Legend is a book about a nation in war,and two teenage kids named Day and June. They are both fighting for revenge, honor,freedom, and each other. In this book the chapters are separated by two characters Day and June. The war that is going on in this book is about republicans and colonies. there are some plost twist and crazy scenes in this book
Lu's writing style for the different characters reflects their backgrounds and upbringing. Day's sections use more slang and move at a faster pace, which reflects the quick decisions he has to make as part of street life. June's chapters, on the other hand, are more reflective and tend to refer more to numbers and calculations - both indicators of formal education. June also often begins her entries with a recording of the location, military time and temperature (which the Republic moderates at 72 degrees), which indicates her military training and deliberate style of observation. As the novel progresses, June becomes more suspicious.
In Legend June, has a brother named Metias. June wants revenge on her brother's killer. Metias died in an accident that happened in the hospital. Day killed metias on accident. In Legend, each character must decide for him or herself how to be a good person. The Republic doesn't offer much guidance, and those who decide to rebel against its laws each have their own moral code. Day feels obliged to help the poor people around him, while June seems more content to focus on defending the people she knows. Kaede, on the other hand, is very practical and efficient and only wants to do things that will help advance the Republic's downfall.
By writing Legend from two perspectives, Lu allows readers to see the highest ranks of the Republic as well as its poorest sectors. It also allows her to complicate the traditional protagonist vs. antagonist story. June and Day are enemies for much of the novel, but by showing both of their perspectives, Lu allows readers to understand and root for both of them.
This was my legend essay i hope you enjoy it, My point to this essay was for you to understand some of the story, legend is a great brook. J
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Half The Sky Essay
In places like Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, women do not have the right to say anything that happens on in their life. It is the men who controls everything and it is a woman who has to sit and listen. It’s been made clear throughout history that men are suppose be superior to women. Men make all the money, so that mean women are not allowed to say anything because they are getting taken care of. In Half The Sky, they take women from Afghanistan, Africa and Asia and expose their lives.
One of the women who was interviewed or spotlighted was, Sakena Yacoobi. Sakena lives in Afghanistan and was raped by a guy whom she did not know. Skena empowered herself through education she noticed how important it was to educate women and men so that things like sexual harassment wouldn’t be so common. She opened a school to those who needed the help that was never given to them. She was able to bring 13 of her family members to the United States. She attended the University of Pacific in Stockton. When she finished with school she moved back to Pakistan to help with a refugee camp in the hopes of offering health and education to her people. Sakena made a big impact for being a girl who had no say in anything and sexually controlled by a man she didn't know. changing the lives of kids and adults and bettering herself along the way.
Sexually abused women do not get reported because they are not allowed to say anything and no one is allowed to defend them. In countries like india men are allowed to capture and sell women for trafficking. Meena Hasina was a girl to go through this. At first she tried defending herself by yelling, screaming, and resisting sex but it all got her bigger beating. She learned her lesson and realized that it was something that couldn't be avoided and went along with it. Meena got pregnant twice, they threatened her by saying they will kill her kids if she ran away. She knew her kids would have a bad of a life as she did. When she resisted she would get beaten harder and harder each time. She successfully ran away from the men who would abuse her , when she did Manoj, Anil's Brother found her and allowed her to live on her own while still prostituting herself and giving the money to Manoj. When Manoj came back for the money he was never happy and beat her. A man named Kuduz saw her getting beaten and immediately ran to her attention fought off Manoj. Meena and Kuduz kept in touch, And lived near each other. They ended up getting married and having two kids of their own.
The third story is about a woman named Goretti Nyabenda. One of the many women spotlighted, Sakena Yacoobi was from Afghanistan and was unfortunately raped by a guy who she had no connection to. Being sexually abused by someone so unfamiliar is a very traumatizing and emotionally damaging experience to go through, and to talk about. It is also very embarrassing, because being raped from the outside perspective in Sakina's village is considered the worst thing that can happen to a woman. Women would rather be murdered then be raped by a man. Sakina's empowered herself through education. She noticed how important it was to educate women and men so that things like sexual harassment wouldn’t be so common. She began to open a school for people who needed the help that was never given to them. She attended the University of Pacific in Stockton and by educating herself; she was able to bring 13 members of her family to the United States. When she finished with school she moved back to Pakistan to help with a refugee camp in the hopes of offering health and education to her people. Her journey came with road bumps and roadblocks, but either way she shines a light on what she went through, "It wasn't easy, and it was very risky. I negotiated that if people supplied houses and protected the schools and the students, then we would pay the teachers and provide supplies. So we had thirty-either hundred students in underground school. We had rules that the student would arrive at intervals, no men were allowed inside, and people would work as lookouts" (Sakena, 163 Half the Sky). Sakena had made a stunning comeback from a girl who had no say in anything and was sexually controlled by a man she never knew to changing the lives of kids and adults and bettering herself along the way.
Sexually abused woman hardly go reported because they are not allowed to speak about it and no one is allowed to defend them. In countries like India men are allowed to capture and sell women for trafficking. Meena Hasina was an unfortunate girl to go through all this. It's reported that the then eight year old was sold to a brothel, run by the Nutt clan near Nepal. At first she tried her hardest to defend herself by yelling, screaming and resisting the sex but all that got her was a bigger beating. 'I started fighting and crying out, so that he couldn't succeed. I resisted so much that they had to return the money to him. And they beat me mercilessly, with a belt, with stick, with iron rods. The beating was tremendous." (Meena, Half the Sky 4) She learned her lesson and realized that it was something that couldn't be avoided and went along with it. The brothel owners were too busy thinking about the profit that Meena to worry about providing contraceptives to Meena, and because of this Meena ended up pregnant twice. In order to keep Meena from running away or misbehaving, the Brothel owners took her kids away and threatened her by saying that if she ran away, her kids will be killed. Either way, she knew her kids would have just as bad as a life as she did. Whenever she resisted, she would get beaten. Harder and harder each time. When Meena successfully ran away Manoj, Anil's brother found her and allowed her to live on her own while still prostituting herself and giving the money to Manoj. When Manoj would come back to make the collection he was never happy with the amount and relentlessly beat her. A man named Kuduz saw the poor woman being beaten and immediately ran to her attention and fought off Manoj. This had been the first time a man had ever defended her against another man. Meena and Kuduz kept in touch, they lived fairly close to each other and wound up getting married and having two kids together. Although her story is quite tragic to start, some may call her story to have a fairy tale ending. She had her new family with Kuduz but as a mother she could not forget about her two first kids that she had left in the brothels; therefore she did all she could to get them back. She fought hard and long to get her kids back until she finally got them.
A third story that was outstanding belonged to a woman named Goretti Nyabenda. She was also a fellow fallen prisoner to abuse. However her story is a little different. Men who were not involved in their lives abused the other women, and Goretti's own husband abused her. To have a loved one induce emotional, physical and sometimes psychological pain can hurt the most. It should make the woman question on if there was ever love present in the relationship. It’s hard to say that even if the woman realized there was no love available and no way that this could turn out well, she would leave. If the woman can’t even stand up for herself when being abused by her husband, she probably wouldn’t be able to voice her opinion about the relationship. If the women in these real-life situations were able to speak up, they would probably be abused even more for saying something at all or for disrespecting the man of the house or village. But Goretti looked past the negativity and came up on top. Her husband, Bernard never allowed her to even go to the market alone. With six kids to take care of, a husband who used the little money they had to buy banana beer, Goretti was the spitting image of a woman with no say. When Goretti heard of a group called 'CARE', a group solely focused on the needs of girls and women she immediately took interest and asked Bernard if she could attend a meeting, but he quickly said no. Soon enough, Goretti snuck out of the house to attend a meeting and much to Bernard's surprise, the outcome benefited the whole family. With her newfound knowledge of money, interest and crop growing, she realized that she was gaining more and more freedom everyday. Bernard was letting her deal with money and letting her go to the market on her own. She soon took up literacy classes and was able to accomplish much more with her time. Enjoying the newfound respect from the man who used to think nothing of her; she was able to run her own life on her own time with her own money. "I don't always give it to him, because we need to save. But sometimes I give him some. He allowed me to join the group and that gave me joy, so I want him to have the chance to have fun as well. I do tell him when I'm going out. But I inform him; I don't ask." It seemed like Goretti was now the one with the most power in the relationship.