The first two people Janie depended on were her Grandmother, whom she called Nanny, and Logan Killicks. Janie’s marriage to Logan was partially arranged by Nanny. Nanny had felt the need to find someone for Janie to depend on before she died and Janie could no longer depend on her. At first, Janie was very opposed to the marriage. Nanny responded with, “’Tain’t Logan Killicks Ah wants you to have, baby, it’s protection.
The foster mother of the second home was a very mean, cruel and verbally abusive to April. They would say things to April and she started to believe that they were true, like her parents been drunks and not wanting her or her sister anymore, telling her that First Nations people were dirty and thief’s. April graduates from school and had good grades in her classes. She then marries and moves away to start her life with her husband. After been married for some time she ends up having issues in her marriage.
Her use of imagery and personification throughout the writing draws the reader into the sick mind of a young mother struggling to find herself again and broaches the issue of feminism. According to the Online Literature website, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1860. Her father, a librarian, abandoned the family early on and Charlotte was often looked after by her Great aunt and uncle, Harriet and Henry Beecher. Henry was a social reformer and Harriet was the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Due to the strong social and literary influences, Charlotte was drawn to literature and began writing at a young age.
Idgie and Ruth are business partners, best friends, and if you have read the book then in the eyes of many, lesbians. We do not meet Idgie until she is nearing the end of her early childhood and reaching the stage known as the middle childhood. Idgie is different, a tomboy to the extreme and her family wholeheartedly accepts it. The most accepting is her brother, Buddy, her very first best friend. Idgie experiences a terrible heartbreak during her young developmental stage.
Her mother was very disappointed in her and treated her without respect or caring. Obed was in need of a women to take care of his little daughter after his wife died and saved his cousin from her situation. She was greatful for how he treated her and the fancy room with four walls he put her in. She wanted a baby more than anything in the world and now she had Precious. Obed treated her with respect and spoiled her by giving her extra money to buy something for herself.
Celie: Mister. Shug: Why he do that? Celie: He beat me for not being you.” Shug is Celie’s friend because she spends time with Celie and helps her connect with her sister. Shug sews quilt with Celie on the porch and helps Celie read her sister Nettie’s letter to her. Sex is ruined by her rapist of a step-father and her forceful bland sex with her husband.
But Layla Jay is overwhelmed by temptation and rebels against her grandmother and approaches Bobby to perhaps kiss him again. Layla Jay is greatly influenced by a magazine known as True Confessions that tells stories of younger girls experiencing lust and the feelings that come with it. “Saturday Confessions” by Bev Marshall is a successful short story because she creates a character that rebels against society to make the story entertaining, she uses conflict between two characters to make the plot interesting, and the main character undergoes emotional change involving her feelings of lust. Layla Jay rebels against her grandmother and society by kissing Bobby on the floor of the church. She was given this temptation by a magazine titled True Confessions and her feelings about purity perhaps changed because of this.
Acephie, being a beautiful young woman, caught the eye of a soldier named Honorat. Though Acephie knew that Honorat was a married man with kids, she went along with his pursuing her. It was also known that Honorat was rarely with the same girl at one time. She wondered why the elders told her not to go with him, but she felt that this would be her chance to get out of poverty. Acephie and Honorat were sexual partners for less than a month and Honorat soon became ill with unexplained fevers and went back to his wife in the town of Peligre.
Scout Finch: Boyish Girl Growing Up Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, “People grow through experiences, if they meet life honestly and courageously.” In Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the character of Jean Louis Finch provides an example of how experiences shape one’s personality. She is Atticus’s daughter, Jem’s younger sister, and Boo Radley’s neighbor. People call her “Scout” because of her outspoken, headstrong, and boyish characteristics. As the novel progresses, she grows from age 6 to age 9, experiences turmoil in her small hometown, and transforms from an innocent girl to a thoughtful person. A tomboy, a curious child, and a maturing girl, Scout proves to be the most dynamic character in the novel.
My Mother and her Sister “My Mother and her Sister” is written by Jane Rogers I 1996. It is a shot story about the relationship between the narrator, her mother and her aunt Lucy. The narrator is a young woman named Dorothy, who tells about her childhood and her mothers parenting skills compared to her aunt. When Dorothy was a child, she was living alone with her mother and her brother Tim. Dorothy and her mother had a great relationship, they where always making fun of aunt Lucy and how she was the ideal mother and wife.