Gladys Baker Mortensen, her twenty-four-year-old mother, and Charles Stanley Gifford her biological father met working at a Hollywood film lab. Gladys had already been married once to her first husband Jasper Baker, and was legally separated from her second husband Ed Mortensen. Gifford refused to marry Gladys and moved away, neither Norma Jeane nor her mother ever saw him again. Gladys could not afford her daughter or take care of her while trying to find a job, so she began to send her infant daughter to a nearby family for five dollars a week. Norma Jeane spent most of her childhood living in as many as twelve different foster homes and even at one point in an orphanage while her mother was in and out of the hospital suffering from mental illness.
At 10-years-old, she was labeled a “Level 14” status for children considered unadoptable. At 18-years-old she had no high school diploma, and transferred to the Gathering House a transitional group home for young women in the Lower Haight neighborhood in San Francisco, California. Given 12 weeks to find employment, evicted for not fulfilling her obligation in finding employment, she ends up alone and homeless in McKinley Square with no support. Victoria reluctantly became involved in a relationship with Grant, a young man from her childhood past. She broke off the relationship when she felt that she could not commit to his love for her, and after discovering she was pregnant with his child.
Lily runs away from home and is on a journey to find the secrets behind her mother’s life. Lily arrives in Tiburon and see a picture on a jar that she had back home of her mothers. Lily goes to the Boatwright’s house and she did not tell really why she is really there. She keeps her identity to herself and is not ready to tell August Boatwright the truth and keeps it a secret. Lily says, “See my mother had died when I was little, and then my father died in a tractor accident last month on our farm in Spartanburg country…” (73).
Kuntz’s case eventually went to trial and it was found that she did in fact have legal duty to call EMS due to a common law exemption. Kuntz and Becker lived together for six years. There are several other cases along the same guidelines. In the state v Mally, Micheal Mally was accused of manslaughter because his wife had fell and broke body parts and he just layed her in bed for the night and didn’t call doctor. On top of the Mally’s wife had a failing kidney and liver.
In my opinion, the movie The Education of Little Tree took away a lot of meaning from the book. It does not give you the lessons the author of the book was trying to give his readers. In this paper I will give you examples from a few changes in the book and the movie. A big difference in the movie was Granpa’s character. In the book he is a half Cherokee, in the movie he is just a white man.
She was not even a sentenced prisoner yet when this happened. At the same time, her husband died. She could no longer afford a lawyer and hence, stayed in the pre-trial detention for six years with no contact with her other seven children (“Pretrial Detention and Torture” 34). Now, regardless of the crime she did, should a pregnant woman be tortured? Was not there someone to provide legal assistance to her?
The “A Rose for Emily” is told in five sections, opens in section one with an unnamed narrator describing the funeral of Miss Emily Grierson. While the men attend the funeral out of obligation, the women go primarily because no one has been inside Emily’s house for years. Emily had been a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town. This is because Colonel Sartoris, the former mayor of the town, remitted Emily’s taxes dating from the death of her father “on into perpetuity.’’ Apparently, Emily’s father left her with nothing when he died. Colonel Sartoris invented a story explaining the remittance of Emily’s taxes to save her from the embarrassment of accepting charity.
President George Roche, from Hillsdale College, writes that tens of thousands of students do not know when Columbus sailed to the New World, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, or why the Civil War was fought. Jennings also states that students are lacking common history facts that should be known because most text books or teachers do not teach them to students. She then tells another story of how her and her daughter took a trip to Boston, Massachusetts and was looking at all of the historic place but her daughter was clueless of what war was taken place down there even though her daughter was in a advanced placement U.S. History class. She then asks her daughter what exactly was it that she done in the class and her response was “I made many great charts and I did a lot of little projects.” After I heard that response I felt like I was able to relate to that because there was one class I remember taking during my senior year in high school we would always do random worksheets and then turn them in, but we would never go over them, and another thing was that we only took one test the whole year. So during the last couple days of the class me and my peers would ask each other what did we learn in this class that we didn’t know before we took it.
I went to visit my mom in Des Moines and my Aunt finally emailed her at school. She was not able to use telephones or her cell phone, so email was the only way to keep in contact with her. She was not able to get home till later that night, because the police would not let her across the Brooklyn Bridge. Then, ten days 14 days later, we got a call from her asking us to buy her a gas mask. She said it is absolutely horrible smelling because of all the dust and 6,000 rotting bodies.