Family is one of the most important parts of life growing up. A strong family is what growing children need to be successful and have a bright future. Growing up in a family that is weak, does not have strong family ties and is violent leads to problems for the children and the parents, which is seen in Hillbilly Elegy and Evicted. Violence in families can affect children greatly, it can lead to second generations of poor communication between spouses and can be overall unhealthy for those living in that environment. J.D. Vance is immensely affected by his mother 's violent outbursts and multiple relationships. From the start J.D.’s mother was in and out of relationships and marriages, her second husband was Vance’s biological father, but in …show more content…
When fighting they would yell at the top of their lungs and even got physical when Larraine bloodied Glen 's face with a phone. This was normal however because the next day they would apologize and be back to their brutal love as Desmond described it (118). Their yelling grew so loud that they were even evicted from their homes. Relationships pair with violence and this affects not only those in the relationships, but those around it. Parents that aggressively fight, portray an unhealthy affiliation with their spouses and this sets a bad example for others. Violent parents or violent relationships cause pain to those near and those in the relationship. Violence is seen in both books, but is greatly touched on in Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Since unhealthy parent relationships happen when a child is young, the connection could be made that the people in Evicted, had violent parents and is a cause for their situations they are in when Desmond writes their …show more content…
Vance wrote a book about his life, a lot of it being influenced by his mother’s ations, which was seen with his health, mentally and physically, and his drop in education in high school. The lives of those in Evicted, are a result of family violence. Crystal Mayberry grew up in a family that did not care about her or her education and she dropped out of school. If she was to examine her ACEs she would have a multitude that led her to where she was in. Rural or Urban does not matter in the case of family violence and what it brings. Vance and Desmond would both agree that a weak family, full of violent and uncaring parents leads to a life of struggle and poverty for the children and those in the actual
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How is it that two men that come from identical backgrounds end up being completely opposites? Wes Moore takes us back to his childhood growing up, and also introduces us to a character sharing the same name as him, and similarly, the same lifestyle. Both of the young men shared the absence of a father figure, living in poor neighborhoods, bad influences, and lack of education. While reading, we question “how?” and “why?”
His father died when he was only three years old, leaving the family in economic hardship. His mother struggled to raise eight children on her own. However, despite the financial difficulties, she realized the importance
The wind and rain caused mould to grow on houses, weakening the framework. The house would then fall leaving all the occupants homeless, and left in the cold to die. To the people living in Richmond at the time, “’to be poor was to be cold.” With poverty sweeping pass all the residents of Richmond like a contagious disease, most people faced the challenge of poverty. Charlie and his family are extremely poor after his father passes away leaving them with no steady source of income.
This is a great book and fun to read, but I will approach this as an immigrant with a total different culture, and my experiences growing up. I think Miller did not consider some factors before emphasizing on narcissistic needs. Social economic status of parents can impact a child’s future or overall well-being. As a parent who is striving for end means and the survival of his or her family, will sometimes end up in the things the author has described. I came from a country where corporal punishment is acceptable; therefore, beating is a part of social norms to us.
In the midst of all of this he finds a balance by focusing on what really matters. At the same time this keeps him focused on his main goal which is education. Education will be his family's way out of poverty. Through seeing his younger brother that is unemployed and will be having a child soon he looks beyond this and is genuinely proud of where he comes from. He realizes how strong his family is when he seems them fighting through poverty and making things.
The impoverished conditions in which the residents of this community live are difficult based on the surrounding violence and discrimination they face. Tre, Ricky’s best friend, is able to survive the surrounding violence and discrimination through his father’s sensational leadership; he therefore knows what to do in situations he faces among his friends. However, his friends are not so lucky. For example, Dough doesn’t have great leadership or a father figure, but is raised by a single mother who is determined to get her children to succeed; nevertheless, her main focus is Ricky because he has the most potential; he is an
Certainly, the movie showed how Hoovervilles were a sad place to be. In the movie, Hoovervilles are portrayed as a dangerous place because a scene showed many police officers on horses arguing with civilians, and citizens looking out the windows with a look of trepidation, which gave a picture of disarray, and disfunction inside the Hooverville. In real life, Hoovervilles had a small governing system and were able to function like an actual city, as long as they held unto the sanitary laws. Only men were allowed to live in these small towns, but occasionally women, and children would come in and out of the Hoovervilles. The movie showed the disfunction of the police and the male society, the shacks of the homeless males, and how indigent was the life of a Hooverville citizen.
In the second half of his book Evicted, Matthew Desmond continues to explore the underprivileged housing world and the social and economic strains it places on the poorest inhabitants of Milwaukee, WI. Through case studies of various families, Desmond uncovers the inherent link between victims of substance abuse, mental illness, race and ethnicity discrimination, poverty, and their subsequent housing discrimination. Although each chapter delves a little deeper into the situation of a certain individual or family, Desmond’s voice as a researcher is not present until the Epilogue.
A family contains young minds that are at first taught the building of personality or character and controlling the emotions of him or herself, while also being taught how to set goals for life (Ritter) But as new generations came of age, the family became a weakened and fractured unit as husbands and wives gave way to the human nature of adultery in a widespread manor. Here in America, the family has been under constant assault and broken marriages and broken households are now a normal thing to see. Few fathers show the guidance and teaching to their children that is needed often requiring the mother to take on both roles. As children grow up being more spoiled and pampered to, they are never learning to accept and recover from setbacks.
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When a child is constantly at risk and suffers from poverty their life becomes tough, but adding abuse to the situation makes it even tougher. His abuse, in particular, illustrates that danger could come in different forms, from a bus driver to a
Unfortunately, I was not surprised that Johnnetta and her sister Sonya fell into prostitution as well as substance abuse because living on the streets was to be expected due to their upbringing. In Michael’s case, it was heart wrenching to see him falsely confess to abusing his sister solely because he was overwhelmed by the fear of his father. Although he had been separated from his parents for some time, it was upsetting to imagine the kind of differing emotions, both angry and devastated, Michael experienced after finding out of his father’s murder and suicide. Although the stories of their childhood gave me similar feelings to what I have when I hear of any abuse, it was a breath of fresh air to hear of the successes of two victims. I was taken aback
It is very important that parents exist in the life of their children, support them, and be a good role model for them. Parents that are not emotionally involved in the lives of their children tend to have kids that cannot find themselves in life and struggle from lack of attention. Lack of parent’s attention and impossibility to find herself is exactly what happens with Connie. Her father does not take part in the family’s life at all.
Family, for most people, is defined as a sort of safe haven for people to go to. For others, families may be fragmented, split, or may have wrong ideals as a whole. Broken families, while they may have a long lasting effect on the spouses, can also have a detrimental, long-lasting effect on the children of these marriages which can lead to certain mental illnesses. For example, in the story of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Deborah faces the emotional effects of her mother’s death. Other stories such as “A Rose for Emily”, show how Emily 's fathers parenting techniques and a lack of a mother figure burdened her future.