Love is a strong and powerful word, whether it is towards a family member or a special individual. But according to Aldous Huxley’s rendition of an alternate future where there is a decline in family values and monogamous relationships. We follow the stories of Bernard Marx who is an introvert struggling to fit in the mold that is expected in the society. John the Savage who was born by accident and doesn’t quite fit in the Savage civilization.
Lia’s parents endured great mental suffering from taking care of Lia 24/7 and the Hmong had to witness their own men being taken away to fight in war, never to return. Continuing with comparison, the plight of the American doctors is as difficult as the Hmong at points. Some of the doctors did have their varying opinions, but most really just wanted to feel that they did their job to the fullest extent. Many hours and thousands of dollars were spent on Lia and her condition. One could say that Fadiman does have bias towards the Hmong, but if she had chosen to completely side with them, she wouldn’t have mentioned the third element of suffering: the doctors who wanted to better a
Right from the moment of her birth, she was discriminated upon by the members of her tribe. This is due to her mother and twin brother died during the delivery, leaving Paikea as the unfavorable child to her grandfather Koro. This emphasizes the dislike Koro has for her because she survived over her brother, who would have become chief after Porourangi. When Porourangi told him his wife had given birth to a girl, Koro was disgusted. He announced he “would have nothing to do with her” because “she has broken the male line of descent.
John cheated on his wife with Abigail, which is like a capital crime back in Salem. No one knew about this affair except John, Abigail, and his wife. They kept this a secret from the community to save John’s reputation. Even when Abigail was basically committing murder, John refused to expose her of her jealous behavior. Eventually, he did confess his affair, but it was too late and the court didn’t believe him.
The male patients have no voice and are taken advantage of by the staff. The African American workers have power over the white males, but are silenced by the female nurses. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey shows how
For example, he uses to call people according if they are white or Indians. He does not care about learning their names or mentioning them; in addition, when the police tell him that he does not fit in the profile of the neighborhood, he thinks, “I didn’t really fit the profile of the country but I knew it would just get me into trouble” (Alexie 10). This idea shows how people feel about their sense of belongingness, and the gap between his culture and the culture of the country has just increased exponentially. He is not a real American because he is just an Indian. However, even he is in his own reservation with his family, the narrator says, “I was one of those Indians who was supposed to make it, to rise above the rest of the reservation like a fucking eagle or something” (Alexie 10).
The Hamlin’s had no physical experience with this condition due to its rarity in western countries. After much literary research, correspondence with other doctors (pg.77) and help from the revolutionary fistula discoveries of Dr James Marion Sims, who completed the first successful fistula operation and opened the world’s first fistula hospital in New York, the Hamlin’s felt confident enough to begin fistula operations on the patients. (pg.80) Hamlin depicts the gender inequality ever-present in the Ethiopian community. This is evident as she explains that women who suffer from obstetric fistula will be shunned from their village, and as a result induces physical and psychological trauma.
The Program by Suzanne Young focuses on teen suicide and a new way to prevent the ‘epidemic’, by taking away memories, good or bad. After going through treatment ‘the returners’ are watched carefully and have trouble going back in to society. The Program is not making things better, it is making people curious and uneasy, no one that goes in ever comes out the
There are many examples of nursing care, where not knowing about the patient cultural history lead to miscommunication and ultimately worsening of the condition of the patient. One of such examples of lack of acknowledging cultural differences and described by the American Colledge of Obstetrics-Gynecologist( 2011), is a scenario where a lesbian woman sees a gynecologist for the first time. She responds "yes" to the gynecologist inquiry about whether she is sexually active, and so the provider begins to lecture her on the use of birth control, which leaves the patient uncomfortable and upset. As a result, she refuses to return to the office again. In culturally sensitive approach, the doctor should not assume his patient heterosexuality, but question her about the gender of her sexual partner.
“Karen Salmansohn once said, ‘If I had never experienced the pain I’ve gone through, I never would have become who I am today.’’’ Being molested by a family member and taking care of my baby sister were some of the challenges I have to go through and learn from. Afterward these challenges will help me to pursue my professional goals, by providing equality service in those in need regardless of their sexual orientation, face, religion, financial status, and more. Growing up, I was molested by my uncle for 9 years. Every night, I was lying in bed with tears going down my cheeks because he would get under the blanket and touched me.
But after the death of Grace Blanket, four watchers sent from hill to protect her daughter Nola from white killer (45). • After the death of Grace, Nola is transformed from a sweet, quiet girl to a belligerent child who resists the cultural coercion practiced by the Watona Indian school (128-129). • Indian people lost their faith in white people after the death of Indians, they stop seeing doctor black for illness (170). • Nola decides to marry white man Will Forest because she knew her presence must endanger the lives of Graycloud family (180). • After the number of deaths of Indian people, Joe Billy wanted his replacement at the Indian Baptist church and decided not to perform any wedding or funerals (195).
We see an example of ethnocentrism when Lia’s family tries to take home the placenta from the hospital. Though this is traditional for them the hospital does not find it appropriate and fears what could happen if they were to take the placenta. Though things are much different for the Lee family, we see a bit of cultural relativism in Lia’s mom when she makes the decision to have her baby at the medical center. Though this is a completely different experience for her, she has trust that the doctor are there to help her and that she will have a safe delivery. It takes a great deal of courage for the Hmong people to instill their trust into something that is so foreign to them, but it is not until they do so that they can begin to grow and
On April 23rd 2006, 12 year old Jasmine Richardson had taken the lives of her parents and her 8 year old brother. She was not alone during the committing of these crimes. Her 23-year old forbidden boyfriend Jeremy Steinke was not only an accent to this murder but a culprit. Marc and Debra Richardson had lost their lives after making a rule that Jasmine and Jeremy were forbidden from seeing each other. Authorities were under the assumption that Jasmine was missing or had been abducted after finding the Richardson’s bodies but on the contrary Jasmine was the suspect for her family’s murders.
The Order Sale Vera Waterston or also known as Sá is a crossed breed daughter from her mother an Elemental and her father who is a noble. She is part of the uprising that is trying to stop the segregation and harsh treatment towards the Elementals, as is her mother until she is wounded in a riot. Growing up with Elementals as her family, Sá knows the truth about how the orderly actually treat them. Sá is now stuck between two hard choices of whether she should leave everyone she knows and cares about in the slums and go with her father, or stay and watch as everyone suffers under the power of the orderlies.
him at night and ran away from her with it all the stereotypes and the profiling that comes with it in which they would have to manage and live with for the rest of their lives after they finally realize such an ugly truth. Although, the way in how Staples and Rodriguez handled racism are completely different ways, Staples attempts to combat the racism and prejudice of society by making