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Joyce's Effectiveness In The Grapes Of Wrath By James Joyce

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There was a crisis worker involved in this story, and it was his therapist Joyce. The way that I would assess Joyce effectiveness in Michael’s situation is that she first helps him to work on his denial by claiming his Parkinson’s disease. Joyce wanted Michael to own his disease and not let it get the best of him. What she was trying to get him to understand is that just because you have Parkinson’s disease doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. She wanted him to know that he still has a life to live, and to cherish every moment of his life because he has so much to live for including Tracy and Sam. In the book, Michael writes “still, this wasn’t friendship-she made it clear I couldn’t charm, smart-ass, or bullshit my way out of confronting

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