A Brief Summary Of Willo Davis Roberts Blood On His Hand

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In the book “Blood on His Hand” by Willo Davis Roberts the main character Marc Slies's lives a hard life. Marc grew up in California with his mom, dad, and sister. Two years ago Marc sister died of leukemia-causing a big issue within his family. His mom is going crazy, stops attending her counseling classes, and eventually stops loving her husband and son Marc. Shortly after Marc's mother and father get divorced. His dad stayed in California and his mom moved out to Seattle in hope of a new life and family. While up there she then meets a new guy named Floyd, who happens to be an insurance salesman for a big company. This makes Marc, even more, hurt when he found out his mom found a new man. Not long into their relationship Marc starts to show …show more content…

While there he soon realized they have a very bad camp counselor. He then sees terrible things happens over the first few weeks the worst of them being someone tied up in the middle of the day and left out with no water. Marc one day had to defend himself from his camp counselor. He hit him with a tree limb to try to defend himself from getting hurt or killed. Thinking nothing about it, he ran off and started having flashbacks. He soon began to worry he had killed them so he decided to run. The only person Marc said he could trust was his father so he set out to find his father. So he sets out in search of his father and on the meanwhile cops are looking for him. Weeks later after hiking, he was finally able to reach his father and explain all the terrible things he encountered on his journey. Marc and his father then sort things out and get everything partially back to …show more content…

For example, when Marc's sister passed away the mother lost it and left the husband and the son. This is a good example of Feminist criticism because she had no reason to leave her family due to the fact she lost her daughter. She was only worried about herself she did care about how the relationship between her son and husband were anymore. Another thing that ties that to feminist criticism is the fact that she let her daughter's death not only hurt but destroy the whole family and put the,m through more pain. Another part inside of the story where we see feminist criticism a lot is when his mother finds a new man. When she finds a new man it creates more pain and grief for young Marc. When she meets this new guy she does not worry or notice Marc's grieving and depression. This shows another big part of feminist criticism because she let another man who just entered her life take her own son from her. This ruins her and her son's relationship with each other creating more problems in the story. As the reader, we see this in the beginning mostly because his mother is not in the story much in the middle or

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