Barbara Attard Haworth Analysis

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My topic for this written report on the novel Theories of Relativity by Barbara Attard Haworth is Abuse. My thesis statement is that: Barbara Attard Haworth, projects a negative point of view on the topic of abuse in her novel Theories of Relativity.

1) “If you came here looking for a father you wouldn’t find one.” – This quote is connected to the thesis statement because as my thesis statement, it is very negative and is very abusive of Dylan’s father to abandon him and to also say that to him. The research is connected to my thesis statement because it shows 13% percent of parents do not pay child support and abandon their children simply on the claim that, “They did not want their child.” As this is the case for Dylan, this is a very mentally abusive and negative thing to do, to a child. The image is connected to my thesis because, the father yelling at the poor little helpless child in the image is being abusive and is making a negative impact on the child’s mental wellbeing.

2) “Then I’m flat on my back from a blow to the side of my face.” – This quote is connected to the thesis statement because in the quote, Dylan gets punched in the face by his father which shows physical abuse and is negative. The research is connected to my thesis statement because my research data shows that 1 in 14 children have been physically abused in
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Or less.” – This quote is connected to the thesis statement because, in the quote Dylan talks about how his mother didn’t care about him and would trade him away for pocket change, this indicates neglect and mental abuse. The research is connected to my thesis statement because it shows that fathers are more likely to fulfill their child support obligations than mothers which reflects on Dylan’s mom neglect towards him. The image is connected to my thesis statement because, it shows a lonely victim of neglect and abuse and the negative and depressing effect it has had on
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