Have you ever drawn a picture to express something, or just drawn it for fun? Well Melinda uses her drawings to express her feelings and get away from the world. I think the in the story “SPEAK,” by Laurie Halse Anderson, She uses Melinda's artwork and the tree to express the fact that Melinda got raped and afterwards, when she looked up... and saw... a tree.
Sylvia hated her “nappy hair and proper speech”. She despised the way her parents kissed her ass. But most of all, she hated that Miss Moore had a college education, something her parents did not have. That “nappy-head bitch” had seen parts of the world that Sylvia had not, she had experienced things in life that Sylvia may never see. This is part of the reason Sylvia hated her so much. But Sylvia also did not like Miss Moore because she opened her eyes to the reality that her life is not as perfect as she thought. She thought that life was perfect the way it was, a care free life with no education. She continues to say that she would rather have fun than listen to her.
Mr. Cranton is the principal of Lansing High School who believes the girls’ sorority to be “undemocratic” which ultimately “disturb[s] the routine of school work” (241). He is a static, flat, and direct character.
Throughout the short story Sylvia Portrayed as tough hard-shelled individual. As we are first introduced to her we learn that even though she seems like an angry individual, she is in fact very intelligent and observant. For example, Sylvia states, “She was black as hell, cept for her feet, which were fish-white and spooky. And she was always planning these boring-ass things for us to do… Miss Moore always looked like she was going to church, though she never did” (1).
The motivation of Sylvia is to get Harry to not move to the south! On page 31 Sylvia is talking to Claudia and says, “If he comes here and likes it, he’ll tell him friends, and they’ll come. Soon our community will be overrun. We’ll have no chance of a clean city government,
Joan D. Vinge once said, “We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance... And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.” In the short story, “Initiation,” by Sylvia Plath, Millicent, a teenage girl whom is being initiated into a high school sorority must go five days doing what their sorority big sister commands them to do. While being initiated, Millicent starts to realize that while being part of a group that she’s been longing to be apart of is great, being an individual and creating yourself makes you more unique than those who are part of a group. Having individuality allows you to be more free, and makes you more memorable to those around you.
Despite all her rebellious actions, Sylvia feels slightly uncomfortable when everyone is about to enter F.A.O. Schwarz. She states, “…but when we get there I kinda hang back. Not that I'm scared, what's there to be afraid of, just a toy store. But I feel funny, shame.” (Bambara 4). The quote signifies that for some reason, Sylvia is feeling insecure. She is not afraid of a simple toy store, but it is something different. She knows it is embarrassment. In this context, the cognizance is coming to Sylvia in the form of embarrassment. After witnessing the immensely different lifestyles on Fifth Avenue, she starts to understand Miss Moore’s ideas. She is slowly learning just how big the cavity is between the different economical classes. She feels like an outsider. The child in her is slowly growing up, absorbing the harsh reality of the world in the process. In addition, when the children are at the store, the exorbitant prices of the toys compels Sylvia to question herself of the social and economic differences. She states, “Who are these people that spend that much for performing clowns and $1000 for toy sailboats? What kinda work they do and how they live and how come we ain't in on it? ” (Bambara 5). According to the quote, all the children have arrived at the toy store F.A.O. Schwarz and got a look at the inflated prices of the toys. Sylvia is questioning herself about
Language in Jasper Jones is a detailed part of the novel, making use of many different techniques throughout the entire text. “Where was she going? Was this where Laura had been going all year? Where was Jasper Jones? Was he at the end of this journey?” An example of Silvey using Rhetorical language. Rhetorical language is a large part of the story as it’s about
Sylvia Rivera was a survivor of the streets. A part of a thrown away community of drag queens, sex workers, and trans folks; the people that fell between the crack of the gay and
Bambara’s use of Sylvia as the protagonist of the narrative gives the story a somewhat playful tone while tackling a subject that is far from it. While in the taxi Sylvia thinks to herself, “So we heading down the street and she’s boring us silly about what things cost and what our parents make and how much goes for rent and how money ain’t divided up right in this country” (Bambara 1143). This quote shows that by using Sylvia’s first person take with the story, Bambara gives us a humorous approach of a child that must slowly come to the terms with the reality of wealth in the country.
It tends to be the trend for women who have had traumatic childhoods to be attracted to men who epitomize their emptiness felt as children. Women who have had unaffectionate or absent fathers, adulterous husbands or boyfriends, or relatives who molested them seem to become involved in relationships with men who, instead of being the opposite of the “monsters” in their lives, are the exact replicas of these ugly men. Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy” is a perfect example of this unfortunate trend. In this poem, she speaks directly to her dead father and her husband who has been cheating on her, as the poem so indicates.
The children in the neighborhood are probably the most influential people in Sylvia’s life, since she is around them most frequently, and they are her peers. They too seem to come from the same kind of background as Sylvia—poor, defensive,
An impoverished child is likely to pick up on some bad habits, the most common being foul language. Additionally, Sylvia refers to her friends as “Big-Butt, Flyboy, June bug, Rosie Giraffe, Sugar, Mercedes, and QT.” This combines with the cursing demonstrates a lack of propriety afforded those of a higher economic class This aids in revealing that Sylvia simply
Being the vigilant and hardworking woman that she knows herself to be, Sylvia is a woman who is not very keen on giving up on something she finds passion in. Being involved in the mining industry for a long time, she has experienced working conditions which can be described as over whelming and extravagant. Being the proud feminist that she saw herself, she was strong and capable to be part of the mining industry while keeping concepts of her femininity intact. Sylvia was proud to be a woman in the occupation of mining even though it was a male dominated industry and she never once doubted her choice to continue in the industry. She had many struggles in mining mostly concerning her gender and her will power to withstand the pressures that came with the occupation.
So you are discussing the synthesis of Sylvia from the lesson Miss Moore taught? Your thesis to me was a little unclear, I see you asked a question at the end of the paragraph but I’m not sure where you as the author of the paper stand or where the paper is going. I think it would be best to answer this question before you move to your first body paragraph. I like how you explain to your audience what the Hegelian Dialect is, however in the first body paragraph it would be better to talk more about the story. But, you relate the character to the information very well. In the body of the essay there were no quotes to support your thesis or argument. I didn’t understand what side you were one until the conclusion of the essay. I think it would