No one had to ask could everything about Henrietta be released, but it was released without incident. But it took 20+ years for the information about Henritetta’s cells. It was still illegal for the doctors to take her cells and have their way with them, without her consent. These doctors and scientist did not really care about Henrietta because she was a colored women. Things would have a lot different if Henrietta was a white women with cancer.
At the beginning of her book, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls, her parents were incapable of providing a safe environment for their young, innocent children. As the story continued, the father and the mother did not show improvement, which made them unqualified parents due to the lack of providing for the basic survival needs or their children. According to Abraham Maslow 's theory of "the Hierarchy of Needs” there are five different types of needs that should be provided to all human beings, which are “the physiological needs, the needs for safety and security, the needs for love and belonging, the needs for esteem, and the need to actualize the self” (Boeree 2). Those are the needs that have to be satisfied for someone to have a healthy, successful, and a happy life. At the end of the story, the children received all their needs on their own, without the help of the parents.
Henrietta Lacks’s daughter Deborah once stated “If our mother cells done so much for medicine, how come her family can’t afford to see no doctors?” (Skloot 9). The lack of ethics also points to another theme of Henrietta’s story, discoveries are more than the discovery itself, there are always people behind them. Deborah’s words also emphasize the human side
Erickson’s theory demonstrates eight periods of human social development from infancy to late adulthood which each period is associated with a psychosocial crisis which could cause a positive or negative effect on the person’s growth. Due to the isolation occurred in her early infancy, Genie failed to form a close attachment to anyone. Also, Erickson’s theory states that interactions with others are critical to social development. Since being locked in a room for over a decade didn’t give much of a chance of socialising, it can be assumed that due to the lack of the foundation of social development, Genie did not develop a trusting relationship during the first period of trust verse mistrust. Failing to develop a positive outcome in this stage eventually led to the anti-social personality of Genie, it included the behaviour of the fear towards physical contact and not trusting anyone.
Desiree’s mother, Madame Valmonde, was scheduled to see the baby in L’Abri since she had not seen it in four weeks. When she finally saw the baby, she felt odd about the child’s appearance. Soon, things took a turn and the people of L’Abri started to think differently about the child. Armand did not like the fact that the child looked at though it was from African American ancestry and shunned both the infant and Desiree. After things become too much to handle for Desiree, Armand banished her and the baby to never be seen again in the town.
Lilia is discouraged to learn anything other than American history and grows up in a totally different environment from her parents when they were younger. Hence, identity issues such as national identity and cultural identity can be seen revolving around Lilia through the short story. Cultural disconnection could be seen when she says she doesn’t pray or performs a ritual to keep the Pirzada’s daughters and wife’s safety. Thus, it can be assumed that she does not typically practice
The women had to bear with the childbirth complications such as permanent damage to their bodies and lacerations which made subsequent births even more painful. Working class women did not have the opportunity to recover after childbirth because they were expected to resume work and domestic chores along with caring the newborn baby. None of the contraception prevention methods of the nineteenth century (aside from infanticide and abortion) were significantly effective and none of them were new. Withdrawal by the male, duct suppositories, and douching were around in precedent days and customary in the nineteenth century. In 1838 diaphragms and condoms were created with processed rubber but were not advocated for by most of the spouses as a birth control method but for preventing contraction of venereal diseases.
Throughout this short story, Emily showcases several attributes of mental illness which is compounded from it already running in her family, to events in her life that may seem disturbing. Faulkner paints an eerie image of Emily and her surroundings which helps the reader to understand the state of her mental stability. By being withdrawn from society and being seen as an outsider, it seemed she was trapped in a world that did not understand her which made her seem full of delusions. Even though Emily seemed like she needed professional help she never received any psychiatric treatment. Although the community Emily lived in never thought she was crazy, they did think she was a bit off and this can be seen through their interactions with her.
She was not good at speaking. When she lived in the convalescent home, “The parents stand below shrieking up to be heard and the children shriek down to be heard, and between them the invisible wall ‘Not to Be Contaminated by Parental Germs or Physical Affection.’” The wall stopped parents showing love to their children and prevented children from feeling love. It is hard to think what a child will be if she is in serious illness and can’t get caring from parents. Finally, she became cynicism that she said that she didn’t care about the homework and coming test because people will be likely to die of bomb blast in following years. In general, the social situations forced Emily’s mother made choice and the choice lead to the formation of Emily’s
So much to tell you So much to tell you by John Marsden is a not very long book. The book consists of 150 pages, and is about a 14 year old girl named Mariana, who can’t speak after her father threw acid in her face. Her father didn't mean to hit her but her mother, but missed. This caused Mariana trauma and her living on a mental hospital for a while but then moved to a boarding school. This book isn’t written in a verbal way where Mariana talks to the people in the dorm, but in a way were she writes in a journal, which isn’t supposed to be read by anyone or presented.