Life has been cruel to you, and it is unfortunate for a young girl of age seventeen years to be subjected to what you have undergone as a teenager. You have not enjoyed your teenage-hood, and most would ask the question that what drives you to take so much responsibility for wrongs that your father committed? Well, determination for a successful and happy family is the main reason as to most struggles. However, have you ever asked yourself; what is the main cause of all this mishaps? Why are you suffering a young girl without a father or a sane mother to help? The reason is methamphetamine in short ‘meth’ the drug that your father manufactured, and it has been the main reason you have not seen him for such a long time. Meth as a drug has ruined the town and individuals’ living in our small town, and this is the key reasons to the misfortunes you encounter in your everyday life. It is only poverty that leads an individual in manufacturing such an illegal drug.
First, have you ever wondered the reason as to why your mother might have gotten herself insane? You father could not have married your mother with her insane state. Of course, prior she must have been very okay, and beauty attraction could have led to her marriage. She must have been a key player in helping your dad achieve most of his dreams. So, she must have engaged too in manufacturing the drug due to poverty that stroke most of the friends and family linked to your dad.
The drug meth has side effects that can be detrimental to human health, and this is the reason individuals are not allowed to manufacture this drug without a valid permit. Your mother must have been involved in the layman testing of the drug and may have gotten addicted to the drug and due to the detrimental effects of the drug; the drug must have damaged her brain. I am very sorry that, you will be able to prove this much later than you should have, but this should be one of the reasons that must have led to her insanity. You might be wondering that your mom was well all along and then something just happened that you have never understood because the double tragedy.
At this point, the most important factor to consider is what must have led to most of the unfortunate circumstances that you undergo? You must have realized that, the drug meth has destroyed so many lives, and I uphold you determination to take care of the rest of the family by providing and teaching them some of the survival skills that may help them during hardships. It is a great idea for such a young girl to take the responsibility of driving positivity where it has never existed. Giving hope to the young ones is a great idea and taking charge of all the activities that involve the family.
However, I would like to remind you that, despite the fact that poverty made your dad be involved in manufacturing of methamphetamine, you should never follow his footsteps towards survival. Use other meaningful methods of obtaining a livelihood and never indulge in any illegal activity like that which has brought down most of the family ties and friends linked to your dad. As much as poverty may strike, use modest means of survival and teach your brother and sister to do the same in the future.
Winter's Bone. Dir. Debra Granik. Perf. Jennifer Lawrence. 2010.