He was spoiled by his older sisters but was sown no love from his widowed mother. Soon after his father’s death, his mother remarried. She unknowingly, married an abusive alcoholic, named Carl August Lingbergh. Carl was abusive to Richards’s mother and this was the foundation for how Richard thought women should be treated. His family moved
Throughout his childhood, Richard is constantly exposed to religion in unethical ways by his family. His mother and grandmother pressure him into believing in God by making him feel guilty and useless if he does not do so. On one such occasion, his mother pressures him into being baptized. She says to him, “Don’t you love your old
Richards parents may have lacked schooling, but they ensured that Richard received a quality education. Although some may argue that in one instance Richards mom opposes this argument when she questions the price of Richards dream college. Richards Mom may not have been reproaching the price but the fact that Richard is leaving. To support this claim Richard himself states, “They made my success possible. [my parents] paid a tuition they couldn’t afford”(344).
Richard slowly began to miss his home and his younger brother Kenny, he realized that it is not easy to be away from home in a long period of time. For example, “It made me sad that Mama had written to Peewee to day that she loved me. She hadn’t even told me that when I was leaving.” (121). At this point in the book, I realized that Richard was very young to be in the war by himself and didn’t know how to act when he was writing to his own mother. This connects to the theme by showing age can have an impact on somebody.
These two characters wanted the best for the newlywed couple; however, both contributed to the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet, making some of their guidance useful and some of it useless. The Friar genuinely cared about Romeo, as he tried to provide the best advice to the young man. Prior to their marriage, Friar Laurence urged Romeo to be more cautious with his feelings, considering that he fell out of love with Rosaline so quickly. “Holy Saint
Friar Laurence also has a much more significant part to play in the outcome of the tragedy. As the plot of the play becomes more and more complicated, Friar Laurence develops plans that are wilder and more complex. While it is clear that the friar has the best interest of the children at heart, he has the inability to realize when his interference becomes dangerous for the young couple involved. If Friar Laurence had taken more time to think through his plans and managed to put a stop to said plans once the situation became too complex, he could have saved the lives of Romeo and Juliet. However, it is clear that Friar Laurence truly did what he thought was going to make the children
— Come, madam, let’s away.” (Shakespeare 1.1.159-162). This quote shows that by letting a friend talk to him, Romeo's parents did the right thing. They knew Romeo would be more comfortable talking to a friend than to a parent. Romeo's parents knew what to do in that situation, and when Romeo almost got killed because of vengeance. Shakespeare shows that his parents know what to do in this situation by showing us what they do when Romeo almost gets killed.
Will I ever see them again?”(169). Riva feels so alone and does not know what to do without her family. She is deeply affected by being seperated from them, and not knowing if she will ever see them again; however, there are some instances in Riva’s story where she has hope again after losing her brothers in the camps. Riva is infected with lead poisoning, and to her surprise, the Commandment lets Riva be taken to a hospital far away from the camp. When she is in recovery, so many non-jewish girls help Riva in gaining her strength back.
Friar Lawrence has a large influence on Romeo and Juliet’s death because due to his age, he had a big responsibility to disapprove of the haste of their marriage, and to make both families aware of it, but he didn’t. Friar Lawrence also did not take into account that the two’s families were enemies and the secret marriage of the two could just further the divide between them. Friar also put trust in another person, Friar John, to deliver a letter to Romeo, without telling him the urgency of it. If Friar Lawrence had told Friar John that the letter was very important and had to get to Romeo by a certain time, it would have gotten to him before. Friar Lawrence could have gone to speak to Romeo himself, so that Romeo could have made an opinion on Juliet’s decision.