To begin, the lack of financial stability in the Walls family has always been problematic, however as the mother of her children, Rose Mary never contributed much to the family income due to her stubbornness and free-spirited nature. A prime example of Rose Mary not providing for her family is a constant lack of food in the house. The children’s hunger is apparent when Jeannette says, “We did eat less. Once we lost our credit at the commissary, we quickly ran out of food. Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days.
In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is given the responsibility of caring for Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), his brother who is mentally challenged. The movie opens with the two waiting for the many tourists' trailers to pass through town during an annual Airstreamer's Club, that they watch every year. His mother, Bonnie (Darlene Cates), gained a massive amount of weight after her husband killed himself in the basement of the home they still live in. With nothing to do but eat and watch TV Bonnie went from the most beautiful woman in Endora to nearly five hundred pounds. Bonnie being unable to care for the household, Gilbert becomes plagued with the responsibilities of repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, while his sisters Amy (Laura Harrington) and Ellen (Mary Kate Schellhardt) finish what Gilbert can’t.
The manner of perception demonstrated by the director, Lasse Hallström, of “What Eating Gilbert Grape?” is established towards people with mental disability but specifically autism. Arnie Grape who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio is a 17 year old boy with autism and shares everything with his older brother and carer Gilbert Grape who was played by Johnny Depp. Arnie elucidates basic behavioural and social aspects that a person with autism would have. Hallstrom interprets a person with autism as a minority by clearly separating the town of Endora, Iowa from not just Arnie but the entire Grape family. The media manages to incorrectly interpret the behaviour, social acceptance and understanding of people with a disability and this movie directly
Her family never had a lot of money and she often had to fend for herself and take care of her siblings. Her mother never worked and her father never held a steady job and was an alcoholic. Jeannette worked in her childhood, began cooking her own meals at the age of three, and did everything that she could to leave the dying town she was in to search for a better life in New York. She taught herself how to be independent and worked hard to overcome all of the obstacles that were in her way. The characters in this book faced a lot of poverty and their health was affected by this.
In the story, The Painted Door by Sinclair Ross, the protagonist, Ann suffers from many mental issues caused by isolation and depression. She is first revealed as a farmer’s wife, insisting her husband, John to stay with her during a storm, but John ultimately makes the decision to leave and visit his father. This act made Ann feel insignificant because she felt that she is “as important as” John’s “father”. This is the not the first time John was not there when Ann needed him most, seven years married and he “scarcely spoke a word” during meals. Ann who is his wife and the only living person within a “2 mile” radius is constantly rejected the simplest freedoms and of all people, her husband.
QUOTE ABOUT DRINKING. Towards the end of the story, Tillie and her brother find their mother floating in the pool; she committed suicide due to the lack of help she is given for her mental illness. She had felt a burden to the family and believed they were better off without her. QUOTE FROM FAMILY ABOUT SUICIDE. This isn 't the best time or place in history to have a breakdown so she never received the proper care she needed.
I married my wife 8 years ago and I’ve never felt romantically attracted to her. We married out of convenience and it has truly been a nightmare. We are a low income couple and can 't afford any luxury but my wife is a hypochondriac and she waists the little money I make and my entire happiness. She is always complaining about her health and although I feel completely responsible for her I can’t deny that some days I just want to leave this sad town and look for a life of my own. In consequence of my wife’s constant sickness we brought her cousin Mattie to live with us and this has been a bitter sweet situation.
Belicia husband left her when her children were very young, so Belicia had to work three jobs to provide Lola and Oscar food to eat and place to live. Belicia was a negative, loud mouth, abusive mother. She convinced Lola that Lola was ugly, stupid, and worthless. Belicia often screamed hit her children anywhere and in front of any one, with either the flip flop or the leather strap. If “Belicia was not at work, she was sleeping; Lola shopped, cooked, cleaned, took care of Oscar, and had the best grades in her class” (Diaz 56); nevertheless, Belicia complimented Lola.
Linda’s daughter and Steve’s sister recently passed away by an overdose on prescription drugs, but they still continue to abuse the prescriptions. Mitchell and Courtney have come home numerous times to find Linda incapacitated in her chair while drooling and speaking of things that do not exist nor make sense. Courtney has explained her experiences about Linda trapping her when nobody is in the room and constantly degrading her, Courtney says that she feels as if she is walking on eggshells. Courtney explains that Linda comes into her room and
That is why I think that Chinese Cinderella is a depressing story. My whole essay shows that how Adeline is mentally and physically abused by most of her family. The reason that I chose this is because that during her lifetime she never got any love from her parents especially Naing when she married father so then she got even less respect. Chinese Cinderella was a depressing story because she got through hard times from when her mother died and then when father had remarried she then had such little respect from anyone that she became as if she was meant to be