Meredith Grey From Grey's Anatomy Character Analysis

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Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy is a lot of people’s favorite character. What some people don’t see if her cry for help. She had a very hard life growing up. Her mother Ellis was a doctor and she always put her job before Meredith. Ellis was an amazing surgeon, but she was a terrible mother. She never told Meredith she loved her and she never protected her. Ellis’s focus was her work and being the best surgeon she could be. Her father was not in her life. This lead to Meredith having a hard life. By not having a mother Meredith is stuck like Freud and Erikson would say. In Erikson Theory, she is stuck in the in the trust vs. mistrust stage. Meredith never was showed stability. By not having a mother that natured her and protected her she …show more content…
But, for someone that wasn’t shown love it slows that process down. Meredith met Derek in a bar and they hit it off very well. But the next morning she told him don’t plan on seeing me again. When they both caught eye at Grey Sloan Memorial Meredith was in shock. Derek tried very hard for Meredith to give him a chance. Meredith had a very hard time trusting Derek and wanting the commitment that he wanted. Her mother was the cause for this. Ellis did not show Meredith that you need friends and partners in your life. Ellis only showed Meredith how to be alone and in fear. Gross wrote, “This infant will carry the basic sense of mistrust with them to other relationships. It may result in anxiety, heightened insecurities, and an over feeling of mistrust in the world around them” (p. 2). Meredith will always have a mistrust for people and her mother is the reason for …show more content…
Her half-sister was adopted, and came to the Grey Sloan Memorial to find out information on her mother and family. Meredith from the beginning was very stand off from her. She never socialized as a child. She also had a hard time letting people in. When her mother found out about the pregnancy she tried to kill herself. McLeod writes, “Denial involves blocking external events from awareness. If the situation is just too much to handle, the person just refuses to experience it” (p. 3). Meredith did not believe that until someone else told her it happened and she read the report. After that it still took a very long time to accept her. Meredith refused to believe her family was more distant than it already was. Once she realized reality they became very

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