Her reaction to her experience is similar to Steven's when he found out that Jeffery had leukemia because he just gave up on life. Like Jessica, he thought that life would never be the same and why, out of all the people in the world, it happened to him. Jessica and Steven could barely tolerate there losses, but after a while Steven got used to it and handled it better. He even had a much closer realationship with his brother after it. I think the same will happen to jessica
When steven reacted to his brothers cancer.The first time he was dident care about anything because his brother has cancer.Now she is reacting as there is no point of anything but she cant run.
Jessicas reaction is similar to Steven's reaction because they both think their world is coming to an end because of some horrible occurance. For example, Steven stopped doing school work because he was so depressed and Jessica just thinks about how she'll never run again, which I think is a lie. Anyways, I think she will elvove and start working on the things she can change, like Steven did. I also think, like Steven did, that she will think about how lucky she is and think more about Lucy's family, who are struggling with her death, and find motivation in that to run for Lucy.
Well now that Jessicais realizing that she couldn't do anything abouther leg she is starting to react like Steven whe he relized that he couldnt do anything about his Leukemia. She is starting to think thing like Steven did, at first she looking at all the bad things not at the good things like she is still alive not like Lucy that lost her life Jessics only lost HALF of her leg it could have been all of it. Jessica was saying that there is no point in her dream any more she probably wount be able to run anymore so the dream and all the hard years of training is wasted well at least in her mind it is.
Jessica and Steven are very similar in the sense that they totally gave up when bad news came their way; What I'm trying to say is that when Jessica was struggling with the fact of being an amputee she woke up every morning and had the eternal question," Why am I still here? They are not going to fix me and I am never gonna run again." Steven was a tad different though, instead of him having the physical pain of having cancer he felt bad for his little brother and also had the eternal question, " why am I getting up every morning to go to school when Jeffrey is "dying'' having cancer?" That is how they are the same.But, somehow I know that Jessica will get over herself and start looking on the brighter side of things just like how Steven did it, and lost his ecosentric side.
Jessica's reaction was similar to Steven's reaction because she was hopeless and so was Steven. Steven was thinking what is the use of doing this or that if Jeffrey has cancer. He was thinking whats the use Instead of trying to think of the positives and trying to make Jeffrey's life the best and hoping just incase he didn't make it and died. Jessica should have been positive to and trying to help herself by practicing and getting better at crutches. Instead she got mad and didn't try her hardest she didn't want to do anything and all she did was lay in bed being all upset. Ya her hopes and dreams were crushed but she could get a bionic leg and she could have ran again. Then her hopes and dreams could be restored.
The way that Jessica is reacting like Steven when he found out that Jeff had cancer is giving up. The way that Steven gave up was by not doing any of his school and being very depressed. The way that Jessica is giving up is by thinking that she will never run again. If that where me that is the exact opposite of what I would do. All you have to do is think positive and a clear mind. Then nothing could go wrong.
The similarity between Steven and Jessica is that both give up on the future. They feel like things could not get any better, but they only think things will get worse. Jessica says that nothing good will happen, and so does Steven, but they have to look at the glass half-full rather than half-empty.
Steven and Jessica were both struggling. Steven's brother has leukemia, and Jessica got in a bad car accident and had to amputate her leg. Jessica thought in her head "why me?" Steven thought in his head "why Jeffery?" Both of their thoughts were very similar. :)
Jessica's reaction to her losing her limb is similar to Steven finding out Jeffery has luekemia is because they both gave up hope. Both of them thought "What's the point?" Jessica gave up hope of runnning and Steven gave up hope of being happy and normal. They both constantly thought to themselves. Whats the point??
She acts like Steven did because the are both kind of going through the whats the point faze where instead of just brushing their teeth they think whats the point it wont change the fact that Jessica has no foot/shin or the fact that Jeffery has cancer.
Her reaction is similar to Steven's because they both were thinking that things wouldn't get better. Instead of looking to the bright side of things they were saying what's the point of doing anything if it won't change the problem. Also, Jessica is saying if I do this and it won't help me run again what's the point? That's why I think Steven and Jessica's reactions were similar!
Jessica’s initial reaction to becoming an amputee is similar to Steven’s because she believes that everything is over and she’ll never accomplish her dreams. Jessica dreamt of becoming a professional runner. She was devastated with the thought of an amputation. This is similar to Steven reaction to Jeffery being diagnosed with leukemia. Steven thought that everything was going to be over for his brother. He thought that he was going to lose Jeffery.
Recently after Jeffery’s diagnosis, Steven went through a “what’s the point?” phase. During this period, he kept thinking things like “why should I do my homework if Jeffery has cancer” he was very pessimistic about the situation. Finally, he came to a realization, and realized that he wasn’t even thinking about Jeffery even though he was the one going to the hospital every week and going through all of the pain. Steven and Jessica are alike because they never think optimistically and even made an effort during this period.
its similar because when steven found out he started to chill outa bout Renia. with Jessica she is started to oush away from people as well. but there are difernses however, Steven felt the emoshinal/mental pain. jessica felt the phisical and emoshinal/mentel.that is why they are the same and i added the diffrent part. i hope thats ok :)
when Jessica saw that she had lost part of her leg, she immediately lost hope. Its like no matter what she would always doubt what she can do. When Steven found out that Jeffrey had Leukemia he also lost faith and hope. Steven and Jessica thought the same but they both had a different story.
I think Jessica's reaction to being an amputee related to Stevens reactions to finding out Jeffrey had cancer. When Steven almost lost his brother, he had no grip on life. He gave up. That is what is happening to Jessica. She is losing her grip on life due to the fact she may never be able to run again. Also, these reactions are similar because when Jessica lost her foot. She also lost apart of her. That is also what's happening to Steven. When he almost lost Jeffrey, he had almost lost apart of him inside.
I think the Jessica and Steven's reactions are similar because they're both giving up hope. When the doctors come into her room and say things like "You're doing great" and "You're healing so fast." Jessica thinks, "Who cares, I will still never run again." That is also Steven's reaction. He was saying, "I could do my homework, but my little brother has leukemia, so who cares." They were both kind of giving up on life. That is what made Jessica and Steven's reaction similar.
I think Jessica's situation is simalar to Steven's because they both started of in a horrible luck. Saying to them selves whats theoint my life is over. Then bit by bit they started coming around.
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