Lily always thinks of the changes that occur in her life. Every time she looks at the statue she feels love and how forgiving the Mary is to everyone who comes to her. The other change that occurs in Lily is the sense of empathy and to forgive others for their mistake. She loves her mother Deborah and always thinks about her. Lily gets really upset when she gets to know the truth through August.
The devastating loss of a mother at a young age can drastically affect a girl’s life; it can impact the way she interacts with others, the way she thinks, and how she handles herself emotionally. In The Secret Life of Bees, written by Sue Monk Kidd, the main character, Lily Owens, loses her mother at the age of four. She copes with the after effect: trying to grow up on her own, with little to no parental influence. During her journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, with her caregiver, Rosaleen, she finds comfort and support in the family of women she meets. Throughout the novel, Lily matures and adapts to her new life evidenced by the inspiration she receives from the Black Mary and Calendar Sisters.
Chopin’s story gave insight from a different perspective on the characters and situations in “The Awakening.” Psychoanalyzing the character Edna Pontellier was one of the easiest characters to analyze. She was going through what many women went through in that time of history. Women were filled with resentment in those days. Edna became the woman who life was only about taking care of her husband and children, which lead her to become more resentful and full of regrets when it came down to her life. “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, (Chopin, 1899).” Chopin developed the character Mrs. Pontellier that many women were in that day.
The Mother is a static character who remains unchanged throughout the story. Olsen paints an image of herself as that of a strong and caring Mother with a lot of guilt. The conflict for the Mother is the remorse for neglecting her first born child even though the neglect could not be helped. Olsen states, “I will become engulfed with all I did or did not do, with what should have been and cannot be helped” (290). Emily is a minor character in the story and is the Mother’s first born child.
The fact that Rosaleen truly cared for and loved Lily is ironic because Rosaleen is African American while Lily is White. Throughout the book, Lily is desperate to find out about her mother, who she has little memory of. What I learned through this book is that every end is another beginning and also, no matter how much you feel abandoned and alone, there are people out there that love you. Lily leaves home with Rosaleen to Tiburon, South Carolina. As Lily spends time with the Boatwright sisters, she finds out about her mother.
Ever since her mother died, she has longed for a maternal touch. Although Rosaleen loves Lily, Rosaleen’s somewhat insensitive, personality prevents her from providing Lily with the kind of compassion that Lily thinks a mother should provide. August, however, can and does provide Lily with what she considers to be “mother’s love” total and complete understanding, firm guidance, and the ability to gently criticize. But August believes in a different kind of motherly love that supplied by the mother of God, the Virgin Mary. For much of the novel, August teaches Lily about the kind of undying, universal, hidden love that exists everywhere in the world but which is actually manufactured by the Virgin Mary.
Prompt B Response: How can life be worth living without the struggles that individuals withstand. The struggles that people go through, create strong leaders who continue to model the improvement of society. Helen Keller is one of the optimistic role models who encourage people that can relate to her disability of being blind and deaf. In Ms. Keller’s delighted speech, she expresses her experience in gaining the privilege to her ability to speak. Keller describes her experience as “unspeakable happiness” when she reads her favorite stories to her family who have supported her throughout her battles.
Many characters show extraordinary strength in times of great difficulty. For instance, Anna has been raised in “a joyless place”, living in fear as she “waited for Josiah’s fist to fall,” lost her “greatest part of what she had to lose” when her children died, and ultimately overcomes her dependency on “poppy-induced serenity.” Her strength enabled her to do this because she is able to build up the courage to overpass these horrific events unlike many characters that have a tendency to lack in this theme of strength. Anna readily admits her fears, “I turned pale” however, she still agrees to deliver Mary Daniel’s baby. In the end, Anna realises that, “where Michael Mompellion had been broken” she “had been tampered and made strong.” She emancipates herself and finds new direction for herself and her daughters “I was meant to go on… living my life amongst wonders.” In contrast, Josiah Bont also faced a tough upbringing at sea and the loss of family members, however his lack of strength caused him to sink below the horror endured when he “tries to kill Unwin in his sleep this night,” and steals many valuables from the sick and deceased. Anna’s strength enables her to rise and evolve, but
Annalisa Lombardo APEnglish, Mrs. Cristo Confidance: An Examination of Literary Guidance Every Person has a confidant; be it parents, a best friend, a great aunt or even yourself. A person or a being that guides them when they are in trouble, given advice and listening when they need it most, and when when they don’t. In her novel, the secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd places, protagonist Lilly Owen’s confidant within reach at all times in the form of her black, stand-in mother, Rosaleen Diase. Rosaleen loves Lilly like she were her own daughter, protects her and guides her as she grows into a new person and has a realization of self. Rosaleen’s love of Lilly became apparent to the latter when she was a small child in South Carolina.
Eleanor Roosevelt Anna Eleanor Roosevelt usually called Eleanor was a very heart filled woman. She cared about everyone but mainly worked hard for the disadvantaged and the poor. Eleanor matured fast and lived her younger life very independently, considering her parents died when she was awfully young. Eyes and Ears, was what many people were reminded of when they thought of Eleanor Roosevelt. She was Franklin’s eyes and ears after he was diagnosed with polio, a severe disease that paralyzes you.