In the 17th century, the village of Eyam, the villagers were crash into the deadly plague which the villagers had quickly responded in diverse ways. Geraldine Brooks’ who wrote the novel ‘Year of Wonders’ shows the description of the great courage by a helping girl, narrator and protagonist Anna Frith, Elinor Mompellion; a good friend of Anna and the rector’s wife, the rector Michael Mompellion, as they are in unambiguous contrast to not be afraid to respond to the other characters. The self-centeredness and retraction of accountability of Colonel Bradford, the ‘thefts’ of Anna’s parents, Josiah and Aphra Bont and the homicides of the village healers Mem and Anys Gowdie by the grief-stricken mob of villagers all proves that in periods of great adversity certain link to the corrupt character of self-interest, survival and superstition. Anna Frith is the protagonist of the novel ‘Year of Wonders’ as it is introduced to the readers within the prologue in Leaf fall 1666, is tough and irrepressible. Herself, as a woman stated that ‘women who has faced more terrors than many worriers.’ In the spring time, the text begins to outline the events of the plague year enabling Anna to shine and become a young woman who had faced the fears of the mob, midwives and mining.
She can be related to this archetype because of the irrational punishment that she endures from her family. ‘The sisters did her every imaginable injury - they mocked her and emptied her peas and lentils into the ashes so that she was forced to sit and pick them out again. In the evening when she had worked till she was weary, she had no bed to go to, but had to sleep by the hearth in the cinders. As a result of this she always looked dusty and dirty and they called her Cinderella.’ (Grimm & Grimm, 1812) In the 1812 Grimm Brothers’ record of the ancient tale,
Also, both movies have a “leader of the pack”mentality . In The Crucible, the group leader is Abigail Williams, who scares the rest of the girls into lying and accuse the older people in the village. In one scene Abigail says infuriated “Let either of you breathe a word about the other things, and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” In Mean Girls, the leader of the group is Cady, who is in charge of the “plastics” and directs the flow of insults at other kids at the high school. During one scene in the movie, Both Abigail and Cady carry on without any regard to their moral thoughts and, when caught up in the moment, do things that they probably wouldn’t have
The themes that occur every day and in the novel “Destroying Avalon” and the film “The Colour Purple” are death/loss, bullying and relationships. Death/loss is something that occurs every day in society and people must overcome it to move on with their lives. Death is an equaliser to mankind regardless of our social structure, we all view death as a sadness because it is the end of our physical relationships. However the death of a young person is what creates the most despair for those who are left behind. For example in “Destroying Avalon” Avalon had to face the death of her best friend Marshall who took his own life because of being bullied for so many years and not letting anyone to support him through his tough times.
My sister, Katniss, at the age of sixteen, her name will be in the reaping twenty times. My whole body feels numb with fear for both me, and my sister Katniss. My name, Prim Everdeen, will only appear in the reaping once, so the probability of me being chosen for the Hunger Games is very low, but not impossible. It’s my first ever reaping, so the trepidation is eating me up inside. If I get chosen, I’ll be dead.
Krak! and that although difficult they are something that is essential to a mother and daughter to have although they are different between every mother and daughter and it is important to work to have the relationship you desire before it is too late. First in Children of the Sea Célianne is a fifteen year old who is pregnant on the ship along with the male main character. The baby died shortly after birth others on the ship tried to get her to throw the baby overboard but she kept refusing. Instead she would just lay with her daughter until she was finally able to throw the baby overboard but “quickly after that she jumped in too” (Danticat 26).
Anita de la Torre, a twelve year old that looks forward to playing with friends everyday, is faced with challenges that not the everyday twelve year old; this has made Anita de la Torre into the young lady by the end of the novel. Anita's nickname is Cotorrito, which in English stands for parrot. Anita constantly asks so many questions to her parents that the mother and father finally got fed up and gave Anita a nick name to best suit the questions constantly asked. Anita's first challenge was the disappearance of Tio Toni. Hearing from others that Anita's uncle is hiding because Tio Toni did horrible things was really hard for Anita to understand.
Some of the different reasons that the prisoners went crazy were because living and sleeping conditions became intolerable, social and cultural movements outside prisons encouraged the rebelling. The inmates were only entitled to one shower a week and one roll of toilet paper a month. The warden was insensitive and cruel and the guards beat the prisoners. The prisoners were demanding for improvements in the conditions of living as well as educational and training opportunities. This lasted for four days when state police and National Guard troops bum rushed into the prison.
The debilitated women in Frankenstein imitate what was socially expected of women in her time, while the monster demonstrates the only alternative available that is self-education. The monster's practice of education is congruent to the Wollstonecraft’s argument for self-education. The monster recalls his when his winter was spent in studying his friends and ‘learned and applied the words, ‘fire,’ ‘milk, ‘bread,’ and ‘wood’’. The repetition of fire is metonymic for the monster’s angst and as a result of his fury, all the weak women die, whilst the strong and educated women remain unharmed – primarily Safie as well as Agatha DeLacey. Safie however is an incredibly strong female character, offsetting the uneducated women.
Children are pushed into this act by the vicious circle of poverty, where they slog just to feed the empty stomach of their families and themselves. Another reason why child labor still remains as an invincible enemy is that the boycotts and laws made to eradicate poverty could lead to noxious consequences. After the Child Labor Deterrence Act, a bill that "prohibits the importation of products that have been produced by child labor, and included civil and criminal penalties for violators" was enforced in the U.S., an approximate 50,000 children lost jobs in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Many of them were compelled to work more dangerous jobs like stone