Augusten, a teenager, tells the story of his adolescence. Living with his mentally ill mother, Deirdre and an alcoholic dad, Norman, Augusten faces different kind of challenges. Despite the doctor 's extensive treatment, Augusten 's mother does not gain the mental stability that she seeks. Eventually, the stress of raising a teenage boy becomes too much for her. His life takes an unexpected turn after his mother gives him away to her unorthodox therapist without any warning.
The novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest is a story about a family dealing with loss. The story shows the Jarret family dealing with the loss of the eldest son, Buck. The younger son, Conrad, takes it the hardest. Beth and Calvin, the parents, also have to deal with grief as well. I think the loss of Buck is clearly more damaging to Conrad out of the family in his social life, health, and family life.
Abuse, chaos and bitter love are some things that are clearly seen in the film The Glass Castle (2017), through the Walls family. In the book Jeannette Walls, sheds light on how her father was an alcoholic and how he “brought” the family down with him. Jeannette is the closest one to her father and truly connects to him, and goes along with everything he does. Rex’s alcoholism is a symbol for endurance and hardship and can be seen sporadically throughout the movie and book. In Destin Cretons film version we see the hardships and pains of a troubled growing family.
In the plays Trifles and A Doll House the reader can see the portrayal of a male society and the way women are where dominated and abused by their husband in the nineteenth century. In A Doll House Nora’s Husband Treats her as if she is and absent minds doll wife that is incapable of thinking for herself. In Trifles Mrs. wright is a woman that have been oppressed and abuse by her husband for so many year that she need to escape one way or another. The woman in the play both took steps to gain there independence in society by any means
Jeannette Walls depicted an epoch of misfortune and adversity in her memoir, The Glass Castle. Jeannette and her 3 other siblings were all in a constant struggle to survive. Rex and Mary, the parents of Jeannette and her 3 siblings, were often in a constant dichotomy between submitting to self-interest and supporting the family. Having misfit parents, Jeannette and her 3 siblings were often independent and left to fend for themselves and for the family as a whole. In The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls evolved the theme of ideal versus reality throughout her memoir though her countless anecdotes of her father and his unattainable plans to find gold and to build a home, named The Glass Castle, for his family and her mother’s dream to become a professional and well redound artist.
A person during their time of grievance can go through deep sorrow, anger, denial, depression, and many other symptoms. Joan Didion describes the toll her husband’s death took on her life in The Year of Magical Thinking. Joan also has to go through the pain of her daughter’s nearly fatal illness. During the time of Quintana’s recovery, Joan goes through a long and hard grieving process. Since John has a horrible heart condition, he passes in his living room.
Nathalie Diaz’s poems “How to Go to Dinner with a Brother on Drug” and “ My Brother at 3 A.M” point out how drug and alcohol abuse cause stress and problems over a family. Diaz explains the struggle that her family has to be through because of her brother addiction. Diaz’s poems show her life and the struggle she needs to experience such as drug addiction, violence, and poverty. The brother addiction to the Meth causes the family fall in part. She was reading angry at her brother because he destroys the family making the parent suffer emotional and mental.
This dysfunction affected Santana: she lived with as many as a dozen siblings and her grandfather in a dilapidated trailer. Her mother, fostering an alcohol addiction, drifted in and out of her life. Surrounded by this sadness and misfortune, Santana became deeply depressed and soon began discussing the prospect of suicide around
The engaged reader is immediately aware of the fact that glass, being fragile and sensitive, must stand for something similar, in this case, explaining the character of Laura Wingfield. Laura, mentally unstable and sensitive person, insecure because of the physical disability is mainly dedicated to her own collection of the glass menagerie. This collection of glass objects perfectly symbolizes Laura's state of mind. Her mother is obsessed with finding a man to marry Laura, and her brother Tom tries to be a writer, but constantly feels the burden of the family, and generally spends time working to support them. Each figure of the collection represents something unique and special, but there is one figure that is specifically mentioned when Laura speaks to Jim for whom she believes to be her gentleman
A theme in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is that you can’t escape your past. This is demonstrated by each main characters’ behavior and thoughts throughout the novel. Hana, the nurse, can’t escape her pain and grief she is suffering from because of the loss of her father, Kip is haunted by his nationality and his experiences in the war and the English patient or Almasy is haunted by his decision to get involved with a married woman. All of the main characters have regrets and can’t forget about their lives in the past and only time will heal and let them move on. Firstly, Hana is dealing with the grief of losing her father in the war while she was overseas being a nurse for other wounded soldiers.