Megan Elena Moira Frost
Family has always been an important part of me and by far my biggest support system. Scarlet speaks of family values. How love must outlast fear and pain. The love a mother has for her child is the strongest power a person could possess but also their biggest weakness. The protagonist’s mother stuck with her husband out of love and blind adoration for him. The father feels no remorse for his actions until it’s too late and does the only thing he know how to do best to solve his issues.
This piece also deals with internal conflict. Self-respect has always been one of my core values as a person and also one of my biggest challenges as a youth. The broken and abusive relationship between the parents sets up a standard for the protagonist at an early stage in her life. She believes this to be a normal form of love. Through this piece I have attempted to convey the struggle a young girl faces whilst growing into a woman too quickly with all the pressure of her past on her shoulders. Personal torment has been integral to writing Scarlet because the pain of feeling unworthy has allowed me to write what I find to be a moving and effective piece of writing.