The Jesuit Handbook on Lycanthropic Culture Shock states that once the wolf girls experience these negative sentiments, they have entered stage two. During stage two, Russell’s development of Claudette directly corresponds with the epigraph. Claudette found that she was always “irritated, bewildered, depressed… uncomfortable and between stages”(page 229). This lines up perfectly with the Handbook, which describes feelings of discomfort and dislocation among the pack. Claudette had even “begun to snarl at [her] own reflection as if it were a stranger,” showing that she is very uncomfortable with the changes that have happened to her, both physically and mentally.
The reader of this story can tell this woman is not only suffering from insanity, but also loneliness. She often finds herself crying and says, “I cry at nothing, and I cry most of the time.” She attempts to tell her husband how she is feeling but she is unable to, she says “I was crying before I had finished.” (681) the reader can see how this woman is upset and it is not only due to her illness. Infect, the woman makes many comments about how her husband is not reassuring. Her husband talks to her as if she is a child, as seen in “Bless her little heart!” (682) and “What is it, little girl?” This makes the woman feel unimportant and alone. She says, “I am alone a great deal just now.”
This alerts that some illness is affecting Ms. N, which has caused her to be affected by these changes in such a short period of time. Moreover, Ms. N demonstrates acute confusion, as she keeps saying she wants to go home and doesn’t want to be here. Also, Ms. N is paranoid and refers her daughter as a lady that is trying to kill her, which is another problem that should be added to her preliminary list. Doris reports her mother suffering from urinary incontinence and repeatedly trying to make it to the bathroom but falling, as this may be related to her acute confusion, possible dementia,
The novel “Speak”, written by Laurie Halse Anderson first published in the year 1999, deals with Melinda, an “outcast” (p. 4), who experiences her first year of high school while simultaneously trying to cope with the aftermath of sexual abuse during a party, which consists mainly of her not being able to speak. Since we are all aware of the fact that Melinda’s traumatic event led to a certain degree of dehumanization for her, the following words intend to focus on and elaborate Melinda’s struggle in school; how she views her teachers, her marks, her periods and to some degree also her peers and classmates. Starting right at the beginning Melinda enters her high school life with a healthy amount of prejudice. Probably having heard or
When Curley’s wife tries to call for help Lennie muffles her cries and starts to get angry with her. “ "Look out, now, you'll muss it." And then she cried angrily, "You stop it now, you'll mess it all up." She jerked her head sideways, and Lennie's fingers closed on her hair and hung on. "Let go," she cried.
As an example, she remembers the story of when her second daughter was born, and Emily got the measles and was not able to share that moment with her family for two whole weeks. The narrator regrets the neglect towards Emily while even her thoughts about her regrets are being interrupted by the cry of her infant son. She understands that it was she who influenced her life choice: “My wisdom came too late. She has much to her and probably little will come of it. She is a child of her age, of depression, of war, of
Throughout the story, you start to notice that the narrator starts to become clinically insane as she develops childlike behavior such as demolishing the yellow wallpaper and biting some of the old nailed down furniture. The reader is able to tell how hysterical the narrator is getting as she describes how violently she starts to act towards the end of the story. Even the way the narrator starts to describe her dark thoughts and self-opinions show dangerous signs of how her mental health had gone downhill. “On a pattern like this, by daylight, there is a lack of sequence, a defiance of law, that is a constant irritant to a normal mind.”(Gilman 801) Her transformation from being able to have self-control to eventually growing clinically insane correlates to characterizations such as horror, madness, and fear that are expressed in the writing styles of gothic
These symbols together help portray the relationship between Annie and her mother by showing that they have a mutual dislike for one another and how they are tired and depressed because of their quarrelling. The thimble in the passage plays an important role in depicting the relationship between Annie and her mother. “Inside, however, the thimble that weighed worlds spun around and around; as it spun, it bumped up against my heart, my chest, my stomach, and whatever it touched felt as if I had been scorched there” (Page 101). Jamaica King uses the stylistic technique of a metaphor (when comparing Annie’s sadness inside to a thimble) to show how Annie is feeling, which helps show the relationship between her and her mother. The thimble is a result of Annie’s sadness regarding her mom.
The Oppression of Women Rosa Parks once said, “There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take... The line between reason and madness grows thinner.” Literature often reflects such oppression and how it can lead to despair in the characters’ lives. For example, the lives of Jane in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour,” and Miss Emily in “A Rose for Emily,” prove that an overwhelming amount of oppression can affect a person’s mental state. A woman in each of these stories struggles due to the oppression from which she suffers at the hands of either her husband or her father. Jane, in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” falls under the oppression of her husband.
When Bradbury gives the idea that she stayed different, we can see she is under the state of sorrowness. Just this difference makes the children jealous of her. The children hate her because they hate how she had that memory. On the other hand, she had to go through a lot
She tries to navigate through her first year of high school, and it seems like the entire student body despises her; she feels more alone than ever. I will be analyzing and making connections to three specific elements in this novel: the search for one’s identity, Melinda’s inner conflict,
As the more emotional person in the group; Britney stated “I would start crying and become emotionally stressed”. She would not be able to eat because she usually loses her appetite when she is stressed. Consequently Britney also uses the bathroom more when she is stressed. Britney also states she faints easily if she gets too hot. Britney also has knee problems and would be super uncomfortable in her position.
She was threatened on multiple occasions by Ashlynn, varying from sabotaging her friendships to physically fighting her, and had to deal with fellow students harassing her and speaking down to her due to this. She missed a lot of days due to emotional duress for these two years, and this ultimately ended in her falling severely behind in her school work, only adding to her stress. She tried to deal with the emotional abuse without adult assistance throughout 7th grade, believing it would subside over the summer, but after seeing the toll it had begun taking on her grades and mental health and speaking to Christy Cochran, librarian and confidant, she finally reached out to administration and received a school-based Stay Away agreement at the beginning of her 8th grade year for Ashlynn Morgan; the purpose of which is to increase safety for students who have been the target of severe or repeated bullying,
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
Women who are drug addicted mother avoids doctors well into their third semester. According to David Chaffin an OB-GYN, in 2009 at Cabell Huntington Hospital 80 out of 1,000 pregnant women were addicted to drugs. In 2014, 139 out of 1,000 pregnant women were addicted to drugs. According to Chaffin approximately, 25 percent of infants born to substance addicted mothers go home after birth. However, majority of babies spend weeks in the hospital being weaned from drugs.