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anyways. While Shelby tries to plead her case to her mother about how she will stay healthy and why she wants to have this child her mother will not change her mind about the dangers and her fears about it. Everyone, especially M’Lynn has always made sure that Shelby is alwayssafe and taken care of and that she gets whatever she needs whenever she needs it if there is amedical crisis, by doing this they/she demonstrated Nightingale’s environmental model (Friedman, Bowden, & Jones, pg. 65). Later in the film Shelby’s kidneys fail after she has Jack Jr. and M’Lynn decides to selflessly give her one of hers. The amazing bond of these six ladies and the immediate family of Jackson, Drum and the two brothers of Shelby were all there for thesurgeries.This entire film shows the amazing support and love these women have for one another. They each have strong ties to the community and their individual families yet they share a common bond and love for each other and their community. Towards the end of the film when Shelby dies all of the women of the group come together to support and uplift M’Lynn in her timeSeptember 2018
N3352 Legacy of the Familyof need and to offer her their condolences. While Annelle does her thing and that is to provide the uplifting words to M’Lynn during this time. Finally, when M’Lynn decides to express her anger and sadness by shouting and crying and saying that she just wants to hit something real hard, Clairee is there with her wit to lighten up the air. Clairee offered up Ouiser to M’Lynn to be her punching bag. While this did not make Ouiser happy and she stormed off, it did make everyone else lighten up. Clairee said she had to do that because she needed to lighten up the air because it was getting too serious. As the film is nearing the end and everyone has slowly moved on with their lives since Shelby’s death. The community is gathering for a community Easter Egg Hunt. All of the women are there playing with Jack Jr. having a great time, then Annelle goes into labor, heads for the hospital and the film ends.Comparison to Beavers System ModelThe family structure in this film is not a standard family it is a postmodern family due to the bond that these women have with each other. While each of these women have their own families, they are a family among themselves in the sense of how they support and help each other. The grandmother figures would be Clairee and Ouiser, Truvy would be the mother figure for Annelle and of course M’Lynn is Shelby’s mother, but none the less these women have an undeniable bond.While all of the ladies have a general likeness to how a normal family would function. Their individual families are a little different. Truvy’s husband Spud is not a very social person, but he does come to show his respect for the loss of Shelby. Ouiser is a two-time divorcee, and has three ungrateful children, so she spends a lot of her time with her friends. Clairee is a widowof the towns former mayor, and she has adapted to life after her husband’s death. She just recently bought a radio station and she is now reporting on the local football team. Annelle came