The Adoration Of Jenna Fox Analysis

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"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go,"-Hermann Hesse. Regrettably, in this point of view, Jenna Fox's father, Matthew Fox, was incapable of staying strong. In the novel, The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson, seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has woken up from a coma caused by a gruesome car accident, an accident in which she was told to have caused. Later, Jenna begins to pick up and put together the puzzle pieces of her own life, including how the way she is being kept alive is illegal. Putting these puzzle pieces together allowed her to realize why she was different and the truth about the accident. Jenna's parents, Matthew and Claire Fox decided to take advantage of Matthew's expertise and replace…show more content…
Matthew Fox, a supporting character in The Adoration of Jenna Fox makes an impacting decision through his motivation of needing to save his daughter's life. To demonstrate, in the book The Adoration of Jenna Fox, when Jenna was questioning her parent's actions Claire states, "'We did what any parent would do. We saved you,'"(Pearson 128). In other words, Claire and Matthew used their strong parental instincts to save the life of their only child, Jenna. This describes his motivation that leads Matthew to do what he did in saving his precious daughter -- the incentive to save someone whom he cares greatly about. Additionally, Mary E. Pearson wrote, "I always tried so hard to be everything they wanted. Everything three babies could be. Their miracle child. Me," (Pearson 132). Here, the author is saying that Jenna was the quintessential child who always strove to do her best and made herself everything her parents wanted her to be -- their very own miracle. As a result, when Jenna's life was about to be compromised by the horrific car accident, Matthew broke the law because he didn't want to let go of his miracle child. In essence, Matthew's extraordinary choice was all done through his incitation to save his beloved…show more content…
Specifically, Matthew and Claire explain, "'There are a lot of people who have laid their lives and careers on the line for you, Jenna. We had to be careful. If you slipped and told someone, you would not only jeopardize your future but theirs as well,'" (Pearson 138). To put it differently, Matthew could not have saved Jenna on his own and he needed others to help him. As a result, everyone who helped Matthew accomplish this illegal task is accessory to a crime. Another illustration of how important Matthew's compromise is shown when Jenna states, "'My hands are artificial,' I tell him. 'My legs, are too,'" (Pearson 121). This shows how most of Jenna's body is unnatural, and in fact, only ten percent of her body is. Therefore because of Matthew's choice, Jenna will spend the rest of her life feeling like she has incommensurable qualities. Not only that but Jenna will also worry about how others will think of her and live with their judgment for as long as she lives. Ultimately, life is about choice's and Jenna's life and the lives around her will forever be affected by Matthew's significant
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