In Catherine, Called Birdy, many women gave Birdy advice but she never really listenened to them, but when she did, she made a decision that changed her life forever. Her mother told her “Don't Stretch your legs longer than your stockings or your toes will stick out. You are so much already, Little Bird. Why not cease you fearful pounding against the bars of your cage and be content?” In other words, she is saying that she needs to be happy with what she has because what she has is all she needs. Also that she needs to stop trying to be who she is not.
The DeRosier’s were also the ones who shattered her dreams of a perfect family by saying “We take you in because your parents don’t want you"(35). The DeRosier’s left April with a shame of her background and an even deeper shame for her parents. Even though the DeRosier’s did so much bad for April and her identity, they still did some good for her. They made such an horrible environment but April stayed strong and grew as a person. She even said “I could let the DeRosier’s suck out my dignity for now and I could pretend they had me where they wanted me.
However, each in their own way matures along this journey, and gains a better understanding, or knowledge of their lives and themselves. The main character, Sethe appears first as an extremely independent and strong woman, she refuses to accept help from anyone. Which the black community sees as her being stuck up, “trying to do it all alone with her nose in the air” (Morrison 299). As soon as Paul D. arrives on her doorstep, bringing her past with him, her resolve to block out the past at all costs begin to crumble, as do her hardened exterior actions. When Paul D. first arrives, Denver, Sethe’s daughter notices that she is, “Looking in fact acting like a girl, instead of the quiet, queenly woman Denver had known all her life.
Jane's journey to adulthood went from being a plain, simple, loveless girl to a beautiful, sophisticated, passionate woman. Her journey through life included; an isolated childhood at the Reed's household to a life altering experience at Thornfield, leading into a new life with newly known relatives and experiences at the Moor House, finally wrapping her life together at Ferndean. Throughout her advancement in life, she went through dramatic events that altered her perspective in every way. The most impacting conflicts were internal ones as Jane struggled with her emotional side and her intellectual side. One of the most important internal conflict involved Mr. Rochester, her first love.
Despite her being lonely with only Pearl by her side, Hester somehow finds her inner strength to defy not only the local people in her town but also the local government. Her strength becomes stronger and shows throughout the story, specifically when she interviews with Roger Chillingworth and Governor Bellingham. Her determination and confidence are repeated again when she confronts Governor Bellingham about custody of her daughter Pearl. When Governor Bellingham tells her that he is going to take Pearl away from her, she says, “God gave me the child. He gave her, in requital of all things else, which ye had taken from me.
Virginia Woolf was a person that went through tough times and suffered break downs within her own insanity which were probably caused by her family life. Her Mother Father and Sister all dying within a short space of time, she claimed to be haunted by voices often masculine which would explain her constant attack of the Victorian male culture and imperialistic traits. What Virginia Woolf does so well is convey everyday reality into a form that is unreachable by so many authors. To The Lighthouse is a text in which in all honesty nothing much happens, but the way in which she describes this nothingness is genius and often somewhat offensive to some subcultures. For example her portrayal of Mr Ramsay who relies on his intellectual ability and Edwardian views.
But I am alive” From an early age, Celie had been physical and verbally abused, by her father, her husband etc. At the beginning of the novel, she is ignorant and oppressed, with no confidence. She has been made to believe she is nothing and allows the labels to define her, accepting and believing the terms, which forces her to struggle for her identity. She has learnt to keep quiet and obeys without every objecting, which shows a will to survive, but also the extent to which Celie has been indoctrinated. She considers being alive good enough.
Able to adjust to new conditions. 2. Able to be modified for a new use or purpose. The novel provides great examples of how some humans cannot adapt well in situations in their lives and move on. Hagar avoided dealing with the death of her loved ones, a divorce, moving across the country, and the disownment of her father, and remained same proud and stubborn lady that she always was, even as a small child.
Nora is the most admirable character in the whole play. Back in the day when it takes place, it was unthinkable that a woman could leave her husband to obtain freedom. However, Nora had the courage to take the step forward and abandon the man she no longer loved. She chose to support herself and educate herself to be a better person. The marriage between her and Torvald was not a true marriage; they never understood each other and never talked about serious matters.
However, both images trigger very different emotions from Duffy. BYWM is a very possessive poem, in which Duffy seems to have wanted to be a part of her mother’s life before she was even born, shown in the line ‘Even then I wanted the bold girl winking in Portobello’. She appears to regret the fact that she could not have been around to experience her mother’s childhood with her and be friends with the daring girl that she admires. Duffy also acknowledges that she was a very possessive child, ‘The decade ahead of my loud possessive yell’, but doesn’t see this as a problem, instead believing it to be normal for a child to be controlling of their mother. In TGT, the school photo remind Duffy of how much she hated her teachers at secondary school and why it was that she felt this towards them.