"The Crazy Lady" Essay

1091 words - 5 pages

I have heard them call her “The Crazy Lady” to their parents, her supervisors, and fellow children who have not meet her. She does not always hear them because while they converse, she is focused on the location of the 409 cleaner that has become her side kick. Whether she is wiping off a table that has become the canvas to a future Picasso, a sink that holds their main utensils of dirty paint brushes or quickly wiping a spot off of the floor. The same spot that she just swept to remove the chips, dollar candy and the occasional crust-less peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The current task for her, at this particular moment, is not to mingle with the ones that think she is unstable but to clean up before the next mess occurs.
I do not believe she is crazy like the children claim. It is her unique way of implementing nontraditional activities, the children are not familiar with. Instead of the ordinary games, she is teaching them about different variations of acting such as improv, being a part of democracies, public speaking, and even inventing new games. I have watched her quietly instil leadership skills, goals and acceptance in them, with a smile and catch phrase. I have been with her as she filled up water balloons for the children at night for “Water Days” and organized trips in her free time. In the cases of these children, most who are dependent on government assistance and reside in a low income areas, her ways are initially foreign to them. In time the children stop questioning her ways, adjust to them and enjoy themselves.
It’s through their fulfillment she finds her own, just as she sees the same pieces of her own past. In her early teens, she found herself not in a dire but similar situation as the children she works with. Finding herself waiting in lines for government assistance, hoping for Medicaid and even inconsistent food stamps with a mother who was laid off and expecting. The memories of being turned away as a result of missing documents or being told to “eat light” because of a cut in food stamp money, linger in the back of her mind and reappear the moment she starts to slack.
Instead of taking this as a setback she took it as multiple lessons, the first being to never get comfortable, and the other that : It isn’t where you start; it is the work ethic that you put into finish. From that moment forward, that is just what she did-worked. She would continue to do so, even ten hours away from home during her undergrad she would balance both school and work, while financially assisting her mother whenever possible. This type of work ethic influenced her perspective on academics. Realizing that she was becoming comfortable she made the decision to challenge herself with a heavier work load, by choosing two minors. By making Political Science her major, she wanted to learn about the government that she and other families had depended on, in order to be the change in it.
She understood the task would not be easy without the...

Find Another Essay On "The crazy lady"

creative writing Essay

1198 words - 5 pages not an option; he needed to escape before Lady Wonder did something crazy, like... start chucking carrots at her or something. Duly ecstatic about the looming crises, he gripped his invisible cloak tightly and made a dash toward the window, diving headlong through the glass panels. Lady Wonder looked on, blankly. 'What the hell? That seemed excessive. The other door was open, you know.' Silence from The Flying Lotus. 'And to think, I

Lady Macbeth adn Lord Macbeth's relationship and how it changed through-out the story

904 words - 4 pages beginning where they were madly in love with each other; there is no communication left and basically no love. Lady Macbeth had a mental breakdown and starts to sleepwalk, reenacting everything about Duncan being killed. At this point everyone thinks she is crazy; and the roles in the relationship have completely change, She now has no power and Macbeth has all the power. Lady Macbeth's loss of power and her having a mental breakdown leads to her

William Shakespeare's Macbeth Lady Macbeth Rediscovered

1314 words - 5 pages idea of how Macbeth and herself can acquire more authority. Also, she is very capable of creating believable lies on the spot. During a dinner, Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo, but only he can see it. Macbeth begins to act crazy. Out of fear of being revealed as murderers, Lady Macbeth makes up an excuse for her husband's behaviour. She informs the guests, "He will again be well. If much you note him/ You shall offend him and extend his passion

Macbeth tragic hero

907 words - 4 pages his place. Now Macbeth believes the prophecy told by the witches. He hasn’t quite figured out how he will become King. One of the things that could have also contributed to Macbeth’s downfall is that he is too vulnerable and he believes everything that he hears. The witches corrupt Macbeth’s character and make him power hungry.      In Act 1, Scene 5 Macbeth wrote a letter to Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth has a crazy idea

Consequences of Actions in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

994 words - 4 pages can never apologize, or get it off her chest, and this drives her crazy. It is this stress and guilt that lead her to kill herself later in the act. “...and his fiend-like Queen, who as ‘tis thought, but self and violent hands, took off her life.” (V, IIX, 81-83). This is said by Scotland’s new king, Malcolm. He is promising to restore Scotland, while reminding the population of who they were leaving behind. This quote reveals that Lady Macbeth’s

Analyse Macbeth In-Depth

1242 words - 5 pages increasingly consumed by evil, but she always appears calm and collected. When Macbeth, at the dinner party, goes temporarily crazy with guilt, she puts her best face forward, and manages to get the guests to leave before her husband causes too much damage to his reputation. The reader thinks at this point that Lady Macbeth has no feelings. She does not seem to be haunted by what she has done, or what her husband has done. She shows little compassion

The demise of lady macbeth, in

1242 words - 5 pages evil, but she always appears calm and collected. When Macbeth, at the dinner party, goes temporarily crazy with guilt, she puts her best face forward, and manages to get the guests to leave before her husband causes too much damage to his reputation. The reader thinks at this point that Lady Macbeth has no feelings. She doesn't seem to be haunted by what she has done, or what her husband has done. She shows little compassion toward him in his

Lady Macbeth as an evil villain

1062 words - 4 pages Macbeth is a merciful man and complains that, "[Macbeth] is to full o' th' milk of human kindness" (I, iv, 18). This shows that Lady Macbeth viewed him as a good-hearted citizen and it was her obligation to change his persona, into a crazy lunatic. It is evident that Macbeth was once an honourable man before his eccentric supernatural encounters which unlocked the doors to his insane, psychotic ways. However, it was Lady Macbeth who opened the

Lady Macbeth

3170 words - 13 pages kills King Duncan and then his friend Banquo since the witches told him that his children were going to become kings. Lady Macbeth makes sure these prophecies come true. They both become evil. Lady Macbeth goes crazy and commits suicide. At the end of the play king Duncan’s son brings an army from England to dethrone him. In the battle they win and `Macbeth is killed. The tragedy ends. The main themes and issues are love, betrayal, determination

To Be King or Not To Be?

708 words - 3 pages Macbeth is talking about how she is trying to wash away the guilt of these murders they have committed but she can't overlook them and it is starting to make her go a little crazy. Before Macbeth and Lady Macbeth kill Duncan, we are unsure of how Lady Macbeth is going to react to what the witches told Macbeth of his future. When Lady Macbeth reads the letter of what the witches told Macbeth, she starts formulating a plan almost immediately of how

Sleep in Macbeth

725 words - 3 pages fear of vengeance and guilt. This is immediately evident as soon as Macbeth speaks to Lady Macbeth about the murder he has just committed. “Still it cried ‘Sleep no more!’ to all the house./ “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore/ Cawdor/ Shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no/ more.” The guilt and anguish that Macbeth feels when the fact that he has taken the life of his friend sinks in drives him crazy. From here, he recovers himself

Similar Essays

Compare And Contrast Essay

599 words - 2 pages The characters in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Enormous Radio are very alike and also have some differences. The Enormous Radio is more descriptive about the characters, which makes it easier to picture them." The front pattern does move and no wonder! The woman behind it shakes it" said the lady in The Yellow Wallpaper. This shows that this lady is mentally crazy. She thinks she has a lot of problems, but she really doesn't and that's when she

The Greater Guilt In "Macbeth" Essay

593 words - 2 pages the crime, it will make them both crazy:Consider it not so deeply..../These deeds must not be thoughtAfter these ways; so, it will make us mad.(II;ii;30-35)Because Lady Macbeth kills herself at the end of the play, these lines also foreshadow her future.In Act III scene 4, Macbeth is going to be crazy after seeing Banquo's ghost. He got so scared when he sees the ghost walking in the Palace and sitting in his place: "thou canst not say I did it

A Critical Analysis Of Lady Macbeth

589 words - 2 pages they follow her plan exactly and show remorse for the kings' death, they would not fail, "Who dares receive it other, as we shall make our griefs and clamor roar upon his death?" (Act I, 7, ll 77-78).Towards the end of the play, Lady Macbeth shows weakness and guilt for her evil deeds, and her conscience begins to drive her crazy. "Out damned spot! Out, I say!" "Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him" (Act V, 1, ll

A Comparison Of Lady Macbeth And Antonio From The Shakespearean Plays Macbeth And Tempest

797 words - 4 pages In almost every Shakespearean play, there is a power-hungry character who will stop at nothing to rule. In the plays Macbeth and Tempest by Shakespeare, this rule is definitely applied. Although Macbeth himself is the one who starts all of the power talk, Lady Macbeth is stronger and more ruthless than her husband. Shakespeare uses Lady Macbeth ultimately to imply that women can be just as cruel and heartless as men. In Tempest, Antonio