These actions show that Dahmer may have had abandonment issues because he was left right after his graduation by his mother, father, and brother. Goodtherapy.org says that, “a child who was physically abandoned by a parent or caregiver may struggle with mood swings or anger throughout life.” Jeffrey Dahmer was left out a lot in his childhood so a lot of Dahmer’s built up rage was let out on Steven Hicks. Jeffrey wanted to be in control and brutally murdering Hicks gave him some of that control
On DebateWise.org it is stated that some kids join because they live in poverty and will otherwise starve to death. They feel like they don’t have any choice but to join. Other times they are convinced being a soldier will be safer for them, that they will be safer when they’re the ones behind the gun, not in front of it. In Ishmael Beah’s “Long Way Gone” he describes how during the civil war in Sierra Leone, rebels would march into cities and chose the children who seemed the strongest. Many times the rebels would then force their newly recruited members to kill weaker civilians in the city.
Even the prosecuting attorney for his case stated, “I don’t doubt for a second, never have doubted, that had he not been caught, Eric Smith would have killed again,” (When Children Kill By: Diane Kratz Feb 11, 2013 Aside) According to Phil Chalmers, a teen violence and youth culture expert, there are usually specific reasons why teens kill. They include being bullied at school, depression, lack of guidance or discipline and even mental illness are just to name a few. (Inside The Mind Of a Teen Killer; 2009 Nelson, Phil Chalmers). Eric Smith appeared to have many of those
Beah becomes a child soldier which results in my opinion the biggest loss of innocence in his life. He is forced to kill without fully understanding what he has done. Beah also must do this with the use of drugs which results in him not being able to tell the difference between right and wrong. Beah’s experiences should stand as a lesson to all in showing the importance of innocence and family as a
I feel like David’s spirituality played a very negative factor in his life until he was able to reach older adulthood. From the beginning it does appear that David suffered early trauma from the death of his father, loss of his mother and being sent to boarding school away from his grandmother. The trauma, continued from the beatings he received while in school and continued on through Vietnam and into adulthood.
Violence continues to exist which is a major issue in today’s world. The US government is so centered around terrorism overseas, grave injustice inside of the nation 's own particular fringes is being disregarded. In the article "Bushwick Gets a Fresh Coat,” Amy O’Leary discusses about a man named Joseph Ficalora who experienced many painful incidents in Bushwick, Brooklyn and transforms that negativity into a new beginning of art. Throughout his life he had to suffer the burden of losing his father and mother.
Finally, a real-life being that has demonstrated what it means to be gritty is Elie Wiesel, because he was one of the few survivors of the Holocaust. Wiesel was only fifteen years old when his family and he were first deported to concentration camps. He was separated from his three sisters and his mother. Wiesel and his father suffered indescribable hardships and suffering for the next several months, moving from one concentration camp to another. Wiesel’s father had suffered unbearable pain; he fought endlessly, hovering between life and death for days.
I believe this because Ishmael wants to get revenge on the rebels for killing some of friends, during war. He is also determined to find his family, which he lost when the rebels were coming towards his village, the only person he was with from his family, was his older brother Junior. In the book A Long Way Gone it states, “This is one of the consequences of the civil war. People stop trusting each other, and every stranger becomes an enemy” (pg. 37). I feel like this explains how Ishmael is determined because he does not care that the people he is killing could be friends and when the war was over all his friends thought he would kill them.
They were both young kids who became soldiers too soon in their lives. Both had no right to be in battle at their age. Another similarity is that they both got wounded. Charley got shot and Henry got hit in the head with a gun. Charley and Henry got hurt physically and intellectually.
Therefore, making it evident of the before and after of the war, no one at that age would be disrespected before the war, which made the effects of the social norms evident. They are continuously reminded of the rebels that killed their families and that they are inhumane. The theme of the horror of war is prevalent throughout the novel as Ishmael and the other boys face
Ishmael was away from his family when the rebels (one side of the war) started to attack his home. Ishmael then had traveled city to city with groups of boys to avoid the rebels, and search for his family. The only thing that was getting Ishmael through the war was that he would see his family again. He couldn’t handle not knowing what had happened to his family so, “[he] decided to just ignore every thought that came to [his] head, because it brought too much sadness… [he] spent most of [his] time fighting [himself] mentally in order to avoid thinking about what [he] had seen or wondering where [his] life was going, where [his] family and friends were.
I believe in favor of the teenagers, that giving them a life sentences without parole is not the best option. Teens haven 't lived that long in order to learn from their mistakes and fully experience the real world and being on their own without their parents guidance. In the case of Jacob Ind, I believe he was wrongly accused of murder and was mentally scarred due to the abuse of his parents causing him to commit this crime. Jacob and his brother would be sexually abused almost every night by their stepfather and emotional abused by their mother 's hate of the two boy 's existence. He saw no way out of this situation and had to free himself from this torture before it would kill him.
Pelzer is an incredible, gut-wrenching, non-fiction story. This book shows that if you’re too scared to stand up to the person making your life miserable, the same horrific actions will continue to carry on until you are willing to take a stand or take action. He would find any way to get his brother in trouble just because he had the power to, and it gave him a sense of authority over his brother until his brother was taken by social services. He then started endured the pain of the same abuse his brother faced for the next seven years by his mother starting at the age of eight, and he was always too scared to stand up to his mom with the many friends he had, even with the many opportunities to turn her in. Richard states that, “I had been so desperate for Mom to love that little boy that I couldn’t let him go until I found a way for Mom to love me.
Albert Fish’s crazy life included his childhood, into adulthood as a serial killer, and his death Albert Fish’s life was all crazy, but it started in his childhood. Albert was born in Washington, DC on May 19, 1870. Fish was the youngest child and had three living siblings: Walter, Annie, and Edwin. He was baptized Hamilton Fish but went by Albert which was his dead brother. When Albert was born, his father, Randall Fish, was 75, and his