One theme that can be seen throughout the novel “Between Shades of Gray¨ is that hope can be found where there is despair. One example of this is when Lina, the main character, is being seperated from her father and she starts to draw a map of the places that she was going to pass along to her father. During this event, Lina is going through a very tough time and she strives to find a way to get back to her after. Lina shows hope in this situation by drawing a map which she hopes that would one day reach her father even though she still feels the loss of his absence. Another example of the theme is when Lina is taken from her home and forced to work for the people she hates.
Kathleen lived in fear of war. Living with paranoia. In “The Demon Lover” Bowen gives the reader insight on the psychological state of Mrs. Drover. The way Kathleen lives with the relapse emotions and the fear that war is going to find her again,which it does. Elizabeth Bowen might have added the Psychological scene from her point of view as a small child.
“For My Daughter” by Weldon Kees (1940) Some people come into our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. These words from Mother Theresa describe Weldon Kees poem For My Daughter written in the 1940’s which is the time of World War II. Throughout this war people have lived in a time when medicine was not very developed, and frequently children fell upon bad circumstances because of their situation. You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future.
Phoebe’s mom leaves and Phoebe goes on a frenzy trying to cope with the loss of her mother in the family. Then when her mom was gone Sal wrote that Phoebe “... wore a fixed expression: a sealed, thin smile. It must have been difficult for her to maintain that smile, because by the time English class came around, her chin was quivering from the strain.” Phoebe tried to ignore the fact her mother left and isn’t really accepting change but she is learning to accept it but not in a healthy way. Phoebe is trying to find why her mother left. Phoebe thinks her mother was kidnapped and is coping her mother’s disappearance by believing in this theory instead of accepting the fact.
Individual VS Society Fear is a common human emotion. However, people respond to it in different ways. This response is not always the best and can result in tragedy. During various instances in history has fear led people to do things later are regretted. From the Salem witch trials, to McCarthyism to even modern political witch trials fear has played a big role in.
I’m Trying My Best We always say that we protect our loved ones from unfamiliar things or situations that may put them in danger, but is this true? . Are protecting our loved ones or ourselves?. The author May Chai Lee in the short story “Saving Sourdi”, it’s a first person perspective that talks about a young sister name Nea that wants to “save” Sourdi the older from a fix marriage that their mother has arrange with an older man. And how Nea deals with this events.
He uses Foreshadowing till the bitter end started very early on in the story. In the beginning Ray Bradbury uses foreshadowing when Mrs. Hadley exclaimed “Did you hear that scream! ?” “No.” George responded “About a minute ago?” “Sorry, no.” The parents are worried about the nursery being dangerous because of this scream. This conversation is the first warning of the upcoming events that are about to unfold. The middle of The Veldt is packed full of foreshadowing.
Thus, one must either adapt to change actively, like stumbling in the darkness, but ultimately learning how to walk, or let the problem fix itself, like letting night become second nature over time. Emily Dickinson also wrote The Bravest - grope a little - And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead - But as they learn to see - (Lines 13-16). This supports how Emily Dickinson’s poem relates to the universal concept How We See Things by explaining how the bravest people perceive their fears as an obstacle to overcome in order to continue forward with their lives (adaptation). The “Bravest” are those who chose to conquer their fears instead of letting the fear consume them. This shows how the poem, We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson relates to the universal concept How We See
The poem seems to be about how the speaker does not have a relationship with her father and the news she receives of him dying soon has made her realize that she wants to pursue one with him and start fresh. The strands in the poem actually shows that she has been told that her
2-Healing and Forgiveness as a Sign of Altruistic Filicide: Morrison points out "the past, until you confront it, until you live through it, it keeps coming back in other forms. The shapes redesign themselves in other constellations, until you get a chance to play it over again" (qtd.in Cássia Freitas de Aquino 198). Beloved's return to 124 Bluestone Road is very symbolic because she has the key to forgiveness for herself, her mother, sister, and the whole Bluestone Road community. A-Recreating a lost Relationship: Sethe and Beloved: Although Beloved could not forgive her mother for sending her alone to the other side, Sethe comes to realize that only chance to overcome her past as a slave and her altruistic filicide is to remember and recreate her past. She has to narrate her life story, and confront Beloved in order to release herself from the psychological wounds of the past as well to forgive herself for the unforgivable crime;
(MIP-1) Najmah’s trigger avoidance, a vital symptom of PTSD, stems from her fear of reliving the bombing when her mother and baby brother died, but by running away to save herself, she prevents recovery by isolating herself from those who wish to help her. (SIP-A) Trigger avoidance appears in Najmah after the death of her mother and baby brother as she fears to experience the event once more. (STEWE-1) Studies have shown that when under the effect of PTSD, there are triggers which may cause the individual to live through the event again. As a result, they usually attempt to avoid the triggers which cause them pain (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”). This is apparent in Najmah through the way many of her actions stem from her motives to avoid
According to Stress theory, Carolyn should have been the one to have an onset of mental illness. Caroyln describes how she has many thing on her plate. “My own psychiatric patients are also in crisis, my marriage is falling apart, and I have two children to help through the inevitable divorce. I have little energy for myself, let alone to keep hope alive for Pammy” (p. 263). My interpretation of Carolyn in this part of the book is that I see her in the exhaustion stage of the stress theory.
These belief systems are a great concern to parents who follow the compulsory vaccination schedule. Dr Karen Plant said, “The low rates mean a loss of ‘herd immunity’ which exposes those too young or ill, such as babies to be vaccinated, to disease and infection, which Mullumbimby has already been exposed to in the past” of the risks of low vaccination in communities. Mullumbimby mothers Toni Mcaffree both lost a child, to the Whooping Cough after an outbreak in the between 2009- 2013. Mother and Health Care worker Kalee Suthers, “They were to young to be vaccinated, so they relied on the rest of the community to be vaccinated to offer protection, but numbers wernt high enough” said when speaking of the deaths of the two babies. However, the anti-vax lobbies and groups believe that the “risks of vaccine outweigh the benefits, despite what science says” Mrs Suthers said.. “They have a strong belief that the pharma industry or the government is out to get them” she added.
Postpartum depression is a serious mental health issue which can pose as a risk towards the relationship between a mother and her baby (Thompson & Fox, 2010).Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder experienced by women after giving birth. This complex mood disorder can impact the entirety of the mother such as mind, body and spirit. The dreams a mother has as to what they expected motherhood to be like can be compromised by this mood disorder. Most health professionals estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of mothers who have recently given birth will be affected by postpartum depression at some point in time in their life (Thompson & Fox, 2010). Research also suggests that 700,000 new moms develop postpartum depression on a yearly
A Past That Won’t Let You Forget Remorse or regret typically follow a woman after an abortion once they realize they can’t take back their actions, and what they will now miss out on. Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “The Mother” makes me remember my feelings as an unwed, pregnant teenager in high school, when everyone tried to convince me that abortion was my “only choice”; but I knew that my choice to keep my daughter would save me from remorse, the unknowns, and missing out on so much, feelings displayed by the woman in Mrs. Brooks’ poem who regrets her decisions. First, remorse plays a huge role in the life of the woman in “The Mother” who has an abortion, and this makes me remember thinking about how sad and how much remorse I would have if I would have gotten an abortion. The mother in this story is aware that she can’t take back her decision. Unfortunately, this is true.