Relationships In Sharon M. Draper's Tears Of A Tiger

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“ It’s dark where I am and I cannot find the light. There are shadows all around me and my heart is full of fright.” –Andy Jackson. Depression was overpowering Andy when he was facing adversity. Relationships affected Andy during crisis. However, not all relationships have a positive outcome. In the novel Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper. Main character Andy had positive and effective relationships. But, his parents did not develop or build a parent-teen relationship. Without, the relationship Andy suffered when he needed them the most. In the face of adversity, what causes some to prevail and some to fail are their relationships and their traumatic experiences. In the novel Tears of a Tiger Andy is impacted by the difficulties of not having a relationship with his parents when he’s trying to get over the fact that he killed his best friend Rob. His parents are unsupportive and are unaware of Andy’s life. According to the novel Tears of a Tiger (Draper) it states, “ Are your parents concerned ? My…show more content…
Parent-teen relationships influence your academics, your actions, and the choices you make. As one can tell Sharon M. Draper’s novel focuses on relationships and depression. After all, if Andy had a relationship with his parents he probably wouldn’t have committed suicide. As a result, Andy suffered as well as, his parents when he died. They faced the consequences of not having a relationship with Andy. To begin with, Andy could have asked for support. No one should ever suffer from depression. With all things considered, relationships are majorly essential in one’s life. For teens mostly or kids who are having a hard time in life Relationships are beneficial especially, parent-teen relationships. But, keep in mind, not all parent-teen relationships are positive and effective. In any case, relationships have an impact on your everyday
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