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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 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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    Teenage Wasteland: The Importance of Misguided Youth How many struggling young adults will decide to run away from home this year? According to ncsl.org “One in seven young people between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away”. The shocking number of run away youth continues to grow rapidly while parents and teachers’ efforts of keeping these adolescents on the right track fall far and short. Looking into the world of Teenage Wasteland by renowned author Anne Tyler, readers dive into the mindset of

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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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    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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    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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    Conflict in Anne Tyler’s “Teenage Wasteland” Many of the characters in Anne Tyler’s story “Teenage Wasteland” face some kind of conflict at some point during the story. “This story shows how lack of communication between a troubled adolescent and his parents results in tragedy”(Croft 231). The story is about a boy named Donny who was having a hard time in school. In the beginning, of the story the principal called Daisy, Donny’s mother, because he wanted to have a conference “The boy’s problems

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    The story "Teenage Wasteland," by Anne Tyler is a short narrative from a mother's perspective describing her adolescent son and his struggles through school. Throughout the story, the son, Donny, and the mother, Daisy, reverse their roles. Daisy becomes more dependent of her son while Donny becomes less dependent of his mother. The mother also assumes the role of a bad student an a helpless child, whereas Donny slowly gains more control of his mother as she had of him before. The author also shows

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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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