Literary Analysis Essay On Paul Fisher

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Literary Analysis Essay Can there be various ways of abuse, not only physically but mentally too? Well, Paul Fisher has been bullied nearly his entire life by not only his older brother, Erik, but almost all of the members of his family too. This includes teasing, neglect, and physical abuse. To start off, a choice made by Erik affects Paul by lowering his self-esteem while permanently injuring him as well. That choice was to blast spray paint into Paul’s eyes at a young age. Erik made this decision out of anger and by doing so, it has created a new foul relationship between the two siblings. “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them,”(Bloor 263-264). Next, there is the mistake made by Mrs. Fisher. Paul’s mother had enrolled her son into a new middle school with an IEP which considers Paul as being blind. This did not allow Paul to play soccer for the middle school due to the IEP stating his vision problems. This infuriated Paul because he did not have the choice to play for his school’s soccer team. “Mom, you ruined my life at Lake Windsor Middle when you turned in that IEP. This is your chance to un-ruin it! Dad, I don’t mind if you…show more content…
Fisher chose, which was to not care for Paul in a fatherly manner. Mr, Fisher has been involved with Erik’s life for years and never took the time to get to know Paul. This father felt that there was more to his older son’s life than to his younger son’s. This was because he believed there was more value and potential for a successful career with Erik’s future than with Paul. This results in a negative aspect towards Paul meaning he never got the chance to fully connect with his father. “We locked eyes again. “How many games did I play in, Dad? He pulled back. “I don’t know.” “What position did I play when I did get into a game?” “How am I supposed to know that?” “OK. Here’s one: How many field goals did Erik kick this year?” (Bloor

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