To all the "Danielle you cant’s" I shared above, I have to say…everyone was right. I couldn’t, but I had faith that God would give my body the ability to have a healthy high-risk pregnancy. He enabled me to nourish all five girls. I had faith that God would protect these babies in my womb until we reached the Doctor's delivery goal, and He did. I had faith that God would allow my body to produce enough breast milk for my five NICU babies, even when I was not able to produce any milk with my first child, and He did. I had faith that God would provide for us when we went from a family of three to eight overnight. I was faced with the decision to stop working, which inevitably meant raising our family on one income, and He provided. I had faith that God would protect my marriage, even with all these new challenges, and He has. I know I can’t do this new life of mine well on my own, but by trusting in God and relying on His strength, I can do this new crazy, wild, hard, stressful life well because He gives me the ability to do it.
This is a profoundly moral tale of lost innocence and adult cruelty. Do you agree?
Ammaniti’s novel I’m Not Scared set in Acqua Traverse, Italy 1978 is a powerful text, which explores relevant social themes and issues. Besides being a tale of adult cruelty and lost innocence we cannot ignore the role in which loyalty and betrayal play in the novel. These central themes make this novel a compelling text.
In the novel Michelle journeys from a joyful innocent child into a perceptive and wiser youth. Initially we view Michelle as a child who is very compassionate, willing to “do the forfeit” for Barbara to exempt her from Skull’s cruelty. As the story progresses qualities namely courage and loyalty surface in Michelle. These two qualities are most noticeable when he states, “I’m going to see Fillipo… Who’s Fillipo? He’s a friend of mine”. Michelle’s actions show and justify a belief that he has in a sense “lost his innocence”. Michelle also shows maturity when he acknowledges that his father may not be a loving man, stating, ”Papa was the bogeyman. By day he was good, by night he was bad”. He realises that the adults are cruel and is astounded when he notices his father stating “two ears we’ll cut off. Two!”. Michelle loses his innocence after witnessing the cruelty displayed by the adults as well as being tested by the notions of loyalty and betrayal.
The adults with the exception of Michelle’s mother can all be seen as having key roles in the kidnapping. The treatment ... Read Full Essay Click the button above to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper
Despite all the negative effects of bullying, there are even far more serious consequences. People who have been bullied sometimes become so upset, scared, or depressed that they see no worth in themselves and no way out of their torment. There have been countless reports over the past few years of students committing suicide because they were bullied. Meanwhile, there are times when victims see no recourse but to seek revenge by serious acts of violence against the bully and instigators. As a result of bullying, people can lose their ability to love and trust, denying them the chance to experience a quality relationship later in their life. They might find themselves as a submissive partner or they may want to be completely alone. Compounding all of these problems, victims often develop eating disorders, begin to self-injure, or require extensive counseling. Social bullying can also leave people without a supportive group of friends that they can lean on and spend time with.