A second instance is when Hazel writes a eulogy for Gus and goes to see him, even though her parents do not want her to. Thirdly, the theme appears when Peter Van Houten speaks with Hazel and explains how his grief about his daughter’s death revealed his true self. The theme of The Fault in Our Stars is that death is a part of life, so we need to live our best lives each day. The theme that
Throughout the novel the Lee’s struggle to effectively communicate with many doctors, nurses and social workers due to the language barrier and cultural divide between the Hmong and the Americans. This raises the question, how important is perspective taking when deciding between modern medicines versus holistic medicine? A common theme throughout the novel is trust or lack thereof. The Lee’s had a difficult time trusting the doctors who were supposed to be making Lia healthier, but to the Lee’s it was as if she was only getting worse. The Lee’s were very skeptical of modern medicine and felt more comfortable with the Hmong cures.
This has been cemented into the brains of every school boy and girl from early on and yet still, it has become prevalent to relinquish ones desire to be educated so one may conform to the habits of the culture around them. The corruption of mankind is the concept that being intelligent makes you arrogant and off-putting when in reality, becoming literate and informed can open more doors and present more opportunities than every before! In Gerald Graff’s, “Disliking Books”, Graff describes his academic and intellectual upcoming through his experience from literature in school. Despite his environment and the culture around him, Graff found clarity in class discussion and fascination in literature. Slowly, with the guidance of his father and his personal drive to rise above the conformity around him, Graff was able to overcome the corruption around him and find new meaning in being knowledgeable; proving to the world and himself that with the right mindset and determination, you can rise Per aspera ad astra (from the mud to the
In Anne Fadiman’s book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, two cultures clash with each other in the struggle to save Lia Lee, a Hmong child refugee with severe epilepsy. Although Lee and her family live in the United States, and thus receive medical care from Westerners, her family believes that Lee’s condition is sacred and special. The following miscommunications, both culturally and lingually, between the American doctors and the Lee family leave Lia Lee in comatose at the end of the book. However, Lia Lee could have been saved if the Lee’s had a better understanding of the American doctors’ intentions, and the American doctors understood the Hmong culture. Essentially, the tragedy of Lia Lee can be attributed to the clash of American and Hmong cultures at both the surface and sub-surface level.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
Maureen for example, if she tried hard as her siblings did could have been successful like them. The author in chapter 26, 27 and 28 discusses about a social issue about alcoholism. In pages 112-113 where her mother says” your father needs to see the mess he’s making of our lives” though a very troubling issue but it takes the readers to understand the disgrace or stigma attached to addiction and how to fight that. Here again we see a positive ending. “Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.”(254) How powerful these words spoken by Rose Mary when Lori kicks her mother out of her apartment.
She experiences Industry verses Inferiority during the ages suggested by Erik Erikson. Throughout these years, she struggles to feel competent in her athletics and fitting in with her peers despite her different accent, but acknowledges her adeptness in academics and dares. Lucy also experiences Erikson’s third stage, Initiative versus Guilt; however, she experiences it from age nine all the way to through graduate school and after. She experiences the aspects of this stage as she puts the issues of her family on her own shoulders, and feels guilt and shame. Because she cannot resist crying during chemotherapy and when losing her hair, and has too high of expectations for surgery outcomes, she feels she is a disappointment and blames herself for being unable to fix her family.
Firstly, Hana is dealing with the grief of losing her father in the war while she was overseas being a nurse for other wounded soldiers. Her decisions are constantly influenced by her painful memories that she holds onto like her obsession with the English patient, her want to stay in a dangerous villa secluded and her falling in love with the patients. The patient reminds Hana of her father because he was also burned beyond recognition and Hana feels like she need to save this patients so she can feel better about not being near him
Her parents tried convincing her to attend a support group, but she just didn 't buy it until one day her mom forces her to go. During her support group, Hazel meets Augustus and they fall in love, knowing that their relationship might not last because they both have cancer. Despite that fact, Hazel and Augustus begin to become really close showing us what true love and friendship is, allowing us to feel sad, happy, and wanting to take one of their
(Giuffrida A) Findings of study showed that the defined payment rates are not correct because they were determined regardless of appropriate technical methods and will lead to oppression against members of the health team. Most experts suggested that payments are too low while the load of physician’s workload is greater and, it results in dissatisfaction of them. In addition, midwifes as the main members of health team have many inappropriate tasks and unsatisfying payment leads to their displeasure and finally, as some studies indicated they leave the health team in order to study in a specialized school. (Hossein
The United States culture is a completely different experience for the Hmong people, something that is very foreign and unusual for them. The Hmong people and Lia’s family especially are faced with huge culture shock when it comes to the United States heath care system. They are use to more spiritual practices, while the doctors are focused on using strictly medication in order to heal patients. These completely different methods make it difficult to finding a common ground when trying to heal Lia. Many things that the Hmong culture is accustom to are not very well excepted in the US culture.
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall is a novel based on the clash of two cultures---the Hmong culture and the American culture. A little Hmong girl is diagnosed with epilepsy which her parents believe is caused by spirits. Because of this belief, they try to cure her illness not with western medication but their own Hmong ways. There is a huge misunderstanding between the parents and the doctors that Anne Fadiman explores. Anne Fadiman provides readers with a vivid, detailed history of the Hmong in Laos to their involvement in the Vietnam War to their struggles in America that explains this clash.
In this respect, Fishkill Correctional Facility is not different. Unfortunately, not all of Fishkill Correctional Facility’s medical and mental health services are able to deal with the amount of patients they have. The medical services face a problem with staffing and scheduling. Since they are short on educated staff, it is difficult to provide consistent, attentive care to their patients. In 2005, they gained new physicians and nurses, but they lost their nurse practitioner.
Lia’s parents also don’t understand that some medications will make Lia feel sick and this language barrier between the family and doctors is extremely complicated to deal with, both sides are concerned with Lia’s health, but they are unable to communicate with each other effectively. This part of the book is very significant to the whole book because without this language barrier, almost all the problems would be resolved. This theme continues in the book once the Lee’s get Lia back and they believed she was returned damaged but both sides cannot communicate and can’t figure out why things are happening. The language barrier also prevented the doctors from figuring out that the parents are trying to help in their own way by buying things that Hmong believe will heal the body. The doctors didn’t know for sure if the parents were serious or not.