Emotions In The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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Emotions can control a person’s actions or way of life in either a positive or negative way. Holding on to past emotions or feelings can cause issues in the present or even the future for that person or it can affect their decisions making. Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks depicts syntax and tone to prove that emotions can hold people captive. Deborah Lacks, the daughter of Henrietta Lacks, is searching for answers pertaining to her mentally challenged and deceased aunt, Elsie. Deborah begins her search at the mental hospital where Elsie was living at, “Nineteen fifty-five was the year where they killed her...I want them records...I know it wasn’t good...why else would they get rid of them” (Skloot 269)? Deborah is obviously
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