With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful. Edith dreamed of being a celebrity, she wished to be a perfect girl, and to live in a perfect world "in which only married women had babies, and in which men and women stayed married forever." The shacks in which Eddie grew up were less than desirable, and supposedly thought of as contemptible, by people of a higher social class. When Edith moved to the boarding house, with set meal times, she was quite ashamed to think of how people living in the shacks didn't have meal times, they simply found any food they could and ate by themselves when they were hungry. The potato-chip plant that Eddie worked at
There is always that same depiction of that good girl, but do the guys deserve it? Not at all, and the ones that deserve it go for less-than-perfect girls. Good guys go for bad girls, and they leave the almost-perfect girls aside. We all know it, we all see it, why deny it? Girls see guys go for the girls that dress scantily clad, the ones that would rather wake up 2 hours earlier just to cake their faces on, the ones that rather go to a school that has hotter guys than a better education, the ones that flirt with all the boys, the girls that think about themselves and have no regards for others, we see it, we good girls see it all.
Nwoye does not really enjoy all the violent stories which made him grow up to be very feminine. He has a lot of his mom in him. That is what Okonkwo said to Obierika, “I have done the best to make Nwoye grow into a man, but there is too much of his mom in him” (Achebe, 66). This shows how upset Okonkwo is, but Nwoye has so much of his mom inside him and Okonkwo cannot change him. Even though he was feminine in the beginning, he did get stronger when a very important person in his life died.
Carson had all the odds stacked against him from the ghetto, he was automatically a failure. Nobody expected him to be anything. However, he had a strong will and determination and a mother who cared, and avoided becoming just another statistic and instead he became a world renowned neurosurgeon with families from far and near seeking him to help them in their time of need. When Carson talks to young kids he always tells them, It’s important that you know there are many ways to go, there are opportunities everywhere, be willing to take advantage of them. Nobody was born to be a failure.
Unlike Greek plays, where main characters were kings and nobles for they were thought to embody the whole community, modern tragedies present an average leader of a family, neither completely good nor completely evil, whose mistake leads to his self-destruction. Joe is a role model to his neighbourhood for he is a hard-working, decent man; it is easy to feel identified with him. We see how significant he is among his neighbours since even children have a sense of respect for him. We see this when little Bert says; “Except some kids from Thirtieth Street. They started kicking a can down the block, and I made them go away because you were sleeping”.
The School seems to have older methods however the Obis have a passion for modern methods. Micheal says “Ndume School is backward in every sense of the word”(162) and tries his hardest to change that completely. Micheal is pleased to hear “All our colleagues are young and unmarried,”(161) he tells Nancy “they will give all their time and energy to the school”(161) however Nancy is not pleased to hear this news. Nancy had already imagined herself as the “admired wife of the young headmaster, the queen of the school” (161) she wanted everyone to know who she is and look up to her, Nancy was a bit of a showoff. The Obis have their ideas and don’t want anything to ruin that, even their own self deconstruction.
She explains everything about her grandparents to us and how odd they are compared to normal people, but how much she loves them for that. Some of the things that they do differently from normal couples are, they don’t sleep in the same bed, they talk bad about each other, and they do different activities. In this story, both grandma, Baba, and grandpa, Daddy Gus, would be considered round, or three dimensional, characters. Also, they would be dynamic because at the end of the story when Daddy Gus dies you see a change in the way that Baba acts and her overall “spirit was diminished (Hooks 477).” Before she was very upbeat and happy all the time and after the death “something in her was forever lonely and could not find solace (Hooks 477).” The weird relationship that the grandparent’s shared really influenced the daughter and influenced how she viewed relationships. Her parents were not fond of this behavior because they knew the marriage that the grandparents had was not a model marriage and they didn’t want their daughter soaking it in.
He lacks education but is perceptive, additionally a good business man. He is hard working, very committed to his business and easy going. He gets on well with kids in the neighbourhood, such as Bert, who visits Joe and plays “jail” with. As the play progresses, Joe Keller's character is seen a mass of contradictions to the audience. He is thoughtful one moment and conniving the next; he's willing to sacrifice for his family, but he's also willing sacrifice someone else's family for the benefit of his own, and he is unwilling to take responsibility for his own actions.
When he has his very first trip to Miss Havisham's home he meets her adopted daughter Estella. From the beginning of their meeting Estella is cruel, treating Pip like he is not worth her time or even anyones. Even with the way that Estella treats Pip he's drawn to her from the start, thinking she is very beautiful and very callous at the same time. Pip thinks that “She seemed much older than I, of course, being a girl, and beautiful and self-possessed; and she was as scornful of me as if she had been one-and-twenty, and a queen.” (45) Pip has to spend time with Estella, playing whatever games that Miss Havisham request of them, he is okay with this because even with all the insults she gives him, he simply enjoys her company. Though he very much so is
From ages 10-12 i started cutting i just felt that when i cut it releases the pain from my life. i had friends that made my childhood better yes i did, but i forgot about them soon enough. my best friend was Ashley, she just made me smile everyday, the most surprising thing for me is that Ashley was beautiful like a model, she actually was a child model for a store and i was always there when she was on her photo shoots, we wanted to do it together but they said they had enough kid models but i didn't belive that, they didn't need an ugly chubby child like me, i still just kept cheering for Ashley every time. Every guy in 6th grade had a crush on her, they wanted her to date them but she said she would not date till she was old enough, and with the right person her "prince charming" i just wanted anyone to like me just anyone, i even had a phase where i changed how i looked like into wearing makeup from my mum's stuff, the teacher got concerned and called her in, this is where it started i thought my life was miserable, that everyone hated me, that no one understood how i felt, as you might have guessed my mum yelled at me and grounded me for a month. That, that was when i started building up anger in me every day, to get rid of some anger i cut.