The Adoration Of Jenna Fox Analysis

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Jenna Fox, from the novel The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson, is just an ordinary 17-year-old girl. That is until she discovers her parents’ dark secrets. Nothing has been the same since the accident. Her life transforms into a never ending emotional rollercoaster from just a peaceful, average life. Jenna must reform her identity from the small bits she knows about herself. And she may just piece together the puzzle that is her life, but not without the aid, either negative or positive, of the people around her. Jenna’s mother and father contribute the most to her imperfect identity because she is influenced by them to become who she is at the end of the book. Identity matters to a person because it is what makes one person different from another.
Claire, Jenna’s mother, is certainly the largest contributor to Jenna’s identity, because her manipulation results in Jenna’s broken identity. From the beginning of the book, the reader sees Claire, Jenna’s mother, as a controlling figure, constantly in action to ensure her daughter’s “safety,” even if puts her own life at stake. Claire seems to make all the decisions for Jenna, creatively manipulating her. On the first page of the book, Jenna narrates, "I lift the corner of my mouth. Then the other: a smile. Because I know I
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Identity matters because it differentiates one person from another. Without an identity, a human would not be a human, because it is crucial to life. Each person has a distinct identity, which they are known for. But, as people grow, they notice and pick up on others’ habits, and make those habits their own. Those habits thus form a person’s identity. In a way, all people are connected. Everyone will become a special person who they can call themselves, but who is bits and pieces of others around them. Without a doubt, no one would be themselves without the influence of

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