One conflict in this book is when Mattie has to face herself and try to live alone when grandfather dies, “Now what? Take inventory, Check the pack and powder I was alone; Grandfather died and Mother missing”(156). In this situation Mattie is trying to figure out what to do after her grandpa dies, mother is missing, and how she can survive alone. “A spiteful voice hissed in my head. Shut up, Mattie, the voice said, You’re a silly child. You have no
When Kathy and John first got married they enjoyed each other?s company ?they had fun shopping together, picking out cheap furniture, and old rugs.? Kathy was John?s first priority; he seemed more relaxed and content in her eye. That was until politics took a role in their life. ?Kathy despised it all. Every *censored*ty minute. The political wifey routine. She used to get the shakes out in public.? He is the link to her disappearance. His Vietnam secrets and betrayals pushed Kathy towards the edge. ?Kathy got pretty scared sometimes. The detective act. The stuff you?d yell in your sleep. It gave her the heebie-jeebies.? When Kathy thought about his spying games, and how politics seemed to be more important then her, it gives the reader the impression he is no longer a loving man in
The resentment within the young girl’s family is essential to the novel because one can understand the young girl better as she makes her decision.
Professor Crawford English 102 14 April 2011 The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother James McBride was born in 1957 to Ruth and Dennis McBride and was raised in Brooklyn’s Red Hook projects with his eleven brothers and sisters (Bodhos 2). In 1997 McBride’s
The second chapter begins with a “celebration” lunch between Barbara and Jack. During the lunch, Barbara shares a story with Jack about an experience she had with a former manager of theirs named Stan. She told Jack that Stan had been rude with her in the past and described a time when she felt she was sexually harassed by him at the office. Jack was surprised to learn this had happened, but was impressed with the way Barbara handled herself in response to the incident. Barbara sharing this story with Jack showed that she trusted him, and considered him a friend. This story brings to attention one of the problems women may encounter while in the industry and gives an example of how it was handled in this particular instance. The chapter ends with Jack returning home and discussing the pros and cons of being a partner with his wife, Libby. Jack is looking forward to many of the perks, such as private golf club memberships, but is worried that the extra hours and responsibilities may affect his family life.
Chapter one started off with an interesting case about a married couple, who are doctors and decided to work within the same hospital. Soon after they started to work there, their marriage started to suffer and in the end they decided to get a divorce. Mr. Whittamore decided that he was going to leave the hospital and was thinking about opening his own clinic, even though it was against his contract. He thought that he would go talk to Singson and explain the situation to him and see if the contract could be overlooked and allow him to open his clinic. Singson told Whittamore that the contract would stand. Singson responds made Whittamore upset and the conflict between Singson and Whittamore started. The chapter continued talking about the approaches that people may use in order to
While the narrator did show bits of compassion by giving Janet good reviews, the “absence” of that compassion in the end emphasizes how the need to take care of one and one’s family, even at the cost of others, is necessary when life is overrun by an unfair separation of class.
I'm going to be analyzing the short story, New Directions, By Maya Angelou. It's a story with a strong theme of courage. A book that reminds us that we can still make a name for ourselves, even if we have to do it alone.
If she could not put down a security deposit for the apartment she wanted. It would have resulted in her getting a hotel, which is ultimately more costly. She wouldn’t be able save money on food because the low price hotels do not have kitchens to cook in, and healthcare is very expensive if you cannot afford health insurance. It was clear that she need another job to make ends meet. So that is exactly what she did. She gets a second waitressing job at Jerry’s. Jerry’s is no better than Hearthside, but the pay is much better. Because of time she is scheduled to work at Jerry’s conflicts with Hearthside, so she decides to quite Hearthside. To save more money she decides to move closer to Key West. She moves into a trailer in the Overseas Trailer Park. After working for a month in waitressing she gets another job in housekeeping at a hotel. She works from 9 am to whenever she finishes her work. She only last at the hotel for one day. That afternoon she heads in to work at Jerry’s. Jerry’s begins to be too much for her. From being sleep deprived and tired she couldn’t take it any more especially when Joy starts screaming at her. She walks out of Jerry’s never looking back to return.
She wanted to be a role model for her children and at the same time, she wanted to become friend with them. Helen valued education, and she wanted Julie to go to college and have a successful life. However, after she found out that Julie had secretly being together with Tod, the poor, unambitious man. She was disappointed, betrayed, sad. Julie moved out of Helen’s home. Later, when Helen found out that Julie and her husband Tod had nowhere to live, she let them move in with her. She is a permissive parent, yet, she cares about her children, provides them as much support as she can. Helen stayed calm when Gary told her he wanted to live with his dad for a while. I can see her heart was bleeding when she heard her son’s words. She gave Gary his father’s phone number anyway, and Gary talked to his dad over the phone and figured out the cruel fact that his dad didn’t care for them anymore. Helen wanted to comfort Gary but he refused to talk. I felt Helen’s guilt and desperation at that moment. After she broke into Gary’s room and found out that Gary was carrying the bag that contains pornography, she immediately asked Tod’s help to talk to Gary. She had a chance to talk to Tod and had learned that Tod came from a broken family. She had a better idea of who Tod was and his help to Gary gained Helen’s respect. Helen supported Tod and helped her daughter Julie overcame the tough situation in marriage. Helen
The short story "Class" by Sherman Alexie tells of the struggles of an American Indian man and tries to demonstrate how he reacts to his contrasted feelings and diverse world around him. The central theme of Alexie's short story is contrast, and this theme is evident throughout the story,
there would be a better life in America. She left and did what she did because of better life she was told would be there waiting for her. The values is that Annie got the idea from the him (narrative) to go with him and believed that everything would be
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