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    Teenage Wasteland The teenagers I interviewed were all relatively affluent, by all appearances and their own admission, and this in and of itself created some differences between their perspectives and my own. In general, however, I think that the passage of time and the different values and perspectives of parents and of teenagers in the current era are more responsible for the changes in responses that I observed in the interview as opposed to what I myself might have said as a teenager in answer

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    The Effects of a Teenage Wasteland

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    Anne Tyler’s “Teenage Wasteland” is a story about a modern day family of four and the relationship issues they experienced with each other. The story is presented in third person limited; however, the reader is shown much about how the mother of the family feels and the troubles she experiences in her relationships with her husband and children, primarily her son Donny. Daisy is portrayed as a mother who worries that she had failed Donny because of his continual disobedience toward the authority

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    The story, Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler, has limited characters and focuses on less. While reading Teenage Wasteland the character Daisy played a secondary character role. This character was portrayed as a protagonist by experiencing her own inner and external conflicts. Daisy who is the role of Danny’s mother can be seen as a dynamic throughout the story. Anne Tyler does a excellent way of making the readers view Daisy’s static thoughts and actions in direct and indirect manner. Daisy’s character

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    Chiara Root Teenage wasteland In households across America, teenagers and parents do not traditionally get along. Donny a teenage boy is no different, he believes his parents don't know anything about a teenager’s life, he does not get along with his parents at all. His school recommends that he should get a tutor, but the tutor was not serious, he let the kids mess around and he did not, tutor Donny like he said he would. Donny got worse and went crazy and it all led to bad things and then he

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    to rely on their own intuition. The book “Teenage Wasteland” by Donna Gaines classically defines the result that anomie has on societies and individuals. Throughout the novel Gaines describes the “epidemic” of teenage suicide and her quest

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    provides not only a controversy that I feel capable of discussing, but also provides enough context to support it, I came across the short story “Teenage Wasteland” by Anne Tyler. The story presents a simple and common scenario where a support system fails to actually provide any real assistance, much like our many broken programs in America. “Teenage Wasteland” mirrors parents failing to raise their children, our school systems failing to teach our children, and our court system failing to reeducate

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    is very common in our society. Anne Tyler and Joyce carol have written short stories in which similar scenario is depicted. Anne Tyler’s focus in this story is the gradual disintegration of the relationship between a teenage boy and his parents. In the short story Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler, Donny is a fifteen year old unmotivated teen who is doing poorly in his schoolwork. His mother hires a tutor named Cal to improve Donny’s grades. However Cal treats Donny like a friend rather

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    “Teenage Wasteland” Paragraph Donny himself is to blame for his poor behavior and success at school. He makes poor decisions despite having a tutor, teachers, psychologist, and his parents, Matt and Daisy, as support. Donny has nice and caring parents who want him to succeed. When Daisy, his mother, finds out that Donny is falling behind in school, she takes time to help Donny with his homework because she cares about him. An example where Donny makes a poor decision is when Cal, Donny’s tutor, recommends

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    Teenage Wasteland Theme

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    common themes, include the need for a connection in family, community, or love leads to stubbornness and the questioning of societal effect on themselves. Some stories focus on one, and some the intersection of these effects. Anne Tyler’s Teenage Wasteland shows the ignorance of an overprotective parent and the affect in focusing too much one person. Donny is an emotionally disturbed child, not doing well in school, and whose mother

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    The Teenage Wasteland, why was it so good? Growing up in the recent generations is very challenging. Children at such young ages, even younger than teens have been faced with such perilous decisions. It is especially hard for teenagers to find acceptance at this point in their lives. Here is an instance that is so common in this day and age, yet this particular case is only fiction. A teenage boy named Donny has been going through a few changes in his appearance. His parents, Matt and Daisy, are

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