The harsh tempo helps demonstrate how rebellious Pattyn is feeling and how fed up she is with being ignored and abused. When Pattyn is at her place of residence, she feels very alone unless she talks to her sister Jackie. No child should ever feel like they are unwanted, and their home is not a home. Thankfully her dad came to his senses and sent Pattyn to live with his sister. "I Melt" performed by Rascall Flatts (Songwriters: Joe Neil Thrasher, Jr.) (Link to
Max Lerner an American Journalist stated “the turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” Throughout The Glass Castle a memoir by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette and her siblings, Lori, Brian and Maureen are faced with an unpleasant upbringing that they are put through by their parents Rex and Rose Mary Walls. Due to the terrible living conditions and bad parenting they had to endure for many years, they had to teach themselves and each other to be strong and survive on the very little food and necessities that they were given. Throughout the memoir, it is seen that Jeannette has a special connection with her father unlike any of the other siblings, but despite Jeannette believing in him Rex struggles to raise her and the kids in the normal life that they deserve due to his battle with mental illness. Bipolar disorder “is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks” (National). It is a manic-depressive illness and bipolar disorder can be defined by four different types.
This becomes apparent when Elvia’s menarche, completely horrifies her and is clueless as to why it occurs. Furthermore, she has no knowledge of how sex works and is denied the proper resources to help care for her child. At no point in her life is she allowed to actually enjoy her womanhood and is forced into subservience until eventually being forced to be contentment with a less than average man simply because he wasn’t abusive. At all turns, Elvia throughout her life was forced to deal with the shortcomings of Honduran society in the aspects of class inequality, the prevalence of machismo, and the oppression of femininity. From being denied an education simply because she was both poor and a woman.
With both parents being immensely inadequate, Ree has no guardian to rely on for assistance or advice. Ree is forced to raise 2 of her siblings, who she deeply cares for by herself. Essentially Ree has to be Sonny and Harold’s parents due to the fact that they have no adequate parent. This forces Ree to remain present in their lives for a minimum of 10 years at the least, which will eliminate her dream of joining the army. A key component of the novel is Ree’s feeling of being alone in the whole ordeal of her father missing.
Discussion 2: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie portrays gender in many different ways throughout her stories in “The Thing Around Your Neck,” primarily focusing on the role of women. I would say all the protagonist women in Adichie’s stories are very strong and have motivation to achieve some sort of goal. In “The Arrangers Of Marriage,” there is a strong dynamic difference between the men and women. Chinaza (who soon goes by Agatha), struggles to fit in with the American culture and to get to know her new husband, Dave who’s constantly criticizing and correcting her every move and word. This story portrays women as the less important sex.
This book is a process of telling the story of a desperate little girl trapped in a world of terror and pain. With a deceased abusive father, and a mother blind both physically and mentally, she had no way out. One major question that both psychologists and reader had was if she would ever be able to speak. Genie was called the “ wild child”. One very important theme would be child abuse, Genie faced a world of hurt and destruction along with her family, when recused she had calluses her bottom due to the long period of time she sat in the potty chair.
Wito is an eight year old girl living in the Philippines with her mother, once a famous pianist, and her father, a farm owner. In the beginning, Wito is concerned with the fact that she is unable to play the piano as well as her mother, this is a concern that consumes her everyday life. Wito’s mother is the victim of oppression due to her husband; this instance causes Wito to have an epiphany that helps her in completing her coming of age journey. Towards the end of the story Wito realizes that there are more complicated matters in her life than her being unable to play the piano. This relates to Hetty Dorval in that both Wito and Frankie come to term with the idea that growing up is a natural part of life.
Kierrah Edwards ENGL 201 9/20/15 Character Analysis: Emily Grierson The short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner depicts how seclusion can certainly impact one’s life. Throughout the story, Emily gives off this “insane” impression. However, after fully reading the story, the reader can fully understand why Emily was the way she was. Emily Grierson was a very dependent person. From a very young age, she found herself being confined in her home with her father and their butler.
In Indian society, woman occupies a vital position and honoured place. The Vedas glorified women as the mother, the creator, one who gives life and worshipped her as a ‘Devi' or Goddess. But their glorification was rather mythical for at the same time, in India women found herself totally suppressed and subjugated in a patriarchal society. Male violence against women are worldwide phenomenon. Fear of violence is an important factor in the lives of most women.
Connie fits (the category of the girl next door who has a double personality.) Connie grows up in a household where her father works often and hardly ever talks to his daughters, but her mother never stops nagging Connie. (Her mother says, “Stop gawking at yourself. Who are you? You think you’re so pretty?”) (157).