Sheila Character Analysis Essay

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Sheila’s Strengths (Chapter and page #)

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1. Compared to most children who are seriously disturbed, Sheila was above average academically Ch 6, p. 77

2. Sheila is above average in intelligence, maybe even bright Ch 6 p. 78

3. Sheila scores 102 in the PPVT test (Peabody picture vocabulary Test Ch 6 p 76

4. Sheila scores 102 on the PPVT test (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test which was started on Ch 6 p. 76

5. Sheila has good command of very difficult tenses such as conditionals like “should” and “would” Ch 7 p 96

6. Anton is Sheila’s protector Ch 7 p. 99

7. Sheila gets what she wants Ch 7 p. 101

8. Sheila is a gifted child with marvelous intelligence
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Sheila speaks oddly Ch 6, p.82

2. There is a discrepancy n Sheila’s speech patterns. The way she talks is to ….. Ch 7 p. 95-96

3. A terrible history of uncontrollable behavior Ch 7 p. 97

4. Sheila has problems with her grammar/ syntax---speech pattern is erratic Ch 7 p. 155

5. Needs to be placed in higher grade but she is too small and fragile looking Ch 19 p. 285

6. Sheila does not like workbooks Ch 20 p. 307

7. Sheila does not like to be corrected Ch 20 p. 307 1. Neglected, has no social interaction at home, she felt abandoned Ch 3, p. 30

2. She never cried Ch 3 p. 32

3. Causes destruction by poking out the gold fish’s eyes Ch 3, p. 37

4. Sheila has a terrible history of uncontrollable behavior

5. She feels unloved, she thinks she is bad Ch 7 p. 82

6. Sheila craves attention and follows Torey around Ch 7 p 100

7. Sheila desires physical contact Ch 7 p 100

8. Sheila is need, she follows Torey around all day long Ch 7 p. 100

9. Sheila is inconsiderate and unkind to others Ch 7 p. 101

10. Sheila uses shock tactics to get what she wants Ch 7 p. 102

11. She lacks self-confidence Ch 7 p.
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Sheila’s father is an ex-convict and an alcoholic Ch 3 p. 30

3. Sheila has been moved around among relatives Ch 3 p. 31

4. No heat, no plumbing and no electricity Ch 3 p. 30She spoke erratically at home page Ch 3, 32

5. She reported to eat and sleep within normal limits Ch 3 p 32

6. She wet the bed Ch 3 p 32

7. She sucked her thumb Ch 3 p 32

8. Her father saw her as a way ward child
Ch 3 p 32

9. Sheila comes to school hungry Ch 4 p. 60

10. Lack of parental support and guidance Ch 7 p 98

11. According to Torey Sheila needs to be clean and more hygienic Ch 6 p. 83

12. Sheila lacks warm clothing Ch 7 p. 99

13. Gets spanked by her dad if she accepts gifts Ch 7 p 100

14. Father takes out anger on Sheila’[s Ch 7 p. 100

15. She is left at home alone and she gets scare Ch 8 p. 123

16. Sheila needs a structured environment Ch 10 p 145-146

17. Uncle Jerry tries to molest Sheila and cuts her private parts with a knife Ch 16 p. 240-244

18. Sheila desires a stable home/family Ch 15 p. 233

19. Sheila went through harrowing experience Ch 17 p. 261

20. Sheila wants to know why Uncle Jerry hurt her Ch 17 p. 268 1. Sheila had numerous abrasions Ch 3 p.
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