The story “Pencil Crayons” by Robert Currie, is about Josh who live with his parents in a farm far away from the town. One day, the family came to town for a second time after fall. “Now that winter was on the way out, he knew things were getting better.” Josh’s feeling towards everything around him was good and even better based on this quote. When they arrived to town, they met Josh’s teacher who recommend him to join art club. The boy’s father does not like the teacher, and he basically does not want his son to join any activity in the school so he strongly refused the teacher’s advice.
I read the book Night Hoops, by: Carl Deuker. This book is about a boy named Nick that is dealing with some problems that are more than just basketball. He meets a boy names Trent Dawson who he was not too fond of at first, Trent is going through a lot more than Nick is in his home life, so Nick takes Trent under his wing to help keep him out of trouble. But at first Trent seems to resist and says he doesn’t need help. He ends up running out every night with his brother to get into some trouble.
You know the song I’m Just a Kid and Life is a Nightmare? That’s the theme song to Danny Torrance’s life. Danny isn’t the rebellious type; on the contrary, he cares a lot about what his parents think and suppresses his emotions as to not alarm them but his parents just don’t understand him. They think he’s mentally disturbed due to his capability to supposedly see ghosts and take him to a psychiatrist. When talking about Danny’s ‘imaginary friends’, the psychiatrist explains how reclusive and strange behavior is blindly accepted because parents are used to their children being irrational.
In the novel The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rex and Rosemary Walls exemplify uninvolved parenting. Kendra Cherry author of “The Four Styles of Parenting” discusses how uninvolved parents tend to neglect the children and their needs. “When we tried to help him he cursed and lurched at us swinging his fist” (122). Rex practically avoids the kids and neglects any sort of help although he was in need and he also almost ended up hitting one of the kids. Another thing Cherry talks about is that uninvolved parents are detached from their children’s lives.
Because of his loneliness, he asked Zeena to marry him without thinking it through. He had no feelings for her and desperately hoped it would make him feel better. While being married to Zeena, his unhappiness peaked and caused him to fall in love with another girl who was the Fromes’ maid, Mattie Silver. Romance was in the air and most definitely not between Zeena and Ethan. Ethan flirted with Mattie and would try his hardest to impress her, for example, he began shaving his face everyday which he never used to do for Zeena.
Paul also makes good choices but never gets a good consequence for it. Also in this story Paul’s dad doesn’t pay much attention to him and focuses more on his brother Erik Fisher and his football dream. This essay is going to be about how Paul or someone else making a choice and how it affects him. A choice made Mrs.Fisher affected Paul by him not being able to play soccer. Mrs.Fisher made this choice to get a tour of the school and she filled out an IEP for Paul.
Although Jerry doesn't include much narration about his relationship with his mom, it's clear to the reader that he loved her deeply. Watching her life waste away from pain and the therapies she went to, and then having to say the last goodbye to her forever from his life was a heart-wrenching experience. As Jerry begins his school year, he tries out for the football team at school, playing the position of quarterback. Jerry also tries to be a supportive son to his father, because he had never really developed a strong connection with him either. Jerry starts to panic when he starts to think about his future, his father's routine lifestyle isn't worth living up to for him.
J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye troubled character Holden Caulfield goes against “culture of conformity” social standards. Holden Caulfield represents a growing discontent with 1950 America’s “culture of conformity” because he is rejecting going to a good school, seeing girls only for marriage, and not wanting to fit in. First, most Americans want to go to an ivy league school, but Holden Caulfield rejects going to an Ivy league. In chapter twelve of The Catcher in the Rye, Caulfield is at a nightclub called Ernie’s where he makes a lot of observations and overhears some conversations.
Like a fly on the wall, he stays in the background, and goes unnoticed by many. In fact, he has not felt true recognition since he was a child, when his Aunt Helen visited from time to time. Aunt Helen made him feel loved and wanted, however, as a child, he did not recognize her actions for what they truly were: sexual abuse. Throughout his life, Charlie experiences flashbacks of moments spent with his Aunt, eventually understanding her actions as sexual misconduct, and suffering from the emotional turmoil stemming from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Although the typical representation of PTSD in movies can often alienate viewers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an exception, because Charlie’s flashbacks allow us to be empathetic to his situation, normalizing the stigma around suicidal-depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
As an example, Adam’s parents really bore him throughout the story, with their less than happy, relationship and careers. Adam says “My parents are really just a piece of the boredom in my life that I just don’t want for my future.” Also Adam doesn’t really like his friends because he just isn’t impressed with anything less than perfect. “I only hang with my friends because there’s nothing to do, sometimes I’d rather do nothing than hang with them.” Another example is when kids at his school make fun of him and call Adam the “suicide kid” and Adam doesn’t like this at all. He says, “The whole reason I dropped out of high school was that I couldn’t handle the bullying anymore and I just got sick of it. This makes Adam a lot more depressed because now he can’t go to school, and being in class learning is one of the only things that he somewhat likes.