One example is when Melinda states, “I stumble from thornbush to thornbush- my mother and father who hate each other, Rachel who hates me, a school that gags on me…” (pg. 125). Melinda feels as though she is trapped in thorn bushes because everywhere she retreats to she is an awful position. As a result, Melinda is miserable and constantly mopes around. Another way Anderson incorporates a metaphor to present Melinda’s low emotional health is when Melinda says, “There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at the inside of my ribs.
The environment in which Precious grew up in, is toxic, dysfunctional, and dangerous. The mother was abusive, verbally, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Precious was also sexually abused by her father since the age of three. The second cue I identified is the Mothers refusal to accept responsibility for her actions in the way she raised and treated Precious. It was clear in the counseling session that the Mother still blames Precious for her significant other not wanting her and eventually leaving her.
Unhappiness in One’s Life Can Lead to Finding Phoniness in Everything Else; The Catcher in the Rye There used to be a tall, mean bully in Pre-K that I went to school with. Everyone was scared of her because she was bigger than everyone else and she always made fun of her classmates. She would make mean comments about the clothes we would wear and the things we would do. One day, she made fun of my pink velcro shoes and claimed that they were for babies. I went home that day very upset and my mom questioned me.
Through out King's writing he had very similar reoccurring themes, most of them are about children against monsters, which the monsters symbolizes the evils of the outside world. An example is, education systems who only support or show off certain kids, or abusive parents, or troubled children with a troubled life, or innocence being destroyed. An example of this is shown in his novel Carrie, a girl living with abuse from her mother and was bullied at school which led her to kill her mother, and almost everyone in her class. An example of children losing innocence is shown in one of Kings famous novels It which is about a bunch of kids who weren't very popular and were haunted by a clown and they drive the clown, named Pennywise, away then he later returns when they are adults and they are forced to kill Pennywise. When Stephen was younger, he always felt like the underdog and didn't fit in very well because of his size and appearance.
But in reality, they are just afraid of these women and are accusing innocent women that might seem like they’re doing something satanic. By doing this, it weakens the women so they could have power. My second story that explores the fear society has of certain women is “Children of the Sea.” In this story, two lovers writing letters to each other telling each other their stories. The male is on a boat with 36 others dying. The woman is writing about her despair about where she is living, bullets on the streets and hiding from macoutes.
By playing the blame on others they are able to make sense of what is happening to them and gain attention. Gossip is the source to the downfall of the school and the potential outbreak of a national disaster. The impact of the media encouraged the girls to continue lying about the condition. Moreover, When the children feel threatened, they condemn one another. Colleen says that “it’s easy to point fingers from a position of comfort, and nothing he or Jesus says will change that” (Howe 250).
She mentioned that her father was treating them badly, and torturing her mother and her sister. I felt sorry for her because she told me that one day, she had witnessed her father yelling at her mother for some money to buy alcohol. At that time, her mother was screaming and crying, as she couldn’t tolerate being hit by him. Then her mother took her daughters and ran away to her grandmother’s house. Till one day, the father showed up at the grandmother’s house.
Since Rex is not being sensible with the situation, and is acting poorly it creates a dysfunction in the family be-cause everyone is constantly fighting. Rex is also an alcoholic which leads too many family issues because when under the influence Rex does not act like himself and starts trouble with Rose. At one point the children witness their mom hanging out of a window and she claims that Rex has pushed her out, Rose states, “ He tried to kill me,” (Walls 72). The incident involving Rose and Rex getting physical creates a stir in the family because sides are being formed and depending on which side the kids believe in it creates tension for the whole family. Therefore, creating drama because arguments occur over the topic.
In the book, Kate came to the Weinmanns house and started annoying Molly so Jenny would lose her job. Because of the distraction, Molly started crying. Jenny was so pissed of by Kate’s actions, she told this to Kate “I think I need some quiet time” (Cabot 36). Also Jenny got so upset and bothered because Kate is calling her names and making fun of her in front of a cute boy. Kate has gone way too far so Jenny stands up for herself by saying,.
It says, “They sense she’s glaring down at them now, but its too late. They should’ve known better...” This shows the fear the men have after being caught by Nurse Ratched. They are scared by her and fear her actions. Another example of this is on pages 4 and 5, is “She’s going to tear the black bastards limb from limb, she’s so furious. She’s swelling up, swells till her back’s splitting out the white uniform and she’s let her arms section out long enough to wrap around the three of them five, six times.
The first instance of this abuse is seen within the readers first meeting of Maggie. “As his sister continued her lamentations, he suddenly swore and struck her. …As she slowly retreated her brother advanced dealing her cuffs” (Crane 8). This attack was only in response to Maggie crying due to the possibility that their mother would become violent toward all of the children in response to Jimmie’s fighting.