Their mother considered them to be one person because they were so much alike and called them “HannahAnna.” Hannah and Anna start to realize they are not one person, but two separate people. With all the noises and strange occurrences you start to try and figure out is someone or something trying to separate them and why. While reading The Girl Behind the Glass by Jane Kelley, readers get involved with trying to figure out who is this ghost and why is this happening. Readers also are trying to gain an understanding about what families experience when life doesn't go the way they have planned. I would suggest this book to read as it is a book that always keeps readers wondering and interested because there are surprises in every chapter.
As the story progresses, the meaning of home also changes. In the beginning, she mourned for Yuki Trinh ENG4U The Book of Negroes Essay Ms. Gaudette Page 2 her entire lifetime to go back to her home in Bayo. Later on, from the difficulties she faces throughout her journey, a home was simply wherever she had freedom. As life goes on, Aminata realizes that a home is where she has her family by her side who bring happiness and comfort wherever she lives. When Aminata is first forced into the slave trade, her only thoughts consisted of how much she missed home and how she was going to make it back.
The book goes through three different time phrases from modern day California to the lives of Precious Auntie and Luling, and then transitions to Ruth understanding more about her mother and the wonderful person she didn’t see her for when she was growing up. When putting these three phases together it becomes clear that the true mystery behind this book is surrounding Luling and her attempts to remember the name that will bind her past to her future (“Bonesetter’s Daughter Review”). Memory appears to be the main issue of the novel, but in fact it turns out to be one of the most inspiring aspects of the novel. Ruth always saw her mother as difficult, oppressive and odd, with her talks of death, bad luck, ghosts and curses (“Bonesetter’s Daughter Review”) – typical of the Chinese culture that Luling saw herself very connected to. Growing up Ruth hated having to explain everything to her mother.
Esperanza thinks that her wish was selfish because she wants to leave Mango Street and never come back and actually have a house where she can belong. But one of the sisters makes her promise that she will come back for those who can get out . Esperanza says yes that she will. and “the three sisters” disappear and never come back Esperanza never sees them again. Cisneros uses t”he three sisters” to help the reader understand things easier by using them as an example to lets us know why Esperanza has to come back .
There are many obstacles in their relationship, which eventually cause Jane to leave Thornfield Hall, her place of residence when she is serving as a governess. When she returns to find him years later, he is blind, but she is finally independent. Jane sacrifices her newly-gained independence in order to become Rochester’s “eyes.” She shows her true character here, she must choose between the conflict she has been facing throughout the novel; head over heart. Her head says it is wrong to be with Rochester, while her heart wants her to because she loves him. Mrs. Reed is another example of a character whose true colors are shown in the novel.
Belonging compiles notions of identity; relationships and connections to society. Jook Liang, Jung-Sum and Sek-Lung articulate this fact in the many texts throughout the novel The Jade Peony. Jook- Liang narrates the first chapter in the book The Jade Peony. It is difficult for Jook-Liang to get a sense of identity when her grandmother is constantly putting her down. “Jook Liang if you want a place to fit in in this world, do not be born a girl child” (56) When a child is constantly being put down, it is difficult for them to gain a sense of identity.
Cisneros said, “Instead of writing by inspiration, it seems we write by obsessions, of that which is most violently tugging at our psyche… there is the necessary phase of dealing with those ghosts and voices most urgently haunting us, day by day” ( 49). This lack of a sense of belonging, results in separation and isolation, which impacts her world and weaves its way into themes of her writing. Cisneros separates herself from the normality of society in three main ways, the first of which is her poverty. As a poor person growing up in a society where the class norm was superimposed on a T.V. screen: I couldn’t understand why our home wasn’t all green and white wood like the ones in ‘Leave it To Beaver’ or ‘Father Knows Best.’ Poverty then became the Ghost and in an attempt to escape the ghost, I rejected what was at hand and emulated the voices of the poets I admired in books: big male voices like James Wright and Richard Hugo and Theodore Roethke, all
If you live your life only to be accepted by others you will never be able to truly accept yourself, and it is that lack of identity that will keep you from going after your dreams. Being able to overcome what people think of you and figure out who you really are, not just who people think you are is all a part of growing up, and what, in the end will define who you end up becoming. In Sandra Cisneros’s, The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is a young girl growing up in a poor neighborhood facing all of these challenges. She has yet to develop a strong sense of self and so she tries to be like other people instead. She fears what other people might think about her so she attempts to hide it in order to fit in with the others.
The protagonist in this story is living a fantasy where she believes that her current lifestyle will lead her to a happy ending. What influenced her twisted belief is revealed as she narrates about her past and present. Throughout the story, Clemencia narrates about her life and the suffering she had to endure during her childhood by witnessing her parents failed marriage and her mother's secret affair. Aparently, the reason for the failed marriage and the affair is because of a culture gap between the Mexican husband and the Mexican-American mother. The husband expect some traditional traits from the Mexican-American wife, however, the wife is clueless about these traits and fail to please the husband and his family.
Eveline between Present and Future By: Ghanim Al Najrani In James Joyce’s short story named after her, Eveline is a young woman facing a real life dilemma. On the one hand, she is leading a miserable dusty life and she needs to take an action to turn all the sadness of her life into happiness. On the other hand, she is not totally convinced about leaving her home, family, and all other things she grew up with. She didn’t really believe in leaving her past and go with a man she barely knows, leave with him to the unknown. Silently while watching the darkness extends along the avenue, her internal conflict rages until she finally reacts.