After the sharp-tongued crone insults Jem’s father, Atticus, Jem flies into a rage, rampaging across Mrs. Dubose’s garden and refusing to stop until “he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned” (Lee 137). As a form of punishment, Atticus forces the siblings to read to the ornery woman. During each session, the woman flies into a fit, and the children are allowed to leave once an alarm clock sounds for her medicine. As days pass, they stay for longer periods of time, and the woman’s fits decrease. It is only after Mrs. Dubose’s death that the truth is revealed to the young children; Mrs. Dubose was a morphine addict, and they were merely distractions as she fought, eventually beating, her addition.
In Gacy’s early life he was the victim of his father’s scorn being beaten constantly by his father with a razor strop. A couple instances know would be when he stole a truck when he was 6 and his father beat him for it, one other told instance of abuse was when John and another boy were accused of molesting a little girl where his father again beat him with his trusty strop. However it wasn’t just physical abuse he was given his father also emotionally abused him calling him a failure telling him he was dumb and stupid. Gacy was an ill boy born with a heart defect leading him to be hospitalized most of his life from ages 14 to 18, where his father accused him of faking everything. The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence.
When a black man named Tom Robinson is accused by Bob Ewell of beating and raping his daughter Mayella, Scout and Jem’s dad Atticus, who is a lawyer, defends him. Because of this, the kids deal with a lot of hate from the townsfolk but pull through it. In Tom’s trial, we meet Mayella and Bob Ewell. Bob was the one who beat his daughter Mayella, not Tom. Tom is accused anyway, however, because of his race.
Grown up under these circumstances, Milkman has a traumatized father since his father witnessed the murder of Jake, Macon’s father, trying to protect his land which is in the way of powerful white people as a young guy. Thereby, his family becomes “a victim of social violence and racism in the hostile south of the USA” and this event leaves a deep impression in Macon’s character (Gomez R. 118). So Macon had never experienced a happy childhood and since his mother died in childbirth, he has never had somebody caring for him. Consequently, Milkman grows up without a model father or loving husband. Solid, rumbling, likely to erupt without prior notice, Macon kept each member of his family awkward with fear.
In the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Finch kids meet the old hag Mrs. Dubose. To get into town the kids have to pass Mrs. Dubose’s house. One day she was babbling to the kids, insulting them one after another until Jem had enough and took Scout's baton and wacked all of Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. Then Jem had to read to Mrs. Dubose for 2 hours every night after school for a month, after a month he kept reading and one night Mrs. Dubose dies. Mrs. Dubose is a cranky neighbor who helps Jem see the importance of holding your head high.
We see the dangers Atticus succumbs his children to for defending a black man and the division it brings in his family; we see Mrs. Dubose’s physical and emotional challenges she endures because of her fight to end her painkiller addiction, and we even witness Boo Radley’s close call with the police. All acts of bravery, despite their challenges. At last, analogous to Martin Luther King when he decides to fight for black privileges and gets killed, the people who have the courage to stand for what is just, are just as cautious to every penalty that takes
“‘It ain’t right Atticus.’ said Jem. ‘No son, it’s not right.’” This is an excerpt from the popular story, To Kill A Mockingbird. During this dialogue, Jem’s tears are streaming down his red, angry face as his father Atticus is wearily acknowledging the unjust outcome of the trial of Tom Robinson to his son. This is an excellent example of the loss of innocence in the novel, where Jem is faced with the harsh reality that innocent, good people can be victims of vicious racism. Other examples include Jem’s loss of innocence by Mrs. Dubose, Boo’s loss of innocence by his father, and Scout, Dill, and Jem’s loss of innocence by Dolphus Raymond.
Consequently in the end Miss Strangeworth drops one of the letters and a boy picks it up and takes it to Don Crane. That being the case Don destroys her precious rose bushes after he accidentally finds out that she is the author of the horrible letters he and his wife have received about the possible arrested mental development of their baby daughter. The "possibility of evil" that Miss Strangeworth sees all around her in the town is just a projection of the hatefulness inside
Throughout the entire letter, I feel Coates' disappointment; anger; and sadness. I feel that he wish he had another history to tell his son; to embrace some kind of hope in his son's future; to tell him that being black does not put his life in risk from being taken away. Coates knows that when his son soon or later will eventually start wondering about why he is being treated unfairly or different. He will begin to see the police brutality among his racial group; how many blacks of different ages get killed by the police just because they
They thought she was an evil witch who cursed people for the bad. Lizabeth destroyed Miss Lottie’s sunflowers because she thought that the flowers was destroying the relationship with her family. One night Lizabeth parents was fussing in the middle of the night. Lizabeth was tired of it so she woke her brother up and they ranned to Miss Lottie’s garden. Her brother was yelling, “ Where are we going ?
As a black man Tom was already at a disadvantage. Tom Robinson was shot at and killed after the trial. The death of Tom Robinson is very upsetting. After escaping on his way to Abbottsville Tom was shot seventeen times. I believe that it is a sin to kill a cripple no matter what they are doing.
After the death of Lavender, he is wracked with guilt because he believes that his preoccupation with his unrequited love for Martha caused the deaths of Ted Lavender and Kiowa, two members of Alpha Company. Cross sits at the bottom of his foxhole and cries for the passing of Lavender and the loss of Martha as his lover (Kaplan 45). He later destroys all the pictures he has of Martha since he felt ashamed for loving her more than his men (O’Brien 7, 9). In conclusion, Tim uses his mental struggles to deal with the scars left behind by the war by channeling his emotions into writing. He depicts the struggle that war veterans go through since not every soldier can forget the death and move on.
In chapter 8 “Speaking Smartly about the Salem Witchcrafts” thesis is Samuel Sewall 's family life during the crisis of the Salem witch trials. Samuel Sewall 's brother Stephen who was the director of the court throughout the trials, had fallen ill putting stress onto Sewall himself. In spite of this Sewall was facing issues in his home life. For example, Samuel had to give his son corporal punishment because Joseph had thrown a brass knob at his sister Betty causing her head to start bleeding. In addition, Joseph acted up again by throwing a tantrum, later he swallowed a bullet but later excreted it in the orchard.