xxx xxx 4-18-12 Essay #6 A Victim of Fame and Fortune In the film Mommie Dearest Christina lives a life under the shadow of the success, fame and fortune of her mother Joan Crawford. Although privileged, this lifestyle is easily followed by many hardships often times unpredictable. Many times the hardships which Christina’s mom experiences were felt by her adopted children through their interactions in family life. Christina's mother Joan victimized her children, especially Christina through her emotional insanity as if she were taking out her stress on her. In the shadow of her mother’s fame and success, Christina grew up in an unpredictable family environment.
Maureen got addicted to alcohol and would cut school to drink. She had been drinking at different people’s houses when their parents were away. Maureen has been arrested for impaired drinking and was sent to an halfway house. She realized that alcohol has ruined her life so she made the decision to stop drinking. Maureen also gives advices to teens about drinking.
It is Kathy‘s desperation to make up for her past that causes the tragic downfall of not only the Behrani family, but also of Lester and herself as well. To begin with, Kathy has struggled with a lifetime of substance abuse. This abuse has made an indelible impression upon her self-esteem and personal identity. Her self-worth is so eroded that she chooses to either escape through the use of drugs or chooses to uplift her sense of self through the intimate relationships she forms with others. Having recently recovered from addictions to cocaine and alcohol, Kathy is desperate to turn her life around.
The foster mother of the second home was a very mean, cruel and verbally abusive to April. They would say things to April and she started to believe that they were true, like her parents been drunks and not wanting her or her sister anymore, telling her that First Nations people were dirty and thief’s. April graduates from school and had good grades in her classes. She then marries and moves away to start her life with her husband. After been married for some time she ends up having issues in her marriage.
Jamie and Tom. When Anna lost both her sons she was distraught. She wasn’t sure what to do or how to act. With Anna being like this she turns to drugs ‘poppies’ to give her some pain relief and escape from the mourning. Anna quotes "I thought that she could teach me much about how to manage alone as a woman in the world."
Bobbi was thought to have used drugs after her mother’s death. Between all the commotion in the New Jersey service for her mother, Bobbi managed to sneak away. She had two emotional breakdowns. "Whitney's passing is sending Bobbi off the deep end," one insider says, adding that her family is "shocked" by the scope of her issues. "Bobbi's problems are out of control," the insider notes.
My Multicultural Experiences Brenda Chen University of Phoenix January 26, 2014 An unforgettable experience I had with a multicultural environment was when I lived in a group home. During my teen years, I grew increasingly angry and rebellious after my father had a stroke and passed away. This event led to my deep depression and fear of almost everything. Eventually, I was hospitalized for hitting my sister’s boyfriend and severe depression. When I was discharged my mom was unable to take care of me.
David came from a troubled background moving from squat to squat and had witnessed his mother, Moira, being physically and sexually abused. David’s mother turned to prostitution in order to pay for her drug addiction. pter sister was also sold for sex to pay for Moira’s drugs. David and his sister became’ lost children’ and severely neglected, often starved and physically beaten. After the death of his mother, Social Services stepped in, unfortunately, efforts to keep the siblings together, was thwarted due to David’s challenging behaviour including his sexually harmful behaviours.
P2 Jane is 24 and has recently lost both her parents in a car accident and has turned to drugs as a coping mechanism. Because of her drug habit Jane is facing losing her job and her boyfriend of 4 years has also suggested they break up. People we love can die at any stage in our life and it is always hard to deal with the pain of losing a loved one, however the pain is even greater when we lose them at a young age or if we lose them unexpectedly. Death affects every person differently and people have different ways of coping with the death of people they love. When Jane lost her parents she will have gone through the transition of life with them to life without them and it will have been very sudden for her as they died accidentally.
It was said that she was married to a man named Lewis Fell, but she later started dating a woman named Tyria Moore. The couple had a tumultuous but long term relationship that lasted a little over four years. Aileen and Tyria was had to go without a lot of times because they could not survive on Aileen's salary as a prostitute. Some people believed that she turned to murdering her clients and taking all the money they had in their wallets to supplement her income to take care of her and her girlfriend. Aileen was born into a life that some would say she didn’t have a fighting chance at having a great life from the beginning.