Mental health can be taken for granted, until people realize that the world is full of humans with mental issues. It puts a strain on how relationships are formed and how others are portrayed/judged. The story Silver Water is of a girl (Rose) who develops a serious mental issue in her teenage years. It shows the effects her mental break has on her surroundings, but mainly her family, who suffer severely as well. Amy Bloom writes,¨She (Rose) had her first psychotic break when she was 15.¨ Prior to this mental break, Violet thought of Rose as a talented and beautiful sister; she begins to feel distant towards her in the midst of Roseś crisis but she always is willing to help in any way she can.
Also Salamanca did not only blame her friends, but she also blamed herself. After Sal 's mother died, she thought that her mother 's death was her fault. Her mother was pregnant and the loss of her baby may have caused the reason that she wanted to pursue her journey. Sal was hanging on a tree and she fell, her mother, still pregnant, carried her to the hospital. When her mother was giving birth to the baby, he was born dead, she then needed to do a hysterectomy, she could not have more babies.
Prior to arriving in Elysian Fields, Blanche has survived the death of her husband and her subsequent sexually promiscuous lifestyle. She goes to Stella hoping for a new beginning, but is instead confronted by all of her past mistakes. Blanche’s road to her nervous breakdown and the asylum was created by her inability to process the tragedies of her life without resorting to illusions. At the tender age of sixteen, Blanche fell in love with a young man named Allan Gray. She was drawn to his sensitive soul, which matched her own, but ignored signs that indicated he was not the man she wanted him to be.
Most women were diagnosed with postpartum depression. Postpartum depression occurs after birth when the hormones of women are changing which causes many symptoms such as irritability, hot flashes, and sadness. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator suffers from postpartum depression and is put into a mental hospital by her husband only to find out in the end he was not who she thought he was and the place she was living was not what she had
This novel talks about Adeline being abused by her own stepmom. Adenine describes how she was never loved by her stepmom, since she used to hit her and not feed her for no reason whatsoever. She also talks about the way that her stepmom had taken over the family when her grandmother died. The story escalates into her stepmom sacrificing Adenine’s pet duck to teach her dog how to be patient. Adenine, the
Nanny never got married because she was worried that Leafy would be trampled upon like she was. But, she still lost her child after living to see her be trampled upon the same way she was. She raised another child, her granddaughter, Janie. And, now, Janie is entering the same remorseless territory, where she 's liable to be trampled upon, at any time,
Lacanian Psychoanalytic View of Beloved in Beloved Beloved in Toni Morrison’s Beloved displays the influence lack of parenting and time on earth had on her when she re-materializes as a woman creeping out of the water (Morrison 50). Beloved’s life was cut short as a result of her mother 's grave decision to execute her to prevent her from living a life of slavery. This act in itself may have saved what was left of Sethe’s family, but not without long-term consequences. Aside from being shunned by the surrounding communities, Beloved haunted the family as a ghost until one day she respawned in human form out of the water. When Beloved reentered into Sethe’s reality, she inhabited the body of a woman opposed to an infant.
Consumed with Vanity In the essay “Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self” (1983) by Alice Walker exhibits the effects vanity had on her from a young age until she became partially blind due to one of her brothers accidently shooting her eye with a BB gun. Because of this incident, Walker was forced to confront her fears—not being beautiful and never looking up—regarding her physical appearance using rhetorical strategies to help contribute to her struggles of becoming comfortable in her own skin once again. Throughout Walker’s narrative she adopts the use of chronological order to show the effects vanity had on her in different times of her life. Walker begins the narrative by demonstrating to the readers how even at the age of “two and
When someone loses an important person in their life they wind up with something or someone different to fill the void. At the beginning of the story the female protagonist had just lost her husband from sickness. After the death of the husband the woman is sent to the institution to be reprogrammed in order to forget and be ready for a new life again. When she first enters the institution she is given a picture of a man she does not know to replace her picture of her partner that was taken away. As the story unfolds, she spends more time in the widow shelter she learns more about how to be an even better housewife for her next partner.
Instead, she folded her son in her arms and waited for the time he would be ready to talk to her” page 4, 126-128. Instead of screaming at him, his mother chooses to fold her son in her arm and that’s only because of love. But what about Max’ father? Max hates his father for leaving them because of his selfishness. “Yeah right Dad.