Karen Russel’s narrator, Claudette in the short story “St. Lucy’s home for girls raised by wolves” has a guilty hope that she fails to adapt to her new human culture and exhibits her instinctive wolve traits showing that Claudette has not successfully adapted to the human culture. Claudette wishes to adapt to the human culture but has a difficult time accepting it. The St. Lucy’s home for girls raised by wolves is for girls to learn the human culture. The faster the girls go through the stages, the faster they have adapted and accepted their new culture and can be released.
This shows that Claudette can now effectively behavior in a new human environment. However the handbook states that she should be able to “easy to move between the two culture”(pg.246). This is not the case when it comes to Claudette. When she first reconnects with her family after her time at St.Lucy’s her “mother recoiled from me, as if I was a stranger”(pg.249). Claudette develops a human identity, but in the process her wolf identity is somehow damaged.
Most people do not have to remind themselves of things like not chewing on their shoes or being shunned, but in “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” by Karen Russell, Claudette is forced to worry about both, along with many more. Through Claudette’s journey she is faced with several obstacles and challenges that test her commitment and determination to become “civilized and ladylike, couth and kempt” (237). Claudette makes the transition from wolf to human girl by beginning to act more civilized with a changed mindset and separating herself from the pack. Throughout this story, the wolf pack is forced to go through a drastic change in their lives.
They think they can bend the rules and do what they think is necessary. Jeannette is exposed to these understandings, making her the person she grew up to be. Jeanette demonstrates how she struggles with her family throughout numerous portions of the novel: “The Desert,” “Welch,” New York.” These struggles developed and defined who she came to be. Throughout “The Desert,” Jeanette is exposed to everything directly from her parents. The immediate connection on how she perceives things based on how her parents do, deviates her struggles with comprehending the real society.
Many people think he is a monster because of the fact that he created a monster. Others, may think he could be seen as a hero because of the advances in technology that he encouraged. Not only that, but he could also be seen as a tragic hero. Though everyone has their own opinion, I personally believe that he is neither a monster or a hero. I could argue both sides and I have a very central
Throughout life, evolution, or change, becomes the center of each day as people overcome many different obstacles. Literature, such as in Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The Ruined Maid” and Karen Russell’s, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” often upholds the same idea about change. In Hardy’s poem, two country girls simply conversate about the times they were apart to emphasize how ‘Melia changed in the city, yet she kept her same individuality. On the other hand, Russell displays through her writing more obvious change as girls were trained by undergoing five different stages as a way to teach them how to conform to new environments while remembering who they were at the beginning.
In stage two of Karen Russell’s story “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, the epigraph informs us that the girls will be working very hard and will experience stress which will cause emotional distress and periods of unhappiness. As well as that they must “..must work hard to adjust to the new culture”.The pack of girls felt as if they weren’t in their place or where they belonged. They didn’t find their purpose yet. The girls during this stage will experience feelings of being “isolated..,depressed, or generally uncomfortable” as they begin to adjust to their new environment.
Throughout the first three stages, both Mirabella and her sister Jeanette are compared to each other because of the differences in their ways to adapt to human culture. They are compared when getting nametags, learning to walk, and learning to ride bicycles. To begin with, in stage one when Jeanette receives her nametag she is very cooperative and lets the nuns slap the nametag on her. To prove that this happens, the narrator says, “She slapped on a nametag…” (pg 239). This shows how well Jeanette is adapting to human culture.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the main character Victor tends to show flickers of his own monster in his personality, leading the reader to believe they are one in the same. Victor may not outwardly portray his monster but his emotions and desires line up with that of the monsters actions. The anger Victor and the monster share brought about by society are traits of this deep emotional bond they have. A literary doppelganger best describes the two being, meaning a Victor's monster is another version of himself. The Creature is Victor's inner most emotions, those that are often hidden due to society's expectations; this madness is brought to the surface through the monster.
In Frankenstein, an “innocent man” created a monster, a “monster” had the most compassionate attitude towards those who shunned him, and a “murderer” never committed the crime. Everyone in the world has judged someone based on their looks. If we all took the time to learn about each other, the world would be a better