Mattie I believe was very spoiled by her father and sheltered as well. She did have a sense of the outside world as many young girls explore at a young age, she was not given that option. I think the reason for her doing what she did was because she was so sheltered and thought that she could make her own decisions but her own decisions got her mixed up in a situation leaving her basically alone to take care of her son. I believe that her father abandoned her because she went against him and made her own decisions. Etta was a character who did not settle down with a man, she was very free spirited.
Despite all the hard work they were very happy and working together on their land made them very close to each other. Maria remembers fondly of her mother, of her cooking and the smell of her mother’s tortilla’s and the dresses she made for her from spare pieces of cloth. “They always had flowers on them, pink and yellow”. (190) This was the way her mother showed her love for her. Not able to buy anything Maria’s mother did the best she could be provide for her and her brother Alberto.
Franklin was born in Boston N. England and was well raised by both his parents when he was eight; instead of becoming an apprentice to a trade like his brothers, his father sent him to grammar school and excelled tremendously. Unfortunately Josiah decided he couldn’t afford it and transferred him into a school for writing and Arithmetic. Franklin learned good amount of writing but he did poorly in arithmetic. By the age of ten, he was taken out of school because of the same issue. He was put to work in trade but none of the trades interested him.
In the essay, Aria, he was forced to study English and Richard Rodriguez resented the loss of intimacy in the family. However, he, later, discovered his love in books. Richard Rodriguez switched from hating English to fall in love with books. Education has changed his mind; therefore, changed him. He confesses: “What I am about to say to you has taken me more than twenty years to admit: A primary reason for my success in the classroom was that I couldn’t forget that schooling was changing me and separating me from the life I enjoyed before becoming a student” (598).
Frankenstein – Written Homework March 25, 2010 In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I would consider Victor Frankenstein as a unique character. At first he was a boring child because nothing interesting was going on in his life besides his mother dying but I guess he was just a normal person which makes it hard to read because he had a normal childhood. As soon as Victor Frankenstein meets the science professors’ Waldman and M. Krempe Victor Frankenstein’s life drastically changes and to me the book does not become as boring and dry to read and I actually am able to read without frustration. Victor Frankenstein’s upbringing just shows how obsessed people can become when they find something they admire but this was just too out of the ordinary. Usually people just become obsessed or addicted to drugs but in this case Victor is obsessed with the human anatomy of the human body and basically just the world of science but his obsession
Alexie also read from his father's vast collection of books, which were acquired mostly from pawnshops and second hand stores since paychecks were far and few between on the reservation. Alexie excelled past his Native American peers in reading and writing causing him to get into fights and to be ridiculed by his peers. Native American children were supposed to fail, but Alexie refused to succumb to that stereotype. Alexie fought against the stereotype just like Superman fought against evil in the comics he used to read. Alexie’s passion has lead him to become a teacher.
The father was an successful accountaint, the mother was a home keeper and the son did well in school. They were surround by the people who loved them , and were able to practice their religion more frequently at a Hindu temple. Moving to Canada they lost many of their fourtnes. Their eco map represents that the parents no longer have time to make friends because they are too busy working. That is why only Ikram has friends, because he was able to make two while attending school.
In the essay "A Homemade Education," Malcolm X describes how he became interested in reading and learned to educated himself in prison. He is glad that his homemade education changed his life and led him to success. When Malcolm went to prison, he find his spelling and handwriting is so bad that he couldn't even write in a straight line. Because of Bimbi' s huge knowledge, he could take charge their conversation. It made Malcolm felt shame and then decided to learn reading.
A Lesson Before Dying is about a school teacher named Grant Wiggins who has come back home from college to teach and serve in his home town. During his moments of teaching he is faced with obstacles with prejudice in his school. Being that the white schools receive more supplies than the colored ones. Grant is forced to deal with this, he has been dealing with is throughout his whole life. His only main reason for staying in Bayonne is because of the love of his life Vivian.
That is why he felt that his children should be proficient readers. Ever since his kids were born he felt the need to pass his intelligence onto Scout and Jem. He believed that if he taught his kids to be as intelligent as he was, they could grow up to be successful people. Once, when Scout had started the first grade, her teacher, Ms. Caroline, told Scout that she was not allowed to read. However, Atticus encouraged reading and prompted his daughter to read every night with him.