My brother was into drugs which he began doing at age sixteen, which means he was doing them for half of his short lived life. We still needed to find a way to my house, and my sister was trying to get out of work, so she had her friend Kristen pick us up and drive us there. Kristen came to the door crying and that’s when it hit me. This was not a joke, my brother died, he was gone. The fact that I was never going to see Bugga again broke my heart into a million little pieces that I couldn’t pick up and put back
Nyle’s Grandma allowed two evacuees, a mother and her very sick son, to settle in her house until the boy got better. The boy’s name was Ezra, and in the beginning Nyle was not happy with him staying at her house. She was sure he was going to die, so she swore she would not let herself get too close to him, she was to afraid she would lose him. Pity overcomes her and they become great friends. Towards the end of the novel Leukemia overcomes Ezra and Nyle is forced to live with the thought that Ezra might be dead.
“She said that my life is being subsumed by yours and that it’s as though I’ve joined some sort of eco-cult and you are the cult leader” (Beaven-75). When Colin contacted his family, he received a similar reaction. His plan was “instead of two three-day trips at Thanksgiving and Christmas” they would “take one weeklong trip for one holiday and stay home and relax for the other” (Beaven-82). His mother did not understand because “the train will run whether you are on it or not” (Beaven-82) and that his sister would be devastated that they would be missing his baby shower. I can only imagine what my family would do if I said something to them like Colin and Michelle did to theirs.
Tracy is doing well in her school work, but has temper tantrums at home when things do not go her way. Harold was recently laid off from a job he held for over 10 years and is feeling very discouraged. His mother has loaned him money until he can find another job, but he worries about his ability to take care of his family. Shirley returned home from duty three weeks ago. She was initially very happy to see her family, but is having trouble adjusting to being back home.
We just came back to the ranch and had a dance in one of the barns. It was wonderful but I didn’t see any of my family, and the only friends there seemed to be the workers, and every one of them was frightened of Curley. He got really aggravated if one of the guys asked if I wanted to dance. Not really a dream wedding but I was so happy to be heading for Hollywood. Two months down the line and Curley hardly talks to me now.
Question 1: “Hardship makes us better people” This statement is true to a certain extent because hardship effects can be different depend on the experience, people, situation and the event. It can be seen as a negative thing but at the same time it can also bring benefit to people. The novel “No More Borders for Josef”, written by Diana Chase, provides examples to demonstrate how hardship can give positive and negative effects on people life. To be successful, every person has to go through challenges and difficulties in their life. The experience they had to face enables them to be ready for their future.
The most important thing to remember when making decisions is be it good or bad, there is always a reaction or consequence. A consequence is the result of a course of action. It is believed that whenever you do something good there is a positive reaction as well as a negative reaction when you do badly. Sometimes the consequences we must face for our choices not only affect us but others around us as well. Let me give you an example of each.
Wishing they could spend the rest of their lives together, war starts. Jay is taken from his one true love and is forced to be shipped overseas to defend his country. Daisy was effectually prevented from seeing the love of her life for what could have been the last. “Her mother had found her packing her bag one winter night to go to New York and say goodbye to a soldier who was going overseas. She was effectually prevented, but she wasn’t on speaking terms with her family for several weeks.” (The Great Gatsby p. 75) Devastated by the pain inflicted from her true love leaving her that by the next autumn, she was just as happy as before.
Growing up in Ireland during my childhood, I watched as my parents both left for work, each wishing the other a nice day as they went their separate ways to work. It was highly unusual for either my mother or my father not to go to work five days a week, unless they were ill. After moving to the United States in 2004, my parents remained employed with steady careers, working as vigorously as they did in Ireland; however, as I got older, my father began going to work less frequently. Eventually, as the recession hit in the United States in 2007, he had lost his job completely, leaving him with nothing to do but hope that this crisis would soon be averted so that he could get back to doing the only thing he has ever known how to do- work. Seeing
Soon this became a problem at home. As a young working mother with two children under the age of three, there were times I could not keep to a schedule. One evening in May, I was late coming home from work, the children were cranky, and I did not have the ingredients for the dish I was planning to make for dinner. When my husband came home from work, he was immediately rude because dinner was not ready and on the table. He instantly became angry and said, “This would not happen if you weren’t insistent on working.