Margaret Atwood’s short story, “Lusus Naturae” portrays the story of a woman who has to face the problem of isolationism and discrimination throughout her whole life. In this short story, the protagonist very early in her life has been diagnosed with a decease known as porphyria. Due to the lack of knowledge at the time, she did not receive the help required to help her situation. Thus she was kept in the dark, her appearance frightens the outsiders who could not accept the way she looks, slowly resulting in her isolationism physically and mentally from the outside world. This even caused her to separate herself from the only world she knew her family.
Her family never had a lot of money and she often had to fend for herself and take care of her siblings. Her mother never worked and her father never held a steady job and was an alcoholic. Jeannette worked in her childhood, began cooking her own meals at the age of three, and did everything that she could to leave the dying town she was in to search for a better life in New York. She taught herself how to be independent and worked hard to overcome all of the obstacles that were in her way. The characters in this book faced a lot of poverty and their health was affected by this.
In The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rose Mary is the mother of the Walls children who often does not act as a true adult. Rose Mary’s attitudes and behaviours are childlike, and therefore her children must take on responsibility for the lack her own. Rose Mary ignores her obligations as a parent and chooses an irresponsible way of life which endangers her children. Rose Mary has never properly matured into adulthood due to her lack of financial stability, bliss ignorance and optimism, and her selfishness nature. To begin, the lack of financial stability in the Walls family has always been problematic, however as the mother of her children, Rose Mary never contributed much to the family income due to her stubbornness and free-spirited nature.
In the story, The Painted Door by Sinclair Ross, the protagonist, Ann suffers from many mental issues caused by isolation and depression. She is first revealed as a farmer’s wife, insisting her husband, John to stay with her during a storm, but John ultimately makes the decision to leave and visit his father. This act made Ann feel insignificant because she felt that she is “as important as” John’s “father”. This is the not the first time John was not there when Ann needed him most, seven years married and he “scarcely spoke a word” during meals. Ann who is his wife and the only living person within a “2 mile” radius is constantly rejected the simplest freedoms and of all people, her husband.
Regardless, her mother still is persistent on Jing Mei becoming a prodigy, despite her passionless performance and her family’s negative reaction. In return, Jing Mei becomes angry at her mother, and will do anything to change her mind. Screaming, “I wish I were dead! Like them.”, her mother freezes, disappointed in her daughter, and quits Jing Mei’s piano classes. On Page 28-29, Jing Mei’s perspective on the world becomes more apparent: “For unlike my mother, I didn’t believe I could be anything I wanted to be, I could only be me.” After Jing Mei’s cultural experiences, and her mother’s contrasted beliefs of Jing Mei’s musical power, Jing Mei feels more culturally and musically independent, as well as
Mary was an unorthodox mother who was often swaying back and forth between the temptation to pursue her selfish endeavor of becoming an artist and her duty as a mother to assume responsibility and support her family. This constant feud resulted in the entire family losing faith in her and becoming distraught. Jeannette’s mother was one of the key factors that contributed in the plan for her and her older sister, Lori to move to New York and start a fresh life there. It was with the realization that the only method in which they can prosper and live a good life was to leave their parents and start a life anew. Jeannette and Lori realized that they must think logically and think about progressing in life although this plan may not comply with the ideal plan of living together as an amalgamated
Disassociation with the world is very heavy on one’s mental stability. People tend to feel trapped in the security of their lifestyle, doubting all ability to grow and move on. In John Steinbeck’s, “Chrysanthemums”, and Susan Glaspell’s, “Trifles”, two domestic wives living on lonesome farmhouses, deal with their disappointment at life thru two outlets- Chrysanthemums and the canary. These passions are the children they never had, giving light to their bleak lives. Steinbeck and Glaspell explore the psychological consequences of limitations and isolation from Elisa Allen and Minnie Wrights viewpoints.
In The Vegetarian, Yeong-hye even could not sleep because of the bloody dreams. It is a long-term torment. At the same time, she needed to live under the pressure given by her husband, family members, her husband’s colleagues and the boss’s wife. No one supported her at all and it seems that she is the only protagonist and all of the other characters in the story are antagonist. Finally, she could not bear the pressure anymore and became mental disorder.
Introduction: The book Everything Everything By Nicola Yoon shows thins girl who struggles with a normal life as a teenager. Maddy the protagonist faces a disease where she can’t even go outside or she could have an allergic reaction and get hurt very bad. She goes on meeting new people trying hard to be normal and have a life where she doesn’t have to worry about what’s going on around her. The literary analysis goes to show how Many tries to get through the hard times. Nicola Yoon devops a character relationship between Maddy and this boy Olly.
The engaged reader is immediately aware of the fact that glass, being fragile and sensitive, must stand for something similar, in this case, explaining the character of Laura Wingfield. Laura, mentally unstable and sensitive person, insecure because of the physical disability is mainly dedicated to her own collection of the glass menagerie. This collection of glass objects perfectly symbolizes Laura's state of mind. Her mother is obsessed with finding a man to marry Laura, and her brother Tom tries to be a writer, but constantly feels the burden of the family, and generally spends time working to support them. Each figure of the collection represents something unique and special, but there is one figure that is specifically mentioned when Laura speaks to Jim for whom she believes to be her gentleman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel regarding Melinda Sordino, a 14 year old girl, who gets raped at the end of summer party. Melinda ends up calling the police, causing all of her friends to absolutely despise her. The story begins as Melinda arrives to her first day of 9th grade friendless, receiving dirty looks from everyone in the halls. Her once happy personality, entirely transforms into the opposite. “I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation.
Single parent in this society usually have to work really hard for living and raising the children by themselves. In Mary Peterson’s family, she has three children, Pam, Brian, and Lynn. In this situation, Mary Peterson must be working very hard on financial in order to raise up three children in her family. Recently, her oldest daughter Pam has been very moody and depressed. When Pam confronted her mom, she gets emotional and irritable.
Scout struggles through the tough challenges of being the daughter of the man most people in her town do not agree with. Correspondingly, The Glass Castle is a memoir about Jeannette, a girl who lived a poverty-stricken life
Initially, Ada finds herself “thinking...that she wished she could have gone before Monroe”, implying that she cannot survive with his absence (29). Living by herself, she avoids strangers, remains hungry, and leaves everyday tasks undone. Because her mother dies from childbirth, Ada has become inherently dependent on Monroe her whole life, leaving her helpless and apprehensive when he can no longer care for her. Furthermore, she cannot function in his absence, struggling to maintain a life of subsistence despite her history living on the farm. Frazier’s description of her life after Monroe’s death highlights her dependence on others near the beginning of the novel.
Being paralyzed in a wheelchair and the inability to talk makes Jason 's life all that much harder. Then, he meets Catherine, a girl who just can 't stop staring at him in the Occupational Therapy office. Rules by Cynthia Lord, teaches a valuable lesson that people are not always as they appear to be. Catherine, a twelve year old girl, is having a pretty depressing summer. She doesn 't go to camp and is stuck going to OT everyday with her autistic brother, David.