Life was rough for their first year. Hooligans, gangsters roaming the streets, harassing their family. Albert Yu decided to keep those distractions away and concentrated in his studies. Albert Yu spent his free time robbing, stealing from stores and broke into houses at late night. Albert Yu was eventually caught and spent 1 year in jail.
When Joe was about ten years old, the only life he really knew was drugs, sex, and stealing money. His parents worked everyday all day, so he was never able to look to his parents for when he needed help. By the age twelve, he had dropped out of school and was behind bars many times. As years went on, Joe became high in the Vice Lords and was one of the leaders for his group. He began to use heroin and became obsessed with the stealing business.
My friend from my village two years older than me was the local smuggler. What he did was an extremely dangerous job. He smuggled everything from food, to drugs, and for me, books. I read about two books a week trying to educate myself on other cultures and economic systems. I just started “The wealth of nations” by Adam Smith the night before we were taken.
Betrayal can leads to Change In the novel “Flight”, Sherman Alexie goes through the life of Zits, a boy who had lost his mom when he was 6 years old by cancer and knows that his father was indian and left when he was born. Having lost both parents, had made his life a total mess. He runs away from his foster homes, gets drunk, steals and gets caught by Dave, the police officer who almost always catches him. Dave knows almost everything about zits and has given him many chances to put his life together. He meets Justice, who is a 17 year old boy who teaches zits how to be violent and messes everything up.
Many people look at convicts as just stupid people that just made all the wrong decisions in life, and for the majority of my life I looked at them in the same way. My father has been a police officer for years, well before I was even born. About 30 years to be exact and whenever you ask him what he does , he’ll tell you “get them bad guys”. So when I was about 10 or so years old and was forced by my mother to visit a “correctional facility” aka prison with my youth group, I was terrified. I badgered my mother for a whole week leading up to the tour.
Gary Gilmore was sent to prison when he was younger for petty crimes, and once he was freed he found a job, a girlfriend, and bought a car. Most notably, he earned money and fell in love but he reverted back to his old ways and started drinking and became violent. Mailer does an above average job displaying this, “Gary had to fight him right in the bar. He knocked the guy out,”(Mailer, 47). Even after Gary made a good change for himself he relapsed and started to have outburst and become obnoxious, which shows how hard a person can try, however they can never escape their bad habits.
He also got charged with fine years imprisonment with a minimum of three years without parol. It was extremely hard for him to cope with the pain. In some ways being sent to a correctional facility may very well have been better for him than being at home seeing his family as they were, but at the same time every second he was awake he was reminded of the night because he was living in a prison surrounded by other criminals. Daniel had to live the rest of his life with the debt he got himself in to on the night of August 27th. “Daniel, his card moods, his jealous rages, his long periods of brooding and his complete lack of accountability: he took so much from so many.” (pg 272) Overall, The Story of Tom Brennan is a novel about pain and suffering and virtually every main character in it feels some degree of it.
Losing the Faith? During difficult times, many people turn to their faith in order to help themselves deal with the situation that they are going through. However, difficult times may cause people to stray away from their faith or forget about their beliefs all together. In his novel, Night, Elie Wiesel describes in detail his time spent in a concentration camp. As a result of living in a concentration camp and the horrible experiences he lived through, it is evident that Wiesel begins to lose the faith that was once so important to him.
During Andy’s arrival to the penitentiary, he seemed like he was in distress and in disbelief that he was going to spend the rest of his life incarnated. The moment when Andy was being shackled he knew at that moment that he lost all of his rights and freedoms. When he was in society he was deem with freedoms such as expression, liberty, speech, etc. but now they are taken away. An example of a scene would be when Andy and the other new inmates were force to listen to the guards and do what they were told.
After this big fight with his boss he losses his job. A big sign of failure was written in willy 's life after losing his job because without a job he wouldn’t have any money to pay his insurance and neither the last payment of his house. Another example for willy 's failure is when he is starting to realize that people don 't actually take willy serious. After he got fired he noticed that he was losing popularity and the idea of success was betraying him.Willy needed money so he went to ask an old friend for money to pay his insurance. He got the money but also had a job offer but because he didn’t want to admit his failure he decided to say no.