Courtney Flynn Miss. Massender English - ENG3U February 16, 2012 Character Analysis Essay-Anna Avalon (The Leap by Louise Erdrich) Anna Avalon: talented, courageous, and sentimental. She’s all of these things and more. Anna Avalon was part of the blindfolded trapeze act known as “The Flying Avalons” until a tragic accident happened and caused the loss of her husband and unborn baby. While this was a tragedy, it was also a blessing which introduced Anna to her husband, who she had a beautiful daughter with.
These traits helped her to overcome being stereotyped and ultimately her overcoming these stereotypes made her symbolic in her journey to the doctor’s office. In the story by Eudora Welty she states that “Phoenix went to the town to get medication for her grandson who had swallowed lye two to three years ago” (274). Phoenix walked miles every time which showed how much she loved her grandson. James Saunders states that “Phoenix is alive and has being successful in her errand carried out by love” (70). Only a person who has love would travel miles without thinking what others assume the journey was truly about.
She won a lot of awards and achieved amazing records in her musical career. The band that her family formed not only helped her find fame but it also helped her find love in a musician named Chris Perez. (Hispanic 2) Once she rose to stardom Selena was not corrupted by money. It appeared that her fame made her cherish her family a lot more and become less selfish by supporting charities. (Biography 1) The brink of her successful career was short lived due to a traumatic murder caused by the betrayal of Yolanda Saldivar.
nvq 3 304 person centred approach305 Understand person-centred approaches in adult care settings. Task B reflective account. We have been looking after JM for a number of years she came to live with us with early stage dementia as her husband BM could no longer care for her himself at home as he was suffering from heart disease and diabetes but he still regularly visited her as he lived a short distance away. Whilst in our care her dementia has deteriorated slowly but she would still recognise her husband and family when they came to visit. At all times her support plans where updated regularly about changes in her health conditions.
Being a mother at the age of fifteen was not an easy task but Daphne had no other choice. With a sometimes delightful, well paying, unrewarding job that got bills paid and food on the table. Daphne found out that a common disease amongst her family resided under her flesh. Breast cancer found her at an early age but it has not gotten the best of her. Throughout 38 years of living, being a single mother, working the same career for 17 years, and fighting breast cancer still has not strangled the liveliness from Daphne’s spirits.
Henrietta Lacks is a woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Henrietta did not live a long live, Henrietta grew up on a farm and never really complained about her problems until she became aware of cancer when she gave birth to her child, she complained about the pain she had and became really concerned about the problem when she started experiencing vaginal bleeding at the wrong time of the months; She decided to see a doctor that later informed Henrietta of cervical cancer which have been growing at a fast rate. Scientists found her cells to be different due to the cells’ unique structure which allowed them to survive for long periods of time consequently allowing HeLa cells to reproduce indefinitely. It was a major scientific discovery because prior to this, scientists have been failing their attempts to recreate the reproduction process using countless numbers of different human cells in their labs in order to learn about the cells’ reproduction process. They named those cells “HeLa”.
Still, like other immigrants, she hopes that in America she will never run out of chances. Esperanza’s problems soon get worse instead of better. Her mother is very sick and has to go to the hospital for many weeks, leaving Esperanza alone. Mama has always been a loving woman who faces her troubles with great strength, and Esperanza has always depended on her
LIFE IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION From her Latin thread, Dallas native and 30 year old Gloria Hoskins offers a hardworking go-getter personality. Her lifelong passion to help others and personal stories of love, losses, and achievements, serves as an inspiration for others to emulate. Beginning her career as a certified Spanish teacher, she has worked with kinder garden level children, “who sometimes make me want to run”, says Gloria with a laugh. But not everything has been a smile for Gloria. Prior to her achievements she suffered a tragedy that left her and a younger sibling as orphans while living in Mexico, at the ripe age of eight.
Sydney Wheeler English 102 Section 202 August 29, 2012 Barbara Huddleston 8-31-12 Mini Profile Cassandra Garcia Cassandra Garcia has lived a life that most 25 year olds can’t say that they have experienced yet. She has overcome hurdles that most others would merely try to avoid and she does it with determination. She has two beautiful little girls (Bella and Laila) that are her world. Right out of high school she joined the army where she met her ex-husband, all seemed well at first but the turmoil of their relationship was too much of a strain and they got divorced. While most women would cave into the unnecessary evils of this world, Cassandra rose above all of that and gained a new relationship with the Lord.
Growing up as a product of one of the most prominent families in Mexico , her father Ernesto was a noted scientist and doctor during his lifetime , had its perks for the little girl whose bright eyes always dreamed of seeing her name up in lights and having the adulation of millions of her countrymen . His death when she was five years old had a profound effect on the little girl . She had to learn to cope with the death of her father in her own way so she found herself developing into a highly emotionally mature child at such an early age .1 .It was through the influence of her sister Laura that Thalia found herself exposed at a very early age to the rudiments of what would become her lifelong career in music . Laura , who goes by the screen name Laura Zapata is a well known theatre actress in their native homeland of Mexico . Her signing talent was first displayed at the age of 3 when she performed on the show Estudiantinas Estudian .