“My mother died at 48”, says Sanger “My father died at 80”. Her mother was a victim of tuberculosis not long after her last child was born. Sanger grew up in poverty and soon realized that bigger families were associated with lower means. Sanger was not one for domesticated duties and soon defied social norms and went to nursing school her aspirations included becoming a doctor. She did not complete nursing school she instead married William Sanger, an architect and artist.
But, she was persistent, and she became the best chef in her class. From the beginning, Julia had many factors against her, but she did... ... middle of paper ... ...er on this kind of book” (Child, 230). This chance could have costed her a published cookbook, but she took it because she would rather have no published cookbook than one that she was not fully behind. And staying true to herself proved to be a wise choice because her cookbook was eventually published, and she went on to have her own cooking show. In conclusion, Julia Child’s experiences display all that can be done when people do not give up.
Her first child was born prematurely and survived for only eleven days; her second child died of malaria; the next child succumbed to dysentery after sustaining life for about a year; and her sister Fanny committed suicide. 4. Mary Shelley was denounced by her beloved father; who thought that she “had been guilty of a crime.” Shelley, who was seventeen at the time, was not yet a wife and no longer a mother. She felt insecure and was dependent on her future husband Per Shelley for emotional support and familial commitment. 5.
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.
As a young girl she was raised by her grandparents because of her father's alcoholism, and untimely death. Her father left shortly after she was born and died later, unexpectedly of cerebral hemorrhaging, and her mother died of breast cancer. Pickfords first job was an assistant seamstress at age 6, to help pay for living expenses. Eleven years later she toured as a vaudeville actress. Once on broadway she acted in “The Warrens of Virginia” and many more.
Robert Baker died August 16, 1933, his cause of death was a kidney failure. Gladys couldn’t take care of Norma so she was put into a foster home. Robert and Bernice were not put in a foster homes because their father, which was had taken them with him. The reason why the mother couldn’t take care of them was that she was mentally and financially ill. Norma Baker had spent seven years of her life in a foster home with her foster parents. Ida Bolender, Albert Wayne Bolender, and Norma Jeane Baker all lived together in Hawthorne, California.
Her father and mother where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and had one brother and sister, Edward and Mary. But Queen Elizabeth had troubles of her own. She was abandoned by her own father, locked away by her own sister, but that didn’t stop her to become the greatest queen we know. Elizabeth father had some crimes on his own. When Elizabeth was only three he beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn because she did not give him a baby boy; she gave birth to a girl.
The rest of Norma’s life would now be filled with chaos since she didn’t have anywhere to go besides foster homes. In 1935, when Norma was nine her mother was declared legally insane. Grace McKee, Gladys’ best friend; applied to be Norma’s legal guardian. While waiting for the court to appoint a new guardian, she was sent to live in the Los Angeles Orphans Home until she was eleven. In 1937, McKee and Ervin “Doc” Goddard married and became Norma’s guardian.
My mother was born on April 11, 1970 the last of ten children; her mother was in and out of her life all during her adolescent years, as she struggled with drug addiction and prostitution. My mother lost both of her parents at age fifteen and had me when she was sixteen. She married at sixteen since my father was much older than her it was required otherwise; he would have gone to jail. The relationship that I want to talk about in this essay is the one of my mothers and mine. My mother struggled to raise me, we grew up together, since she was only a child herself when she had me, and most certainly had no portrayal of what a parent should be.
To understand the story of “Girl”, you will have to understand the past and biography of the writer. According to my research, Kincaid was born to Elaine Potter Richardson in 1949 in Antigua, once a British country in the West Indies. Kincaid’s relationship with her mother was less than ideal. Kincaid describes her mother as a literate woman who struggled against her poor circumstances, eventually feeling bitterness toward her children because of all her problems. Kincaid was forced to drop out of school when she was 12 and help raise her brothers because he stepfather was sick and unable to work.