David Pelzer's The Lost Boy

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The books A Child Called "It" and its sequel The Lost Boy are based off a real story about the childhood of the author, David Pelzer. In the beginning of the book David had a wonderful family. His mother, Catherine Roerva, was very loving and his father, Stephen Joseph, was David's hero. Then, his parents showed the social justice principle of Respect for Human Life. Both Catherine and Stephen respected David and his brothers, treated them as equals when they were young, loved them very much, and did anything to make them happy. They also showed Call to Family, Community, and Participation by spending family time together and by protecting each other. Every summer David and his family had a traditional trip to a park or the Russian River.…show more content…
Humans are born into a family and deserve to feel loved by their relatives because that is what God wants from the family. We need love, whether it romantic or love of family and friends, because the special connection can build our character. Furthermore, responsibility is linked to rights because all humans have the responsibility to give those rights to others, which Catherine and Stephen showed David in the beginning of the novel. They showed their responsibility by showing affection towards their children and by how they operated around them; this principle relates to the principle of the Common Good, by giving their children rights and responsibilities they are doing common good because it can bring the best in each of their…show more content…
Ms. Gold is David's mentor and helped David get away from Catherine. She showed the principles of Respect for Human Life and the principle of the Common Good, because she helped David through his hard times and saw right through his lies that Catherine would make David. During the trail Ms. Gold was the one to have David tell the jury the truth about Catherine and her abuse. She did everything that she could to remove Catherine's custody on David and checked and him regularly when he was in foster
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