Anne Sexton’s “The Addict” focuses on a mentally-ill woman with a drug addiction. The speaker faces an internal battle as she succumbs to her “pink,... orange,... green, and… white goodnights” (20-21). Perhaps, there is a likelihood that the speaker suffers from depression because she abuses these “...sweet pharmaceutical bottles” (4) in order for her to escape reality. Irony is used to describe how the speaker’s drugs, that are supposed to be rehabilitating her, are slowly killing her instead. She invites premature death into her life stating “that [she] promise[s] to die” (11).
She has an aborting and later finds out that she can no longer bear any children with Tom. The transformation of her personality following the aborting and her increasing mental instability shows the fragility of the human mind. Swift shows us that fragility through Mary’s guilt. The beginning of her madness starts when Dick kills Freddie, because Mary told him that Freddie impregnated her. Later when she finally realizes the harm that her manipulating can do Tom says: “Curiosity’s gone…seems three years older than me, as if she’s become a hard featured woman with a past.” This transformation in her personality marks the beginning of her insanity, but her madness isn’t evident after Freddie’s death.
“Slut shaming is the action or fact of stigmatizing a woman for engaging in behavior judged to be promiscuous or sexually provocative,” (English Oxford Living Dictionaries). Endless amounts of girls and women have been judged for this same reason. They have left schools and jobs; they have isolated themselves becoming depressed, and for some it has gotten to the point of suicide. If Abigail had not blamed witchcraft for the mysterious actions that went on in the woods, then her reputation and life would have been destroyed from rumors, accusations, and
“Youth who preferred heavy metal music and were low in parental supervision had higher rates of delinquency” (Brandl 118). It is understandable that those that have parents who are not true parents, but also listen to heavy metal music are likely to commit crime. At times, adolescents listen to the lyrics depending what they are emotions are feeling like, and at times depending on those emotions it can stir anger and various other moods that can likely cause an outcome. An outcome being like breaking rules at home, lacking in education, soon breaking the law, and eventually the use of drugs and alcohol. But in all, it does not support that heavy metal music has an impact in these types of situations.
Everyone Needs to Read Banned Books Banning challenged books from schools and libraries is wrong and is restricting students from seeing the real world. These challenged books can include many controversial subject matters, including sexual references, homosexuality, racial differences, alternative lifestyles and more. Though some of the reasons for banning books are understandable, they are not educating students on what they will see as they grow older and what they will encounter in reality. Banning books because of religious reasons should not happen, since some people are not religious. If someone thinks the novels are offensive and go against their beliefs, someone else might think otherwise.
I 'm not happy". (Using Quotes) Following the suicide, Hannah 's older sister, Jo, described how, just days after discovering her younger sister 's body, she started receiving abusive messages on Facebook mocking her loss and blaming her grieving father 's parenting skills for the tragic death." As you read Hannah Smith was only 14 years old when she died. She felt belittle everyone else, and wasn 't happy with life, all because of what people were saying about her. If those people would have just taken some time to read what they had typed to Hannah, and thought about how that would affect her they wouldn 't have sent it.
On the other hand when a person has low overall self-efficacy, they are not inclined to try to learn and explore new things. Generally speaking, hurt teenagers have low self-efficacy and tend to avoid learning experiences, which they believe will be challenging. Hence, a big part of our work is to enhance the hurt teenagers self –
The theory behind these classes is that many parents have not been raised in families with good parenting skills so they can learn from them. Parenting classes offer training sessions to give the parents ideas about what will they face, and prepare them for the first time. Not all parents accept it, some might say they don’t need it, but I think they all need it. With the classes, parents will be better prepared, they will know how to manage stress and they will also know how to discipline teenagers, which will result in less teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol use, violence, bullying, sexting, and juvenile crime.
Worldviews have a strong impact on how young teenagers perceive what is right and wrong: teenagers who have religious worldviews/ backgrounds are mostly influenced by lying integrity, morality, and values in this way these teenagers are less likely to go into drug abuse, but the teenagers who have non-religious worldviews are more likely to fall into drug abuse because they have no faith rules or norms to abide by. A worldview is how we perceive ourselves in the
Sub – genres of popular music, especially hip hop, creates a negative view on popular music. This way, it can be good to listen too but has a hidden meaning to it. Parents become more concerned with their children at a minor age. Although the kind of music that the students are listening too are good in their own opinion, there are risky situations that happens to them which they are unaware of. Pancare, R. (2013), mentions that Hip-hop as a genre of popular music is mostly a target of parental concern.
The doctor believed that Perez experienced a severe panic attack that possibly stopped her heart activity when she collapsed the night she was suspected of being possessed by an evil spirit. In addition, according to Daily Mail, another suspicion is that Perez had a cataplexy attack, a temporary loss of voluntary muscle function which was triggered by strong emotions such as stress or fear. Meanwhile, Perez had possibly experienced lack of oxygen after she woke up inside the coffin which resulted to her death. Mrs. Gutierrez, Perez’s mother, blames the doctor who declared her daughter dead too quickly that made them bury her daughter alive. “I thought I was going to get my daughter back," Mrs. Gutierrez told the local
Her thoughts during the time she attempted suicide were that she needed a motive and she had to practice detaching herself from the world by imagining herself dying. Kaysen’s motive was that her boyfriend had called the police on her for sleeping with her English teacher. Her suicide attempt was one not uncommon; she swallowed 50 aspirin pills. Then as she walked to the convenience store she had time to contemplate what she had done. She thought of it as mistake she would pay for with death.
The online messages break one down and being told to “kill yourself,” starts to not seem like such a bad idea. All of the bad thoughts come alive and leaving life seems like the only way to escape. Leslie Gatlin in I Swear by Lane Davis made the tragic decision to commit suicide after being bullied by a group of girls in her school. Lane Davis gives the message in this
What some people do not realize is that when you label somebody, you may not think that it affects them, but deep down it could really hurt them. People tend to take everything personally and when someone gets labeled negatively, that could lead to a low self-esteem, low self respect and maybe even suicide. Labels are more intense today than they were in the past years. Throughout high school teenagers are labeled within five categories: jocks, prom queen, geek, loner, and “friendly”. Some people do not like their label and hope that when they leave high school that their label will disappear, but then there are other people that do not want to leave their label behind.