I believe that in writing this book, McBride is establishing the fact that he is very proud of his success and how his mother was key in helping him accomplish it, but most of all, proud of his mother for being who she was. In order to convey his theme and purpose for The Color of Water, McBride had to utilize a distinctive organization. In each chapter, there are two parts. The first is about his mother’s life
In Rick Bragg’s All Over but the Shoutin’, Bragg’s duty as a writer is to portray his mother as the admirable, hardworking woman that she was. And expose the audience to his life of poverty and the way he overcame that and made a successful career for himself. Bragg must show how his mother helped him achieve all of his goals, by never
Andrew Hall Mrs. Krause English 11 Honors August 28, 2014 Abigail Adams Rhetorical Strategies Abigail Adams writes to her son, John Adams, in order to guide him and offer advice as he enters an important part of his life, of which she feels obliged to be a part of. In her letter she provides many instances of sincere and helpful advice, yet does not do so without the use of rhetorical strategies to emphasize her point and persuade her boy to adhere to her strict plan for him. Her acts of persuasion are in no way malicious or ill-fated, as they simply exhibit a classic “mother knows best” attitude in spirit of love and care for her child. In her letter to her son, Abigail Adams uses parental glorification, an appeal to the importance of knowledge, and an appeal to pride in one’s country in order to advise her son toward acts of her will. Abigail is well aware of the heavy regard for herself that she has bred into John, and thus uses this pre-established respect to heighten her own position to inform him.
Ruth, in The Color of Water, exemplifies this quote because she completely disregards her own self-esteem. Instead, she ignores what other people, including her own her family, think of her as long as she can accomplish succumbing to her values. Both her black acquaintances and white acquaintances do not understand her association with blacks and decide to ridicule her. Despite this ridicule, she continues to live independently so that she can support her children. Rachel also decides to keep up the church that her husband started despite the death of her husband.
As the mother of two daughters I always want for my daughters what I feel was lacking in my life. It makes sense to me that Nanny’s idea of success and freedom is being wealthy and idle. That was what was literally beaten into Nanny. I think in real life, as with Nanny, mothers can get so blinded by their own agenda and their attempt to fulfill their own dreams through their daughter that they don’t stop to ask what their child wants. While I understand that this may not be the ideal way to handle a situation, I believe that Nanny did the best she could considering her experiences.
She makes this decision to remain close to her secret lover, Reverend Dimmesdale. Even though her disguised husband is out to unfold the secret of this mystery man, she is determined to run away with him to be with his family. Hester accepts Chillingworth because she thought she needed the support from a man, like the other woman in that time period. Hester wanted Dimmesdale to love her so she remained under the harsh resentment that the townspeople had for
It not only changes our view on Addie, but our view on the novel as a whole. Addie's voice is imparative to the reader's outlook and while we can sense it through the voices of others, her chapter best sums up her mind. So, what if Addie's chapter did not exsist? For one, we would never have comprehended her mind and the way it twists around things like how she feels about her children and husband. We would have all thought of her as still the same loving mother who watches her son, Cash, methodically build her coffin not because she is ready and wanting soon to be in it, but because he is her son and she loves to see him work.
In the play “Antigone” written by Sophocles, it is clear that both family and authority are honoured in many different ways. Both Antigone and Haemon honor family while Creon and Ismene honor authority. Antigone values her family as she fights against the law to bury her unburied brother, Haemon shares his thoughts with his father and also through his love for his bride shows family honor. Creon shows arrogant thoughts towards the ideas of family honor when he creates the law that his nephew should not be buried, Ismene shows strong honor to authority as she does not help her sister bury and honor her brother. Throughout this play Sophocles contrasts family vs authority which diminishes and changes relationships between family members and characters.
It took courage for her to flee the south, from the only home and the only family she’d ever known, and it took just as much courage for her to defend the new family she created while living in New York. Ruth persevered despite the racial prejudices again her, her children and her husbands. Due to the need to be accepted, which is true of both the characters in The Crucible and today’s civilizations; many choose to fore go their own comforts for assimilation, submitting to their fears. But not Ruth; with her courage, she overcame it
Acquiescence, violence, and nonviolence are the ways to handle the oppressors. One way that Dr. King opposes in his essay, is acquiescence. The oppressed people are downhearted to accept and endure their lives as inferiors. King does not accept this method due to increase great self-importance to the oppressors, and end the future of the oppressed people’s descendants. The film Iron jawed Angels, the worker ignored Lucy Burns’s speech for organizing a parade to promote woman’s suffrage because she did not want her employer to be upset and fired her.