A Brother’s Journey Surviving a Childhood of Abuse: An Overview Richard B. Pelzer wrote a follow up book to his brother Dave Pelzer’s book The Lost Boy. In The Lost Boy Dave told the story of his child hood abuse. In A Brother’s Journey, Richard tells the story from his point of view. He says that he had to go along with his mother’s hatred of David because if not, he would be abused by his mother. While going along with his mother he too grew a hatred for the helpless David.
Nathalie Diaz’s poems “How to Go to Dinner with a Brother on Drug” and “ My Brother at 3 A.M” point out how drug and alcohol abuse cause stress and problems over a family. Diaz explains the struggle that her family has to be through because of her brother addiction. Diaz’s poems show her life and the struggle she needs to experience such as drug addiction, violence, and poverty. The brother addiction to the Meth causes the family fall in part. She was reading angry at her brother because he destroys the family making the parent suffer emotional and mental.
I believe why he writes “why” several times is because inside he has much anger and questions why he failed in life. This could have been a method to cover his tracks and later tell the judge being guilty of insanity. After reviewing his mental health history. He’s parents took him to a “school counselor in hopes to help his son with his social communication” (“James Holmes”,2018). Homes was a shy child but got angry at his mother for moving him at a young age.
Baby encounters stigma from authority figures and classmates, further contributing to her low self-esteem. For example, after a school teacher informed Xavier’s parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home - Baby is unwelcome at his house. Lauren was Baby friend; however after witnessing Baby’s home life she humiliated and excluded Baby. Furthermore, they were many instances where the social workers and teachers could have intervened and made a positive difference in Baby’s life. However, they all fail to do so; Baby lamented "they are afraid of my sadness" (O 'Neill, 2006,
The schools that David went to would often ignore clear signs of starvation and neglect and would often punish David; however, never to the extent of David’s mother Catherine. Eventually after David being stabbed followed procedure and called for the police to take action. Another time I would like to look into are the multiple failings of neighbor kids and neighbor parents. Neighbor kids, friends of David’s brothers, would often see David in unusual punishments. Punishments including David having to lay under cold water for many hours.
Quickly after my diagnosis, I was confined to a wheelchair for a period. I was ashamed of my illness and despised the stares I got at school. The stares soon turned into bullying. Middle school can be a grueling time for preteens and being bullied for something I have no control of only made it harder. I did not think that there was anything that could help until I took the initiative to educate
Baby encounter rejection and stigma from her father, authority figures and classmates which bestow upon her little self-worth. O’Neill (2006) “I couldn’t plead for any rights because I didn’t have any.” (p. 72). • Society feared her sadness and teachers and social workers perpetuated the notion that she is a troubled kid. Baby said: “they are afraid of my sadness” (O’Neill, 2006, p.128). • Baby is unwelcomed at Xavier’s house after a school teacher informed his parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home.
During my last year of Middle School I was diagnosed with depression. This illness caused me to discourage my abilities and it deeply affected my social skills. At the same time I was also being bullied by other kids at school. I remember silently crying every day as I walked home from the bus stop. When I was first diagnosed, the doctors told me that isolating the problem was a good thing.
Throughout the novel, Josh deals with different types of emotions that have affected him since his mother’s death. Walking Backwards establishes different expression of feelings in Josh such as the feeling of loneliness, denial, obsession, love and hate. Josh feels lonely and abandoned by his father since his mother’s death. As mentioned earlier, Josh’s father started building a time machine in order to go back in time and prevent his mother from dying. When the father is not at work, he is found in the basement, alone, working on his time machine.
and K-Boy accompany him on his hard journey through being a parent. Bobby is hard to understand because of the things he has to go through. First, Bobby’s tears is the symbol of his own despair suffering because Bobby cries alot in the story from becoming a parent to seeing Nia’s in the hospital. It is because that Bobby made Nia pregnant in the first place to start up his suffering and despair. Bobby says throughout the book that he wishes he could