On any kind of journey there are many challenges that keep people from reaching their journey. Challenges can come in many different ways, in my life personally; challenges came in the form of my attitude toward something, having to break out of the way that I normally think and try to think like others. There have been physical challenges and mental or spiritual ones as well. Trying to compare my journey with Elizabeth and Darcy’s I would say me and Darcy had to work through looking at things a certain way. Darcy changed the way he thought about lower class people with the push from Elizabeth, and I had to change the way that I thought about the Bible and society, because of the call that God placed on my life to be a missionary in another country.
The crisis is understood in this theory as the need to develop new forms of adaptation to the environment and fulfill our needs. The core of each stage is a "fundamental crisis", representing a challenge for the developing ego and being a product of contact with some new aspect of society. However, "fundamental crisis" exists not only during a certain stage. There is in him obviously, but it has its roots in the past and the consequences in the next. In the last stage (integrity vs. despair) after the experience of the previous phases of man can “reap the fruits” of your life.
I have to look outside the box, see things from another perspective or experience otherwise, then effectively doing and promoting these things in others is necessary for good practice. Personal lives are changing, as well as people get older, as well as jobs, careers and organizations. However, human beings have a tendency to resist change and to defend them strongly. The whole process can be very worrying and distressing for service users and even carers; and negative emotions or reactions could stem out of it. It is therefore always appropriate to recognize the different stages of change and anticipate their impact in order to take preventive measures, e.g.
He suffers from insecurity, and this weakens him mentally, which even makes Mrs. Ramsay to think that her husband would have wrote better books if he had not married (58). Mrs. Ramsay also demonstrates her imperfections. Although she plays the roles of protector, supporter, and hostess voluntarily, she yearns for the time and space to be just by herself. With lots of people to take care of, Mrs. Ramsay is always busy being conscious of the vulnerability of everyone else, especially her children. In addition to this, they share the same acknowledgment that nothing lasts forever.
Eriksons model of development focuses on key challenges that the person needs to meet and overcome in the course of their life. It views them in terms of the significant social relationships they take place within and what the favourable outcomes are of each challenge. The staging according to age/significant social relationship removes the sexualized language of Freud while still recognizing formative periods of development early on. The first three stages follow closely those of Freud but do so without the same limiting to social gender roles. Eriksons viewing of development in terms of psycho-social crisis’ also takes on board Jungs concern for the need of a deeper/meaningful view of human development.
I god, they sho don’t think none theirselves”(174). He spoils Janie materially for this reason, he does not believe his wife is his partner but a personal object or trophy in which he has dominion over. This ideology and his poor treatment of Janie causes her to lose feelings for him and with time she comes to hate Joe. As time went on Janie begins to feel the physical and mental consequences of her mistake, as this article states, “To the passionate relationship Hurston attaches metaphors of natural fertility and sexuality and to the control relationships she attributes physical deformity, decay, technological, non sexual productivity, and accumulation of wealth and power” (Tasharofi). As Joe begins to accumulate power and authority in the house as well as the town it takes a toll on their relationship.
Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
Mental Illness and the Oppression of Women in "The Yellow Wall-paper" “The Yellow Wall-paper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a feminist literary work about mental illness and the oppression of women. This oppression is evident throughout the story not only by the husband’s treatment of the narrator, but also through her non-questioning submission to him. Her concerns for her health and well-being fall on deaf ears, as her husband maintains a misogynistic view of her gender and the roles in which it entails. She is suggested to be overreacting or even unknowing of what is truly bothering her, which leads to her eventual descent into madness. “The Yellow Wall-paper” is not just a story of insanity, it is a story of mistreatment due to the sexist ideas placed upon women which facilitate the lack of necessary and proper treatment for mental illness.
‘Plath perceives the domestic life as restrictive and a complete obliteration of her own self-worth’. Using ideas of feminist theory from the critical anthology to inform your argument, to what extent do you agree with this view? As a female poet subject to 1960’s patriarchy, Plath’s domestic and professional claustrophobia were inevitable. Married to the successful poet, Ted Hughes, she was incessantly reminded of the artistic restraints assigned to equally talented females. Plath’s poetry, looking particularly at her ‘Collected Poems’, illustrates the consequential disorientation and loss of identity caused by such patriarchal dominance, demonstrating sentiments of disgust as she is forced to adopt certain gender stereotypes in ‘Morning Song’ (1961).
The past and present, failure and success are valuable lessons that we, human being might have to experience during our lifetime. However, how people react to their memories and turn them to their own understanding in present depending on their perspective and ethical knowledge. Some people decide to live in the present and relinquish the past. On the contrary, others accept their old memories as an undeniable connection between the past and present. As far as I am concerned, I believe that the history became a part of our inevitable subconscious that boost people to achieve more success.