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Grey’s Anatomy is a primetime medical drama series created by Shonda Rhimes and is in the midst of its thirteenth season. The series focuses on the lives of a group of surgical interns during their training at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. Although each intern has a unique and remarkable backstory, the protagonist of the show is Meredith Grey. Her trials and tribulations are what kept so many viewers intrigued. The opening episode storyline begins with an introduction into the life of Meredith, who is entering into her seven year surgery medical residency, the relationships she makes along the way, and most importantly it highlights her past which helps viewers discover how she became the way she is.
Meredith is the child of Dr. Ellis
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This self-doubt can also be traced to her upbringing. Alfred Adler (1930) introduced his Inferiority Theory of Personality in Individual Personality. He outlines how that after we are born, we are driven to strive and overcome our shortcomings, and prove that we can be superior to our own beliefs and desires (Alder, 1930). Adler also discusses how birth order shapes the behavior of people (1930). Meredith did not learn that her father had another family and children until she was in her mid-twenties. Adler (1930) states that the oldest child deals with an inferiority complex after another child is born. Since Grey did not learn about that until she was older, we must assume that she regressed to her premature stages of development. Both of Adler’s theories align with the fact that Meredith Grey felt inferior and insecure about herself, forcing her into a downward spiral of emotions towards her own demise. Thankfully Dr. Derek Shepard, her knight in shining armor, was there to save and support her through these difficult times. Meredith had to unfortunately grow up quickly, but that recklessness also allowed her to be the savior when the hospital was under siege of a …show more content…
What is striking is the way Meredith puts the life of her loved-one before her own: she does not hesitate to tell the shooter to shoot her instead of Derek and even lists reasons for him to do so. After the immediate danger has passed for her husband, she is able to act rationally and even operate on her best friend's husband to remove the bullet while she herself is suffering a miscarriage. Therefore, it seems that while Meredith panics under stress more easily, she does so rather because she is scared for the lives of her loved-ones, not her own. Psychoanalytically, Meredith’s codependency and need for control could be said to stem from her abandonment issues and unstable

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