Jessymol Case Study Essay

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Case 9 Experience of Jessymol Jessymol is sixteen years old studying in Grade 8. She has her father, mother, elder brother and a sister at home. Jessymol’s mother has been a mental patient for 16 years, ever since Jessymol was born. Her father is a painter. Her elder brother discontinued his studies and works for daily wages. Her elder sister is a higher secondary student. The condition of her family became worse when the doctor diagnosed her mother’s severe paranoid schizophrenia. Challenges Jessymol shares frankly and with so much of grief in heart the humiliation she suffers at the hands of her family members and relatives, especially her maternal grandmother who always curses Jessymol for the sickness of her mother. She cannot bear the…show more content…
Sometimes she feels disappointed and thinks of dropping out of school. But still she continues her effort. Jessymol earnestly anticipates that her desire to become a nurse will be fulfilled. Preparing for marriage and family life When talked about marriage, she reacted with certain amount of uneasiness. She has never got any direction or guidance about family and married life, and therefore has no clear idea about the same. Whenever her friends share about their dreams and aspirations about their future married life and about their would-be bridegrooms, she feels a void for doesn’t have anything to talk about regarding these matters. “I feel not to get married; I don’t like leaving my helpless mother. If I get married, I may have many obstacles to seeing my mother. If I am in the control of my husband and his family I may have to give up my mother. So I have decided not to get married. The parents of my friends have already started depositing money and buying gold for their wedding. My mother cannot do anything of this kind”. So she doesn’t have dreams about a future married life. “The people of the locality know about mother’s illness. She becomes so violent sometimes. So people generally do not like to bring a marriage proposal to our
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