The narrator in the documentary explains that “faced with almost unimaginable situations, feral children have come up with the best strategies they could to survive” (TLC). They do not act like other humans, despite being born with the same genetic predispositions. However, I believe that Itard’s work with Victor shows that our behavior can be defaulted back to basic human abilities. While he wasn’t able to fully restore Victor’s speech and behavior, Itard was able to watch Victor regain simple functioning, just like a caveman. I believe people have basic behaviors that they are born with, but also that we as humans also learn from the people (or animals) around us, just as Oxana did.
He first dedicates it to other people who have grown up in an abusive house hold. He states, “We are not survivors nor victims”. By going through this troubling experience, he says that he has been “made stronger in [his] foundation”. He now believes that since he had to go through it that he should give back to abused children. “We have the opportunity to share, understand, and even heal.” Since he grew up in such an abusive house hold and endured many difficult trials through this that he wants to help other children that have been abused.
(Atwood)” The faint memories he had in his childhood continue to influence his decisions later in life, resulting in the Paradice project. Oryx experienced the worst abuse as a child, yet Atwood presents an Oryx that seems friendly and supportive. There is no evidence, however, that Oryx is not lying. No one really knows her background story, and can Crake really be trusted after what exterminating the human race? It’s most likely that, following the patterns of negligent childhood development and character flaws, that she is not telling the truth.
As Atticus was speaking to his kids he says “ You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 30.) Atticus is always putting things in different perspectives to teach his children. Atticus is a father role model, he teaches his children not to follow social norms. Secondly, by Atticus defending Tom Robinson it teaches Jem and Scout about how the justice is not fair. As Atticus spoke to
I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (Jackson, 224) It is apparent that she is not necessarily distressed over the practice of the ritual, but specifically that she is the victim, as she states they should start over, so that a new victim will be chosen. “I think we ought to start over,” Mrs. Hutchinson said, as quietly as she could.” (Jackson, 223) This differs greatly from Jane, who begins to sympathize with the plight of all domestic women through her experience with the woman behind the yellow wallpaper. Although she initially frowned upon the woman’s efforts to escape, the more her mental health deteriorated, the more she began to relate her plight to that of the trapped woman, both prisoners desperate for escape. With her newfound revelation, she sought to save the trapped woman from her prison, subconsciously freeing herself in the process.
This gives many wonderful examples of how the world sees and treats those who have mental illnesses and lets one reflect on how a person with a physical illness would be treated completely differently. Within the story, Rose endures the first “step” of learning about her mental illness; she loses control of herself. Her mother is the one who immediately wants to step in and get her help, but her father is the exact opposite, he doesn’t believe that it is serious enough to get her help. When Rose actually ends up getting help, she is mistreated to the point where even her family notices; her family steps in to defend her, and the therapist decides that the session is over, which shows how he didn’t take them or her serious. After that event, she endures loss, which makes her breakdown; she is kicked out of the halfway house and gets sent home without medication.
This part in particular shows a great characteristic of someone who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She took her time going through the observations she made and notices that her daughter is whispering with Doctor Harry only after a cycle of other thoughts. This enraged Granny Weatherall because Cornelia’s kindness and attentiveness annoyed her. Granny Weatherall thought that Cornelia, her daughter, was so tactful and good that she wanted to spank her for it and even imagined herself doing so. Of course being in the positon she is in she can no longer spank her kids, this is just another thing Granny Weatherall cannot control
Relating Seligman’s theory of learned helplessness to spousal abuse, it is inferable that individuals experiencing chronic spousal abuse have learned to be helpless. Similarly to the shock experiment, individuals in abusive relationships endure abuse where escape is impossible, due to either financial reasons or actual confinement. After suffering this abuse, victims learn to be helpless forgetting their ability to escape their abuser; similar to how the animals became so apathetic they do not even try to escape the shock. Victims might also rely on their abusers over time, making escape even more challenging because external resources may not be obvious causing the victim to feel helpless and trapped. 4.
But once they move to Welch, we see a more neglectful and destructive parenting style. Both Rex and Rosemary start to ignore the kids, asking them to fend for themselves and each other. This leads to both Lori and Jeannette having to help and almost manage the other two children. But in the long run, this may not have been a bad idea because it strengthened both of their independence. More and more we see this, as the Walls parents put the children in bad situations, they struggle, but eventually fix the situation and learn valuable lessons.
In addition to the iconic comment “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers,” Blanche’s vulnerability is also illuminated through stage directions such as “a look of sorrowful perplexity as though all human experience shows on her face” and “She turns her face to [the doctor] and stares at him with desperate pleading.” She could have depended on her career and focused on improving her life instead of turning to her temporary strangers. If she had turned toward her career, she could have built herself up again after Allan’s death. She could have left Elysian Fields when tensions rose between her and Stanley. Leaving creates opportunities that staying limits. All in all, the plot played out and taught readers a valuable lesson that in a world of violence some morals are worth keeping.
Ever since she was a little girl in wonderland, She thought of everything as fun and games. now coming back, Alyss has realized that this is all real and her family and her surroundings have all changed which are not what they used to be. “There was little he could teach to Alyss Heart that life experiences haven’t already taught her”[Beddor 189]. She has learned so much about life and even a life outside of her world, Bibwit may only be able to teach her how to hone her imagination ability, other than that she knows the rest. After 13 years Alyss has matured enough to learn many things, life skills, common sense, and most of all intelligence.