Josie is on scholarship at a posh Catholic school where it matters what her father does. Josie doesn’t know who her father is (until later on in the book) as she lives with her mum, Christine. All Josie knows is that her mother had her against her father’s wishes when she was in her late teens. Nonna Katia, Christine’s mother, interferes a lot with Josie and Christine’s lives. Josie’s father, Michael Andretti, comes back into Josie’s life with no idea that he had a daughter.
It was her mistake, so she is going to take on her responsibility, and be a great parent for her unborn child. She said, “If it was my choice i would have got pregnant after college” (Duval). Luckily, her boyfriend, her family and friends were unexpectedly supportive of this major change in Harley’s life. Everyone preached to Harley about how tough it would be with having a baby, she didn’t think anything of it. The only worry in their minds was Harley and her junior year of high school; hoping and expecting she would finish
Karen Horney PSYC305/ History and Systems of Psychology Dr. Tara Revell Karen Horney Karen Horney’s work and theories carry echoes of the influences and disturbances in her childhood and adult life particularly with regard to her personality theory which is linked to her own personal life experiences. The point of this paper is to illustrate Karen’s private life to establish the impact of her life experiences on her personality theory and her career. Biography Quinn (1987) carried out extensive research regarding this courageous, multifaceted and unique psychoanalyst who was brave enough to openly and vociferously oppose Freud’s perceptions and studies regarding women. With her customary brilliance, Horney studied the narcissistic personality which foresaw the advent of self-psychology. Biography of Honey is incomplete without analyzing her work for as Quinn has shown, Horney’s brilliant psychoanalytic philosophies and her troubled personal life are inextricably intertwined and by tracing the history of her work, one sees the link between the theories she espoused and studied as well as her lapses into depression, her struggle to understand herself and her continual journey to find and accept closeness and love.
Tay Sachs Counseling After several years of marriage, Rita and Peter Trosack began trying to conceive a baby but were unsuccessful for two years. Finally, the news they had been waiting for came and Mrs. Trosack was pregnant. At her initial prenatal visit, the obstetrician recommended chorionic villus sampling (CVS) because of her age. This exciting time changed direction when the CVS results indicated that her fetus was afflicted with Tay-Sachs disease. This long awaited celebratory occasion quickly turned into an emotional nightmare and a high-risk pregnancy.
In the article selected, Couple Wins Suit, Doc Didn't Suggest Aborting Baby With Down Syndrome, the author, Rebecca Taylor, discusses a court case in Oregon in which Ariel and Deborah Levy filed a lawsuit against their doctor for failing to let them know that their daughter would be born with Down Syndrome. Taylor's subjectivity comes through in almost every word in type. Carefully chosen phrases such as "$2.9 million for saying you would have killed your child" (Taylor, 2012) leave no room for mistaking the authors opinions. Taylor communicates disdain for the subjects of her article in many ways. It is apparent what her personal beliefs are, even though they are never stated.
Psychoanalytical Perspective: Andrea Yates was academically successful in her early life. She was bulimic and depressed in her teenage years and had even talked to a friend about committing suicide. Before meeting Rusty, Andrea was just overcoming a broken relationship which would have left her vulnerable at the time. She moved in with Rusty and they got married a short time afterward. They both planned to have as many possible kids nature would allow.
Ed Gein has to be one of the most sick people in the world. Ed Gein was born on August 27, 1906 to a George and Augusta Gein. Augusta had hoped for a girl since her first-born was a boy but it did not work out that way. She was at first bitter, but Augusta was not the kind to give in to despair so she took the newborn in her arms and made a sacred vow. George was an alcoholic and abusive, his mom Augusta pretty much was raising the kids
Her estranged father Peter Walker was a West Indian man of color from Saint Croix. Shortly after her father left the family, her mother remarried a Scandinavian man named Peter Larsen. Like many parents of interracial children during this time, her mother was unable to deal with the issues of raising an interracial child and begin to alienate herself from her young daughter. Feeling rejected from her step father and also her biological mother she begins to exhibit the symptoms of an identity crisis. One wonderful thing her parents did for her was to send her to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Her father was an alcoholic who was disowned by his family (Women). Her mother Anna Roosevelt, sometimes called “Granny” because of her old-fashion style, was somewhat distant to her family (Women). When her mother died in 1892 because of diphtheria, she moved in with her maternal grandmother, Mary Ludlow Hall (Roosevelt History). In 1894 when she was ten, her father, whom she rarely ever saw passed because of alcoholism (Roosevelt Bio). When she was sent off to school in England to enroll at Allenwood Academy, she went in a shy and awkward child, but when she was taken under the wing of the headmistress of the academy, Mlle.
Four years later, she was admitted to the school clinic, supposedly to have her appendix removed. It was years later that Muir learned that she had been sterilized.” (Unknown, The Sterilization of the Intellectually Challenged) The Famous Five are supposed to be a group that supports and aids others; ironically the Alberta Sexual Sterilization Act, that they helped to pass, was hurting others. If history books do not record everything, both negative and positive, the suffering and agony felt by Muir and others like her, will be forgotten. In doing so, everyone would live a lie; that all famous figures were and are perfect. Plus, Members of the Eugenics Movement saw themselves as nation-builders.