Marilyn Monroe Influence On Society

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For generations, celebrities have been viewed as the flawless icons of America. They always have the perfect hair, they are seen wearing perfect outfits, perfect bodies, perfect houses, and overall, what seems to be a perfect life. These stars are everything that our less than perfect selves wish to be. This perception of a “perfect” celebrity is almost always a sight seen through a camera lens, on a screen, or in front of an audience. The fine details of these perfect lives are often glossed over and hidden from view. Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic figures in pop culture; likewise, she is America’s most well-known sex symbol. She was a very popular model and actress, known for her wit and charm. Her films drew in large crowds,…show more content…
Schizophrenia subtypes:
295.30 Paranoid Type:
a.) Preoccupation with one or more delusions or frequent auditory hallucinations
b.) Exclude disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior or flat/inappropriate affect
Paranoid Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder that tends to lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Monroe’s path to fame was not an easy one. In 1926, she was born Norma Jean Baker in Los Angeles, California. At the age of seven, Monroe’s mom was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and hospitalized (Monroe & Barris 1995). Monroe states that she remembered her mom laughing and screaming as she was being hospitalized (Vigil Citizen, 2013).
At age eleven, Monroe became a ward of the state and spent the remainder of her childhood in and out of eleven different foster homes. At one point Monroe reported being treated harshly and abused in at least three of the homes. When there wasn’t a foster home she stayed at the local orphanage.
When she was 16, her foster parents at the time decided to move out of state. In order to avoid being thrown back into the foster system, Monroe married James Dougherty in

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