Summary Of ' Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal '

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A Plea for Acceptance
Even though in today’s society being a lesbian isn’t a big deal, there are still people that have to face discrimination just because they like the same gender. However, if you think about it, is it wrong to do something out of the norm? Is it wrong to have different views on things than other people? Some people think it is wrong, but is it really wrong to live your life on your own terms? Although living life on your own terms can be a hard path to follow because it means that everyone might not support your decisions in life, it doesn’t mean it’s not right to do so. Jeanette proves this in the book, “Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal,” Jeanette Winterson faces many difficulties that relate to my friend Nina, these difficulties include: lack of family support for both Nina and Jeanette, however, religion wise Jeanette’s family is more strict than Nina’s.
What defines a family? A family is a loving support system that is willing to do anything possible to keep you safe. They are always there for you no matter what, they will support you, they will encourage you, and they will never give up on you because your family loves you for who you are. Despite this definition of a family, Jeanette Winterson and Nina did not experience these valuable and heart warming experiences from their family. One of the reasons for this would be that since Jeanette’s parents were very occupied with religious activities, and Nina’s parents were really occupied with their
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