Grace Lemon Case Analysis

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Life can be a fickle mistress; some things are as enduring as others are fleeting. This analysis delves into the life of Grace Lemon, uncovering the reasoning behind life changing decisions and the influence of her past. Grace’s memories will be looked at through a sociological perspective, and applying social theories to her occurrences, as well as employing Erik Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development. Grace Lemon is a forty nine year old single mother, currently living in a small town. Born and raised in Heathcote, she has a craving for learning and enormous love for her family. Grace’s self-proclaimed greatest moments include the completion of a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduates Diploma of Local and Applied History at the University…show more content…
Currently, Grace is working for Happy Mining Machinery, mentioning “It is extremely rewarding, working somewhere for so long you can enjoy taking long service leave.”. This outcome began to manifest in Erik Erikson’s ‘Industry Versus Authority’ psychosocial development period (Sigelman et al 2015, p.74) as Grace specifically remembers being encouraged and enjoying excelling in schooling and sporting areas. Grace is an example of children who are encouraged for their successes, and therefore are more likely to succeed (Sigelman et al 2015, p.75). Grace is currently functioning as a single mother, raising her children and working longer hours to enrol them in private schooling for their secondary school years. By enrolling her children in a private school, she hopes this will aid their independent and ambitious behaviours as her private schooling did. Grace is currently single, and states this is not a priority for her. This dedication towards her work and children is clearly retained from her younger days, producing a generous and thoughtful human…show more content…
The twins’ father and Grace divorced when George and Charlotte were two and a half, and since been the primary carer for her children. Grace and Jack’s relationship since the divorce has not been amicable, although she states they both strive to put their children first. A study by Willén (2015), suggests this is the usual motivation for divorced parents. The lack of self absorbtion, and caring for the life of the next generation fits into in Erik Erikson’s ‘Generativity Versus Self-Absorption’ psychosocial development period (Sigelman et al 2015, p.74). Grace declares the birth of her children was the peak moment of her life. Reflecting on Willén’s (2015) article in relation to Grace’s life context it becomes clear of the role Grace undertook when she became a
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