Joy-Hulga was a woman of grace and elegance turned boisterous and clunky. Once known as Joy, a leading lady, until she felt the urgency to change her name. As she had down in order to better fit oneself. The reader finds Joy-Hulga in stances of vulnerability, victimism, and the act of living within two worlds.
Sometimes people deceive their friends solely because they are afraid of rejection, but they don't understand the consequences until it is too late. This situation can be found in the book, Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee. In the book, Millicent Min, a child genius, finds a friend in volleyball while being forced to tutor Stanford, her biggest rival, in the summer. However, her friend, Emily, develops a crush on Stanford, and Millicent lies about her being a genius, which would vandalize their friendship. Despite the inquisitive decisions the characters made, there are a few things that I found confusing in the book.
The Holocaust had a huge impact on Anne and her family. Anne house was taken by the soldiers of the Holocaust. Anne and her family had to hide in the back of a store where her father worked. Anne only had one sister , Margot, who were good friends. The Frank family was not the only family hiding in the back of the store.
Sarah Lund is not presented as a (stereotypical) woman in regards to defined femininity. Her clothing is plain, she does not seem to pay any attention to make-up – neither would she probably find the time for it – her hair is carelessly pulled back, and she does not portray any empathy or identification towards her victims or suspects. Ien Ang discussed this renewed representation of women on television and noted that being a woman can now mean the “adaptation of many different identities, composed of a whole range of subject positions, not predetermined by immovable definitions of femininity” (2008, pp. 242-243). The Scandinavian female investigators have a nature of the lone classic film noire detective, like discussed in chapter 1, and the
The introduction of Mrs. Auld in chapter six of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is one that hold a lot of importance not only to Douglass but to the reader as well. Douglass portrays her in a way that allows her to be human. The reader is allowed to not only see the change in her but to experience it. The rhetoric surrounding her even changes as she does. At first, Douglass uses emphasis when she is first introduced, this is done by stating the same idea about the character in various places within the first paragraph. As her character changes, Douglass uses juxtaposition to switch his rhetoric to turn Mrs. Auld to stand for a bigger concept rather than just a human. Douglass in a literary sense holds the reader’s hand by explaining Mrs. Auld’s change step by step of what Mrs. Auld was, what she became, and what happened in between to cause it. Douglass uses the presence of Mrs. Auld to demonstrate the dehumanizing effect that power has on the nature of a human.
Sometimes over the course of friendships things in there can change in any kind of way. Throughout the story, Jenny and Kate’s friendship has been changing every time that they are with each other. Jenny states that “every time Kate saw me lately she called me a baby” (Cabot, 33). And she was also told that “sometimes people just grow apart…” (Cabot, 38). Hearing these two statements both Kate and Jenny have just now started to think differently of their friendship. Jenny is starting to believe that ever since Kate have gotten into high school they have started to not talk to each other as much as they did back then. And just
Sophie Biyoya Ciardulli is the main character in the book, “Endangered”, by Eliot Schrefer. She is the daughter of Florence Biyoya, who is Congolese, and an Italian-American dad. Her mother had always thought of protecting bonobos as her top duty in life, so it was no surprise when she chose staying in Congo to develop her bonobo sanctuary rather than returning to the U.S. with her husband and daughter, after Sophie’s dad is transferred to Miami, Florida by his company for a job. Sophie attends school in America, but spends summers with her mother. Sophie had always been angry and hurt by the fact that her mother was the reason her parents divorced, but when she meets Otto, she transitions slowly in opinion and grows in acceptance of her mother’s
“I have learned that something happens when one makes herself available to God: He starts moving in ways no one could imagine” (Davis 43). Such was the case for Katie Davis in her heart-warming novel, Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption, co-written by Beth Clark. Katie’s nonfiction memoir speaks passionately about her move to Uganda: here she strengthened her relationship with Jesus, adopted thirteen little Ugandan girls, started a nonprofit ministry, and so much more. Katie’s unique journey teaches about sacrifice for the Lord our God and about following Him wholeheartedly with reckless abandonment. Consequently, Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis is a hopeful story that teaches readers about God’s love for us, and
Do you like history? Then this is a book for you. “A Night Divided” by Jennifer A. Nielsen is a very eye catching book. The book is a story about how a family was split up by the Berlin Wall that went up in Berlin, Germany. It goes along the lines of Greta who is the youngest child in her family. Many thing happen that Greta has to deal with and try to solve, she has to do so while knowing that while she is on the East side that her father and brother are on the West side. This book is realistic fiction and has 317 pages
Deborah from Soldier’s Secret is characterized through indirect characterization. She is shown to be a stubborn person through her words, thoughts, and through other characters.
*In The Kind of Friends We Used to Be, there are two main characters, Kate and Marylin, but I’m just going to do Marylin for the parts where information about only a single character is needed.
This project will focus on the similar characteristics of Joy-Hulga Hopewell from Flannery O’Connor’s story “Good Country People” and Dee-Wangero Johnson from the Alice Walker story “Everyday Use”. Although both characters have diverse backgrounds, the essay will demonstrate how much they resemble one another in their nature, struggles, and relationship with their mothers. This essay will focus on three main points of similarities between these women. A first example will be how Joy and Dee are both highly educated women which causes a great division for them with their families whom are uneducated in comparison. Each one creates conflict with their mother which they view as inferior and mock them, oblivious to how family is so important
On a normal day at West Wilson Middle School, Mrs.Williamson’s class was learning about the Cawton Family heritage. Allie Smithing was an above average girl and the worst lesson she has every had happened that week.
Linda was O’Brien’s first experience with death and the loss of a close friend or loss of a person in his life. She represented young and innocence in life. After Linda died, O’Brien kept her alive by dreaming of her all the time, he even looked forward to sleeping just so he could see her. This was the beginning of his storytelling and keeping people alive with his mind or through stories. She represents the loss of innocence and loss of childhood. This representation is an example of the young soldiers who lost their lives and drastically changed in the war. When she died and Timmy saw her dead body he realized that people die and your friends can die; which is something the soldiers experienced for the first time. O’Brien keeping her alive