You could tell Lily was afraid of her father, seeing how she hesitated to tell him about events such as her birthday. Lily was also born and raised in rags, since her mother died when Lily was at a young age. After her mother died, Lily was stranded with a confused and angry father, and had to sew her own clothes, since it is all she had. These two stories already look the same, and both are only a fraction of the way in. Huck’s life was extremely terrible until he starting living with the Widow Douglas, which is the equivalent of when Lily went to live with the Boatwright sisters.
Then when she grows up she has a baby and Madame Valmonde goes to visit her and her baby. Armand, being a slave owner when realizes that the baby is not white meaning that Desiree is not white he tells her to leave the house. Desiree feels sad and desperate because of the situation and writes to her mom for help. She tells Desiree to come home with her baby. Later on, Armand burns anything that belongs to Desiree and feels like he doesn’t love her anymore just because the shame she brought to his family.
One of the men says “looks like we have a model citizen”. Then Rosaleen takes her can full of snuff spit and pours it all over the men’s shoes. After a small fight police show up and arrest Rosaleen and they bring Lily along with them in the car. When they get to the police station T.Ray picks Lily up and leaves Rosaleen there. When they get home T.Ray puts Lily in her room and she screams”I HATE YOU”.
Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, “Secret Life of Bees,” based in South Carolina in the 1960s, explores a number of confronting and major issues, such as forgiveness and feminine power. It also explores the history of racism in America at this time, and the impacts and implications this had on the way many “coloured” people lived their lives. The story follows the life of Lily, a pre-adolescent girl, who has been through a lot after the death of her mother. This is mostly due to her father, whom she called T.Ray, ‘as daddy’ didn’t suit him. Rosaleen, Lily’s nanny is also a key character in this book, as she too escapes with Lily, as they attempt to escape from the hatred they have experienced.
Then her father takes the money she needs to use to get a real abortion in order to buy himself a new set of teeth. The town doctor explains that Cash’s leg was hopelessly destroyed by the cement cast, which his father did by the way... Vardaman realizes he’s poor because he can’t have toys like the other kids. Darl is shipped off to an insane asylum when he is suspected of the burning of the Gillespie farm. Anse borrows shovels to bury Addie’s body and flirts
When Ji-Li Jiang was 12, kids attacked her with retorts, her family were humiliated, and finds out she was born in a landlord family. Because of the detention of her father, Ji-Li Jiang had to make the most dreadful decision in her life; break with her family, follow Chairman Mao or follow her landlord parents and have a bad future. Read the book to find more. Afterwards, Ji-li-Jiang graduated from Shanghai University and from Shanghai Teacher's College (this happened when the Cultural Revolution was finished and Chairman Mao was already dead) and became a science teacher. She came to the United States in 1984 and graduated again from the University of Hawaii.
Lilly Gregory MacLehose English Period 7 10/14/11 Speaking While Growing: Symbolism of Trees in Speak In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson the author explores the symbolism of a tree to the way Melinda is living her life. The main character; Melinda Sordino, broke an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, and almost everyone in the school hates her for this act. At the party she was raped by an older boy, and she is too scared to speak up and tell someone. Melinda is so desperate to hide from the world that she turns an old janitors closet into her own private get away. She withdraws herself from her friends and chooses not to speak up, and tell people that she has been raped.
Knowing that her parents will force her to donate a kidney to her sister, and weary of the endless medical procedures Anna decides to sue her parents, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald, for medical emancipation, or the rights to her own body. Attorney Campbell Alexander agrees to work for Anna. Anna wins the case, and due to her sister's wishes does not donate her kidney. Kate lost the fight and later died in the hospital. From watching this film many ethical issues were evident which include the lack of autonomy and veracity.
Her mother purposely drops 3-day-old Abduhl, who is injured. Clarice escapes with Abduhl, from her mother’s violent behavior, never to return there. Fortunately, Abduhl suffers only a minor injury, as a result of this violent incident. With the assistance of Clarice’s teacher, Miss Rain, Clarice and her son are placed in a half- house. Mongo soon comes to live with her there as well.
She loves the boy who was four years ago and not the man who is now standing in front of her. His son tricked a girl into getting into his car where he raped her and now he is back to spill salt in her kitchen as he did after he ate his breakfast. Because she doesn’t want to look into his face, she pretends that she is sick then she goes to her room. There are many unanswered question in Myrna’s mind, and she couldn’t stay at her home anymore and be her mother so she leave with a note for Kenny that it means he should go away within a week. In my point of view Myrna made a good decision in this situation for two reasons, first it is a good punishment for Kenny as she dose’s want to be her mother any more.