Holden’s younger brother, Allie, died when Holden was only thirteen and his older brother is too busy working for Hollywood to care about Holden. Although his mother cares immensely for him, Holden saddens her by failing academically. The only motivator that Holden has to continue living is his younger sister, Phoebe, who is extraordinarily intelligent for her age. After he gets kicked out of Pencey, Holden is lost in life. He speaks to many people, seeking advice and comfort, but they are not able to help him find a human connection.
Just like teens today Holden just wants someone to hear him out and understand what he’s feeling but at the same time he feels like explaining his feelings is useless. “ …. The night Allie died… I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it, i hardly didn’t even know i was doing it…” I personally think that his quote that Holden says about the him finding out about the death of his brother Allie is the meaning of when his phase started. He felt lost and he didn’t know what to do, he felt like he couldn’t talk about it with anybody except his sister phoebe. In the beginning of the novel it explains how Holden 's roommate Stradlater asked him to write a meaningful essay for him about anything.
In the novel, Harper Lee also says how Scout was acting too much like a girl so she couldn 't hang out with Dill and Jem, but she had the courage to go to the Radley house when she could have just stayed home and let Dill and Jem go all by themselves. I think that Jem, Dill, and Scout are really afraid of him but the novel say “the Radley Place fascinated Dill”(pg.10). They think that Boo Radley is mean and that he attacked his dad. And I think Scout is the most afraid of him because she is the youngest and Jem tells her things that people have told him about Boo Radley and Scout believes they are true. Up until Miss Maudie was talking to Scout about Boo Radley, Arthur Radley, she was highly afraid of him.
To begin, the lack of financial stability in the Walls family has always been problematic, however as the mother of her children, Rose Mary never contributed much to the family income due to her stubbornness and free-spirited nature. A prime example of Rose Mary not providing for her family is a constant lack of food in the house. The children’s hunger is apparent when Jeannette says, “We did eat less. Once we lost our credit at the commissary, we quickly ran out of food. Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days.
However, a prisoner had (at random) mailed Felix a book he had written about the end of the world, asking about technical ideas about a theoretical bomb.. Felix never read the book, but he was interested in the string tied around it. He never really took interest in even his own family, but that morning he wanted to show Newt how to play cat 's cradle. As Felix neared the little Newt, he looked so ugly and large that Newt burst into tears and ran from the house. Angela, Newt 's sister, has told Newt many times that he hurt his father 's feelings that day, but Newt thinks he couldn 't have hurt him very much. Felix didn 't even remember a lot about Emily, Newt 's mother, after she died.
Press and press until you’re dead” (Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, p. 12). His only person to confide in, Valentine, his sister, was ripped away from him and then used against him by Graff. Not only are they unreliable, but the adults lie to him and manipulate. Kessel questions whether this is a healthy thing to to a young child, and whether or not it should be passed on to the young-adult audience of this book. Well, it shouldn’t.
When the story begins, Doodle is born with many complications. The doctors said he would die and the family of which Doodle belonged too thought the same. Doodle’s older brother, who was six at the time, overheard his mother talking about how Doodle might never be truly aware of his surrounding or be able to function in general. After hearing this, the older brother thought it was best to put Doodle out of his misery before it got any worse : “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but one who possibly was not there was unbearable, so I planned to smother him with a pillow” (Hurst 464). The actions and characteristics that Doodle’s older brother shows the reader is very clear.
The Raintree family is unstable and does not have the capabilities to support and keep it lively. “‘… we moved from one rundown house to another… And of course, we were always on welfare’” (2). Instead of their parents using the welfare-cheque for providing the needs of the family, they would lie and tell their children that they are to use it for medicine to cure their tuberculosis, even though it only goes to their alcohol addiction. Their parents would always drink alcohol until it comes to a point that they are disregarding and neglecting their children. “Cheryl and I always woke up before our parents, so I would tend to Cheryl’s needs” (3).
The day before Ellie’s family was scheduled to be taken to the concentration camp a maid offered to help them, but sadly Ellie’s dad refused. When the got to the concentration camp Ellie’s mom and sister were taken away from there on it was Elie and his dad until his dad died from sickness. On May 8th Ellie was finally liberated and the holocaust was over. For example, the theme is revealed in chapter one when it states, “ He spoke only of what he had seen. But people not only refused to believe his tales, they refused to listen.
Baby encounter rejection and stigma from her father, authority figures and classmates which bestow upon her little self-worth. O’Neill (2006) “I couldn’t plead for any rights because I didn’t have any.” (p. 72). • Society feared her sadness and teachers and social workers perpetuated the notion that she is a troubled kid. Baby said: “they are afraid of my sadness” (O’Neill, 2006, p.128). • Baby is unwelcomed at Xavier’s house after a school teacher informed his parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home.