Ralph a little boy who had lost his grandmother to a gang shot out, barricades his doors and pulls down his blinds to prevent bullets from coming through. Ralph said, “I am afraid to go outside because you don’t know if you’re going to get shot or stabbed.” Ralph lives in a bad neighborhood and lost his grandmother to a gang fight. He shows or has presentation of negative stimuli and removal of positive stimuli is being showed
In The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls faces harsh stuff through her childhood because of her parents. In the beginning of the book she finds her mother digging through trash. She feels embarrassed, so she turns around and goes home without saying hello. Jeanette then calls her mother and asks to have dinner with her. She offers her mother help because she feels guilty, but her mother rejects her help.
When Castle cut his shoes to go faster but this only hurt him because his classmate Shamika embarrassed him. “Shamika couldn’t get herself together long enough to even speak, so instead she just pointed at my feet” (Reynolds 80). What Shamika did made Castle so frustrated that he skipped school and made him realize it was a waste of money which was already a problem in his family. Another time shoes played a big role was when Castle stole the “Silver Bullets” from the sports store. When Castle first stole the shoes he thought it was the best thing he has done for his track career but he was punished for it.”A close-up of my
Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days. Then the money would be gone and the refrigerator would be empty again” (Walls 67). Rose Mary did not provide an income for the family, she spends most of her time immersed in various artistic projects, though never ones that could support her family. She also did not like to cook and often told her children to cook for themselves; it is due to her careless attitude that Jeannette burned
But later on, his strength increases with anger and cause more problems. Curley is their boss’s son and he has a beautiful young wife that causes trouble. One day Lennie was in the barn crying because he had killed his pup and knows that because he killed the pup he cannot tend the rabbits in their land that they were going to buy. He was sad and angry but at that moment Curley’s wife walks in and try to talk
Arnie kept running away and climbing the water tower so much that it later got him arrested. The mother has to leave the house for the first time in years and head down to the station to get her son back. They let her leave with Arnie, but when she walks outside she notices all the judgement and laughter at her weight, and reminds her why she never leaves her house. In Gilberts personal life, he finishes his romance with this older, married woman, when he meets a young, female, traveler name Becky. Gilbert starts catching feels for this girl but is constantly getting embarrassed around her by Arnies odd mannerisms.
Juana and her family lose her younger sister and daughter due to a terrible accident, therefore Juana 's father Miguel finds himself forced to borrow money from the richest man in the village. In order to repay his dept, Juana 's father has no different choice other than to cross the US-Mexico illegally and earn money abroad. Grande 's book describes Juana 's and her mother 's struggles to survive without their father/husband, whereby Lupe suffers a mental breakdown and gets arrested for killing of the creditor. Juana decides to find her later dead father ends in hers and Adelina 's acquaintance. At the end of the story, Adelina finds death at hand of her abusive boyfriend and Juana takes
While going along with his mother he too grew a hatred for the helpless David. He would hide food in the basement where David stayed, on purpose, so his mother would find it and beat David for stealing food. Although, towards the end of The Lost Boy, and during A Brother’s Journey Dave was taken out of the house he had been abused in for all his life. Now that David is gone, his mother has nobody to take her drunken anger out on. She
The family was forced to take Stanislovas out of school and get him a job at the lard machine. The factory was not fit for a kid, the boy witnessed traumatizing events and began to fear the walk to work (Sinclair 75). Teta Elzbieta’s two sons, Nikalojus and Vilimas, and Kotrina are sent out to sell newspapers and earn extra income to support the family. The children are taken advantage of by a man claiming to know of a newspaper store, but he took their money and never came back (Sinclair 127. One day Stanislovas fell asleep after drinking too much and was killed and half eaten by the rats.
Winnie is the “backstabbing frenemy” character who is always trying to undermine Britney despite the fact that they’re supposed to be friends. Britney’s father loses his well-paying job and their family has to move to “the other side of the tracks” and Britney must leave her squad and boyfriend, Brad, behind for Crenshaw Heights. To keep it short, she has a difficult time adjusting to a mostly black school that has high security and so little funding