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Parents Hold the Remote

Summary: Analyzes the role of parents on their child's self-concept, using proofs from tree short stories: "Charles", by Shirley Jackson, "Eveline", by James Joyce, and "The Rocking-Horse Winner", by David Herbert Lawrence.
Seeking attention in order to fit in and be accepted can be related to self-concept. Self- Concept is the perception one has of oneself, but this vision of oneself can be built based upon the actions of others. In the case of the self-concept of a child, parents are especially influential. The parental role models, parent's expectations, and the communication between child and parent throughout the child's life, have a major impact on that person's self concept. This is shown through the many similarities in stories, such as "Charles", by Shirley Jackson, "Eveline", by James Joyce, and "The Rocking-Horse Winner", by David Herbert Lawrence, where an individual seeks attention in order to be accepted. In these stories, the parents, and the way the parents raise their child influences the child's self-concept. The negative self-concept of these children is what creates the need they feel inside for...

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