Animal Dreams, a novel written by Barbara Kingsolver, entails two sisters Codi and Hallie Noline with an everlasting connection with each other. With this kind of bondage, they became indivisible and went through almost everything together, but yet they grew up to become the opposite of each other. “I am the sister who didn’t go to war. I can only tell you my side of the story. Hallie is the one who went south, with her pickup truck and her crop-disease books and her heart dead set on a new world” (Kingsolver 7).
I believe that those values lead me to pursue my goals. I hope one day, in the near future I would be able to pay my parents back for helping me out when I needed them the most. Informal values are so important in life that they help you define social groups. For example; I found somebody with the same values as mine and married him because I believe we both have the same dreams in seeking to reach the same type of goals. Now, I apply those values to my life and even more so as a mother and wife.
In the book, A Long Way From Chicago, many types of witty, or humorous, dialogue are used. When Grandma Dowdel takes the kids fishing, Joey says Grandma worked as “busy as a bird dog.” This is one of Grandma's favorite sayings. During the middle of the book, Mrs. Eubanks finds out that her daughter is somewhere inside the Dowdel house. When she comes to find her daughter, Grandma threatens her by saying, “if you set foot over that doorsill, I'll wring your red neck.” Mrs. Eubanks took her warning seriously and remained outside. When preparing for the Centennial Celebration, Joey is forced to wear Grandpa Dowdels wedding tuxedo.
Smith’s strengths are her loyalty, tenacity, and work ethics. She will still be anyone that she has placed in her circle and her family. She keeps going despite the hurdles and obstacles. Even though her husband had a lot of money and wanted her to just stay at home and raise the children, she insisted that she work and have her own money. She states that she doesn’t necessarily like working but she likes the fact that she works and can support herself and her children if needed.
Part of belonging with Errol for Dolly, meant being accepted into her own relationship with her family and culture to belong. Dolly and Errol then get 'hitched' as presented in Nan Dream sequence. In conclusion, we are able to see that through Dolly's relationship with her family and the connection she had with the land is what made up her belonging. Meeting Errol also meant she was able to understand her belonging more clear as she realised that in order to belong you needed to have the same values as others. Highlighting this idea that belonging begins with
Major stereotypes were filled in (give year). She also explained how her manners and being kind to others led her to the lord who took care of her. This represented her roots and how culture came to part of her lifestyle and how she incorporated it into her life. Throughout her stories one thing stayed consistent, this was her consistent showing of respect. Reflection Reading the story of Charity Anderson was a real privilege because it showed me how your entire life can reflect upon your morals.
When describing their journey through the mountains, she even adds dialogue to her canine, Jackson’s proceedings. For example, she explains Jackson’s attitude, ‘That morning he was impatient with me. “Miles to go, Mom,” he said over his shoulder’ (279). Her explanations of her animals are quite humorous at times. The woman even made her dogs peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and let them sleep inside her bivvy sack.
Particularly, there is valuable refuge to be found in a family with unconditional loyalty. The scene where they go outside and walk is a crucial development in the story where Sam formally declares insider knowledge on the benefits of a family: They’ll have both of us, I’ll be good to them. I want it, a family, a fucking family. If it’s something bad with Becca we’ll take care of it together. (Silence, as Amy tries to figure out what he has said).
The film “The Blind Side”, dir. John Hancock, year 2009 relates to discrimination, and the novel “My Sister’s Keeper”, author Jodi Picoult, year 2009 relates to family. Family is an important aspect of belonging, as it gives a sense of acceptance and makes the person feel protected physically and mentally. We see this through Dolly, Gladys and Nan Dear in the play. All three generations feel as though they belong together as we see right through the play.
These includes but not limited to ideology (beliefs and values), love (personal relationships), and work. It is important to note that forming identity means making informed choice of which block of culture you want to associate with. It becomes rather complex than simple when choosing which block you want to associate yourself with. The important