The general population doesn’t live life the way she does. Also, she has become a bit of a perfectionist, in the eyes of the convent at least. She was always concerned about her sins, and while she was on the ship, traveling from Cincinnati to New Orleans, it would often make rough stop... ... middle of paper ... ...Captain could cheer her up, but even he isn’t able to save her. As she is leaving the ship, she ends her own life. She is unable to adapt to the society she was exposed to and unable to live life knowing that she is biracial.
Teresa's biggest faults came from her friendships. Although she had not been sinning, she was still very attached to all her friends until God had told her " No longer do I want you to converse with human beings but with angels. " Instantly she was given the freedom she was unable to have through all her years of effort. After this God came first in her life. In Teresa's books, she interpreted and anatomized the mystical experiences she underwent.
The racism and discrimination Maya faced throughout I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, affected her attitude, personality, and overall outlook on life in a positive way. While Maya is young, she notices white impudence but doesn’t always recognize it as racism, and it affected her attitude towards her life. She is taught to understand that white people don’t like black people; the white race is evil. Although she can comprehend that and understand to obey whites, but she doesn’t understand the reasoning behind it. For example, when the young white girls are mocking Momma in front of the Store, Maya is crying behind the door because she can’t understand why they’re being so mean, especially because Momma hasn’t done anything wrong to them.
She took care of Marguerite throughout her t... ... middle of paper ... ...rights and fighting against prejudice. Despite all of Marguerite’s tragic circumstances and traumatic events, she learned what it meant to be an African-American woman during the early to mid- 20th century through the experiences and lessons via the women in her life. They helped her learn certain characteristics and ways to act in the face of bigotry and harshness from others. She followed their footsteps in many ways, but her own experiences, and the combined lessons from her mother, Mrs. Flowers, and Momma all helped her become her own, new version of an African American woman, who can do it all.
She was also often teased about being ugly. A memory that had imprinted on her life the most was when she was brutally raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Mr. Freeman. At first, she felt like Mr. Freeman truly loved her and that she wasn’t alone anymore. “I didn’t want to admit that I had in fact like his holding me, or that I had liked his smell or the hard heart-beating, so I said nothing”. As a seven year old, Angelou didn’t realize the immorality of Mr. Freeman’s sexually abuse.
Some examples shown through the song are poverty, education, healthcare, marriage and family. All three girls’ different stories and struggles they face. The first girl mentioned is Lisa, she feels alone in the world, her mother is a drug addict and likes to bring many men home. The song talks about things in the beginning work out well, but later on in the night, the mom and the man end up fighting. The men beat Lisa and when Lisa tries to tell her mom, her mom does not believe her.
"A pastoral counselor told me the abuse was my fault because I was too controlling," recalls Anna. "When my husband pushed me into a dresser, herniating one of my discs, an elder 's wife asked me, 'What did you do to provoke him? ' At that point, I quit reaching out and started praying I 'd find a way out." (Graves) Anna realized she was in an abusive relationship, but she did not know she has to report it. Due to not having access to information about IVP Anna did not get help.
As part of the diagnoses I found out that Kiranjit refused to seek help in fear and love of her husband. I saw this when she had gone to the hospital after her husband tried to burn her face with an iron for spending his money for his children. The nurse asked her where the bruises had come from but she responded by lying and repeatedly glancing at her husband while doing so. The illness was ... ... middle of paper ... ... her children. Distrust after an abusive relationship is common.
She came in emotionally blocked, refusing to accept reality, deal her problems, and acknowledge what she had done to herself and others. Even in the second session there is trust issues between Paul and Sophie because when she comes in for her sessions she says she had a fight with her mother, but it was really with her father. In the beginning there was little trust between the two and the sessions seemed awkward, most ending in Sophie threatening to leave or actually ending the session early. As the third session begins more of her story begins to unravel. There is a sense of trust starting between the two as Sophie tells Paul about her affair with Si.
Women of color face these unique issues because of the link, so problems never get fully solved (Hutchison 185). On top of these issues, Celie deals with rape and incest in her life. In the very first letter Celie writes to God as a child, she describes her first experience of rape. Before she describes in detail what he does to her, she writes that he says “You gonna do what your mammy wouldn’t” (1). This occurrence scars her for the rest of her life, and ultimately shapes her personality.