She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds. She’d come to still lying on the floor as her uncle was shouting at her auntie not to help her.” This shows how physical abuse of her uncle pushed fwadaus
In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is very immature throughout most of the story. He refuses to give up his childhood and he is anxious to see what the future hold for him. Towards the end of the book, the reader is able to catch glimpses of Holden’s new found maturity. He is starting to understand that growing up is a big responsibility and is finally ready to take on that challenge. Although he has not completely matured, one distinct moment at the end of the book lets the reader know he will reach complete maturity in the near future.
The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little Brown and Company. 1951. Salinger’s book exposes Holden Caulfield as a troubled adolescent who is going through a mental breakdown of depression, due to the lost of his brother, Allie. The tragic death of Allie has caused Holden to express low self esteem, self destructive behavior, and devious actions.
In the story “The Scarlet Ibis” a child named Doodle is born very weak and disabled. He could not walk or run until the age of 5 and has many health issues. Doodle’s older brother tried to teach him to do these things, but ends up overworking him. Later in the story, Doodle dies after falling down during a heavy storm while Brother runs away from him. Brother is at fault for Doodleś death because he is a bad brother and overworked Doodle.
Later, Dahmer crushed the bones and scattered them across the yard (biography.com). 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
Earle Leonard Nelson, known most famously as the Gorilla Killer or the Dark Strangler, born May 12, 1897. Nelson grew up with his religious fanatic grandmother since the age of two, when both of birth parents had died from Syphilis, an STD that causes long-term complications if not treated correctly. During his childhood Nelson was hit by an oncoming car and had remained unconscious for almost an entire week afterwards and he had showed signs of brain damage once he had awoken. Symptoms that he had experienced included erratic behavior and episode of memory loss. Nelson’s behavior had become significantly worse after a bike accident, which had cost him a severe head injury.
Flight written by Sherman Alexie is told in a first-person narrative by its protagonist Zits. He is a 15-year-old half-Native American orphan. Zits has a long history of abuse by the people around him, self-esteem issues, and a long list of past delinquencies. As one reads the novel, it looks as though many of Zits issues stem from his father 's abandonment before birth and his mother 's death when he was six years old. The novel begins with Zits introducing himself and telling the reader that he is in a foster home.
Consider Holden acting like a child, at the age of 17. Throughout The Catcher In The Rye Holden shows that he doesn't act like an adult. He does some things that an adult would do but to be 17 he shouldn’t be wondering what the “time” feels like. Holden really cares for little kids for example, Allie his little brother. When he finds out about the death he punches all the windows out the garage.
Crummey uses this symbol for Sandy and Georgie to describe their emotional state. Sandy’s reoccurring dream is of himself drowning as a teenager. “It sometimes seems to Sandy as if he’s lived all his days on that ice field” (268) because he constantly lives in a state of anxiety and fear about looking emotional and weak. This results in a communication breakdown and Georgie is contemplating leaving her husband and “how numb she had become, as if she had spent a decade submerged in frigid water”(p.266). Crummey uses the symbol of drowning to emphasize Georgies emotional distance.