His family life wasn’t steady his father with whom he had a close relationship walked out in 1981 and that’s when Travers started to rely on crime to provide clothes, and he would steal animals including chickens to provide food. Travers suffered economically and pushed him towards crime so he could support his family as his own father walked out on him and the family. Traver didn’t gave much control in his life his father left in 1981 and his mother died in 1989 through crime Traver had a sense of power being a ringleader for gang
Between the World an Me perfectly delivers a message on race, racism, oppression, education, and slavery. Coates covers a lot of different topics in this book. He often uses real life stories to raise questions on certain issues in America. Coates tells this story to his son and the audience. Coates starts out in Baltimore, educates himself at Howard University, and forms a family in New York.
2) Both environments played a huge role into their personalities and their stories. For both Wes’s, the streets of the Bronx and Baltimore were filled with poverty, drugs, and violence. Chinquapins population of students was 99% black. (Moore 27) and it certainly did not help that the other Wes’s brother Tony started dealing drugs since he was 10. The personality he gained from Tony made him follow in his footsteps and join others selling drugs on the streets.
Wes and his friend, Shea, were arrested by the police for the graffiti. The police officers decided to give Wes and Shea a second chance after Wes cry because he didn’t want to disappoint his mother. The Other Wes was jealous about his brother Tony about his drug operation that he decide to started selling drugs and the money he receive would buy all the clothes he wanted. Tony was suspecting about Wes being a DJ. In the book The Other Wes Moore One name, Two fates the author said, “Tony has now spend over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game” He didn’t think about the consequences and how was going to affect his mother.
Rich Marshall’s friend Mike Barbour learned from Rich's bad decisions and not in a good way. “I said no and he punched my arm again then he just kept saying it faster and faster and hitting me before I could answer”(Crutcher,193) Mike Barber abused his girlfriend for not doing what he wanted her to do. if it weren't for Rich Marshall Mike Barbour would not have learned to build unhealthy relationships with people just like Rich had. The final unhealthy relationship Rich created ended with a terrible outcome both for Rich and TJ Rich was seeking revenge on TJ's dad so he did something absolutely horrifying. “I glimpse the muzzle of the deer rifle, think it's pointed at Dad, and scream his name, but Rich levels the barrel on Heidi, the one person whose loss would touch us all most.
Johnny is very weak and shy, so he runs away for the day or night, and comes back the next day. Ponyboy states “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clear down at our house” (12). His parents do not pay attention to Johnny, but when they do, they beat Johnny up. Likewise, Dally’s parents do not care about anything he does. For instance,
At this part of the story Dave was trying to come tell him that his father had passed away in combat, but he was too afraid to hear him say the words that he didn 't let him and just beat Dave up. While reading the suspense of how badly the boys wanted to beat Dave up was a release of anger and fear, which is terrifying in the position of
In this story, I wonder if the kids will meet Boo Radley. I predict that the children will not meet Boo because they are frightened of him. First, I predict he will not meet the kids because he was in a gang. The gang got him thrown in jail, but was taken away by his dad to lock him up longer. Secondly, Boo stabbed his family member in the leg.
One day Huck discovers that his father, Pap Finn, has returned to town. Because Pap has a history of violence and drunkenness, Huck is worried about Pap 's intentions, especially toward his invested money. When his dad confronted him, he told him to quiet school and stop trying to make himself something that he is not. Even though Pap Finn told Huck to quiet he still went to make his dad mad. Pap Finn kidnaps Huck and takes him across Mississippi river to a small cabin.
It all started with the ambition to be like his father and understand how to be like him. John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942. Gacy did not have the best childhood growing up. His father was a drunk and repeatedly beat his siblings and him with a razor strap and was said to have physically assaulted his mother too. Gacy’s sister, Karen, said that they learned to toughen up and not cry during the beatings.
In 1928, James J. Braddock is a boxer, a husband and father of three children. He is at the height of a successful career as a boxer when the Great Depression starts in 1929. He tries to get shifts on the dock to make money to pay bills, but he doesn’t always get picked because there are so many men looking for work. He takes a fight, even though his wrist is injured, because he is desperate to provide a home and food for his family. He is embarrassed in the ring and booed by the fans The boxing commissioners wouldn 't give him any more fights because they didn’t want to lose money.
Similar cases such as black on black violence and police on black violence that seem to be never ending spark anger and hate in the hearts of the African American race which has only turned into more crime and more violence. This violence and crime has turned tourist city into a war zone for the past decade and it paints a terrible picture for a city whose main financial income is its tourists. The black on black and police on black violence can be solved over time by a multitude of means one of them being the coming together of the African American community to protect themselves from racism, stereotypes, crime and self-inflicted
Sonny’s blues consist of everything the character Sonny went through during his life. Sonny and his brother, who are both African American, grew up in Harem, New York during the mid-1900’s. Because of this, Sonny had a difficult life. He found drugs at a young age and became a heroin addict and seller. He wanted to become a musician however his brother did not approve of his choice and when sent to live with his brother’s fiancé, found that they only endured his piano playing and found him a burden.