Brenda-53 is a recent widow with one child and three grandchildren. Along with her mother, her son and his three children all stay in the home as her. Her relationship with her family is well and doing better, but things have become more of a struggle since her stroke about six months ago. The relationship with her siblings varies with each one depending on personal issues as well as how much they care for their mother. Since her stroke, she is unable to use the right side as body as much making it a struggle to still helps her mother.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” resembles her life and some of the struggles she endured: her trouble childhood after her parents divorced, leaving her mother trying to provide for her children, due to an absent father that rarely had a relationship with his children. Her marriage, in which conflict made an early appearance, and depression she suffered after the birth of her daughter mistreated by an acclaimed doctor, were also real life events. These aspects can be found in one way or another throughout this short story. Gilman’s father abandoned the family when she was young, leaving her mother with the arduous job of providing for all of them and having little time for her children. Even though in the story the speaker is still together with her husband, John, they spend most of the time apart.
Diana and her siblings were raised to be on their best behavior, and had self-discipline, respect, and proper etiquette taught by her noble parents. However, her parents started fighting when she was just six years old. The following year her parents divorced. Diana and her siblings were to stay with their father. Even though, nannies and servants took care of Diana and her little brother and sisters, the motherly care was missing.
During her adolescent years, her mother was her only female role model of what a woman is supposed to be. Her mother was sick most of the time and therefore Mary had to take care of her and the household chores. While her father was off on one of his many voyages, Mary Bailey had the front windows of the house bricked closed. The house was kept dark and stuffy. Growing up like this made a normal childhood almost impossible for Mary Kingsley.
“Childhood is not just about personal experiences. Childhood is an important social category which defines children’s activities and experiences.” (Woodhead, Chapter 1, p.15) childhood has been viewed in many ways throughout history. Since the introduction of the United Nation Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC,1989), social outlooks of childhood have changed. The conventions principle is that children have the right to develop. Childhood can be viewed in a variety of ways, it may be defined by education, ethnicity, role, status and social background.
Developmental theories are a group of ideas, assumptions, and generalizations that interpret and illuminate the thousands of observations that have been made about human growth. In this way, developmental theories provide a framework for explaining the patterns and problems of development (Berger, 2008 p33). Adolescence represents one of the most critical developmental periods in life. It is a time of profound changes on all levels. The importance of both family and peers during these years is also discussed.
There are various assumptions that Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a story related to her own life. Similarities and differences are found between Lee’s life and Scout’s life in To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee wrote about a little girl named Jean Louise Finch (Scout), but was she really telling a story about her life and what scenarios took place in her childhood? Harper Lee’s family, friends, biography, and the historical events that she experienced all contribute to the 1960 novel. In the novel Scout’s mother died when she was about two years old, therefore Scout does not remember her mother.
Lena (Mama) is Walter’s mother and is very concerned about her family. She tries to keep things held together despite all of the happenings. Mama’s husband had just recently died so times seemed to be even harder. They all live in a small apartment when living space is very confined (Hansberry 1731). They all have dreams in which they are trying to obtain, but other members of the family seem to hold back each other from obtaining them (Decker).
Client reports these times in which see was responsible for cooking, cleaning and taking care of her father caused her to resent her mother for most of her childhood. When the client was 16 her mother divorced her biological father and put him in a nursing home. Client reports that this made her very mad and she hated that she was forced to move in with her mother and her mother’s new boyfriend. Client reports her mother was remarried a year later and despite initially being very critical of her mother for moving on so quickly, she grew too really like her step-father. At 17 years old, the client left home to move in with a man she was dating.
Similarly Anne Shirley a young orphan who arrived at the door steps of her new foster home was rejected by Marilla a well-respected women “You don’t want me!” she cried “You don’t want me because I’m not a boy” (L. Montgomery, 25). A boy was needed in Marilla and Mathew’s point of view for the help of care taking of the farm due to Mathew, Marilla’s brother becoming old and awfully sick. However finally Marilla and Mathew accepted Anne and began teaching her the role of a civilized w... ... middle of paper ... ...(Campbell, 33). She has passed many stages in her life where she would want to end her life and die in piece but due to what her father had said she struggles to recover her life. On the other hand, Anne is a childish girl who cannot control her tears; she cries out all her feelings which Marilla her foster mother puts it as going against her gender role in the society.” I’m afraid you both cry and laugh far too easily” (L. Montgomery, 49).