Midterm Assignment - Victoria Jones Richard Kirkwood University of Southern California SOWK -Fall 2013 Professor Dodson October 27, 2013 Midterm Assignment - Victoria Jones Case Description Identifying Information: Victoria Jones is a 20-year-old white female emancipated from the state of California’s foster care system. Her biological parents abandoned her at birth, her exact date, and location of birth is unknown. Court records approximated her age at the time of her court proceedings as 3 weeks of age and her date of birth as August 1, 1993. She was under supervised care of her court appointed social worker Meredith Combs until she aged out of the system at 18. At 10-years-old, she was labeled a “Level 14” status for children considered unadoptable.
My Girl Jennifer Joyner BSHS/342 October 21, 2012 Michelle DaLessio M.S.W My Girl The movie My Girl was produced in 1991 and it has to deal with a young girl who goes through many emotional feelings through her childhood. Vada Sultenfuss is the main character in the movie, and her father Harry Sultenfuss that is a funeral director and that has made it hard for Vada to deal with death. Vada thinks she was the one that caused her mother’s death when she dies giving birth to her. Vada has a best friend his name is Thomas he is not popular at school and that has made it harder for Vada to get along with the other girls in her class. Through the movie her father starts dating and gets engaged to a woman whom tries to help Vada with her emotional feelings.
Walker came into this world with odds stacked against her. Madame CJ Walker could have settled for the hand that she was dealt, but she made the choice to not sat on the side line of her life, but be an active player in it. Madame CJ. Walker was born to ex-slaves; she was actually the first of her family to not be born a slave. At seven Walker lost both of her parents to yellow fever.
Part A – “…Divorced, Beheaded, Survived” ”…Divorced, Beheaded, Survived” by Robin Black is a story about an average American family, with two generations losing someone close to them. The first person narrator is the mother of the family who lost Terry, her older brother, at a very young age. The story is partly told in flashbacks from the last summer with her brother and the neighbor’s kids playing in their backyard while reenacting the death of Henry VIII’s wives. The present part of the story describes how the unnamed narrator’s oldest son, Mark, has a friend that suddenly passes away in a car accident. The story draws parallels between the death of Terry and the death of Mark’s friend and how both deaths play a role in their ordinary family life.
Mama describes Maggie as unattractive, having been disfigured by a fire ten or twelve years prior. Mama lives in her ramshackle house with her youngest daughter, Maggie, who has been scarred and disfigured by the fire that burned their last house to the ground. In the beginning of the story, Maggie and Mama have made preparations for Dee’s visit, turning the yard into an “extended living room” (Walker 757). Maggie is nervous about Dee’s visit, concerned with her appearance. She seeks her mother’s approval when she asks, “How do I look, Mama?”, (Walker 758) while hiding partially behind a door.
Slide 3: * When she was fourteen, she married Moses McWilliams to escape her sister's abusive husband. * Then they had a daughter, named A’Lelia, and when A’Lelia was only two years old, McWilliams died. * In 1894 she was married to her second husband John Davis. * Then she got married a third time in 1906 to a newspaper sales agent, Charles Joseph Walker and got divorced in 1912. That’s how she got the last name Walker.
Tenzin Palkyi English 120 George Wallace 9/24/2012 Flora Poste’s Influence on the People of Cold Comfort Farm The film, “Cold Comfort Farm,” by Stella Gibbons is about a recently orphaned girl named, Flora Poste, who choses to move in with her relatives at Cold Comfort farm. Flora realizes that some changes need to be made to her new house in order for the farm to flourish. There is a clear distinguish in class between Flora and her cousins in Cold Comfort farm. Aunt Ada Doom runs Cold Comfort farm, but she never leaves the attic, except for when it’s time to count. Counting is a process the family uses to keep track of their farm’s livestock and products.
No longer is she the joyous, playful baby her mother had raised. Now, Emily cries at the sight of her, “a clogged weeping that could not be comforted” (Olsen 233). Emily’s mother eventually has to send her to live with her ex-husband’s family for about a year, so that she may focus on work. Several years after Emily returned her mother had another baby, Susan. Sick with a fever, Emily could not see her mother or new sister for a week.
Hitchcock understood this desire and re-defined how America watched movies. (Thomson, 2009 p. 14) From the illicit opening scene in the seedy hotel room between Marian Crane and Sam Loomis, there is already a sense of disorder. After Marian crosses the line from illicit to illegal by stealing $40,000 from her employer and fleeing Arizona by driving to Sam, she is assailed by guilt and paranoia. Marian’s theft is a crime of opportunity born of desperation. The $40,000 was conveniently left in her care to be banked, her sister is away from home for the weekend, she is already upset, and disturbed that her lover’s dismal financial state has kept him from being able to openly declare their relationship.
When they asked for Cinderella's help, she helped them even though they teased her about not going to the ball. When the day of the ball came, Cinderella's godmother turned a pumpkin, six mice, a rat, and six lizards into a coach, six horses, a coachman, and six footmen, respectively. This was to go to the ball in. The godmother then turned Cinderella's clothes into a gold and silver dress with sparkling stones. As Cinderella was getting into the coach, her godmother warned her that she had to be back by midnight or everything she had made would turn back into what it was before.