In Gacy’s early life he was the victim of his father’s scorn being beaten constantly by his father with a razor strop. A couple instances know would be when he stole a truck when he was 6 and his father beat him for it, one other told instance of abuse was when John and another boy were accused of molesting a little girl where his father again beat him with his trusty strop. However it wasn’t just physical abuse he was given his father also emotionally abused him calling him a failure telling him he was dumb and stupid. Gacy was an ill boy born with a heart defect leading him to be hospitalized most of his life from ages 14 to 18, where his father accused him of faking everything. The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence.
These actions have consequences, just like John said, “If you exploit people they become less likely to cooperate with you voluntarily” (PsychologyToday). We can relate this to “A Good Man is Hard to Find” because that is exactly what the grandmother did to her son Bailey. Bailey did not pay much attention to his mother because he already knew how manipulative and selfish she could be. The only reason why he did everything he did was for his kids. The grandmother would use the kids as targets to get what she wanted, because she knew Bailey would listen to them and not
Poverty also led the Lacks 's family to injustice for them and their mother 's cells because they simply couldn 't afford a lawyer. The book says, "So in attempt to get Hopkins to give them what they saw as their cut of the HeLa profits they made handouts about Henrietta Lack 's family being owed their due, and gave them to customers at Lawrence 's store". This illustrates that although Lawrence and Sonny couldn 't afford a lawyer, the next best thing was to spread the word, and also shows how they just had to make do with what they had. Rebecca Skloot shows how poverty was a major problem for the Lacks 's family in, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". Ranging from medical problems to being an easy target to having injustice.
John wants Mary to tell the truth but she tells him that if she does, Abigail will tell about their sexual encounters. The reasons for John and Abigail 's affair are not definite, but this quote gives clues “Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be.” (1270) Elizabeth has been sick for a while because she is a mother of two children that are not far apart age wise. This makes John feel helpless and lonely, and with Abigail being a servant for them, she accompanies him without Elizabeth
Suggestions are offered to alleviate their struggles. As Karl Marx famously said “[People] make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past." Likewise, the selection of her family and the environment in which she lived were not determined by Baby. Baby was born in an unstable and derelict environment, paired with fledgling parental support from a heroin addicted father, which hindered her childhood development. This significantly affected the choices she made -- especially during the formative years of twelve and thirteen years old.
His life at home is a negative external effect, and would have negative impacts on his attitude and actions. An example of how his negative upbringing impacted his behaviour, his abuse of Nanuk. Throughout the story, Harveys abuses the dog. From ‘[driving] the wooden javelin at the dog (Page 31)’, to actually ‘lighting a whole bunch of matches all together,... and dropping them [on Nanuk] (Page 35)’. This horrible abuse and violence likely stems from his own abuse in his home.
A “Double consciousness (the awareness of belonging to two conflicting cultures)” becomes evident when her grandmother points out that Ellen shares similar physical features as her father but Ellen wants to believe she “look[s] just like [her] mama” (Tyson 362, Gibbons 68). However a negative connotation is built around this idea when her grandmother becomes agitated when she was “just enough of his eyes or nose to tease her oh she boiled violent inside” (Gibbons 68). We find the protagonist clinging onto the idea that she does not share similar characteristics with her father nor appear like him as she believes he is a “big wind-up toy of a man” (Gibbons 3). Receiving this negative backlash from her grandmother truly not desiring to appear like her father, Ellen enters into an emotional conflict. She continuously “checks in the mirror to see if [she] had changed into him without [her] knowing or feeling it” and decides she “would jump off the bridge if [she] was different from [her] old self” (Gibbons 68).
In this article, Doris Lanier argues that the pregnant girl, Jig and the father of the unborn child are not satisfied with “quality of life” because Jig connects absinthe to everything. Lanier explains why the characters feel their lives are not happy. The critic gives two reasons why she believes the characters think their lives are “destructive and have no meaning”(288).
I have seen the damaging effects in many divorced couples who cannot co-parent due to the hate they have for one another. Sadly, as “Popular Mechanics” portrays, the children are the ones who pay the price. Sometimes as parents we can be selfish; we should strive to act like the true mother in Solomon’s story by considering our child’s welfare in everything we do, including our marriage and even in our
Characterization is the way an author conveys information about their characters. Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities that are different from their literal sense. Elizabeth Bishop characterizes the parents to emphasize the lack of affection Emerson and Cato feel. She also uses symbolism to further highlight the boys’ feelings. In “The Farmer’s Children” Elizabeth Bishop uses the literary techniques of characterization and symbolism to convey the negligence that stepchildren feel from their parents which can lead to severe consequences.
This detail again strengthens the idea that regarding women, men had little values regarding their treatment and they did not hold marriage in such a sanctity that it is now held. Another instance of male brashness is witness in the relationship between Telemachus and Penelope. Once matured, her son speaks harshly toward his mother declaring that “I cannot fault your anger at all this. My heart takes not of everything, feels it too, both the good that the bad—the boy you knew is gone” (XVIII.255-258). The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore.
She seemed like the only person who cared and payed attention to Ender. Peter was a bully to Ender, and his parents resented him because of the past they were trying to evade. Another imperative quote from chapter 3 is in the beginning when the two anonymous voices were talking. “‘He [Ender] won’t want to leave her. [Valentine]’ ‘So, what are you going to do?’ ‘Persuade him that he wants to come with us more than he wants to stay with her.’ ‘How will you do that?’ ‘I’ll lie to him.’ ‘And if that doesn’t work?’ ‘Then I’ll tell the truth.’” (Card, page 16) We can conclude that one of the voices is Colonel Graff because he’s the one who came to try to persuade Ender to go with him.
Not only does Plath believe that her father is out to get her, but also she believes that he is out to get her mother. This worsens the relationship between Plath and her father. K.G. Srivastava states “In the passage, the poet is describing her father in the ugliest possible manner” (126), this shows us that Plath’s relationship with her father was not the best. Plath wants to get away from the psychological grip her father had on her without letting go of the parts of him she still loves.
When my grandmother called me, I’d say, ‘Yes ma’am.’ I wanted to say, ‘Why do you hit me? Am I really a bad child? Why do you treat me like I’m not part of your family?’” As I’m reading his story he has a very remarkable story in my opinion, and he’s a perfect reason we need to change this system. He wanted to tell the cops or his social worker but he was afraid to because he would be hit by his foster grandma. For some children this may not even work but it is definitely worth a shot to help these kids like Deshon.