Johnson strongly comes off as a very tough woman. She has provided for herself and her daughters the best way she knew how, with hard work. She has always had to do everything for herself. The statement “’I can kill and clean a hog as mercilessly as a man’” shows you that she never needed a man to provide for her (6). She has been through hardship in her life that most people can only imagine.
Like the Ladies League only socialized with members that were only acceptable to the president Mrs. Hilly. Though when Celia Foote came to Jackson and wanted to join the Ladies League Mrs. Hilly didn’t want her join because past situations and because of her lack of class. Everyone else in the League conformed to everything that Hilly said because they all wanted to stay in the League with out any trouble. Though Celia never really socialized after Minny started working for her because of her pregnancy. This made Minny supicious about her where abouts.
Family life has always been a key factor in regards to my future and its success. As an infant until this very day, I have seen my mother struggle to give me and my siblings a better life than she has had. My mother is an independent woman, raising my siblings and me on her own. Section 8 housing authority, food stamps, and child support has been a part of my life since I was in diapers and it’s time to make it all disappear. I see my mother breaking her back trying to give me an education she
Pontellier’s property. Edna partly believes that if she can prove her independence from her husband that Robert will want to be with her. She no longer cared about the needs of her husband she was fully lost in her own dreams. “Without even waiting for an answer from her husband regarding his opinions of wishes in the matter, Edna hastened her preporations for quitting her home on Esplanade street and moving into the little house around the block”(Choplin 84). Moving out of her husband’s house made her feel free, she didn’t want to be surrounded by her husband’s belongings, she wanted to be completely self-efficient.
The Powerful Character of My Antonia "Ántonia is a natural born mother." This was how everybody thought of Ántonia; she was a girl who would always leave a remarkable memory in everybody's mind through her strong, incredible strength. When she first came to Black Hawk, she was still a fourteen year old girl who ran in the field bare-footed and romping from place to place with Jim Burden. Her cheerfulness lessened when her father committed suicide and she had to take care of her family by coming to town and working as a hired girl for the Harlings. There, Ántonia met many friends but also, the new journey of her life also began.
She weathered it because of her children and her determination. This meant she had to raise the children on her own. As Granny thinks of all of the cooking, cleaning, sewing, and gardening she did she sees all of that hard work in the outcome of her children. They depended on Granny and she was there to stay up all night with
Miranda’s mum ‘Laura’ changed promptly when the first sign of disaster took place in May. She was quick to take action with a vast shopping trip to stock up on food and supplies. She made many decisions for her family’s health and nutrition by starving herself and sending Jonny to baseball camp for more food and energy. Although she struggles to sustain herself she makes sure her close friends and most importantly her family are safe, which shows how selfless she is and how much her family means to her. Matt also helps maintain the family after making the decision to halt his education and return to his family.
When reliving moments in her life she speaks of both matronly task ‘When she thought of all the food she had cooked, and all the clothes she had cut and sewed’ (pg 81) and masculine jobs ‘She had fenced in a hundred acres once, digging the post holes and clamping the wires’ (pg 81). Like her last name “Weatherall”, Granny has been through more than most and has the will and the drive to survive. One thing that is sad about Granny is that she is unable to really let others in. The reader knows that she was married, and that she has children, but even on her death bed Granny is somewhat harsh to her care taker daughter Cornelia, ‘It’s Cornelia. I had to go to bed to get rid of her.’(pg 80) It seems like Granny is surrounded by loved ones but she doesn’t want to let them help her, let them love her.
Their parents pay for cleaners to clean their room and they get brand new cars for their 16th birthdays. One friend inparticular has been struggling lately. Her mother has recently become ill and she has been forced to take care of her siblings. Her father is always working, therefore, she is expected to drive everywhere and make dinner. Through her mother’s sickness she has been able to see how much she truly loves her family.
In this story sacrifice is the main theme because Katniss sacrifices her life for her family. Katniss takes her sister Prim’s place in games. When Prim was chosen, Katniss said “I volunteer as a tribue”(12). She didn’t want her sister to go through the obstacles that she would have to go through in the hunger games. She knew her sister would die and because of her love for her, she decided to take her place as District 12’s new tribute.