" You fight a battle that you cannot win" Gussie raised her chin And looked her father in the eye. "No,papa we fight a battle we cannot lose." That was one of the quotes that I chose for our novel study on part two of ashes of roses because it reminds me of those kind of people who don't give up just because the job is hard or they don't take the easy way out instead they finish the job properly and don't give in to th
I agree with you. It doesn't matter if the job is hard it matters if you can get the job done properly.
I agree Waffleman9999 it matters that you finish the job properly without mistakes. Or else it's on you for the mistakes you've made. I had that quote as well and thought it was very powerful because Gussie is a fighter she had a mob of people come off work to go on strike against sweatshops in New York.
sorry my computer messed up and wouldn't let me type so ill start again,e easy way or wrong. my second quote was when rose was at the triangle waist factory on her first day when a spurt of red liquid went all over her fabric then rose realized that the liquid was blood because the sowing machine was going through her finger. Gussie quickly stopped the machine rose said" iv'e ruined the fabric" "not to mention your finger" said Gussie i picked this quote because it reminds me of all the unselfish people in the world lie one time I saw a kid who was tackling this dummy in a football practice but he got a huge gash in his leg from one the stitches on the dummy but he was more concerned about the dummy than his leg just because the stitch came off. Part two was really surprising like when rose decided to stay in america with no family to comfort you but her sister and how they rented out a closet owned by mr. Garoff but that seemed to be the turning point of their lives because of Gussie
(mr. Garoffs daughter) who took rose to the triangle waist factory for a job.
I agree too. Like they say "If you fall 7 times, you stand up 8".
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Part two was very surprising. Like when rose and Maureen get an apartment and when rose gets a job at the shirt waist factory. Being living in a Jewish home with mr. Garoff and his dauter Gussie. It was scary when Rose cut her finger with the needle. I liked how they went to the nickelodeon for ere first time
I think that it's really sad that Rose's mom and Uncle Patrick had a fight. Then the next day Rose's mom went back to Ireland with Bridget but, Rose and Maureen stayed in America and rented a little room almost like a closet from Mr. Garoff until the rest of his family came from Russia to stay with him. At Mr. Garoff's house he has a daughter named Gussie who helps Rose get her coat and pay from Mr. Moscovitz. A qoute from that scene is "You've broken a hornet's nest for that man. I hope he gets stung plenty." That means to me that since rose just stood up to Mr. Moscovitz, maybe the rest of the girls that work there will stand up to him too. Later on a friend of Gussie's helps Rose to learn how to use a sewing machine so she can work at theTriangle Shirtwaist Factory to earn money for paying rent and to buy food for Maureen and herself. On her first day of the job she doesn't pay attention and cuts herself with the sewing machine. A nurse helps her and says "Don't worry. This happens to everyone sooner or later. I must say, you're the soonest we've ever had, though."
I agree with the response on your quote now the other girls are going to try to get their monies worth. If I were Rose I would be glad I at least had a nice place to stay with warmth otherwise i would freeze to death on the winter streets. I am also glad that Rose has made a new friend that gave up the best job she had to help Rose get a job at the same place.
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Thank you. So much,!
I think the quote "No, papa. We fight a battle we cannot lose" was the best quote, it didn't get the most disscution but 4/5 of us chose that quote. I thought that was cool because there are like 8 other chapters to chose from. I really like the character "Gussie" because she is very courageous and always does what's right, she tried to help people as much as possible. For example, she look Rose and made sure that Rose got the money she deserved from Mr.Moscovitz. If you ask me Rose isn't much less brave, I mean she lives alone in America with her sister Maureen and she chose to stay! The funniest part in the book is when Maureen gets mad about not being allowed to work and goes and slams a curtain because there is no door! I don't like that Rose is worried about money more than herself, I mean sure she really needs the money, a roof on her head, and food on her table, and it's her first day at work. That shouldn't mean that she shouldn't be paying attention to herself (her fingers). If I was in Rose's place and my fingers were stitched by mistake, I would've cried and cried and wanted my mommy!;( Rose is one brave girl! I wonder if Tessa or any of the girls at Mr.Moscovitz flower shop had copied Rose, actually I think that they were probably to scared, they probably thought that they would loose their job or maybe they did...I don't know! I hope Rose gets very good at sewing so she can work at the place Gussie works at and get enough money to eat and pay rent! I don't really like the character Mr.Garoff because he seems mean and nasty, also because he doesn't believe in Gussie, he thinks that Gussie will fail at trying to give women the same rights as men! I hope that Gussie wins this fight!
wow I really liked that response because it made me think a lot about the characters and what they are like in the book. I also really like Gussie, because she is so confident in her self when she makes planes sticks to them. I laughed when Smurfette said she would of wanted her mommy when if she was in Roses place. I would of wanted my mom too!!
In the story Rose stays in America with her sister Maureen and her mother goes back to Limerick. Rose gets a room to rent in a mans house named Mr. Garoff. Eventually Rose meets Mr. Garoffs daughter named Gussie. Gussie gets to be friends with Rose and gets her a job at the Washington Triangle Waist Company with her. She gets her friend Jacob from work to help Rose learn to use a sewing machine. Then Rose goes to the Factory the next week and starts her new job. She goes into an elevator for the first time and uses this quote, "I felt like a fish being pulled up by a net." This reminds me of life because it's almost like life itself pulling her to the next step example her new job. What do you think it men's to you?
to me it means that your like a fish being pulled to the next level of your life for example: I felt this feeling coming into my first split class. I thought it would be scary with older kids than me in the same class, and learning what they're learning might be too hard for me. But since they've been nice to me I'm getting used to it.
I have had that feeling too. I remember when my grade 2teacher asked me if I would like to skip grade 3. I had to go to the grade 3 class that day and be there for a week so I had to chose right away! I tried calling my mom but she didn't answer! I was really scared and I was in grade 2, what did I know! I had to chose right away so I chose to skip grade 3! My mom didn't even want to put me in this school because I was supposed to be in grade 5, and here I am in a grade 6/7 split class!
What do you guys think of the character "Gussie"? Personally I think that "Gussie" is a great influence on Rose and Maureen, Gussie is VERY courageous. I know that I wouldn't have the courage to take Rose to Mr.Moscovitz shop if Rose told me what happened.
I agree with you. Gussie is probably one of the most courageous characters in the story. if I was Rose I would be thankful for having such a nice friend, especially after what happened with Mr. Moscovitz.
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