midterm Family The book "Family" has reflected the history of slavery in America. In the book, Clora is a mother of six children with a slave master, in which her three children and adult survivors. Clora has committed suicide and killed her slave master like her mother did at first. She has lived as narrator and lived through her favorite daughter, Always. Unlike her mother, Always try and find ways to survived and destroy the slavery of America at that time.
After a heated confrontation about his homosexuality, he shot himself and ever since Blanche has been haunted by the events of that night. She is unstable and uses many ways to trick and delude the people she meets. She lives in her own fantasy world where characters, such as Shep Huntleigh, come from her imagination. There are many themes throughout the play, but one of the most prominent signs of Blanche's declining sanity revolves around her exposure to natural light. We first notice this in the first scene, where Blanche has just arrived in New Orleans, at her sister, Stella's, apartment.
In the book, Rosaleen, an African American housekeeper and nanny, gets upset with the bullying and the overpowering of the whites and acts out; this acting out gets her put in jail. Since Rosaleen is a main character, the reader’s heart goes out to her and becomes emotionally involved with the novel. Kidd grasping
Janie is now in search for a husband who loves her and treats her special. She then meets Joe Starks whom is a shrewd and well dressed businessman. They get married and relocate to Eatonville, Florida where he uses his charisma and gift for gab to become Mayor. Through his success, she becomes a solid partner in their marriage which leaves her unhappy. After the unfortunate death of Joe, she moves on to a relationship with Vergible Woods known as “Tea Cake”, however Tea Cake is the man of her dreams who makes her feel loved and appreciated.
A Rose for Emily The Use of Color In A Rose for Emily, one of William Faulkner’s works, tells a story of Miss Emily in a small town of southern America. She was a daugther of a super strict and controlling father who kept her in solitude until her death. Miss Emily was always thought of as a weird and mysterious person to her neighbors, but the neighbors confirmed their theories of Miss Emily when they found out that she had killed her lover, Homer Barron and slept with his body for forty years in the upstairs of her house. Faulkner uses complex plots and a mixed-up time sequence to approach a despairing and gloomy image of Miss Emily to the reader. However, Faulkner uses colors to represent certain moods and mental conditions of Miss Emily during the story The color black has appeared twice in the whole story, one is in the first description of Emily’s appearance, is when the officials went to her house to discuss the tax issue.
“Happily ever after is a concept I’ll never believe in.” This is probably the most heart breaking and meaningful line in the book Burned by Ellen Hopkins. This line is spoken by the protagonist Pattyn Scarlet Von Stratten. Pattyn is a seventeen year old girl, a junior in high school, and is from an ultra- strict, patriarchal Mormon household in Nevada. Pattyn’s father is constantly battling demons after the loss of a previous family. Pattyn’s Father blames himself for his past and drowns his guilt in liquor, making him an alcoholic.
Over the summer, incoming high school freshmen were required to read Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees. Set in South Carolina in 1964, fourteen year-old Lily Owens lives with her abusive and vulgar father, T. Ray, plagued with the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother, Deborah, died. When Rosaleen, T. Ray’s housekeeper and Lily’s lovable “stand-in mother” (2), gets in deep trouble with the meanest racists in town, consequentially going to jail, Lily busts Rosaleen out, freeing her, and together they run from Sylvan, away from Lily’s mentally and physically violent father and away from Rosaleen’s troubles. She and Rosaleen make their way to Tiburon in hopes to shed light on her mother’s past, guided only by a few of her mother’s
Likewise, both Hedvig and Cassandra share common consequences, torture (not just physically but mentally) and in the end both walk hopelessly toward death. In The Wild Duck, Hedvig is perhaps the most suffered yet most innocent character in the play. As a thirteen year old child, she has to endure the neglected feelings received from her father, Hjalmar due to the uncertainty of her parentage belonging. As Hjalmar angrily said to Gina, “ Just answer me this: does hedvig belong to me— or [Werle]?” (Ibsen 195). Gina replied saying that she does not know, he was furiously left the house.
Celie is a woman who from the young age of 14 was raped, had to children by her daddy, and lost her mother. Nobody in the world loves Celie but her sister Nettie. To Celie’s dismay Nettie has to run away after being nearly raped by her father, and Celie’s new husband known as Mr.____. Mr.____ continuously beats and emotionally abuses Celie through the story. Celie begins to fall in love with Shug Avery Mr.____'s mistress who is known as the towns whore while this happens Mr._____'s eldest son Harpo falls in love with Sofia.
Medea, the main character in the play was a leader in the Chicano revolt. She has scars up and down her arms from the revolution. After Medea’s husband Jason finds her cheating on him with a woman he exiles Medea and her lover Luna to Phoenix, a rundown gypsy ghetto where “queer” people are sent. After seven years in exile Jason returns to Medea’s life in order to take their son Chac-Mool back to Aztlan. This is the turning point of the play and a source of major conflict for all the characters.