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.
In the novel Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen, she creates a portrait of a mother, a father, children and violent consequences. Mary Beth Latham, is a suburban, white women who is a mother of three teenaged children that had always came first, before her role as a wife to a doctor or even her career as a landscape gardener. Mary Beth cared deeply for her family and preserved their everyday life as sovereign. However, when Max, one of her sons, becomes very depressed, Mary Beth became focused on her son, and is blindsided by an outrageous act of violence when half of her family became murdered by her daughter Ruby's ex-boyfriend Kiernan, leaving her with only one son, Alex. Every Last One is a novel about a women having to face difficult situations in life while being emotionally and financially responsible for the rest of her family.
Freedman, “Violence in the Mass Media and Violence in Society: The Link is Unproven,” excerpt from The Aims of Argument” Allusion Make a reference to another literary work, person, or event. Four decades ago Betty Friedan, in her groundbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique, wrote about women who suffer “a problem that had no name.” They were sick and tired of being sick and tired of having no identity to call their own: The problem is always being the children’s mommy, or the minister’s wife, and never being myself. One woman described her situation as living in a “comfortable concentration camp.” There’s a new problem without a name now and it’s a mare of another color. Women are complaining about work and writing about it. Elizabeth Perle McKenna left a high-powered position in publishing to search for the neglected parts of her life.
Highwire Moon is a book full of chilling events by the acclaimed novel writer Susan Straight. The exciting suspense filled novel is about a mother who lost her baby due to immigration problem, and twelve years later the mother and daughter began searching for each other. The daughter just really wants to figure out what actually happened. When Elvia (the daughter) was around 12 years old her father, Larry came back into her life and he took her with him to live. Elvia’s relationship with her father is very important in the novel.
War. Most of us think of poverty, terrorists, or lost and malnourished kids, fighting to survive in the streets of Afghanistan or Pakistan. But in Under the Persimmon Tree, by Suzanne Fisher Staples, refuge takes on a whole new level. Najmah, a young Afghan girl, finds herself alone when her father and brother are taken away from her by the war, and her mother and baby brother are killed in a bombing accident. Elaine, whose Islamic name is Nusrat, is also by herself.
All of Alvarez’s book are situation based surrounding horrifying experiences of girls during there lives in the tyranny of the Dominican Republic, under Trujillo’s bloody rule, and their assimilation into American culture. In the case of Anita, the main character of Before We Were Free, her home life in the Dominican is endangered by her parent’s involvement in attempting to over throw the dictator. This is the perspective from those who stayed, when the rest of the family fled the dangers of righteous entanglements fall upon those who stayed. In the Garcia Girl’s their uncle is the one wrapped up in dangerous behaviors and so they’re immediate family flees. This story is from the perspective of these who got away, safely.
Atonement by: Dexter Filkins 1.) Starting out as a wild teenager in Las Vegas, Lu Lobello became a troubled veteran by the age of thirty-one. The Marines had attacked many Iraqis but one family stood out among all the others. The Kachadooreans lost their father/husband and 2 brothers/sons on April 8, 2003. Lu began his search trying to find this family by reading articles on the war that took place and searching for names on Facebook.
November 25th is observed as International Day Against Violence Toward Women in many Latin American countries. That was the day in 1960 when three young sisters who had been fighting to overthrow a brutal dictatorship in the Dominican Republic were assassinated. Known as the butterflies (originally their underground code name), the Mirabal sisters became beloved national heroines. They and their era are the subject of Julia Alvarez's devastating, inspiring book. Good novels with political themes are a rare treat.
Title: A Child Called It Author: Dave Pelzer Publisher: Health Communications Publisher Address: 3201 S.W. 15th street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190 Year of Publication: September 1, 1995 The book, “A Child Called It,” is a story of the author Dave Pelzer himself. It describes one of the worst child abuse cases ever reported in California. From starvation to cruel torture, four year old Dave had to fight for his life. Dave described his family as a typical 1960’s “Brady Bunch”.
I never really thought much about HR departments until after the article "WHY I HATE HR" but its starting to make sense. A person is hired to do a job and they do what they have to do. Doesn't matter how it effects the actual employee or what it does to their family. They are carrying out orders that have been set in place and that is just the way it is. I