How do we see things differently as adults than when we are growing up? This how the novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, gave a huge image about Rosie Cooke’s life who grew up in a very special environment. She thought everything in her life was natural, even when she was growing up with a chimpanzee as her sister.Later, she reached the age where she learned the way she was living was unusual. Rosie’s story is similar to my story. As a child, everything was simple and normal for me, until I get to age 10, when I noticed that I grew up in a unique community, as well. All the relatives and neighbors that were surrounding me had their unique personalities and ideas about life.
In general, most of people are nice. On the other hand, there are some of them are not a good people. However, it is necessary to state that my childish world was mostly created by personality of my mother who was always telling me that all people are nice, and I should treat everyone with respect. I truly believed this fact until the age of 10. When I was living in Saudi Arabia,I saw other children in my school laughing at the guy just because he was a little bit overweight. Whenever I tried to talk to my Mom about this situation, she still told me that people are nice. However, I have realized that I have witnessed such situations before but i have truly believed that all people are nice just because of the community that I have lived in. I have not seen any ugly people in my life. All of the neighbors and my family were always polite and happy people who did not have an urge to pick on someone else. At least, my childish perception of things have seen it like that.
Rose believed that having Fern in her family is normal. Just like I believed that all people are nice. The book “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” takes after Rosemary Cooke as she grapples with her past, her present, and her future. The story, as Rosemary states in the opening sections, starts in the center years of her life. But, my realization of reality starts when I was 10. Known as Rose in the book, she begins amidst stories since she observes those parts to be the most intriguing. Rose has been going to school, where her dad is teaching, in Davis California throughout the previous five years, still with no thought of what she needs to do with her future. Rose considers a strained association with her guardians. She's on talking terms with her mom, however, she never converses with her dad out side of family social occasions. Rose did not really have a good relationship with her dad. But, at least, she could see her father at the school.
My situation is completely opposite, because I thought that all people are good. When they do talk, things are constantly strained. Without giving numerous points of interest, Rose likewise alludes to two different kin. But, at the age of 10 I felt myself as Rosie. I could not imagine the world of mean people. All people that have surrounded me were always nice and friendly. Especially, considering the fact that I was a little kid, who would be mean to me?In my childhood I also believed that there are only good people.
In our story Rosemary Cooke is the same as I am to some extent, and she's in school when the novel opens. As Rosemary lets us know, she's figured out how to "skip the beginning and start in the middle," she noted (Fowler 23). That is on account of in the event that you heard the starting immediately, you'd misunderstand the thought regarding one of her relatives. Rosemary needs us to meet her guardians; her twin sister, Fern; and her more seasoned sibling, Lowell; gradually, in flashbacks. She's just reluctantly consented to discuss her family in light of the fact that as she at last concedes, she's the main grown-up offspring "not currently in a cage," she noted (Fowler 23).
Rose is starting to understand that her childhood was not normal when Rose thinks that at the time when her family moved and left Fern, Lowell began to revolt and invested next to no energy with the family. Just like I, Rosy did not know what was wrong. Rose is a character with a wide range of sides. Since she was raised close by Fern, she has a blend of human attributes and also those of a chimp. At a youthful age, Rose would oftentimes show chimp attributes, something that turned out at whatever point she got apprehensive. She would once in a while pick at the hair of different understudies and move around on furniture. Rose cherished consideration as a tyke since she and Fern were always being concentrated on by researchers and graduate understudies. In light of the investigations, Rose was an extremely astute youngster and had a propelled vocabulary. She was a chatterbox when she was more youthful on the grounds that she generally had a group of people to hear her out, in addition to she was conveying for Fern and also herself. Her adoration for consideration made her desirous however, which brought about Fern being sent away. Therefore, soon Rosie realized that she could have been a reason for separation with her sister.
I was close with all the people in my community just like Rose and her sister. So all these people were nice to me and I considered it to be typical. Rose and Fern were amazingly close, regardless of the fact that Fern was a monkey.
Solipsism is the compelling distraction with one's own particular sentiments to the point of denying reality. By making elective situations, the individual is protected from enthusiastic agony. For instance, Rose had waiting recollections of a portion of the all the more disturbing things that happened amid her childhood, however she was never prepared to face them. Rather, she would rationalize or think of a more worthy clarification. She didn't realize that Fern was taken to a lab, so she chose that Lowell more likely than not spared her, or that the lab was only an impermanent stop before heading off to the homestead.
Rose educated her family concerning meeting Lowell, and they went into more noteworthy insight about what happened with Fern. They told Rose that it wasn't only her final proposal, however, it was additionally the way that Fern was developing and getting more grounded which constrained them to abandon her. While she wasn't malignant, she was starting to inadvertently hurt individuals. Rose's family concurred that it wouldn't be sheltered to have Fern around the kids. Along these lines, when Rose made the final offer it simply appeared well and good to discover a lab for Fern. Rose recollected the amount she adored Fern, despite everything she thought of her as a sister.
In conclusion, I would like to say that all the kids have their own understanding of what normal is.The people who surround them during the early years of life create the overall understanding of what normal is, and it is not until the later life that children realize that real standards of normality may be a little bit different. What children considered ok may not be liked by the overall audience. Just like Rose believed that having a chimp sister is fine, I considered all the people to be nice. However, as I grew up, I realized that all people are different, but there is still something nice in every person.
Fowler, Karen Joy. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves. New York: Plume. 2013.