The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence. Gacy was so scared about what his father would do he chose to keep quiet. John Wayne Gacy was guilty of killing 33 people mostly teenage boys and burying them under his house. He got most of his victims by dressing up as pogo the clown. In conclusion I fully believe that that abuse and bullying have a lot to do with how a person reacts.
Page 263 talks about Paul’s memory of losing his eyesight and why it happened. Apparently, Vincent and Erik had spray painted something on a gray wall and all the kids knew who did it, but no one told the adults. Somehow their parents found out and Vincent was in trouble. Believing it was Paul, Erik decided to “punish” him. On pages 263-264, the novel says,
On the morning of the second day the prisoners began to rebel against the guards by ripping off their ID numbers and barring the doors while taunting the guards. This event was the first step down the slippery slope that would follow. The guards took matters into their own hands and drove the prisoners out of their cells. The guards began to take on cruel and sadistic behaviors by humiliating the prisoners with menial tasks such as cleaning their latrines with their bare hands. After the sixth day the experiment was terminated because it was immoral to the prisoner group, of which lost three members due to mental breakdowns.
Walls was offered by her father to have sex with one of his friends in return for money. Luckily, she was able to avoid having sex with the man, stating that she is “not that kind of girl.” Another instance of sexual abuse in The Glass Castle is when Walls’ Uncle Stanley touches Jeannette inappropriately. After telling her mother of this incident, Jeannette receives no sympathy. In fact, Rose Mary ends up giving her sorrow to Stanley, claiming that she feels bad for him because he is “lonely.” Rose Mary also states that sexual assault is a “crime of perception.” This dismissal and victim-shaming is prevalent in today’s world. Unfortunately, even our youth experience what Jeannette Walls experienced.
He was spending money we didn’t have, never home and always suspicious of what I was doing. He made me leave work one day due to having a psychotic episode resulting from mixing alcohol and other substances. I put my foot down and told him he had to stop or leave. That is when he returned to NA and I was enlightened to understanding of what an addict was. Everything I read and learned from the groups about addiction was applicable to him.
Also, the emails that were sent to Berger in the movie were not as harsh as they were in the book. The book mentions that she was a whore in the movie it stated mainly threats. In the movie emails are sent to her work emails and her coworkers were afraid and upset that Blomkvist didn 't show enough sympathy toward her feelings. She gets Milton security to investigate who did it. Whereas the book Salander discovers it was an old classmate who was seeking revenge because she never paid attention to him.
Holden is not really there when his brother died the way that Conrad is. Holden feel sad and depressed but he does not really want to kill himself and hasn’t really tried. Conrad is in my opinion dealing with his grief the worst. Conrad tries to kill himself but is saved by his father after he noticed Conrad was not in his room. We get the feeling Conrad’s mother blames him for the death of his brother and wishes that Conrad would have been the one who died in his place.
He and Lawrence Colburn were taken to the martial court to testify their misbehavior by not following the orders of their superiors. Thompson testified that his teammates were not to blame for what happened in My Lai. The only culprit was Thompson for not following the orders of his superiors. “Thompson, on the other hand, was shunned for years by fellow soldiers. He received death threats and was once told by a congressman that he was the only American who should be punished over My Lai.”
Whatever reason it was we can both agree they both weren't thinking when they were by each other and never thought about what would happen if they marry or the fact that they are total strangers. Most people know that marrying someone you haven't even spent a full day with is a bad idea. There is a lesson in this story. Don't marry people after knowing them for just 30 minutes. What if Romeo was a killer and just gaining Juliet's trust so he can kill her family?
Burning books is just like burning our buildings and our cities because they will both end in chaos. In Fahrenheit 451 there is no true happiness because people just do what they are told and they don’t think for themselves. Ray Bradbury in his novel, Fahrenheit 451 uses setting to show humanity and technology and how it’s similar and different to our world. In Fahrenheit 451 suicide happens so often that people don’t really care they just come and replace their blood and then they leave. In Montag’s house his wife, Mildred took all of her sleeping pills and almost died.
This juxtaposition is powerful because it meant that he did not wish to witness the consequences of his decisions and refused to accept responsibility for the deaths that he had caused. This is yet another similarity that Himmler has with Griffin as she had bullied another girl, however disowned her acts afterwards as if she had not done anything. Griffin accordingly proceeds to write about a Holocaust survivor who had watched and even joined in a circle of kids who beat her friend because he was Jewish. Griffin, Himmler, and the Holocaust survivor are part of a “web of connections”, connected to every other person in the world that have also tried to disown their actions. This confirms Griffin’s idea that people do indeed share a “common past”; in Griffin, Himmler, and survivor’s case, this would be bullying other
He pulled (the woman) by the ankles inside the crawl space, stayed inside for a minute and then came out and closed the gap," de Jong said. As I see it Natalee Holloway was with the wrong man, she believed that she was with a nice guy, he convinced her to leave the bar with him, he tried to do something with her but she didn’t want to, that’s when he took her with him and maybe killed her it‘s been a long of time since her disappeared, for an opinion this guy Van de Sloot was guilty, he also killed a girl 5 years later, after Natalee’s disappearance because she saw something that involved him with the case, we don’t know for sure what happened but at this time, she can’t be
Lois Lowry gets most of the ideas for the giver from her life. When her sister died she wondered if it would be better if people couldn’t love at all because then we would not feel pain after the love ends. This is how Lowry got the idea that the people in the community cannot love. When Lowry saw the news report about the mass murder she didn’t really care because it wasn’t anywhere near her. In the giver when people are released the person that releases them doesn’t feel any remorse for what they have done.
Chris and his best friend, Chad Littlefield, were both gunned down in the attempt to help Eddie. They were pronounced dead at the gun range. In the article Taya says she regrets one thing, and that was the fact that she did not support him as well as she should have. “I just wish I would have been able to hold his face in my hands and look at him in the eye and tell him. I know you’re in pain.