She published her autobiography Ghosts and Voices: Writing from Obsession in the spring of 1987 which detailed her life and all its confusion. Throughout her autobiography Cisneros creates a sense of disconnectedness with the world around her. She reveals feeling separated from society in her reading and writing. Her loneliness from being the only daughter in a family of sons and her helplessness to make friends separates her further from society. Cisneros said, “Instead of writing by inspiration, it seems we write by obsessions, of that which is most violently tugging at our psyche… there is the necessary phase of dealing with those ghosts and voices most urgently haunting us, day by day” ( 49).
This leads her to draw the conclusion that since many famous individuals had been residents of the institution, individuals with creative minds may be susceptible to mental diseases. She also experiences doubts about the accuracy of her memory, which she believes that it falls into two classes: fast and slow, which contribute to mental paralysis. She suffers from episodes of depersonalization that led her to attempt to tear her hand in order to prove that he had bones under the skin. Kaysen also experiences worries that she “loses” time as evidenced after she woke up form general
The stories inspire her to take charge of her own life, while triggering the inner workings of her imagination. In addition to the psychoanalytic perspective, I will briefly analyze the historical and feminine perspective and how they pertain to the overall framework of Evelyn’s character within the novel. Evelyn had been battling with several issues including her eating habits, her husband’s neglect, and his disapproval of her diet. Through her multiple conversations with her friend Ninny Threadgoode at the nursing home, she began to make life altering changes. One in particular was her diet.
Once Khyra had started to lose weight she was removed from mainstream school and was instead taught from home by her mother. After her death in May 2008, court papers said that her death could have been prevented if there had been an adequate initial assessment of her family home by the educational welfare services. In December 2007, six months before Khyra died, her Deputy Headmistress had telephoned Social Services three times in 24 hours with concerns of Khyra’s absence after she was seen stealing food from other pupils’ bags. Anne Gondo a senior Social Worker from Birmingham Social Services had received a referral about Khyra from the Council’s Education Welfare Department. She had arranged a home visit with another Social Worker.
Elizabeth Strout’s novel Olive Kitteridge introduces the unforgettable character, Olive Kitteridge, who is trying to make sense of her life and marriage. Olive is a hardened, stubborn woman whose outlook on life often clashes with those close to her. Olive is often portrayed as cold and unpleasant, but there are times when she has shown her softer side. In "Incoming Tide" Olive showed this gentle side of her when she spent time talking with Kevin Coulson, a former student of hers. Now an adult Kevin had completed medical school and returned to his childhood home to commit suicide in almost the same manner as his mother did.
In the story “I never promised you a Rose Garden” written by Joanne Greenberg, the main character Deborah Blau suffers from a mental illness called schizophrenia at the of age sixteen. “Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe brain disorder that causes certain characteristics, abnormal experiences and behaviors” (National Institutes of Mental Health (2006). In the beginning of the story we learned that Deborah’s mother was very concerned about her after she was hospitalized for slitting her wrists and was not sure what was going on with Deborah, but realized that there was something not quite right about her. Esther and Jacob, Deborah’s parents, decided to take Deborah to a mental hospital for treatment after her failed suicide attempt. A famous therapist (Dr. Clara Fried) agrees to work with Deborah to help her sort out her problems.
She was very close with her older brother and as they grew older he distanced himself from her. This led to her experiencing deeper depression. Horney devoted herself to school and believed “if she couldn’t be pretty she would be smart” (Kendra Cherry, About.com Guide). She entered medical school in 1906 and although a follower of Sigmund Freud’s she disagreed with his ideas on female psychology. Horney added social factors to the basic ideas of Freud's theory.
Assignment 301 Principles of communication in adult social care settings Task A Short answer questions You are a social care worker and a service user, Hannah, tells you that she is unhappy taking her new medication. She thinks she does not need it and so she is throwing it away. You know from her care plan Hannah does need to take her medication requarly and gets confused. Hannah begs you to keep this confidential and not tell anyone especially her daughter, who she sees requarly, as her daughter will be very angry. Bi) How would you explain the term ‘confidentiality’ to Hannah?
While she could be considered responsible for her actions, it is due to some fault of her character that she manages to come off worst in nearly every situation. Her character is destined to drag her down even though she constantly endeavors to be the best she can be: going to the market when her father is too drunk to do so; not accepting to be "his creature" (referring to Alec d'Urberville); telling the truth to Angel Clare, despite her mother's warning not to; and many other situations. This is undeniably the reason why, despite the indignation of people who held more
Zeena is a victim of illness, helplessness, and a loveless marriage. While one may consider Zeena an irritating woman, who spends her day complaining, it is not an exaggeration that she is truly ill. Although it is suggested throughout the novel that her illness is all in her head, there are many signs that indicate that she is actually sick. For example, she constantly speaks of her shooting pains. In the novel, Zeena tells Ethan about her pain; "[Zeena] got [her] shooting pains so bad that [she went] over to Bettsbridge to spend the night…”(78).