At the beginning of her book, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls, her parents were incapable of providing a safe environment for their young, innocent children. As the story continued, the father and the mother did not show improvement, which made them unqualified parents due to the lack of providing for the basic survival needs or their children. According to Abraham Maslow 's theory of "the Hierarchy of Needs” there are five different types of needs that should be provided to all human beings, which are “the physiological needs, the needs for safety and security, the needs for love and belonging, the needs for esteem, and the need to actualize the self” (Boeree 2). Those are the needs that have to be satisfied for someone to have a healthy, successful, and a happy life. At the end of the story, the children received all their needs on their own, without the help of the parents.
The use of symbolism, to a large extent, also portrays the woman’s feelings derived from her sense of imprisonment. The opening line “Her clothes are out of date” as well as the children 's behaviour; demanding her constant attention as they "whine", "bicker" and "tug her skirt” are symbolic representations of how the mother no longer lives the same life she used to. The reference to “out of date” emphasises the sacrifices the woman has made for her family, whilst the children’s dialogue illustrates their negative depiction from the mother’s perspective. In this piece, the children are the catalyst for change; depicted as having a crushing weight on the mother’s emotions, leading to the development of her belief she is tied to a straining and sacrificial life as a result of
This means that children need discipline sometimes, and the Hadley parents find themselves not being able to follow through with it. Since the children are rarely chastised, they don’t show respect for their parents because they infrequently get in trouble for their actions. In addition, when George started to turn off all of the technology sources throughout the house, Peter and Wendy begged their mother to let them have a couple more minutes in the nursery. She reported back to George and he said, “’All right—alright, if they’ll shut up. One minute mind you and then off forever’” (16).
At school she is seen as a backyard snob, and she does not have any friends there. The fact that she does not have any friends at school shows that she is quiet at school and that she does not develop her skills in speaking to people. She is trapped in her own world and she does not have the answer in getting out of her situation. When Kambini’s father passed away it was as if she was relieved. There was a silence in their home, but it was a peaceful silence.
There isn’t much experience in learning because books are illegal in this community. The schools are not common in this community and books aren’t in this community unless they are stolen. Beatty meets montag " School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, languages dropped, English and spelling gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored"(Bradbury 53). It’s clear that schooling isn’t popular in this community and books are not allowed in this community. It also shows that a lot of teachers are not heard of in this community.
Houston also suffered from the moving, tired of getting used to new schools. She says, “In Ocean Park my teacher felt cold and distant. I was confused by all the moving and was having trouble with the classwork, but she would never help me out. She would have nothing to do with me. This was the first time I had felt outright hostility from a Caucasian” (Houston
She did not make any friends in the society. In fact, any child that tried to make friend with were met with a moody child that preferred to play alone and only interact with the natural things. Being a lonely kid Pearl opts to communicate with her own reflection and this also helps the reader to know what is happening in the book. For her age, pearl is able to communicate effectively with adults like her parents. She relates to them in a very complicated way that other children her own age cannot do and through this we see he asking her parent's very hard questions.
When Emily was young, her mother was forced to work hard to support the family and she was sent to her grandparents’ home. It was two years old when Emily was taken back to home again. Without her mother’s accompanying and love, Emily didn’t know how to express her feelings. We could discover this from following passage that Emily unrequited love with a boy and she stole money to buy candies for him in order to show her love. She was not good at speaking.
Genie lacks the necessary agents of socialization affecting her cognitive development. Family is the primary factor of socialization which can help a developing child learn how to function in society. Extreme isolation and punishment by her father, impaired Genie’s ability to learn and master basic skills. In addition, Genie did not attend school and barely left the house preventing her from experiencing secondary socialization and peer groups. Without any interaction, Genie is unable to vocalize and displays inhuman characteristics such as clawing and spitting.
Walter is very insecure about his manhood throughout the story and his mother even tries to give his manhood to him. The only thing that Mama does when she tries to “fix” Walter’s manhood is make him more depressed and insecure about his role of a man in the world. In “A Raisin in the Sun” manhood plays a role of a brick wall for the characters, especially Walter. Walter is the father of Travis and the husband of Ruth but he doesn’t run the household. The apartment is his mother’s.
They had their suspicion of where the money was coming from, but they never confirmed if it was coming from prostitution. In all actuality her parents were never any help. They never assisted Katie with her dilemma. Instead they ridiculed her. She received zero comfort from them, which only worsened the problem.
Foster care and abandonment The baggage that remains By Shaylah O’Hara Guest writer I had always felt that my mother did not want me. While she had several opportunities to get me back by simply providing a few clean drug tests, she was unable to do so. I tell myself that I ended up in the foster care system due to her addiction and that she did not intentionally choose drugs over me; while I do believe that, it still hurts. I got stuck with staff as parent figures; staff not properly trained to deal with ‘troubled youth.’ Troubled? Me?
They weren’t my family, that I knew... Gastly foster homes, I was desperately lonely and wanted my mum... There was no allowance of any contact at all, there was deliberate separation and I guess, stripping of identity...” Children of the ‘Stolen Generation’ were not properly informed on why they were being taken all of a sudden, they didn’t understand. For all they knew they were just normal children except for the difference that their skin was a different colour. They were confused as to why they did not call their care takers mum and dad, like other children. Other children redirected their confusion and anger into getting into trouble, as stated by Howard Edwards in his ‘Stolen Generation’ testimonial when reflecting on his own childhood and
NEGLECT ABUSE. Mrs P was at risk of neglect and harm from her son who was not supporting her needs for care and she has been abuse and neglected. Her personal hygiene was also not taken care of by her son, because of this abuse Mrs. P could not protect herself from neglect so she became withdrawn from herself. FINANCIAL OR MATERIAL ABUSE. Mrs. P’s son was using his mother’s money and her belongings as if they were his own without the permission of his mother.
This video is related to the text because it illustrates family problems and dysfunctional, the lack of attention the mother pays to the child and fails to provide the basic necessities of life. The child prepared her own lunch and wore the same dress to school from the day before. She mother failed to prepare the child for the greater good of society. The mother failed to prepare the children to be good of society being that her life was ended too