AESOPIC LANGUAGE: In Russian criticism, the name for oppositional political writing hidden in circumlocution, fables, and vague references so that it can bypass official censorship (Harkins 1). The term refers to Aesop's Fabula, a collection of beast fables in which simple stories about animals contained morals or messages "between the lines," so to speak. The coinage of the term comes from Saltykov, who is both the first to use the term in this sense and the one whom many modern Russian critics consider the best example of such writings (Harkins 1).
In the following case ST did not know she was adopted until she was about to become a godmother in her mid‑thirties and needed a baptismal certificate. (She received no papers when her father died.) Not only was she shocked when the church directed her to my office, but I so over identified with her that l found myself doubting that she was adopted. The record revealed that her adoptive parents were counseled to tell about the adoption and even given literature to read. They had stated that they agreed with openness and would tell her at an appropriate age, but they never did.
ANTICATHOLICISM: Literature or rhetoric created (often by Protestants) for the purpose of countering Catholic doctrine or depicting Catholicism in a negative light. In Reformation and Post-Reformation British literature, anticatholic motifs frequently appear after the Anglican Church splits from Rome under Henry VIII. Examples include Spenser's Faerie Queene, in which Catholic associations surround villains like Duessa and Archimago. A similar surge of anticatholic characterizations appear just before and during the Enlightenment period, notably in Gothic literature like Lewis' The Monk, in which convents and monasteries are depicted as hypocritical hives of sadism and superstition.
I am in the unusual position of knowing the information that is often desperately sought but not being able to share it. This frequently makes me the target of the client’s anger and leaves me feeling impotent in spite of the fact that, in actuality, I am helping them create a story by providing some of the “missing pieces.” In this article I want to stress three main points: All people need no have a personal story in order to build a sense of identity. Members of the adoption triad carry real and fantasy stories that are frequently conflicting and confusing. It is the agency’s responsibility through counseling to help their clients construct a solid narrative.
[tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essay]
Post legal adoption services would be most helpful if targeted at adolescence and at pregnancy/childbirth. Adolescents frequently have friction with their adoptive parents and fantasies about their biological parents (Kowal & Schilling, 19S5). New York State law does not allow us to release information to children under 18 years of age unless we go through their adoptive parents, and these parents may feel threatened by this information.
[tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]
The anxiety an adoptee experiences is palpable and contagious. As I look at the record, I frequently wonder about the accuracy of the information because there are inevitable inconsistencies and no way to verify the data. Social workers made interpretations and selected data based on their own sense of values and also on the times in which they practiced. Diagnosis and vocabulary have changed dramatically. For example; not so many years ago people looked askance at a single father who expressed a desire to raise his out‑of-wedlock child; now he is a hero. It is also easy to get sucked up into the client’s own insecurities and doubts as more and more information from the past get discovered.
[tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essays]
He tells us that this ban which just took effect in July brought about a lot of controversy and left these prospective parents as well as the Pakistani children who are waiting to be adopted emotionally distressed....