As a child was she was by her father with Justa Samperio her mother. Justa was an alcoholic woman who mistreated and physical abuse Barraza. “One day her mother lost in his addiction and not having money, changed to Juana for three beers, allowing an older man molesting Juana and raping her. José Lugo was the man who tormented Juana over four years.” (Arcia, 2011). Barraza was sumitted to constant sexual abuse every time her mother ran out of money to buy beer.
His compulsive spending on alcohol is, unfortunately, a major factor keeping the Walls family in a continuous cycle of impoverishment. As a result, Jeannette Walls is forced into a life of responsibility; having to be the one who looks after her siblings, as well as being the one to regulate what little money the Walls family had; this eventually drives her to head to New
Much like the Buchanans, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life was influenced greatly by the pursuit of pleasure. He experienced his own failure of the American dream after years of alcoholism and smoking. His unhealthy habits affected his work and his mental health. “His [Fitzgerald] own alcoholism enslaved Fitzgerald.” (Doreski pg 2). Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, both carried on this lifestyle until Zelda went mad and was placed in a mental institution.
Maria displays self- destructive tendencies as she spends her days having sex and getting high and drunk. When she ends up pregnant, she contemplates telling the potential father Les Goodwin, then decides not to when she realizes “when she was not actually talking to him now she found it hard to keep him distinct from everyone
Throughout the novel, Antonio goes through difficult experiences while growing up and his loss of innocence-Innocence is something you can lose, and never find again- is profound. However, when Ultima arrives, she starts to guide him through the heaps of questions he has. Narcisco is shown as the town drunk, but is a good person at heart. Tenorio and his three daughters are the antagonists in this bildungsroman novel as they rival against Ultima and her curandera abilities. As soon as she arrives, Ultima whisks Tony on a journey and shows him that the impossible is achievable, along with his parents bickering about Tony’s future occupation.
After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars. Eventually, we realize that the woman in the wallpaper is the narrator. Throughout the story, the narrator 's mental state continues to deteriorate. Being both the narrator 's husband and physician, John assumes that he knows what’s best for his wife. However, in this essay, I will argue that Gilman portrays John as an antagonist or “villain” in her story because, through his actions, he is the main reason for his wife 's descent into insanity which proves that he didn’t know what was best for his wife after all.
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story set in the 1890s about a female narrator who struggles with postpartum depression. She moves into a home for the summer with her husband, John. Since she has this sickness, John forbids her from doing any sort of activities other than some houes work. If she was doing anything, her husband would want her to rest to help with her illness. This was a common "cure" known at the rest cure back then.
Life is full of obstacles and numerous people go through similar obstacles, some are able to overcome these obstacles others let these obstacle destroy their lives. Aileen Wournos and Oprah Winfrey did not know each other, but there was a lot of similarity in their early childhood. They were both surrounded by poverty and parent that did not show much emotional support, they were both also sexually abused and even with numerous similarities they ended up in different point in life. Aileen Wournos became a prostitute and then became a serial killer (Falcon, Richard). On the other hand Oprah Winfrey went on becoming a billionaire and a respected women (Katherine Kohn).
Susanna Kaysen, the protagonist, is diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder, due to her attempt at suicide by consuming an entire bottle of alcohol with aspirin. Susanna has issues in all types of relationships in her life, regarding that she does not have a concrete relationship with her parents, and does not seem to have any friends, due to her clear fear of abandonment. In the beginning of her stay at McLean, Susanna viewed the other patients as crazy, and truly had mental illness, unlike her. Ultimately she was able to develop friendships with the other patients, resulting in them helping each other throughout the movie. Susanna self destructive behavior stems from her troubling childhood caused by emotional problems from her parents.
She comes to her sister Stella because of her troubled past. She is an emotionally fueled character. Each time something in her life goes wrong, she wants to take a bath to calm her nerves. She constantly talks down on her sister and looks down on her lifestyle. She also talks down upon Stanley quite often.
The memoir, “The Glass Castle”, written by Jeannette Walls, is a novel filled with hardships and obstacles faced by the author and her dysfunctional family. Living with her depressed mother who weeps and sobs about her struggles in her teaching job, her alcoholic gambling father who, on a daily basis, would not arrive home, and her two sisters, Lori and Maureen and brother, Brian. Though their constant moving and chasing from the debt collectors, one person who has affected Walls life would have to be her father, Rex Walls. Although his constant gambling and consistent job loss, he has become a significant figure in Walls life. He has shown her the problems of alcoholism, the struggles, and corruptions of the world, and especially allowed
During the interview Mrs. Bravo speaks about her reason she comes to YMCA, her life before and after her husband death and how the music from the active adult classes makes her reminisce about the good times she has shared with her husband and her kids. She also speaks about being lonely and depressed she expresses how she is not able to get out the house due to no transportation, she also speak about her income on how she cannot afford to stay alone she rents out an room in her house to