How are the following incidents from the past also reflected in the present actions: (a) Dee's hatred of the old house; (b) Dee's ability "to stare down any disaster"; (c) Maggie's burns from the fire; (d) the mother's having been "hooked in the side" while milking a cow; (e) Dee's refusal to accept a quilt wwhen she went away to college? The mother worked hard to provide for Dee and Maggie. She wasn't a dainty woman. She was always protective over Maggie. The mother and Maggie were closer than either of them were to Dee.
Protection in the Midst of the Storm Mary Rowlandson develops the theme of God’s sovereignty clearly through her comments and use of Scripture in her work, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. She first addresses this theme in her first remove. In this portion of the book, Rowlandson laments about the condition of her wounded daughter and herself. God remains unmentioned throughout the entirety of this section as she describes the terror of being forced to live in “the resemblance of hell.” (45) She portrays in vivid detail the desolation of being captured while the rest of her family and friends are either slaughtered or separated. In her “at present worse than death” (45) condition, she focuses on survival and grieves her
The mother may be the birth mother and be related by blood but she sure doesn’t show any love toward her handicapped daughter that she abandoned. The dull and tasteless tone/style of the story express the love between Linda and her adopted and birth family. The tone never really changes; it always stays in a slightly sad and depressing language. Through out the whole paper there is very little description. When Linda is talking about how clean her mother Betty tried the kids and how dirty the dad always got them, she just says exactly that and nothing more; “Betty was always trying to keep us clean, and Albert was always getting us
40 brown bags, q-tips, chips, and water. She went to her church for help and they thought she was crazy “you want to help those people? They’re homeless” is what they said but Jess didn’t listen. She went by herself downtown and handed the 40 brown bags to the homeless. Jess had been doing this for 3 months and her one wish was for Mike to go with her.
When discussing Addie's sole chapter in class, everyone had a hay-day ripping on the poor, dead woman and we found out that she was not really so poor anyways. The class dappled back and forth on the subject of if Addie really does love her family or if she is even capable of loving anyone, much like the light dappled back and forth on Darl's body as he weeped on top of his mother's coffin. But what if Addie's chapter didn't exsist? We would have never been able to take a glimpse inside her surprising mind and would still feel sympathy for her and the struggle her family is making to bury her body all the way in Jefferson. We would have never understood the strange mindset she has about life and about her role as a mother.
Anja is the mother of Art and the Wife of Vladek. Being a fragile character right from the beginning, when Anja was in the Holocaust, she became increasingly ill, both physically and emotionally. Hence, even if Anja survived through all the insanity in the concentration camps, the depressions and breakdowns might have made her commit suicide. In Maus I, Spiegelman showed the reader that Vladek and Anja already developed a strong bond and this was evident throughout their time together in World War II. The couple hid in a cellar house where there was no food, Vladek said “Here Anja, chew on this.
She's kneeling in the bathroom sobbing to the floor and begging God to tell her what to do. We can all relate to this in one way or another. The feeling of hopelessness like you'll never get out of the hole you're in. The feeling of lonliness like no one around you really understands and you're by yourself in this world of over 6 billion people. Gilbert admits in the story that she hasn't talked to God ever before, but she needs him to help her right now.
This torture lasted for months. Towards the end of Sylvia’s life she tried to escape and failed. This infuriated Gertrude so much that she proceeded to tie Sylvia to a bedpost and carve the words “IM A PROSTITUTE AND PROUD” into her stomach with a hot sewing needle. Eventually Sylvia died of malnutrition and bodily stress. Gertrude was sent to jail for life and was released twenty years later for good behavior.
The first thing I noticed while reading the story was how the two girls differed in appearance. with the way the mother describes Maggie she says of how Maggie is vary skinny like a small child, dark skinned and has burn scars down her arms and legs, from when her home had caught on fire and she had to be pulled out as her mother had explained, causing her to be ashamed of her looks. Her mother says “she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe.” Maggie’s scars have really affected the way she carries herself. She walks like a dog run over by a car as her mother describes it. Maggie is not only physically but mentally scarred.
After Celie gives birth to her first baby, she believes her father took the baby and killed it in the woods while she was sleeping. This is all explained in Celie’s second letter to God, in which she also explains, “She ast me bout the first one Whose it is? I say God’s. I don’t know no other man or what else to say…Finally she ast Where it is? I say God took it.” The fact that Celie says that she doesn’t know any other man but God or what else to say shows indirectly that Celie is not or at least will not be heterosexual, because when responding to her mother, she talks about God in such a manner that comes across as meaning that she loves no other man but God, and God is the only man she is not afraid of.