its genre. The author recounts her first memory as a small child cooking hotdogs on the stove. She accidentally spills the
Scared Silent Valerie Martin’s Mary Reilly presents us with Mary Reilly, a twenty-two year old housemaid working in prestigious Henry Jekyll’s home. She values her job dearly as she feels safe for once after enduring her abusive alcoholic dad as a child. Mary Reilly is quiet, yet when her Master, Jekyll, takes an interest in her past, she finds herself guiding him and giving him advice. Mary Reilly becomes Master’s sense of direction as he often comes to her with questions and thoughts; how ever once faced with something violent or angry, the logical and well-spoken Mary finds herself lost and in a haze. Violence and anger confuse and silence the otherwise clear and level headed Mary Reilly.
Kate’s journey is a physical and emotional journey of her experiences between the ages of twelve to her suicidal death. Kate started off as a sweet, carefree girl growing up in a criminal family watched carefully but the corrupt police. Throughout her emotional and physical journey Bedford shows Kate’s growth and development through a number of themes, issues and writing techniques. Bedford metaphorically links Kate to the seasons. On page seven Bedford writes; “It was a time of muddled feelings, at one moment part of the strong rhythms of the seasons and at another, at odds with everything natural and blooming” – Kate.