Another instance is when she asks her mother for the quilts her grandmother had made, her mother said they were for Maggie; Dee's reply was, “Maggie wouldn't appreciate the quilts” and Maggie says, “Dee can have them” (Walker 2441). Furthermore, all of the things Dee ask for she wants to use them for decoration and not for everyday use. Dee also was not educated about her heritage. For instance, her mother called her “Dee” and in return she replied saying her new name was Wangero, followed by the statement, “Dee is dead and I can no longer bear the name of the people that oppress me” (Walker 2440). I believe there was no time during the story that she was oppressed or even mentioned
“We all go through the same things-it’s all just a different kind of the same thing!” (194). Mrs. Hale feels connected to Minnie as an oppressed woman and believes that by helping her, she is helping all women. Mrs. Hale has a lot of guilt for not having been a better friend to Minnie and for not seeing her more often. She continually voices her deep regret for refusing to visit Minnie. “The picture of that girl, the fact that she had lived neighbor to that girl for twenty years, and had let her die for lack of life, was suddenly more than [Mrs. Hale] could bear” (194).
A Northern Light ISU Theme Essay Alicia Leonard Ms. Owens June 2, 2013 In A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly, a girl named Mattie shows us through her story how difficult rural life was in the 1900s and how no matter how you feel about your neighbor in times of emergency everyone pitches in to help. The author shows that a real neighbor will help you even if he or she has nothing to gain from doing so, other than knowing if the need arises you will return the favor as long as you are able. Once Mattie has gone to work at the Glenmore and left her family alone, they all get very sick and the young neighbor Tommy runs all the way to the hotel to tell her to come home. As she leaves the hotel she finds another neighbor Mr. Denio arriving and he quickly turns around to drive her home as soon as he hears that her family is sick. Just as she is arriving home she finds another neighbor arriving Royal Loomis who has heard what happened and says “Saw
Rosaleen believes that Lily should just leave the topic alone and that she may discover something she just does not want to know. Rosaleen fears that Lily will be more hurt by her discoveries in finding her past that happy and relieved, “ ‘Maybe she was. I can’t say. I just know some things are better left alone.’ ‘What do you mean? That I shouldn’t find out what I can about my own mother?’ ‘What if—’ She paused and rubbed the back of her neck, ‘What if you find out something you don’t wanna know?’ " (Kidd, 100) Another controversial view studied by Emanuel states that Lily must confront the hardship of her mother’s death head on and that it may have a
Analysis Paper Joshua Rios Ellen Goodman's “plumber problem”--as she writes about in A Husband and His Name, published by the Boston Globe on Tuesday, September 4, 2001--has become something that is increasingly more debated now than it ever has been before. Her problem is the question of whether or not a woman should change their last name to be the same as their husband's when they get married. Ellen believes that when a woman gets married she should not take her husband's name; she should keep her own birth name. There are many reasons why Ellen feels this way, but in fact, the long tradition of name changing was put in place for a reason, and should be kept the way it is. As Ellen begins to go deeper into this debate she explains why so many women change their name.
I have actually seen where a grandmother has taken a child away not so much because the parent was unft but due to the fact that she had more money. I know for a fact that in other states this case would have held no substance. Kentucky has their divorce listed under Kentucky Revised Statutes-Title 35. For this expository essay I had planned more of an attack on the Kentucky government and I had planned to attack the Commonwealth as well. Granted in
Hair spray? (Oates 323) You don’t see your sister using that junk.” Connie hated when her mother would do this. She would say she hated her mother and wish she were dead. But when she has to make a decision on whether to jeopardize her own life or her mother’s, she chooses to put hers in jeopardy. When it came to describing her sister June, Connie thought of her as just a 24 year old secretary who still lives at home with her parents.
In Walker’s story Dee is so far removed from her family and her sister that the story ends with no hope of resolution. While Dee is trying to forget her past and assume a new identity “Not Dee; Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo”, Maggie is happy with her heritage, in spite of her sister judgments and insults “You should try and make something of yourself Maggie… (Walker 1337) It’s a new day for us but you would never know that from the way you and mama live. The story ends with Dee leaving with her new clothes, new name, nose turned up, and a broken relationship with her family. In Baldwin’s story the narrator (Sonny's brother) initially sees little value in his Sonny however as the story progress he realizes that although Sonny may not have the education and material things that he has, he has a god giving valuable gift (Music) “freedom lurked around us ad I understood that he could help us be free if we listened (Baldwin 80).” And in spite of all the negative things that have occurred in Sonny’s life, through music he is able to rise above it all. This realization creates a newfound bond between the brothers and the stories ends with a promise of a new unbreakable
When the meeting was over they closed it with the serenity prayer. I did not leave right away because I was still talking to some of the women. Mt thoughts on what the women got out of the meeting is a sense a hope. That they are not alone dealing with loved ones that have an addiction. I think it helped most of
Rochester. Even though gothic elements would not stand our right away by reading this ending, I definitely want to show how I used them. One of the gothic elements I have used is the women in distress. Jane seemed to be lonely when Edward died and even terrified as of what could happen next in her life. She knew that her children will soon leave and have their time in life and spend less and less time with her and that she would just simply stay inside and be alone.