For instance, he saw and heard how slavery affected many people he cared about. His own mother was separated from him as a baby, but that never stopped her from walked for miles and hours to see him for a brief time. Her willpower to see him even though she wasn’t supposed to showed Douglass what determination was at a young age. He also saw his Aunt Hester be painfully whipped by her master right in front of him which left him scarred and with a realization of how evil slavery is at a young age. His grandmother was a good slave for her entire life and she still was hardly given freedom until she reached an old age.
From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped…If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity. Also, Johnny was only the one who serves as a vent to his parents’ anger.
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).
In addition, Abel spent all of his money on alcohol, and he shot Trevor’s mother. Although Trevor’s mother tried to report her abuse, the police remained patriarchal and did not arrest Abel or file her accusations. In South Africa “a woman is either raped or battered every four minutes.” () These women, are also victims of patriarchal society in South Africa as women are still suffering under men. Through this all, Trevor was able to move on with his life and pursue his career. His mother couldn’t help him overcome his traumatic experiences, yet because of his upbringing and optimistic attitude, he was able to move on, and even find humor in
We were a middle-class family. My parents used to struggle a lot to feed us and educate us. It was hard for them for raise three children. I and my sister had similar thinking but my brother was totally opposite than us. I am still concerned about how he could be so different than us.
She only went to school for a few years because she had to take care of her family, so Mayella’s opportunity to learn the proper ways of a woman vanished. She never learned moral values like telling the truth, and was never treated with respect. When she was being called “ma’am” in court, she accused Atticus of making fun of her, but if she stayed in school she would have known that is how to properly address others. The flowers in Mayella’s garden symbolize how she needs beauty in her ugly life, and how caring is a positive thing, but sometimes no matter how hard you try hard, the things you care about will still die (like her relationship with Tom Robinson). Mayella grew up with an abusive father, so she never learns how actions can have consequences.
Since Edgar was born, he has been rejected by many men he knew. Edgar’s original father left the family before Edgar was born due to “disappointment,” his step-father, John Allan, hated Edgar as his adopted son, and even men who judged his poems and stories disapproved publishing Edgar’s works. Throughout Edgar’s life, this was another of the large impacts in his literary creations. In the “Tell Tale Heart,” it incorporates how the narrator loves an old man, but obsessively wanting him gone due to his frightening eye. Edgar wanted to get along with other men, but never respected them because of their attitude towards Edgar.
I listen to you every day, every night and every morning, and you never say nothing new. (Shrugging) So you would rather beMr. Arnold than be his chauffeur. So – I would rather be living in Buckingham Palace.” walters wife is worried about their relationship. Ruth also fears their problems with money is tearing the family apart.
The novel, “Things Fall Apart”, by Chinua Achebe talks about post colonial life of Nigerian society. Okonkwo, the lead character of the novel was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and weakness. Okonkwo was a man of action and a war, he was not afraid of war but all his life was dominated by this one fear of being unsuccessful and lazy. In this story we get an exclusive view of fear, masculinity, family, missionaries and racism. When Okonkwo was young, he declared that his father was not able to feed adequately of his family and he was ashamed by his father’s strength.
This affected David a lot when Rosie died as she was the only person left in his life. The discrimination of the castle people ruined this family because Jack thought that his son marrying a castle women “is dirtying the family name” (245). Even after Jack and Rosie became close David disliked his father and didn’t want to be around him (246). This shows how even when the discrimination is gone it stays inside people and they cannot forgive the people that
He knew once he learned to read and write he had a greater chance at becoming a free man like he always dreamed. Just like every slave, Douglass was taken from his mother as soon as he was born so she could continue working. The masters had no empathy for the mothers, they only worried about their work being done. He never had a chance to really meet his mother, only a few times before her death. Douglass witnessed many things as a child that no child should have to deal with.
He never had a father figure to show him what it was to be and adult. His mother had a difficult time showing enough attention to him due to the amount of work overload that she had just to obtain place to stay and be able to feed her kids. Growing up in a urban area, education is often looked as a joke because many people do not think that it is possible to ever leave the area and they are stuck in as cycle of incarceration. Darius fell into that intimate group of people that gave him false hope that their actions were going to make him succeed in life and it was a good idea. With no other sort of influence he falls into the differential reinforcement theory because he believed that the people that sold drugs were correct; he will be rewarded and respected if he follows their footsteps.
McCourt survived a terrible childhood. He struggled with rejection and taunting from his peers. He had difficulty with himself and his morals. His family barely had any money at all because of his alcoholic father and experienced deaths in his lifetime. Though most kids today would not experience the same things McCourt went through, the reader still sympathizes or empathizes with McCourt.
My mother wanted her to go to Montgomery College, not go into the Army, and keep her in her nest. She was probably petrified of the idea that one of children would not be living with her. Growing up we had never been separated from my mother for more than a couple of days, we never even went to a summer camp, so the aspect that she would be gone for months did not please her at all. My sister and my mother argued for weeks, and I was always there awkwardly witnessing them bicker. No matter how much my mother told her she should not go to
HSe has only ever had two friends which were her neighbors so making friends is very hard for her because she is shy. Family History: Her parents had another child before Anastasia but he died in a car accident in his preschool playground which is why her parents home schooled her. The mother suffers from anxiety and depression and her father suffers from anxiety but has never been treated for it. Precipitating Event: The precipitating event as that she came to college away from home and her parents. Which is all she ever knew.