“I couldn’t plead for any rights because I didn’t have any.” (p. 72). • Society feared her sadness and teachers and social workers perpetuated the notion that she is a troubled kid. Baby said: “they are afraid of my sadness” (O’Neill, 2006, p.128). • Baby is unwelcomed at Xavier’s house after a school teacher informed his parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home.
Jeanette’s childhood was shameful due to her parents careless way of living. Throughout The Glass Castle Jeannette hides her childhood just like she from her mother because she is ashamed of what people might think. Jeannette Walls lived a tough childhood because of her parents. They were always moving around trying to find a place to build a glass castle. They never gave any of their children a set home while they were growing up.
There are news articles about teenagers lying to their parents, teachers, or coaches about their grades, life, or about someone else. Teenage girls think of how much trouble she can cause for somebody if she doesn’t like the person. A single lie could give somebody into deep trouble, such as a teacher for example. The teenager would lie about her assignments are completed and the teacher would reply about how the teenager never completed the assigned homework. The teenager goes to her parents or guardians and says she finished the assignments, but, she never finished or even touched the assignments.
She thought Atticus was making fun of her when he was calling her ‘Miss’ and ‘ma'am’, which shows that she hasn’t been treated with much respect and doesn’t know how to give respect to others. She is also very uneducated. She never had the chance to go to school. The way she talked and the way she didn’t understand words like “friend” in the trial shows just how uneducated she was. Growing up around no one except family is also a closed door for Mayella’s capability to make
Baby encounters stigma from authority figures and classmates, further contributing to her low self-esteem. For example, after a school teacher informed Xavier’s parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home - Baby is unwelcome at his house. Lauren was Baby friend; however after witnessing Baby’s home life she humiliated and excluded Baby. Furthermore, they were many instances where the social workers and teachers could have intervened and made a positive difference in Baby’s life.
Hester and her daughter Pearl lived with mistrust, the townspeople were disgusted by her, and would never trust her even after her sentence was lifted. Relationships can stand on the grounds of mistrust and isolation, but they may never thrive on it due to the fact of trust and companionship being the key factors in a relationship. This was shown throughout both The Scarlett Letter and Ethan Frome in a variety of ways, including the lack of true companionship in both novels and also the complete lack of trust held by some characters in both
Mildred fails to have her own identity as considers her television as “her family” suggesting that her husband is not her family. While Clarisse expresses her own identity as she considers herself “abnormal” from the kids her own age. the idea of having an individual identity cease to exist in this novel as everyone is afraid of expressing themselves and being the outcast. Thus, Mildred does not have her own identity suggesting that she is hiding it or has no desire of having her own. It shows how people in this novel are afraid of being different.
She has a strained relationship with her family. She does not get along with her mother or sister because she feels that they are jealous of her beauty. Because of this, childhood and adolescence are depicted as times of tribulation, innocence and terror in “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?
Says Lena, “‘Won’t she be mad when she finds you?’ ‘Nah, she’ll just be glad I’m not dead or something’”(114). . In observance of this situation, Lena begins to wonder how Teresa thinks of her. She says: “Maybe she had listened through the walls and heard nothing, the stagnant silence of our unhappy house” (114). Lena is associating the loudness of her neighbor’s home with the love she expects from her own mother, and the silence of her house so strongly opposes that which she expects.
Later in the text, Rachel tells the reader about other mothers and their bad relationship between mother and daughter. In the start, the reader really gets the imagine that she really struggles because of the teenagers, also because of her title choice "a modern tragedy", which indicates the problem among two sides and that the author wants to
It is sometimes difficult for individuals to settle the discrepancy between truth and illusion, and consequently they drive others away, by shutting down. Mrs. Ross, in The Wars by Timothy Findley, is seen as brittle while she is attending church, and cannot deal with the cruel reality of the war and therefore segregates herself from the truth by blacking it out. As a result, she loses her eyesight, and never gets to solve the clash between her awareness of reality and the actuality of the world. She hides behind a veil, and her glasses to distance herself from reality. Mrs. Davenport has to wheel her around in Rowena’s chair to keep her awake, so she doesn’t harbour up subconscious feeling within her dreams, which she is unable to deal with.
Before reaching the point of suicide, the Lisbon sisters and Esther Greenwood both begin to retreat from society. Voluntarily and involuntarily, they girls stray further and further from any semblance of a support group. By "merely [failing] to show up," and being "taken out of school," the girls being their descent into isolation and a world without any emotional or physical support from any kind of outsider (Eugenides, 137). This confinement greatly hinders them, and it only leads to the severity of their declining mental health. The isolation of the girls is "symbolic of the isolation that is inherent in the modern suburban community" (Kirby, 1).