And it’s the silence that kills us” (Breaking Clean 154). Blunt struggled through her childhood for her dad’s acceptance and love. I feel her relationship with her dad introduced her to the reality that as a woman in the west she was nothing more than a second-class citizen. For this reason she hated what she knew becoming a woman would bring, and fought puberty violently lancing her breast. In rural Montana from the time you reached puberty you were expected to do what your mother did, and what her mother did and so on.
She asked Phoenix was she deaf as she took a moment to respond and the nurse identifies Phoenix as “Old aunt Phoenix.” The nurse also gets frustrated with Phoenix and her memory loss. All of the disrespect in the doctor’s office is trying to show Phoenix that she must pay in order for her grandson to be healthy. She knows that if she doesn’t get the medicine that he is going to die and she loves him too much to allow that occur. Phoenix also suffers loneliness during her journey. For instance she moves like the “pendulum in a grandfather clock,” which steadily marks time alone.
Annie feels as though her mother is not trust worthy: “ Why, I wonder, didn’t I see the hypocrite in my mother when, over the years, she said that she loved me and could hardly live with out me, while at the same time proposing and arranging separation after separation, including this one. […](Kincaid 89) Annie thinks her mother wants her completely gone from her life. She does not trust that her mother truly loves her and will miss her. She believes that since her mother is the one who set up this separation, she is not as truthful and loving as Annie once believed. Similarly, Lairds sister also felt her mother was not trustworthy: “ My mother I felt was not to be trusted.”(Munro 50) Lairds sister was unwillingly forced by her mother, to stay in the house all day and fill countless jars with various fruits, instead of being outside in the fields with her father doing the work she loved.
Our lives aren’t furtive, just our feelings towards people like you” (50). Andre’s mother is repeatedly bashed at by Cal because of her “disapproval” on Andre’s homosexuality. Where in the text does it state that Andre’s mother directly disapproved of his homosexuality? All it states is that Andre was AFRAID of her disapproval. What happens at the climax of the play?
Jojo was taken from her mother 3 months ago because of neglect, though this client’s problems are different from any of the others whom you have worked with before. Child and family services became involved with Anna and Jojo because of a report made by Jojo’s Head Start teacher that Anna was not feeding Jojo appropriately. In fact, the investigators discovered that Anna thought Jojo was too fat and only fed her water and bananas to help her lose weight. She apparently fed Jojo like this for three weeks before the teacher noticed a change in Jojo during school time. When the teacher noticed that Jojo was rapidly losing weight, she contacted Anna, who told the teacher to mind her own business.
However, everything changed after Abby turned 12 years old. On the other hand, Abby feels that there has been always some boundaries between her and her mother because her mom is so strict that she never listens to Abby’s request. Abby feels that her mother has never been a nurturing person. Therefore, that boundaries is not allowing Abby and her mom to have a good relationship. After the incident at Abby’s birthday party, the family system changed.
Over the next fifteen years, Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael Schiavo and her parents Bob and Mary Schindler continued to fight over the right to take or keep in the feeding tube that was keeping her alive. Michael Schiavo believed that it was his wife’s wish to not be kept alive by artificial means, while her parents whom were apart of the Catholic church thought that removing the tube was form of suicide and therefore would be going against Mrs. Schiavo’s religion. The fact that Terri Schiavo did not have a living will (a statement of what she would like to happen if she were unable to make her own decisions) made this case even more difficult. Michael
Many of her foster parents wanted to help Genie recover or were the therapists that taught Genie at the hospital. Though everyone that adopted Genie never planned to raise her for her whole life and the research was losing support. Genie’s doctors were charged with only focusing on their hypothesis of the critical period, and testing her relentlessly by Genie’s mother who then started to care for Genie but soon realized that she could not raise her daughter either. Foster homes after she left her mother were detrimental to Genie’s progress, causing her to start using silence as a coping method again. The psychologists’ theory of why Genie could not fully recover was due to her lack of development in what they called “The Critical Period.” The Critical Period is the time in a person’s life when learning basic human qualities such as language, emotional responses, and movement is crucial.
Either she was too weak to figure out her situation, or a lifetime of having everything handed to her made her simply not want to. Tom and Daisy left the very next day. And through how a stressed Daisy ran over Tom's mistress, Myrtle, causing her husband, George Wilson, to shoot Gatsby out of grief and confusion, it caused his death too. It still wouldn't have mattered if he hadn't died-Daisy and Tom still would've left. His dream of reliving the past was all he really had.
Throughout “Long Day’s Journey into Night” by Eugene O’Neill, the issue of the past is one that is brought up quite often, by the entire Tyrone family. Mary; the mother; resents that she has never been able to feel at home, while also battling her addiction to morphine because her husband was too stingy to pay for a real doctor. As well as the men of the family’s addiction to alcohol. The children hate their father for his cheap ways and for the way they were brought up. And lastly, Tyrone resents taking on a family, because it kept him from making his “big break” as an actor.