Soon enough her father died and kids started picking on her about her complexion. Char the most popular girl in the grade, makes a deal with Maleeka that if she does her homework for her Char will always stick up for her and allow Maleeka to borrow clothes. Maleeka wants to be so liked by people in school she agrees and starts hanging out with Char. A new teacher than arrives at the school. Miss Saunders also gets made fun of because of the big blotch she has on her face which is her birth mark.
While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child. Schwind-Pawlak presents this argument poorly due to her change of heart towards the end of the essay. She does not stick to her beginning argument which causes the opposition to lack stability. The two authors support their arguments by providing evidence. The supporting evidence of the two essay’s help reveal the hardships teenagers face while dealing with their parents.
Now that’s growing up without a childhood. Jane Smiley seems like a great parent who cares about her children but to allow her daughters to put on makeup even entering their teenage years just isn’t right. Her girls where prematurely growing up, where behaving beyond their age, and with their only priority being beautiful at all times it seem to help them in the long run. As they burned off the “Barbie stage” and grew into more important things down their lives. Like for example Smiley talks about her older daughter, “Now she is planning to graduate school and law school and become an expert on woman’s health issues, perhaps adolescent health issues like anorexia and bulimia” (377).
Pearl is a sort of living version of her mother’s scarlet letter. Like the letter, she is something that stands out in society by being an uncommon child. Yet, even as a reminder of Hester’s sin, Pearl is more than a mere punishment to her mother: she is also a blessing. She represents not only sin, but also the vital spirit of that sin. Thus, Pearl’s existence gives her mother reason to live, bolstering her spirits when she is tempted to give up; acting as a hero who constantly saves her mother from the tortures of Puritan society.
But if Pattyn pulled up a gun to her father’s face her would tell her he loves her but do you really think he is telling her the truth? I would have to say that “Burned” is one of the best books I have read so far. This book can relate to a lot of teenage girls right now. It explains how Pattyn is a nobody in school and she wants to find love because she is tired of being lonely. But eventually when she is sent to her aunt J’s house she found
There were three types of characters in this story; Dee was the static character who remained unchanged throughout the story, Mama was the dynamic character who caused a change in others, while Maggie was the dynamic character who changed during the story. The fact that Mama knows the inner thoughts of her daughters makes her a limited omniscient narrator. She begins telling the readers that she and Maggie will wait in their comfortable clean yard for “Her” to come. By using the word her to describe the character before stating her name, Mama makes her larger than life; someone other worldly of a higher status. Mama then goes on to describe how nervous Maggie will be until her sister leaves, “standing hopelessly in corners”, “eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe.” She then goes onto reminisce about a dream she had in which she and her daughter Dee, were reunited on a talk show.
She loves to listen to music, sit in on the grown-ups conversation and be where the action is. Billy Jean is first saw as having very poor eye sight. However this young lady is still determined to fight and live like anyone else, without asking for special treatment or like a baby. However, through the story we find out that Billy Jean is legally blind and will never see again. After telling her parents, the decision is made to send Billy Jean away to a special school where she can learn how to read and write.
We meet John Proctor whom Abigail is in love with. He does not love her back, he is married and has children, but she still keeps believing Proctor will be hers. In line 471 she says: "You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!" Everything she does is for the sake of love. Which is not an excuse at all, but now it makes more sense why she gets into trouble connected with witchcraft and involves the girls in it.
All or Nothing How would it make you feel to be walked over, every day, by someone you love? In the short story “everyday use”, By: Alice Walker. There are two sisters that are so very different, they just don’t see eye-to-eye. First you have Maggie; she is quiet and is not happy about the way she looks. Then there is Dee, the older sister, which is out spoken and thinks she is the best looking girl in the world.
In Alice Walker’s short story, “Everyday Use”, the mother of two daughters undergoes a very significant change. The book starts out depicting her as a push over to her oldest daughter, Dee, giving her anything and everything Dee wanted. However, Mama’s attitude towards Dee changes as she begins to see what a cruel and spoiled child Dee really is. Mama’s changes throughout this story make her a perfect example of a dynamic character. Mama is an uneducated, yet practical character.