It was said that she was married to a man named Lewis Fell, but she later started dating a woman named Tyria Moore. The couple had a tumultuous but long term relationship that lasted a little over four years. Aileen and Tyria was had to go without a lot of times because they could not survive on Aileen's salary as a prostitute. Some people believed that she turned to murdering her clients and taking all the money they had in their wallets to supplement her income to take care of her and her girlfriend. Aileen was born into a life that some would say she didn’t have a fighting chance at having a great life from the beginning.
Having fled so far from Vietnam, I can no longer imagine what to say, or how I should address my prayers, or for that matter what promises I could possibly make to the long departed. My mother, on the other hand, lives in America the way she would in Vietnam. Every morning in my parents’ suburban home north of San Jose, with a pool shimmering in the backyard, my mother climbs a chair and piously lights a few joss sticks for the ancestral altar which sits on top of the living room's bookcase. Every morning she talks to ghosts. She mumbles solemn prayers to the spirits of our dead ancestors, and to the all-compassionate Buddha.
Much of the Chinese values moved with them to America. In the movie Mulan, all the parents want for their daughter, Mulan, is to bring honor to the family. But Mulan is not your typical Chinese girl; she has her own opinions, and can’t hide who she really is. (Mulan) In the story “Two Kinds”, Jing-mei’s mother and father want her to be a prodigy in order to make a life for herself. At first Jing-mei liked the idea, but after all of her attempts and fails she wanted to live a normal American life.
The books ‘Anne of Green Gables’ written by LM Montgomery and ‘Lullabies for Little Criminals’ written by Heather O’Neill are similar and different in many ways. 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. One of the major similarities in these novels are that Baby and Anne were never loved properly. For
Clayton Poole, who is established as the clumsy single male who can’t even care for himself, becomes the carer for Carla’s babies as she resumes her career. As time progresses, Sandy persists that Clayton will need to get married if he wants to keep the babies. “You’re not married Clayton…they’re not going to let a bachelor raise three little girls.” “They’ll put them with married couples”. Whilst Clayton is willing to learn how to care for the babies the way a mother would, he is still challenged by the court, a case which came about due to the dismay and the gossiping of the townspeople. As time progresses, Clayton is seen dressed in more pink and soft colours to accentuate his feminine sort of parenting.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. This is another well-known Shakespearean expression found in the play ‘Julius Caesar’ whose central theme is the assassination of Caesar. Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife, is appealing to him not to proceed to the senate where he is due to be elected Roman dictator. Her plea is based on the unusual happenings taking place the night before and her dream in which she had seen him murdered. Caesar in his overconfidence does not consider her plea seriously, but responds to her with excessive conceit: Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
Most people believe that Biggie had a lot to do with it but the murder still remains unsolved until this day. March 9th 1997 Notorious B.I.G was shot and killed when he decided to leave his own East Coast to go to the West Coast in California where Tupac ran things. Biggies murder also remains unsolved but most believe it was retaliation and Tupac’s gang members where just waiting for the right time to get back at Biggie. Soon after the death of Tupac Shakur the record label company he was signed to folded as Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur sued them for cheating Tupac out of millions of dollars. Bad Boy Records still lives on today as one of the most popular record labels around, although the violence and rivalry still goes on today people look back on what happened between Tupac and Biggie and try to keep the hip hop scene clean but there will always be that hatred toward the other for killing there icon.
The young girl name was Marcie Calder two days before her seventeenth birthday she was killed and she was pregnant. Sam was the vice president of Salt Lake City High and was the track coach. Sam had a secret a fare with his student and one night she told her she was pregnant with his baby he didn’t know what to do and killed her and made it seem like she killed herself. Tony believed Sam of what he had said happened that he just left her at the park where they were talking and that was the last time he had seen her and went home. The trial went on and there as evidence that he had a mode if to kill her.
Lam uses irony through-out the story to expose the reasons that many Vietnamese children living in America will struggle with identity. Lam begins the story with a hint of irony when his Mother asked his aunt “Who will light incense to the dead when we’re gone,” and the aunt replies, “None of my children will do it, and we can forget the grandchildren. I guess when we’re gone, the ritual ends” (Lam, 2011, p. 1077). Although Lam’s Mother has brought her children to America for a better life she is disappointed that they have not kept their Vietnamese identity as she has. “Such is the price of living in America” is the only answer that the narrator has for this.
Marriage marked the end of childhood. Mother pick the bride for her son and the son and future daughter in law is usually left out of it. There is not courting or even getting to know your future partner. The pairing of couples was made with the whole communities best interest in mind. Men do bless the marriage but it was basically just for appearances, they do not have a real say in the pairings, although the sister and aunts of the male do have a say in the pairing.