One time, T.Ray makes fun of her for reading saying she’s a nerd and another time where a teacher praises her for reading. She recognizes that books are a great way of relieving stress and are good ways to learn about what to do in difficult times. Lily wishes to become a writer. August always tells Lily stories to help her learn to love and trust. Through books and stories, Lily sees the possibilities for her own life.
Precious is an African-American female who is currently impregnated by her biological father for the second time. She is sixteen years of age and can neither read nor write. She constantly suffers pitfalls at her young age. She is heavily obsessed and is subjected to abuse at the hands of her vicious, dysfunctional, abusive, and unemployed mother. With the proper support from an engaged principal, teacher, and social worker, Precious’s life turns into the positive.
Also at the institution, she reunites with Joan, an old friend from high school who had also dated Buddy. As Esther was recovering, she had a sexual enc... ... middle of paper ... ...tly idea that she will have to face her peers’ unfriendly attention, which shows that she hasn’t been cured but numbed. The book ends as Esther enters the room for her exit interview, which leaves the reader to decide whether or not she is truly saved. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: The chapter “It’s All Political” in How to Read Literature Like a Professor tells us that most books, if not all, have hidden political aspects in them. Foster presents the idea that “every work is either part of the social problem or part of the solution” (114-115).
After reading the excerpt, the reader comes to realize that Celie is a fourteen-year-old girl who has been molested by her father. Through this, she has lost her innocence as well as her self-worth, evident when the reader sees that the diary's words have been altered to say "I have always been a good girl" as opposed to "I am a good girl." From the moment her father molested her, Celie ceased to see herself as a good person. The events following the molestation only serve to lower Celie's confidence and hurt her relationship with her father. Her sister Nettie attempts to protect her, Nettie being the closest thing to a best friend that Celie has at this point.
When Branda was ten one of her best, friends committed suicide because he felt as though no one cared. Again, at age fifteen another of her friends committed suicide after being bullied at school. Branda had a difficult time dealing with the pain that she felt from the loss and she was hospitalized for eight days. At nineteen, her family was forced to move in with her grandmother whom she does not get along with. When Branda began using drugs at nineteen her family attempted to help her.
Ashly was trapped and abused minutes from her house for years. She can even recall seeing her mother out a window posting missing girls ads and not being able to call out to her in fear she would be killed. Although Ashly was eventually able to escape from her pimp, she still has to live in a treatment center to aide her. (BreakTheseChains). Another victim was 13year old Maria Elena.
When Carrie comes home from her horrible day at school finding out she has started her menstrual cycle, her mother says that if she did not sin, she would have not gotten the Curse of Blood (65). The argument between shows how Carrie is the protagonist and her mother is the antagonist. Her mother thinks that a menstrual cycle is one of the ungodly sins and Carrie should be punished every time she disobeys. Another character is Sue Snell who depicts on whether to help Carrie or not. On page 89, there is a good scene where Christine points out how Sue was chanting with her and the rest of the girls in the bathroom when Carrie had her menstrual cycle.
“I wish you wouldn’t run off to that laundromat in the middle of the night, Callie.”(6) She doesn’t have any friends and she only has her mom who smokes, gets drunk, and is a poor role model for Callie which causes Callie to be sad and to have a poor life. Callie has never been to school and that is what makes her so lonely. She wants her and her mom to have a better relationship. “I love it when I make my mom laugh.” (12) She feels sorry for her mom and always tries to make her happy. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes.
She helps her clean up and tries to explain. Carrie's mother shows no sympathy for her first encounter with what she calls "the woman's curse." Miss Desjardin, still incensed over the locker room incident and ashamed at her initial disgust with Carrie, wants all the girls who made fun of Carrie suspended and banned from attending the school prom, but the principal instead punishes the girls by giving them several detentions. When Chris, after an altercation with Miss Desjardin, refuses to appear for the detention, she is suspended and barred from the prom and tries to get her fat... ... middle of paper ... ...nd that the only way to save her is to kill her. Revealing that Carrie's conception was a result of what may have been marital rape (although she admits she enjoyed the sex), she stabs Carrie in the shoulder with a kitchen knife, but Carrie kills her mother by stopping her heart.
She warned me of many taboos including the lewd act of ….writing. Before being forced to drop out of high school due to her pregnancy with me, she decided to bring a diary to school. Somehow, she lost it. The book fell into the hands of the administration after being passed around the school population. My mother ended up on suspension for the detailed diary entries regarding her hellish home life and promiscuity.