She was born in Jamaica to a mother whose education was as limited as a 13 year-old’s. Due to her poor education, her mother had to work as a house servant, along with taking care of laundry, both for money Claudia’s mother could use to support Claudia and her 2 siblings. To make a better life for her family, she moved to the Bronx and left her kids with her oldest sister, a schoolteacher named Mildred Taylor. Sadly, Claudia contracted otitus media, a painful infection of the ear and had to be taken to the local clinic. With no doctors on duty, the nurses had to make do with their own limited knowledge, which resulted in Claudia not getting antibiotics for her infection, which causes her to lose her hearing and part of herself in a matter of hours.
Identify and describe two conflicts in the story. Explain how the protagonist responds throughout the story and what his or her response reveals about him or her. Write in complete sentences.
Characters in books all having a different significance to the plot of the story. Some characters are the ones that cause trouble while others cause happiness. Some may be ignorant while others may be intelligent. The personality of all the different characters is what makes the book the best it can be. In the story, “Lost Boy, Lost Girl Escaping Civil War In Sudan” there are many unique characters. To start off there is John, a young man who takes charge of all the so called “lost boys” at the refugee camps. Next, there is Martha, a teenage girl who lives with her sister and other Dinka Tribe members. There is Tabitha, Marth’s sister, who an adolescent and to young to understand the whole war concept. Through examination, of all the major
She was not happy in the state that she was in and not feeling safe where she was living. She sought out her family an friends to help her get through this. Wes quotes in the book ,” And finally, I want to show them that I wasn’t alone as I thought I was, and that maybe they are not alone either”(Moore 4).Over time she met a great husband and had loving children. Her kids got opportunities she always hoped they would. Without her hope that time would fix almost all problems, not of this would have
Character Analysis: Give your ideas about the main characters(s). Include what you like and dislike about the characters and why they deserve praise or criticism. Does the author intend for you to like/dislike them? How do you know?
Choose a character out of the novel; describe the characters personality and placement in the novel.
There was one moment in the book where she had to make probably one of the most difficult choices in her life, yet she did not hesitate to make that choice. Jeannette’s older sister, Lori, always wanted to move to New York to escape her delusional parents. However, she did not have enough money to pay for a bus ticket, wiping out any hope that she had. " ‘I'll never get out of here,’ Lori kept saying. ‘I'll never get out of here.’ ‘You will,’ I said. ‘I swear it.’ I believed she would. Because I knew that if Lori never got out of Welch, neither would I.” Then one day, Jeannette was offered $200 and a bus ticket back to Welch to take care of a woman’s two toddlers in Iowa for the summer. Instead, she insisted that the woman, Mrs. Sanders, should take Lori and her payment be a “bus ticket to New York City.” The fact that Jeannette easily made the decision of sacrificing her ticket for Lori amazes me; she knew how important the trip the New York was for her, so she wanted to make that dream happen. When Lori left, Jeannette still did not give up on her dream to go to New York and become a journalist. She joined just about “every extracurricular event at the school” to gain the attention of colleges, particularly in New York. The motivation that can be found in this is that you cannot give up on your ambitions
“You're not like the others. I've seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or threaten me. No one has time any more for anyone else. You're one of the few who put up with me. That's why I think it's so strange you're a fireman, it just doesn't seem right for you, somehow. (Page 21)
As the session progressed, Whitaker (1978) explored the family, trying to uncover the structure, the tone, and the patterns in the family that were deeper and more significant than Claudia’s problems. Some
1. Who are the most important characters? Identify the protagonist/antagonist/ Write down important information and characteristics about each one.
Readers are given an invaluable source of background information and context in the first portion of the novel, which allows for readers to have a starting point to work off of in regards to understanding what obstacles destiny will throw at the characters during the rest of their mission. For instance, Marlow is described in depth and the novel illustrates his development from one perspective to another as he grapples with the vast spectrum and realities of humankind. While the journey unfolds, imagery also begins to become a key role in moving the storyline along and providing crucial