While their destinies cross path, Hamiltons serve more as a chronological collage, it is the Trask family on which the reenactment of the fall of Adam and Eve and he vicious rivalry between Cain and Abel are staged.The novel, which is parallel to the book of Genesis, bears the primordial power and sheer simplicity of an allegory.Cher ‘Women have to harness their power – it’s absolutely true. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.’ 9.Angela Merkel ‘You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.’ 10.Malala Yousafzai ‘I raise up my voice – not so I can shout, but so those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.’ 5. Sheryl Sandberg ‘Men still run the world; I’m not sure it’s going so well.’ 7.Ella Fitzgerald ‘Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.’ 20.
Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hunger and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil I think this is the only story we have and that it occurs on all levels of feeling and intelligence. ” [34; 413] is with the pitting of good versus evil, both between individuals and within the heart.Ayn Rand ‘The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.’ 22. We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. Lupita Nyong’o ‘I hope that my presence on your screen and my face in magazines may lead you young girls on a beautiful journey, that you will feel validation of your external beauty, but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.’ 23. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.’ 24. Eleanor Roosevelt ‘A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.’ 13.Roseanne Barr ‘The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop ‘If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.’ 15.Gloria Steinem ‘We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons, but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.’ 25. Caitlin Moran ‘So here is the quick way of working out if you’re a feminist. But nobody has sent him a memo about her troubled past, in which she incinerated her parents house.After all, Adam is an upstanding type who is, perhaps, somewhat obtuse. The first half of the novel belongs to Adam; and the second his son Caleb.Madonna ‘To the doubters and naysayers and everyone who gave me hell and said I could not, that I would not or I must not – your resistance made me stronger, made me push harder, made me the fighter that I am today. Angelina Jolie ‘Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with.Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else.’ 8.