For most, students their first day of middle school nervousness is simply about a new school, new people and having to remember their locker combination. All of this fear was magnified for Auggie Pullman, the main character in the novel Wonder. Auggie was homeschooled until fifth grade and was born with Mandibulofacial dysostosis, also known as Treacher Collins Syndrome, which is a rare condition that affects bones and other facial features. Auggie would often be stared and pointed at by strangers. As some would guess, his parents, especially his mom, are very protective over him.
Donald Henry Gaskins also known as “Pee Wee” didn’t have a normal life as many of us. Some have said he wasn’t your typical man, but in reality Donald Gaskins was mentally ill. On March 13, 1933, Donald Gaskins was born in Florence County, South Carolina (Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins, Crime Museum, 1). As a child Henry was bullied by his fellow classmates and because of his small body figure that made him get the teased nickname of “ Pee Wee”. Violence and fear followed Gaskins from school to home, whether it was at home by getting beaten up by his own stepfather or going to school and fighting against his fellow bullies Henry could have never gotten rid of all the violence surrounded by him.
The realistic fiction short story “Charles”, written by Shirley Jackson, is from the perspective of a mother of a kindergartener. Her son, Laurie, has come home every day talking about a boy in his class named Charles. According to Laurie, Charles causes trouble everyday and is often punished. When Laurie is not talking about Charles, he is causing trouble. His parents think this misbehavior is because of Charles’s influence.
Initial rebellion were tantrums; fake tears spilt in hopes of avoiding practice sessions. As time slowly passed, I fell in love with the big, wooden instrument. Daily practices quickly flew by as I buried my daily stress under a large pile of old, wrinkled sheet music. That view quickly changed my freshman year of high school. My good meaning mother,
Nobody understood why he wanted to always get the best grades,; he told them about how strict his mom was with his grades and anything below an “A” he felt like a failure. Towards the end of the movie he was able to share his story of why him of all people was in saturday detention. Briain confessed that he was failing shop class;, he only took this class because he believed it would be an easy “A” to boost his gpa. He felt so defeated that he brought a flare gun to school. The peer group saw how much Brian has to go through and it just shows that everyone has a hard life and not everyone is who people view them
James hadn’t even made it through the rest of school yet and he had to pass the schoolyard, two more times or as James called it, death row. James has always been bullied. As a kid growing up from 3rd grade to 8th grade. James has had it all ganged up on, pushed into lockers, beat up, criticized, and tested. As James realized he was going to be late for class, he had to push through the bullies and as he tried to run through them he was brought to a punch right to the gut.
The things he saw have caused great distress and pain in his life. Both Dachau and Auschwitz were in very harsh conditions and made living a struggle. The limitations on food, showers, and free time wore their body’s down more and more every day. There were many similarities like the poor conditions, the torture of prisoners, and the limited room for all the Jews’. Differences were limited since the ultimate goal was to eliminate the whole Jew population.
Holden, hasn’t had an easy life even though he is privileged; throughout his teenage years he has dealt with depression created by his insecurities and the hardships he has had to face (his brother dying of leukemia, possibly being molested as a child, switching school very often, etc.). In New York, many things happen to him within the few days he is spending by himself. He goes through so much he can handle that he decides to leave and “never come back,” however thanks to his sister Phoebe he decides to rejoin his family and realizes that there are things that he won 't be able to solve on his own. The book is written in Holden’s perspective, and its written a year after the events have occurred. Holden is now reunited with his family and wonders if things will get better/change as time passes.
Dante Greene is your average degenerate except for that he has a life that is broken beyond compare. He lived with his mom, dad, and younger brother Ezra until the incident. His brother was bullied at school but he would never tell a teacher or any person. The stress started to build up to the point of where he slowly started taking pills. He slowly eased up towards the idea of just ending it all until one day a student from his school told a teacher about what he was going through.
He once had a good grade before he started to get bullied his mom was so worried about him and his grade. Boys when they get bullied or something bad happens they just keep it to them self. If they tell anyone they are not going to feel any better than just anger. One 16 year old boy he had a girlfriend they were together, after a moth of being together she said that she didn’t love him anymore. “You fell very sick but you just keep it inside, you don’t want to tell it to anyone ales.
The Weird Watsons live in Flint, Michigan where the kids all go to Clark Elementary. Byron is in the sixth grade and he 's the king of Clark (read, The Bully everyone is afraid of). Kenny, our narrator, is in the fourth grade, and their little sister Joetta (Joey) is in kindergarten. Kenny gets picked on by the bullies at school, especially Larry Dunn, king of the fourth grade. Things aren 't looking great for Kenny until this kid Rufus moves to Flint from Arkansas.