Mental health is a topic that is not frequently spoken of or taught about in a school setting or society alone. The sad truth of people living their daily lives with no one knowing their true feelings they hide deep down is a very real concept that creates a way too frequent pattern of people not receiving the help they need. There is a very harsh stigma that comes along with mental health issues which most likely contributes as to why it is a subject that is not brought up as often as others, or as much as it should be. The book Girl, Interrupted is based off of a memoir written by Susanna Kaysen during her time spent in a mental hospital dealing with her own mental health issues. This book is commonly banned in high schools.
1.The hidden girl was a story about a girl named Shyima Hall. She was born into a poor family and Shyima was the seventh child. A year later her family sold her into slavery in Egypt. While she was there she worked for most of the day and into the night waiting hand and foot for the rich family. Later when suspicion rose they moved to California and Shyima continued to take care of the family. She had to cook, clean and babysit the two younger boys. For example she had to sit on a bench while the two boys played on the playground. She was only a couple years older but she sat there because she didn’t want to get in trouble. Eventually a neighbor noticed and she was rescued by the Child Protection Services.
In my first essay I want to closely read and analyze “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid. I found this story very interesting because of the way it is structured and reveals a deeper meaning in the conflict between a mother and daughter. After reading this story for the first time, I thought that it was a random listing of instructions a mother was providing to her daughter, but after looking closer at the text there is a more meaningful story Kincaid is telling. For Essay #1 I want to explore the conflict between the mother and girl revealed by their speech. Other fictional elements that I could analyze include point of view and symbolism which both play a role in highlighting the conflict between the mother and girl.
Exposition - A nine-teen year old girl named Marta is on top of skyscraper that houses apartments and businesses. She sees the city as a mess and becomes dizzy over it.
“Fine. I’ll take her, but only if you have Dad legally sign the company branch I work at over to me.”
“Oh. That’s kind of what I did. I stole stuff.” It was getting dark by the second because Bob could see out the window.
There are not many novels that can produce such a feeling of both sorrow and jubilation for a character as Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. There is such a wide range of emotions produced by the novel that it is impossible not to feel both ways. Invisible Man is a wonderfully well written novel about an African American living in pre civil rights America. The novel is an excellent example of a bildungsroman, a character finding himself as the story progresses. The narrator (invisible man) starts off a naive college student and ends with the young man realizing that his world has become that of "infinite possibilities." Ellison's writing techniques include that of visual imagery, irony,
Government is a particular system used for controlling a country and maintaining its peace. Indifference is having no particular interest in something. Many people are indifferent about government but never seem to realize that being indifferent about government is dangerous. Its is dangerous to be indifferent about government because someone can come in and take the people's power and take it into their own hands.
Steve Berg is the Vice President for Programs and Policy at the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The Alliance is one of the leading advocates which seeks to find solutions to the issue of homelessness. It works collaboratively with public, private and non-profit organizations with similar goals to analyze and develop policy, and offer sensible, cost-effective solutions that help communities end homelessness. Its data driven research gives policymakers and elected officials the information they need to inform debate and educate the public. Mr. Berg’s background in economic development, human services, and housing and where those issues intersect. He has also worked on welfare reform and employment issues. I will be using data and information papers published on their website to substantiate my thesis statement.
Self reflexive writing is a method used by authors where they write about writing. It is often an abstract concept, and the way that David Arnason uses it in his narrative “A Girl’s Story” adds a unique perception to the story. Throughout the story it is made clear that, at times, things may be entirely different than they appear to be at first glance, and how, in general, meanings are not absolute. The piece of writing “A Girl’s Story” is a story about a writer, writing a story about a girl who is having problems with her fiancé as she feels unfulfilled. It is supposed to be a somewhat cliché short story, as the writer even acknowledges that himself. He does this by stating why he made various decisions when constructing the main character such
The novel Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden tells the story of a special education teacher who helps to save her student, Jadie, and Jadie’s two sisters from an abusive situation. Torey uses her experience working with elective mutes as well as troubled children in order to determine that Jadie is being abused. Although the stories this hunched over, closed up girl seem unbelievable, Torey refuses to believe that Jadie is making the stories up or imagining the actions that she talks about. Torey puts both her job and her reputation on the line when she pursues Jadie’s case. In the end, Torey’s instinct proved correct as Jadie and her sisters are permanently removed from their parents’ home.
Suzanna Kaysen, the author of the memoir “Girl, interrupted” found herself questioning the notion of normalcy after being admitted to a psychiatric ward due to a suicide attempt in 1967, Kaysen insists she was misdiagnosed with borderline personality disorder. After reading Kaysen’s narrative, I concluded that the diagnose was indeed inadequate, although Kaysen exhibited symptoms of mental illness, she wasn’t suffering from borderline personality disorder, as she there was a lack of evidence to support such claim. Kaysen was a “normal girl” who was temporality interrupted by her mental illness.
I bet you like to be treated well. In the story, Quarta was not treated well. Her classmates were really mean t o her even though she was really nice to everybody else. The theme in the story “The Girl With Only Two Arms And Two Legs” By is to treat people how you would like to be treated. You can tell this is true because Quarta is very nice to everybody but nobody is nice to her. I know this because she lets anybody play One Ball, a game she introduced to her classmates. One Ball is a game that is very close to volleyball. I also know that this is the theme because Quarta helps others. Even though her classmates who had four arms and four legs are mean to Quarta because she has only two of each. This shows that she follows the golden rule even though her classmates are mean. Last but not least the other kids are plain out mean to her. These are reasons why this story is about treat people how you want to be treated.
I Recoiled in disgust from the New girl, her originality was weird. I deliberately took the time to study the new girl and find out why this girl is such an impact on this school. This girl was smart, she was not inferior. In science class she would make obsolete objects able to be in use again. But that was not the only thing she was good at. I was mere towards her I was literally nothing more than her. She was not absurd she was honest all the time to me! This girl was PERFECT. She was so Defiant. This was for sure Grotesque because we have not had a girl this perfect in years! I was surely offended by this girls perfection, that I wasn’t even sure if this was reality. She did not even have to get rid of any excess fat on her! It was eventual
Addiction develops as an emotional crutch, impacting character development. This addiction could potentially be a result of three main factors: setting and age, key personal relationships and key tragic events. Each of these elements have a level of responsibility in the development and overcoming of the addiction for Kayla in The disappearing Girl and Rachel in The Girl on the Train. However some of the elements have more of a responsibility than the others.