Firstly, Sommers stated how she tries to teach her daughters to be optimistic. Secondly, Sommers stated of how she wants the students to use themselves as sources.” Finally, at the end of the essay Sommers writes, "Having the courage to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, even doubt, we can walk into all of those fields of writing.” Sommers stated how she tries to teach her daughter to be optimistic. The writer states that,”Despite the sheer facts of her life, despite the accumulation of grim knowable data,” her mother was optimistic. Sommers tell the reader of how her family fled from Germany when she was thirteen and how her grandparents were killed by Nazis. Sommers is trying to teach her daughters that there is more out there and that they can be optimistic, despite what may be going on in our lives.
She also has to keep them all safe and make sure they all get to their grandmother’s house. Dicey also had to make a decision, while they were at there cousin’s house, whether to stay and hope they wouldn’t be split apart, or take some action and make sure she kept the remaining members of the family together. She chose to leave and take her siblings with her. Throughout this book Dicey is weighed down by the pressure of having to make life changing choices for herself and her siblings. Yet she matures more with every step of their long journey.
Over the course of the novel she learns to see past color and living with the Boatwright sisters allowed her to learn more about herself, her mother, and of course, bees. The first sign of maturity was when she ran away from her abusive father and helped Rosaleen escape from the hospital. (pg. 41-65) She was determined to find out what really happened with her mother and lead herself and Rosaleen to Tiburon. This requires a great deal of courage and boldness to find your way somewhere and you have no idea where it is.
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). This shows how Barbie affected her child in to becoming a strong woman who cares about woman issues but then again cares about her
Olivia Castellano in “Canto, Locura Y Poesia,” explains how growing up as a female and being a Mexican has been a challenge. Her culture has made it difficult to overcome stereotypes and the ideal life that her family wants for her. She overcomes this by getting an education and educating herself in her own culture and finding that help that she needed to overcome all the scars
Alvarez essay explains how her parents and media taught Alvarez self-worth. Alvarez’s explains how she grew up and learned to love herself. “As a young teenager in our new country, my sisters and I searched for clues on how to look as if we belonged here (Alvarez 92). Young girl sometimes find themselves trying to be like people they see on T.V. so that they can fit into the world.
Sarah contacted a close friend of hers to name Diana blue who is a pediatrician and is and atheist to receive some advice on her situation. Diana told Sarah that she works around special need kids every day and see how hard it is on the parents and it would be her best interest to spare her the stress and abort the child. Diana stated that there should be decrease in suffering in this world and an increase of happiness upon us humans. Sarah should consider her child right to live, gods will, and a choice that she can live with for the rest of her life. Ethical dilemma: Sarah has been trying to conceive her first child for quite some time and her wish has finally been granted.
The Pursuit and Comprising Happiness of Taylor Greer What is happiness, and when should we compromise it? That is a very common question that people always ask themselves. Well in this novel, Taylor Greer, who is a small-town girl for Kentucky was the victim of sacrificing her happiness in order to give her and her daughter Turtle a better chance at life, but as the story progressed and she became more comfortable, Taylor started pursuing her happiness. In the novel, “The Bean Trees” by Barbra Kingsolver, Taylor Greer chooses keep a child, which was not what she had originally planned to do. This choice was a compromise to her original idea of personal happiness; however, as she comes to love and be loved by Turtle, she finds that true happiness lies in having meaningful relationships with others.
Let it Go-“To a Daughter Leaving Home” “To a Daughter Leaving Home” ultimately describes a mother’s emotional state as her daughter starts peddling towards her future journey. The poem deeply emphasizes on the life of the daughter and on the hardships for the mother to watch, as her daughter is taking the leave by her side into the real world alone. With the use of literary devices such as imagery, symbolism and simile, the audience is introduced to the relationship between the mother and the daughter: showing the mother raising her daughter into a beautiful young lady, to her remarks the sweet moments they had together until giving her daughter the freedom to pursue her own destiny. Pastan adopted imagery to describe the daughter “wobbled
My biography book Bone Black Memories of girlhood is an emotional story written by Bell Hooks about someone else’s childhood memories. This book shows one strong-spirited child’s voyage towards becoming a writer. The book starts with her different stories in each chapter. Each story shows more of an innocent, feminist touch, to her life living in the south. The novel shows her growing up, being more established and learning early on the roles women and men play in society, as well as her own values in life.