Genogram and Ecomap Reflection Paper The story of my family laid out on paper with either scribbly lines or straight lines, symbols that represent death or sickness is beautiful and sad at the same time. Family is a complicated thing. It shapes us in so many ways, the patterns I was able to see on my genogram were interesting. The women on my mother’s side of the family have dealt with depression for generations. I only heard stories but my mother’s grandmother on her mother’s side was a cold and numb woman, especially cold mother, no affection was giving towards my grandmother which laid the foundation for how my grandmother would raise my mother and her two sisters, which eventually trickle down to me and how I handled the responsibility of motherhood.
She felt as if she could not care for her newborn as she is supposed to, so it brought her into a deep depression. The short stories, “I Stand Here Ironing” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are both stories told by women who felt that their responsibilities as a mother were
A key aspect of any novel or story is the way the characters interact and feel towards everything. In John Steinbeck’s, “Of Mice and Men”, the characters tend to give off the effect of loneliness and the feeling of isolation throughout the novel. The main characters that give off the effect of loneliness and the feeling of isolation are Curley’s wife, Crooks, and George. They’ve been truly alone, if not in mind then in body. Curley’s wife is lonely and isolated because she doesn’t care for her husband and she knows she could have done better.
In real life, it was not like that for many years. Daisy is a good example of a girl living according to her parents’ and other people’s rules. She never was able to live how she wanted to, even when she became a grown-up woman. Jordan Baker and other women know that and see that: “Wild rumors were circulating about her - how her mother had found her packing her bag one winter night to go to New York and say
The Fault in our Stars Held prisoner by the cancer flooding her lungs with fluid Hazel has lost her ability to interact with people, Hazel is lost to her books and herself, feeling guilty. She is aware that there is nothing she did to cause the cancer but she only tries to decrease the pain she believes that she is somehow causing her family. She gives in to death and gives up rather than make a profound impact on the people around her. She begins to explain this as she narrates “Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time thinking about death,” Green, p.78. She realizes that she spends precious time obsessing about death, she is wasting her life grieving about something she cannot control, predict or change.
Phoebe Internal and external In the novel “Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech, Phoebe faces internal and external conflict that change Phoebe and her life forever. First Phoebe tries to make up ways that someone forced her Mrs.Winterbottom to leave instead of realizing Mrs.Winterbottom left without telling her or any of her family.Next Phoebe finds her mom and the lunatic kissing on the bench at Mike's school.Finally Mrs.Winterbottom brings mike home and Phoebe finds out she has a half brother. After all the positive and some negative stuff that happen in her family, Phoebe struggles with thinking positively about all the things that has happened to her family. First when Phoebe’s mother leaves unexpectedly one morning, causing internal and external conflicts for Phoebe and her family. In fact, Phoebe makes unrealistic ways why her mother left, then not accepting her mother left because she was not happy with who she was.
These symbols together help portray the relationship between Annie and her mother by showing that they have a mutual dislike for one another and how they are tired and depressed because of their quarrelling. The thimble in the passage plays an important role in depicting the relationship between Annie and her mother. “Inside, however, the thimble that weighed worlds spun around and around; as it spun, it bumped up against my heart, my chest, my stomach, and whatever it touched felt as if I had been scorched there” (Page 101). Jamaica King uses the stylistic technique of a metaphor (when comparing Annie’s sadness inside to a thimble) to show how Annie is feeling, which helps show the relationship between her and her mother. The thimble is a result of Annie’s sadness regarding her mom.
Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre, alludes a young orphan girl who becomes involved in the government as an adult. Jane feels she does not have any say in the house of Bessie, they would shun her and she was not able to say a word. The author Bronte creates many allusions that foreshadows the story of Jane, Throughout the story Bronte utilizes descriptive details to foreshadow the story. Imagery that is seen in this novel is when Jane was wandering off outside since she finished having her dinner. "the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so somber and a rain so penetrating, that the further outdoor exercise was now out of the question."
Ellen Toliver changed a lot throughout the book from beginning of the book to the end.One example was that in the beginning of the Ellen wants to be invisible. The evidence for this claim is when on Page 27 Ellen Says”I wish I could be invisible.I wish I could watch everything and nobody can see me.”However,at the end of the book Ellen is fine with not being invisible.On page 163 ,Ellen tells her mother and her grandfather about how she perservered through all her problems.You can tell that she was happy to be home and she was not as shy and timid as she used to be.Also that she probably did not want to be invisible too.This was how Ellen Toliver changed one way throughout the book.One other way that Ellen changed in the book was that she gained courage before and after the mission.In the beginning of the book Ellen did not have enough courage to stand up to Dicey near the water pump.On page 26 after Dicey was making fun of Ellen and telling her to go to another water pump.Dicey said”Get your water out of the gutter!”.Ellen
There. I lived there” (Cisneros 5). Her response, synonymous to the shame commonly felt by many individuals affected by poverty, illustrates her humiliation by relating it to her house. Esperanza again demonstrates her unease with her house and neighborhood when she states, “I don’t belong. I don’t ever want to come from here” (Cisneros 106).