Within Edward Scissorhands, when other characters meet Edward, they identify him as a freak of nature, as someone who might hurt them. When Kim was coming back home, she encountered Edward for the very first time. Numerous shot-reverse-shots were used to revealed the terror in her eyes. As she screamed at the very top of her lungs, she had woken up the entire house. Peg had to calm her down to tell her that Edward was someone not to fear, despite his gargantuan scissors for hands.
After reading the novel The Secret Life of Bees, it would be easy to think that the main theme is discrimination or family, but in reality it is actually focused on the toll that mental illness takes on a family. The protagonist of this novel, Lily Owens, has always had a troublesome life. Both her parents, Terrence Owens, also known as T. Ray, and Deborah Fontanel are ridden with illness, sadly caused from each other. Lily also meets a new family in this novel after running away from her cruel father who abuses her. This family is also dealing with mental illness.
This makes her a very interesting and dynamic character to watch throughout the story. She starts going truly mad after the banquet in act 3.4 and everything becomes too much for her. She starts sleepwalking which alerts Macbeth so he has a doctor try and help her. In her sleep, she discloses all of her secrets to the doctor and the gentlewoman who do not know what to do with such information. While asleep, Lady Macbeth said, “yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” (Shakespeare 5.1.34).
Dealing with an alcoholic single mother and endless hours of working at Heather Nursing Home to raise money for college, and high-school. janie Hannagan has bigger problems since she was eight years old, she has been pulled into people’s dreams, witnessing their recurring fears, fantasies and secrets. With the help of mrs. Stubbin an old lady from the nursing home , Janie discovers that she is a dream catcher with the ability to help others resolve their haunting dreams. After taking an interest in former bad boy Cabel, she must distinguish between the monster she sees in his nightmares and her romantic feelings for him. And when she learns more about Cabel’s secret
Abigail had to deal with suffering at a young age, when her parents were brutally murdered in front of her by Native Americans. The death of parents is stressful, more so when you are such a tender age. What happened to Abigail was so stressful that she had a mental breakdown. Abigail developed a sociopathic disorder, from not being able to handle the amount of suffer and stress she had. This suffering caused Abigail to make horrible decisions, she had a relationship with a married man and accused people of being witches.
Now constantly haunted by the Babadook, Amelia must face griefs she has buried in order to save her son. The Bababook, as an entirety, is a physical manifestation of Amelia’s repressed grief from her husband's death. The monster soon possesses Amelia and acts out all the rage and grief she
Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
Running with Scissors: A Synopsis Augusten Burroughs’ Running with Scissors is a memoir retelling Burroughs’ rather eventful life between the ages of nine and seventeen. The story begins with a description of his mother, Deirdre, getting ready in the bathroom to leave for the night. Burroughs expresses the feelings of abandonment that he often faces when she leaves, and as the story unfolds, he reveals his father’s alcoholism as well as the constant, usually violent, arguments that take place between the two of them. Soon enough, his parents divorce and his mother, mentally-ill, begins seeing a psychiatrist named Dr. Finch. In order to stay protected from his father, Burroughs is eventually forced to move in with Dr. Finch, who later becomes his legal guardian; meanwhile, his mother stays elsewhere.
This was resonant to Richard, “I found myself lying in bed, screaming, determined to run away, tussling with my mother and father who were trying to keep me still. I was lost in a fog of fear” (Wright 7). This means that from the ineffable beatings from his parents, Richard was having severe flashbacks, affecting his mental health. In conclusion, the beatings from his parents has caused Richard to get harsh flashbacks. The second incident is after Richard’s provocative uncle, Uncle Tom, moves in with him.
Ruby Moon explores the relentlessness of grief as two parents continue to return to the same place with more questions than they have answers. Ray and Sylvie are trapped in a never-ending cycle of their own grief, unable to move on with their lives because of their oblivion towards Ruby’s disappearance: “We can’t keep riding into this tunnel…we’re facing the wrong way…” This metaphor, conveyed by Ray in the Epilogue, captures the mental and emotional difficulty that Ray and Sylvie are experiencing and reveals to the audience their rather troubled relationship and delusional reality. The characters in ruby moon are shown undergoing at least two of the five stages of grief: Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Depression, and Acceptance as a result of Ruby’s disappearance. “SID slips into a routine. He adopts the pose of a distraught mother searching.
Holden’s depression directly relates to his family, specifically his brother, Allie. “I slept in the garage the night he dies, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist…” (Salinger 39). Holden experiences much pain when his brother dies, leaving him constantly wondering about him and what might happen to him. From a general perspective, Holden would seem in need of psychoanalysis, however, death is never easy to cope with, especially at his age. Holden’s parents hold more of a negative influence on his life.
For each killer, they all have uniquely different stories, so my personal goal was to find someone I have never heard with an “off the wall” story. As I came across the name of Albert Fish and briefly skimmed material it was without a doubt horrific to imagine. It was incredibly disturbing to me to discover in reading, not only were his targets children, but that fact that he mailed each victim’s parent(s) a letter detailing their murder. For many years the boogeyman may have been some tall-tale story haunting the lives of children as they lay wide away in bed at night in fear of shutting his or her eyes. When in reality, Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish was a living nightmare literally feasting on the soles of innocent
Oprah Winfrey, for one, grew up in an abusive household where male relatives of hers would repeatedly molest her, which took an emotional toll on Oprah. She was an unsettled teenager who appeared to have no future ahead of her, considering the cruelty and harm she had undergone. After Oprah moved to Nashville to live with her father, where she could have easily been absorbed in the same life style she perused in New York, constantly surrounding herself with promiscuous behavior. Instead, she cleaned up her act and won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant, got an on-air job at WVOL, and also won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. From there she continued her career as a radio newscaster, and eventually had her own radio show.