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Friday, December 17, 2010

Period 8, Post 14: The Need for Control

In My Sister's Keeper we see, through Jodi Picoult's use of flashbacks, how Sara, Kate's mother, fights back against her feelings of helplessness against the disease raging through her daughter's body; she tries to control what she can, by believing that she has power over whether Kate lives or dies.

How is her resolve good for the family? How does it give her family strength? How is it detrimental (i.e., how does it hurt her family)?

Your response will count as a homework assignment for the third marking period.


  1. Leslie Molina
    In my opinion Sara is trying to do the best she can for her daughter Kate but she is not realizing that she is losing her other 2 children.In a way she is pushing them away without even noticing

  2. Juan Arango

    I think it resolve the family in many diferent ways and it gives the family strength on not to give up and alway keep up.. and i think is hurting the family in a way that she doesnt see it but her to other children fell that she love kate more than then

  3. i belive sara is doing thing in the wrong way but with a good intention howevershe is losing anna and jesse without knowing maybe kate's illness make her blind