Marco And Julia Character Analysis

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Mental health is affected by more than the ill person's brain. There are many environmental factors that can affects their mental illness. One of the most influential environmental factors is in the form of social interactions with peers and family. Often times things like support groups can help those with mental illnesses Throughout both the novel and the movie, we see the protagonists' mental illnesses helped or hindered by their interactions with other people. When the male protagonists are in their manic episodes, they seem to affect the mental health of the females differently. It appears that the mania Marco experiences causes Carla to also become manic. However, this increased mania in both Marco and Carla is more likely linked to …show more content…
Finch and Marco seem to have negative relationships with their family members. Marco's poor relationship with his father is more related to how his father wants him to be med compliant, even though Marco thinks they do more harm than good. Also, Marco resents his father for not being understanding that Marco and his mother are unique, and because the dad did not understand, the mother left. Marco mentions this several times throughout the movie, notably during a fight that Carla and he have with their parents. Finch's family does not seem to care about him very much, except for his sister. We see this when Finch thinks on the last time any of his family members even came into his room as he rearranges it. He says that it may have been when he had to flu four years ago, but "Even then, Kate was the one who took care of me." Violet even noticed how little Finch's family cared for him, noting her anger at Finch's mom when she weeps over Finch's death. None of this even speaks to how poorly Finch's father treated him. He was physically abusive with Finch, and neglectful. Whenever Finch is at his father's house, or thinking about his father, you can tell that something about it negatively affects him, which will inevitably affect his mental health. Going off what we heard in class from the members of Miracle Clubhouse, we can tell that external support is just …show more content…
As Violet readjusts to life without her beloved sister, her parents encourage every step. The best example of this is when she starts driving again and they are surprised and ecstatic. Carla's parents seem to help her keep her mental illness in-check, so to speak. When she interacts with them while either manic or depressed, they seem to help her get back into the range of normalcy, mostly by helping her get back on her meds and/or to the

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