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December 3, 2022

 

A Letter to My Cousin about COVID-19 in America

Dear Cousin Saidou,

How are you doing? I hope everything is going well for you during these difficult times. I know we have not seen each other for two years and I miss you deeply. Also,  I know you told me that Guinea has not been affected as much by the COVID-19  virus as here in the United States. But, I still worry about you and our family there. While being in New York, I had to spend four months in our apartment without going anywhere. During quarantine, I spent most of my time watching  Netflix movies and television series. Although this helped the time pass, I was stressed and I missed socializing with my friends, family, and teachers.  However, the positive part about being in quarantine at home was that I gained a little bit of knowledge about how to do my own makeup,  how to cook,  and how to dance. Not only did I learn new skill sets, but I was able to connect with my family because they were not working and I was not going to school. 

The Coronavirus has had major impacts on me and the rest of the family in New York. During the months of March, April, and May, New York City was the epicenter of the pandemic. We were not allowed to go out. Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated a lockdown every evening from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M., and we were told to stay in our apartments except for essential things. I was scared and at the same time thankful for being healthy and alive at these uncertain times.

The government closed down schools in New York because of the virus and we started taking online classes. Having classes online made it difficult for me; I like to be in class and be in contact with the teachers in order to understand the materials. The hardest part was graduating online and not having the opportunity to say goodbye to friends and teachers. The past four years I was dreaming of this moment of being on stage with my diploma with friends and family watching. Instead, we graduated on zoom, and I still did not receive my diploma after completing school. This was a stepping stone for my education. I was disappointed; this moment meant everything for me.  

When the lockdown was finally lifted we started going out. I remember seeing an African American man in the New York City subway. He was yelling at an Asian woman saying that she brought this disease here. She sat there and didn’t speak; no one spoke up for her either. I wish I had done something, but I didn’t know how to do it. In addition, people have stopped ordering food from Asian restaurants and buying anything from their stores. Even my brother, who always buys rice and chicken from local Chinese markets, has stopped going.  

 Now I’m a college student and the COVID-19 situation is still the same. Some of my peers in my college are quarantined if the campus suspects them of any infection. We wear masks that were not normal for me and many people before because I usually only see them in the hospitals being worn by doctors or nurses. COVID-19 reminds me of a fictional television show that I watched called the Walking Dead.  Have you seen it? In the show, when you have a bite mark everyone runs away from you. Just like now, when you cough everyone looks at you fearfully. Contrary to the Television Show, COVID-19 is reality and affects the whole world.

In the coming year, I hope things will get better and everything will go back to normal. 

What you want to tell your cousin?

Sincerely,

Fatoumata


A Dish from My Culture

I come from a Fulani tribe in West Africa, which is a herding and nomadic culture so my ancestors consumed a lot of cow’s milk. In school, I learned that one day, my ancestors decided to look for a compliment to make the milk more appetizing. They had the idea of ​​taking the corn powder and vaporizing it. Then, the corn powder is mixed with the milk. After that, they added sugar on top and they found it to be really delicious. Since that time, this dish has become a cultural dish for my people I remember when my mom cooked it for the first time. The corn kernels are first crushed to make the flour. Then it’s finely sifted. Next, it is important to steam the cornflour with a clean cloth. In years before now, our grandmothers in the villages prepared it in terracotta canaries. Our generation is resorting to more technical tools.

In the Bronx, last Eid, my mom and I decided to cook Latchiri Kossan to remember the smell of our country through this traditional dish. Every time we cooked it. The smell took me back to my country Guinea. When I go to weddings here and eat this delicious dish, I feel like I am home and I’m happy. Latchiri Kossan smells like home to me. But that’s not all. Along with the Latchiri Kossan, there is always traditional music and dance. Latchirin Kossan without dance and music is like Thanksgiving without turkey. 

In my community,  Latchiri Kossan represents a sign of respect and consideration. The honor of being served to this particular dish shows how important you are to the person. For the reason that it’s a long and difficult process to make. At ceremonies or events, everyone asked about the dish. It’s the dish of the day. 


Deception

Recently, I read “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams. I felt intrigued when I start to read the scenes of this play.  The play portrays some of the discussions that the family has, and the mother is protecting her children. The mother wants her children to do the things that she wants without reproach.

The protagonist is Amanda. Her character is that of a mother that wants her children to have a good future for her children, specifically with her son, Tom. Her character is very protective and manipulative in her own way.

Amanda faces certain forces and pressures by the decisions her children make and she tries to change the state they live in now. She meets these forces and pressures by deciding to find a rich man to marry her daughter Laura as well for her son Tom. She decides all the novels and poetry that she likes. You can see this early in the play. In the first scene, in lines 43 it says: “AMANDA: Resume your seat, little sister, I want you to stay fresh and pretty for gentleman callers.”

The tension rises when she starts to involve her daughter with the gentleman callers. This might leave a reader feeling interested in this play to see how this gets resolved.

The play climaxes when Amanda invites a young man for her daughter. “AMANDA [very gaily]: Laura, that is your brother and Mr. O’Connor! Will, you let them in, darling?.”

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. Amanda is upset by the man that Tom brings for Laura. Tom didn’t tell her that the young man wasn’t good for Laura, but Tom did know about it too. This shows two conflicts that are person vs. person and person vs. self because everything goes out of her hands. She never expected this accident. 


Not Anymore Patience

Tom is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, he is the honest man. This can be seen on the third scene in lines 32 it says; “TOM: House, house! Who pays rent on it, who makes a slave of himself to – .”

But in the third scene in line 48, Tom has begun to transform into the black sheep. This shows in the description where his mother and he are facing problems about it.  In the third scene in lines 48 it says; “TOM: What do you think I’m at? Aren’t I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother? I know, I know. It seems unimportant to you, what I’m doing – what I want to do – having a little difference between them! You don’t think that -.”

Tom is no longer the person who is described in the earlier scenes. He changed his perspective based on the pleasures that he likes.

A reader will recognize that the turning point for Tom comes when he notices that his life is unhappy. He describes in the conversation that he has with his mother on the climax of this play. . In scene five in lines 119 it says; “TOM: Then how did you happen to make a tragic mistake!.”


Amanda’s Priority

Amanda, the protagonist in “The Glass Menagerie”, has a few traits that influence her relationships with others.

One, she is worried. Two, she exaggerates. Three, she is ambitious.

These traits influence her relationships with others. “AMANDA: You smoke too much. A pack a day at fifteen cents a pack. How much would that amount to in a month? Thirty times fifteen is how much, Tom? Figure it out and you will be astounded at what you could save. Enough to give you a night-school course in accounting at Washington U! Just think what a wonderful thing that would be for you, Son !”  Amanda’s worries come into play here when she asks her son Tom how much money he can save if he stops smoking. She cares about how much is lost in that, instead, he can use it to do something for his future. Tom is a careless person who does not like too much worry from Amanda.

Later, on lines #165 and #166, Laura interacts with Amanda. “LAURA: What shall I wish for, Mother? AMANDA [her voice trembling and her eyes suddenly filling with tears]: Happiness! Good fortune!” Amanda’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of her ambition and sparks a feeling of intrigue. Amanda is telling her daughter to ask for fortune and her tears show that she is not happy with what she has.


Just Like “My Father”

“The Glass Menagerie” starts with Tom’s narration. From what he describes at the beginning of the play, they lived in a poor neighborhood. Tom and his sister Laura’s personalities are so different. I can say that when they are talking to their mother. Laura is calmer and she listens more to her mother, Amanda. But Tom is always defending himself from what her mother says about him.

Scene four of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling confused because the mother wants her son to do the things that she wants. She pretends to change the attitude of him and he is upset with his mother. An example of this is in scene four in line 171 it says; “TOM: Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter, and none of those instincts are given much play at the warehouse !” In this line Tom is kind of saying to his mother that he does not like his job. This is interesting and funny because they both do not like Tom’s job. He wants to adventure and do something that he loves but Amanda does not like what Tom loves.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Tom in scene four in lines 173, where it says: “Tom What do Christian adults want, then, Mother?.” This is typical of how this character acts in this play, so far. He often seems to be frustrated with his mother because he wants to understand her mother with her questions. He tries the best for his family if it is necessary. But at the same time he wants to be free.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because the discussion that Tom and his mother have about the future can change the perspective of Tom or Amanda. What’s probably going to happen next is that this part can be interesting and lead to a climax. This means that we are interested to see if the problems that they have can be solved or not in the future.


The Best For My Children

The Glass Menagerie play started with Tom’s narration. For what he described at the beginning of the play they lived in a poor neighborhood. Tom and her sister Laura personality it’s so different, I can say that when they are talking to their mother. Laura is more calm and she listens more to her mother Amanda. But Tom is always defending himself from what her mother says about him.

The first and second of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams” might leave a reader feeling intrigued because Amanda sees that she is too worried about her son Tom and her daughter Laura. She pays attention to every action of them. An example of this is in paragraph 32 “AMANDA [to her son]: Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. A well-cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!” This is uncomfortable because Amanda wants to show she wants the best for her son by controlling his actions. For example how he eats. Amanda exaggerates a little bit too much on checking on them.

A reader’s questions might start in paragraph #100 where it says: “AMANDA [faintly, almost inaudibly]: – No. – No. [Then more forcibly.] I did not have the strength – to go to the DAR. In fact, I did not have the courage! I wanted to find a hole in the ground and hide myself in it forever! [She crosses slowly to the wall and removes the diagram of the typewriter keyboard. She holds it in front of her for a second, staring at it sweetly and sorrowfully – then bites her lips and tears it into two pieces.] .” This is important because it shows Amanda ‘s character and personality. She likes to act as the victim because of her daughter’s actions. The author seems to be making the point that Amanda is so dramatic. She cares too much about what people think.

After this part of the play most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because they would like to know if Laura gets married with a nice man as Amanda wants. Or even if Laura does not want to marry Amanda will make her do it. What’s probably going to happen next is Amanda will force Laura to marry an old rich man.


A Mother’s Expectations for Her Son and Daughter

Recently, I read ”The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Williams. I surprised, by this play. In the beginning, I thought that Amanda does not have a good personality. She wants to control her son and daughter. After I see that she is concerned about her only son and daughter. She wants them to have a better life and a good future. Also, Tom seems at the beginning that he is responsible for his family and a hardworking person. However he is not like that, he is not happy with his job.

The protagonist is Amanda. Her story is set in the 1930s in America, specifically at their small, old apartment. The significance of the story during the pre-World War II setting is that change is about to happen. Which is similar to Tom’s family, where all the member of the family is different than each other and Tom and Amanda have to fight all the time. Because Amanda wants her children should be listening to her but they don’t and they are not aware of their better destiny.

Amanda faces certain forces and pressures. Amanda became an older woman and her husband left her a long time ago. she is worried about Laura and Tom. She wants to find a good gentleman for Laura so, Laura can be happy and be independent. As well as Amanda wants Tom to focus on his job, so she will be more taken care of.

You can see this early in the play on page 190, scene three, and four. AMANDA: I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on the sea, whichever way the wind blows you! But until that time you’ve got to look out for your sister. I don’t say me because I’m old and don’t matter – I say for your sister because she’s young and dependent.

The tension rises when the mother finds out that laura is cutting her college class and Tom is not happy with his job. This might leave a reader feeling disappointed with Amanda’s children because they do not listen to her.

The play climaxes when Jim gives the information that he will get married soon with another girl. ” AMANDA: My, but you are ambitious! You work at night, too? JIM: No, Ma’am, not work but – Betty! [He crosses deliberately to pick up his hat. The band at the Paradise Dance Hall goes into a tender waltz.] AMANDA: Betty? Betty? Who’s – Betty! [There is an ominous cracking sound in the sky.] JIM: Oh, just a girl. The girl I go steady with [He smiles charmingly. The sky falls] [LEGEND: ‘THE SKY FALLS’.] AMANDA [a long-drawn exhalation]: Ohhhh. … Is it a serious romance, Mr. O’Connor? JIM: – We’re going to be married on the second Sunday in June. AMANDA: Ohhhh – how nice! Tom didn’t mention that you were engaged to be married”. It sad that Jim is already engaged with another girl. This is the first time Laura gets easy with a man and loves him and Amanda has hope that her daughter can finally get a man in her life but in the end, it’s like a nightmare for Amanda and Laura.

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. In the story, Amand has sorrow for losing her husband, and in society, she wants to see her son and daughter be a success and find happiness. It’s a person v. society for Amanda. It’s a person v. society type of conflict that’s driving this story. Because in the play Amanda wants Laura to have the education to have to position on society. Education is very important for everyone to progress.


Identity of Tom

Tom is a dynamic character. Tom archetype changes over the course of the Play. At the beginning of the play, he is the archetypal beginning of the play he seemed very busy and hard-working person, who takes of his family and pay the rent. After it shows his personality and what he has inside of his mind. This can be seen on page 170, where the author writes:

Tom, I’m starting to boil inside. I know I seem dreamy, but inside – well, I’m boiling! – Whenever I pick up a shoe, I shudder a little thinking about how short life is and what I am doing! – Whatever that means, I know it doesn’t mean shoes – except as something to wear on a traveler’s feet!

But by page 178, Tom has begun to transform into the archetypal irresponsible and selfish person who does not want to think about his family anymore as like his father. Evidence of this is on page 178: I’m like my father. The bastard son of a bastard! See how he grins? And he’s been absent going on sixteen years!

Tom is no longer the person who always argues with his mother and makes Amanda more stressed about her son’s future.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Tom comes when he describes the climax of the play. from scene three and four Page 157 to 161 encourages this prediction: MANDA: But, why – why, Tom – am you always so restless? Where do you go to, nights? TOM: I – go to the movies. AMANDA: Why do you go to the movies so much, Tom? TO M: I go to the movies because – I like adventure Adventure is something I don’t have much of at work, so I go to the movies.


Optimistic Amanda

Amanda, the protagonist in “The Glass Menagerie”, has a few traits that influence her relationships with others.

One, she is optimistic. Two, she is concerned. Three, she is conscious. These traits influence her relationships with others. “: No, I don’t have secrets. I’ll tell you what I wished for on the moon. Success and happiness for my precious children! I wish for that whenever there’s a moon, and when there isn’t a moon, I wish for it, too. ” be hopeful when it comes into play here when she believes that if she prays to the moon her children will be always blissful and have success in their life. In addition, do not want her children to have a life that does not have a test. Also do not get bad effects from their life. Amanda wants Laura to continue to go back to her college and have something to make a good future. As well as Tom to find the right path of his life and do the right things.

Later, on page 39 to 43, Tom interacts with Amanda, basically “AMANDA: I remember suggesting that it would be nice for your sister if you brought home some nice young from the warehouse. I think that I’ve made that suggestion more than once.TOM: Yes, you have made it repeatedly.AMANDA: Well?TOM: We are going to have One. ” Amanda ’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of her cheerful, and sparks a feeling of the desire come true because finally Laura will get to know a gentleman and might have a good future with him.


Amanda’s Thought About Tom and Laura

In scene three and four is about, Amanda screams at Tom that he can’t stay out late at night and still do a good day’s work. Tom reminds her how much he hates his job at the warehouse. When Amanda accuses Tom of doing something he is ashamed of every night and accuses him of lying about going every night to the movies, tom gets very angry at his mother and screamed at her. Fater Amanda cry and say she will never talk to Tom until he apologizes to her. The accident happened after that which destroy Laura’s beloved Glass Menageries. After that Tom apologizes to Amanda and everything gets normal, then Amanda tells Tom that she wants Laura to get married and have a dependent life.

The first part of this section of “ The Glass Menagerie” by Williams might leave a reader feeling inquisitive because of Tom and her mother. Because by the act of Tom’s personality, a mother can relate ( from her point of view) Tom with her husband, which is carelessness when it came to taking responsibility and do not have success in life. Amanda does want to see her son as hopeless and unsuccessful. However, it’s quite interesting that Tom does not want her mother to interfere in his life and control him. At the end of the day, Amand wants to see her daughter and son be happy in their life. An example of this is on the page, “AMANDA: I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on the sea, whichever way the wind blows you! But until that time you’ve got to look out for your sister. I don’t say me because I’m old and don’t matter – I say for your sister because she’s young and dependent. ” Amand is telling she would be more relife when they will find a good man for Laura who will take care of the rest of her life and pleased.

We learn interesting about one on the characters, Laura on paragraph 97 where it says, “Tom!-  It’s nearly seven.  Don’t make the mother nervous.  [He stares at her stupidly.  Beseechingly.]  Tom, speak to mother this morning.  Makeup with her, apologize, speak to her !”. It seems that Laura is a really nice daughter who cares for her mother and has a different personality than Tom. this is not typical of how she acts in this play, so far. Laura often seems to be a very shy girl, and more careful about her glass Menagerie. That she found her interest and she collects the smallest glass menagerie and always good take care of them.  And I think she found passion it. I think the reader would like to be Laura’s friend but she is very different then other people and has a superior personality. As a narrator, I learned a lot about her character so I will try to change her feeling of shyness in front of people. It would be quiet difficult in her case but it will be interesting.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because this paly has an interesting character like laura and the reader will like to know that if she finds a good man for her. I think in the next story we will able to know where does Tom goes every night.


Is Laura Hiding the Truth?

As I understand it, this play is about The events of the play are framed by the memory of narrator Tom, who plays a character in the play. He usually smokes and stands on the fire escape. Tom is the only person who works in their family and pays all the bills. Tom, his mother Amanda, and his sister Laura. Amanda wants her son and daughter to shine in their life and have bright futures. Laura is a very shy girl, not comfortable in front of people, and drop out of school. Therefore the mother wants her to get married to a good man who will take care of her. She does not want Laura to stay home and do nothing. This is why she always tells Laura to meet a boy and have a date, so she can overcome her nervousness and get along with people. Amanda’s husband has died a long time ago so she wants Tom to be more responsible for their family.

The third section of the paragraph (32) of the first and second scene of “The glass menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling worsened about Tom. Because Amanda was ingroup tom when he was eating by telling him how to eat and talk about animals. Also, she compared her son to animals which are surprising to hear from a mother. Amanda is a loving mother, but her meddling and nagging are hard to live with for Tom, who is a grown man and who earns the wages that support the entire family. Due to the situation, Amanda should not compare Tom with animals. Every person is different and they have different habits. We can not judge them or compare them with animals.

A reader’s questions might start in paragraph 129 where she says, “ I just went walking. I went to the art museum and the bird-houses at the Zoo. I visited the penguins every day! Sometimes I did without lunch and went to the movies. Lately, I’ve been spending most of my afternoons in the jewel-box, that big glass-house where they raise the tropical flowers”. This part really surprised me because as I know that Laura is a very shy girl, if she can not face her college student and the teacher then how come she feels comfortable going to the museum and zoo alone. Didn’t she see any other people in that place? isn’t it making her more nervous going there by herself? Last six month she did this by presenting going for class, which made me worried about her future. Because in order to get a better life, education is very important. I think it shows that

Missing class and staying outside of home make Laura happy. She might want to overcome her fear by going out and visiting these places.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of the play to understand Laura’s character more. Also, she might find a boy and have a change in her life. The way her mother wants to see her as an independent woman. I think the next play will understand her mistake and overcome it by going back to college. Make her mother proud by doing great in college and having a good career.


My Own Memories

Recently, I read “The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Wlliams.  I’m excited about this play. This play is based on the memories of one of the members of the family of this play that is the son. This is related to some family issues and in this family the mother is the person that cares about it in the future of her son’s.

The protagonist is Tom. His story is set in his memories, specifically the problems that he lives with his mother and sister. He explains how the problems start to involve him in his life based on his pleasures.

Tom faces certain forces and pressures. Tom is upset by the rules of his mother. He meets these forces and pressures by deciding to ask for his things. You can see this early in the play on the third scene in line 30 it says; TOM: Yesterday you confiscated my books ! You had the nerve to -.”

The tension rises when Tom faces his mother according to her decisions and rules at home. This might leave the reader feeling surprised. This describes Tom having a different perspective of his life that the mother wants for them.

The play climaxes when Tom and his mother discuss his acts and Tom is upset with her. He wants to be different to the other guys he wants to be unique but his mother.In third scene in line 48 it says; “TOM: What do you think I’m at? Aren’t I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother? I know, I know. It seems unimportant to you, what I’m doing – what I want to do – having a little difference between them! You don’t think that -.”

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. Tom decided to leave his home. He thinks that is good for everyone to have time and space to think and do new things. It’s a person v. person type of conflict that’s driving this story. The characters that have more conflicts are Tom and his mother. Where he wants to understand his mother but his mother has spontaneously changed in her behavior. Tom likes novels and poetry but his mother doesn’t want this for her son.


Letter to AOC

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I am extremely empowered by your Instagram video where you call our generation badass. The ways that you use to describe this new generation are words of wisdom that will encourage young people to be active in this society. Your explanation to define “us” as badasses gives us strength and motivation to continue going through what the young people experience day by day. This generation needs the motivation to be known as the people who will do better in the world. The idea that you, as a model for society, give about how it is to be or how teenagers are can be summarized with one word and that word is power. The power that you believe that the new generation is bringing as a better offer to society.

One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think they’re sensitive in a positive way.” I think this is admirable because once people hear the word sensitive, people think about being mentally frustrated or facing an acute problem that is not helping the person to overcome obstacles. The fact that you emphasize that the word is positive with sensitivity highlights the fact that young people are capable of doing everything. It’s in their hands. It’s a generation full of achievements and goals to meet.

I do agree with you that this new generation has a radical acceptance because young people take the time to know about their past involving their history. One reason I say this is because there is a long history of young people being the only ones in protest and showing themselves as a strong conspiracy that without making lots of chaos is willing to progress and success. One reason I say this is because a long history young people have been the only ones in protest and show themselves as a strong conspiracy that without making lots of chaos is willing to progress and success. Another reason why I agree with you is because you understand that the nation depends on young people,

Young people are the future of this country, not because young people are young, but because young people enrolled in society. The world is theirs.

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. I’m especially inspired by the video by Edna Chavez because she perfectly explains how youth are being treated and what the youth have to offer. The issue that is addressed in this video is about how letting tenagers voices to be heard about the violence that has has been increasing over the years in Los Angeles, California. Those bullets are full of violence. They have taken lots of young lives, young lives full of dreams that would never be accomplished. Something that has stood out for me in the video is how she said “ I learned the sound of a bullet first before I even learn how to read”. For a teaneger said that it takes lots of courage, because its hard to live without the fear of going out without knowing if they are going to come back alive again or if their family is going to be together without being separated because of a bullet. (​Edna chavez ​).

Furthermore what Edna is trying to explain is that youth needs to be protected because basically asking for youth protection is the way to say that the future of a nation is nor being safe. Young people need to raise their voices to be heard and it’s not supposed to be like that when the ones who are giving benefit to a country are teenagers, the ones who are fighting for a better nation are tennager. Thereof violence issue needs to be resolt by stop the assumptions that when it is a teenager outside in the street at late hours at night it isn’t because they are trying to rob or kill, better to say let’s just think that they are coming back from a job or giving a service to a community.

Throughout these videos by Edna Chavez and Ocasia Cortez, I have been learning about what youth revolts are. Youth revolt is all about making people understand that teenagers are

strong, independent and capable of doing many things. We are also about protest to make people listen to what problems are causing the youth to disappear little by little and what can people do to help and ensure a better future. . The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the ones who speak about another teenager who is no longer here. That expresses the feeling of the families that had lost their beloved little ones. Those young protesters say things with passion in order to make people listen to the reality of what is going on.

I think that history supports what young people are looking for and what young protesters are embracing and demanding that people understand. This story is about a girl named Naomi who is 11 years old, and in her speech she talks about young people who had been victims of gun violence. Something that made me realise that her words were a source of power was when she says: “The gunshots that have taken the life of beautiful girls full of potential.” This quote clearly empathizes with the fact that many young womens have died due to a gun, due to violence and due to the negligence of people not wanting to do anything to ensure security.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. Because listening to the words of wisdom that come from a woman like you have no price, all the support that you offer to the youth is more important than anything else. I am excited to hear what you’re going to say about all this wonderful teenagers who are being badass and are going outside to see what comes next and how are they going to ensure a better future for the next generation. At the same time being the generation that ensures the path for those who are coming behind.


“Children are our future”

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I am fixated on your Instagram video and I really appreciate your candor description of our generation. The later generation always brags about how tough and strong they were, but they fail to realize that our generation has unprecedented responsibilities that no generation has ever encountered because we live in a very steadily progressive world.

One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, in that they actually care about other peoples’ experiences and lives. ” I completely agree with your statement, because today’s youth are innately considerate about other people due to the fact that they experienced a lot of traumatic situations. So they always try to prevent that by being intuitive and start the change.

I do agree with you that this generation is a badass. Because they never scare to brings past history to talk about it, they always try to make it better this generation by not repeating any past mistake.

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here.

I’m especially inspired by the video by Malala Yousafzal, she is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is a campaigner for girl’s education in Pakistan. As a young girl, she defied the Taliban who interrupt the girl education in Pakistan, and under the rule of an extreme group, it was very difficult to continue the girl education in north Pakistan. Malala demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. Basically it was really hard for girls to continuing to go to school to receive an education. Because the Taliban group wants to ban the girl’s education. Malala Yousafzal did not want them to win. She protests against the Taliban group and got multiple shots at the age of 15. Fundamentally, I’m trying to show that this generation does not scare to fight for their right.

In 2012 October 9th Taliban shot on the left side of her forehead, also they shot some of the other students. Taliban thought that this will make then silence and stop them from receiving education. However, this occurrence did not make people silence, even thousands of voices were raised. Taliban though they can change youth ambitions, were wrong it didn’t make anything changed. The youth strength, power, and courage were born. When Malala overcome her death zone she stays the same. Her ambitions hope and dreams are the same. Her intention wasn’t against any group of people even any other Taliban or any other terrorists group. She is only speaking up her voice for the right of education for girls and boys.

“I am here to speak up for the right of education of every child. I want education for the sons and the daughters of all the extremists especially the Taliban.” this is basically saying she is advocating for all the children to receive an education. In particular, she wants the Taliban children should receive an education so, they can brighten their future and do not repeat the same mistake by banning other people’s education right.https://theirworld.org/explainers/malala-yousafzais-speech-at-the-youth-takeover-of-the-united-nations

I’ve also been learning about youth revolt that people take responsibility to make change happen and fight for their rights. The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the ones who fight for their water rights and land. Also, they concerned about nature and future generations. The government takes people’s land and use this land to build the pipeline for the factories and that can destroy the water and this will affect local people’s livelihood. Pollution of this water is destroyed our nature. This is why two young people were protesting to build the pipeline and perish the water. These two youth are worried about the people who are dependent on this natural resource and for the upcoming generation who would not have any chance to delegation the beauty of nature.

I think this history is a good example of the power and how they make good changes and they are the inspiration for this generation youth revolt. Because they fight for their freedom of education, right without any violence. they show how concerned they were, to make the world better.- something you said in your video: “Let me tell you something: you are the government! Like, as a democracy, we the people mean you. You are as a voter you are the government too. And if we are not in the streets. If we are not in the streets, if we are not organizing, then what we are doing is abdicating ourselves from government and actually allowing someone else to take over”. I completely agree with you here, because if we are not on the road then who will be? We have to raise our voice to let the world know what we what and we have a birthright to advocate for our freedom and rights.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next.


The Glass Menagerie ~ Plot Analysis

Recently, I read The Glass Menagerie, by Tenessee Williams. I disgusted this play. It was because I was such engaged with how Jim and Laura were relating too each almost to the point in which I thought that they were going to have a relationship and that Laura’s dreams to consider Jim her boyfriend were going to be true, however none of those actions happened.

Tom faces certain forces and pressures. He has been living with his mother during the play. He was eventually struggling to get along with her. It is because she pretended their children to be the way she wanted them to be but did not look how they authentically show they capabilities but her selfishness invaded her feeling and lack her of think rationally about her childrens’ personalities. He meets these forces and pressures by deciding to eventually leave, disrespect her oftentimes and end up leaving out the house to avoid stress and tragedy-commit. You can see this early in the play on page #7, when Amanda, his mother says to him: “ That’s right, now that you’ve had us make such fools of ourselves. The effort, the preparations, all the expense ! The new floor lamp, the rug, the clothes for Laura ! all for what? To entertain some other girl’s fiancé ! Go to the movies, go ! Don’t think about us, a mother deserted, an unmarried sister who’s crippled and has no job!. Don’t let anything interfere with your selfish pleasure I just go, go, go – to the movies!. TOM: All right, I will! The more you shout about my selfishness to me the quicker I’ll go, and I won’t go to the movies!. AMANDA: Go, then! Then go to the moon – you selfish dreamer!

The tension rises when Tom has any other option but to run away because he does not want to do something in which he may regret later. He still conserves a bit of respect for his mother. He avoids to insult her as she does to him. This might leave a reader feeling of disgrace. It is not easy to see how other people which you try to please do not appreciate your effort in having made the impossible to try to step the up to what they want. In the case of the mother, her desire was to get a gentleman caller for her daughter and Tom’s sister. Due to his lack of questioning to Jim, (the gentleman caller), made the circumstance become unexpected. At the end neither the mother nor Tom knew what jim’s plans were, specially after having invited him to dinner and possibly having considered him as future boyfriend of Laura. Tom’s mother became so furious that did not even think about the willingness that his son showed in having brought him to the house. In fact, it is annoying to see how disgraceful is the mother.

The book climaxes when after Laura had found the optimal moment to spend some time to finish knowing her beloved High School colleague Jim O’Connor, he kiss her, tries to motivate her to pursue success in life and overcome inferiority complex, he ends up telling her that he is engaged to be married with another women called Betty. “I go out all of the time with a girl named Betty. She’s a home-girl like you, and Catholic, and Irish, and in a great many ways we – get along fine.

I met her last summer on a moonlight boat trip up the river to Alton, on the Majestic. Well – right away from the start it was – love!”

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. Laura could finally meet the type of man that she was in love with. Even Though she did not end up having him as her boyfriend, she was satisfied that she was told with the truth about his love towards another women and besides Jim kissed her, like she always desired. It’s a person v. person and or Person vs. society type of conflict that’s driving this story. After all the truth was told, her mother Amanda faces her child Tom with discussions.Nonetheless, Tom faces back his mother by letting her know that he was going to leave the home and go. It shown that both conflict types are happening at once.


The Glass Menagerie ~ Character Archetypes

Tom is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the story, he is the archetypal black sheep. This can be seen on page #1, where the author writes: “ I haven’t enjoyed one bite of this dinner because of your constant directions on how to eat it. It’s you that makes me rush through meals with your hawk-like attention to every bite I take.  Sickening – spoils my appetite – all this discussion of – animals’ secretion – salivary glands -mastication! AMANDA [lightly]: Temperament like a Metropolitan star!  [He rises and crosses downstage.]  You’re not excused from the table.  TOM: I’m getting a cigarette. In this part of the book Tom lacks respects towards his mother due to her attempt in trying to educate him how to eat. He responds to her in a bad way as if he would be rejecting to be educated. It is why he is being identified as a black sheep and grumpy child .

But by Scene 6, Tom has begun to transform into the archetypal the ally. Looks like their relations from mother to son was improving involving the plan to get a gentleman caller for his sister Laura. For instance, in scene six, from the Glass Menagerie discusses, “ Tell me yours? I hope you don’t have any! Tom?. TOM [returning]: Yes, Mother?. AMANDA: Is supper nearly ready?. TOM: It looks to me like supper is on the table. AMANDA: Let me look – [She rises prettily and looks through portières.]  Oh, lovely!  – But where is Sister?. TOM: Laura is not feeling well – and she says that she thinks she’d better not come to the table. This evidence means that there is more union between Tom and his mother. In fact, different circumstances in have made them come together as a family and at the same times as allies.

Tom is no longer the person who disrespect Amanda, like in the beginning of the play when he was upset but means that he matured much more than before and they have come up as a more familiarized people.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Tom comes when he and his mother end up improving more their relationship until Tom ask for all bad things and disrespect he has done towards his mother. Page 7 encourages this belief : “TOM: Mother. AMANDA: Yes, honey?. TOM: How about – supper?. A M A N D A: Honey, you go ask Sister if supper is ready!  You know that Sister is in full charge of supper!  Tell her you hungry boys are waiting for it. It may be evident that their treat to each other is weigh different from the beginning to at this point of stage.


Character Archetypes

Laura is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is the archetypal she is the underdog person. This can be seen, where the author writes: “[The back door is pushed weakly open and LAURA comes in. She is obviously quite faint, her lips trembling, her eyes wide and staring. She moves unsteadily toward the table. Outside a summer storm is coming abruptly. The white curtains billow inward at the windows and there is a sorrowful murmur and deep blue dusk. LAURA suddenly stumbles – she catches at a chair with a faint moan.] TOM: Laura!  AMANDA: Laura !217 LEGEND: ‘ AH!’] [Despairingly] Why, Laura, you are sick, darling! Tom, help your sister into the living-room, dear! Sit in the living-room, Laura – rest on the sofa. Well.” Laura have little chance to show that she is a different lady but she is showing her weakness 

But in the same chapter, Laura has begun to transform into the archetypal nobody. She didn’t change her archetypal but she mentioned from the beginning that she wouldn’t sit at the table for dinner. “LAURA: I don’t know, Mother. All I know is I couldn’t sit at the table if it was him!”

Laura is no longer the person who was shy in the beginning of the play. If the reader reads into the end of the play we can find out that Laura talks with Mr.O’Connor as a regular person without feeling embarrassed. 

A reader might predict that the turning point for Laura comes when Jim kisses her. We see that Laura changes automatically after Jim told her that he is going to get married soon. 


Plot Analysis

Recently, I read “Scene Seven.” The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. I was perplexed or confused about this play. Because of Jim’s actions with Laura I believe that he could have mentioned his wedding from the beginning of the play. I was irresponsible. 

The protagonist is Laura. Her story is set before the Civil War in the South side based on Amanda’s conversation when she mentioned that she used to have a maid. The significance of the location setting is important because readers can see how their lives have been changed, especially Amanda’s experiences because she used to say how much she enjoyed the dancing night outside home.  Is important to know that in the setting the characters also comment on some place in Europe. We can see that Amanda also cares about facing objects and places. 

Amanda faces certain forces and pressures. After knowing that she took so much time to prepare the dinner to clean the house, including the time that she and Laura took to get ready. Their effort to call Jim attention didn’t work because of this situation. You can see this early in the play when Amanda was so desperate to find a responsible man for Laura. 

The tension rises when Amanda gets to know that nothing works. She was shocked by the horrible news. Everything fell after this. 

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. That Laura is not getting prepared for her future. It’s a person vs. person because later on Laura would face things on her own without any family support.


The Glass Menagerie ~ Character traits

Tom, the protagonist in the Glass Menagerie, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others. He is efficient and determined.

These traits influence his relationships with others. For instance, in Scene five, Toms shows being determined about helping his mother “One little warning. He doesn’t know about Laura. I didn’t let on that we had dark ulterior motives. I just said, why don’t you come and have dinner with us? He said okay and that was the whole conversation. AMANDA: I bet it was! You’re eloquent as an oyster. However, he’ll know about Laura when he gets here. When he sees how lovely and sweet and pretty she is, he’ll thank his lucky stars be was asked to dinner.” ( Tenessee).  His proactiveness and intelligence reflects his actions prior to what the mother’s desire is. Even when he slightly disagrees that involving a gentleman caller with his sister Laura would not be a optimal option to her perspectives, he still gets the man with enthusiasm and authenticity in the scene.

Another character that interacts with Tom, is connecting with Amanda . An example is seen in Scene five, lines 48-57,which states, “” ( AMANDA: You mean you have asked some nice young man to come over? TOM: Yep.  I’ve asked him to dinner.  AMANDA: You really did? TOM: I did! AMANDA: You did, and did he – accept? TOM: He did!  AMANDA: Well, Well?  Well, well!  That’s -lovely!  TOM: I thought that you would be pleased. AMANDA: It’s definite, then? TOM: Very definite” (Tenessee). Tom demonstrated that he was efficient and determined to the task that the mother was assigning to him. The conversation demonstrates that there was a correlation between Tom and the mother in getting a gentleman caller for his sister Laura. Tom’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of his intelligence and eventual generosity / effectiveness. It sparks a feeling of astonishment.


Character Traits and Relationships

Amanda, one of the protagonists in “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams (1944), has a few traits that influence her relationships with others.

One of her traits is selfish. Two, she is a profit-seeking person.  Three, she is interested. 

These traits influence her relationships with others. “ What is his salary? Have you any idea?” “AMANDA: Yes, how well I know! But for a family man, eighty-five dollars a month is not much more than you can just get by on.” Some readers can get mad after reading this. Amanda just cares about the monetary, how Laura will be with a rich person who is going to give her a better life. She wouldn’t be worried about work or doing things by herself.

Later, in the same chapter, another Character Tom interacts with Amanda. “TOM: You don’t have to make any fuss.” Tom is an honest person who doesn’t want Amanda to exaggerate about the visit. That makes the reader think that Tom is being rude with Amanda. 


Tracking Characters ~ The Glass Menagerie

After the mother continues having the objective to provide a gentleman caller for her daughter Laura, Amanda makes the impossible to become that supposed dream play true. She eventually argues with her son Tom making him pursue this goal as his responsibility, TOM attempts to confess the preoccupation of the mother to accomplish this passionated moment to her needs. Does Tom consider his mother’s proposal as to become part of the need of Laura? Is he really agree or connected to what has happened among Laura’s sentimental life to what his mother really wants?

The third chapter, section of “The Glass Menagerie” by Willian Tennessee might leave a reader feeling Interest and Joy because the connection to the real life is very relative to what happens when a mother is concerned about their children’s lives prior to life circumstances, regardless if they like it or not. In scenes 3&4 from the Glass Menagerie, we can observe throughout the entire narration the mother’s obsession in supplying Laura a gentleman caller for her to get married with. She forces Tom to serve himself as part of her plan so that he can help the mother, it includes discussions among themselves. An example of this is in lines 190, where Amanda says “I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on sea, whichever way the wind blows you! (Tennessee).” It means that she will not rest but will give up everything from herself to look for a gentleman that can improve her daughter’s economic status to be an independent women. In addition, she does not want her son TOM to hesitate until he accomplishes that objective.

We learn something interesting about one on the characters, Amanda on page where it says: “ After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations. It became an obsession.” This is typical of how this character acts in this play, so far she often seems to be determined over her aspirations and good desires for her family. As may be seen, she aims to providing her daughter the type of man most convenient for her future. It is why this play shows that having this objective in mind began to be part of her life more and more. In fact, recognizing the attitude of the mothers’ intentions in making changes in the life of her children makes me change my perspective in how annoying she could eventually be throughout the story with her son TOM, because at the end of the day, what she worries more is about the wellness of their children despite everything. I would like to be her friend because my mother just acts slightly that way, in terms of wanting the best for

my future when it comes to having a relationship. She does not want me to repeat the same life circumstances she had. It is why her personality brings me back to want to know more about Amanda.

For a more further part of this play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because it shares many commonalities to what parents usually want for their children .What is probably going to happen next is that at the end of the day, the gentleman caller will reject Laura and expectations may be a bit disappointing to what the mother was waiting for. However, there is a possibility that Amanda’s daughter may be able to have a a different life status to what she had, which can be tricky.


Tracking Characters

The third and four chapters of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams (1944) might leave a reader with more details about the character interaction between each other. People can even feel angry because Amanda wants to make a choice for both of her children. Tom uses to discuss with Amanda for everything, Laura is quiet and never talks but she always has something to say. An example of this is when Tom and Amanda created an argument “ Tom!- It’s nearly seven. Don’t make mother nervous. [He stares at her stupidly. Beseechingly.] Tom spoke to his mother this morning. Make up with her, apologize, speak to her !.” This is evident that both have the same characteristic which gets mad easily. They are impatient and don’t like to talk about their feelings or communicate their ideas.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Laura using the previous evidence where wake up Tom and ask him to say sorry to Amanda because she is not going to talk with him again. Laura does not want to feel this tension of enmity in the house, showing that she is a patient person who likes harmony and tranquility. But even though the reader doesn’t support Laura at all because she is quiet, she needs to share her ideas with others and try to change their minds. 

After this part of the chapter, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because of the internal conflict that exists in the family. What’s probably going to happen next is that Laura would maybe share her opinions more oftenly.


Questioning and Speculating

The first and second scenes from  “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams (1944) might leave a reader feeling doubts about the father of one of the characters that run away from his family; they only have a picture on the wall. “ This is our father who left us a long time ago. He was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances; he gave up his job with the telephone company and skipped the fantastic light out of town.”  This was surprising since his family always kept the photo even though he hurt his own family. That is why the author mentioned how memories affect the feelings.

Another feeling could be interest or curiosity because the author is talking about a last character who is described as the only normal person in the play.

A reader’s questions might start in the same play where it says: “ I know so well what becomes of unmarried women who aren’t prepared to occupy a position.” Amanda explains to Laura what happened to herself after being unprepared for life. The reader question could be why Amanda didn’t study ? Did she choose to marry someone who would care about her so studying would not be necessary for her ?This is important because the same thing is happening to Laura; she dropped out from her school without even trying. This creates a huge conflict with herself affecting her future. 

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because what is going to happen to Laura after introducing a last unknowing character is that person has something to do with Laura. What’s probably going to happen next would determine Tom and Laura’s future since Amanda is trying to influence their life. 


The Glass Menagerie – Questioning and Speculating

The play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams narrates the life of an in and out scene character, called Tom, who allussionates living in a family with different interests to his. His mother Amanda and his sister Laura eventually attempt to help him in the most convenient way prior to each role in the family. His mother Amanda is scared because she thinks that his son is following her ex-husband’s habits . Likewise, the mother worries about Laura’s sentimental life with Gettleman callers. In fact, throughout the scenes, Amanda shows lack of acceptance for her children’s behaviors and potentially attempts to make their children act the way she wants them to be.

The First and second chapters of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling of thoughtful cognition because of the connection that occurs between memory and reality. An example of this is on section 1, lines 4-6 . “The scene is memory and is therefore non-realistic.  Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.  It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.  The interior is therefore rather dim and poetic.” This is an amazing comparison of what can a person imagine and /or live at the same time. Memory can sometimes be real or non-realistic. Even though the characters in the play are represented as if it would be from Tom’s memory, they could still count as a reality from someone else’s point of view. People can at the same time have reminder of things and also introduce their feelings in the same life scene that they are remembering, it is why is proven that can be a little bit exaggerating. A reader’s questions might start on section 1, lines 17-19, where it says: “Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic.In memory everything seems to happen to music.  That explains the fiddle in the wings. I am the narrator of the play, and also a character in it.  The other characters are my mother Amanda, my sister Laura and a gentleman caller who appears in the final scenes (Tennessee).” This is important because it shows that what is actually happening is correlation of what Tom is remembering, he confesses as if what he lived records itself inside him, every single detail and action .

Another instance from the play is in section 3&4, which says, “After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations.  It became an obsession.  Like some archetype of the universal unconscious, the image of the gentleman caller haunted our small apartment (Tenessee). This is important because it explains the reality in the play. It explains that Tom’s thoughts reflect the preoccupation of the mother to her children. It explains how getting a gentleman caller for her daughter became an obsession for her. Amanda has discussed with her son Tom eventually

because of her insistency in pushing his son to potentially act the way that the mother expect. Intuitively, she is probably scared that her same life history becomes the same torment she lived with Tom’s parent (her ex husband), which had been gone. It is surprising because it eventually happens a lot in families when Mothers tend to see the similes between legitim husband and children. The author seems to be making the point when Amanda says , “ I think you’ve been doing things that you’re ashamed of.  That’s why you act like this.  I don’t believe that you go every night to the movies.  Nobody goes to the movies night after night.  Nobody in their right mind goes to the movies as often as you pretend to.  People don’t go to the movies at nearly midnight, and movies don’t let out at two a.m.  Come in stumbling.  Muttering to yourself like a maniac!  You get three hours’ sleep and then go to work.  Oh, I can picture the way you’re doing down there.  Moping, doping, because you’re in no condition.”

After this part of the play, I will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because It is very astonishing for me to see they way this story is told. It is a reflection of what you can see on the other side of things, including perspectives or thoughts about people. This books is very interesting in the way that is told. I What’s probably going to happen next is that maybe the mother is going to interfere in the relationship between Jim and his wife in order to unify the attraction that was left between Laura and Jim . It is because Amanda’s attitude is more driven by her desires than her conscience and work ethic.


The Villain

Amanda, the protagonist in “The Glass Menagerie”, has a few traits that influence her relationships with others.

One, she is selfish. Two, she is worried. Three, she is mysterious.

These traits influence her relationships with others. An example; “No, I don’t have secrets. I’ll tell you what I wished for on the moon. Success and happiness for my precious children! I wish for that whenever there’s a moon, and when there isn’t a moon, I wish for it, too.”  She mentioned these words like selfishness  come into play here when she expresses her opinion about the moon. She tries to show that she never made mistakes in her life.   

Later, in line 76, Amanda  interacts with Tom, basically suggesting her. “Do you realize he’s the first young man we’ve introduced to your sister? It’s terrible, dreadful, disgraceful that poor little sister has never received a single gentleman caller!”. Tom’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of her selfishness, and sparks a feeling of frustration.


Manipulation

Amanda is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the book. At the beginning of the story, she is the archetypal “the mother”. This can be seen in lines 36 in first scene, where the author writes; “Amanda [to her son]: Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down”.

But by in line 153, Amanda has begun to transform into the archetypal antagonist. She changed spontaneously in her opinions about her family. It’s says; “AMANDA: What gives her any idea? However, you do act strangely. ! – I’m not criticizing, understand that! I know your ambitions do not lie in the warehouse, that like everybody in the whole wide world – you’ve had to make sacrifices, but – Tom – Tom – life’s not easy, it calls for – Spartan endurance ! There’s so many things in my heart that I cannot describe to you ! I’ve never told you but – I loved your father”.

Amanda is no longer the person who describes her actions and opinions about her past. She tries to keep control in her family according to her style.

A reader will recognize that the turning point for Amanda comes when describing the climax of the book. In lines 76 in Scene five, encourages this evidence; “AMANDA: Do you realize he’s the first young man we’ve introduced to your sister? It’s terrible, dreadful, disgraceful that poor little sister has never received a single gentleman caller! Tom, come inside!”.


Struggles On The Future

This play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams is based on the memories on the sons of the family where explain some details about his life. The protagonists are Tom (son), Amanda (mom) and Laura (daughter). Every protagonists have different personalities that facing some struggle about thinking in their future. When you read you find things interesting in the story according to the scenes.

The third scene of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling excited because in this part of the scene, it shows a conflict where the family try to solve a problem. An example of this is in scene 3 in line 49; “People don’t go to the movies at nearly midnight, and movies don’t let out at two a.m. Come in stumbling.  Muttering to yourself like a maniac!” This is interesting because these words are from Amanda who is worried about her son. This means that sometimes parents want to know about their sons and try to help them in any condition they are always there.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Amanda in scene 3 in line 46 where it says: “ You’re going to listen, and no more insolence from you ! I’m at the end of my patience!.” This is typical of how this character acts in this book, so far. She often seems to be Patient with her family specially with Tom. She knows that Tom have problems and he try to be alone with it. She wants to know their excuses and find something to help.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to read the rest of this play because Tom is hiding something that Amanda wants to know. Also the relationship is routine so it seem’s in the scene. What’s probably going to happen next is Amanda will find out the truth of Tom. Probably Tom ignore the things that his mother told to him.


Family Perspective of “The Glass Menagerie”

This play is based on the memories of the narrator Tom Wingfield. He related part of his life in different scenes according to what he remembered. Also describe some specific issues that his family struggled with when he was young. The play has some strategies and literary techniques that each book has in different perspectives according to the readers.

The first scene of “The Glass Menagerie”by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling confused because it describes the setting of the scenes in the play where the protagonist is ready to start the show. Then the protagonists start with the dialogue that is family discussion. An example of this is in the first scene in line 27, where it says; “Amanda and Laura are seated at a drop-leaf table. Eating is indicated by gestures without food or utensils. Amanda faces the audience. Tom and Laura Seated is a profile.” This is mysterious because you try to understand that it happened to the protagonist and wait for more information and after they start to dialogue you can identify every protagonist in the play.

A reader’s questions might start in line 74 in the first scene where it says; “Amanda: No, dear, you go in front and study your typewriter chart. Or practice your shorthand a little. Stay fresh and pretty! It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to start arriving. [She flounces girlishly toward the kitchenette.] How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon?..” This is important because it describes the personality of Amanda that wants the best future for her sons. This part is confusing because all parents the best for her sons but she has a specific reason to manipulate her family on her way. The author seems to be making the point that Amanda is the first protagonist in this book because she gives some advice to her son’s, using some strategies and this make that the reader continue to read the play.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it explains the relationship that this family has and struggles that the mother (Amanda) tries to resolve in her future. What’s probably going to happen next is that the mother understands the struggle that her son’s have in their lives and she can give some advice but everyone decides different road takes in their life.


Plot and Resolution

Recently, I read The Glass Managers, by Tennessee William. I appreciated the fact that I read the play. I was surprised by how the play ended. More specifically the last scene in the play because it shows me that someone may be reserved but if there are comfortable they can be open too.  Laura finally finds someone she likes.

2The protagonist is Laura. Her story is set in is being a shy girl. She does not want to meet any boy or relationship, but her mother wants her to be in a couple.  In the beginning, she did not like anyone and her all the time in the house. specifically, when she meets some she is all the time quite. I think those things the mother was pushing her to do is not nice because she should her do it by herself she is not a kid anymore.

3The first local location: The significance of the timeline of the story setting is that they made it happen there because they want to show us both sides of the protagonist. Laura’s family is a middle class and her mother is not satisfied. She wants her to be in a relationship where the guy is rich. That’s why she did not stop finding her a rich gentleman caller.

4Laura faces certain forces and pressures. Her mother is very demanding and ambitious. She wants her to do whatever she desired meets these forces and pressures by deciding to do not to accept it. You can see this early in the play scenes one and two.

5The tension rises when she meets the boy she likes and everything changes. This might leave a reader feeling content. She is more open and she did not obey her mother if she did not want to because I remember when her mother tells to open the door she directly says no.

6The play climaxes when Laura started to have a good conversation with Jim because I would never think she will be comfortable to talk to someone in this way. “People are not so dreadful when you know them.  That’s what you have to remember!  And everybody has problems, not just you, but practically everybody has got some problems.  You think of yourself as having the only problems, as being the only one who is disappointed.  But just look around you and you will see lots of people as disappointed as you are.  For instance, I hoped when I was going to high-school that I would be further along at this time, six years later, then I am now – You remember that wonderful write-up I had in The Torch”?

7The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. Laura is really changing and I’m happy that she followed her heart yielded with her mother pressuring. I’m very satisfied with how the play ended and we know that Tom is not the perfect brother what he makes believed to people.


Character Archetypes changes

Tom is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, he is archetypal of the coward. This can be seen on page < 159>, where the author writes: “ TOM: I’ m planning to change. [He loans over the rail speaking with quiet exhilaration. The incandescent marquees and signs of the first-run movie houses light his face from across the alley. He looks like a voyager.] I’m right at the point of committing myself to a future that doesn’t include the warehouse and Mr. Mendoza or even a night-school course in public speak”.

But by page < 19>, Amanda has begun to transform into the archetypal the villain. She may say into her words that the mother tries to make everything in an easier way for the daughter, but however, she seems to refuse to that commodity. Amanda is putting all of her efforts just for Laura to be perfect. In my mind, I feel like Amanda really cared about appearance a lot than the reality. Evidence of this is on page <19>: “I don’t understand you, Laura. You couldn’t be satisfied with just sitting home, and yet whenever I try to arrange something for you, you seem to resist it. [She gets up.] Now take a look at yourself. No, wait! Wait just a moment – I have an idea”!

Laura is no longer the person who was shy but as things progress in the play she started to opining up and defended herself. For example in scene six-line, 74-78 she did not respect when her mother tells because was not comfortable. A reader will recognize that the turning point for Tom comes when he started talking about leaving his family at the beginning he was blaming his father for leaving them. I never expected that he will things about it. Page <#> encourages this prediction: “ I’m starting to boil inside. I know I seem dreamy, but inside – well, I’m boiling! – Whenever I pick up a shoe, I shudder a little thinking about how short life is and what I am doing! – Whatever that means, I know it doesn’t mean shoes – except as something to wear on a traveler’s feet! 1[Finds paper.] Look”.


Amanda’s Character

Amanda, the protagonist in “The Glass Menagerie”, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others. One, she is bossy. Two, she is ambitious. Three, she is demanding. These traits influence his relationships with others. “TOM: If you’re going to make such a fuss, I’ll call it off, I’ll tell him not to come!AMANDA: Sounds to me like a fairly responsible job, the sort of a job you would be in if you just had more get-up. What is his salary? Have you any idea? TOM: I would judge it to be approximately eighty-five dollars a month.” she desired her kids to be rich because she thinks if you are not rich you can not be happy comes into play here when she tries to find a rich gentleman caller to her daughter even though Laura tell she is like another boy.

Later, on page <35-45>, Tom interacts with, Amanda basically controls him. “AMANDA: No, I don’t have secrets.  I’ll tell you what I wished for on the moon.  Success and happiness for my precious children!  I wish for that whenever there’s a moon, and when there isn’t a moon, I wish for it, too. TOM: I thought perhaps you wished for a gentleman caller. AMANDA: Why do you say that? TOM: Don’t you remember asking me to fetch one?  AMANDA: I remember suggesting that it would be nice for your sister if you brought home some nice young from the warehouse.  I think that I’ve made that suggestion more than once. TOM: Yes, you have made it repeatedly. AMANDA: Well? TOM: We are going to have One. AMANDA: What?  TOM: A gentleman caller!” Amanda’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of her demand and sparks a feeling of desperation.


The Characters In the Glass Menagerie

In our English class, we are reading the play and we decided to write about the characters. The main characters in the play are Tom, Amanda, and Laura. Which is Amanda is the Mother’s of Laura. The third and fourth sections of The Glass Menagerie. By Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling confused at the beginning because in lines between seven and eight.

An example of this is on page < 6-7>. “An evening at home rarely passed without some allusion to this image, this specter, this hope.  Even when he wasn’t mentioned, his presence hung in Mother’s preoccupied look and in my sister’s frightened, apologetic manner – hung like a sentence passed upon the Wingfields”. This is great because even though is confusing but as you read the play you will understand.

We learn something interesting about one on the characters, Amanda on page <48-49 > where it says: “TOM: What do you think I’m at? Aren’t I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother?  I know, I know.  It seems unimportant to you, what I’m doing – what I want to do – having a little difference between them!  You don’t think that. AMANDA: I think you’ve been doing things that you’re ashamed of.  That’s why you act like this.  I don’t believe that you go every night to the movies.  Nobody goes to the movies night after night.  Nobody in their right mind goes to the movies as often as you pretend to.  People don’t go to the movies at nearly midnight, and movies don’t let out at two a.m.  Come to stumbling.  Muttering to yourself like a maniac!  You get three hours’ sleep and then go to work.  Oh, I can picture the way you’re doing down there.  Moping, doping, because you’re in no condition.” This is not typical of how this character acts in this play, so far. She often seems to be nice and wants to help her son to be a better person. However I think she is so demanding and ambitious. I think the reader will see her in negative way even though she try to help her kids. I don’t think any reader would like to be friend with this character because she can influence people to make a bad decision and also will push people to do what they did not want to.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because they will like to see if the character will change over the play. And maybe she will understand her kids and try to support them in their decision in life. What’s probably going to happen next is that Amanda will lose her kids they will try to go and live somewhere to be independent.  


Everything Starts with a low expectation and ends with a high expectation

Recently, I read “The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Williams. I appreciated the fact that I get to read the story. The play is so interesting because I have learned many characters that have helped me to know how to behave in certain situations. I have learned that a person can be a dynamic character and end up being a better person.

The protagonist is Tom his story is set in being a boy who thinks that everything he does is right. He does not listen to what other people have to say to him. At the beginning of the story, Tom was an arrogant man, but true to himself. He kind of not liking in the family that he was living in because of the things that his mother says to him. In my opinion, I think that those negative things that the mother was saying to him kind of tear them apart.

The first local location: The significance of the timeline of the story setting is that they made it happened there because they wanted to show us both sides of reality. Where a middle-class family lives in a town where they are not satisfied with what they have. The mother Amanda her name was. She always thinks that by being perfect she will achieve anything she desires. The next local location led to Amanda’s first actions towards her kids. She would have done it in a different way where her kids would have trust in her.

Tom faces certain forces and pressures. He is up against to words that his mother uses when she talks to him. She uses offensive words that would even make him do things that he never thought he would do. He meets these forces and pressures by deciding to go out for a smoke and not to talk to anyone. Or go to the movies and tell his personal problems to any strangers that he meets on the street. You can see this early in the play scene five This line indicates that: lines 10 Tom replied to his mother “I’m going out to smoke”.

The tension rises when the mother was blaming Tom for not having a job. This might leave a reader feeling confused because of how a good mother could blame their kids like this when their husband did the same and did not react in a way.

The play climaxes when Amanda showed her true character. When she invited Jim O’Connor to come over. She did not it out of generosity but out of selfishness. This following evidence shows the true character of Amanda.“ That’s right, now that you’ve had us make such fools of ourselves. The effort, the preparations, all the expense! The new floor lamp, the rug, the clothes for Laura ! all for what? To entertain some other girl’s fiancé ! Go to the movies, go! Don’t think about us, a mother deserted, an unmarried sister who’s crippled and has no job! Don’t let anything interfere with your selfish pleasure I just go, go, go – to the movies!”

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. Tom decided to let everything go to calm his mother down. He confessed that even though he is not a good bother but he loved to have a sister like Laura. It’s a person vs person type of conflict that’s driving this story. Tom always has issues with her mother.


Question And Speculation

“The Glass Menagerie” emphasizes the value of family, but Tom and Laura do not have a good relationship with their mother. The mother wants to force her each of her kids to be someone they do not want to be. The first and the second sections of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling captive because the play makes you want to read more. It captures our attention and pushes you to read again and again even though some of it is harder English and difficult to understand. An example of this is in paragraphs 20-23. “This is our father who left us a long time ago. He was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances; he gave up his job with the telephone company and skipped the light fantastic out of town.The last we heard of him was a picture postcard from Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, containing a message of two words. Hello – Good-bye!’ and no address. Think the rest of the play will explain itself”. This is a clear introduction of the play because the author motivated the reader to continue to read.

A reader’s questions might start in paragraphs 58-60 where it says: “AMANDA: They knew how to entertain their gentlemen callers. It wasn’t enough for a girl to be possessed of a pretty face and a graceful figure although I wasn’t alighted in either respect. She also needed to have a nimble wit and a tongue to meet all occasions. TOM: What did you talk about? AMANDA: Things of importance going on in the world! Never anything coarse or common or vulgar”. This is important because you can know Amanda’s character without reading the entire play. She is demanding and very ambitious. However, her character is confusing because a reader might ask why she is doing that. 2The more you read it the more you will understand why she wanted this. The author seems to be making the point that this family is controlled by the mother. I guess she wants her kids to live as she wishes and wills them to. 

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because the reader might little be confused and hope that by reading the next scenes he or she will understand more. 3The reader might want to know why Amanda is obsessed with Laura to have a gentleman caller. What’s probably going to happen next is that the mother may understand her kids and allow them to live as they want. 


Amanda’s Characters throughout The Play

Amanda is a dynamic character her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is archetypal of the mother. This can be seen in lines 29 to 31, where the author writes: “Amanda said, Tom?  Yes, Mother.  We can’t say grace until you come to the table! Coming, Mother.  [He bows slightly and withdraws, reappearing a few moments later in his place at the table”.]  This quote showed that she is a good mother and she teaches her kids manners and she only wants what makes her kids successful and respectable in life.

But by line 130, Amanda has begun to transform the archetype into a controller. This illustrates that Amanda is being so controlling because she started to check every single thing that her kids do. She suspected that Laura was doing what she was supposed to do. This led Laura to hide important things from her mother. In line 130 Amanda said to Laura, her second kid, “Walking?  Walking?  In winter?  Deliberately courting pneumonia in that light coat?  Where did you walk to, Laura”?

Amanda is no longer the person she was because when she saw that her kids were listening to her advice. She started to show her dark side that would even make them more confused about what they should become better persons.

On page #19th Amanda’s character changed because she started to show to upset her kids by bringing up their father’s discussion. In my mind, I think that’s what led Tomtom go out and smoke. This evidence can be shown in the following: Comb your hair!  You look so pretty when your hair is combed! There is only one respect in which I would like you to emulate your father”.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Amanda comes when she sees that her kids do not realize what is good for them in life. They think that she is only trying to control them because she has the ability to do so. This line indicates that: lines 10 Tom replied to his mother “I’m going out to smoke”. This showed that Tom did not even take on a bit of word that Amanda was saying.


Only Your Characters Can Define you

This play is based on the memories of the narrator Tom Wingfield. He related part of his life in different scenes according to what he remembered. Also describe some specific issues that his family struggled with when he was young. The play has some strategies and literary techniques that each book has in different perspectives according to the readers.

The first scene of “The Glass Menagerie”by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling confused because it describes the setting of the scenes in the play where the protagonist is ready to start the show. Then the protagonists start with the dialogue that is family discussion. An example of this is in scene in line 27; where it says: “Amanda and Laura are seated at a drop-leaf table. Eating is indicated by gestures without food or utensils. Amanda faces the audience. Tom and Laura Seated is a profile.” This is mysterious because you try to understand that it happened to the protagonist and wait for more information and after they start to dialogue you can identify every protagonist in the play.

A reader’s questions might start in line 74 in the first scene where it says: “Amanda: No, dear, you go in front and study your typewriter chart. Or practice your shorthand a little. Stay fresh and pretty! It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to start arriving. [She flounces girlishly toward the kitchenette.] How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon?..” This is important because it describes the personality of Amanda that wants the best future for her sons. This part is confusing because all parents the best for her sons but she has a specific reason to manipulate her family on her way. The author seems to be making the point that Amanda is the first protagonist in this book because she gives some advice to her son’s, using some strategies and this make that the reader continue to read the play.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it explains the relationship that this family has and struggles that the mother (Amanda) tries to resolve in her future. What’s probably going to happen next is that the mother understands the struggle that her son’s have in their lives and she can give some advice but everyone decides different road takes in their life.


The Importance of Family

Reading this makes me learn each character through someone else’s words or actions. I want to write about Amanda’s character and the way I can explain her character is through her kids which are Tom and Laura.

The third and final section of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, might leave a reading feeling interested because there is a lot going on in the third and fourth sections. Amanda is manipulative and controlling towards her childrens.  Amanda wants Laura to marry some important in society so that people will look at her as a respectful woman. She did not even care whether her daughter likes them or not. An example of line number four says; “ After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations.  It became an obsession.  Like some archetype of the universal unconscious, the image of the gentleman caller haunted our small apartment”.  This is very calculative because we can learn from Tom that his mother is very conniving with her actions and how she can get what she desires.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Amanda, where it says: “Mother was a woman of action as well as words”. This is typical of how Amanda acts in the play because she is just a mother who thinks what’s best for her children. Sometimes kids do not understand what adults can see. In my perspective, this makes sense because this is how many kids feel towards their parents. It feels like you are oppressed about something. Not understanding might lead them to mention that the mother is the bad guy because she is trying to turn her kids ‘ lives miserable. I think some readers might be her friend because many people can see my point like where I am coming from.

After this part of the play, most readers will probably continue reading because they want to know how the family is going to end. In the first and second sections, I predicted that the family will come to an understanding. In the next section, we might see Tom really realizes the effort that his mother is doing for him. He now knows that his mother only wants the best for him. There is gonna be a time in life when we are lost however a little bit of concentration may bring us back.


Amanda Character’s in the ” Glass Menagerie”

We live in a world where family relationships are complicated. They can not even talk to each other and always have feuds. In addition, even between siblings, they can get along with each other. They always judge each other without thinking they are only one family. The third and four sections of “ The Glass Menagerie” By Tennessee might leave a reader feeling interested because the scenario of these chapters makes me think about different relationships that exist between family. They can not have a normal conversation with each other. As I noticed Amanda and her son were not able to sit together and play together. It was very difficult for them. Even between Amanda and her daughter, it was very hard for them to talk and smile together. 

An example of the character of Amanda. She is a mother who wants to get involved in all her children’s life. Also, her ambition and materialist as a woman. However, the one thing that she overdone because she wants her daughter Laura to fall in love with someone who is wealthy and married.  One example from the play is when it says, “ I know, but it’s not good for you. We have to do all that we can to build ourselves up. In these trying times we live in, all that we have to cling to is – each other. . . . That’s why it’s so important to – Tom,! – I sent out your sister so I could discuss something with you. If you hadn’t spoken I would have spoken to you” this is to show us how I deserve to get my daughter married to someone who has a good class then us. Since I’m tired to still live in my conditions of life. Then I am a woman who cares about society thinking I like to compare myself”. I think the description that I am quoting here adds really change the sentiments and thoughts of the readers because through that they can know how Amanda is. Moreover, they can see that Amanda wants her daughter to be successful in the future. She wants to have a good life through her daughter. A reader’s questions might start on page 167 to 172 “TOM: Then most young men are not employed in a warehouse. AMANDA: The world is full of young men employed in warehouses and offices and factories.

TOM: Do all of them find adventure in their careers?AMANDA: They do or they do without it! Not everybody has a craze for adventure.TOM: Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter, and none of those instincts are given much play at the warehouse!AMANDA: Man is by instinct! Don’t quote instinct to me! Instinct is something that people have got away from! It belongs to animals! Christian adults don’t want it!” . In addition, from this quote AMANDA: “ they do or they do without it! Not everybody has a craze for adventure”. This means that Amanda desires for her daughter to have a man that is already working. This is why she still disturbs her daughter to get married to a man who works or has a career that can help them to have a good status that she desires.  It is really important because in our society now a lot of mothers want their daughters to get married to rich men that can help them with their condition lives.  The author uses some literary elements to help the readers to understand the play.  After this part of the play, most readers would likely look forward to reading the rest of this play because it shows what happens in some families in real life.  The next thing that will occur in the play will be the character of Tom because he is a selfish man and ambitious like his mother Amanda.


Amanda VS The Others

Amanda, the protagonist in The Glass Menagerie, has a few traits that influence her relationships with others.

One, she is selfish. Two, she is careless. Three, she is demanding.

These traits influence her relationships with others. “he only way to find out about those things is to make discreet inquiries at the proper moment. When I was a girl in Blue Mountain and it was suspected that a young man drank, the girl whose intentions he had been receiving, if any girl was, would sometimes speak to the minister of his church, or rather her father would if her father was living, and sort of feel him out on the young man’s character. That is the way such things are discreetly handled to keep a young woman from making a tragic mistake!” Her demand comes into play here when she is asking the guy job, how much he makes. I think she is asking all of that just to know if the guy is a good fit for her daughter, but it does not make sense. If her daughter wants to marry she is the one who knows what she wants. Amanda should let her children do whatever they believe it’s right for them but not to go look at it for herself.

Later, on line 127, Tom interacts with Amanda , basically telling her “You’ve never said anything of the kind and I suspect you would never give it a thought.” Amanda’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of her child Tom and sparks a feeling of having the same point of view but it seems like his mother doesn’t pay attention when Tom says something that they have in common. Amanda thinks that she always has a reason, and proof herself that she is never wrong. She should listen to her children and pay attention when they have a reason like her.


Laura’s Character

Laura is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is the archetypal saint. This can be seen in scene 1, where the author writes that Laura was not a type of girl who will be as her mother. Wanting some callers to come around you, Laura did not want that. For example in line 76 she says, “ I don’t believe we’re going to receive any, Mother.”

But by scene 6, Laura has begun to transform into the archetypal expert. Since she knows that Jim was coming to their house she has been acting weird. She was trying everything possible to ignore making eye contact with him. So she was smart and she was acting to be sick all of that just because she loves the guy but cannot tell him. She is the kind of person that loses their tongue when they see something they want. Evidence of this is on line 213 and 214 it shows, “Outside a summer storm is coming abruptly. The white curtains billow inward at the windows and there is a sorrowful murmur and deep blue dusk. LAURA suddenly stumbles – she catches at a chair with a faint moan.”

Laura is no longer the person who was not this crazy when it comes to men. She even told her mother that she does not like being like her.it was not easy for her to have a crush. But when it comes to Jim she is not herself.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Laura comes when she will definitely fall for him. At a certain point she has to tell Jim about her feelings and maybe before all of that she will be recognized. If everything went well, it may be a conflict between the two friends, Tom and Jim. Based on what I understand, Tom does not want her sister to be heart broken. And it looks like Jim is a kind of person that all the girls want to have. But I think that Laura will be in good hands and I believe that her feelings toward Jim were something that was natural because Jim seems like a nice guy. Line 116 encourages this prediction by showing how Jim’s answer was sweet, “ Must have been playing classical music on it! You ought to play a little hot swing music to warm you up!”


What a Mother wants for her Kids?

To begin with, writing has been something that has inspired me since I was a kid. I just like to express my feelings not with people but with my journal. When I was around 14-15, I always wanted to write books. I was so inspired with African books that I read in my country. When I am reading or learning the history of my country, I told myself that I can be like them. They way they write about my ancestors, all I wanted is just to start writing and let the world see what the youth are capable of.

The first and the second scenes of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling delighted because it is explaining a mother who wants the best for her children. She is teaching them how to act in their lives, and to show them how to really act when they are in different places. From what I understand, Amanda wants her children to have the best life, a life that she couldn’t have. An example of this is on line 32. “Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. A well-cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!” This is an interesting line because it is explaining a mother teaching her children to have manners. She is like a kind of mother who wants her kids to follow a good path, by being successful and be happy in their life.

A reader’s questions might start on line 118 where it says: “Excuse me,’ she said. She took the attendance book out and there was your name, unmistakably printed, and all the dates you were absent until they decided that you had dropped out of school..” This is important because in this scene, I was not expecting this kind of conflict to happen to Amanda and her daughter, Laura. Her mother is so shocked to hear such a thing about her daughter. This conflict is surprising because a mother may think that their children are going to school, where they should because they leave the house everytime they have classes. So her mother will not believe that Laura was not going to school.

After all, they are paying for her education. She should complete all the tasks that are required for her. It does not make sense when you send your kids to go to school and they are not going. It’s just a waste of money and time. The author seems to be making the point that no matter what the truth will always come out. Later on, Amanda will know that Laura does not want to go to school, and she would like to make her own choices, rather than doing everything that her mother tells her. After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because people like me always want to know what will happen next. The more I read the play, the more I want to know more about this family and the sacrifices they will make in order to survive this hard time. I am also curious to know what measure Laura takes to not go to school. Why she decided to end her education. What’s probably going to happen next is that maybe their mother will pass away, and in that Laura and Tom will know the value of having a mother that was always in your ears. They will probably look to the bright side and try to make some changes. They will become responsible once and for all.


A Misunderstanding Between Mother and Son

I watched a play called “ West Side Story”, it was a really great play. It was about two different communities. One was a group of Black and White American. The other one was a group of Spanish guys who immigrated to the USA. These two two groups never get alone, they always fight. They like to sing and dance, most of their battles start with song, then dance, and then fight. The American group’s leader’s best friend falls in love with the sister of the other side group’s leader. Their hatred increased a lot more and the leaders set up a fight. The two love birds wanted peace. The two sides fought, the Spanish leader killed the American leader, and his best friend killed the Spanish leader. There was a little misunderstanding between the couple, because one of the Spanish lied and shot the girl’s boyfriend. She wanted to kill him or end her life. She did none. So that’s how the play ends.

The third and the fourth scene of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee William might leave a reader feeling amazed because Tom is one of the characters that is direct to others. He always wants to do things on his own. He knows what he wants, and what he wants to do. An example of this is on line 48, “What do you think I’m at? Aren’t I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother? I know, I know. It seems unimportant to you, what I’m doing – what I want to do – having a little difference between them! You don’t think that -” This is magnificent because Tom is doing everything he can but he cannot have time for himself. His mother is always behind his back and telling him what to do, instead of understanding. Tom may be a little disrespectful but he has the right to express how he feels toward his mother.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Tom on line 120 where it says: “Mother. ! – I apologize, Mother. I’m sorry for what I said, for everything that I said; I didn’t mean it..” This is typical of how this character acts in this play, so far. He often seems to be a little disrespectful but knows how to take responsibility for his act. He may do stupid things but he is just telling the turht on hiw he should be seen. He always discusses with his mother but he only wants what is best for him. He is taking care of his family, he is working hard to feed them, so he has the right to express how he feels. He surprised the readers by changing his action sometimes. He realizes that he should not talk to his mother like that then he comes back and apologizes. I think a person would like to be friends with him, if they know how to talk with this kind of character. As for me I would like to be friends with him because we have something in common.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because they want to know what Tom will do to have her sister back, keep helping his mother. They also want to know what will happen to Laura, will she have somebody who will take care of her. What’s probably going to happen next is Tom will maybe bring a guy to the family, that will make another character in the play.


Conflicts VS Resolution

I recently read a play call, “The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee William. I relished and obsessed about this play. This play is something that makes people understand the meaning of being a family. It shows how a family changes their mood and personality so fast. At a one pint they fight and other point they reunited and be together. can be at a certain point, they can fight, and later on they come alone and be the perfect family. They are trying to understand how each member of the family feels toward each other. Amanda, the mother, wants what’s best for her kids, but most of the time, she wants her daughter, Laura, to be like her, have gentlemen to follow her. While her son, Tom, is being the man of the house, but does not have full respect for her mother. He is working really hard to feed his family. I can understand why he does not want to stay in their house when comes back to home from work. He is being pressured by his mother who is always telling him what to do and what not to do. So I feel like the family needs to work in order to get alone. They need to sacrifice their selfishness and work together and build a strong family where they will understand each other and support each other.

The protagonist is Laura. Her story is set in Saint Louis in 1937, specifically in a small town, in The Wingfield apartment. The significance of the apartment was that the Wingfield family was living in a small apartment and they were managing their lives there. Laura mostly spent her time there because she dropped out of school and she was staying home. She barely went out to meet people because she was shy. One of the reasons why she dropped out of school. She does not talk a lot, not even meeting others. Also it was during World War II. So there was a trust issue. The significance of the setting shifting from the place is that Laura likes to stay home, don’t have any interaction with others, and stay shy. The other thing she did was go to business college, where she thinks she does not see herself there because she is hearing things that she does not like. It’s better for her to stay home where nobody can find her or not talk to them, which is what she thinks is the good way, than to go out to see a face that she does not want to see, or voices she does not want to hear.

Laura faces certain forces and pressures from her mother. Amanda wants her to be like her, to have a kind of life that she will be able to hang out with friends and have those gentleman callers around her. Her mother is telling her that she should meet guys, get married to a guy that can support her “ rich”. She does not even let her do household tasks because she wants her to keep her good looking, and stay healthy so when a guy sees her they will fall for her. Laura is having difficulties meeting people because she is shy and it’s not easy for her to talk to people. She meets these forces and pressures by deciding to stay home and work on her collection about glasses that she was doing. Until the end of the play she stays single. You can see this early in the play on scene 1.

The tension rises when Jim kisses Laura and they both were quiet at a certain moment and lost their words hanging. They were both shocked that they did not know what happened so they have to find out a way to come up with a solution.This might leave a reader feeling concerned. People will be concerned about Laura and Jim and how they will end up. They will have questions that they need to know about their relationship and what will happen between them.

The play climaxes when Jim tells Laura that he is not sure that once he leaves he will call or text Laura. And he tells her that he was engaged and getting married soon In the play, on scene 7, Jim was telling the truth to Laura. It says, “Maybe I’ve got no call to be saying this. That may not have been the idea in having me over. But what if it was? There’s nothing wrong about that. The only trouble is that in my case – I’m not in a situation to – do the right thing.

I can’t take down your number and say I’ll phone. I can’t call up next week and – ask for a date. I thought I had better explain the situation in case you misunderstand it and – hurt your feelings. Slowly, very slowly, LAURA’s look changes, her eyes returning slowly from his to the ornament in her palm.

LAURA: You – won’t – call again?

JIM: No, Laura, I can’t. As I was just explaining, I’ve – got strings on me. Laura, I’ve – been going steady! I go out all of the time with a girl named Betty. She’s a home-girl like you, and Catholic, and Irish, and in a great many ways we – get along fine. I met her last summer on a moonlight boat trip up the river to Alton, on the Majestic. Well – right away from the start it was love! Being in love has made -a new man !”

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. This play does not have a happy ending because the characters were angry at one another. Amanda was angry at Tom, Laura was disappointed, Tom just went away. It’s a person vs person type of conflict that’s driving this story and the characters apart. Tom and her mother were always discussing and arguing while Laura was isolated by herself and not thinking to have faith in love and the world around her.


There is always a choice to make In the “Glass Menagerie”

Lately, I read “the glass menagerie” by Tennnessee Willians. I admired the way that the writer listed the scenes 1-7 and I felt a little discouraged in this play because even if the author portrayed Amanda as a determined and concerned woman about to do everything to make her children to have a good status, however, her son Tom should be self-centered like that. Because of these things Amanda still desires for him and his sister the satisfaction because Amanda is overprotective about her family.

The protagonist Tom’s story is set in America between or in second world war 2, especially it happened in New York. The meaning of the setting is a key of the story because at that time we had many discrimnation. Also, there were a lot of issues with classes like the difference between high class and poor class. This is why it is essential to know this play. The meaning of the setting moved from the first local location that is in 4th street to next local 7th is that. Tom does not require her to reply when her mother is speaking because this is a woman who sacrificed everything for them and gave him a birth.

Tom is struggling a little and he has pressure. He wants to be against his society mentality in order to be happy for things that he owns. He met this pressure by taking a decision to show the choices that he makes. That is to accept his mother’s idea that his sister should marry a rich man to have a good life condition was not a bad manner to go about it. We can notice that in the play on page 156 “he accepts the idea even if he has argued with his mother “TOM: No. You say there’s so much in your heart that you can’t describe to me. That’s true of me, too. There’s so much in my heart that I can’t describe to”you! So let’s respect each other’s” we can see how the tension increases when his mother discovered that the man who he brought at home was married. It might leave a reader sentiment perplexed because Tom was supposed to know that his friend was already engaged. This is why his mother was not content about it.

The falling action drove eventually to the conflict. Tom has some regrets at the end because he knew that the family is very special and felt the pain that is why he did not protect his sister. This is what happens in society, something the big brother put her little sister in the relationships that she did not desire.


How being trough difficult situation makes the character change the personality in the ” Glass Menagerie “

Amanda is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is archetypal of the defender. This can be seen on page 125, where the author writes: AMANDA: I’ve had to put up a solitary battle all these years. But you’re my right-hand bower! Dodocan’t fall down, don’t fail!

But by page 104 in scene 5 and 6, Amanda has begun to transform in tho the archetypal of the hustler. The thing that triggered this transformation is because of their life situation. She wants her daughter to have a good condition that she did not have. That s why in this quote she asked if the man has money and let her marry a rich man. “ What is his salary?  Have you any idea?” .

Amanda is no longer the person who was kind because of the missing of her husband. After that, she began to change and see life differently.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Amanda comes when Amanda realized that her family’s situation is dreadful. Her children live in a run-down apartment, and both of her children are floating though in different ways. Therefore as a mother, this is a difficult situation. On page 2 of scene one and two. Encourage this prediction: The Wingfield apartment is in the rear of the building, one of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that flower as warty growths in overcrowded urban centers of lower-middle-class population and are symptomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and differentiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism


The relationship with a family member in the “Glass Menagerie”

I think in the “Glass of Menagerie” the main character is Tom. In the play, even though Tom takes off Amanda and Laura, he is often indifferent and even cruel toward them. He is also a man who does not care about what other members of this family think. He is ambitious and selfish. He never pays attention to his mother. I can describe Tom’s relationships with others a little differently because Tom has a strong relationship with his sister. I think Tom really loves his sister, but he thinks he could forget that when he left. However it never went away. I notice that in scene I, the relationship between Tom and Amanda is stretched. In this scene, you can see that Tom seems to have a hard time tolerating her, and while Amanda loves his child. One, she is miserable. Two, she scares. three, she is sad.

These traits influence her relationships with others. “AMANDA [her voice trembling and her eyes suddenly filling with tears]: Happiness!” This conveys that Amanda is a really emotional woman even though she does not show it. She is unhappy and suffers from Tom and Laura later. She hides sometimes through this mask that shows her children.

Late on page 164 to 165, she interacts with her mother Amanda, basically, she wants to make a wish but she is confused about what kind of wish she could make “LAURA looks faintly puzzled as if called out of sleep. AMANDA seizes her shoulders and turns her at an angle by the door.] Now! Now, darling, wish!

LAURA: What shall I wish for, Mother?” Amanda seems to be regretful. The reader can notice she is unable to talk and she wants to get some comfort from her daughter.


Family Relationships in ” The Glass Menagerie”

The Glass Menagerie by Tennesse Williams is the remembrance of the play, and its actions are from the memories of the author, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play and He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura.

The first and second scenes of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling perplexed because it shows the environment of the scenes in the play where the character is prepared to begin the show.  After that, the characters start with the conversation that their family is talking about.  An example of this is in lines 27- 28, it says: “Eating is indicated by gestures without food or utensils.  AMANDA faces the audience.  TOM and LAURA are Seated are profile.  The interior has lit up softly and through the scrim we see AMANDA and LAURA seated at the table in the upstage area].”  This is puzzling because you try to identify and comprehend what is happening to the characters and hope for more details after they begin the conversation you can recognize each character in the play. A reader’s questions might start on line 74 where it says: “Stay fresh and pretty! It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to start arriving. [She flounces girlishly toward the kitchenette.] How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon?” It is essential because it shows Amanda’s personality. She desires a good future for her daughter. This part is mixed up because all parents are the best for their daughter, but she has a particular reason to handle her family in her own way. This makes me think that the narrator is making the point that Amanda is the first character in this play.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it describes the relationship between this family and how they do not have a good life’s situation that their mother, Amanda tries to fix. I think what might happen following is that the mother comprehends the struggle her son, Tom faces in his life. And she can give some counselings, but sometimes people decide to take different ways in their life.


Family story

Recently, I read ”The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Williams. I was surprised by this play. This play about a family where there is no such love between the members of the family. The father abandoned them When the children were too small. The mom is behaving like she was rich and she wants her children to do what she wants them to do. Therefore there is always a fight in the family.

The protagonist is Tom. His story is set in the 1930s in America, specifically in his house. The significance of the time where the play was set is that during that time the rest of the world was in a war: the second world war. In addition to this Tom always has a fight with his mother who’s trying to control their lives. She doesn’t want her children to do what they want. The significance of the setting shifting from his house to his working place is that because at his working place he has friends who understand what he is feeling. His friends can counselors him from time to time.

Tom faces certain forces and pressures. Tom does not want to stay at home because of his mother who always trying to control every single thing in his life. He meets these forces and pressures by deciding to Leave the House and go to another to fight for himself. You can see this early in the play in paragraph 49-57 of scene two.

The tension rises when the mother is commenting on every single thing that Tom is doing in the house. This might leave a reader feeling nervous. The mother is overreacting. In everything.

The play climaxes when Jim says to Tom’s mother that he is about to get married. ” AMANDA: My, but you are ambitious! You work at night, too? JIM: No, Ma’am, not work but – Betty! [He crosses deliberately to pick up his hat. The band at the Paradise Dance Hall goes into a tender waltz.] AMANDA: Betty? Betty? Who’s – Betty! [There is an ominous cracking sound in the sky.] JIM: Oh, just a girl. The girl I go steady with [He smiles charmingly. The sky falls] [LEGEND: ‘THE SKY FALLS’.] AMANDA [a long-drawn exhalation]: Ohhhh. … Is it a serious romance, Mr. O’Connor?  JIM: – We’re going to be married on the second Sunday in June. AMANDA: Ohhhh – how nice! Tom didn’t mention that you were engaged to be married.  JIM: The cat’s not out of the bag at the warehouse yet. You know how they are. They call you Romeo and stuff like that”.

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. The conflict of the mother carries on herself since her husband left her with the children. This conflict was to make the children happy and successful in their society. It’s a person v. society type of conflict that’s driving this story. The education of children depends on the society because if the society is a society where people love each other and help each other Tom’s mom will not have this problem of raising her children. But it is not the case they live in a society where people are fighting each other to become the best.


Our behavior

Amanda, the protagonist in ”The Glass Menagerie,” has a few traits that influence her relationships with others.

One, she is Hopeful. Two, she is careful. Three, she is  These traits influence her relationships with others. “AMANDA: You are the only young man that I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes the present, the present the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don’t plan for it!” worried comes into play here when her son didn’t want to think about his future. He spent his days working and the nights in the movies. But her mom wanted him to start going to school to prepare something for his future.

Later, in paragraph 39-54, Tom interacts with Amanda, basically telling her. “AMANDA: I remember suggesting that it would be nice for your sister if you brought home some nice young from the warehouse. I think that I’ve made that suggestion more than once. TOM: Yes, you have made it repeatedly. AMANDA: Well? TOM: We are going to have One. AMANDA: What? TOM: A gentleman caller! [THE ANNUNCIATION IS CELEBRATED WITH MUSIC. AMANDA rises IMAGE ON SCREEN: CALLER WITH BOUQUET.] AMANDA: You mean you have asked some nice young man to come over? TOM: Yep. I’ve asked him to dinner. AMANDA: You really did? TOM: I did! AMANDA: You did, and did he – accept? TOM: He did!  AMANDA: Well, Well? Well, well! That’s -lovely!” Tom’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of his mother Amanda and sparks a feeling of worried.


Mother and children relationship in the 1930s

In the third and the fourth scene, we can see that there is a fight between tom and his mother, at the begging and Tom, went to the movies all night. After making her mother get mad at her and told him that she will never talk to her until he apologizes to her. Tom came back early the next morning his sister opened the door. Then hi described a little be of the night in the movies then went to bed. In the morning, the mother sent Laura, her daughter, to the store to buy some better. After that Tom apologized to his mother. Later on she Tom’s mom told him that she was worry about him and his sister because her sister is quite a girl and that he has to take care of her until she got marry than Tom will be able to do what he wanted to do.

The chapters Tom of “ The Glass Menagerie” by Williams might leave a reader feeling interested because in the play the readers can notice the real Point of view of the mom to her children, more specifically to her Tom. By reading the play we can see that the mom wanted her Tom to look like the men at her time. She does want Tom to look like his father who always waits from the family. An example of this is in Paragraph 190. “I mean that as soon as Laura has got somebody to take care of her, married, a home of her own, independent ?- why, then you’ll be free to go wherever you please, on land, on the sea, whichever way the wind blows you!” This is no true because the mom really wants to make som a man that Tom does not even want to be.

We learn something interesting about, Tom in paragraph 48 where it says: “What do you think I’m at? Aren’t I supposed to have any patience to reach the end of, Mother? I know, I know. It seems unimportant to you, what I’m doing – what I want to do – having a little difference between them! You don’t think that.” This is typical of how this character acts With his mother in this book, so far. He often seems to be Kind to her. This character has a dream that he wants to achieve. He wants to be a little different from the man tat the time of his mother. The mother sometimes wants to teach her son How to set, and even teach him how to eat. She compared the way he eats to the way animals eat.

After this part of the book, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this book because the book leaves us a lot of hypotheses about the mother. We don’t even know what is the real objective of Tom’s mother. What’s probably going to happen next is that the tell us what she really wants from the Children and more specifically Tom.


A poor family in the 1930s

According to my understanding, this play is about a family made up of a mother, a son, and a daughter. The mother wants her daughter to stay in school and she doesn’t want it. Therefore the mother wants her to get married if someone who will take care of her. She, the mother don’t want her daughter to stay home and doing nothing. As for the son, the mother wants him to be perfect. That means she wants him to be like the man in the past, at the time of the mother. But the son wants to be like the man of his generation.

The thirty-second paragraph of the first and second scene of “The glass menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling pathetic because the mother is comparing the son an animal just because the son doesn’t behave the man at her time. As an example of this, it said “Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. A well-cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!” This is sad because nobody likes to be compared to an animal. 

A reader’s questions might start in paragraph 137 where it says: “I went into the art museum and the bird-houses at the Zoo. I visited the penguins every day! Sometimes I did without lunch and went to the movies. Lately, I’ve been spending most of my afternoons in the jewel-box, that big glass-house where they raise the tropical flowers.” This is important because  That cannot be possible. It may be possible in the spring, but during winter, it is impossible. Or the mother knew it before, or there is something that the author didn’t say in the play. The author wants to be making the readers read between the line and guess what really happened. 

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because they will check if they guess is correct or no. But unfortunately, the answer is not in this play. The author didn’t talk about it in the play. What’s probably going to happen next play is that the daughter was going to her boyfriend instead of going to the museum. She didn’t say anything to her mother because her mother wanted to get married to a man that will please her mother and someone that will please the daughter.


Character Archetype

Tom is a dynamic character. His archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, he is the archetypal expert. This can be seen on page # 60-61, where the author writes: he sneaks from the house to be adventitious and hangs around the city to entertain himself. In the evidence, it says, “ TOM fishes in his pockets for door-key removing a motley assortment of articles in the search, including a perfect shower of movie-ticket stubs and an empty bottle. At last, he finds the key, but just as he”. This is fully explained by how Tom starts to come home late. In addition, his behavior changed by the

But by page three and four, Tom has begun to transform into the archetypal careless. Evidence of this is on page #16: “I guess the fuse has burnt out. Mr. O’Connor, can you tell a burnt-out fuse? I know I can’t and Tom is a total loss when it comes to mechanics.” I think mom is kind of denounced about Tom’s ability when it comes to fixing something. Tom’s dynamic character would be best described by including the conversation between him and his mother. He started to neglect all the chores or responsibilities he was supposed to do. He lost his own world.

Tom is no longer the person who was innocent and responsible. He wants to escape from this. He wants to have his own freedom where he is the king and can run the kingdom. A reader might predict that the turning point for Tom comes when the climax of the play changes over time. Characters start to develop their personality to show how better or worse. It all depends on the character. I predict that all the changes came to Tom’s character because of his mom. Her strict rules made him do something which he would not do if she was being a fair mom.


Character traits and Relation between Tom and Amanda

Tom, the protagonist in Glass Menagerie, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others.

One, he is adventurous. Two, careless. Three, he is determined. These traits influence his relationships with others. In line 157 it says, “I’m going to the movies. [Out screen door.” This implies that Toms likes outdoor l[things and wants to have fun. He likes to entertain himself as well as likes to explore the place around him. In addition, there is another example that says, “ You smoke too much. A packs a day at fifteen cents a pack. How much would that amount to in a month? Thirty times fifteen is how much, Tom? Figure it out and you will be astounded at what you could save. Enough to give you a night-school course in accounting at Washington U! ” This is also explained that he does not cares about his health and he kind of going wrong path instead of going right one

Later, on line 7, Amanda interacts with Tom, basically caring for him “Comb your hair! You look so pretty when your hair is combed!” This shows how Amanda trying to her son looks presentable in front of society. She cares about respect and reputation. From my prediction, the co conflict between mom and son will be fine and Hopefully, Tom will change his mind.


Glass Menageries Plot Analysis

Recently, I read “Glass Menageries”, by Tennessee William.. I appreciated the fact that I read it because it was very interesting to read this play. I was unhappy to see how Amanda was manipulating her children. She was not giving them the freedom to make the decision about who they wanted to be with.

The protagonist is Laura. Laura is a very calm and well behaved child, where her mom is looking for a guy, rich and gentleman. The significance of the setting is shifting from one location to another. At first, Laura was doing her job to stratify her mom and give comfortable lives and earlier she left the business school because she didn’t want to be there. In the whole situation the protagonist faces certain force and pressure from her mom, Amanda, to get married when she is not ready. She asked her Tom to bring some good looking guys into the house to find a man who can fulfill her needs and desires. On the other hand, from the school life Laura had a crush on Tom’s friends who visited her house. You can see early in the play on scene three and four line # 4 It says,” After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations” this demonstrates that mothers want Amanda to settle down.

The tension rises when mom is attracted to the invited man and she refuses to see them. L. This might leave a reader feeling worried because she wants to do what her heart says to do, not what her mom wants her to do.

The climax is when Jim showed up to her house out of expectation. He is a person who Lura used to like. She is happy about the fact that Jim could be her husband. In the seven seven online #110 to 114 it says, “ I didn’t expect you to. You – barely knew me! JIM: But we did have a speaking acquaintance, huh? LAURA: Yes, we – spoke to each other. JIM: When did you recognize me? LAURA: Oh, right away!” This shows that they are happy to see each other after a long time and still Lura remembers him. At first love, it is not easy to forget.

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. It’s a person to person type of conflict that’s driving this story. However, it ends up that Laura is satisfied about what she has.


Laura Disappointed from Mom ” Tracking Character”

This play is interesting and grabs my attention to continue my reading. When it comes to writing about any characters from this play, I choose to talk about Amanda. She is a woman without a husband and raising her two children by herself. Her character could be better explained by talking about the family situation and problem between her and her children.

The third and final section of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, might leave a reading feeling disappointed because there is a lot going on in the third and fourth sections. Amanda really cares about what she wants, rather than thinking about Tom and Laura. She is a controlling mother who wants everything according to her. She wants Laura to get married when she is not ready for it. She wants a rich man where Laura would find herself a comfortable life. Amanda only worried about how to dress up nicely and get respect from society. An example of line number four can evidently be this.“ After the fiasco at Rubicam’s Business College, the idea of getting a gentleman caller for Laura began to play a more and more important part in Mother’s calculations. It became an obsession. Like some archetype of the universal unconscious, the image of the gentleman caller haunted our small apartment”. This clearly shows how she obsesses about finding a gentleman for Laura. She did not pay attention to what her children wished for. She is taking all the opportunity and freedom of life from them.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Amanda, where it says: “Mother was a woman of action as well as words”.This is typical of how Amanda acts in the play because she is just a mother who thinks about what’s best for her children. Unfortunately, kids do not like to accept all the decisions that parents make because we all want to lead our lives in our own way. However, mothers also need to consult with their children about those decisions when children are victims or will bear it. Her intention might be good, but her action is making their children hate her or maybe in the future leave her alone. This might be the consequence of her action.

After this part of the play, most readers will probably be continuing because they want to know how the family is going to end. In the first and second sections, I inferred that the family will come to an understanding. In the next section, we might see Tom and Laura comprehend their mother’s effort to give a respectful and good life. Life is full of surprises. We don’t feel satisfied with something until it goes away from our hands. We should be happy with what we have and let our children sometimes have open spaces.


When Life change ” The Glass Menagerie”

Recently, I read The Glass Menagerie by Paul Newman. I felt interested to continue reading the book because I think that the story involved was a pretty excellent story to get to know better what the fate of the Windfield family was going to be. This feeling of interest that the play awakened in me came from scene 2 until the last scene because I truly want to get to know Laura who was always a talkless character in the play. Therefore I would like to understand why she was that shy and what would happen if she found her gentleman Caller. Laura seems like an interesting character that needs to be discovered in the deepest way to do things because there is no way that a woman has no interest in even having a gentleman caller.

The protagonist is Laura. Her story is set in Saint Louis in 1937, at their family apartment. The significance of the apartment or this setting is that the character barely goes out of the apartment to talk to people and get to know more people, it’s pretty important that this is the setting of the play because this is where the character give life to the story because in that town exist the significant true of the family and their past. While the play is taking place the character even goes to highschool in the same town with his brother and happend to have a crush that comes from their same town and high school, therefore the story behind the small town is what shapes this character to even know more about her. The significance of the setting shifting from the streets of St.Louis to the apartment even though at the same time comes from the interest because it’s where the story hit the climax of the whole play which is her as a young beautiful lady to have her first gentleman caller. In the apartment the protagonist is able to live with her brother Tom and her mother Amanda but as Laura is able to leave her she’s not able to talk a lot with her family because they have a little confident issue because neither Laura or stand their mother pretty well so she decided to keep things to herself instead of talking a lot with her mother.

Laura faces certain forces and pressure from her mother because her mother wants her to be more outgoing in order to give her family a better future. Laura is against having a gentleman caller because she knows that her mother is not prepared to understand that she needs and wants to be with someone he likes, knows and loves but her mother wants her to be with someone that would take her family to another level money wise. She meets these forces and pressures by deciding to get to know her gentleman caller. You can see this early in the play on scene six where it says “ LAURA stands in the middle with lifted arms while AMANDA crouches before her, adjusting the hem of the new dress, devout and ritualistic.  The dress is coloured and designed by memory.  The arrangement Of LAURA’s hair is changed; it is softer and more becoming.  A fragile, unearthly prettiness has come out in LAURA: she is like a piece of translucent glass touched by light, given a momentary radiance, not actual, not lasting.” . This is trying to show that even though Laura did not want to have a gentleman caller she was starting to get ready to make this night go fast and see what the destiny was bringing her in without her knowing that was the man that she used to have a crush on when they were teenagers.

The tension rises when Laura discovers that Jim O’connor was going to be her gentleman caller, she was feeling pretty disgusted to receive him at their house that she was even planning how she is going to be excused from being at the table when the time to eat arrieves. This might leave a reader feeling intrigued because as readers they would like to understand and know what happened between her and Jim before that she’s so nervous to face him and to even be in under the same roof. On scene 6 it can be seen that she does not want to open the door when she realizes that Jim was the one coming. “ LAURA: There was a Jim O’Connor we both knew in high school – [Then, with effort.]  If that is the one that Tom is bringing to dinner – you’ll have to excuse me, I won’t come to the table.”

The play climaxes when the light went all over the house and Jim tried to get a moment with Laura and they started talking about themselves and from where do they know each other and Jim was trying so hard to get the words out of Laura’s mouth.


Family issue “Questioning and Speculating”

The Glass Menagerie is a family crisis where Amanda wants to have control over her children because she wants to capture her husband’s picture into Tom’s behavior. In addition, she wants Laura to get married and settle down. Tom is sufficient in this life where he does have the freedom and he is being manipulated by her mom. Mr. Wingfield was an absent figure for the family because from a long time ago, he fell in love with long-distance and ran off by the years. Since then he has not come back. Tom helps his family financially by working in a warehouse. In addition, Laura goes to business school because she wants to make her family rich.

The first and the second sections of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling captive because the play grabs your attention. This play is full of surprises and raises a lot of questions. The mother who is teaching her children how to act and lives, where there is no answer I could find for her husband why he left? An example of this is on page <22 > “ This is our father who left us a long time ago. He was a telephone man who fell in love with long distances; he gave up his job with the telephone company and skipped the light fantastic out of town. The last we heard of him was a picture postcard from Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, containing a message of two words “. This emphasizes that there is no evidence of why he left. However, it makes the reader read more to know where the story ends. It is very interesting play

A reader’s questions might start on page <118> where it says: “’Excuse me,’ she said. She took the attendance book out and there was your name, unmistakably printed, and all the dates you were absent until they decided that you had dropped out of school..” This is important because of this mistake unexpectable. It is explained that Laura did not drop out of school. Just because of her too many absences, there are mistakes that convinced her that she dropped out of school. But, sometimes that reality is not true what we see and think.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it is so mysterious and there are a lot of things to learn. Did Tom get the freedom that he wants. How education plays a role in their life. Amanda ‘s husband will come back. So many things need to be known. What’s probably going to happen next is that the mother will eventually make Laura get married or continue to find someone for her.


A way to live in “The Glass Menagerie “

Amanda is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the play. At the beginning of the play, she is the archetypal amazon or the woman warrior that always is trying to take care of her kids and try to “keep the family together”. This can be seen on scene 6, where the author writes: “ AMANDA [to her son]: Honey, don’t push with your fingers. If you have to push with something, the thing to push with is a crust of bread. And chew !chew! Animals have sections in their stomachs which enable them to digest food without mastication, but human beings are supposed to chew their food before they swallow it down. Eat food leisurely, son, and really enjoy it. A well-cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors that have to be held in the mouth for appreciation. So chew your food and give your salivary glands a chance to function!”

In the part of scene one Amanda looks like a caring mother that honestly is trying to keep her family over control but in scene 2 she began to transform into a bother because she wants her daughter to be ready for when the mens arrive and she doesn’t want her to go to school to study any career she wants to do she just want to create a money empire with her daughter and whit the person that her daughter is going to choose. “ AMANDA: No, dear, you go in front and study your typewriter chart.  Or practice your shorthand a little.  Stay fresh and pretty!  It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to start arriving.  [She flounces girlishly toward the kitchenette.]  How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon?” . This shows that Amanda is no longer the person that she used to show at the beginning because in this part of the scene we could notice that she wants to use her children specially the girl to bless the family with the man that Amanda couldn’t get when she was a younger woman. It seems that the relationship that she wants to have with her daughter is not a mother daughter relationship instead it is a relationship of interest in which she will win depending on how her daughter behaves or who she will be with.

A reader will recognize that the turning point of Amanda comes when she remembers that she couldn’t have a better life for her or for her children because she did not choose good when it was her time to have a gentleman caller, she fell in love with the wrong man and at the wrong time because she was super young.


How life can change depending on humans characteristics

Tom Windfield, the protagonist of The Glass Menagerie, has few traits that influence his

relationship with the other character of the play. One of the traits is that he is Careless, secondly

he is frustrated and thirdable he’s mean. Tom’s attitude towards the other characters like his

mother Amanda and his sister Laura are making the family look more dysfunctional throughout

the whole play.

These traits influence his relationship with others. “ ​AMANDA: The care he always took

of his appearance.​He​ never allowed himself to look untidy.​[He​ throws down the paper and

crosses to fire-escape] Where are you going

TOM: I’m going out to smoke

AMANDA: You smoke too much.​A​ pack a day at fifteen cents a pack.​​1How​ much would that

amount to in a month?​Thirty​ times fifteen is how much, Tom?​Figure​ it out and you will be

astounded at what you could save.​Enough​ to give you a night-school course in accounting at

Washington U!​Just​ think what a wonderful thing that would be for you, Son !

[TOM is unmoved by the thought.]

TOM: I’d rather smoke.[ He steps out on the landing letting the screen door slam. This shows that Tom is super frustrated towards his dad leaving the situation, that he prefers to go out and discharge his fury with a cigarette than talking to his mother about his feelings or his concern. Tom is a very careless person because if he really cares about his mother he wouldn’t act like his acting and make her be more annoyed.

Later on in the same scene, Amanda interacts with Tom, basically worrying about him. “ AMANDA: Not to the movies, every night to the movies!​[Follows​ quickly to screen the door.]​I​ don’t believe you always go to the movies!​[He​ is gone.​AMANDA​ looks worriedly after him for a moment.​Then​ vitality and optimism return and she turns from the door.​Crossing​ to portieres.] Laura!​Laura!​​[LAURA​ answers from kitchenette.” The protagonist just left and left his mother talking alone in a conversation that his sister had to intervene to continue the conversation with his mother which is something that always happened. Once again the protagonist shows that he does not care about anything that is happening around him or his family.


Personality and Life in “A Glass Menagerie”

During the play, “A Glass Menagerie,” a very dysfunctional family of three people can be seen. Amanda the mother, always try to encourage the best of her kids by making them do things that they do not even want to. Tom and Laura live constantly tired of Amanda’s words. Amanda and Tom live constantly arguing because she wants Tom to have a better physical figure and to quit thinking like liquor and cigarettes. Laura lives in a painful environment of shyness because her mother always wants to encourage Laura to find a man that is capable of ending the poverty that they are living in. Amanda enrolls Laura into a business school because from Amanda’s perspective there needs to be a way in which Laura increases the wealth of the family. Due to Amanda’s attitude towards Laura’s desires, Laura decided to quit school and during that time started to wonder in the city. Amanda discovers that Laura was not taking advantage of the school and that she never took a class and made Laura sell magazines to see if she can make extra money while she was looking for the right man that would take the whole family out of poverty. After Amanda deception of Laura, she starts arguing with Tom as usual and by accident Toms broke one of the most precious animal figures that Laura had. Tom felt sorry about the incident so he helped his mother to find a caller for Laura, Tom picked his friend Jim. Amanda was so content that Tom decides to help, so she starts to question Jim, Tom tells her how much he makes. The family coordinated a dinner so Laura can meet Jim but she did not know who he was. After another discussion between Tom and her mother Laura discovered who was coming to the house and she felt so surprised because in high school she used to have a crush on Tom. The next day Jimmy arrives, Laura opens the door and suddenly vanishes for a moment, Jim and Amanda start a conversation. Afterwards Laura gets back to the table and starts quietly eating while Tom, Jim and Amanda were talking. A question that led to my mind while the play was developing, I asked myself as a reader if Jim was aware that he was being a caller for Laura?

The fifth sections of the of the Glass Menagerie might lead the reader feeling a little bit of curiosity, because during the play Amanda seems to be a little bit concern about Tom’s appearance and wants him to be a little bit like his dad even though Toms dad was never enough as a man or as a dad. An example of this is in paragraph 7 where it says “ AMANDA: Comb your hair!  You look so pretty when your hair is combed!  [Tom slouches on sofa with evening paper.  Enormous caption ‘Franco Triumphs’.]  There is only one respect in which I would like you to emulate your father”. This quote means that Amanda wants Tom to fix his physical because appearance means everything and also would help him to be a respected man, also this quote emphasizes the fact that Tom’s dad, Mr winfield always tries to look nice to attract women with his handsomeness.

We as readers learn something interesting about one of the characters of the play, Tom is seen in paragraph 5 after Amanda tries to compare him with his dad where it says “ TOM: I’m going out to smoke.” . This is something that is typical of this character throughout the whole play, Tom is constantly smoking since the beginning of the play and that happens every time that he was in an argument with his mother or after having even a semi decent conversation. So far Tom seems to be annoyed, upset and aggravated. He’s annoyed because his mother is constantly trying to get into his business a lot and she doesn’t understand that he is a grown up adult, the character is typically upset because his mother do not understand that she’s not seeking for his happiness instead she only does what’s also combeniente for herself and in the play as reader we can understand that the character is aggravated by all the situations that is going on at his broken home with his annoying mother. As a reader I wouldn’t like to be him because Tom as a character is under a lot of pressure just by listening to her mother acting that she really cares about him, also it could be difficult being the only one that brings food at home but no one can make him feel good about anything he does and lastly no reader would like to be him because he is attached to his dad memory and that damaging him inside.

After this part of the play, most readers will probably look forward to reading the rest of the play because they would try to understand more about why Tom is always upset and cannot stand being next to his mother Amanda. Also most of the reader would like to know what the role of Laura besides being the shy sister, what is she doing during the whole play? Why did Amanda always have an issue understanding Tom? Does Mr., Winfield appear at the end of the play?. Finally the reader would like to know the following answer to those questions. I can foreshadow that after this scene of the play Tom would try to understand his mother better or either he would leave the house.


Family Values in “The Glass Menagerie”

“The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, is a play that describes all the actions of the memories of the main characters, and at the same time the narrator Tom Wingfield. The set took place in Saint Louis in 1937. Tom was the supporter of his family. His mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura, did not work, and he had to work in a warehouse to support his family financially. In the play there is a portrait of a man in one of the walls of the house. That man is Mr Wingfield, Tom’s and Laura’s father. Mr Wingfield was an absent figure for the family because from a long time ago, he fell in love with long distance and ran off by the years. After that the family never heard back from him since he left. While the play is developing, Amanda the mother always triggers for her childrens to be the best. Amanda as a mother lives constantly disappointed in her only daughter Laura because Laura is painfully shy and does not attract many men as her mother Amanda did when she was at a younger age. Ms Wingfield ( Amanda) enrolled Laura into a business school with the hope that one day Laura would make the family rich. Tom, who detest his warehouse Job, finds relief in the alcohol movies because he could not resist the arguments with his annoying mother and the pressure of the Job. As a reader, questions wonder on my head while the play is running, and questions like why did Amanda never let Tom alone ? and Why exactly did the dad leave ? are constantly in my head.

The first pages of “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams, might leave the reader with a feeling of interest because as the play is staring by describing the settings it intrigues the reader to think what is going to happen on this place, or why is this place so important for the narrator who is also the main character. An example of this can be seen on the first page, where it says “ The apartment faces an alley and is entered by a fire-escape, a structure whose name is a touch of accidental poetic truth, for all of these huge buildings are always burning with the slow and implacable fires of human desperation.  The fire-escape is included in the set – that is, the landing of it and steps descending from it.The scene is memory and is therefore non-realistic.  Memory takes a lot of poetic licence.  It omits some details; others are exaggerated, according to the emotional value of the articles it touches, for memory is seated predominantly in the heart.  The interior is therefore rather dim and poetic.” This is surprising because it’s expected for something to happen as it’s describing how the apartment was and what feelings develop inside of the narrator or the main character Tom by the reflections of his memories.

A reader’s questions might start on scene two, where it says: “AMANDA: I thought that you were an adult; it seems that I was mistaken. [She crosses slowly to the sofa and sinks down and stares at LAURA.] LAURA: Please don’t stare at me, Mother.” omit This is important because it shows that Amanda was not only having arguments with Tom or felt disappointed about him and his actions instead both of her children were disappointed for her. This is one of the biggest events for the play because it also shows a lot about Amanda’s character and the feelings about her kids. In particular this is unusual because parents tend to be disappointed or used about one of their kids actions but actually Amanda is disappointed about both of her kids which leads the readers to understand that Laura and Tom aren’t the problem, Amanda is the main problem in the whole house. The author seems to be making the point to make the readers speculate why the disappointment and the loss of faith in her own kids. A reader is left to think that this has to do with the disappearance of the dad. Or perhaps it is only that Amanda is a sad widow.

After this part of “The Glass Menagerie,” most readers will look forward to continuing reading the whole play because curiosity will kill the cat and as readers are curious about what would happen next, they would like to know exactly why the relationships in this family are so intense. What might happen next in the play is that Amanda would at least show an explanation of why it is never enough for her and we will see how the disappearance of the dad leads Tom and Laura to be so insecure about themselves


Ability is different from creativity in “The Glass menagerie”

I believe in the “Glass of Menagerie” the main character is Tom. In the play, even if Tom takes off Amanda and Laura, he is often bandy even cruel toward them. He is also a man who does not care about what other members of this family think. Then I feel like he is selfish. He is ambitious and selfish. He never pays attention to his mother because he feels his mother is too much. I can describe Tom’s relationships with others a little differently because Tom has a strong relationship with his sister and does why he wants to protect her by ignoring his mother sometimes. I think Tom really loves his sister, However he thinks he could forget that when he left. But it never went away. I notice that in scene I, the relationship between Tom and Amanda is stretched and worn . In this scene, you can see that Tom seems to have a hard time tolerating her, and while Amanda loves his child despite all. One, she is miserable. Two, she scares. three, she is sad.

These traits influence her relationships with others. “AMANDA [her voice trembling and her eyes suddenly filling with tears]: Happiness!” This conveys that Amanda is a really emotional woman even though she does not show it. She is unhappy and suffers from Tom and Laura later. She hides sometimes through this mask that shows her children.Late on page 164 to 165, she interacts with her mother Amanda, basically, she wants to make a wish but she is confused about what kind of wish she could make “LAURA looks faintly puzzled as if called out of sleep. AMANDA seizes her shoulders and turns her at an angle by the door.] Now! Now, darling, wish!

LAURA: What shall I wish for, Mother?” Amanda seems to be regretful. The reader can notice she is unable to talk and she wants to get some comfort from her daughter. Even if she also has a hard time with her mother, at the end her mother wants a good thing for her.


Let’s not try to create what we cannot bear in “The Glass Menagerie”

I’m starting to write about “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams. The thing that destroyed the whole world was a virus that no one can see. Then this thing kills each type of class. It does not care if you are rich or poor or black or white. Thus, the whole world has started to ask the questions how to get the drug for this disease. Since we are the same despite the color of the skin. we must love each other no one is stronger than the other we are all the same. And we are made with one greater belief or not God exists. What I have thought of the play since my last reading is that nothing is created, nothing is done, all this is transformed. Thanks to human behavior, they make or create stuff by not thinking about consequences that we will have in the long terme of the future. This is why now the whole world is suffering from someone or others behavior that is correct to do.

The scene in the first and second sections of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams might leave a reader feeling grateful because even if this scene is imagery some of it is to realist in the whole world since some of the people who live in the upper class think they are over than others who they see as poor. Since some of the people who live in the upper class think they are over than others who they see as poor. Instead of, life is not like that because we can be poor and have a blessed life that is easy. An example of this is at the beginning of the play where the narragtor describes where we are:”one of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that flower as warty growths in overcrowded urban centers of lower-middle-class population and are symptomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and differentiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism.” This is interesting because America is a place that has to much discrimination stuff thanks to segragation but at end of the day the realise this is not good for the population that fight to get the independence for their country. Since all of them are the same and they are doing their best to have a good type of life condition for they can survive in their place.

A reader’s questions might start on paragraphs 6-12 where it says:”In Spain there was revolution. Here there was only shouting and confusion.” This is important because the author is talking about the eSpain revolution instead of he is talking about American life conditions. This is surprising but at the same moment interesting because we can know and connect that all of the country is connected since if some country that is powerful others will get effects. That was the case of this crisis that was confusing people at that time because to find a job we need more companies that can help people to go work. The author seems to be making the point that sometimes using both imagination and memory is important when you are writing a play. We should describe everything that can help the reader to understand.

After this part of the play, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it is quite dramatic with a lot of thinking inside. I like the way the author is trying to convince a reader even if it is an imaginary story. The things that will happen next is the character who describes the scene, Tom will be a little selfish man. Then this play would be about class social. That is, one family who is inferior would try to force their daughter to get married to someone that is rich.


Regretting is good but not too late in “The Glass menagerie”

Recently, I read the glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams. I appreciated the way that the author wrote this scene. I feel disappointed in this play because even if one personnage of this play was ambitious and worried about a good life condition that her family deserves her son should not be too selfish like that. Since all things that his monterb wanted for them ws happiness because Amanda is a degerminated woman who can do everything to protect her family.

The protagonist is Tom. His story is set in U. S between or in second war world 2, specifically new york . The significance of the setting is important because in that time we had a lot of discriminatin that was going around specific issues of classes like low class, high class and poor class. Does why this is important to know in this play. The significance of the setting shifting from the first local location that is in 4th street to the next local location 7th street is that he doesn’t need to respond when her mother is talking because it is a woman who gives him birth that is important to know respect for each other.

Tom faces certain forces and pressures. And he wants an against society mentality that is human should be happy for the thing that he has. He meets these forces and pressures by deciding to describe the choices that he makes. That is to accept her mother’s idea that marrying her sister to a man who has a good life condition instead is not a good way to do it. You can see this early in the play on page 156 he accepts the idea even if he has argued with his mother “TOM: No. You say there’s so much in your heart that you can’t describe to me. That’s true of me, too. There’s so much in my heart that I can’t describe to”you! So let’s respect each other’s “

the tension rises when her mother finds out the man who he brought at home was already engaged . This might leave a reader feeling confused because how come you don’t know if he is really your friend so that means you don’t really care if you are a selfish man.

The play climaxes when he finds her mother was not happy about the thing he does by asking questions . “It seems extremely peculiar that you wouldn’t know your best friend was going to be married!.”

The falling action ultimately resolves the conflict. Tom regrets it at the end because he realizes nothing is more important than family and feels the pain that is why she did not protect her sister. It’s a Person. Society because both Tom and her mother are ambitious people that why he put her sister in that can of relationship .Since he has the power to stop her mother in this issue to find a good man for her sister. For he can have a good life at end then he didn’t. So this is society’s influence because they care about society thinking.


Be thankful in the social class that you are now in “The Glass Menagerie”

We live in a world where some person want to use others. And they call it superiority race. However they forget in this low world no one has the right to judge someone or even have a control to use some people. In addition humans don’t care about that. That is why we have a different class in the country today. For example poor class, low class and high class. Thanks to this mentality to superiority. Therefore, the thing I think about my play since reading that last time are some personalities that are selfish and ambitious like Tom and Amanda.

The Third and four sections of The Glass Menagerie. By Tennessee might leave a reader feeling interested because the scenario of these chapters make me think and feel like being a middle class or poor class is not good. We can look in front of us to change our life by using someone. Since you will like to have a good life that society is showing us. An example of this I’m one personage of this who is Amanda. Amanda is a mother who wants to know everything from her children but the one thing that she exaggerate is she wants her daughter Laura to fail love with someone who is rich and married. She wants to discuss that with Tom “ I know, but it’s not good for you. We have to do all that we can to build ourselves up. In these trying times we live in, all that we have to cling to is – each other. . . . That’s why it’s so important to – Tom, ! – I sent out your sister so I could discuss something with you. If you hadn’t spoken I would have spoken to you” this is to show us how I deserve to get my daughter married to someone who has a good class then us. Since I’m tired to still live in my conditions of life. Then I am a woman who cares about society thinking I like to compare myself.

A reader’s questions might start on page 166 to 170 “AMANDA: Most young men find adventure in their careers.

TOM: Then most young men are not employed in a warehouse.

AMANDA: The world is full of young men employed in warehouses and offices and factories.

TOM: Do all of them find adventure in their careers?

AMANDA : They do or they do without it!Not everybody has a craze for adventure.” This shows us how Amanda likes to have a man that is already working for her daughter . It is why he still bothers her to get a man who works or has a career that can help them to have a good life that she wants. And this is important to know because many mothers are like that they just want their daughter to get married. Since they think that can help them. The author seems to be making the point that sometimes making a guess is important when you are writing a play with much imagery . We should describe everything that can help the reader to understand.

After this part of the play , most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of this play because it is too dramatize with a lot of thinking inside and I really like the way the author is trying to convince a reader even if it is an imaginary story. The things that will happen next is the character who describes the scene. It will be one of personage that is Tom and he will be a selfish man and ambitious like his mother Amanda . Then this play would be about class social marriage . That is, one family who is inferior would try to force their daughter to get married and fail love to someone that is rich.


Society leaves no one indifferent in” The Glass menagerie”

Amanda is an active character. Her classic changes over the course of the play because sometimes she protects women and others are boring. At the beginning of the play, she is a classic defender . This can be seen on page 125, where the author writes: AMANDA: I’ve had to put up a solitary battle all these years. But you’re my right-hand bower! Dodo Can’t fall down, don’t fail!

But by page 104 in scene 5 and 6, Amanda has begun to transform in tho the archetypal of the hustler. The thing that triggered this transformation is because of their life situation. She wants her daughter to have a good condition that she does not have meaning to have a better life . That’s why in this quote she asked if the man has money and let her marry a rich man. “ What is his salary?  Have you any idea?” .

Amanda is no longer the person who was kind because of the missing of her husband. After that, she began to change and see life differently like selfish women.

A reader might predict that the turning point for Amanda comes when Amanda realized that her family’s situation is dreadful. Her children live in a run-down apartment, and both of her children are floating though in different ways. Therefore as a mother, this is a difficult situation. Page 2 in scene one and two. Encourage this prediction: The Wingfield apartment is in the rear of the building, one of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that flower as warty growths in overcrowded urban centers of lower-middle-class population and are symptomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and differentiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism. For Amanda, living a low class is not a good life. You need to have a good condition that a society is proposing.


Our Generation is Sensitive in a Positive Way

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez

I am so happy to hear your great respond to the question in  your Instagram video because I do agree with what you were saying the new generation are sensitive in positive way. I think the question is somewhat provocative and that’s why you were so excited to respond to that question in more detail. You just say the truth because you really felt and understood how the new generation is doing great even though some of them are having a hard time.

One thing you said that stands out for me is “ One thing that I love so much about the new generation is the radical acceptance that I see from so many. They actually take time to read and understand our history”.  I think this is what all of the older generations should think because the new generation do care about the history trying to learn from all of the past stories. The fact that as a new generation we have to deal with what the old generations have done to our countries is one of the reasons why the new generation care about the history. They try to take the positive things and learn from that for a better future, and look at the negative things and stay away from that so they don’t fall into the same mistakes.

I do agree with you that the new generation has the ability to have a whole conversation about history. I think that is true because there are many kids I have seen talking about history and they were great. Another reason why the new generation are able 

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here.

I’m especially inspired by the video by Prince Ea because it explained how the old generation is giving a messed up world to the new generation. New generation will have to rebuild and clean the environment. Water and also air is polluted and new generation are smart enough to clean it. 

New generation we are sorry. We are sorry for giving you a messed up world. 

This is basically saying that old generation regret ruining the world. They are saying sorry to future generation for the pain the will go through trying to fix this issue or dealing with it.

I think this history is a good example of development and growth throughout life time. Something you said in your video: “ young people are more informed and dynamic then older people” I agree with you here, because young people tend to care more about the future and are hoping to put in the extra work to achieve their goals.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. I’m interested in following you because you care about the generation, and you always looking out for the people in your city. You always say the truth no matter what.


Stand Up Generation

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I am surprised by your opinion about the new generation it’s a “badass” on your Instagram video. Your opinion describe the differences between the current generation that how take action to get involved in the issues that people face in the world today. They tries to find help from other people to advocate for justice. They create different organizations where people can find refuge and help about the issues.

One thing you said that stands out for me is; “They actually take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.” I think this is powerful because you noticed that young people are activated on the issues that happen in the community and try to solve them using complex strategies. It’s a good idea that they have the knowledge about their rights that they are supposed to have and they advocate for them.

I totally agree with you when you say that people have the power to change our world and that they should start in their communities. You say; “Let me tell you something: you are the government! Like, as a democracy, we the people mean you. You are as a voter you are the government too.” You are saying that people can make change by getting involved in the community.  I also agree with your opinion about the significance of voting. It’s important to know about our right to vote, and to raise our voice. Our opinion counts. It’s our government.

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. I’m especially inspired by the video by Edna Gonzalez at “March for Our Lives” Washington, D.C. because she is an advocate for her community of South Los Angeles. I noticed on this video that there are good arguments about why the government does not do anything to change the situation. She tried to motivate people on her way. For example she said “It is normal to see flowers honoring the lives of black and brown youth that have lost their lives to a bullet. We need to tackle the root causes of the issues we face and come to understand how to resolve them.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinNvKznltA) In this quote, she is trying to give the message through a speech because she wants people to take action and force government to change the laws about racial injustices that still exist in the everyday. She wants news changes on the streets and education with security. She wants justice in her community.

This is basically saying that people are not surprised that the violation and some issues that happen just because they are adapting their life like that. If people don’t take action, justice can not have value to protect people living there.

I’ve also been learning about the Civil Rights Movement where all people who suffer from segregation are protesting for their rights. The challenge of this protest was reduce the racism that people do it. For example; “Representative John Lewis Called “good trouble” this mean that advocated for our rights can have a result based on the challenges that we put on progress. Young people were moved to fight for their rights at the time.

I think the history is a great example to show and know about our past. Something you said in your video: “I don’t think they’re too delicate at all. I think that they’re badass. I think that young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors.” I agree with you here, because young people have more knowledge that happened in the past and happens everyday on the news and also social media. This a tool that we can informated more about the world.

  I watched many videos based on people who advocate for some issues in our communities. I find one that it’s interesting to me (Young Activists on Why They March |Teen Vogue- Youtube). This video is based on the young women that advocate for justice and explain why they march. They start with marches and speeches in Florida. According to the case that happened on February 14 2018 in Florida was a school shooting that caused the death of 17 people.  They want protection of gun violence and that the government takes action to change the law.  

 This video has some points and evidence that can change the community without gun violence. But if the government don’t stop this situation, more people can be in danger. Some reason of this cases are the racism, discrimination and some stupid ideologies that people have and make bad things to others persons. All people want and need to live with freedom and safety in any place. 
I feel motivated by his video because I’m a young woman and young people are involved in the issues that happened in our community. Especially one phrase that they say was (It’s about damn time someone did) this phrase is short but has an answer that they advocated for their community. We can change the world to take action and the government helps us to change the violence. 
Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. I hope you continue to motivate young people with your arguments.


What The World Will Be Without Youth?

I am absorbed by your Instagram video where you said that the current generation is badass. It is rare to see an adult stand up to defend what the youth in the past and today can actually do. As for me, I think that these young people are working together to make this world a better place. They are just correcting the mistakes that were already done in the past. As we can see today, in this world most of the things that are happening are just a repetition from the past. The same mistakes are repeating. People are suffering. Not only the government is working on that but the youth getting involved in it is making things way better, because they are not lazy. They go out and say what they think.They are always on the streets, working really hard to make their voices heard. They are not stopping until they get what they are fighting for. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think that young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors. I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, in that they actually care about other peoples’ experiences and lives. One thing that I love so much about mill — this new generation is the radical acceptance that I see from so many and they actually take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.” I think this is beguiling because it is not just charming but it is like a most powerful way to talk to people as they deserve it. I can say that the youth deserve to be seen and heard, because their words matter. As of now, most rallies, clubs, groups, gangs etc….are made because they want their communities to see them and get involved.

I extremely agree with you that youth are badass, they are getting involved in their community’s issues. The youth call for a better future by interacting with one another and to stand and help their community. One reason I say this is that it is rare to see youth do things on their own. So if they are willing to work like badass they deserve to be recognized, which gives them the strength to work hard and change the world. There is also a part of your video when you said, “They’re not afraid to have those conversations. If anything, I think they’re profoundly courageous because they’re willing to puncture more taboos and have conversations that, frankly, older generations sometimes struggle to have.”  This set of words just makes me want to say things that I wanted to say for so long. It is just giving us courage and not to be afraid of showing ourselves. But there is something about it. Even if they are not afraid to have those conversations, still there is no action . It just looks like their voices have not been heard. What can you do/say about it? Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. 1For example, Edna Chavez’s video was about shootings that has happened in the schools and in neighborhoods. I’m especially inspired by the video by Edna Chavez because she is an inspiration. She gives the youth the reason to speak up and to have courage. So, she explains the issues of gun shooting that is happening in school and everywhere else. She lost her family because of gun shooting, and now she is asking for the government to take control. Something memorable in the video is when she was explaining the tragedy that happened in her life, and many others that have faced the same problem. As for now she wanted to stand up with the youth to fight for what is right for us and for everybody else. It is a good example of the point I am trying to make with, you AOC because it is just confirming you said about the youth being badass. They are just doing what’s right. They want to get involved, they want their voice to be heard, they want to show that they care, they are motivation for the future, and the next future generation to be ready and open minded.

“It is normal to see posters. It is normal to see balloons. It is normal to see flowers honoring the lives of Black and Brown youth that have lost their lives to a bullet.” CHAVEZ, E. March For Our Lives In-text: (Chavez, 2018). Your Bibliography: Chavez, E., 2018. March For Our Lives. Available at: [Accessed 28 March 2018].

This is basically saying that seeing people die is not the end of life. People should fight for that to not happen again.They should stand up together and stop the violence. 

I’ve also been learning about Youth Revolt which is about youth from different countries standing up to make their voices heard. They were also protesting for their rights and their communities right. The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the ones who were protesting for civil rights. The Civil Right Activists, including young protesters, participate in one of three Alabama marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. They were demonstrating that their rights matter not only for men but also for women. They were marching for the civil right, a right that will allow women to have the right to vote.

I think this history is a good example of something you said in your video: “ I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave because they are actually willing to go to the streets.” I agree with you here, because not just this new generation but also in the past, those generations were badass too. They were getting involved in any ways to help their elders.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next time because the world needs people like you to make youth strong. You are an inspiration that push this new generation to believe in themselves and the power that they have which is their voice, and their personality.

One of the reason why I choose this video is that since I heard about them in my internship, I have been following them and all I see about them is that they are youth of action, they call themselves ” Teen Take Charge”. They have fighting for everybody not just for students. They the voice of all of us, they are representing all students in all borders. They are fighting against segregation, education, racism, discrimination, and so many more. They inspired me the first beginning that I meet them, they are giving a lot of students the courage to go to school with no fear. All I can say about them is that they are just confirming what exactly Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said about youth being BA

Image: AOC by Mike J Maguire on 2020-02-24 15:42:40


The Future Started Yesterday

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I feel proud of your Instagram video because I know that there is someone in the government who can advocate for us while we are on the street. In order to fight we need two groups: one in the streets to convince people outside to fight for their rights and another group inside the government to convince the government to vote for the law. 

One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I see from so many and they actually take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.” I think this is confusing because when we are fighting for something we have to pass things. Why does this thing exist? In order to win the fight or in order to fight.

I don’t agree with you that when you say that the new generation is badass. One reason I say this is that there is not a badass who will learn something about what there want before they start fighting. All badass never do good things.

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here.

I’m especially inspired by the video by Xiuhtezcatl because of the issue the guy is talking about. The issue was about climate change. In this video, the guys did not advocate for a solution for no only his people but for everybody in the world as you do you are fighting us and also for the new generation. In this video, he said that he works with young people around the planet to fight for their air water and atmosphere for their generation and also fo the next generation. This video sparks for me because it is about one of the most important issues in the world that everybody contributes to it and there is note anything we can do. But as we know when we discuss an issue that we don’t have and solution for it, we get the solution at the end of the discussion.

In the video, Xiuhtezcatl says, “What I learned to form my cultural heritage is this life is a gift and it is our responsibility to respect and protect which gives us life.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27gtZ1oV4kw&list=WL&index=116&t=0s. Accessed 8 Mar 2020.

This is basically saying that it is our duty to protect all the things that give us life in order to make the future butter. At least for the future generation. 

I’ve also been learning about the youth revolution is also one of the most powerful things that never existed before. When I read it, I saw that there was imaginable. They used methods that no one thought about and no one thought it will be worth it.

I think this history is a good example of/supports/makes me wonder about something you said in your video: “you said that this new generation cares about other people experience.” I don’t agree with you here, because we don’t care about it. We just care about ourselves. We don’t want this bad experience to repeated in the future. If it has to repeat we don’t want it to happen to us, therefore, we have to fight to avoid its repetition.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next.

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Age Does Not Define Your Knowledge

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I am passionate about your Instagram video where you call the current generation badass because it helps me to understand that this generation is really powerful and they are making changes.

One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, in that they actually care about other peoples’ experiences and lives.” This touched me because it is true that the young people, this generation cares about others, cares about everybody. The youngest are more sensitive because they feel empathy for others. This generation put themselves in someone else’s shoes, they think about others and take action for those that have not had a voice. 

I do entirely agree with you that the generations are not afraid to talk about issues and topics. They do research about it. Another reason I agree with you is because this generation stands up for what they disagree with. They stand up and raise their voice for what they do not like and will like to change. 

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. I’m especially inspired by the video by Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez at the United Nations, speaking about climate change because it is an issue that we are facing right now as society. He is 15 years old and he is conscious enough of what he is talking about. He is not scared of the old generation, he is standing up in front of more than 200 people from different countries.

“I began to look at the world around me and begin to learn about the issues that we are facing. I saw that we are facing a crisis that was beginning to affect every living system on our planet, I saw that climate change was going to be the defining issue of our time seeing this world seeing my world collapsing around me pushed me into action so for the last nine years since I was six years old I’ve been on the front lines of climate and environmental movements standing up to fight for the future of our planet”

This is basically saying that he had part of his life learning and supporting the issues that he cared about. From a very early age he started to get involved in it. Xiuhtezcatl is taking action by leading movements and encouraging others.

I’ve also been learning about different movements all around the world throughout history. The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the youth who led the Vietnam War protests in the 1960’s. It is emotional that students from the United States raise their voice even though they were in London. The young protesters encourage the people in the United States to protest against the war. Also is a clear example that the government does not always agree to see people revel for what they disagree. During the protest students were assassinated by the army.

I think this history is a good example of something you said in your video: “I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave because they are actually willing to go to the streets” I agree with you here, because sometimes going to the streets they risk their lives. However they are so brave to represent others and make changes but not only on this time if we look back to our history is a long list of the youngest who had been badass too.

Finally, I want to share with you another example of youth activism. This video also informs and inspires me!  

I choose this video because it impacts me. It is an issue that Mexico is facing as gender inequality and sexism. In the video a feminist organization which wants to support and educate every one about equality for all genders. In the video they talk about the stereotypes and the struggles that every person, in especially women has to struggle with everyday. One thing very meaningful for me is to see young men supporting and that feminism is focused on helping every gender. As well this line stands out for me “one in five womens will be sexually assaulted in college, one in sixteen men will be sexually assaulted in college”  This shows that not is only women who has suffered sexual assault as society believe  

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. Also for motivating young people.I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. 


Stepping up to change our lives and our generations

Dear Ocasio-Cortez,

I am very thoughtful about the video you uploaded on Instagram about the young generation being badass. It is great to see you argue that teenagers are brave when they advocate for change. It is necessary to have this piece of information pendant in society to highlight he valenty that teenagers show in advocating themselves to government. 

One thing you said that stands out for me is: “This generation of teenagers is courageous, valiant and strong, profound and brave.” I agree very much with what you said because teenagers are speaking out for themselves. They are learning how to defend their rights. It is because they care about them. They want other people to get the rights tat they deserve.  The system really encourages them to do it due to the constant injustices. Another statement that I agree a lot with is: “One thing that I love so much about mill — this new generation is the radical acceptance that I see from so many and they actually take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, history of racial struggles, history of economics, history of the United States, history of colonialism.” I agree with you very much because there is a say that states that the person who does not shout out , does not obtain anything in benefit. In other words, because the government system many times is very unfair and just a single group of people get everything, others are being forgotten so it is very important to remain the other side that they need to speak up against injustices in order to to receive the benefits that they desire and want in society; including education, wealth equality and racial equality. 

Recently I was looking at the youth activists videos , on Nowcomment. One of them was an example of what I am saying here.

I am especially inspired by the video from Edna Chavez she explains very connected to what you state in this video. She talks about how immigrants need to me kept in mind in society. She yells how tired undermined groups are of being discriminated in society. How difficult their lives are and how unfair the racial economic equality is in the country. Her main focus is based on immigrants, since her family were part of this very known social group. In terms of education, she spoke that

“ We are tired of the things that we do not need and are starving for what surely would make us succeed in the country. We do not need security, we need resources it is why I am here to speak up (Chavez).” 

It means that most likely the people tend to receive things that they do not need and as excuse, other people say that they are supplying what they should have, which is considered a trick to keep social disparities.

I have also been learning about Youth Revolt, a web page for teens strikes. What this page is about is youth people protesting, other are seeking for justices that have not been taken into account in the actuality, it includes environmental, social and political. One of them that I actually consider very essential in this century is the youth boy Xiuhtezcatl, an environmental young activist talking about environmental change. He explains that the ambition of men is going to end up with earth. Men are just thinking about making money off of fuel but forgetting that they are living on earth and it is getting destroyed because of their ignorance to protect it.

These stories are thought-provoking to what you say on your video. Most of the people who are protesting for the socio-political issues happening in our world, are teenagers. As result I thought that your video is a great match prior to defending their rights as people in the world. 

Finally, I want to share with you another example of youth activism. This video also informs and inspires me!

I chose this video because it explains how many people who come from low income families who tended to not find people who understand their situations as well as never cared about support. She cares about making a difference in society in terms of racial justice., which I believe is a very important point to highlight . How the system undermines people of color.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter. I look forward to hear another admirable speech from you because it encourages me to know that there are other people out there, meaning those who have another perspective are doing the job and are giving others the opportunity to speak up in someone else’s shoes with their words.  


Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I feel tempestuous about your Instagram video because it emphasizes how current generations are responsible, smart enough to implement what they craved for. You are very confident and inspiring to the people from the new generation and how we are the government.

One thing you said that stands out to me is: “His new generation is the radical acceptance that I see from so many and they take time to read and understand our history, the history of the labor movement, civil rights, the history of racial struggles, the history of economics, the history of the United States, the history of colonialism.” I think this is remarkable because you use some of the examples of how our young generation does not step back to learn or give value to our history and other memorials events that happened in the past. We always look forward to bringing out the past history and showing our interest by seeing that from different perspectives. We have the courage to accept the fact even though it could be bad, we always try to make it better by not repeating the same mistake.

I do agree with you that our young generation is not so sensitive or emotional. Even if we are, it is a positive way because we know how to solve problems and are intelligent enough to take leadership roles and choose the government. Compared to the past, where people were going through different things. Lack of resources was not letting them make an enormous change in the world. The last generation also called the “silent generation” are those born from 1925 to 1945 – so-called because they were raised during a period of war and economic depression.

One reason I would agree with her is that we aren’t afraid to accept criticism. Another reason is that we always work to develop the country and discover something new.

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here.

I’m especially inspired by the video by Blair Imani because she is a queer Muslim woman and she empowers the lives of so many Muslim people that are being discriminated against in a world where not everyone is going to accept who they are.

It is really good that she does not let herself down and does not let herself be affected by the denunciation. In addition, demonstrate what she is capable of to people. In reality, many people face discrimination just because of the beliefs in certain religions such as Islam, and Hindu which really does not make any difference in their personality or hurt anyone.

The memorable thing was that she raised her voice to hear her words around the world. She was embarrassed to say that she is a queer Muslim. The link of the inspiring video that I had watched is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNa3EhyN5Zc&feature=emb_logo

I’ve also been learning about how all the people have been facing so many problems and Youth are protesting for their water point which the government want to use to build some pipeline to factories and the young from china protesting to get the right to have a higher education to achieve the goals The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the ones who is fighting for education

I think this history is a good example of something you said in your video: “I think this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave because they are actually willing to go to the streets” I agree with you here because whatever we do not get, we fight for it and never give up on it until we achieve. However, I would say at the same time, the past generation was as we are right now.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next.

These four brave and young activists stepped into to make the world change. Emma Gonzalez, Jaclyn Corin, Sarah Chadwick, and Nza-Ari Khepra are part of the surge of young activists building a new movement to denounce gun violence and call for safety in all of our communities. And this is why they march. The reason I chose this video to shows that we are living in a world where still gun violence. even there is no safety insecurity in the school. The kids who go to school for a bright future, it ends up giving up their lives because of gun violence. These activists want their voices to hear because they care about this issue. they lose their people and can feel it how it is hurt. the politicians do not care so much about it because this issue does not harm them. this is why they march to make a great influence.


Thank You for Giving Youth Courage to Fight Back!

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I am fascinated with your video because you are really giving the young generation more courage to express their voices by doing speeches and videos to be heard. Many people feel so terrified before seeing someone that can help them accomplish their dreams which is making the world a better place for every human being. Youth need lots of support like this to show how much they are capable of changing the world. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think that young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors. I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, in that they actually care about other peoples’ experiences and lives”. I think this is inspiring because in my own perspective many youth talk about “Climate Change” because it is the only enemy that we all humans have in common and we do not even realize it. I have listened to a video of a young teenager who was 17-years-old and he was talking about climate change. To let people understand how climate change is affecting humans. I agree with you that youth are not afraid to talk about world problems. They are brave because they are willing to break more interdict and speeches that older people have problems expressing. One reason is that young youth are more open-minded and they are the future leaders who are meant to make the world a better place. Older people might be afraid that their love once would be hurt out of that.

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. I’m talking about Edna Gonzalez and her speech at March for Our Lives, Washington, DC. In this video, there is a 17-year-old girl talking about how her brother got killed during a gun shooting. Her brother was about to go to college and lost his life for no reason. She said that at school the security makes them feel like they are criminals. She decided to talk to all people to let people know how they are suffering. They are going to be the leaders of society so they deserve to be heard. “My brother passed away when he was in high school any day like the other day and it was the cops who shot him to death”. This part sparked my interest because this is the problem that society is ignoring. Some adults say that they are just doing their jobs, but in reality, they are not, because their inaction hurts or kills innocent people who had a full life in front of them. Their lives just ended because of a mistake or injustice. It stays with me because it tells me that injustice happens anywhere and it’s enough to be cautious in any circumstance. This is an example to show that AOC is right because it’s a young girl who is courageous enough to show the injustice that they went through. They wanted to make a lesson so everyone would learn from it.

“I am here to honor the floored students that lost their lives and to honor my south LA community. How about that”? This quote means that the young generation is very great and fearless because they are willing to go out and risk their lives to save the world from the terrible intentions. I think Edna Gonzalez is talking for everyone.

I have also been learning about “Young In Revolt ”. What I understand is that now youth express their problems or injustice through social media for them to be heard. Many young youths have suffered from gun shootings. Something has to be done to prevent this kind of event from happening again.  The problem is that the government kept on selling guns. In my own perspective, I think the ideal thing to do is to stop selling guns. I think this story is a good example of what AOC is saying because it is always the young who suffer the most and the ones who risk their lives to save others and make their lives better.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you write or say next. I am interested in your video because it makes me believe in myself. Additionally, I think every possible effort we do as young youth we will make a change in the world together.

The reason why I choose this is because it is an example of every youth that lives in the United States. Especially, the high school students. The staff make us feel like criminals because in most of high schools there are police officers that check every students before they go in. In my perspective I think that’s not ideal because we are young and they should teach us to defend or protect ourselves by words not by guns. They should teach us that there should be only passive resistance non violent resistance. The issue is that many high school students are chased by officers like we are not just teenagers who talk to us and show us the right way and not make us feel like we are the dangerous one. The memorable part of the video was that when the girl says that: “I lost my brother who was about to graduate from high school. That day was like any other day”. This demonstrates that you never know where your life will end up. That’s why in every way possible we need to use passive resistance. 


Motivating Youth Activists To Advocate For Their Future

I am impressed by your Instagram video where you call this generation of youth badass because you are truly right. This new generation is very strong. They accept everyone no matter their race, culture, religion or sexual orientation. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “The new generation is a badass.” I think this is thoughtful because they never give up. I think this is thoughtful because they never give up. I think you used “badass” to describe how this generation is really not scared about accepting everyone and willing to talk about the world’s problems, compared to adults. They are willing to protest for what they believe is right. 

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. I’m especially inspired by the video by Edna Gonzalez at March for Our Lives, Washington, D.C. I live in the Bronx, and every month my community faces gun violence in schools.This one of the issues we face every day. Her brother died in gun violence and she represented all youth minorities.She wanted to honor her brother and all the people who were affected by this violence in her community. Every student should feel safe in school. This video shows how this generation is willing to show the adults what is right and make the world better. 1Basically they are badass, but in a positive way for being strong and advocating for justice. 

I’ve also been learning about historical movements led by young activists. The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the ones who protested during The Vietnam War. For trying to stoped them from taking children to war and by showing them they needed instead to go to school. I think this history is a good example of something you said in your video: “The new generation care about other people” I degree with you here, because in this historical movement this youth activities care about other people too they want them to be safe and return to school. The generation before us some of them was really braved and cary.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. Your video is very powerful we will liked to see more people like who believed in this generation and who push them to do more in the future. Having a young representant in the congress will really helped our voices heard and considered as not young immature but as a brave youth who advocated for a better future.


A Generation Without Limits

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I am capturing, and shaking up about, your instagram video because, people in the government never used to motivate youth people to fight for their rights, for new things to come, to improve the society system that affects all of us economically, mentally and physically too. 

One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Let me tell you something: you are the government! Like, as a democracy, we the people mean you. You are a voter, you are the government too.” I think this  is a powerful argument because every single person who works in the government is there just to work for us, to make changes in the community. We choose then because we believe that they are going to do things better, that they would listen to what all people say. That’s the way democracy works, no matter our experiences or ages we have the authority over the nation too we also need to be heard that youth should be considerate. 

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here. I’m especially inspired by this video on Youtube called “Youth and Democracy here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-sRy5GTltw explain how youth people’s opinions have been denied from politics, their voices are not included, they are seen as people without knowledge or without enough experiences to participate in important topics or even make decisions that are being made for them. We can see how both videos want to motivate youth people to raise their voice. It is so interesting that youth people are not always willing to participate in elections or vote. 

One of my best quotes from this video is “the negative stigma around youth from society that youth are considered inexperienced and qualified to make decisions on behalf of the whole nation”  As I said in the previous youth people should be allowed to say their opinion and ideas to the people who in power learn from each other. Different ages are not an obstacle to make great and unique choices that can help our society.   

This is basically saying that youth people should wake up and demonstrate we also have great ideas that should be considerate in the government. Our society needs to be more open so anyone can have a free opinion without being refused. 

I’ve also been learning about how youth people have drivesocial changes like social movements like the Civil Rights Movement, Environmental Movement, Black Lives Matter. We see how teenagers can cause a big impact in today’s society too. I think history is a good way to remember that our generation can make changes too that we are not the excision. I agree that we have so much work to do improving our society if we are together everything is going to be easy. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. Kind regardless I would like you to keep pushing youth people to raise their voices.

Finally, I want to share with you another example of youth activism. This video also informs and inspires me because pushing youth people to work hard even if they don’t have anything by just using our minds and what we have in our surroundings is enough. Ann Makosinski said ” you have more opportunity and time to create when you have less.” I believe that she is saying the truth and this quote really challenged me and started to make the difference without having too much to start. 


AOC: Thanks for giving honors tot the young generations!

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

I am grateful for your Instagram video because it promotes and gives value to my generation’s behavior. Since some old people think my generation people kids are not afraid to tell something. So they are bad for our society. One thing you said that stands out for me is have ability to stands up for sometime wrong in society are some of path way to change. I think this is interesting because if we don’t stand up the thing we want nothing will change then is better to talk about our problem to be free and make some new change that we advocates for.

I do totally agree with you when you are saying this young generation are not afraid to say something even if it will hurt. We’re not afraid to have those conversations. One reason I say this is some people can be disrespectful, and they need to be quiet. However, She does not want this thing in our community that is stop listen others voices. Since we want to have a better status for other young generations that are coming. Another reason I agree with you is when you are talking about their freedom of speech because have freedom is to talk or has discuss about some issue that we are facing in our society. And we feel is not great for us. Does why we get this liberty from.

Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here.

I’m especially inspired by the video by Blair Imani because as a Muslim omen, I can connect to some of her speech since it is hard in this society for some people to accept you as you are. In my opinion I don’t think judge someone is a big deal .But in real life yes specific in this County. Some people want to know everything on you even if you and them never speak . They will always care about your identity . Does she is fitting for she want people to listen other voice and give some value with that no matter his or her status. Then this is the thing that Blair try to explain in her speech because people want to judge as if they were God. Instead they should accept themselves before they think or speak of someone’s life. However people who like judge forget we are same and made with Only One creator.

Therefore Tucker Carlson is a American conservative Journalist who works on Fox News. Not all the people want to integrate with other people in their labor area.

This is basically saying she is really proud to be who she is because she is glad to speak on behalf of her community. Also, the way she speaks in front of many people makes her grow and go beyond her identity.

When it comes to representation, we always have room to grow. I’m really excited about TV shows like Pose and The Bold Type for presenting queer characters with story lines that go beyond that person’s identity.

I’ve also been learning about accepting yourself the way you are no matter what. The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the ones who explain how we should respect our environment and others thinking.

I think this history is a good example to support something you said in your video that is don’t judge someone we should listen to people ‘s minds and that is totally clear to agree with. like” They’re not afraid to have those conversations. If anything, like I think they’re profoundly courageous because they’re willing to puncture more taboos and have conversations that, frankly, older generations sometimes struggle to have.” Does where I feel like all others story activity has connect with. Since it is a powerful sentence.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. Since I really enjoy listen your Instagram video and it helps me to open my mind about our society even though sometimes it is really hard for us like women to change things . Trying to change their mind is a good solution because we have a right and the old people should accept the new generations the way they are because they just want the thing to change.

I chose this Video  that was about what adults can learn from kids because Most adults think kids don’t have the right to say anything in our society because they think they are too young and this is totally wrong. Then I strongly agree with these kids when she says we kids we can teach you adults new things that you guys never think are good. Since I be affecting in this situation that  my family don’;t want to hear anything from me because I was kids and the give privilege to my old sister to say something when they are discussing and this is not fair because if we want always to have a great society the voice of each one count no matter what.

Image: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW by nrkbeta on 2019-03-10 01:59:49


AOC Makes Me Giddy!

Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez,

Your Instagram video about this generation being badass leaves me feeling giddy and almost speechless. Giddy and almost speechless. The way you Delibes the young generation is very amazing, and I feel proud as a young girl. You show our generation as a power group of people and profound. You say that we are not afraid to get out to defend what we believe. One thing you said that stands out for me is when you say, “ I think the young generation is more sensitive in a positive way. They actually care about other people’s experiences in life.”

I think this is feeling and expressive of gratitude because she gives us a big honor that represents our generation. That demonstrates that we are a generation that cares for other people’s life whatever their status. I do with the word of gratifyingly agree with you that. It gives the badass generation a credit and pleasure of satisfaction which means that through her video she fulfills the desires or expect ions of the young generation that we are. I agree that this new generation is very profound and very strong and very brave. We are actually willing to go to the streets, and this really demonstrates that this young generation is ready to stand out and to be proud of themselves. One reason I say this is because she represents us as a powerful generation. The young generation is not weak at all. Another thing you say that I agree with is “They’re not afraid to have those conversations.” This means that the young generation has determination to go further than other, older generations. This means that the young generation has determination to go further than other old generations. Recently I was looking at videos by young activists, and one of them is a good example of what I’m saying here.

I’m especially inspired by the video by Blair Imani because I like the way she describes her coming out experience and the way she overcame what she went through. Also, she learned what discrimination against Muslims means because she faced it firsthand.  The issue in this video was the identity. Who are you ? Something memorable in a video is she is really proud to be who she is because she is glad to speak behalf to her community. Also, the way she speaks in front of many people makes her grow and go beyond her identity. This is meaningful because as a young Muslim woman she was not afraid to face her issue of identity. There are some people who hide her identity when people ask them where they come from. That is very sad because no matter where you come from or where you have been living, you need to be proud of yourself. This video sparks my interest because as an immigrant I saw how people treat us in this country. They are making a discrimination about our background and they know respect our culture this is why I really proud of my background no matter what. It is good because she speaks on behalf of the young generation. “You are the government! Like, as a democracy, we the people mean you. You are as a voter you are the government too”.( ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ).

This is basically saying the young generation is the administration, as a self-government, the individuals are very important for them. They are all over the society where we live and they are the voice of the government. I’ve also been learning about the young activist of young people who advocate for the change in their country or the condition of people who are threatened by other ethnicity. For me this is a very important stand up on what you believe. To get the courage and go forward. Not cease your path. The young protesters that I find most inspiring are the ones who the group of black women who was doing the civil rights. I think this history is a good example of supporting something you said in your video: “. I think that they are more sensitive, in a positive way, ” I agree with you here, because the young generation is very compassionate through other people always doing the good way.

Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to seeing what you do or say next. Your video was very powerful for because it wants to explain how the young generation does not have to be neglected by the other generation. Also, some people think when you young you can’t speak or think positively. Always they want to push you back. We mus allow youth to express themselves when they want to say something. This is why I really enjoy watching your video.

I chose this video to post here because it was very appealing and sorrowful for me. There is a big issue in Africa’s education. The video explains how children in  Africa do not have the opportunity to attend school and stay a dream for them because of conflict that is all over the Africa continent. 

Also, there is a discrimination problem that the government can not solve at all. Their lives are not safe and there are not enough teachers to teach them. There is something that was unforgettable for me in this video, how young boys and girls even though they did not have a lot of chance to have to go school to school they did not give up the hope and they still learned at home with their mother and brothers and those who have a chance to go school they were so happy to share this experience with other students young like them. 

Besides, they were so focused in class and content to show what they were doing in class with their teachers although their classes were so uncomfortable. This shows that everyone has the right to education. Education is the basis of human rights. We have to construct a better future for children in order for them to acquire knowledge and skills. School for Africa and equality for all children.

  This video really motivates me to go farthest in my studies and to get the opportunity that I have in this Country. When I looked at this video I was so sad and I Leaned it is not children who have a chance to go to school in their country.  There are some children who still face this kind of issue s, especially in Africa.          



The Perfect Fake Society

In my English class we chose three stories based on our thinking, these stories connect in some way.  The three stories are interesting because they are about inequality and race. “The Lesson” is a story about Ms. Moore who wants to teach the children about the socioeconomic issues happening in America. “ Everyday Use” is about the inequalities between two sisters. Dee the sister who got what she wants and Maggie who is covered in scars because of a fire accident. In the story the mother tells the story and talks about how she sees both of them. Also, how upset she feels about Dee. “How to Date a Brown Girl” is about a guy that gives some references of what to do or not when you date a girl. Through the story he explains how different it has been for him to date girls that are from different races.

The setting of the three stories described are pretty similar. It looks like the three stories took place in The United States because of the diversity of races that they talk about. Also like they happened around the same time. “The Lesson” is a short story that is set in Harlem, New York in the 1960’s. “Everyday Use is a story that took place in a rural zone during the 1970’s. Moreover,“ How to date a Brown Girl ” is about describing dating girls from different races and he lives in New Jersey. However that also makes the three stories different because even though it is in the same country,  “The Lesson” happens in a classified place which is just for African American people. While in the short story “Everyday Use” is in a poor place. The other story is just in a house in a neighborhood where people from different races live. 

Therefore the theme in the three stories make them very similar but at the time very different and unique. In the three stories they share the theme of race and education. In those stories shows about how race can influence the education that each person gets. Also the theme makes the stories different because in each story it shows different educational examples. In “The Lesson” teaches about racial education because there in Harlem the economy is different from the rest of the state. In “Everyday Use” teaches about how important education was for her the education for its daughters. But just for one because the other daughter has scars all over its body and the mother is scared of her daughter being discriminated against because of the stereotypes of society. In “ How to Date a Brown Girl” shows about how education(values) can be different in each race. Also teaches about the stereotypes that we can believe about people just because its race can be wrong.

In conclusion the three stories are very similar and different at the same time. The three of them are useful for society because they show reality. It shows about social economics problems in the U.S. The neighborhood is still classified by the economy. The people with more money live in a better neighborhood than the people with less money because they can’t afford it.


The “Reality” Show

Today is a big day for me and my queen, the most beautiful woman alive; Dee. She always told me that she wishes she could be a public figure one day, so this is a big opportunity for her. Dee had been invited as a guest on the TV show called…Dr phil, if I recall right along with her family (her sister and her mother) but she doesn’t know that they are it’s a suprise, they haven’t talked for years now so this an opportunity to bound together again since their last argument over some stupid quilts.

We arrived at the studio at 5pm. Even though the show was starting at 8pm people was already rushing to get inside. Two members of the staff came and escorted Dee and I inside in front of all these people like we were celebrities or something well I am used to that, money can get you anywhere you know. Once inside the staff took away Dee from me for the make up, microphone and all these stuff while they places me at a comfortable seat in front.

After a few hours of waiting, the studio was starting to get packed you could hear people murmuring out lot. From time to time, I would have a quick peek backstage just to see if Maggie and her mother have arrived. Then finally Dr.Phil showed up with his weird gait not even matching with the background music. “Welcome ladies and gentlemen today with are going to have a special guest who is going too talked about her family and how they help her become who she is today. Ladies and gentlemen make some noise for Dee” said Dr Phil with enthusiasm and the crowd went nuts. And there was Dee beautiful as always with this red dress looking like it was manufactured with the shape of her body, she was intoxicating.

Dr.Phil and Dee were chatting back and forth when Dee said “I think I’m curse sometime”. The mood of the studio changed the crowd looked confused and Dee’s facial expression was let me know that this phrase didn’t come out right.

“What do you mean ?” asked Dr.Phil with a curious look on his face.

“Well it’s complicated but my family wasn’t always here for me and I wish they were here today.” said Dee with tears on her face but those tears weren’t real I know Dee, I know when she plays the victim.

7Dr.Phil leaned on the back of his chair, fixed the camera and said, “Well you are right…Lady and Gentlemen welcome on stage Dee’s mother and Maggie” the crowd was reaching climax meanwhile Dee looked concerned as if she had been deceived or tricked into an ambush. Maggie had this long brown old dress with her face down she intimidated as always…by the crowd perhaps but Step Mom had a blue navy dress she seemed confident, humble but confident

“Well I guess my dream came true! I’ve always dreamed of a day where we will be together like today and talk about how she really feels about each other” said Step Mom with a shy smirk covering her nervousness by converted it into happiness.

And out of nowhere we heard “I hate my family, I hate them for two reasons. One, because God mistakenly drop me in this middle class neighborhood even though I am not entitled to this lifestyle, I definitely deserve more and the second reason is because they are happy. Since I was a child I was always the one that everyone liked. I was cute, I had long hair and Uhmm…my skin had this milky complexion and still due today but I feel like a princess with a banal castle. Even with my assets and beauty i’ve never come to understand why I felt this emptiness inside my heart while they(my family) felt self sufficient despite their unattractive figure, they had this special something that I couldn’t get a hand on.” shouted Dee with anger and tears.

“But your sister and I were always her for you” said Step Mom apparently she was trying to cheer her up.

“Maggie is the one I hate the most, with her shy looking appearance people always notice her somehow and plus Mommy like her more. She is beautiful…I mean inside since her scars is one of her insecurities but…she is happy.” continued Dee “you never paid attention to me unless I ask you pay something a bit expensive so you ruin the church’s piggy bank one more unlike Maggie.”

“ohhhhhhh” gasp the crowd with resentment.

“But I always admired you” Maggie said still head down, twisting her finger with a voice almost impossible to hear without the microphone. “I always wished I was like you, in fact I was proud to tell people you’re my sister but they wouldn’t believe me. You are so smart and beautiful. My dream was to be able to go shopping with you one day but you always seem distant but no matter what I am grateful to have a sister like you.”

And for the first time I saw the look of mercy in Dee’s eyes. She walked toward Maggie and asked“do you really meant was you said ?”

“Yes!” said Maggie and Dee hugged Maggie with a waterfall running down her cheek.

“I sorry mommy during all these years I never thought I was distance I always blame you while you tried to make me happy I valued materials over my family but now I have the real treasure. love you” said Dee .

The crowd went crazy when the three hugged each other. This was the first time a true story finished well on a TV show.

A few months later, Dee and I moved to the house next to her family house so that our children can see their grandmother.


Three Life Lesson

I’m going to compare and contrast three stories we chose to study in my English class. “Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker (1973), “The Lesson,” by Toni Cade Bambara (1972), and “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Hafie,” by Junot Diaz (1995) The connection between the stories is education because all the stories are talking about education from different point of view. In the story “Everyday Use,” one of the characters, Dee wants education. Her sister, Maggie is focused on the family and how she can connect with others while the mother cannot treat her two daughters the same. In the “The Lesson,” there are some children’s who came from lower class income families and they do not have any education. That’s why they do not know how to deal with real world. Additionally, in “How to Date…” the boy do not have any education because he does not know how to to be with different girls. That’s why he went to a older person to learn about girls. These three story have connections as well as differences. The setting, time and the conflict of each of the stories is different.

Point of view refers to the narrative voice in a story, which shows the opinion or feeling of individuals involved in a situation. The three stories talk about education in different points of view. “The Lesson” is told from the point of view of one of the little girls on the trip. We see the woman who is helping the children to get to know the different class in the society from her point of view. In “Everyday Use” we see the story from Mama’s point of view. And in “How to date…” we get the perspective of an older man trying to educate a younger man.

All three of these stories are different from each other in another way. In “Everyday Use,” Mama was more concern about Dee’s education and her other daughter Maggie was staying home and didn’t get the educational opportunity even though she always wanted get this opportunity. Maggie sees herself as like other people. In “How to date…” the main character doesn’t have any knowledge about different type of girls and he is asking so many questions about girls. He wants to get to know different types of girl. This story is different from “The Lesson” where the children are in a gang group and they are lower income class families and they don’t have any education. That is why it was hard for them to deal with the real world and why Miss Moore is trying to show them a different class of society. So they can have some idea about it.

Characterization is the way a writer to reveals personality of a character. This three stories similarities is that all the character from from three different stories they are learning from someone who is older than them.This stories are similar because in “Everyday Use,” Dee goes to different place to learn and in “The Lesson” the children to to the toy story to learn about the rest of the world and how rest of the people live. Also, in the story the characters does not want to share their real personality and try to be something which they are not. They are also similar because they have high expectations for life because they are trying to be better. This stories are also different than each other because in “Everyday Use” Mama seems to give preference to one of her daughters over the other one. In “How to date…” the main character is a boy and the narrator is an older boy and they are talking about different races of girls. “The Lesson” is different from the other two stories because the children are poor.

Tone is the speaker’s attitude toward his subject.This three stories are similar is that they all promote a significant education in all life aspects. The characters of the stories get shocked at the some point of their life and willing to get something which could bring great influence.They are disappointed and they are not happy with everything they have. In “Everyday Use” and “The Lesson,” they are disappointed and they are not happy with everything they have. There are differences too. “How To Date…” is different from “The Lesson” and “Everyday Use” because the author tries to educate in a very relaxed way and the rhythm of words make it sound as an experienced person whereas in “The Lesson” and “Everyday Use” they just teach either bossy, boring or regularly. What makes “The Lesson” different from “Everyday Use” and “How To Date…” is how people understand advice and put into practice what was taught to them. Yet in “Everyday Use,” Dee did not listen to her Mom and left the house and in “How to Date…” the protagonist may or may not listen to the narrator’s experience. What makes “Everyday Use” different from “The Lesson” and “How To Date…” is the sacrifices that she makes to support their children, and to avoid that they do mistakes in life as well as how the kids are educated.

What I noticed in these three stories no matter who they are, the characters want to learn more about what they do not know about yet, and make themselves more educated.


Education Is The Key To The World

In our English class we decided to read three short stories. The first one is “Everyday Use” by the author “Alice Walker”. The short story is told in first person by “Mama”, an African-American woman living in the Deep South with one of her two daughters. The second story is “The Lesson”  by the writer “ Toni Cade Barbara” The Lesson” is a first person narrative told by a young, black girl named Sylvia who is growing up in Harlem. The last literacy fiction is called “ How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)” by Junot Díaz. The story is giving instructions on how to treat girls. The characters are able to classify them in groups which start to build a stereotype. Moreover, the three stories focus on some similar characteristic one that stands up is the character roots or background we see how all of them represent the African American ethnicity they carry pain stories through their life. Each story has a central point, that education is so essential because it is the only way people can defend themselves in today’s society . We see how the character needs to know about the current problems like inequality and the only way to overcome this is by education. It is interesting because we have been having the same problems imbalances between social classes. 

The first writing strategy is imagery where people have the chance to use their five senses to imaginate the story in their mind. In “Everyday Use” the reader can draw an image of Maggie skin after her accident, hear how Dee gives attitude to her mother because she does not want to give the quilt to Dee. “How to Date a Brown Girl” people can hear the uneducate language that the character used to communicate. “The Lesson” the reader can see how expensive the toys are in the store. The second literary element is conflict which are problems that take place in the story. The three stories have man vs. society is the main issue, inequality between social classes. How the character tries to overcome this obstacle is going back to education because it is the only key to how people can change society.  The last writing strategy is characterization, the personality of a character. Here we see how each character is different and unique. We can also observe how their behavior is totally different from the beginning. 

However, we still see some differences between the three of them. For example, the time when it happened is not the same but they have similar issues in society. The tone is pretty unfair though all the stories in one of more ways the reader would get that inequality is the main idea. In conclusion I believe that the authors are turning sandpoint to make them real and invaluable moments so the society can notice that history keeps repeating over and over.


Society and its Inequalities

  In my English class we discussed and chose three stories that are “Everyday Use(Text 1),” “The Lesson(Text 2),” and “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl and Halfie(Text 3)” because these stories have interesting themes and connections, about social class, education inequalities  that’s a struggle in the whole world. The short story “Everyday Use,” is about the perspectives that one mother has about their daughters. The short story describes the struggle that each daughter faces. At the end she learns a lesson about her two daughters with different actions she never saw in her life. The short story of “The Lesson,” is about a teacher that gives a lesson to her students about caring about the job that their parents did for them and also shows the struggle that the world has about social classes.The short story of “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl and Halfie”, is about guys that share the experiences about the dates with girls, how to act, what things to make or not. Also shows some situations of social class and race inequality.

The literary elements help us to understand the purpose of the author that wants to teach us on their texts. The point of view, theme and conflict are the literary elements that connect with the three texts that discuss during the class. The first is that we discuss the point of view through which a story is communicated. Text 1, relates the perspective of the first character. This describes the conflict happening with respect to family and social class. Text 2 describes the situation that young people have on choosing the correct way for their lives. Also on the education and social class. Text 3 describes how to impress another person and about the behavior of different groups. Classify the stereotypes of society. The three texts have similarities about perspectives and actions that can categorize the different groups like gender, race, language, education,etc.

The Second that we discussed was the theme describes the subject of a work can be described in concrete terms, usually through actions. On text 1 describes racial identity, tradition and heritage. These are the power themes that have this text that try to bring the lesson for the readers. Text 2 describes the inequality of the social class like jobs, housing and education. Text 3 describes the stereotypes between women and men. This is related to treating different women based on his experiences and classify races. The three texts have similarities about the identity and stereotypes that are related to the present life.

The third that we discuss was Conflict is characterized by a struggle between two opposing forces or groups. Text 1 describes the struggle on the family that has on the health and economy. Text 2 describe knowledge the issues on the society like economy inequalities and discrimination are the problem. Text 3 describes the struggles and some abilities that have on society and to be impressed by them. The three texts have similarities about inequalities on the society and economy that people are facing on the world.  

In conclusion these three texts have different and similar literary elements that bring some lessons that people can reflect or connect with specific issues that happened in the world.


Learning for Life

Education is what formalizes humans, what is hard, is to remain being educated and listen to others.  In the three short stories, “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara and “How to Date a Brown, Black Girl or Halfie” by Junot Diaz; the characters demonstrate to posses education at certain point in their lives, they feel that the situation accredits them the need to receive education from others. On the contrary, they eventually use ignorance behind the scenes. It means that they give more importance to their desires than to what they must do to prior situations.  In everyday Use, Dee ignores the sacrifices that the mother did for her and just cares about her own convenience. Ignorance is also seen when the mother most of the time highlights Dee. She puts her as the most special daughter in her life. At the same time, the mother is not interested to talk about Maggie and slightly talks about her tough out the story. In The Lesson, the ignorance of the kids towards Ms. Moore is shown in several parts of the story. From an inference point, it is to say that she does not show interest to know any of her students. Another instance, of ignoring people, could be in How To Date Junot Diaz. The author lets the reader know the way in which they think, but they do not ask the reader what is their ability to make the taught technique happen like the reader was told. It is why the authors partially show ignorance in a way or another.  They all learn a piece of information either by the experience of someone else nor about an advice.  The characters promote voice to do at certain point of the story to show that they are educating other people, even if it includes contradiction towards each other. In fact, they posses the desire of teaching others what should be taught but other may or may not consider it as the best suggestion for their lives. I think it is interesting because regardless of the situation that humans live in, they are obligated to receive education in different aspects of their lives. 

To begin with, the comparison between Everyday Use and The lesson, the narrators uses the literary element of theme to highlight the sacrifices that the mother did about Maggie and Dee. Furthermore, she potentially gave all of herself to see them to the age that they are already. She has fought many times to give them both education sacrificed even her life to see them o the point that they are. One of her daughters cares more about heritage and the other cares more about education. In “The Lesson” Ms. Moore sacrifices her time in educating some kids around the same entorn as her. Some of them are listeners, some others were not listening. However at the end of the day, they are open to receive education nor experience from someone else and not ignorance. In fact, the characters do not always value the sacrifices and dedication from other people. It takes effort to make reflect on their mistake at different perspectives.

In the three stories , the authors use characterization to remain their leadership by educating others. Yet, not always their leadership is worthy because of the actions of someone else. However, they differ from each other because in circumstances not all the characters from the story remain to have leadership in their perspective, such as Maggie when she wants to be love by the mother.

Furthermore, in “The Lesson”, and in How To Date, the authors use voice to teach other people. In The Lesson, by Toni De Chambara and How to Date a Brown, Black, White or Halfie” By Junot Diaz simile to each other. In the first story, The Lesson, Maggie is open to listen to the Mom’s advices but her Mom ignores her when it comes to be less beautiful, she uses voice to express in an educational Matter how Maggie is supposed to be in comparison with Dee. In The Lesson, Ms. Moore eventually educates the kids,. On the contrary, she uses ignorance as to listen the opinions of ones more than other who tended to disobeying her or even say bad things about her. She used voice to listen other students, by saying words to theirfavor (How To Date By Junot Diaz) . In How to Date, I would say most of the time, the author bases upon teaching the narrator about how to date. Yet a difference is that the narrator never opted to identify the capabilities of the reader but ignores and bases on his philosophy to underput the apparently lack of experience of the listener.

In relation with How To Date, By Junot Diaz, the author bases his experiences that most likely do not tend to work on everyone’s hands. 1Just because the author considers himself experienced and able to Date any women. I think it is not quite accurate because not all women in real life are attracted towards another women. Not all men feel attracted to another man and not always different sexes are supposed to commit together. It is good to give education away but with keeping in mind that ignorance should not be passed away.

In addition, it can be seen that in actual life parents invest all of what they sometimes tend to have, in order to race their kids with education and all affordable resources and comfort for themselves. 1 Yet children tend to ignore at certain stages of their lives what the parents do for them. Many of them do not thank to their parents after they are adults, just because of things that unfortunately the children were not allowed to do or parents could not do for them.


Literary Analysis Comparing Three Stories

This three short stories: “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)” by Junot Diaz would make a good set for further study because each story has a strong message to the reader. “Everyday Use” teach us that we should appreciate our relatives equally. “The Lesson” show us the huge differences between people economically, and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)” show us that not all people are equal even if they have the same cultures or beliefs.

Literary Element 1: Theme:

The significant similarities between this three stories is the theme of appearance. Each story has a character that dont want that the others know about their culture or stand out from everyone else. “Everyday Use” and “The Lesson” are similar because one of the main themes that both stories have in common is the theme of appearance. In “Everyday Use”, Dee wants to be different from his family and in “The Lesson”, sylvia thinks that Miss. Moore is different from all the people around her. Also “The Lesson” and “How to Date a Brown Girl” are similar because in “The Lesson”, Miss Moore wants to teach a lesson to the group of kids about money and in “How to Date a Brown Girl”, the narrator is teaching the main character about how to treat differents girls. “Everyday Use” and “How to Date a Brown Girl” are also similar because in “Everyday Use”, dee is worried to let her friends know of what she really came from, and in “How to Date a Brown Girl”, the main character hide some things related to his culture in his apartment to make a impression in certain girls. The short stories also has their differences, for example: “Everyday use” is different from the Lesson, and “How to Date a Brown Girl” because in “Everyday Use”, mama only worried about dee, the eldest of her daughters, who want to be different from his relatives. Meanwhile, maggie is feeling like the black sheep of the family. “The Lesson is different from “Everyday use”, and “How to Date a Brown Girl” because in “The Lesson”, Miss Moore wants to teach to a group of poor children about how the money is distributed in American society, and “How to Date a Brown Girl” is different from “Everyday use”, and “The Lesson” because in “How to Date a Brown Girl”, the narrator is giving some advices to the main character about of how to thread a women based on their culture or race.

Literary Element 2: Point Of View:

This three stories are similar to each other because all the characters are learning something in different situations. “Everyday Use” and “The Lesson” are related because Mama from and Sylvie from never got education. They couldn’t attend to school. Also, “The Lesson” And “How to Date a Brown Girl” are similar because the main character of “How to Date a Brown Girl” is learning from the Narrator Advices and Sylvie and his friends are learning from American Society economically through Miss Moore and about the differences between the cultures. “Everyday Use” and “How to Date a Brown Girl” are also related because Mama is learning from Dee, who is attend to school and the main character of “How to Date a Brown Girl” is learning how to behave properly with a girl. “Everyday Use” is different from the other stories because the story is told in the point of view of Mama. This help us to understand how she feels about herself and her two daughters. In “The Lesson” the story is told in the point of view of Sylvie. She is from a low class neighborhood. She hated Miss Moore because Miss Moore got education and she have experienced things in her life that Sylvia may never see. In “How to Date a Brown Girl”, the story is told from the perspective of yunior (the main character), how is reading the advices of the narrator and following then.

Literary Element 3: Characterization:

This three stories are similar because the main characters are learning in different situations. Either through poverty or from someone with experience in life. “Everyday Use” and “The Lesson” are similar because Mama and Ms. Moore did what they could to overcome themselves. That shows that both are persevering people. Also “The Lesson” and “How to Date a Brown Girl” are similar because in both stories, the main characters are learning something new. “Everyday Use” and “How to Date a Brown Girl” are similar because Mama and the main character of “The Lesson” are doing what she can to not fall back from the people who surround them. “Everyday Use” is different from “The Lesson”, and “How to Date a Brown Girl” because Mama described her as ha hard working women. She tells how strong she is. “The lesson” is different from the other two stories because Sylvie described Miss Moore like women how were different from all the people around the neighborhood because of her education. “How to Date a Brown Girl” is different from “The Lesson”, and “Everyday Use” because by reading the story, you can tell that the main character is of a lower class and he is ashamed of his lifestyle.

In conclusion, this set of short stories are good to study in high school or college because it teach us a lot of different topics such as culture, appearance, wealth gap, and something very important that is education. Education help us in our progress in life such as our values and anything else that characterize us as a person, and with perseverance, we can overcome and improve each day more.


Stories about Equality

Everyone knows that the community is the one that is most affected by the issues of society. Through those three short stories that I read, “Everyday Use”, “ How to Date a Browngirl Whitegirl or Halfie” and “ Lesson” I notice that they do have a connection because in the three stories the authors try to convey the message about respect of each other and how people have to interact everyday. When I was reading those three stories I really felt that they were very interesting because the three authors use their main characters to show what was their main idea and life is a matter of high regard to others.

The authors use the literary element of the theme to demonstrate the similarities and differences in their stories . For example, “Everyday Use” the author uses the theme to display the way people understand their lives and how important it is to recognize what someone from your family did for you. Moreover, in the story “ How to Date a Browngirl Whitegirl or Halfie ” the author uses the main idea to teach us about even though a young boy dated girls from different races, he has to act with esteem in order to get what you want. In the “ Lesson” the author uses his characters to demonstrate the decision that Dee made complicated her status, but in the end she understood that she has to respect her sister. However, these three stories show some differences. For instance the three stories do not turn around to one main theme because at some point their main topic is different.
Additionally, in three short stories, the literary element that the authors use is the character to show the similarities and differences that their stories have. The three short stories show how their protagonists react to each other the way they should treat each other. For me, this tells us what really happens in society, how to treat people. The difference that those three stories illustrate is based on their characters because showing how their decision to make them suffer, however, in the end, they can not reach her goal.

Moreover, the authors use another literary element the voice to represent the style of the authors the quality that makes their writing unique. For example, in the tree stories, the authors use the voice to show different ways to make the reader feel something.in addition, The three authors tried to teach us one lesson that happens in society currently. Also, he wants to appeal to readers to wake up and make some changes about issues in society. The unlikeness between the three short stories the authors use the voice to demonstrate how their stories are very unique in their field. For example, in the tree stories, the authors use the voice to show different ways to make the reader feel something.The three authors tried to teach us one lesson that happens in society currently. Also, they want to appeal to readers to wake up and make some changes about issues in society. The unlikeness between the three short stories the authors use the voice to demonstrate how their stories are very unique in their field.

Finally, the three short story “Lesson”, “Everyday Use” and “ How to Date a Browngirl Whitegirl or Halfie” are alike because they demonstrate that everyone has the same love and we don’t know what can happen in our life, therefore, we should treat everyone with the equal. Also, those authors transmit a message about how people respect each other because people do not have the right to dominate another one. Three authors want to teach the readers the realities of society. and the lesson that I can take away from that story is we can always alter people’s consciousness. Despite our social class, we can always be together.

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America Inequality in Different Ways

It occurred to me that these three have one strong connection in between and that is how the social class is mentioned in each of one them. As in the story, “Everyday Use”, Dee was the girl in the family who had an education and she has chosen her style which is nowhere near her actual life condition and she couldn’t care less about it despite the fact that they were the bottom dwellers. This is shown when their old house burned down to aches. It’s like a huge stone was taken off of her back because she hated that house so much. Her mother who said she used to dream about how she would go to one of those TV programs she would embrace her daughter and having compliments about what a fine girl she raided. What she meant by that was how Deep would succeed in life and change their life condition. All to say that both Dee and her mother are seeking to change their social class. It is not like anybody can blame them, because in the years 1973 colored people were at the bottom anyway and willing to bring themselves up. In the story, “The Lesson”, Mrs.Moore as a teacher decided to give a lesson about how the wealth is unequally divided in the society to her students. Some of the kids also belonged to the bottom line of the society because they couldn’t even afford having a presentable uniform for a trip to a toy store. As they were wandering in the store some of the toys were affordable for some of them. Some kids claimed that their parents could afford buying these toys for them if they wanted too and some of them claimed that it would take an eternity for them to save their allowance to buy it. Moverove, as they were talking about how a clown toy would cost $35 and it was a hell lot of money for some of them. This amount of money could pay for so many things in their house on a daily basis. Also this amount of money could be used to one single clown toy for the rich kids who probably wouldn’t consider it. This gap has made the kids feel like some people are being left out in the whole society. All to mention that wealth is equally divided and so leads to a huge gap between the bottom dwellers and the rich people. In the story “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl,Whitegirl, Halfie,” dating lessons have been given by a dominican protagonist which depends on the girl’s skin color. The protagonist is giving tips about what to do or what to avoid doing depending on the girl and her background. I think that the girl’s background is a huge detail to consider because it comes along with her life’s conditions and her surroundings. Thinking about her life’s condition, comes what social class she belongs to and since life conditions matters and advice are given depending on race, then it would be easy to bring up racial wealth gap. Therefore, the protagonist has a different adving depending on the girl’s background and life condition and so her social class.

2In these three stories, the authors the literary elements of irony to emphasize equality within them. For instance in the story “The Lesson” the author uses some section to show wealth is unequally distributed. In the line “Cost $35. I could see myself asking my mother for a $35 birthday clown. “You wanna who that costs what?” she’d say, cocking her head to the side to get a better view of the hole in my head. Thirty-five dollars could buy new bunk beds for Junior and Gretchen’s boy. Thirty-five dollars and the whole household could go visit Grand-daddy Nelson in the country. Thirty-five dollars would pay for the rent and the piano bill too.” This section shows irony because $35 is a crucial amount of money for some people because it could be a use for so many things for their families on a regular basis. Ironically, such money is used to spend on toys. These people never would have thought that this amount of money could be used to take care of a whole family. Here is another example shown in the story “Everyday Use”, “A dress down to the ground, in this hot weather.  A dress so loud it hurts my eyes.  There are yellows and oranges enough to throw back the light of the sun.  I feel my whole face warming from the heat waves it throws out.  Earrings gold, too, and hanging down to her shoulders.  Bracelets dangling and making noises when she moves her arm up to shake the folds of the dress out of her armpits.  The dress is loose and flows, and as she walks closer, I like it.” This evidence is ironic because in the years 1970s, poor people weren’t considered in society. In addition to the fact that she was a girl of color, it’s really surprising that despite all the segregation that was going on, she manages to get herself a rich white husband. It’s something that was not expected even by her family because her mom looked shocked when she came out of the car. In the story “How to date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie”

3Moreover, the authors have used the literary element of “setting” to establish the issues and how this specific time in the USA have affected other people’s lives. First in the story, “Everyday Used” the author used this section to address the issues “A dress down to the ground, in this hot weather.  A dress so loud it hurts my eyes.  There are yellows and oranges enough to throw back the light of the sun.  I feel my whole face warming from the heat waves it throws out.  Earrings gold, too, and hanging down to her shoulders.  Bracelets dangling and making noises when she moves her arm up to shake the folds of the dress out of her armpits.  The dress is loose and flows, and as she walks closer, I like it”. In the 1970s, poverty and inequality that were going on have made other people seek a higher lifestyle. This is shown when Dee showed up with all these fancy things on her. In the story “The Lesson”, the author used these sets of lines to emphasize the issue of equality in the 1970s. “ Cost $35. I could see me asking my mother for a $35 birthday clown. “You wanna who that costs what?” she’d say, cocking her head to the side to get a better view of the hole in my head…” This shows the equality in the years 1970s, about how some people can afford to pay for toys and in the meantime the same amount is also used to take care of a whole family. However, these issues of inequality still exist nowadays where the bottom dwellers struggle to afford the minimum for their family. In the last story, “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirls and Halfie”, the author addresses the issue of inequality through dating different girls. In the set of lines “She’ll appreciate your interest. She’ll tell you more. Black people, she will say, treat me real bad. That’s why I don’t like them. You’ll wonder how she feels about Dominicans. Don’t ask. Let her speak on it…” “But the out-of-towners are usually black—black girls who grew up with ballet and Girl Scouts, and have three cars in their driveway.” This shows how enqual things were in the years 1990s through dating. Notice that there are different dating tips depending on the girl. Also the inequality has to do with the girl’s background and so their rank in the society.

4 The last literary, the authors of all three stories used the literary element of imagery to admire how black women look.  In the three stories the authors talked about African american female appearance and the way they give moral advice. However, they are talking about it in an unmatched pattern.  In “How to date a halfie, white …” and “Everyday Use” the two writers talk about the beauty of the black women.  Unlike “Lesson” which in a sense mock the look of the ebony female.  It says in the story, “this lady moved on our block with nappy hair…And she was black as hell, cept for her feet, which were fish-white and spooky.”  However the three stories praises African American women’s moral–self respect and still showing black women’s aesthetic charm.  In “how to date brown girl, black girl, white girl and halfie” for instance, the narrator kept telling the kid (or the reader) that the black female wouldn’t let anybody have any type of sexual intercourse whatsoever.  It says,“A local girl will have hips and a nice ass but won’t be quick about letting you touch her”.  Similar in “Everyday Uses”, “Her feet were always neat-looking as if God himself had shaped them with a certain style…Hair is all over his head a foot long and hanging from his chin like a kinky mule tail.” all writers talk about the physics of the females in the story and are different in that sense but all greet their integrity somehow, whether from Dee for telling her sister to start being independent, to the “local girl”, for not letting anybody disrespect her sexual modesty.  “Lesson” also shows the need for Ms Moore to fight for her rights through a dialogue between a woman and black children.

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Racial Wealth Gap and Education

“The Lesson” by Bambara, “Everyday Use,” by Alice, “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie,” by Juno share an inner connection that makes them sew a big picture that explains how society ranks you based on your social class, level of education, and race. Also, they show how it is like to be from a disadvantaged background and life in poverty. They show how the way you perceive the surrounding environment influences your perspective. 

The story “Everyday Use” took place in a rural environment in the U.S. which was a very poor village and most people who reside there didn’t have enough education neither able to send their children to college. The story “The Lesson” took place in an urban area, New York City Specifically in a slum neighborhood where most residents are not able to afford to live and admit their students to a school that provides valuable education. The story “How to Date a Browngirl,…” took place in a slum neighborhood in Puerto Rico where most residents were too poor and the crime rate was too high. All of the three stories share a common setting which is a poor neighborhood where people can’t even afford to live. On the other hand, “The Lesson” took place in the nineteenth, “Everyday Use” took place after the Jim Crow era, “How to Date a Browngirl,…” took place in the nineteenth. All of the three stories took place in a time where there was a huge conflict in an environment where the story was. 

“Everyday Use” express conflict between both of the daughter because of their level of education that makes them perceive the world in a different way. “The Lesson” express the conflict between oneself and society in which Ms. Moore trying to fix the educational disproportional between the poor and the rich in the U.S. In “How to Date a Browngirl…” demonstrate a problem between self and the society in which how society judge you based on socials classes. All of these three stories show that if you are poor, most rich people will exclude you because you don’t belong. Social class rank you and make you more or less worth because society perceives you in that way. The racial inequality in the U.S. exists because of practicing discriminating laws for a long time against minority until today. The poor neighborhood and in general poor people in the U.S. don’t get a good education, which contributes to making them poorer.  

“How to Date a Browngirl…” teaches a lesson which is you should treat everyone based on what he expected, so you can be able to fit in his world. “The Lesson” evident that the racial wealth gap in the U.S. reaches its finest and it is responsible for the educational gap between the white people and people of color. “Everyday Use” proves that everyone perceives the world based on his own experience and thus people tend to have totally different opinions about the same things. These three stories demonstrate that money matters in this world because we live in a materialistic world and everyone should hustle in this world to get what he wants. The world is not always fair and it will never be fair, but everyone should do his best to make this world a better place. Everyone should make his community a better place by using his knowledge to help his fellow people. 

The three stories above demonstrate that education is important because it opens our minds. Not only that, but it helps us to raise an informed generation. The wealth inequality in the U.S. makes a blockade on the people’s color because it forces them to live in a slum area and provide worthless education for their children, and it doesn’t allow them to achieve social mobility. Society will judge you and rank you based on your education, color, and wealth. Even the society will put expectations on you once they classify you into their own categories. Even though, everyone has his own point of view about categorizing people based on his experiences. I think the racial wealth gap should be deterred in the U.S. to guarantee basic human rights for everyone. Most rich people in the U.S. don’t make money by themselves, they take advantage of other people to make money. The U.S. legislators should granted a useful education to every child in the U.S. for free. The sad truth that the poor neighborhood in the U.S. receives a bad quality education which disqualifies them to enter college. We, people, should work together to guarantee an affordable life for everyone.


Life Lesson

By reading the three stories: Everyday use, the lesson, and how to date a girl, I see they are all connect to each other.  These connections are based on the literature element we use to compare them. In this project, we will talk about how the three stories are connected to each other and how each of them is different from the rest. In everyday use, there is a mother who has two daughters Dee and Maggie. She loves more Dee than Maggie. She puts Dee at school and even sent her to an Interns to study. But Maggie was the one at home taking care of her mother. She never went to school, and she was always sad. She thinks that her sister life was better than her life. I may say that she was jealous. In the lesson, the protagonists was a kid living in a poor neighborhood with her friends. Some of them don’t have a house, and others don’t even go to school. I think Maggie’s mother doesn’t even care about her. The stories How to date a girl is about a boy who is learning how to date a girl from his elder brother. As we can see all these stories have a similarity part which is education. I think this is important to talk about education of children because the future depend to the children.  If we educate the kid very well their future will be fine and they will be able to make the future better. 

Based on the literature element of the narrator, we can say that Everyday Use is connected to how to date a girl because both narrators are learning something new from Someone else.  They are getting educations for the future. Everyday use is also connected to the lesson because both narrators are talking about their family. The narrators are learning from their mistakes. Each of them has a part that is not different from the other stories. For example, in everyday use, the narrator was a person who didn’t love her two daughters at the same time but at the end of the stories, she learns that because of her mistake, her second daughter was always sad, and lonely.  In the lesson the narrator was shellfish. In addition to that, the narrator didn’t want to learn something from outside of her neighborhood. In How to date a girl, the narrator wanted to help his younger boy.

In the literature element of the theme, the three stories are connected to each other because the objective of the narrators wanted to show the reader how connection between our life and the life of other people is important? Also, there is some part of each story different from the other stories. In the case of everyday use, the author wanted to tell us that when we love one of our children more than the other we can cause the destruction of the family. On how to date a girl the author wants to teach us that we need to have patience in order to do something good. In the lesson, the author demonstrates to us that we shouldn’t enemy with those who don’t love. And sometimes we should be friend with those we don’t like in order to go forward. 

These stories are also connected to each other according to their mood. Some part of everyday use and the lesson have the same mood which is sad. There are some similar moods between everyday use and how to date a girl that is: the mood of tense. As well as How to date and the lesson because of they both a part where the mood is tense. But overall they all have the mood of gloomy.

In conclusion, these stories are good to study in college or in high school, because it makes the student learn more about literature elements.

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Life is all about surprises

In my class, we read three story which is Every day use, The Lesson and How to date a white and brown girl. This is the link of the website where we read those stories. https://nowcomment.com/blogs/158092

I think this three story fits together because each story has a unique way to narrate. The author of each story utilize writing strategy setting which sets them together. One of the characters in each story is illiterate. one of the character in each story has lack of knowledge about the world. They are deprived from a lot of things. Their wrong idea and not have the courage to take the huge steps and decision is not letting them have the life what they carving for. This is all occurred because of the time. The everyday use story one of the protagonist character is Maggie who was not well educated and did not get a chance to see the world which cloud brings phenomenal change in her boring and mournful life. In The Lesson story, the narrator just wants to educate all the boys who do not have the knowledge about anything, and all the technology had been invented. The story how to do date brown girl and black girl etc…the narrator has a narrow mind to express about the girls characters and choice.

The first literary elements is conflict. which means internal and external issue. The significant similarities among these three stories is that they have a lack of knowledge about the world which is not letting them to content in what they possess. In addition, there was a racial inequality during that time. differentiates and distinguishes Everyday use from the other two is deprived from all the social and academic opportunity from society and stuck in the traditional mindset. Even if there is an issue between Mama and her daughter Dee because she is giving the quilts to Maggie. The differentiates and distinguishes The Lesson from the other two is the awareness of inequality and discrimination. The children are not getting what they should have in childhood. Differentiates and distinguishes How to date…from the other two which is The Lesson and Every day use, the narrator of the story had an internal conflict and he thinks all the girls thinks the same way about boys and he was properly managing to engage with young ladies with different racial.

The second literary element is characterization. which is means the trait of the character. The significant similarities among these three stories is they are young teenager who is curious and craving to fulfill what they actually deserve. differentiates and distinguishes The Lesson from the other two is the children’s lives a life where they don’t have access to explore the world and being uneducated letting their priority in the society very low. differentiates and distinguishes Everyday use from the other two is Maggie’s less self-esteem taking away to see the real and make communication with people. differentiates and distinguishes How to date brown girl… from the other two is the narrator knows how to behave and act depends on the situation and he is being very disrespectful toward girls.

The third literary elements is tone. which means emotion and feeling of the story. The significant similarities among these three stories is leading a life where they are actually not satisfied and deprived from education. differentiates and distinguishes How to date brown girls… from the other two is the tone of the story and character having the insecure feeling and not feeling comfortable what life he is living. He is not okay to reveal his actual personality and background of his life.The differentiates and distinguishes The Lesson from the other two is the astonishing feeling to see the children have no idea what is going on around the world and they are not educated. differentiates and distinguishes Every day use from the other two is the Maggie’s very disappoint her life and wants to get what she wants . she just suffering from the impoverishment and also because her skin got burned

The main idea about of these three stories is their improverishment family back ground. During that time there was inequality and lack of education was letting them to stay behind from all the discovery and opportunity which they supposed to get from society and family. Impoverishment could be the main reason were some of the characters of these stories trying to conceal their self in a small place where they have no access to somethings significant.

In conclusion, the three of the stories is talking about racial inequality. It was significant for me to read those stories because I have got general knowledge about the people ideology


Struggles of Minorities

We decided as a class to nominate three short stories to read which is “The lesson” and “Everyday use” and “How to date brown girl , white girl ….”. Those three stories were chosen by our class because they were the most interesting for all of us. our teacher asked us to compare and contrast those three stories to understand them better and get the actual message that the writer want to convey through his/her writing.

The three stories are addressing issues that the underrepresented communities face in the U.S.A. The “lesson ” is discussing how poverty affects the life of the kids from low-income class. They didn’t have the privilege to get an education because they were born and raised in the ghetto New York which reflect on their behavior from the way they talk to the way they behave and view their lives. The story “Everyday Use ” discusses the same issue about how hard it is to get an education for people from underrepresented groups. Dee wanted to receive an education in an era where people from her social class and race are not allowed to have an education. She eventually had to leave everything behind to achieve her goal which ultimately created a problem for her. The theme for “Everyday Use ” and “The lesson” are conveying how important education is . while “Everyday Use ” are proposing an argument about the significance of “Heritage ” vs The significance of “education” . “The lesson ” The whole is proposing a lecture from one prespective and a reaction from the people who are being lectured.

The story “How to date a brown ,white, black and halfie girl” is similar with the stories “The lesson ” and “Everyday use ” because they are all narrated from underrepresented point of view but ““How to date a brown ,white, black and halfie girl” is addressing a problem with social class and race insecurities and the author didn’t end the story with a resolution instead he is teaching us how to hide these insecurities and to be ashamed of who we are. That doesn’t help in the long term because it helps sustaining the existing issues instead of proposing a resolution.

The issues that the United States face has to be addressed and everybody has to speak up . Therefore, people can be more aware of the existing problems in the U.S . The more that people speak up the more that we have awareness and problems can be solved. It is also important to integrate different points of views and it’s important to live in an integrated society.

These issues are so important to be addressed because all humans deserve to get basic life necessities. Education should be a right for everyone and no one has to struggle to get this right .


Discovery Of My Felt Sense

The three stories surely have similarities and differences. Although the characters in the three texts have different cognitive traits, they all seem to be related to race despite their different reality. In the first text (Everyday Use), the author wanted to elaborate how race can awake insecurity due to society’s radar. However, it is different from the two other stories at the same time since the second story talks about dating girls, the third text, about inequality of living conditions that people go through because of their social range. But once again they all denounce racial adversity in their own way. Even though “everyday use” and “Lesson” are both emphasizing unfairness in society, “Lesson” merge in the political aspect of the subject. Meanwhile “Everyday Use” is far more moderate and lean toward racial wealth gap. Unlike the last text, which focuses more on the behavioral, physical analysis of females. These three texts reveal how judgmental and unequal humanity has become.

In the texts the author uses irony to show the social and economic differences between races. In the story “Lesson”, a set of lines are used to emphasize the financial difference between different classes, “Thirty-five dollars could buy new bunk beds for Junior and Gretchen’s boy. Thirty-five dollars and the whole household could go visit Grand-daddy Nelson in the country. Thirty-five dollars would pay for the rent and the piano bill too.Who are these people that spend that much for performing clowns and $1000 for toy sailboats?” the contrast between these people is almost laughable. Meanwhile only $35 is able nourish a whole family, ironically other people pay $1000 of dollars for toys. Another example could be found in “Everyday Use” when the author uses this evidence to show these unfairness: “Your heritage,” she said, And then she turned to Maggie, kissed her, and said, “You ought to try to make something of yourself, too, Maggie. It’s really a new day for us.” It is Ironic that certain rich people have land and other prosperity that they inherited from parents while other people have only quilts and that is the only legacy that their parents left behind despite despair and discouragement. In the last story the evidence is: “Clear the government cheese from the refrigerator…Take down any embarrassing photos of your family in the campo, especially that one with the half-naked kids dragging a goat on a rope.” here the author shows the irony by tell the kid he should hide the picture of him in the campo. At the same time, this picture might be a vacation picture of one of Dad’s house at the lacs, for some people However, the three stories are dissimilar . It’s impressive how the three authors use different ways to denounce the same problem. Though, they all came to the same issue, Racial wealth gap. The gap difference between races is appealing nowadays and the world can not denial it by any means.

On another perspective, the authors use setting to deliver their message and show the era of silence have come to an end. Both “Lesson” and “Everyday Use” were written in the early 1970’s where African Americans women’s rights had reached the height of their independence (at the time). This era was significant for women’s fight for equality, they were getting involved, Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman candidate for President, Cheryl Adrienne Brown, Miss New York, became the first African American contestant in the Miss America pageant the grass was getting greener. In the “Lesson” the author wants to show how a black woman (Ms Moore) is criticizing and teaching the younger ones how unfair society could be. Similarly, though in a subtle, the story “Everyday Use” accentuate the independence of African American women by showing how Dee is trying to get an education in order to have a better life and encouraging her sister to do so. Since a father figure was not mentioned in the story it also shows how brave her mother was for paying for her school by showing how she believes in female education. In a way, the three stories are talking about female emancipation. However the third text was written in the 1990’s and this one focus more on female consciousness. It shows how years later, black females have grown how confident they become on having their own personality due to the place they have in society now compared to the 1970’s they now have a choice to make their own mind, to decide who date, the barrier of race had been taken down, they’re now open to change, “halfies” or now growing in number since this curse had been broken.

The last literary element is imagery which is used by the authors to appreciate the appearance of black women. In the three stories the authors talked about African American females physically and morally. Nevertheless, they are talking about it in unmatched pattern. In “ how to date brown girl, black girl, white girl and halfie” and “Everyday Use” the two writers talk about the beauty of the black women.  Unlike “Lesson” which in a sense mock the look of the ebony female. It says in the story, “this lady moved on our block with nappy hair…And she was black as hell, cept for her feet, which were fish-white and spooky.” However the three stories praises African American women’s moral–self respect and still showing black women’s aesthetic charm. In “how to date brown girl, black girl, white girl and halfie” for instance, the narrator kept telling the kid (or the reader) that the black female wouldn’t let anybody have any type of sexual intercourse whatsoever. It says,“A local girl will have hips and a nice ass but won’t be quick about letting you touch her”. Similar in “Everyday Uses”, “Her feet were always neat-looking as if God himself had shaped them with a certain style…Hair is all over his head a foot long and hanging from his chin like a kinky mule tail.” all writers talk about the physics of the females in the story and are different in that sense but all greet their integrity somehow, whether from Dee for telling her sister to start being independent, to the “local girl”, for not letting anybody disrespect her sexual modesty. “Lesson” also shows the need for Ms Moore to fight for her rights through a dialogue between a woman and black children.

Although these formidable penmen used diverse ways and elements to indexed society problems they all used the same formula: the power of letters. This world ought to come close to perfection but only if we come to agree with our past in order to embrace the future with a pure heart.

We shall fight injustice or even racism without going to war or even have a scratch. Because we should take advice from the past and until now, letter have never failed. Education is the key to unleash true freedom


The Brightness of Education


I am thinking about managing my time before every due date. Being responsible is important because you will not have no one telling what or when to do certain stuff.

Reading the three stories that are somehow similar and different in certain way might be so difficult how those stories will end up. A family that fight over a heritage that do not even know where that would lead them after they get it. A daughter who was envious towards her sister because she her sister is more elegant than her. She feels like every trouble that happens in her life, it happens because of her family. whoever comes to their house asks about her sister not her. That even made her not want to be with her family. At that time she did not know the importance of having a family or being a warm environment. The mother was a side lover because she did not love her daughters in the same way. The mother decided to give the quilt to her beloved daughter. In the Lesson it shows where some kids did not have anyone at the beginning to tell them what is life or the reality of life. They thought always waking up and hang on the streets or play bullshit that’s what’s going to make their lives to be improved. Until one day they had a kind person who helped them see the brightness of life which is education. At first they were making fun of the lady who came to help them, they did not realize the importance of being an educated person. This makes me think that they are irregular kids who do not know anything.

Reading these makes me think that maybe they wrote the stories to let people to not commit the same mistakes that they did.

In this society different people are being treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. It’s important for everyone to treat people how they want to be treated. Some families need to have a warm environment that everyone can feel loved. Anyone should pay attention to the importance of life and education. “Everyday use” would be a better set for future study because we can learn from it that a person should not get envious or blames people for what happened to them in life. Especially, when it comes to family the people who love you the most in this life and who can understand and help you find brightness for you to be able to know how to deal with your future. It teaches us also for a mother she should show the same affection towards her daughters. Even though she loves one of them most. That way it would make the other one to develop new characters or attitudes that no one has ever known them from that. The importance of heritage, it’s not just because the other daughter is her favorite she is the one who should get the heritage. It has to be split in half and everyone is happy.

In The Lesson the kids did not know the importance of being an educated person. They were making fun of a person who offered to help them see the reality of the society. They struggled being poor and never had the opportunity to go to school. They did fight at the beginning to make all that disappear. That time they did not realize that education is the most powerful weapon that a person could have and no one else can’t take it from him or her. Especially that time was when segregation and they thought that they were not allowed to fight for their presence and their future. They must have honored their past and make their future better than they lived.

In the story of How to Date a Blackhgirl, Whitegirl, Browngirl or Halfie. The narrator was teaching a young adult boy to know different type of race and how to be presentably when meeting one kind of them. The person did not know where to be who to choose because every girl he meets he sees some characters that would make him go to the next one.  The author is making a stereotype about how to behave if you are dating a girl based on their ethnicity.

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The differences within race and characteristics.

The three stories, “ The Lesson”, “ Everyday Us” and “How to date a browngirl, whitegril, blackgrl and halfie” connectives in a way on which it connects readers back to the real world of how people can deal with education , race and life. The lesson is a story that pretty much explain how a well-educated woman named Ms. Moore who try to educate a group of black kids about the oppression and stereotypes that society has about black people. This is mostly about race and education letting the author Tony Bamabra explain the importance of being well-educated in a world where people can live based on ignorance and judgemental stereotypes. Then in Everyday Use by Alice Walker, there are two girls that were raised by the same family but with different destiny in their life. The main characters were Mgagie who after a frustrated incident full of flame and heat decides to live at home and be the kind of woman who waits for her husband to get home and take care of the children, instead Dee believe on ambitious and want to become a differing perspective of what is to be a black woman. From this prospective this stories connects on what is race and how people face different thoughts about how to behave in front of society because not everyone gets the right to be educated or have the right to be outgoing because of their race. Also How to date a Browngril, a whitegirl, blackgirl and halfie by Juno Diaz is like a little manual with many instructions that tell the body how to date a girl depending on her background and her race, pourting advice of how to behave in front of the different parents because on  his understanding as everyrace is different are also the womans. 

In the three stories the author uses characterization as literature element to define each or at least one character on each of the three stories. And example of this literature element can be seen on “ “Everyday Us”, where it says “ Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe. She thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that “no” is a word the world never learned to say to her.” this evidence shows that Maggie feel uncomfortable and ashamed of herself every time that her sister was around because it clearly explain that Dee was kind of her biggest fear but at the same time the person that she admires the most because she turns off her shine to let her sister shine. 

In addition,  Juno Diaz in how to date a whitegril, blackgirl, halfie and a browngirl. Illustrated that the fact that everyone is different can be seen by using different people characteristics. This evidence can be seen where it says, “ Don’t panic. Say, Hey, no problem. Run a hand through your hair like the white boys do, even though the only thing that runs easily through your hair is Africa. She will look good. White girls are the ones you want most, aren’t they? But the out-of-towners are usually black—black girls who grew up with ballet and Girl Scouts, and have three cars in their driveway. If she’s a halfie don’t be surprised that her mother is the white one. Say, Hi. She’ll say, Hi, and you’ll see that you don’t scare her, not really. She will say that she needs easier directions to get out, and even though she already has the best directions on her lap, give her new ones. Make her happy.If the girl’s from the Terrace, none of this will happen.You have choices. If the girl’s from around the way, take her to El Cibao for dinner. Order everything in your busted-up Spanish. Amaze her if she’s black, let her correct you if she’s Latina. If she’s not from around the way, Wendy’s will do. As you walk to the restaurant, talk about school. A local girl won’t need stories about the neighborhood, but the others might. Tell her about the pendejo who stored canisters of Army tear gas in his basement for years until one day they all cracked and the neighborhood got a dose of military-strength stuff. 1Don’t tell her that your moms knew right away what it was that she recognized the smell from the year the United States invaded your island.” this evidence shows that even though you are a woman you can impressed each woman depending on their different race or culture but first you need to get to know who are you dating to get that woman engage. 

Furthermore , in the lesson we can observe how one woman, MS Moore can change the perspective of many blck kids with different backgrounds and o her characteristics make gave her the ability to change people’s minds. This can be observed in the text where it says “ So this one day Miss Moore rounds us all up at the mailbox and it’s pure dee hot and she’s knocking herself out about arithmetic. And school supposed to let up in summer I heard, but she don’t never let up. And the starch in my pinafore scratching the shit outta me and I’m really hating this nappy-head bitch and her goddamn college degree. I’d much rather go to the pool or to the show where it’s cool. So me and Sugar leaning on the mailbox being surly, which is a Miss Moore word. And Flyboy checking out what everybody brought for lunch. And Fat Butt already wasting his peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich like the pig he is. And Junebug punching on Q.T.’s arm for potato chips. And Rosie Giraffe shifting from one hip to the other waiting for somebody to step on her foot or ask her if she from Georgia so she can kick ass, preferably Mercedes’. And Miss Moore asking us do we know what money is like we a bunch of retards. I mean real money, she said, like it’s only poker chips or monopoly papers we lay on the grocer. So right away I’m tired of this and say so. And would much rather snatch Sugar and go to the Sunset and terrorize the West Indian kids and take their hair ribbons and their money too. And Miss Moore files that remark away for next week’s lesson on brotherhood, I can tell. And finally I say we oughta get to the subway cause it’s cooler an’ besides we might meet some cute boys. Sugar done swiped her mama’s lipstick, so we ready.” wiht this evidence readers can understand that the person who was telling the story tries to describe every person in  this paragraph by taking one characteristic of each of them, from ms moore and Rossie, the difference is huge because they were completely different persons. 

To sum up, these three stories can be the life example of how race can be also an example of different characteristics and due to those characteristics that describe you as a person, others treat you. On the stories we could observe that they are all about black people which first begin explaining their backgrounds or part of their life and at the end they were summarized by the different kinds of personalities and what makes a black people be worth in society. 

#9: difference by giuvax on 2010-10-05 22:13:22


Comparing three similar and different stories

The best way to enjoy reading different stories is by choosing the stories that have connections between the stories and your real life. That what we do in our class, where we had to choose three stories to read and discus. The stories that we choose named How to date different girls by Junot Diaz, Everyday use by Alice Walker ,and the Lesson by Bambara. All of the stories are kind of personal stories from different people, the three stories have social problems. All of the stories have differences in their details such as charactraizon, setting, and conflicts. The story How to date different girls is connected to our life, since we have to deal with different people and understand them. The story Everyday use is connected to our life, since we wanted to be fair with friends and family members. The Lesson by Bambara is connected to our life, since we are educated people who have to advise other uneducated people to learn. I enjoy reading the stories and analysis the events in each story.

How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie) is the story that gave advice for the boy who wanted to date the girl. Even though the author begins the story asking the boy to not go out with his family, so he could have the house for his date. However that wasn’t the most important event, while there are other options such as going to her house or hotel. The most important thing is, while you like a girl and she likes you back, then dating her will be based on understanding each other which is not easy. That was the real advice, when he started giving the boy different girls behavior based on the girl race. The fact that people are different effect relationships in positive or negative ways, if both of the boy and girl help themselves to understand each other or to not understand each other. The story taught us how hard is to make connections with people, while they have different characteristics then your, however it’s easy if we help ourselves. Whatever is the kind of relationship that have to build, all sides of the relationship have to agree and approach their views. This story is connected to my life, while I’m living in a different country than my home country, where I met and keep meeting different people. The fact that my life has so many different people, that I have to deal with and work together, is making my life even better. I like to accept all the people in my life, trying to learn from them and teach them as well.

Everyday use is that story told by an old Aferican American women who live on very hard time plus having two daughters that she has to be fair with each one of them. Mama is the example of the strong woman who facing the struggles and survive within all the problems in her life. Mama nice house had been burned and cause her life to change for the worse, since her daughter Maggie burned her hands in that day. Mama were always dreaming to see her two daughters growing learning and being successful girls, but after the house burned and Maggie hands everything chang. Maggie have got weak personality thinking that Mama loves her sister more than her. Dee who went to school by Mama help in order to be educated and help her mom and sister, become selfish thinking that Mama and Maggie are backward. The fact that Mama loved Dee more than Maggie in my opinion is different then what other people think. Since Maggie wasn’t strong enough too faced the challenges in school, Mama think to send Dee to school as the last hope to change their life. However Dee doesn’t deserve Mama hope, while she change and think that is better to live away from Mama and Maggie because they are not educated. My own life and Everyday use have big connection, while my position is almost similar to Maggie position. Mama remind me, how strong is my mom, since she has similar struggles and she still fighting to help me and my brother who just like Dee. My mom who takes care of my brother and I, since we were babies. She facing many struggles trying to be fair with us, however the real connection isn’t that. My brother who’s at high school never being successful at school for some reasons. I,m my mom last hope to be educated and prove her life and my brother’s life in the future. This story somehow motivate me to finish my education in order to help my family and never be like Dee.

The Lesson by Bambara is talking about Aferican American children who lived on that hard time (segregation and discimination). They have no home, no education or any kind of their rights as humans. They were suffering which is the reason for these kids to live on the street and not enjoying anything in their life. The only thing that takes their attention is talking about other people in the street and talking by the street language. The only thing that could change their lives, is to send them to school, in other words the only right they should fight about we’re getting educated. The fact that being educated make you stronger and knoulage about your rights and how to get your rights. The advice they have been waiting for, when someone will tell them what to do finally came true. Ms Moore an educated woman who have really good heart, loved to help people. She saw the kids in the street, and get closer to them, while they were making fun of how she looks like. That was the only thing they used to making fun of people, however we should scuse them since they were uneducated. Ms. Moore gave them advice about how important is to get educated, so they could know their rights and get it. I think Ms. Moore gave them gold advice, for two reasons. The first one is because being educated was the only solution for their position. The second reason is that all the kids not from Ms. Moore family or relate to her. The connection between my real life and the lesson, is that I’m an educated person. The fact that in my country most of the children don’t go or finish school because of the, somehow I have to do like Ms.Moore. I have to advise them to fight for education so they could change their lives and their families lives as well.

The three stories that we have read in class connection to each other and to our lives, All the stories talking about conflict, issues , and struggles and how to overcome these kind of things. The three stories discussing social problems using people’s experiences in their lives so we could learn from them. Each story of the three once impact me in a way that helps me to know more and be stronger.

Different Colours-4= by Sheba_Also 17,000,000 + views on 2013-06-01 15:21:54


The Makeup of One Beautiful Composition

Since I started remember society is not fair even though they make us believed it.I think is important to know what happen in our society how people are treated differently. The main idea of the three stories Everyday Use, The Lesson and How To Dates ...would make a good set for further study because they have many similarities. But the main idea that captivate my attention is all of the stories the characters are people of color whom faced a lot of struggles and they life is very miserable. They characters have a lack of knowledge of the world and they are traditional. All of the stories talked about family and how what is the relationship they share in the story.

Everyday Use one of the protagonist is very shine and she did not belive her self because she was burned and think she is less beautiful her sister.  The differences characters are sister and they are not closed because Maggie think they are different.

The same as in the story How To Date…. In this Story also the main character is spanish who did not have confidence on his self he thing he can date a girl so he asked an advise from someone. This story really taught me about different girls based on their race.  Therefore it’s helped a lot of teneger to know how they should be with girl and what they should do. The differences the narrator used his advised to put the kid in trouble by telling him how he should beharved with his girls friend.

For the Lesson they were about to give up about their future and their teacher took them to the beautiful city to show them what they will gain if they worked hard and take seriously their education and also what they would lose. She is really generous because trying to help black kids.  Therefore the most unfavorite people is the black community.  So this mostly due to the racial and the privilege of white people.  The differences the characters did not have a chance to have a better education and used inappropriate words to express them self.

The main point here is that three stories is that all of them talked about struggles about the characters and uneducated they are very traditional.

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Sometimes virtual life has no difference between real life

We are still young learners so it is a full right to know what is going on in our community.Therefore, for my part I really enjoy these three stories because it reflects on me. Everyday use, for me is theme because it collects most themes inside for life, since I never know family is important no matter what. Then The lesson was also fabulous for me, when I finish reading it. It teaches us how we should treat each other with respect no matter what our social class is. That’s why, I choose characterization like a literary element to explain the author’s central idea. The thing is that, she wants us to learn about character’s behavior . In How to date, I choose voice because I really feel each story has its own voice, in Everyday use the author is a woman , The lesson author is woman and in How to date it’s a man and that’s why I choose voice here to clearly give the voice of each narrator. Even though I think their theme is almost same like we don’t have the right to judge someone no matter what our status is.

My first Literary element theme that took title Everyday use which I give a definition the theme of the story is what the author tries to convey in other words. So The thing that differentiates and distinguishes this story of Everyday use from the other two is around us learned a very good lesson in its history that everyone can interpret in different ways. And this lesson, for me was the family remains the family whatever the difficulties are. Then what makes these two stories similar to the Lesson and How to date -the author is raising awareness among young people, and send strong messages to not judge anyone, whatever your situation. After the thing that differentiates and distinguishes the story of The Lesson from the other two is that the author showed us the real facts of our lives in society, and the lesson that I learn from that is we cannot change people’s minds . Despite our status of class sociale we can be unique. And all of them have the important similarities between these three stories are of Everyday use, the author teaches us how we must love one another despite our differences. Likewise in The Lesson he talks about love and solidarity because we are all the same since the materials are nothing. And in How to date – we don’t have the right to judge someone each person has his right in all fields. An addition we can say the three stories is to teach us how we should give each person his or her respect since each person has its own value. Also The things that make these two stories similar that are Everyday use and How to date– same are both talk about the respect of people. Since we don’t have the right to give some people superiority than others. Thus The things that differentiates and distinguishes this story of How to date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie from the other two. Author are gives us a lesson on how to respect women and give her right that she deserves . Since his story is so powerful that each person can give different theme in the way her or he understand. However the main strong dea was gives the respect of value of women that she deserves no matter her colors. And The thing that makes these two stories similar that was The Lesson and Everyday use are both of these stories talk about giving all people the same love. Since we don’t know tomorrow and for a great future we should treat everyone equal.

My second literary element is Character and took titleThe Lesson since I give definition A character is any person, animal, or figure represented in a literary work.

The thing that differentiates and distinguishes this story from the other two are the author make a choice that makes her suffer but in the end she arrived at her destination. Since this choice she made was not easy for her to be a teacher in a middle of poverty where people think others has bless than them is not easy to change their mind . But in the end she arrives to her objectif that make to think we are the same despite our differences. Then The thing that makes these two stories similar that are Everyday use and How to date -same is at the end the two authors arrive at their goal by giving us the teaching they want us to know . since they have the same conflict give advice to change people’s mind. After The significant similarities among these three stories are they three author made a choice and have conflict. That at the end arrive in their goal destination despite it was not easy for them the don’t change. They still the same .to make their work successful. And The thing that differentiates and distinguishes this story Everyday use from the other two story are the mother at end feel regretful for her behavior to maggie and make us know her choice was incorrect despite the conflict she made a face. Then The thing that makes these two stories similar that are How to date – and the Lesson is the narrator don’t change their choice at the end .Since their mission is still the same because the want each person feel happy in her status despite our differences . After The thing that differentiates and distinguishes this story of How to date – from the other two is the choice of the author to talk about his personnage was most focus about women and the way we should treat us. Despite the fact that they color we should same . And he did not change the mind until the end because he has drive to teach us that was give a woman her respite in all fields they are not object. And The thing that makes these two stories similar that are The Lesson and Everyday use are all humans are the same no matter our class we should love each other .And this was one of the choices made in their story that we we should learn like central idea of their risk the choose.

An addition my Third Literary element is voice took title How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie, and have definition the individual style in which a certain author writes his or her works. The thing that differentiates and distinguishes this story from the other two is the voice of narrator have to feel that we can feel in different type way.since he know the thing that he is talking in his story because he wants to teach us a lesson that exist until today in our society and how we can change it. And for this change we should give each person his or her respect. Specific her respect . Then The thing that makes these two stories similar are first their author are women and they are talking about our society real issue. Then arrive in a great conclusion how we can change it. After having the significant similarities among these three stories are their tone since each story has a strong tone that you can find on others.Also the description even though is not the same subject their great theme is almost the same because all of theme was for me we don’t have the right to judge someone we should love each other no matter our status. And again The thing that differentiates and distinguishes this story of the lesson from the other two are the narrator is give us the voice we should never give up like tone.And the awareness not to be afraid of our mission or dream that we have for our society. Then The thing that makes these two stories similar that are How to date– and Everyday use was their point commun of respect to each other. Since everyone is the same no matter what it is the same blood read we have in our body. Since others The thing that differentiates and distinguishes this story of Everyday use from the other two because author voice is to write about his characters she choose and give emotion that we should learn something inside. And those lessons you can connect to real life thing because people are afraid to tell the things that don’t go well .So we can say this story is given also voice to others people. And The thing that makes these two stories similar that are How to date- and The Lesson same is the two authors try to give us something important that we are ignored in our community even though we know that thing is not good for us . we keep act we don’t have issue.

Finally the main point making these writing is how to know those three stories how they are so important, not just for me but I Think the whole world . Since all of them have different them but at the same moment the threes stories have one strong theme that is respect for each other no matter what. And the thing that makes those stories wonderful is connected in our real life. Since each every day our society getting those changes that including us because racist is not fish, social class is always about inequality and issue of family is every day. Does why we should know our right to have a great future in long therm coming.

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What A Good Writer Should Do?

One of the main reasons why, the three stories “ The Lesson”, “ How to date,” and “ Everyday Use” are an inspiration, is that they are teaching people lessons depending on how they will see it. “ The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara was about an old lady that her neighborhood are calling her at any manes. She is very experienced, and she knows a lot about the world between rich and poor people. She takes some kids and shows them the importance of being poor, by taking them to an area where everything is expensive. While she was teaching them some kind of education, the kids did not appreciate it. Until the end, they started to see the importance of education and being educated by Miss Moore’s words.  “ Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, was that the protagonist, MAMA had two daughters that have lived in two different experiences. One of them is Magie, she had a depressed, and confused life. She did not have the chance to go to school due to a fire that happened in her house where is some part of her skin got burned. All she wanted was that her mother pay attention for her as the same way she does with her sister Dee. The other girl was Dee, she apparently had anything that she ever wanted. She is going to school, and she likes money and other fancy things. I can say all she wants is to live in fancy world. Based on the difference between the sisters, the mother couldn’t use equality for them. That’s why at the end she can feel the importance of seeing the other side of Maggie’s life and needs. She had learned her mistakes from the past. “ How to Date” by Junot Diaz, was about a young boy who is trying to see the different kind of race for girl. He went to get advice from an experienced person. The narrator was helping that young boy by telling how he should act when he is with any type of girl. Also guiding him through education on how to respect women.

To begin with, the difference between the three stories, “ The Lesson,” “ Everyday Use,” and “ How to Date” is that for the “ The Lesson”, the narrator is telling us how she sees herself in a White and Black community and Miss Moore is trying to teach the kids how they can interact with colored people based on being rich or poor. They have to learn a lesson from others. For “ Everyday Use”, a desperate mother who does not know how to make equality over her two daughter which make her to learn from her mistakes and try to fix things. “ How to Date”, is that the narrator is teaching how the boy can date different type of colored girls. He is old and knows how to convince a person. He using another language when he is talking.

“ The Lesson,” “ Everyday Use,” and “ How to Date” are three stories that really important in stories I have ever read. They are all about education and how they can action, even though they have to learn first. At the end they all understand the meaning of being someone important. To begin with the literary element of voice ( the person who is telling the story from their point of view), the three stories were told by the point of view from one of the characters. Meaning that all three stories was the second person based on how they tell the story from their perspective. To add, theme ( the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic), they all have significant similarities for these three stories is that they all about education and how they learn from it, which kinda make them feel like responsible in their future progresses. And they will not repeat what they already have done in their life. Then, let’s talk about characterization ( a description of the distinctive nature or features of someone or something), my favorite, based on what I have read, they are selfish, helpless because they experimenting from others people’s ideas or point of view.. They all are getting information or learning from their mistakes that they already made. What all this means is that don’t never ever take education as a garbage that we have to throw anytime we want because it is the one and only one key that will open all doors that your future is awaiting. So what now are you willing to sacrifice yourself to to open those doors, or will you drop those key just like that. Guys! Take an example to these three stories make mistakes and learn from it. Without mistakes, we cannot know what we are looking for. SO GO FOR IT! Dream big and make a wide future.


Contradictions that make a beautiful piece of writing.

The three stories have similarities on wanting to educate the reader in some way or another, particularly because all these stories talk about education while having similar ideas, but view throughout different lenses. For example, in “The Lesson” we have Moore who is helping the children to get to know the different classes in the society and in the “Everyday use” Mama is there for Dee to get the education and  support that it really was not there for Magie at all what shows the favoritism that it could exist in a family with a lot of disparities between the siblings.

 Therefore, the differences in “The Lesson” from  the other two stories is the sensibility that it shows when it comes to topics like racism and the disparities between minorities because it goes way deeper than the fact that  the children were in a delinquent groups while also being considered a low income families and they didn’t have any education that is the reason why it was a struggle for them to face their reality and Moore was trying to get them involved with the different classes in society.

Additionally, they realize that the problem is real. Furthermore, In the story of “how to date” the main character didn’t have any knowledge or experience about which was the right way to date a girl or even the different types of girls so he decided that the best way for him to learn proper ways to date a girl was just by asking questions about girls and how they like to be treated also to get to know different types of girls. 

Although, differently In everyday use” differences with other two stories is the disparities between the main characters in the short stories one part in particular that can illustrate this is in this story Mama is more concern about Dee’s education than what she cares about her other daughter Maggie who was just staying home. In conclusion all three stories can absolutely come together to make just one exciting and surprising piece of writing, because they have the ability to complement each other by taking a little piece of each other to be able to bring the stories together with the one purpose that is to create just one common sense between them three. 

However, Everyday Use, really put itself apart from the other two stories, because it uses characterization so well for the reader to get deeper into the story, I strongly believe that you could see how the main characters feel about each other.

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Mom Obligation

I am a single Black women who raised my two daughters by hard work as a man on the field all day, breaking ice to get water for washing doing the best so Maggie and Dee can be proud of me. I wish to be recompensed for all the obstacles that I have overcome so my family can have enough to eat and wear.

One of the most traumatic situations occurred to Maggie. Sometimes I can still hear the flames and feel Maggie’s arms sticking to me, her hair smoking and her dress falling off her in little black papery flakes. This heartbreak event makes her to be conservative, shy, insecure about her personality and acceptance in society. She prefers to stay at home as women used to do with their husbands. The man goes to work in order to have an income in the house when the woman is in charge of the house’s duty and taking care of the children.

Dee is totally different she wanted nice things like, a yellow, organdy dress to wear to her graduation from high school. At sixteen she had a style of her own -and knew what style was. She is more opened. She wants to travel around the world representing her race as a high heritage without knowing or appreciating the origin of her race how black people struggle in order to have the education that she is having right now.

I only had the opportunity to be slave who has sold like an object without any value. I got up early every single day to work in the cotton fields with the sun rays burning my skin. Now I am happy that this torment ended and finally I can enjoy my old and memorable house. Where only Maggie know the significant of all these walls, how our family fought to keep the house alive.

Now, I want to send my two only daughter outside to the society I know is going to be painful for Maggie having these scars in her skin but she as to be a strong woman who believe in herself more than other people’s opinion. Dee I know that after finishing your education is going to be enough time, so you had learned the real value of life.

After all, I am going to be proud I believe that one day both of you are going to be a change for the country creating equality.


Maggie’s hard life.

When my sister Dee, Mama, and I lived together, I always felt ashamed that Dee saw me. My body was covered with burn scars on my arms and feet since the day that our old house burned. Dee always hated that house, she was standing under a tree seeing how the flames crumble our old house while I was sticking at mama with painful scars in my body and my dress breaking up little by little.

I have noticed that Mama always paid more attention to dee than me. I was like the black sheep of the family. Dee always gets what she wants and never accepts a no as an answer. It’s like if people have never been able to say that word to her. Mama often sees those tv shows that is about a famous comedian interviewing a child that had “made it” with their parents feeling proud of him. Mama’s wish has always been to be on that type of program with dee. Mama start to acquire money to send Dee to school. She could never be educated given her situation. She has worked very hard throughout her life to raise us. Dee often read to us what she learned in school in a strict and controlling way. After finishing high school, Dee keeps studying  and surpassing herself away from Mama and me.

Time passed and Mama received a letter from dee basically saying that it does not matter in where are we living, she will come to visit us but she wasn’t going to bring any of her friends. On a normal day, me and Mama saw a car approaching our house. Since I saw her getting off of the car, I immediately know it was her. Dee finally came back to visit us. She was walking toward us dressing a long orange dress and a bunch of jewelry all around his neck and arms.

“Don’t get up,” says Dee, she goes back to the car and goes out holding a camera and took us some pictures of us. I was behind of  mama considering that I never liked being photographed. She was quickly showing us many photos of us but those who show surroundings of the house and the animals quickly she broke them because she never liked to show her friends where she grew up. She out the camera back in the car and then kiss mama in the forehead. She didn’t even bother to greet me, as if I wasn’t there. A simple “hello sister” would have been enough.

Anyways, we were having dinner like the old times. After that, I was alone in the kitchen  and Dee was in Mama’s room with her, they were talking about something but I didn’t pay much attention but then I heard something that really mattered to me. “Mama, can I have these old quilts?”, without realizing it, I dropped what I was carrying and then I slammed the kitchen door. I was feeling irate, bitter, fatigated and more feelings of sadness. Mama offers me those quilts because she knows that i will appreciate those quilts that mama and my aunt made from some tops that grandma pierced before she died. Knowing Mama, in the end she will give to her because Dee will continue insisting until she get what she wants. She always get what she wants.

I left the kitchen without any hope of keeping the quilts that Mama offers me and I stood in from of them. “She can have them Mama”, I said very discouraged, “I can remember Grandma Dee without the quilts”. After I said that, something unexpected happened. Mama was hoggin me. Then she grab my arm and placed me in the bed. She grabs the quilt from Dee’s hands and put it in mi lap. I was very surprised with my mouth open. “Take one or two of the others” Mama said to dee. But she turned without saying anything and went out to her car. We follow her and when she was near to the car she says “You just don’t understand”. “What don’t I understand?” Mama says to her.

“Your heritage” Dee said to mama, the she look at me and kiss my cheek, “You ought to try to make something of yourself, too, Maggie. It’s really a new day for us. But from the way you and Mama still live you’d never know it.” She said to me. Dee put her sun glasses and left in her car. I smiled. But this time I didn’t have a mock laugh and not scared, it was a real smile. Mom and I watched as the car disappeared from our sight and watched the rest of the sunset until it was time to go to bed.

Sunset by annemiekecloosterman on 2016-10-04 19:34:31


Preserved Heritage

I was having dinner with my mother, Mama, at the table in the backyard of our house. The backyard is the only piece that retains the house ancient history after the house burned down ten years ago.

The burn scars that the accident left on my skin still hurting me as it happened yesterday. The scars don’t hurt physically, it hurt emotionally. The emotional breakage that the scar on my skin has caused made me not able to feel confident.

I was done being lost on my thoughts and then continued to eat dinner with my mom. I asked my Mom, “When is my older sister coming to visit us?”

My mom replied, “She is coming tomorrow.”

I said, “why my sister is lucky and have a better life than me. My sister was able to get a higher education, but I didn’t even complete my high school. She has more confidence than me because of her lighter skin and her beautiful look. Life is so easy on her and cruel on me. I do love my sister and wish her a good life, but why life chose my sister and didn’t choose me.”

My mom looked at me emphatically and said, “it will be ok, Maggie. Your chance didn’t come yet. I hope that your sister acknowledges my endless efforts and the church to raise money to her in order to go to college. College is what has changed her life.” My mom repeated again, :it’s gonna be ok, Maggie.” Then, she started to get ready to go to sleep and put me to bed.

I woke up the next day on a sound of car tires. It was my sister’s car. It’s not normal to see a car every day in my village. My first look at my sister made me astonished. Her white dress was shining in the sunlight like diamonds and her high heel shoes make her walk with solid confidence. The black car that made her look like a high profile person. I waited for my sister on the door’s house, while I kept looking at her and still astonished.

I felt like my sister is a stranger to me. She shook my hands and Mom hands in a different way than she used to. She thought that this is an authentic African way to shake people’s hands. I think that my sister was trying to tie herself with the roots of the African culture.

We went to the living room to have our dinner. We started to eat. Dee started to feel the nostalgia to the African food and how she missed it so much. Again, I was sure at this moment that she is trying to be a real African.

After we were done with lunch. Dee started to take a picture with us in every corner in the house, making sure that every picture she took include the house in the background. Dee asked Mom for the quilt that her ancestors made to give it to her, but Mom refused and said, “this quilt is for your sister Maggie.”

I was restless to ask all the question that I have for Dee, which was bothering my head. I gained the courage and told Dee that “I have some questions for you about your ties with the African culture”

Dee replied, “ Go ahead, but I don’t have that much time for a lot of questions.”

I said, “it has been a long time since the last time we saw you, so you should stay with us today.”

Dee replied, “go ahead and ask your questions.”

I said, “all of your actions show that you are trying to promote your culture through some artifacts and pictures. In fact, you don’t know your ancestors that well and you always hated to be in that house. All of a sudden, you decided to come back not to see us, but to take some artifacts to promote your culture.”

Dee, was angry, and replied, “You don’t know anything about African culture, I know the real African culture and I am trying to promote for it. You will never understand, Maggie. I hope you understand that I am trying to use my education to promote our culture and to take pride in who I am. I know that I hated to be in that house, but I am proud to be raised in that house, and I just wasn’t satisfied with our living situation at this time. I was looking for the better. I know that I don’t know that much information about my family, but, because I have been away for a long time. Now, I became mature and I learned from my mistake. Maggie, if you took the quilt, you will use it for everyday use, but I will use it to preserve our heritage by keeping it and taking care of it.”

Maggie paused for a minute, then, replied, “I understand what you said. Also, you should understand that I am proud of being African. For sure, we have a gap in the education level, but just because our Mom and the church helped you to go to college. Dee, I know how to make the quilt and to cook African food, unlike you that you don’t know how to make African food. I don’t mean to offend you. I am trying to make you understand that both of us tied to the culture in a different way. In addition, both of us trying to preserve the culture in a unique way.”

Dee, started to shed tears and approached me to hug me. Then, she told me, “I understand you, Maggie. I am sorry for not getting your point.”

Mom approached both of us her and hugged both of us. All of us started to laugh and then Dee said, I miss those old days and said Maggie, can you sew me a quilt?”


Mama and Maggie’s struggles

Once upon a time, a beautiful child was born. All of the family members were waiting for this moment for a very long time. After waiting for two=a=half hours, they all heard a child crying and finally the delightful moment come true. Mom and other family members were crying with smiley faces. They were hugging each other and sharing happiness. Mom was holding the baby with teary eyes, and thinking what a blissful gift she had received from God. she was giving her name Zahra Cadence. After that mum was thinking about how she will grow up this child without her father because the father has been missing for 8 month, when her older daughter Zeila start to go to school. Mum had to do a lot of sacrifices to grow up Zeila and the father never want to help her. The father thinks this is her problem so deal with it. Mama never have her husband beside her as a support.

One day mum was cooking and Zahra was playing with the toy and Zeila was combing her hair. She was supposed to watch Zahra. She was supposed to watch Zahra. Mum was step out for a moment to get the water from the water pump which is located outside their house. Suddenly, they heared a crackling sound and inside the house it was all black smoke. Mum was looking back to the house horrified. She can only see the fire is up to the sky and so dark. She called her daughters to them to come outside immediately! Right way Zeila came outside. Mum was asking where is Zahra and she said she was unable to see her in the dark smoke. Mum was crying and try to go in but she couldn’t. Inside the house Zahra was crying and didn’t knowwhat to do in this situation. she was scared. people from the community came and tried to put out the fire and rescue Zahra. But it was too late. 

Zahra life was at risk. Almost half of the body got burned. Her bodywould be filled with scars. This is why she always feel sad about it. Because when she goes out of the house, people look at her in a different way. She wants a normal life like other people but, because of the scars people people treat her differently. She always wants to see herself as a beautiful women. However, She knows that it is impossible. This is why she always hides herself. Zahra dreams of becoming an actress one day. Because when she watches TV shows, she loves the actresses and she wants to see herself in this position. She wants to be on TV because she believs if she become famous, then she would have money to support her family.


The Hardest Letter to Write

Dear Dee

Hello Dee or I should call you Wangero? Whatever.

I am writing this letter because I would like to know how you are doing. It has been a long time without knowing about you. Since mom passed away the last thing that I know about you is your address.

Well, there is a lot to tell you. I am married and I have started a program to learn to be a better reader and writer

At the beginning I was scared of people like mom said, but people are not bad… well some people. I feel like if mom was the one who made me or saw me like the scariest person in the world, and I understand her.

Sometimes the world could be rude and cruel for someone like me. However I do not feel resentment because my mom gave you great opportunities which I wish I could had. It feels strange and sad that mom tells us that she loves equal to both but she always treat both differently.

I remember when you came back I was excited because maybe you could help mom to understand that I could attend school, that people would not treat me differently just because my scars or convince her that I have to be brave in the eyes of society.

Sometimes I like to think that she loved me a lot and was trying to protect me but is healthier for me to think that she loves us according to what she thought was better.

However I would like to visit you one day and maybe have a cup of tea and talk about our lives. I almost forgot to tell you that I have always admired you.

Sincerely,

Maggie

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In a rare writing way, I predict a part of the story’s future.

After you made your decision
That just led me to overthinking
And you did Implementation
Just like you knew everything
You never thought right information
About me, that’s the thing
You decided with emotion
On Maggie issues you focusing
She suffering with dissatisfaction
Doesn’t mean she is ailing
That’s called misconstruction
It’s kind of her characterizing
I study the past in my education
And somehow that moved my feelings
Completely changed my background information
Made me knew about everything
For our digging in the past, pay attention
And taking care of it, that’s my thing
This is my answer for your question
That’s why I wanted the quilting


“Young sister cries telling her Family experience after her hands were Burned.”

I don’t have the blame to pass throughout that fire. I honestly feel ashamed in the way that I make my mother remember the past of that burned house when I was younger.

I am very conscious that my mother has not been happy in seeing me with my mounster hands. I’m always silently waiting for someone to ask her if she is fine or not.

Anyways, I feel happy that she still shares her love with my sister, that she gives her everything that she desires. It was seen that your prior wish in the family was to show the camouflage of wealthiness that we as family did not posses. Mom often tried to satisfy you on that, and you and I could see it ourselves.  I am not selfish as my sister is. I just can’t agree with seeing any member of my family as sad as I feel right now.

 I do not accept the fact that I am underestimated in a slight way in my family. I see how my mother always acts when my sister is with us.

 Always talking so good about her that I wish to not feel envy when it comes to love a daughter like Mom Loved my sister. And, I understand that  things can happen though, it is destiny. I slightly understood that I am the villain of this movie. I do not have the blame of it. It is not easy to see your own mother creating an unequal environment with your sister, within your own family. My mother, who brought me into the world does not love me as I would desire her to do.

 I always hoped that one day my mother would give me with those quilts from Grandma. Even yelling at Dee when I was there was something that I would never expected to see. 

Yet I was realizing that she was waking up, intuitively putting herself in my shoes and doing what I wanted her to do with me from a while ago; to learn how to also to show approval and love me.

 In fact my dear Dee, I could never believed that you were having the same measure from years of suffering that I had in just a moment. 

Once Mom gave me the quilts from our Grandmother, which she denied to you, I wonder how you felt inside? I wonder if you experienced just a little bit of the bitterness that I have gone through when Mom preferred to adore you but instead not me nor adore us as the sisters we are.  I hope you don’t become everyday use for Mom having to hear or see that she recognizes I should also deserve a fair treat among us. That I also deserve to have things just like you do. That I deserve to also have pendent from her just like she did with you all this time.  

Dear Dee, I just want to let you know that the things that seem to be the insignificant for you tend to matter a lot such as when you did not care when Mom gave me the quantils. I hope this precedent would not provoke you any negative feeling for the future, yet I will be a hundred percent sure that you have not felt as you felt before it even happen. Welcome to my world.


My true feelings

  Dear Dee,

                    I am writing this letter to you at this very moment, because I just feel like is time to speak my truth and address the issues between us it is time to tell you what I felt every single time that, Mama put you ahead of me and made me feel like I was really nothing just like I was not capable of reaching  to the gold pedestal that she had you on. Even at some point our mom was such as a strong supporter of the descriptiveness idea that I was nothing compared to you. At some point she was so sure that I was literally nothing that she made me believe that I really was just a simple piece of a human being, while you just got all her love and admiration something that I never had from her. However, what really made me this way was the discourage that I was getting from you as my sister you never step up and stand to defend me from our mother reckless behavior towards me. Even though we never had the closest relationship as you now know and after our house burned down  to ashes and that accident happened with my hands it had not been the same, since then I feel like that not only we lost everything in the fire, but also we might have lost our love as a family having to deal with the heart wrenching notion that I was just not good enough to be treated like you was by our mother. Today, I still reflect on the idea that I am maybe not enough to be loved. Although, at some point I wanted to be in your shoes, I feel that at the end of the day our mother did give me something in life that is going to make me fulfill and reach all the potential that I have and that thing was resistance to all the negativity around me, because more than just be taken down by the negative it gave me strength and tools to make myself stronger and I thank her for all the times that she tried to make me feel that I was less than you but what she did not know was that she was just making me better than what you was through her eyes in some way or another.

Sincerely,

Maggie.   

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Maggie’s Diary

Today was a great day.

When I woke up, everything looked like a normal day but I never imagined that my day had another end.

When I left my room there was a smell from the kitchen that appealed to me. Mama was cooking my sister’s favorite food. I helped her in what she needed help. Then we had breakfast. Mama told me to get ready today to go to church.

When we were in church, Mom looked different, she was very thoughtful, I didn’t know what would happen at that time. Mama starts to explain the meaning that have the quilt and why is important for her. I did not have a notion about the decision she took.

But my heart started beating faster because I feel excited because Mama would give the quilt to my sister. Mama start to discuss with my sister but suddenly happened that I can not believe that Mama is hug me. For the moment my heart stop beating and took a deep breath. I was in shock and Mama told me that the quilt have to belong to a special, humble and responsible person and this person was me.

This impact my whole life for first time Mama demonstrated me that she know of me that I’m exist. At the moment I have a lot of questions, and also I think that she was joking with me. But the reality was not she speak with the true.

I feel happy because Mama recognize that I’m the unique person that care of her. Even though I feel sad for my sister because I think she was the favorite person of Mama.  I know this is a special tradition for Mama, but I think this is something uncomfortable for the other siblings. I like that my sister was an agree with the decision of Mama and also she gives me some advice she never gave before.

I believe that this experience I learned many things like we need to know the person first that judge their actions or how the person looks.


The Differences Between Sisters

One upon a time, in the 90s, there lived a black family  in a small and unsafe neighborhood. The mother had two young daughters Maggie and her sister Dee. They used to play together all the time, their mother loved to see them that way. The house was pretty and organized, Maggie and her sister Dee used to clean the house every morning. They had a maid who used to help them clean and cook. Their mother was the most thrilled person in the world, to the fact that she thought she has the most two beautiful daughters ever and the two daughters that do not get envious of each other, in addition they always share their things to each other. Their mother always goes to buy new jewelry for them, however she buys different colors to test her daughters ‘ sisterhood. Maggie and Dee always prove their mother the way she wants to see them. The neighborhood that the family were living in was not a safe environment. Mama always dreamed to live in safer one where she sees her two daughters grow and be the most important people in the city. Unfortunately that could not happen because white people did not like to invite other people of color into their neighborhood because it was the time of slavery and racism was the happening everywhere.    

Their neighbor was not the best place for them because everyday they see how people in color being tortured and see their houses set on fire. All of their personal things get destroyed and they lose everything afterwards. One day Maggie’s family experiences the worse in their life since they live there. Some unkind people came to hurt a black family, because one member from the black family got into a fight. He was being discriminated by some white boys in school and fought back to honor his family. Grievously, the white family went to get revenge. They set fire to their house. Mama went to help the family who were in need. Sadly the white people attacked them too because they were helping the other family. Dolorously, Maggie was in the living room and she was burned all over her arms and legs. Mama came home and found Maggie fainted in the room and she quickly called for help. Over months Maggie’s injured healed but she still had scars all over her arms and legs. That’s how Maggie started to feel the most unattractive person in the world and felt so envious towards her sister. She thought that the word « no » is the world will never learn to say to her because she was the prettiest and the whole world only pay attention to her. She hallucinate that her mother loves her sister more because when anyone comes to house they only mention about Dee not Maggie. Their sisterhood was destroyed and spoiled. Mama was disappointed to see her two daughters like that. This is how Maggie thinks by blaming her surroundings would aid her to perceive better condition. 


Sisterhood

Sisterhood is not always the cheerful moment. Having a lighter skin and education especially for girls in 1920’s in black community does not help. It will be confusing that you will not know where you belong, white or black. My sister Maggie after she was burned in our old house she has never been the same. She start to blame everyone. That does not mean I would do the same to make her happy. She was most closed to Mama. But I understand how she feels about me. Usually mothers support more their kid who are not favored that mean who don’t have confidence of themselves. She thought that I’m the one who takes all opportunities she should have, like education, and popularity. After my mama and the church raised money for my college and I went to college I realized that my family does not have money.

Maggie is my sister and nothing will change that. When I decided to present Hakim to my family mama did not like him and she started making fun of him. As long I known her, she always takes my sister’s side and both of them are really locked. She considered my sister more. I will love to have the same relationship with her. But I have no idea how it will started. I guess I supposed to behaved or be the same as my sister. Obviously It will not going to happen because I will not change my personality. I want to be love how I am and for who I am. She will have to accepted me as I am. She though that I hate Maggie but she is wrong even I like nice things or have knowledge that did not mean I’m a bad person or I hate my sister. The thing my Mama and Maggie did not understands we are a family and this will not change.


What is a Friend?

I’m going to rewrite “ Everyday Use” by Alice Walker as a girl who hates her family, from the point of view and narrative voice of Maggie, and include these details from the story “Dee is lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure.  She’s a woman now, though sometimes I forget.  How long ago was it that the other house burned?  Ten, twelve years?  Sometimes I can still hear the flames and feel Maggie’s arms sticking to me, her hair smoking and her dress falling off her in little black papery flakes.  Her eyes seemed stretched open, blazed open by the flames reflected in them.  And Dee.  I see her standing off under the sweet gum tree she used to dig gum out of; a look of concentration on her face as she watched the last dingy gray board of the house fall in toward the red-hot brick chimney.  Why don’t you do a dance around the ashes?  I’d wanted to ask her. She had hated the house that much”. 

I’m going to rewrite “ Everyday Use” by Alice Walker as a girl who hates her family, from the point of view and narrative voice of Maggie, and include these details from the story “Dee is lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure.  She’s a woman now, though sometimes I forget.  How long ago was it that the other house burned?  Ten, twelve years?  Sometimes I can still hear the flames and feel Maggie’s arms sticking to me, her hair smoking and her dress falling off her in little black papery flakes.  Her eyes seemed stretched open, blazed open by the flames reflected in them.  And Dee.  I see her standing off under the sweet gum tree she used to dig gum out of; a look of concentration on her face as she watched the last dingy gray board of the house fall in toward the red-hot brick chimney.  Why don’t you do a dance around the ashes?  I’d wanted to ask her. She had hated the house that much”. (You can also say where you aren’t sure yet.)

One day, I came back from my work and went to Dee’s room to take her dirty clothes to the laundry. I went to Maggie’s room to take her too. I found a notebook under the bed in a plastic bag almost covered by a t-shirt. I took it and open it. The first page was full of writing, then I started to read it. “Dear friend book I hope I did not miss you because I was at school. I wonder what is life, and sometimes I ask myself if I am a bad person. I try to make people to love or at least see me as a human but it turned out to be the opposite, even my own sister hates. For my sister, I am maybe jealous of her. She has everything she wants from people even from God. I have nothing except sadness, hopeless, I mean all bad things. Firstly, The house we get is a good house it still the same house even after the other one has been burned. I never went to another country or town even for a little vacation. Something I would really like, learn about the culture, meet new people, see how life is in another place. But I as you can see always on the same place. Sometimes I wonder if I have to kill my sister for not saving me when the old house was burning on me. Maybe she wanted me to die to get what she wants. If I die she will be the only child of our parents. Therefore she can get more and more beautiful things. Sometimes I say that she was right because why live if nobody likes you, in addition to this I’m the ugliest person in the world.” After reading this I was shocked. How come I’m alive and my child is feeling such things? How can I help my child to overcome this feeling and prove to her that she wrong? We, her family all love her but she doesn’t see it. Her sister may be too hard to her I guess she loves her.

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Success isn’t important but attitude is

From my perspective, Dee’s family are people who make fun of other people’s name. I love Dee, I want to be with her, I want her to be my mother of my kids. I remember one day when I went to visit her family for a diner. The house was too small, the windows were open and the wind was floating all over their tiny living room. The house was a little dark like a church surrounded by candles.

I was wondering if I was lost or not, because the way Dee described me her house was the opposite as it looks. I turned my back to leave when suddenly I felt a tap on my shoulder. I looked up and saw the women who gives me a reason to live. She was wearing a short red dress, her skin was like a brand new house that just got paint. She was standing right in front of me and I can register my feelings toward her. My eyes were fixing on her body like I was watching an angel coming down from the sky. She invited me inside where I was about to meet my family in law. I felt an impression that the family does not like me at all. I said “ Asalamalakim” to her sister and mother, but they did not respond me. The sister was so weird, and their mother was one of those women that does not know how to treat people equally. Time passed by, and we were all in an awkward silence until Dee spoke up by announcing our engagement. I felt guilty because I did not ask the family first.

The next day, Dee’s mother invited me to meet, so we can talk about the weeding process. She did not even remember my name. She was calling me Asalamalakim. I asked myself, “Is she making fun of me? Or is she selfish to not care about other people’s feelings? Was it necessary to make fun of people greetings?”

I did not know how I would deal with that lady once I married her daughter. As an educated person, I did not want to disrespect her. I keep my calm, enjoying the fancy lunch we were having. After all I was paying. All the conversation was about Dee and how her mother was giving me conditions in order to marry her daughter. All she wanted was my money, and how I am going to take care of her daughter. At one moment I realized that this family do not know the meaning of respect. First they were making fun of my name and now they want me to give them all I have.

Despite all that, I did not stop loving Dee, but I also can’t believe that they were just playing with me and my feelings. So I wanted them to know is that money cannot buy happiness, and if they want me back, they have to gain my respect. “Sorry Dee but love and respect can only go together. A relationship can not be based on lies.” So make your way and I will make mine. Goodbye Dee! I wish you luck with your new life.

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This was a task that my professor gave me.It is about a short story that I have to write about one of the character’s point of view. So I choose Hakim one of the character, and write how he sees Dee and her Family.


It Is How I feel In Real Life

I have been dying to tell you what happen today in my life. I wake up every day and I don’t feel happy with my life because I think everything about me does not worth. I don not feel happy with my life because I think everything about me is not worth much. When I was a little child, I am the only person in my house who burns in a firehouse. Since that day, I lose confidence in myself. The only thing I desire now is to live with other people. I have a sister who is really enjoying her life and I am always observing her. I am someone who is barely recognized or even noticed by the world because I am silent and distant. I am rarely present even when I try to pronounce complete sentences.

Moreover, I am a burn victim and since that day my mother starts to describe me in less than flattering terms such as a wounded animal who must live her life forever overpowered to forces bigger than her own will.

She does not fortify me with many powerful qualities because she never encourage me like she uses to do with Dee. In addition she used to judge me about my behavior. My mother only appreciates my sister.  Sometimes gives the impression that I will fail in my life and becoming an individual; I will fade into a life of farm work, and take care of children. 

Despite that my mother attitude was like I liked her and I will always protect her. Also I can thank her because I become more confident after my sister comes to ask about her quilts and then mama defends my best interests.


Dee’s plan to become rich

I waited for her to finish using the restroom because even though she has been physically hurt she is still have this unbelievable habit of getting up early right before mom and I. I came from a poor family which seems to me as a curse. My mom is the type of person that most people would describe as fearless, possessing incredible strengths. She does jobs that some men wouldn’t dare to do. My younger sister Maggie has become this miserable person after the incident that had occurred in the other house a decade ago. She is mumbling to herself about this incident have destroyed her life for good which I don’t really consider true. In fact, the incident that occurred was an excitement for me because I hated every corner about our old house. Now the house that we are living in isn’t any better: scratches on the wall and holes on them as windows. I always dreamed of leaving this horrible house to much nicer one and feel like I belong in that life style.

My so long dream came true when I met him.

On a Monday afternoon, I met Asalamalakim, the son of the richest man of the whole town. He was this short looking guy with long hair all over his head. To me God had provided everything for their family. This was the ideal family I wished to came from or to be part of. He was a bit older than I was but I didn’t mind. I thought to myself that if I could be a part of this family, it could bring an end to my miserable life. I decided to start a relationship with him so I could be part of his luxury. I have always been a great looking girl and so making myself noticed by him would be the easier part of the plan. I didn’t tell my mom about what I was about to accomplish because she would pull out her annoying lessons of life how we shouldn’t take advantage of people for their wealth but what did I cared.


My Beloved Daughter

My Maggie, My daughter,
The love of my my life.
I only want you to know,
That when I’m struggling,
Or dealing with strife,
You are where I always go.
Since in you,
I see the daughter that I pray to have.
When trouble draw near,
When trouble is there,
Just know that we’ll always be unique in quilts.
That’s my duty and my right as mother,
Since you are my blood and at the same time my life.

Image credit: Sisters by T.JackPhotography on 2014-05-18 02:33:54


Maggie’s Mournful life

The yard of my house is so beautiful. It makes me feel that I am sitting in my living room and relaxing. This is where I think about everything that was going on my life. Living a poor life is not easy. You have to put double efforts to pursue something just because you belongs to a family where has an inequality. It’s ridiculous that I was a partially educated child who did look as appealing as her older sister and was always neglected by her family and society just because of my lack of confidence and skin scars. It is really mournful for me. My gloomy outlook and shuffles took all the opportunity that I coveted for.

One day me and my sister was playing in the backyard, while my mom was in the kitchen preparing food for us. We all ate together and had a wonderful family gathering. After we were done our eating, my mom helped my sister to get ready to school. I went to the kitchen to pick some food. My mom left the gas open and because of the wind, a piece of paper dropped into the gas stove fire and constantly it spreads all over the house. I was scared and screaming by saying “Help! Help!” . The flame was surrounding me and I did not know what to do. I lost half of my conscious by facing and see myself in unexpected and horrible situation. My mom came to rescue me, however it was too late. Some of my body parts already burned. My whole life ruined because of this accident. I could not believe that my sister who I love and respect most, she did not try to rescue me or even showing empathy toward me. This is the moment when I realized she doesn’t like me because her action implies how self-centered person she is, who puts herself first than others.

My moms broke her back saving money for Dee to go to college, and I was staying home, carrying out the heritage.

Sometimes I ask myself what I got from my life and family. It’s nothing expect all the apathy. Nothing,” Except all the apathy.

My mom never faired with me as she was doing with Dee. She was getting everything according to her just because of her lighter skin compared to me. My soft and kind personality makes me  regret that I am quiet. Instead fighting for my rights. Life is not easy as we predict. We all need to put effort to gain things that we desire for. Yeah, I agree that I am not  and even see myself less than white people, however, I never aspirated wrong or bad for my sister. Even though, I used to feel jealous, because she was getting everything which I am deprived from it.feels stylist

The scar of my body demotivated me to introduce myself to the world where my sister brought change herself by embracing the modern life and also changed herself. However, I look for something better by enhancing my self and confidence level

My sister and mom never understood me, either helped me to come out from my comfort zone. Even Though, I did not get any justice, however, I will bring justice for me by keeping myself on top of everything. I would give a value my heritage, but not more than myself. I should not keep myself behind from everything and prisoned me the house. Its makes me feels suffocated and criminal. Earlier or later, one day i have to face the reality. Therefore, from right now. I know, I can not erase the scars of my body but I can make my life better by not hiding me on the corner of my room and backyard. During that time, there were slavery. White being so abusive and violent towards black people. The scare of the wound still appear in black people body. These people move forward in their life with their painful past and unfairness. Therefore, why I should not learns from it. I entitled to possess my sister’s life. Eventually, I changed myself and overcome all the obstacles. I become more confident as I realized that I have some qualities that my sister does not share. I also able to develop a deeper relationship with my mother.


Dee and the Quilts

Dee and the Quilts.

Maggie: Those quilts are mine. I finds worth in the quilts because of their functionality and sentimental value. They are the only thing i can take to my husband’s house as a remembrance of my heritage.

Dee: I can’t give you those quilts because you don’t know the value of them.

Mama: You abandoned us ! and you forgot your roots, you don’t know what these quilts mean to us.

Dee: I know, It’s our heritage, and it symbolizes the struggle that our grandparents had, so we can have existence in this country.

Mama: Do you believe in your culture? You abandoned us for ten years and now you are coming to strip us from the only thing that represent the authentic history of my family, your family, and our culture.

Dee: I was away for a fruitful opportunity. I had to educate myself to flourish and show the world that we are capable of change, that we can do better rather than mourning our difficult times and playing victims. I don’t want to spend my whole life being submissive to other people. I had to make a change.Deep inside I value my culture and that’s why I am here.

Mama: you view those quilts as artifacts fantasizing that they can helps you reconnect to your roots. You just can’t get it.

Maggie: I wanted to do better, too. But I didn’t have the opportunity you had. Mama give you all the money she has collected all over her life so you can get an education. Instead of acknowledging that, you left us in poverty.

DEE: Yes, she chose to give me the money rather than you because I deserve it . She knew that I am capable of changing my life rather than spending my life mourning about my body scars.

Maggie: Don’t talk about my body scars . You have no idea how that affected my life.

Dee: you could not go over such a silly thing like this. How would you expect to be in a class where you are the only black student and everybody is expecting the worst of you .

Mama: Don’t forget that she sacrificed her life trying to save the only thing we own while you were outside hoping that house the house will be destroyed. You spent your whole life wishing that you get rid of your past treating it like a stigma.

Dee: I never wanted to bury my past but I willed to make my life better. I didn’t want to have a conventional life like you and Mama. .

Mama: you will never understand us. You think that everything revolves around you

Dee: Mama, Am done explaining myself to you. I will always keep going no matter what and i will come back seeing you and my sister stuck in the same place.


The hidden Struggle of my life.

My desire to become an independent woman and have the strength of being around people more often were the biggest challenges for my life. I could never be independent because my family did not trust me to go outside of the Black Neighborhood  that we were living. They have always believed that there was nothing impossible for Dee, but it was a lot of obstacles for me. It felt that just Dee was the only one who got a decent education and I was left behind. But I honestly can say that I have never envied my sister. Well I did want to become something more like her but that was all because I wanted to  get the acceptance of my family. 

The hardest part for me was feeling all those overwhelmed feelings in which my mom never gave me a hug, my grandmother looked at me in a different and unusual way. It felt that no one cared about me. I always felt left behind because I always wanted to have everything. And when I say everything, I mean love. But I never got anything. I was always lonely. I couldn’t have an education because I wasn’t someone’s favorite. But being someone’s favorite is  not the biggest achievement that anyone could have in their life. It was a struggle but it was like a nift stabbed in the chest but the more pain you have you need to keep it to yourself because you’re alone in a desert without any help to get out. 

As I was living in a world were black people still not accepted or mostly approved by society. I Maggie personally felt that beside all the differences that I was facing outside home were nothing compared to the ones I lived at home from own family. At a young age, I lived with my grandmother Mama and my sister Dee. Dee was always getting the best from everyone and I was always put last. There was not a specific reason of why she always get everything and my own family forget me. I have always been a great child as well as my sister but many people always thought that I felt a sense of envy towards her. In some ways I admire her because of her outgoing  personality and her strength to be an independent black young woman within all at home. 

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