Autism affects the areas of the brain that direct abstract thought, language, and social interaction, and Temple displayed the classic symptoms of the condition in her earliest years- she spoke little, did not like to be held or touched. The greatest thing about this movie is that Temples mother didn’t allow her to become the typical child with autism. Instead Temples's mother enrolled her in speech therapy. and at home her mother read to her constantly. The family was also able to afford a caregiver whose job it was to play with Temple and keep her from retreating into a corner, as autistic children prefer.
This results in the evident theme of belonging and abandonment. Throughout this novel, the characters of Rayona, Christine, and Ida bring to life this recurring theme. Left behind by her Mom, dad, Father Tom, Aunt Ida and her peers, Rayona, the youngest of the three main women in the novel, experiences abandonment. During Rayona’s whole life, her father Elgin is barely there, pooping in and out whenever convenient for him. Feeling like she is not good enough, Rayona goes out of her way to get his attention and make him want to be with her.
The glass castle by Jeannette Walls is a story of a dysfunctional family which does not conform to the norm of society. And through this their children suffer due to their unconventional methods “Mom and Dad liked to make a big point about never surrendering to fear or to prejudice or to the narrow-minded conformist sticks-in-the-mud who tried to tell everyone else what was proper" Jeannetee's parents always thought the "normal" was an unacceptable way to live. They stressed this idea and it applies to their lives throughout the entire book. The adult used this idea as an excuse for whenever they did not have a home or food to eat. But it is through this that we can the maturity and desire the children show to rise above from their problems.
The book showcases how Hogan in her struggle through illness and healing finds love in pain and a spiritual refuge in her ancestral past. Hogan’s life from childhood appeared to be a battle for love. Her father, an army sergeant was always travelling and her mother, silent and dry had no intention of showering her daughter with the love and affection she needed. “I see that my life was shaped by a poverty of the heart, the lack of present love, which left me open to love from other places, because I was a child untouched by mother’s hands, a child so disturbed as to have had almost no language” (43). This resulted in her getting involved with an older man at the tender age of twelve.
Her brother was indeed very ill .Due to the fact her brother was very ill, her mother quit her job, and decides to stay home to care for him, and her father was never always home. In fact to all this, Callie has addiction she can't let go. She cuts herself whenever no one is in site. She turns almost everything, she can find into weapons in order to cut herself. Her parents later finds out and send her to a facility for girls, a place called Sea Pines.
In his notes on the characters, Williams states that Amanda Wingfield is "a little woman of great but confused vitality, clinging frantically to another time and place .... She is not paranoiac, but her life is paranoia." Amanda's husband and son have long since deserted her, but Laura, who has been crippled since birth, has no escape open to her. She must adjust to her mother who is so un-realistic that she denies that Laura is crippled. According to the author, she has "failed to establish contact with reality, continues to live vitally in her illusions." Indeed, the only way Laura can survive is to retreat into her own delusions”.
In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him. When Alldredge states that Addie’s “relationships, or lack of them, with [her]… family is essential to any understanding of the inner conflicts in her children” (Alldredge) this is especially true with Darl. She hardly paid attention to her other children besides Jewel and it really struck home with Darl. Darl is so bitter by his mother and Jewel’s relationship that he keeps him from her death bed and his excuse is that “[He] wants [Jewel] to help [him] load” (Faulkner 7.6-10) knowing full well that his mother would want Jewel there more than anything. Does Darl care?
Esme was very close to her maternal Grandmother and spent a lot of time with her growing up. She had a deeper love for her mother and sensed that she was never entirely happy and became very protective of her worrying what she would do if anything happened to her, a recurring worry that would effect Esme at night as she tried to sleep. Her problems continued in school as she was both verbally and physically bullied over a period of several months, not disclosing this to anyone including her mother in fear of her worrying about Esme, the only record of this was kept written in a diary. Doing well at school was a high priority in the family, anything below excellent was considered as a failure. Although when Esme did do well she felt wonderful, these feelings helped her feel good about herself.
She grew up with her aunt – Mrs. Reed, along with her 3 cousins – John, Eliza, and Georgina. Jane never was shown any affection by any of the Reed family members; they all hated her. Eventually Jane expressed her need for love to Mrs. Reed, “You think that I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of kindness; but I cannot live so: and you have no pity” (Bronte 41). Jane was forced to be independent since she was a child. Her strength only grew as she was locked in the Red Room by her aunt.
They had to stay at home doing nothing but bringing up children, cooking, doing the housework, serving their husbands and being perfect wives. Men placed these roles upon women, and I think nowadays most men still think that women’s roles are the ones I have just mentioned. In my essay, I am going to try to illustrate these gender roles with some examples. Jane, the protagonist of the novel, the title character, has to face many difficulties throughout her life. First of all, she is an orphan because her parents died of typhus.