The book is the story of Enrique, a Honduran boy whose mother, Lourdes, was abandoned by her children’s father and who made the difficult choice to leave her eight-year-old daughter and five-year old son to come north. Nazario gives us a view inside the most difficult choice a mother can make: whether to abandon her children to the care of relatives in order to be able to provide a better life for him. The powerful economic forces of globalization in the developing world boil down, for Lourdes, to the simple choice of whether she can continue to tell her children to lay on their stomachs, because that way they can fall asleep in spite of their hunger pangs. And yet, Nazario gets us to fully appreciate the human costs of the decision to come North for the family members left behind. While Enrique has shoes and the ability to attend school, which his mother could not have afforded to give him if she had stayed, he feels the constant loneliness for his mother’s love and is shuttled from relative to relative as he begins to act out, drops of school, and turns to glue-sniffing.
It was a poor community; crops were not often grown for profit, but for merely sustaining the lives of many in one household. Nujood’s family was forced out of the town as a result of Nujood’s sister, Mona, refused to marry a man there, and their father drew his jambia out of anger. This is against culture, as the jambia is a ceremonial and decorative dagger; the mark of a man. They were forced to leave by the next sun. Shortly after leaving, the family settled in Sana’a.
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.
ACT III- Beneatha and Asagai “I will go home and much of what I will have to say will seem strange to the people of my village. But I will teach and work and things will happen, slowly and swiftly.” Asagai comes to help the Younger family pack and finds Beneatha questioning her choice of becoming a doctor. She no longer believes that she can help people. Instead of feeling idealistic about demanding equality for African-Americans, she now broods about basic human misery. Never-ending human misery demoralizes her, and she no longer sees a reason to fight against it.
Jubilee by Margret walker is a novel on the story of vyry a slave who since a child went through many struggles starting with the death of het mother and beging her life journey when forced to move into the " bug house" with her biological father. Miss Salina, Master Dutton’s wife, doesn’t like Vyry because since Vyry is also Dutton’s daughter, Vyry looks as if she could be twins with Lillian, who is Salina’s daughter. Dutton isn’t that hateful towards his slaves. He has conversations with them and everything and there’s this occasion where Vyry forgets to throw out something that Lillian used to pee during the night so Salina throws it on Vyry and another times Vyry is being punished by being hanged by her thumbs in a closet and John Dutton comes and he takes Vyry out of there and he gets mad at Salina. While Vyry is in the Big House, she works with Aunt Sally in the kitchen.
The war drives Sierra Leone to a state of poverty which causes Mariatu and her family to become very desperate for money. Which leads to the last cause, the obligation Mariatu has to provide for her Sierra Leonean family. Mariatu's personal experiences motivate her to make the cultural transition from a Sierra Leonean to a Canadian society. The most discussed issue in The Bite of the Mango is the civil war that is taking place in Sierra Leone. The war affects Mariatu in a number of ways, it separates her from her family, it causes her hands to be cut off, and in the end causes a poor means of life for her and her new family.
Madera’s desire to overcome her language barrier caused her to decide to go back to college and take English courses (79). Madera had taken her weakness into her own hands and decided to fix it by going back to school. She realizes that the way she speaks does not show the type of person that she, but her writing does (80). “The Bar of Gold” also talks about how the protagonist, Weeping John, is his own constraint, and because of that he is not able to move forward. In this folktale, Weeping John is constantly sick because he is worried about how his family will survive after his death (Gold 148).
Jewel ends up with very little because he sacrificed life and limb for his already deceased mother and also gave up his hard earned horse for a father that was shameful and unconcerned with his whole family. Jewel gave up his body and earnings for the trip while Darl only became filled with envy and grief from the struggles of the trip to Jackson. In the beginning of the novel, Jewel seemed kept to himself and Darl seemed like the natural leader of the Bundren family. As the novel progressed Jewel became the one who could put more weight on his shoulders and support the family. Darl transformed into an unstable and non-vital part of the Bundren family, barely
“Son-I come from five generations of people who was slaves and sharecroppers- but ain’t nobody pay ‘em no money that was a way of telling us we wasn’t fit to walk this earth. We ain’t never been that poor.” (Hansberry, 96) In the previous passage, Walter had upset Mama because he wanted to be bribed to move out of an entirely white neighborhood, however, Lena watched her family experience discrimination and now, post