Although my father’s addiction might not have made the best childhood, he did show me the kind of person I did not want to be. Growing up with an alcoholic dad showed me the damage that addiction has not only on the individual, but also on the people around. I have seen my mother cry because my dad would rather get drunk than spend time with us. I have seen my father unable to walk or talk. When my dad is drunk, he is a completely different person, short-temper and
He was tempted to tell his dad about it very many times but never did. When he kept thinking about this while he was stranded, it made him feel angry because if the secret wouldn't of happened then he would be home with both of his parents and not fighting to survive. The secret was a big part of the whole situation that he was in. In his worst moments all he could think about was the secret because not only did his mother cheat on his dad, but his dad didn't know about it so when they got divorced his dad had no idea why. He couldn't change the fact of what his mother did but he didn't need to blame it all on her either.
Harris’ moved caused him to have a disconnect with stable relationships both with his family, and with peers. It pushed him towards deviant behaviour because he did not have the social experiences other teenagers would have, he was not able to make important relationships. Parent blame was another external containment factor, most victims families filed lawsuits against both boys parents. They had claimed that the parents neglected to prevent the tragedy, however neither boys
When Jeannette explains to Rex Walls what Erma did to Brian, he starts to shake and cover his ears and pretend like he couldn’t hear them. After Lori and Jeannette talk, Jeannette thinks, “You’d be weird, too, if Erma was your mom... it would explain a lot… Why he drank so much and why he got so angry.” Rex Walls tried to escape from Welch and its people for a better future, but in the end couldn’t escape from his problems because he focused too much on his past and never gave the future his complete attention. When the mines started to shut down, many people turned to alcohol and drugs to keep their minds off of their problems in life. Erma also turned to alcohol and drugs to forget her past, and abused Rex Walls both mentally, physically, and sexually, eventually leading Rex Walls down the same path with alcohol and drugs which made him lose all hope. Jeannette knows that both of her parents have no ambition to leave Welch for a better life, so she has to act independently to get out of Welch.
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
Matthews doesn’t know any better, than to beat up his son when he gets angry. Only because this is how he was treated when he was younger. Mr. Matthew’s bubble of life is filled with anger. To not feel anything Mr. Matthews is always drunk and never in control. When Mr. Matthews was younger he went through the same treatment that Cole is treated with.
Another part of the study was about the insecurities and confidence issues children who grow up without involved fathers have. Even though Troy tried to be a hardworking and good man, his insecurities and confidence issues shone through when he cheated on Rose and had an extramarital affair. This affair put a huge strain on his relationship with his wife, as Rose practically put an end to their relationship even though they still lived under the same roof. Furthermore, Troy does not have any friendships in Fences, aside from working with Bono. Troy and Bono met in jail and built a relationship from working together cleaning up garbage.
The splitting up of Venables’ parents may have caused anger and confusion for Venables and the fact his mother became an alcoholic and abusive would cause further tension for the young boy. Although as for Thompson, there was no adult supervision resulting in his older brothers bullying the younger siblings to submit to them, this behaviour would have not only
I have even witnessed prejudice in my own family based on someone not liking the color of another person 's skin. I have witness some in my family leave a thanksgiving because they did not like the fact that my cousin was dating a man with a different skin color. This person believes that two people should not be married or even be together if they do not share the same skin color. This person believes this because that is what he was taught from his parents when he grew up and has never seen it differently. Prejudism is a thing that will always happen no matter what.
He was only 18 and was always in and out of jail if he had a real role model in his life then things would have been so much more different. He had so much potential to be a good person but ended up in a bad family. He should be given another chance at life and give the help he and his mother need. He didn’t even have a father figure to guide him. In my opinion the sentence they gave him is not wrong but I feel as if his mother needs some help
My parents could not accept the fact that my boy friend was of dark skin color. For three long years, I tried to show my parents that the color of his skin did not make him any less of a person. However, they still disrespected and judged him even though he never caused me any harm. They told him to stay away because their daughter did not need to be around somebody “like that.” To this day, those words echo in my head. If I ever had the opportunity to apologize on my parent’s behalf, I would apologize for their ignorance.