In the book Crank by Ellen Hopkins the main character Kristina goes through the struggle of addiction with drugs, she goes all the way down to rock bottom in life, although she went through hell she ended up with a happy ending. The theme of this story is never to give into peer pressure, addiction is so powerful, you have to fight it everyday. Before Kristina starts her journey with the “monster” she visits her dad after years of her parents being divorced; The reason her parents were divorced was because of his drug use. But when she visits her dad she falls into depression and starts to fall with the wrong crowd and meets the “monster” aka meth. While she is in New Mexico she was introduced to partying and adam, the one she fell in
In this story, you are forced to think about things you can't even imagine happening, life, death, and even love. Katniss Everdeen is confused, wounded, and worried, but she's back. She's a sixteen year old girl that's survived the Hunger Games, not only once, but twice. She was more prepared going into the arena the second time, but she definitely wasn't ready for what would occur inside. When we first meet Katniss at the beginning of “The Hunger Games”, she's in an overwhelming position.
Sydney Wheeler English 102 Section 202 August 29, 2012 Barbara Huddleston 8-31-12 Mini Profile Cassandra Garcia Cassandra Garcia has lived a life that most 25 year olds can’t say that they have experienced yet. She has overcome hurdles that most others would merely try to avoid and she does it with determination. She has two beautiful little girls (Bella and Laila) that are her world. Right out of high school she joined the army where she met her ex-husband, all seemed well at first but the turmoil of their relationship was too much of a strain and they got divorced. While most women would cave into the unnecessary evils of this world, Cassandra rose above all of that and gained a new relationship with the Lord.
Dissociating herself from her past caused Julia to put herself in many dangerous and confusing situations throughout her life. Julia has not only tried to commit suicide but she also has forgotten events that happened that very day or earlier in the week. In “Homo Religiosus,” “life depends on the destruction of other creatures” (Armstrong 24), enables that to move on in ones life you have to destroy a certain element or memory which leads to dissociation. In Julia’s world she destroyed her memories of being abused which unfortunately affected and altered the way she looked at reality as an
“Genetics loads the gun, and environment pulls the trigger,” is what the experts always say at the eating disorder conferences, said Caitlin Scafati, a recovered anorexic. And yet no one has identified the genes. Gail Schoenbach, a 48-year-old mother of three from Warren, N.J., said she had been bulimic since she was 18 but did not get treatment until her 40s, when her friends alerted her husband and he started calling treatment centers. “I was very embarrassed and scared and humiliated and ashamed that I had lied about it,” she
At age 17, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant. She also attracted the attention of the local black radio station, WVOL, which hired her to do the news part-time. She worked there during her senior year of high school, and again while in her first two years of college. Winfrey's career choice in media would not have surprised her grandmother, who once said that ever since Winfrey could talk, she was on stage. As a child she played games interviewing her corncob doll and the crows on the fence of her family's property.
It was probably too painful of a memory. Charles J. Shields writes: Nelle (Harper) regarded her unhappy mother with sympathetic but confused feelings. When it came time to write To Kill a Mockingbird, Nelle wiped the slate clean of the conflict between herself and her mother. Since she could not be her mother’s daughter, so to speak, in the novel, the fictional Finch family has no mother. Or, rather, it did have, but “Our mother died when I was two,” says Scout, “so I never felt her Absence”.
Eventually it is discovered that Sethe is the one responsible for her daughter’s death—the same daughter that now haunts her home at 124. Sethe does all that she can to move on with life and pretend that the murder never occurred. She speaks about the murder to no one and even when directly questioned, she fails to bluntly answer. Even Denver, Sethe’s living daughter turns a deaf ear to the murder. Morrison writes, “Even when she did muster the courage to ask Nelson Lord’s question, she could not hear Sethe’s answer .
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.
This statement, which was said about George and slim after Lennie’s death shows how little Lennie’s life was worth to the other people in the book. Lennie’s death is only one of two mercy killings that are going to be talked about. Kay Gilderdale gave her suffering daughter Lynn a cocktail that would end her life in December of 2008. Lynn was suffering from ME for 17 years and wanted out. “Her daughter called her for help when her own attempts at suicide failed” (Laville1).