At only nine years of age, Liesel was separated from her biological family. Her family always lived in constant hunger due to poverty, and Liesel’s mother had to sustain the family on her own now that her husband was taken away for being a communist. In an effort to make life better for her children, Mrs. Meminger decided to put her two children up for foster care. Neither of the children wanted to be separated from their mother, and unluckily for Liesel, she was on her own in this new life. Her brother Werner died on the train ride there from a pre-existing sickness, right in front of Liesel.
The fire ignites when Billie Jo’s mother mistakes a pail of kerosene for water, where,“instead of making coffee, Ma [makes] a rope of fire”(87). Billie Jo’s own hands are scorched as she frantically tries to smother flames ablaze her mother’s skin. Following the accident, “while Ma moaned and begged for water, [Billie
She has to leave her family for a new one so she can be safe, even though not much was explained to her. Her brother dies and she will never see her parents again. Despite all of the tragic things that happen to her, she quickly develops a connection with her new father, Hans. She may be falling for Rudy, no matter how much she denies it in the beginning for she says she regrets not kissing him when he was alive. With an accordion in hand and an intriguing passion for words, Liesel discovers love and hate in her
In the novel “Fever 1793” written by Laurie Halse Anderson, a fever has struck in Philadelphia, and people are slowly dying. The story starts off by Matilda being bitten by a mosquito on the ear. This is foreshadowing for what is to happen in the novel. Matilda explains that her father was a carpenter and he built the coffee house where she lives and works. Her father was repairing something and he fell of a ladder, broke his neck, and died.
The reason I believe this is sad because before Ren moves to Bomont, his mother dies of cancer back in Boston, and his father is a dead beat. His mother gives him a sense of security in the old movie that he doesn't have in the new movie. Which gets made up for by his Uncle Wesley and his Aunt Vi. One scene that is relatively the same is the scene where Chuck openly abuses Ariel. He tells her to get out of the truck and she starts vandalizing the truck with a piece of steel rebar and he gets out an beats her up.
In the novel The River Between Us Mama is very affected by the war her baby boy Noah goes off to war and she doesn't know what to do without him.When Noah was gone at war Mama became very depressed. She told her daughter Tili to go and get her son and don’t come back without him. One day they brought a body back and Mama thought it was her precious son. Before she found out that it wa really her husband, she already committed suicide.Mama couldn't imagine her life without Noah and the thought that it was him in the casket she couldn't live with. Tilly was very scared when Mama told her to go get her brother.
The 1930’s were a tough time, especially for the farmers who lost theirs farms and for the many children who died from the dust. The Dust Bowl was caused by modern farming tools and the large number of unprepared and unprotected farms. It is said that "In 1931, dust from the seriously over-plowed and over-grazed prairie lands began to blow. And, it continued to blow for eight long, dry years. As the storms blew across the plains, it came in a yellowish-brown haze from the South and in rolling walls of black from the North.
After many years she realizes that marriage didn’t work out either, after Jodies dies she meets a man called TeaCake who she falls for and runs away with. A bad storm hits them one day and a dog with rabies bites Teacake. He didn’t know the dog had rabies and ends up crazy and almost shot Janie but she did before he could. In the other story, The Great
However, this has a domino effect on the remaining people in the family since they would spend the few dollars that they managed to scrape up on cigarettes and alcohol; “There may be a lack of tea or bread in the house but Mam and Dad always manage to get the fags, the Wild Woodbines. They have to have the Woodbines in the morning and anytime they drink tea (McCourt 138).” It is obvious that the smoking and drinking are detrimental to the family, but the McCourts trap themselves in an endless loop. Each time something unfortunate occurs, things go from bad to worse when this sadness or hopelessness prompt the parents to spend more money on their habits (addictions), making conditions significantly worse for their children
Andrei Chikatilo was born on the 16th of October, 1936. He was believed to have killed at least 52 women and children in the Soviet Union. Chikatilo was born to a poor family who received no money for their work and suffered from a lack of food. His mother was unforgiving and harsh towards her children and each time Chikatilo would wet the bed, being a long term bed wetter, he would be punished by his mother. Chikatilo’s father was sent to war when the Soviet Union joined World War II.