Even though she didn't express her feelings about not getting any benefits from her mother's death, I can tell that she was upset and shocked that the government overlooked the work, her mother did daily. Smith-Yackel uses the telephone conversation as a frame for the essay, which is very interesting. It makes the story a little more realistic and it ends the essay well. Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world, this paper helped my belief of this
In the case of Henrietta Lacks and her family, the mistreatment of doctors and lack of informed consent defined nearly 60 years of the family’s history. Henrietta Lacks and her children had little to no information about serious medical procedures and the use of Henrietta’s cells in research. Henrietta’s cells launched a multibillion-dollar industry without her consent and doctors even took advantage of her children’s lack of education to continue their research without questions: “[Doctor] did not explain why he was having someone draw blood from Deborah… he wrote a phone number and told her to use it for making more appointments to give more blood” (188). Deborah did not have the knowledge to understand the demands or requests the doctors made of her, and the doctors did not inform her explicitly. Skloot showed that the lack of consent and uninformed patients, by the use of logical conventions, not only ran through the family’s history but still occurred to them
Henrietta Lacks’s daughter Deborah once stated “If our mother cells done so much for medicine, how come her family can’t afford to see no doctors?” (Skloot 9). The lack of ethics also points to another theme of Henrietta’s story, discoveries are more than the discovery itself, there are always people behind them. Deborah’s words also emphasize the human side
No one had to ask could everything about Henrietta be released, but it was released without incident. But it took 20+ years for the information about Henritetta’s cells. It was still illegal for the doctors to take her cells and have their way with them, without her consent. These doctors and scientist did not really care about Henrietta because she was a colored women. Things would have a lot different if Henrietta was a white women with cancer.
The rebellion does not become a problem until she needs the corporations help to pay for her feed. The corporations refuse to save her life because of her inability to buy their items. “We’re sorry, Violet Durn...don’t feel like you are a reliable investment...check out some of the great bargains...might be able to create a consumer portrait of you that would interest our investment team.” (Anderson 247) The corporation 's rejection to aid left a passionate, determined, young girl with a broken heart and a death sentence. Violet’s story in Feed is a prime example of how sometimes, no matter how good your intentions, change and being different backfires and, essentially, leads one to sabotage
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” This quote is related to what was happing in Africville in view of the fact that the white people of the time didn’t fancy black people and probably wanted them to meet their death. One of the ways they did that was they would pay black people low wages or no wages as they felt. The hardest part was that 65% of the people living in Africville worked domestic chores. Even with the little money they would get the government would still place municipal taxes in them. It almost got too much for the people of Africville in 1863 that they had to petition the government for financial aid to support teachers because they had no money for building a school and paying for all the teachers and staff that help in the school.With all that begging and asking, the first school was only established 20 years latter 1883.
“Of all the humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list.” Many parents are ashamed of getting assistance from the government because it is seen almost as a disgrace. Anna also suggests that many do not sign up for government assistance because, “The average length of a food stamp application is twelve often impenetrable pages; a permit to sell weapons is just two.” Such a long process just to get food for your family may seem like a very daunting task that many parents may not have time for. In Washington D.C, they have “done better than any other city in the country feeding hungry kids, sending fire trucks into housing projects to distribute leaflets about lunch locations, running a referral hotline, and radio announcements.” Anna’s evidence shows that in D.C, they are making an effort to feed the children and put the issue into the public eye. While many cities do not make such an effort such as Washington D.C does, many do have food banks that families can go to in times of need. While food banks can be helpful, they also cannot always accommodate for a large amount of families in need.
From descriptions throughout the book, it is clear many families fail to provide for themselves, and have little to no food or resources. Some, like the Cunninghams, adapt new and innovative ways to pay off their debts and provide for themselves. But others, as Lee shows through the Ewell’s, resort to shoplifting and illegal forms of getting food on the table. The Great Depression also brought about a sense of hard work and perseverance to the people of Maycomb. “In Defense of a Loaded Word”: The main idea of this article is that there are many names that are inappropriate to use: an example would be calling your parents by their first name.
During her illness Kat felt inadequate as a mother and a wife because she could not carry out the household and motherly duties that she felt needed to be accomplished, as stated by Lorber and Moore (2002), the social construction of illness is shaped by our cultural and moral values, in many societies women are expected to care for the children and their spouses (pp. 4-5). Not being able to fulfil her expected role while she was in pain, Kat became depressed and felt
Tillie’s mother suffered from sever manic-depression. She is unable to do much as she is always so overwhelmed with sadness. Her depression gets the best of her when caring for Tillie, as it forces her to give up. In her younger days, she used to give Tillie MEDICINE before bedtime to not have to deal with her. QUOTE ABOUT DRINKING.