She killed her parents because they were to worried about her life, and set up the scene where they were killed to lead to believe that Cathy was murdered. Cathy then changed her name and began to lead a new life. She then started to manipulate men for their money. She did this by taking pictures and using them for blackmail if the men did not pay her. Many men fell for this and in my opinion she became very powerful in a sense.
Brought up by her grandparents, she found herself the victim of rampant childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather. She never knew any normal familial relations and became pregnant as a result of rape when she was just 14—she claimed that her brother was the father of her child. Exposed to sexual activities at a very tender age she began providing sexual favors in exchange for food, drugs, and cigarettes when she was nine years old. Thrown out of her grandparents’ home as a teenager she began eking out a life as a prostitute. She later started robbing and killing men sequentially earning the notoriety of being the first female American serial killer.
Close Reading of a Poem Celissa Brooks Eng125 Karen Lawler March 26, 2007 Close Reading of a Poem Julia Alvarez’s poem Woman’s Work is about “the relationship between mother and daughter through the work that each performs.” (Barnet & Burto & Cain, 2011). Julia Alvarez tells a story from the point of view of the daughter, now a grown woman remembering her childhood. After reading this poem there are a few interpretations that one can make of Julia Alvarez’s thoughts and feelings about the relationship she had with her own mother, or the relationship between a mother and daughter, as the mother instructs her daughter. To communicate the meaning of the poem, Julia Alvarez uses several literary conventions and poetic devices, such as simile, imagery, alliteration, irony, and rhyme. Julia Alvarez was born in 1950, in a time where most women did not work outside of the home, and woman raised their daughters to be housewives.
A Pair of Tickets Summary Amy Tan's story "A Pair of Tickets" is about a Chinese-American woman's philosophical struggle to accept her true identity. The protagonist Jing-mei grew up with American influences and struggles with her Chinese heritage. She is finally able to resolve this struggle after going overseas with her father and meeting her twin sisters for the first time in over thirty years. Character 1. Jing-mei (June) Woo - Jing-mei Woo is the newest member of the Joy Luck Club, having taken her mother Suyuan’s place after her death.
Celia, A Slave, a true story written by Melton A. McLaurin exemplifies the sexual exploitation of Celia and the social positions of white and black women during the Antebellum South. Celia was an innocent, young slave who was sexually assaulted and held captive by an abusive master named Robert Newsom. Eventually, Celia kills Robert Newsom, burns the body and is tried for murder. Yet, despite the great efforts of Celia’s lawyers, Celia was found guilty and executed. Celia was bought at the age of 14 and was first raped on the way back to Robert Newsom’s home.
Women such as Hrothgar’s wife Wealthow and Grendal’s mother played very crucial roles in Beowulf. Women emerge as peacekeepers, In fact, it specifically states, “Sometimes the queen herself appeared, peace-pledge between nations to hearten the young ones and hand out a torque to a warrior, then take her place.” Their appearance after killing Grendel, Grendel's mother, and after Beowulf was himself slain, wasn’t just coincidence, it was to further show the important peace-keeping role women played in their society. The mead hall in particular is where women had an interesting, almost ritualistic significance. The act of Wealthow serving the men mead is more than just graciousness because they are new visitors and are there to help her and her people. Her role as a woman was also to give recognition to the characters when they deserved it.
However, all her children were sold and she lost them all in one day. That was a fear that every slave mother had to face and learn to cope with. The biggest fear for a slave girl is being attractive. Slaves are seen as property so a master can use his slaves for any purpose including sex. As Linda grows older she experiances this first hand with her master attempting to suduce her and also threatening her.
As she is able to separate, she looks back at her culture fondly rather than with anger. The last talk-story Kingston adds to her memoir is a collaboration of China and America, old and new. She leads into the story with, “The beginning is hers her mother’s, the ending mine Kingston” (206). Kingston acknowledges that while she may still be strongly influenced by her mother and her Chinese culture, she is in the process of breaking away to create a personal identity. This is the first time that Kingston explicitly tells which additions to the story are her own.
The Varied Generations within Water Water is a film by Deepa Mehta. It is a very controversial film that tells the story of a young girl, Chuyia, who has been widowed at a very young age and sent to a temple that houses widows. In the film, she is too young to understand what is going on but soon has to learn how to adjust to the lifestyle of a widow. There are several main characters within the film that play impacting roles on Chuyia’s life while in the temple. Madhumati, Gulabi, and Shakuntala were three of the main women within the ashram that the movie focuses on.
The story describes an old lady that is tried and just wants to hear the message the Lord has to say. The narrator is giving details “also known as die female point of view, is what makes women's literature unique.” (WHAT IS WOMEN'S LITERATURE?, 2003) “This point of view is informed by the responsibilities that kept women from creating for so long-the world of the domestic.” (WHAT IS WOMEN'S LITERATURE?, 2003) Being able to have a point of view for an old lady that is dying and all she wants is to be able to go to a church that is easy for her to get to. Child of the Americas is a poem that is in the first-person point of view which “occurs when the narrator (describing his or her personal action and thoughts) is a participant in the story.” (Clugston, 2010, sec. 5.2) The poem has what the writer has gone thought in their life with the ethnicity part of their life. The poem is really reflecting on their race and how they have multiple people from different