I was afraid to stay an extra year to obtain my second degree. I was scared that my great grandmother wouldn’t be able to see me graduate because as the years went by she got sicker. I was out here trying to focus on my education and my family wouldn’t tell me rather or not she was getting better or worse. They wanted me to stay focused on what was in front of me. I was supposed to graduate May 2015 with my degree in accounting but I decided not to be afraid and I picked up my degree in management with the mind set she would hang in for one more year.
In my opinion, even with Beauvoir withholding that information her mother knew that she would not live forever. I believe that when it’s your body their are signs and feelings that you get to let you know something is not right. From the book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, Morrie knew that he was sick he may have not known the exact illness but he felt something was not right. Even when he was diagnosed and given the amount of days to live he knew that it would be less. Putting the cancer aside, her mother still would have been devastated even if she would have been diagnosed with another terminal illness.
She saw the therapist for several years when the therapist accepted Will as a client. She felt that this was a conflict of interest, but did not want to offend the therapist who has helped her for some time. At some point she did not feel comfortable with sharing her therapist with her partner and stopped therapy altogether. She often feels alone and worries that she does not have any positive relationships in her life. Recently she has started wondering if Will is sorry for hurting her and if his children and grandchildren miss her.
However, she would no longer engage in large social groups in fear another attack would happen. She could not associate herself with anyone that was a mutual friend of his. Not only was this a hindrance, but also everytime that her boyfriend would try to kiss her, she simply did not feel the love and affection she used to feel before the rape, it was almost as if her body was “numb to the feeling of love.” She was scared this pattern would continue throughout her other relationships. She believed this was the case because it brought back memories of her trauma. The last thing she mentioned about this trauma was the fact that at least once a night she would wake up in panic that she was once again being raped.
After talks with her husband, sons, minister, and local doctors; Janet Adkins decided she didn¹t want to undergo the sustained mental deterioration that Alzheimer¹s Disease caused (Uhlman 111). She began to realize she had the disease when she started forgetting songs and failed to recognize notes as she played the piano (Filene 188). ³She read in Newsweek about Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his ŒMercitron¹ machine, then saw him on the ŒDonahue¹ Television show² (Filene 188). With her husband¹s consent but objections by sons and doctors, she telephoned him to arrange to kill herself (Filene 188). She still had a life expectancy of at least ten years with the illness, but she wished to die.
After several years of her “glob” that was implanted in her eye she decide to see a doctor to have it removed. After the operation she felt more confident, but not anywhere to the best of her capabilities. She was interviewed and asked for a photo shoot for her book, but Alice thought about not taking the picture. She thought she would be criticized if she were not pictured in her book. “My meanest critics will say I’ve sold out” (46).
Many years ago, in a small town in Michigan, a woman by the name of Janet Adkins was diagnosed with a horrifying illness known as Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease is an illness that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Early on in the diagnosis, she already believed that her life was over and did not want to deal with the upcoming side effects. To overcome this, she decided to end her life that was (to her) an easy and painless process; however, many considered she basically cheated her way out of life. Yet, she did not want to commit this act fully herself out of fear.
Once she became deaf, she stopped going to Lady Jones because “there was no point in going back...if you couldn’t hear what anybody said” (206). Unfortunately, this decreased her education and involvement in the community. As a result of the murder of her sister that her mother committed, Denver developed an obsession for both Sethe and, later on, Beloved. When Paul D is first introduced, Denver hates that Sethe is paying attention to him instead of her. In that moment, all the losses she’s had does not matter “as long as her mother did not look away as she was doing now, making Denver long, downright long, for a sign of spite from the baby ... ... middle of paper ... ...ive, she is no longer afraid of her mother, and she has a sense of community.
During her first evaluation, her parents had just separated. I think this must have triggered Kayla’s emotional and academic difficulties. Even though her parents got back together by the time she had her second evaluation, their relationship was not any better. Her life did not get any better as she grew older. Her parents moving from one town to another did not help Kayla get better.
My assumption is that the researching job did not provide well enough to support her. One day while stuck on a delayed train is when she got the idea for her Harry Potter series. She started writing then and already had the plots made for the books shortly after. She knew within a few years how many books she would write and exactly what was going to be happening inside of them. It is said that J.K Rowling was married for a short period of time, although her marriage did not work out and she ended it.