When the day finnaly came, no one said goodbye. All that was said was, “do not disgrace us” When Lindo arrived, she wasn’t given a celebration or anything. She went straight to the kithchen and started to work. Even though Lindo really missed her family, she knew that she had to stay and keeo her parent’s honor. This still shows that she was brave, that she is not a selfish girl.
Catching Fire Have you ever wondered what it was like to pretend to love someone in order to keep you and your loved ones alive? Or having to go back to the nightmares that you try so hard to get away from? In the book Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, seventeen year old Katniss Everdeen is to keep up an act that she is in love with fellow District 12 victor, Peeta Mellark. Katniss had just won the seventy fourth annual Hunger Games and is getting ready to compete once again in the seventy fifth Hunger Games otherwise known as the Quarter Quell, a special edition of the usual hunger games In which she was chosen to be a tribute in result of her defying the Capitol. In chapter 1, the president of Panem;President Snow payed a visit to Katniss' new house in the Victor Village.
I find Girl to be a very brave and risky character, as is Oedipus. On page 81 of Mother Hicks, Girl is discussing her background with Mother Hicks. She states that she is no longer on the look out to find her mother, but she is rather in search for her name. “I know, but I can’t go back there until I find what I need” (81). This line is Girl’s response to Mother Hicks stating that her mother cares and wants her back.
This year, unfortunately, Katniss's little sister is selected for the Hunger Games, so Katniss volunteers to take her place. While the Hunger Games movie broke records at the box office, but saying that the movie is better than the book is very wrong because the book describes more content that the movie did not include. While reading the book we inhabit Katniss’s mind, through first person narrative. While following her inner dialogue we know her fears, desires, and needs, in a much more intimate way then the film can deliver. However, on screen we are given some hints and clues into the complex feelings of Katniss given by the actor Jennifer Lawrence’s incredible acting and because the camera was allowed to linger long enough for her nonverbal expressions to come through.
”My sister’s the one who’s always had to imagine life without me”. Kate was selfless to come up with a plan so that her sister could live a normal life. Sara Fitzgerald is also brave because she never gave up with everything going wrong in her life she continued on strong. I agree with her decision throughout the book; I too would have done anything to keep my loved one alive. “My daughter has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant; the hospital explained that our insurance company needs to sign off on coverage.” Sara is desperately trying to get her daughter the help she needs but no one is trying to help her.
The theme in the story illustrates societal and parental expectations when it comes to being a girl and how the narrator eventually gives in to these expectations. For example, the grandmother tells the narrator, "girls don't slam doors like that." (Munro 52) The narrator thinks, "A girl was not...joke on me." (Munro 52) She realises that she is expected to fulfill the duties of a girl by helping her mother in the kitchen. As a result, she tries to fight these stereotypes by slamming doors and working outside with her father.
Mrs. Sommer has sacrificed too much for her family and this is just a little bit that she could enjoy. Apparently Mrs. Sommer doesn’t want to abandon her family neither abandon her personal identity while fulfilling the role of a wife and a mother. The story's ambiguous ending suggests that the struggle is one that continues to be encountered by women. Most of the mother always sacrificed for their family and they barely
Food, eating, cooking and feeding are in fact are the most natural activities associated with women. In a way, it is a universal symbol of women’s life. Similarly Dadi’s devotional acts - from prayer to ritual sacrifice of goat, her ‘berating of the Devil’ and Ramadan mastications are routine events of every Pakistani household. It could easily be argued that Dadi is a heroine of sorts in “Excellent Things in Women.” Suleri quotes her grandmother’s wise remarks and admires from a distance her strength. Yet, toward the end of the chapter Dadi is shunned from the family’s daily life and dies alone.
The first thing I admire the most of my mom is her ability to love. My mom is the most caring person I know. She is always there for someone who is need of any type of help. Also she can never stay mad for so long at my sisters and I even when we deserve it. She has always been there for me in the most difficult situations I have overcome in my life.