In the high criminal neighborhood where the other Wes lived, people who live there need a positive role model or a mentor to lead them to a better future. Usually the older family members are the person they can look up to. The other Wes’s mother was not there when the other Wes felt perplexed about his future and needed her to support and give him advises. Even though the other Wes’s mother moved around and tried to keep the other Wes from bad influences in the neighborhood, still, the other Wes dropped out of school and ended up in the prison. While the author Wes went to the private school every day with his friend Justin; the other Wes tried to skip school with his friend Woody. Moore says, “Wes had no intention of going to school. He was supposed to meet Woody later – they were going to skip school with some friends, stay at Wes’s house, and have a cookout” (59). This example shows that at the time the other Wes was not interested in school. Because Mary was busy at work, trying to support her son’s education, she had no time and energy to look after the other Wes. For this reason, she did not know how the other Wes was doing at school and had no idea that he was escaping school. She missed the opportunities to intervene in her son’s life and put him on the right track. Moreover, when the author was in the military school, the other Wes was dealing drugs to people in the streets and was already the father of a child. The incident that made the other Wes drop out of school was when he had a conflict with a guy. The other Wes was dating with the girl without knowing that she had a boyfriend. One night, her boyfriend found out her relationship with the other Wes and had a fight with him. During the fight, the other Wes chased the guy and shot him. The guy was injured and the other Wes was arrested
In chapter five, “Changes and Ceremonies”, the school holds their annual operetta. It was ironic that this year they would be preforming The Pied Piper. It is a story about town children that are lured away from their homes by a magician. During the rehearsals for the play, the students are "freed by the operetta from the routine of our lives, remembering the classroom where Mr. McKenna kept busy with spelling bees and mental arithmetic those not chosen, as someplace sad and dim, left behind, we were all Miss Farris' allies now" (Munro, 124). I could really relate to this part because each day for me is a routine. I drive to school, walk the same halls, sit in a classroom with the same four walls, see the same people, and go home. On weekends is the only time where I am freed from the routine. Throughout this chapter, we see a different side of Del. Del grows a crush on a boy in her class and this is the first time in the book that Del has had sexual feelings towards someone. At the end of the chapter, four or five years later, Miss Farris, the director of the play, commits suicide by drowning herself in a river. The reader may recall Miss Farris' stressful yell at the operetta rehearsal: "I might as well leap off the Town Hall! I might as well leap now! Are you are prepared to take the responsibility?" (Munro, 127). I thought it was ironic how Miss Farris said that during the play, and ends up committing suicide at the end of the chapter.
Women in America have been described as “domestic household slaves” referring to their status in society. Do the documents support this assertion? If so what is the evidence?
Introduction The contentious little book titled Women, Power, Politics maintains politics to be devalued, acknowledging the fact that only few people do vote, and women are unable to achieve within the realm of Canadian politics. Sylvia Bashevkin, the author of the book argues that Canadians have a profound unease with women in positions of political authority, what she calls the "women plus power equals discomfort" equation. She evaluates a range of barriers faced by women who enter politics, including the media's biased role of representing the private lives of women in politics, and she wonders why citizens find politics is underrepresented in Canada compared to Belgium. In clear, accessible terms, Bashevkin explains her ideas on how to eliminate “low voters turn-out,” “devaluation of politics,” "gender schemas," and "media framing.”
In his culture there is a lack of emotion and love towards anyone or anything in general. People don’t remember why they love each other or why they’re together and do not care for one another. This lack of love and emotion is shown between Montag and Mildred in their relationship. After Montag confronts Mildred about taking the pills she appears to be confused and denies it stating she “never in a billion years” would take a bottle full of pills. The discourse in their relationship may be the main reason she takes pills. She appears to have depression due to the way her marriage has developed and how she lives her life. To cope with her problems she takes a bottle full of pills to try to kill herself. The TVs in the parlor are there to distract her from the pain she truly feels inside, but when the TVs go off and she is in her room she cannot deal with what she's in the mirror. This connects to an article titled Mental Disorders in which a person with depression is described as having “feelings of guilt” and “thoughts of death or suicide”. The feelings of guilt Mildred feels are due to her awareness of the absence of love in her marriage, and inside it tears her apart because she knows that it is not how things are supposed to be with her
Mildred (major) – Mildred has low self-steem and is stupid. She attempts to cmmit suicide and also betrays Guy near the end of the story. She likes to watch the parlor walls and is always listening to the SeaShell. Even though Mildred and Guy have been married for 10 years, they have a distant relationship. She is the wife of Guy Montag.
She’s just so weak. If she would stand up for herself, no one would bother her. It’s her own fault that people pick on her, she needs to toughen up. “Shape of a Girl” by Joan MacLeod, introduces us to a group of girls trying to “fit in” in their own culture, “school.” This story goes into detail about what girls will do to feel accepted and powerful, and the way they deal with everyday occurrences in their “world.” Most of the story is through the eyes of one particular character, we learn about her inner struggles and how she deals with her own morals. This story uses verisimilitude, and irony to help us understand the strife of children just wanting to fit in and feel normal in schools today.
She went to Stanford University, but married a construction contractor. At the beginning of the seasons she is the one who works as a lawyer of a firm. However, now she is the house wife and is not used to be in that position. She is used to be bossy with her husband, and sometimes violates the Maxim of conversation of manner, as she behaves ambiguous to hide bossy statements that make her husband feel disrespected. As a result, her husband Joel gets used to hear ambiguous expressions, and says occasional ambiguous expressions as well. He also avoids disrespecting
There are many different types of authors in the world of literature; there is always something about a certain author that makes them special. Alice Walker is one of the most adored African-American authors working currently. At a young age she was blinded in her right eye; after feeling insecure and shy she turned to writing poetry to help her express how she felt. After graduating college, Walker went to Mississippi to help fight for equality. She published two novels and a few volumes of poetry before getting her ‘breakthrough’ with her third novel, The Color Purple. Walker says, “The black woman is one of America’s greatest heroes…Not enough credit has been given to the black woman who has been oppressed beyond recognition.” Walker went