Innocence first proclaims itself when Sarah discovers that she is not returning home. Sarah’s behaviour and lack of understanding towards pressing information is a portrayal of how she has been raised to be quite naïve. These preceding traits are revealed when Sarah explains to her brother, “I’ll come back for you later. I promise.” (9). Here, Sarah proves her innocent nature as a result of being raised by her parents in an exceedingly structured way. Guilt emanates into Sarah’s moral conscience when her father confesses that “we are not going back. They won’t let us back.” (23). Furthermore, Sarah’s sheltered upbringing is proved to be true when she smiles at a boy during the roundup and he looks back at her like she’s crazy. She then thinks to herself, “Maybe [I] had got it all wrong. / … Maybe things were not going to
“One week,” Julia wrote in her journal, “it’s been one week since I’ve seen another human being.” Prior to the wars and conflicts that ripped her life to shreds, Julia had kept her journal as a log of her thoughts. Now the journal was the only thing keeping her sane. Julia tried to cling to anything that could remind her of the normalcy she used to know, but the journal was the only thing that truly still felt safe.
Arnold took advantage of Connie’s vulnerability. For once, Connie was compared to June without being second best. He praised her beauty with compliments for example calling her “a pretty girl ‘’ (292) something her mother had never done and he told Connie that she was “the one’’ (297). Unlike her father, Arnold admitted he took “a special interest ‘’ (292) in her. He took the time to investigate all about her (292). Arnold gave Connie compliments, promises of affection, and attention, things she was not used to. Arnold reminds Connie that her family never showed interest in her, he reminded her that they knew anything about her, and reassured her that she was better than them. (300). Connie then made the absurd decision to get in the car with a man who proved to me dangerous and a possible psychopath.
Jackie and I were now halfway to where Mike’s car wreck took place, on Highway 46. The accident must have been pretty bad because it was reported on the news, a rare case, I thought to myself. I prayed Mike was going to be ok. The drive felt like it was taking hours to get to the scene . I could feel the tension in the car growing. The fact that one of our closest friends could be gravely injured was a slug shot from a shotgun into our chests. Jackie was still distressed as she drove; tears dripped from her eyes like droplets from a cool water bottle on a hot day.
The story of Sarah touched the lives of many characters in the book “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana De Rosnay. Sarah had such a profound impact on every character in the book, whether it is the scarring and unforgettable memories they have of her or new information they have gathered from the past. Julia invested her entire life into finding out more about Sarah, her life, and what happened to her after a daring escape from a concentration camp. She sacrificed her marriage and many personal relationships because she cared so deeply and passionately about Sarah and what had happened to her. Julia blocked out all of the negative opinions and people telling her to stop and worked nonstop to learn the truth, to never close her eyes on the past. The brutal past of Sarah left a
Even though Sarah thought that moving away from Paris and starting a family would permit her to move on, she never forgets her past. The only way for her to get rid of this burden and to find redeemption is to commit suicide. She has decided to move to America and to pretend she is someone else. She marries a man and gives birth to her son a few years later. In order to forget about her past, she decides not to share her past with her family.
Margo’s situation is very relatable to the metaphor she used “Maybe all the strings inside him broke”; the pressure she placed on herself to be cool and mysterious caused her to have a breakdown and to be isolated from her family and friends.
Water by the Spoonful, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is a Pulitzer Prize winning play exploring the story of an Iraqi War veteran as he faces a past filled with addiction, injury, family, and love. Water by the Spoonful uses many character lenses to create a story that shows what happens when the past collides with the future. The play explores themes of acceptance and forward progress. Elliot Ortiz, a 24 year old Iraq War veteran, serves as the play’s main protagonist. Elliot was discharged from the army after a knee injury.
Mary Sue’s husband Gary murmured, “Mary Sue! We are going to see our marriage counselor today, this is pure hogwash.” As the conflicted day continued the couple decided to take a drive to County Line Rd. Sunnyville, West Virginia. There they could meet with their marriage counselor Pamela. The Campbell’s were in hopes she could help them open up to one another. Considering she is pretty familiar with their situation.
This case study will discuss the dysfunctional relationship of John and Sarah, by having a hypothesis in place and using the family system theory concept to further apply circular questioning to test the hypothesis will help determine where the issues started in their relationship. The genogram will be discussed and identification of behavioural partners passed down from generations will be explored and brief discussion around her father suicide will be addressed and the impacts of this in her family system. Additionally John and Sarah’s strengths and challenges will be identified testing the hypothesis. Lastly a summary of John and Sarah’s counselling strategies, goal and interventions will be presented in this case study.
“What is wrong with you?” Ellie exclaims out loud. She doesn’t care when the few people she passes turn to stare at her. “He is just a man, granted, a remarkably hot, good looking one. However, that is no excuse for you behaving like a love struck teenager.” Sighing Ellie scans the street for the restaurant Becky recommended. There, just down the street, Sarah’s Cozy Café, she starts walking quickly towards it.
Steve feels as though Sarah has it ‘easy’ compared to how he grew up. Steve grew up in a broken home, filled with negative paths of drug use and dealing, whereas Sarah grew up in a very supportive, loving family that allowed her to pursue her passions in college. Steve has been suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during his time in Iraq, but only expresses to Sarah by fighting and drinking. After returning from Iraq, Sarah expressed that Steve was not the man he once was, creating more problems in their relationship. When Sarah tries to address the issues, Steve has continuously ignored and cut off all lines of communication, causing Sarah to move back home with her
Her father engages in a family Feud with his brothers and thus gets his parents killed. Monica leaves home and sets out to find a new life after. She is sold into slavery and forced to participate in drug trafficking by a city drug dealer. Life on the streets is unbearable, living conditions in that particular street are very unbearable, but she strives to survive. There are intolerable conditions, but she works and assembles all the resources that she needs to go back and find out what went down with her uncles to the extent that they decided to kill her father. Monica believes that both her parents are dead and now she is on her own. She learns from the drug dealing business a lot, she is willing to provide any help to the fellow girls, but it is beyond her reach. She hates the place, but she has to buy time for her plans to work. One of her clients is her lawyer, and they get fond of each other, she promised to process immigration papers for her. They grow fond of each other as she takes
Daisy Miller is breaking these social norms by constantly associating with different men, drawing the attention of many others and Connie expresses her sexuality by abandoning her friends to spend time with a boy in his car; this ultimately leads to society’s metaphorical murder of these women.