She goes on a life changing excursion to make sense of her difficult predicament. She matures and becomes the woman she is at the end of the novel through her relationship with T. Ray, experiences with racism, and internal struggles. Due to her loathsome relationship with her father T. Ray, the protagonist Lily drastically changed into a more independent and confident woman. Lily has finally built up the courage to leave her abusive father when she thought, "I knew exactly what I had to do-leave. I had to get away from T. Ray" (Kidd 41).
The group has to make hard and fast decisions about their lives, to make sure they survive. Having to split up from the rest of the group, Ellie Kevin and Corrie are faced with the dangerous task of trying to rescue their families from the showgrounds, where Commemoration Day was held. When caught by three soldiers and deciding whether to get shot or captured to try and escape, all three characters make the decision to run for their lives and stay safe to remain together and ensure the safety of everyone in the group. When faced with this difficult dilemma, Ellie acts bravely and heroicly. When circumstances call for it, she always steps up and stands up for her friends because she is brave, tough and represents the qualities of a responsible leader.
Dr. Wilson believes that it is a self-protective defense -behavioral mechanism that one who is injured develops. If their minds are not spiritually renewed, the sin-nature inevitably entraps hurt individuals to believe that their way of thinking and behaving is safe and securing, when it is actually distressing, tormenting and causes others pain. In her attempt to portray that unseen emotional wounds are just as damaging and real as physical wounds, she illustrates to her readers a story comparing two young little victims, Beth and Meg. Beth, a five year old beautiful girl ran after her soccer ball into the street and was hit by a car. In utter shock watching the accident unfold, her
Throughout the text Jess is always facing unique situations that stop her from playing football. She displays perseverance when doing extra laps as a punishment from her coach, Joe. Jess disobeys when told to stop running or she will cause herself an injury, but she will not stop running until she completes the laps. This scene shows the risks one must face in order to achieve your ambitions. Jess disobeys her parents many times throughout the text to do what she enjoys the most, playing soccer.
Kendra is worried and scrambles to figure out who her abuser is so she doesn’t have to worry anymore. As Kendra’s mind matures and opens up she still needs people to ease her to the answer of her abuser. Before Kendra met Meghan she was all alone. She was coping with her pain all by herself. She was even self-harming herself.
Throughout the film these two women face many problems when it comes to playing for the soccer team. Between the cultural values of Jessie’s family, and the discrimination Jules faces with her mother seems to stop them from fulfilling their dreams. However, both these young women overcome the obstacles at the end when they are offered a full ride scholarship to America to play for the University of Santa Clara. The Punjabi cultural traditions are very special to the people and when the traditional values are not being followed controversy will occur. In the film, Jessie does not follow the Punjabi tradition and faces many problems with her family.
When taking part in the interviews before the hunger games, Katniss battles with maintaining her identity whilst struggling to control an appealing façade, to keep a healthy relationship with the institution in order for her success in the Games. The way in which Katniss exclaims, “No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name. Katniss. The girl who was on fire.” Illustrates how the games have altered her in order to assimilate in society, yet consequently stripped her of her identity and values as she becomes what the institution determines her to be.
Mama Elena’s similar experience of love, with José Treviño, kept suppressed all her life, builds an emotional barrier around her heart. The “bitter poison” of denied romance destroys Mama Elena’s capacity to be loved or to allow Tita to love. Her rejection of food gives the reader the key to understand the driving forces behind Mama Elena throughout the plot. This literary effect can also be seen in Rosaura in the opening of the novel. While Tita dazzled her sisters with a cooking display, “Rosaura was cowering in the corner” .
Swimming Through Kate Chopin's The Awakening shows Edna Pontellier looking for her identity. She is awakened to the reality that she is miserable with the way she is currently living. The more she realizes the misery she lives in, the more Edna sees she puts up a facade to please all who are around her. She goes through three love affairs, this is due to her wanting of independence and self identity. Her life process is very similar to the process of her learning to swim.
To become the polar opposite of the white swan, the black swan, Nina must let go of her drive for perfection “I just want to be perfect” and immerse herself in a world of no control. She must widen the lens she views life with and change. She can no longer be held back by her pure innocence and her mother; she must discover the ‘wild side’ to her personality. Darren Aronofsky effectively displays the effects of a loss of control with Nina’s slow descent into madness “what happened to my sweet girl?... She’s gone!” In this pivotal scene, in a fight with her mother, Nina shows the audience that she has unveiled the dark side of her personality.