The rougher path that was taken by the mother in Hughes’ poem is described to have been a very intense contrast. The line “It’s had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up” thoroughly explains the type of stair she was afforded (3-5). The detail paints a mental picture for the reader to understand how hard the walk of this staircase has been. Tacks and splinters imply pain and torn boards represent hardship. The imagery in this very line describes just how difficult life has been for the mother.
Somehow caught in a never ending battle of how to survive. For April Raintree, her battle was both hiding and finding her identity- spiritually, emotionally and physically. Even though April Raintree had so many defining moments in her life, the three main factors that shaped her identity was living with the DeRosier’s, the rape, and the death of her sister. When April Raintree was living with the DeRosier’s, they changed her identity drastically. By living with the DeRosier’s April was taught to hate her people, her family, but she also learned to stay strong.
“Her hazel eyes seemed to have experience all possible tragedy and to have mounted pain and suffering like steps into a high calm and a superhuman understanding,” (Steinbeck 100). As the journey of the Joad family gets longer and life continues to get harder, the role of the leader shifts from Pa to Ma. Ma “seemed to know, to accept, and to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the
He also admires how she is a pure soul, untainted by the rest of the adult world. She behaves in her own way, unique and not succumbed by peer pressure, or the expectations of others. In Holden's eyes, Phoebe is exactly the sort of child he wants to protect by being the catcher in the rye. Holden Caulfield is an unusual protagonist for a bildungsroman because his central goal is to resist the process of maturity itself. As his thoughts about the Museum of Natural History demonstrate, Holden fears change and is overwhelmed by complexity.
Mariam`s hopeless life with the never-ending life`s cruelty towards her. She had lost her mother, her father, and forcedly married an abusive relationship. Hopelessness may arise from all these unfortunate losses and horrors. However, the newly gained relationship with Laila and Aziza perked up her endurance towards life adversities, which have fueled Mariam's hopelessness. Hope is once again established.
Maya Angelou went through a lot of agony in her early and late childhood. In her famous poem “Still I Rise”, she touches several main topics like racism, discrimination and even determination. She emphasizes that determination is the key to overcome any challenge and rise up to the battles faced by an individual with in a society. Every obstacle that an individual faces, they gain more confidence, belief and determination. Life is not an easy journey.
East of Eden is all about the struggle of this concept. In the novel Cathy is one of the characters that is first born evil and cannot overcome it because of her disinterest to overcome it. Her son Cal however is the one that struggles eternally. Many of the characters' struggles are obvious as they grow and learn of the often harsh and unjust world in which they were placed. Charles is torn between good and evil as a child faced with a father that only loves him after Adam.
For a very long period of our history we find that honesty continued to be the main feature of Indian social life. A number of examples may be quoted to show that people cherished the idealism of honesty and they sacrified every thing for it. For them it was the most valuable jem of character. No worldly gains could lure them to forsake their dear ideals. Indian tradition of religion and spiritualism believed that real happiness comes from leading a pure, simple, truthful and honest life.
In order for us to really understand the things of God, we need to be teachable and we need to be taught how to follow God, because sin separates us from God. We need leaders in our lives who will steer, teach and guide us into a lifestyle that is pleasing to God. If we were to be really honest with ourselves, somewhere along the line, we did a great job of messing up our lives, and most of the time, it was due to not having proper leadership and guidance in our lives. Often times, we were taught wrong from the beginning, some people knew the right way, but
There are many other things that can define a successful life. Like the Beatles’ say, “Money can’t buy you love.“ One important measure of success is social success, or how happy a person’s life is. For some, happiness is growing up in and maintaining closeness with a functional, supportive family. For others it is having an abundance of close friends. Sometimes happiness is having a long, happy marriage with a loving spouse.