Leuce laughed a little, catching herself in time not to encourage the girl's impertinent impersonation of Demeter. If only her mother had also encouraged her to be careful, taught her how to restrain her self, and to always listen to her guardian; then Leuce would have had an easier time looking after the child, and keeping her safe. Persephone wasn't especially hard to look after though, which was the whole reason why Leuce had grown to relish her. She was quite obedient and well mannered enough for a child, but she's a Goddess and Gods don't have it in them to take orders from nymphs; its innate in them, in Demeter, in Hades, even Persephone
They didn’t need to because the book was Katniss Everdeen’s thoughts and it kept on saying what the game makers will do next. It also goes way slower than the movie so readers get attached to a little 12 year old girl named Rue who is like Katniss’s little sister Prim. Rue is really important to the story because Katniss and her get bonding time and when Rue dies Katniss covers and decorates her in flowers. It adds a bond between the districts. The movie changed some things from the book.
Miss Schwartz only thinks about making other people happy, because she is afraid of them becoming angry, or leaving. The first line of the story says, “For fifteen years Miss Schwartz had waited for Sam Hilton to get a job so they could get married. “ Lena wanted to get married before, but she would not rush Sam into finding a job. She wasted away her youth waiting for her fiancé to stop being lazy , and now Miss Schwartz is viewed as an old maid at the age of thirty-two. Even with complete strangers Miss Schwartz is being taken advantage of.
Rachel and Lucy, two girls she met, told her, “If you give me five dollars I’ll be your friend forever” (14). Esperanza happily accepts, which shows how desperate she is to make friends. Esperanza has yet to realize that she can not buy friendship or trust with money. Esperanza does not understand that opportunities come with time, and not to rush them because she may be left empty handed. Esperanza makes decisions that will lead her into her adult life.
Racheal is very shy and doesn’t seem as though she would speak out for any reason she is an introvert and insightful for her age. But she says: “The part of me that’s three wants to come out of my eyes”. Meaning all she wanted to do was cry, Racheal points out that the younger her is coming out which is a very mature thing to do. She doesn’t feel her age; because of her embarrassment she wishes she was one hundred and two rather than eleven. She says “Only today I wish I didn’t have only eleven years rattling inside me like pennies in a band aid box” she wishes she had one hundred and two rings like in the trunk of a tree to tell her age.
Unfortunately, outward appearances take on a more important role than other characteristics to teenage girls. The girlchild “... was healthy, tested intelligent,/ [and] possessed strong arms and back” (7-8); yet, she was still judged:“Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs” (11). Finally, as the natural process of aging sets in, women become more aware of their flaws. Adult women are more prone to alter their appearance, whether
The daughters in the stories thought their mothers were very pushy about some things and they did not like it. However, what they did not realize is the intention their mother had for them to be in a better, more independent situation then they were. Jing-Mei Woo was one of the daughters in chapter eight titled Two Kinds and it stated, “I hated the tests, something inside of me began to die”. (Page 141) When Jing-Mei’s mother saw other people excelling, she thought it was necessary for her daughter to do the same thing. She had been put on a pedestal in her mind as a type of prodigy.
Flowers then encouraged Marguerite, “to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.” which means a person needs more than just book smarts to be consider intelligent and to able to use that intelligence to survive in life; a person that has wits though life experiences can be more intelligent than people that just gain knowledge in only school books because the people with wits are more savvy from their social life experiences compare to people that live life educated only though book. Maya Angelou is telling this story because she wanted to teach the audience that a person with formal education by only books doesn’t equate to intelligence. She implies, that even some college professors are less intelligent and don’t have as much wit as to some country folks because, the country folks have learned important lessons in life that only life experiences can teach but books cannot teach these important life lessons, base on the passage she wrote, “That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors, to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.” The story’s settings are important because it was part of U.S history, where blacks were look upon as second class citizens compare to whites. This was suggested in the passage where Marguerite complements her idol Mrs. Flowers whom is a black woman, by comparing her to a white woman,
The Pursuit and Comprising Happiness of Taylor Greer What is happiness, and when should we compromise it? That is a very common question that people always ask themselves. Well in this novel, Taylor Greer, who is a small-town girl for Kentucky was the victim of sacrificing her happiness in order to give her and her daughter Turtle a better chance at life, but as the story progressed and she became more comfortable, Taylor started pursuing her happiness. In the novel, “The Bean Trees” by Barbra Kingsolver, Taylor Greer chooses keep a child, which was not what she had originally planned to do. This choice was a compromise to her original idea of personal happiness; however, as she comes to love and be loved by Turtle, she finds that true happiness lies in having meaningful relationships with others.
The alarm clock is going crazy. She doesn’t want to get out of bed. She expresses this by stating "A typical ten-year old child does not have to wake up at five in the morning to do chores"(Hemauer, 2011, p.83). She understands that if she doesn’t, it will cause an argument with her father and put extra work on her siblings. She talks about her hours of chores before school and how all of this helps her learn to manage her time wisely.