The tragedy case of the feral child Genie shows the critical value of childhood to both cognitive and social development of human. Although her language and social skills had improved a lot since she was rescued, Genie would never become a fully developed person due to the isolation and abuse she had suffered in her
She has a brand new foster home she has to adjust to. She also who has a mother who just throughs her to the side and doesnt care shes there. Lastly she has a social worker who doesn't even try to help make Dawns situations in life better. First off Dawn is a 13 year old girl, and even though she has had no one to guide her through life she should have better morals for herself. I'm not quite how sure a 13 year old girl can
Lacanian Psychoanalytic View of Beloved in Beloved Beloved in Toni Morrison’s Beloved displays the influence lack of parenting and time on earth had on her when she re-materializes as a woman creeping out of the water (Morrison 50). Beloved’s life was cut short as a result of her mother 's grave decision to execute her to prevent her from living a life of slavery. This act in itself may have saved what was left of Sethe’s family, but not without long-term consequences. Aside from being shunned by the surrounding communities, Beloved haunted the family as a ghost until one day she respawned in human form out of the water. When Beloved reentered into Sethe’s reality, she inhabited the body of a woman opposed to an infant.
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. They only addressed those needs, when they escaped home and their parents.
Genie lacks the necessary agents of socialization affecting her cognitive development. Family is the primary factor of socialization which can help a developing child learn how to function in society. Extreme isolation and punishment by her father, impaired Genie’s ability to learn and master basic skills. In addition, Genie did not attend school and barely left the house preventing her from experiencing secondary socialization and peer groups.
A feral child is a referred to a human child who has been isolated from human contact and has had minimal human contact from a very young age, and has minimal or no human care, loving or social behaviour, and crucially of human language (Keith, 2008). The behavioural development of a feral child illustrates abnormalities of its basic process, biological, person and socio-cultural behaviours. Oxana Malaya, also known as ‘The Dog Girl’ portrayed abnormal characteristics. Oxana’s case demonstrates her strange behaviour caused my nurture.
NEGLECT AND MULTI VOICES IN TONI MORRISON’S “GOD HELP THE CHILD” Child neglect is when a parent or care giver does not give the affection, control, care and sustain needed for a child health, security and well-being. Child neglect includes: Physical neglect and inadequate supervision Emotional neglect Medical neglect Educational neglect Several of Morrison‘s mothers voluntarily neglect their own children. Approximately twenty mothers in her eleven novels do not worry their own children.
“The Cardboard Room” by Teresa Pitman is about a teenage girl who comes from a judgmental family. Particularly, they are not fond of a refugee family, who according to them do not belong. When assigned to work on a project with a member of the family, Eric Nye, she begins to understand how someone’s appearance does not define who they truly are. After spending more time with Eric and his family she quickly realizes that people should not be judged and criticized for their circumstances. Eric informs the protagonist about events that happened back home and the struggles it took to get where they are today.
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
At school she is seen as a backyard snob, and she does not have any friends there. The fact that she does not have any friends at school shows that she is quiet at school and that she does not develop her skills in speaking to people. She is trapped in her own world and she does not have the answer in getting out of her situation. When Kambini’s father passed away it was as if she was relieved.
Ninoska arrived from Dominican Republic 4 months ago and stated that she is having problems adapting to the United States. Youth reported that she misses her friends, school, relatives, her house and relatives. Youth complained that she never wanted to come to the US but that her mother obligated her because she got separated from her stepfather. She also added that because she does not speak English, classes at school are very difficult and that she is getting stress and insecure about her grades. Youth lives in a small apartment only with her mother, they have no relatives on this country and very few friends.
As a child, Esperanza wants only escape from mango Street. Her dream of independents and "self-definition" also means leaving her family behind without any responsibilities to her family. Throughout the book, her has also faced some situation where is feels ashamed to be part of the Mango Street community and in some instances refuses to admit she has anything to do with mango street. At the beginning of the book near the earlier chapters, Esperanza feels very insecure about herself in general along with the house that she lives in. As mentioned before, she doesn’t want to discuss her name nor where she lives.
Karta is a 12 year old African American girl, who has experienced a long history of trauma. She was referred to me by her school social worker Ms. Johnson who reports that she has academic problems, severe inattention, hyperactivity, physical violent tantrums and is disrespectful to her peers and teachers. Karta was raised in a single parent household during the first few years of her life. Karta’s father died in a car accident before she was born so she never got a chance to meet him. Karta’s mother Michelle became depressed and turned to alcohol to cope with her pain.
Foster care and abandonment The baggage that remains By Shaylah O’Hara Guest writer I had always felt that my mother did not want me. While she had several opportunities to get me back by simply providing a few clean drug tests, she was unable to do so. I tell myself that I ended up in the foster care system due to her addiction and that she did not intentionally choose drugs over me; while I do believe that, it still hurts.
HSe has only ever had two friends which were her neighbors so making friends is very hard for her because she is shy. Family History: Her parents had another child before Anastasia but he died in a car accident in his preschool playground which is why her parents home schooled her. The mother suffers from anxiety and depression and her father suffers from anxiety but has never been treated for it.