Baby’s examples of acceptable behaviours were derived from an environment inundated with prostitutes and drug addicts which negatively impacted her well-being. By her own admission the women she admires were “the young drug addicts” (O’Neill, 2006). Take for instance when Baby saw a prostitute with a tattoo; she decided “I would get a tattoo of a butterfly on me before I turned fourteen” (p.257). Lack of maternal support lead Baby down a dark path, because in the presence of her two foster mothers, Baby flourishes; she feels loved and appreciated because she has a routine. For instance Baby remarked “I wasn’t sure whether I wanted [Isabelle] to let go of me” this is a clear indicator that she needed a mother’s
Crank is part one of three book installment written by Ellen Hopkins. In the beginning of the novel we meet Kristina a straight A, clean cut, 16 year old girl. But while visiting her drug addicted father during the summer before her junior year Kristina meets the “monster” and she also meets Bree, her dangerous alter ego, within no time Kristina lets Bree completely take over. Bree is Kristina’s chic, smooth-talking persona that has one major flaw… she has a serious craving for any and every drug. So pretty soon Bree’s desperate desire for the high flying monster is all two girls can think about.
That is the factor to why their marriage went down the drain, according to Rachel. She began binge drinking and Tom to have an affair with Anna. As a result of not having closure to Tom, and still loving him deeply, Rachel drinks frequently and she often gets blackouts while she does it. Under the influence of alcohol, Rachel even harasses Tom and Anna by calling them on their phones and visiting their house late at night. As the fragile individual that she is, Rachel repeatedly tries to obtain sobriety, but she always relapses into her addiction.
Such as the case with Grete who went through a dramatic change in character in “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. Since taking care of her brother's condition changed her from being a quiet and naive girl who prefers to stay in the background, into an adult who can handle responsibility and can be dependable but also into a cruel person in the end by wanting to get rid of her brother as he became bothersome to her. From this we can conclude that due to the ramification of taking care of her brother’s condition Grete’s overall character changes into that of a responsible adult but in the process she becomes a cruel
During the support meeting, Hazel meets a 17-year-old boy named Augustus Waters, whose osteosarcoma caused him to lose his leg. The two bond immediately and agree to read each other 's favorite novels. Augustus gives Hazel The Price of Dawn, CITATION and Hazel recommends An Imperial Affliction, CITATION a novel written by Peter Van Houten is her favorite book and is about a cancer struck girl named Anna that parallels with Hazel 's own experience. After Augustus finishes reading her book, he is frustrated upon learning that the novel ends abruptly without a conclusion. Hazel explains that the novel 's author had retreated following the novel 's
During the scene of Genie’s first trial run in her foster home, she was discovered “having the passion of hoarding things, especially containers of liquid.” On the surface, her action is considered a big improvement, however, there should have been concerns about her hoarding tendency. Considering, Genie is hoarding things in her bedroom, and most importantly, she is hoarding containers of liquid which can be interpreted as her instinct for survival since liquid is a common thought for water, and it is the main source of life. This arguably reflects her strong sense of insecurity even though she is presumably under an extensive care of a reliable foster family. Although there are concerns about Genie’s exposure to her first foster family, undeniably, this has become her opportunity to connect with the society since “family is the most important agent of primary socialization, the process of mastering the basic skills required to function in society during childhood.” (Robert and Lie 2015, 104) As explained in the film, the initial cause of Genie’s mental illness was due to paternal abuse, lack of family care, and long-term confinement during her childhood. Therefore, by uniting Genie with a suitable and responsible foster guardian who is willing to commit to her life is supposedly a good method to help develop her sociability and form a valuable relationship.
Holden Caulfield, the main character sees this as an essential which relates to his struggle to grow up and how his relationships are affected by it. Salinger uses unfortunate circumstances of Holden’s life to depict that he is a mentally and emotionally unstable individual who is looking for the innocence he once had as a child. As Holden repeatedly brings up situations that has taken place in his life it offers the reader insight on the grief and pain that Holden carries inside. An example of this is when Holden’s younger sister, Phoebe challenges Holden to tell her one thing that he likes, all he can come up with is his younger brother Allie who sadly died of Leukemia. When Phoebe tries to snap Holden into reality that Allie is no longer around, he immediately gets defensive saying, “‘I know he’s dead!
In addition to Levin’s conflicting feelings, there’s also Dolly’s struggle to stay with Stiva for her kids after Stiva reveals his infidelity. She describes it by exclaiming, “I think of the children...but I don’t know how I can best save them: by taking them away from their father, or leaving them with a depraved father….” (Tolstoy et al. 12). Her predicament is known and she remains that way until Anna comes to talk her down. However, even that is temporary, but Dolly stays with Stiva for her kids.
This open rejection provides insight into Fermina’s value of independence, a value so ingrained that she refuses the concept that higher power guide her actions, or of others. However, she is made to transition into a domestic role. For the largest part of her youth, Fermina Daza longed for independence and rebelled against her father, and once again when married, “she felt herself losing her mind, as the mad woman [screaming] in the asylum next door” (207). Marquez metaphorically shows the way Fermina is unhappy in her house, but also the way she is controlled. As a result of male influence, her freedoms are being deprived and she is being forced into a domestic role she dislikes.
Scout, the novels main character, is a smart and inquisitive girl, she often speaks bluntly, and is shamelessly child-like and tomboy-ish. Spanning the time of about three years, the novel watched the Finch girl change and mature, making the book much like a bildungsroman. As the book progresses, Scout finds herself confused and questioning why the world is such a wicked place; her main experience being the injustice of Maycomb court’s final ruling of the Tom Robinson trial. Mr. Robinson, a chivalrous, black man, and accused of raping a young, white lady, was given a death sentence, riding only on the word of the young lady and her white, drunkard father, Bob Ewell. No clear evidence was given.