Ill Make A Man Out of You

Mulan - i'll make a man out of you

Story of an hour

“She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength”

This sentence is saying that a young women who was quite calm and content was kept in a cage but even though she was repressed the lines also show that she has strength because she had lived through it ,she had survived.

“She would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature.”

Shes now realizing that she now has the freedom to be free she can speak her mind and do what she wants and she now realizes that when people try cage her or change her she can't listen because they don't have the right to try and tell her what to do.This is empowering because she now feels empowered because she knows that anything is possible and is going to go on and live freely

"Free! Body and soul free!" she kept whispering.

This shows that her grieving has been switched with pure joy and a sense of freedom this empowering because she has finally stop letting someone who held her back still hold her back after their passing.

City Of Ember

"People find a way through just about anything."

This is empowering because although Lina is living in a world that has restrained and where no ones is willing to try and fix what is going wrong. She still believes that people can get through anything. When Lina says this I think it more empowering others then herself because if your telling someone that they can achieve or get through a rough time then they will feel that way.

Wouldn't it be strange, she thought, to have a blue sky? But she liked the way it looked. It would be beautiful - a blue sky.

In this quote Lina is hoping that in a world were she has been repressed and told what to do when to do and is even given her job. Its empowering to think that after all that she still has hopes and dreams, that ones day she'll be able see a blue sky when every where she looks there's darkness.

"The whole city was crumbling and what was anyone doing about it?"

This sentence just shows how messed up there city is and how everyone is so blind and used to being treated badly they don't even realize how bad its gotten.This is Empowering because it shows that Doon and Lina do know how bad it is and are prepared to fix it and to show people how life is supposed to be lived.