Jeannette is ashamed at times throughout The Glass Castle because of her parents lifestyle choice. At the end of the book Jeannette overcomes hiding her life from people. She then becomes a professional writer and publishes a book about her
She writes that she screamed for her mother when her hair was being cut and how she began crying when she messed up the routines of eating at a meal, showing that she felt alienated and alone since she did not fit in with the other schoolmates. A historical reason for this was how the Federal government pushed for the assimilation, with Becky Little writing again that the “Boarding schools forbid Native American children from using their own languages and names, as well as from practicing their religion and culture. They were given new Anglo-American names, clothes, and haircuts, and told they must abandon their way of life because it was inferior to white people’s.” (Citation here). This showed a fundamental cultural change was starting with the Native American population and how some were feeling alienated because they had to change their entire culture in a few short years, with most, if not all, Native American children feeling alienated with this sudden cultural shift, and Zitkala-Sa was one of them. For instance, Zitkala-Sa writes in her memoir that she felt embarrassed when other parents and their children would look at her since she was a Native American and they would take notice to her blanket, which for the white children, was a strange thing.
Jeannette moved around very much due to her poverty and parent’s nomadic life style. Jeannette and her three siblings learned to fend for themselves because their mother and father did not take care of them. Her mother, Rose, did not believe in conforming to society's rules, so Jeannette lived a lonely childhood with few friends. Despite the pain that Jeannette endured from her mother, father, and individuals she met along the way, she managed
Growing up, Lucy was lonely because she did not have many friends to talk to, instead she built a imaginary world, building up her creativity. She attended Prince of Wales College and Dalhousie University, and achieved the teacher’s license. Professional Life Lucy during her university years, she was studying away from her hometown. To her realisation, she learned that her grandmother was sick. She moved back to Cavendish, her grandmother’s house, to take care of her grandmother.
However, if their neighbor Shirley was around Catherine returned to being a loving, caring mother that she was from when David was younger. Shirley after befriending Catherine for months asked why David was not allowed to play with the other children. Catherine had many excuses but eventually she told Shirley it was because David was a ‘bad boy’. Soon after Shirley stopped spending time with the Pelzer
Phoebe from the TV show “Charmed” has many growths over the seasons and changes in relationships involved within her life. Phoebe’s grandmother raised Phoebe and her sisters as her own. Phoebe had a hard time figuring who she is. Once Phoebe’s grandmother died, she left the family’s house for a bit until she realized she had nothing to strive for in life. Came with her sisters where she kept the house and watched her sisters’ life grow.
Jane Eyre is about a woman who was raised by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, who is unrelated. Her childhood was of abuse and mistreatment by Mrs. Reed and her children. She found no comfort in this home and was falsely accused of being a child miscreant. Therefore, Mrs. Reed decided to send her to the Lowood Institute, a boarding school for girls. Jane arrives at the Lowood Institute and meets her friend Helen Burns and a kind teacher Miss Temple.
Baby encounter rejection and stigma from her father, authority figures and classmates which bestow upon her little self-worth. O’Neill (2006) “I couldn’t plead for any rights because I didn’t have any.” (p. 72). • Society feared her sadness and teachers and social workers perpetuated the notion that she is a troubled kid. Baby said: “they are afraid of my sadness” (O’Neill, 2006, p.128). • Baby is unwelcomed at Xavier’s house after a school teacher informed his parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home.
In reading the first part of Jane Eyre I couldn’t help but to make the comparison between it and Harry Potter. Jane, like Harry, is an orphan sent to live with her aunt. Gateshead is the equivalent to what the Dursley’s home is to Harry, and although Jane doesn’t live under the stairs it is reiterated that she does not belong with the family. Jane is often isolated from the people who have taken her in, and just wishes to belong despite being so different. Unlike Harry she is not sent away to Hogwarts, nor is it a school with ample food and the opportunity to learn magic, but instead a strictly religious girls’ school with burnt porridge and temperatures so low water freezes inside.