3) Life Choice: The Powers That Be? [Categories: Life Choice, Making Connections]: Please copy and paste the following bullet points into your blog post and complete the following:
Written by Maya Angelou, “My Name is Margaret” is the story of a young maid, set in 1928. Margaret was one of two servants for Mrs. C, One evening, Mrs. C’s friends were over and started talking about how Margaret's name was too much of an inconvenience to say that her name needed to be shortened, so Mrs.C started calling her Mary.
And to fight back, Margaret broke Mrs. C favorite china.
Did you agree with Margaret's choice to break the casserole dish and two green glass cups? In my opinion, I do agree with Margaret’s choice to break the casserole dish and the two glass cups. I agree because Mrs. C took away Margaret’s self-worth by calling her Mary, showing that a socially ranked woman like Mrs. C couldn't be bothered to waste an ounce of her time or breath on a girl like Margaret. Reminding her that all she will ever be is another one of Mrs. C slave and she will never be anything more. So by Margaret deciding to break the casserole dish and the two glass cups which represents Mrs. C wealth, and high-class Margaret took back what was hers and remind Mrs. C that it was just as easy to take away her self-worth, As Mrs. C took Margaret by calling her Mary.
When have you made an important choice to either resist or not resist oppression, challenge the status quo, or refuse to obey an authority figure? It was my freshman year of high school. This girl Yessenia did everything in her power to make my life a living hell. Constantly made fun of the fact that my mother is a lesbian and how she loved to shoot up more than she loved me. Talking poorly about me in Spanish so the teachers wouldn’t understand what she was saying and so much more to the point where I no longer felt safe. I would avoid going into cert hallways and taking shortcuts to classes so that I wouldn’t run into her. Not only did I go to the Principal and vice principal but all of my teachers were aware of what was going on and never did anything about it but tell that I just need to keep ignoring what she says and eventually she will stop. She never stops until I put a stop to it one day in Mr.Tompson ‘s class, I snapped after she pushed me out of the way so she could get out of class fast. Enough Is enough I had it with her bullshit I pushed her back and told her that all “she will ever be is a big fat bitch” then before I knew it we were fighting. We both got suspended for a week and had to do community service for the state.