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Growing up in the limelight can present a challenge for anyone, regardless of a person's positive qualities. In this sense I can relate to Graham Greene because he grew up with a father who worked as the Headmaster of his school. As a Headmaster's daughter, I understand the pressure placed on children in that position; however, it comes with benefits as well, with regard to character building and learning to work under pressure if you choose to look at it optimistically. Sometimes, individuals in families scrutinized by others feel pressured to appear perfect because of this scrutiny and the critical nature of others. And, even when within a healthy, functional family, like mine, each person has his or her faults, but becomes compelled to disguise those faults to others.
Masters, Kristin, "Exploring Greeneland: Examining Duality in Graham Greene's Life and Works" (2003). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 234.