There were times where Bone recalls “afterward, Mama would cry and wash my face and tell me not to be so stubborn, not to make him so mad” (Allison 110) which places the blame completely on Bone. I think the biggest factor into engagement was Anney’s refusal to leave Glen even after she knew, Bone’s lack of identity, the pre-existing idea that the family was trash, and her constant desire to please her mother even telling her mother “I could never hate you” after she witnesses the abuse. As Bone gets older she finds even more reason to blame herself for the abuse. She even blames her looks saying that her ugliness explains why Daddy Glen is
Mairs even goes as far to say that, “Because I hate being crippled, I sometimes hate myself for being a cripple. Over the years I have come to expect--even accept--attacks of violent self-loathing”(337). I feel as though that Mairs venting is good because some people claim in order to be honest with another individual, you first have to be honest with yourself and Mairs shows that. If Mair is honest with herself she can guide another person with being honest about their feelings. For example my grandmother has diabetes and she sometimes lies about how she feel.
I strived to succeed, so when I didn’t do my best I would get very upset with myself and try harder until I was the best. I hate the feeling of failure especially when I knew that I had tried my very hardest. My parents always told me try your hardest or don’t try at all, so anytime I lost at something I felt like I was letting them down. Like I said before the best feeling in the world is when your parents show pride in you, well how awesome that feels is coinciding with how horrible it feels when they are upset with me. Through the years I have learned what I am good at and what I don’t excel in.
"I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]. " -Mother Theresa Shunning is a common concept that has been used throughout our years of existence. Although it may not be used as a public sentence the same way as it may have been long ago, it is still implied in today’s society. People like to spend their time on judging someone on how they dress, act, talk, or who they hang out with. People just do this because of their insecurity, fear, jealousy, hate, or because of a crime of any size they have committed.
I’ve seen many illnesses in my life with myself as well as other people’s illnesses. I have been taught by my parents but also have taught myself not to treat others differently just because of illnesses. That is one thing I will never tolerate in my life, people making fun of others or staring because of someone being different in their personal lives. This book made me think of people thinking they need
All characters in The Grapes of Wrath bear moment's of deep self disappointment; however, Ma does not create a chance for them to stumble. Instead, she protects her family from people who would try to break their spirit. For example, Rose of Sharon is approached by a religious woman, who panics her into believing that the baby she will have will be ruined for life. Ma Joad understandingly knows how easily ones spirit can
Living in physical pain can cause one to have a negative attitude towards life in general, and can change one’s personality and can turn one into a person no one ever thought one would be. Physical and emotional pain feed off of each other and can cause a recipe for destruction that can cripple the strongest of willing and determined people. From that moment on, I have been dependent on opiates because of my pain. I would use opiates to treat my physical pain and the emotional pain that came with not being able to do what I enjoyed. Taking opiates would release the same endorphins in my brain that I would feel when I was physically active in sports, and would cause the same high feeling that I would naturally get from winning and being in the moment on the basketball court.
Learning about Jehovah witnesses have made me think entirely different of them. I have always thought that its annoying that they go door to door. I felt like they were always trying to push their religion and beliefs on everyone. Never did I look at it as they thought it was an honor to be able to spread the word. It makes you stop and look at the big picture when you actually learn the
They are both every verbal people and their ability to verbally point out the inferiority in people and myself being their focus much of the time assures me that in most times I am on a path they are not happy with because the path that I am on is a path that they them selves have not been able to travel and complete. In the past their ability to take down my ego was mostly rooted in my past short comings even that as a child. Today my short comings are still there but they have changed and the fact that I have been able to separate myself from them has truly changed their ability to be the ego busters that they have been in the past and given me the opportunity to focus on my family, health and ability to grow as a mother and a
Then at times, I feel ashamed. The stereotype that is cast upon me is unreal. I do not understand how people can judge me based on the fact that I do not speak Spanish. So, in a way I am very defensive about it. My whole life I have been treated this way; it is bound to have some negative affect on me.