Mary Shelley, with no doubt, lived a hard life filled with sorrow and despair. Her mother died during childbirth. She had a stepmother that she never got along with (“Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley”). Her adult life decisions led to the alienation of her father and her own home town. These actions contributed to one of her greatest Gothic Literature novels, Frankenstein (“Mary Shelley”).
In Robertson Davies’ novel Fifth Business, the author utilizes the characters to illustrate that a person’s guilt may become a deadly venom to their conscience if it is carried as a burden throughout their life. This only leads to the deterioration of the characters, themselves. Paul Dempster’s guilt begins as a child when his father, Amasa Dempster, starts to blame him for his mother’s simple behaviour. Being a gullible child, Paul’s father is able to strictly reform how Paul thinks of himself. The words of Amasa’s verbal abuse continue to form Paul’s life as he immerses himself with guilt over what his mother has become.
Insecurity is the uncertainty or anxiety of oneself which an abundance of teenagers have been found to struggle from. Sometimes, a person's insecurities can cause them to be someone who they are not. However insecurities are usually caused by someone mocking you of your differences, which eventually causes themselves to try to exemplify someone they believe is better than them self, instead of expressing their differences. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles exhibits a teenage boy, Gene who is strained with insecurity because of jealousy and a lost Identity. In result of Gene’s insecurities, he is unable to express himself fully which leads him to steal someone else's that he is envy of.
Hester Kept that very same secret. Dimmesdale was emotionally, psychologically, and eventually physically harmed by this secret from himself and Chillingworth later in this book. Hester was shamed by her friend and by the church, she was cast out of the town. It took an emotional toll on her also. Keeping this secret ultimately harmed both them and Pearl.
Discrimination of the two families has an affect on the children. Their love was declined because of their families. The two lovers formed a thirst for each other’s presence, leading them to practicing bad behaviors as it says in act 3 “immediately we do exile him hence” (shakespeare 1095). This can relate to modern times because parents’ concerns for their children can be extremely high when it comes to life decisions. If so they find an individual a bad influence on their children, they will exile or limit the
His mother does not want to take care of him. She even shivered by the thought of that thing growing inside of her all those months. She refers to Michael as “It” and keeps him away from other children and from the public. His mind was slow and he is put away in a home with like-minded. Michael starts of as a lonely soul, he wants his solitariness.
One is the failure to achieve positively valued stimuli, the second is confrontation with negatively valued stimuli and the last is removal of positively valued stimuli. (Wong, Lecture) In Nathan’s case, he constantly suffered from all three of these behaviors. Firstly he was unable to achieve the escape from his parents that he so desperately longed for. Secondly he was constantly abused by both his mother and father and lastly he was taken away from both his friends and the band they were in consistently which removed much of the positive outlets that he had. General Strain Theory also displays three different types of strain.
Grieving is a common and unhappy process that many people go through in their lifetime. Through the grieving process, people often come to conclusions about their life. In Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Vera loses her best friend Charlie and tries to stray away from her parent’s examples, only to find out that she will have to come to terms with the loss of her best friend. In We Were Liars, Cadence gets sick in a tragic accident that causes her to wonder about her family and find out the truth. In both, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, we learn that when people grieve it causes more loss and unlawful actions.
After a while of causing his family turmoil, he decided to leave us and his marriage. His decision to just leave impacted me terribly. I was mentally and emotionally distraught due to the hurt and disbelief. As a result of these internal emotions my hair began to break off, fall out and I began to experience weight loss. After he moved he started to go missing; not even his family in town
Since about age 16, Mayra has been experiencing sadness, depression feeling of guilt. Mayra grew up in a home where her parents argued frequently. Her father being an alcoholic caused marital problems within her parents. Due to the tension among her parents, as stated prior Mayra felt sadness, depression and feeling of guilt because she couldn’t do anything to fix her parents problems. The feeling and emotions prolonged over into her adulthood and became worse when her father got deported.