Mary Rowlandson was a woman who was held captive and lived in the wilderness for almost three months, at times with no food to nurture her or with no shelter to shield her from the outdoors. Yet, she is not allowed to take any morsel of credit for it; it all goes the Sovereign and Good God. By titling her narrative The Sovereignty and Goodness of God Mrs. Rowlandson ensured that her tale would be accepted and that she would be accepted back into the community upon her restoration, her narrative helped her obtain that goal. In her first remove Rowlandson writes that after being attacked by the Indians and taken away from Lancaster they walked for a about a mile, wounded and scared to set camp “up upon a hill” (Remove 1). A camp upon a hill which is a far cry of Winthrop’s vision of a City upon a Hill.
Two days prior to drowning her children Andrea Yates had visited Saeed and the doctor described her condition as “increasingly declining ‘ then sent her home . Russell Yates had no choice but to trust the doctor ‘s wisdom , after all Saeed was the professional trained to understand mental health (Cohen ) It might be said that this was just a slight mistake in judgment or that the doctor may have assumed that the situation at hand wasn ‘t that serious but as history revealed itself the world would find out that Dr . Saeed made a number of bad decisions in Yates ‘ case . In May , Yates was admitted to the Devereux Treatment Network in League City , Texas where she was under the treatment of Dr . Saeed .
Granny Weatherall is a woman in denial about the basic truths of her life and character. She refuses to believe that she is dying and that she never got over the man who jilted her at the altar. Granny tends to think of herself as a gritty survivor. After the death of her husband, John, Granny became both mother and father to her children. When reliving moments in her life she speaks of both matronly task ‘When she thought of all the food she had cooked, and all the clothes she had cut and sewed’ (pg 81) and masculine jobs ‘She had fenced in a hundred acres once, digging the post holes and clamping the wires’ (pg 81).
She lives on her own, works for herself, and was accepted into a Christian college in Texas. Velda is very involved with the Christian Religion, but claims that the rigid Amish life depressed her. She does not have much contact with her family, but she does not regret leaving the church. The movie shows many other kids experiencing Rumspringa, and involving themselves in wild parties, drugs, unsupervised relationships, drinking, smoking, and other “English" activities. One girl was baptized back into the church and refused to be interviewed any
Julian was thirty when she suffered a severe illness and during that period of time she had a series of visions of Christ. There is no personal information about her, so some scholars think that she was unmarried or maybe a widow at that time. (Swanson 2003) Because of those first visions each one select to devote themselves to God in their own way. Julian became a recluse, her way of life was accepted for women who wanted to devote themselves to Christ, while Margery continued being a mother and a wife making her considered as a “heretic” by several people for her unusual way of life (Swanson 2003). Julian and Margery felt compelled by their visions of God’s will, both were profoundly affected by their experiences.
525) Katerina from eviction “... since then my daughter, Sofya Semyonovna has been forced to take yellow ticket, and owning to that she is unable to go on living with us.” (pg. 18) Enlightens: Raskolnikov to Christianity “Without a word Sonia took out of the drawer two crosses, one of cypress woof and one of copper. She made the sign of the cross over herself and over him, and put the wooden cross on his neck.” (pg. 517) Lizaveta to the saving power of God. “Were you friends with Lizaveta?”
“Yes... she was good... she used to come... not often... she couldn’t... We used to read together and... talk.
Rowlandson felt her struggle for survival was duplicated by the Indians, and though she could not tolerate their actions nor fully understand why they would damage her model of God's people, by the ninth remove she spoke of a "sorry Indian", whom she knitted a shirt for. In the narrative, Rowlandson clearly reflects on all the terrible events that occurred in the time of her captivity. She continuously prayed to God and held onto her faith which to me was very uplifting knowing the options of what she could do in that situation at the time. Rowlandson wasn’t the only person who ever starved or answered to a
In the beginning of the book the narrator describes seeing her mom digging through a trash can and then decides to have lunch with her. All of this talking with her mom makes her remember the horrible childhood she went through. When she was three years old her mom wasn’t watching her while letting her cook hotdogs. She ended up catching her dress on fire and had to be hospitalized for six days. Her dad took her away from the hospital without paying and soon after her mom was letting her cook again, as she called it, “Getting right back into the saddle.” At such a young age Jeannette didn’t take any anger out on her parents and soon took interest to fire.
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.
Janey Mary The 1940's in Dublin were some of the hardest the country's ever had to face with high unemployment and poverty. Allot of fathers and heads of the family had to go overseas to work in order to send money home and be able to feed their families. Such desperate times inspired well known Dublin author James Plunkett to write his famous short story called “Janey Mary”. It is the story about a fatherless barefoot girl from the impoverished Canning Cottages neighbourhood called Janey Mary who has been sent out by her mother onto the cold and wet winter streets to beg for food, with strict instructions to not return without bread. But bread is nowhere to be had and the world outside is frosty and harsh, in more ways than one.