In the article, “Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing Parents. Is That Enough?,” by Scott Anderson proves that some young individuals may act violently for certain matters because of how their parents treat them. It is unclear as to why juveniles and adolescents automatically go into extreme measures, however, this may be caused by lack of support from their parents. Anderson asserts, “What Phillips couldn’t see was that Greg’s behavior masked a rapidly deteriorating home life, where he was now the sole focus of his mother’s rage. Almost daily, Greg told me, his mother would rip into him about something- his grades, his appearance, his choice of friends- ferocious tirades that often culminated in her telling him, “I know you’re going to leave me just like your sisters did.” Once her anger passed, Bonnie would usually apologize to her son, but after a time, Greg didn’t even hear it anymore” (Anderson 42).
Because of the actions and choices Tino makes the consequences have positive and negative effects on Paul. First and foremost, Edward Bloor says, “…they put us in the vandalism jail.” “My stomach suddenly knotted.” (Bloor107). This has a negative effect on Paul in as much as he feels as though Tino is going to blame him. Next Paul said, “He wouldn’t talk to me, or even look at me.” (Bloor206). Like the first quote, Tino’s actions have a negative defect on Paul seeing that Paul thinks that Tino blames him and thinks that he, Paul, is like his brother Erik.
Nazi Germany was full of hatred and German-supremacy. Anyone who had a different opinion was wrong and should be treated as inferior. She attributed this German idea to the suffering of her family and herself. Her parents were called communists and for that reason were persecuted by the government. Liesel confessed to Hans that she hated Hitler, leading to a harsh slap in her face, literally and metaphorically, from Hans.
These actions affected Patricia St. John and the themes that she chose to include in her story. During the nineteen-forties World War II was raging on, and hard times came upon everyone, including children. In her autobiographical work she states, “The world was settling down after the war, but as the atrocities came to light there was so much anger and hatred” (St. John 68). She speaks of how the end of World War II brought with it happier times for the whole world, but feelings had still been hurt and children saw adults in their lives acting warily and angrily because of the aggression shown by the Germans (Taylor). The German adults did not seem to be able to carry on with their lives, or learn from the past.
One such example is how Gretel, upon learning about the war and after having propaganda thrust upon her, ends up getting rid of her dolls and talks more about the war. She becomes more standoffish and bigoted which showed how easily the Nazis managed to brainwash people into believing the lies through propaganda and repetition. It also affects Bruno as Herr Liszt tells him that “I think Bruno if you ever find a nice Jew, you 'd be the best explorer in the world.” Which causes Bruno to realise that adults are not always right as he knows that there are nice Jews because Shmuel was kind to him. I think the change in Gretel was interesting as it took her good aspects as a character and twisted them, making it more horrifying for her when she realised the regime she believed in was responsible for her brother’s
Father Flynn works very hard to defend himself when he was getting accused. Sister Aloysius and Sister James called Father Flynn for a meeting about the winter pageant, but they have an underlying cause. Sister Aloysius brings up the suspicions she has about his relationship with Donald Muller. Father Flynn gets very offended and defensive of his actions to the sisters. He goes on about how he is different when it comes to discipline compared to the iron fist of Sister Aloysius.
In life discrimination and prejudice in the society can lead to violence, and violence can change a person and a family forever. The prejudice against castle people in Corrigan lead Jack Lionel to discriminate against his son’s marriage and therefore ruining the relationship between them and their family. Jack never wanted Jasper to be born and never thought about understanding David (Jasper’s dad) (245). He banished his son from the house after he told him that he loved Jasper’s mother and wanted to keep Jasper. This affected David a lot when Rosie died as she was the only person left in his life.
The purpose of this essay is to analyze its stereotypes against Tourette projected by the media through its characterization. Brad Cohen had a syndrome that makes weird noises and sounds, which was quite difficult for him to grow up. He got bullied by his mates and scolding from his teachers and principal. Besides, his dad did not understand his disease and felt that his child is a big headache for him. Meanwhile, his divorced mother was very supportive and helped him to find the solution to his Tourette’s.
Sometimes, when we are afraid, we make up something tangible to characterize our fears. We tend to believe that it exists, when in reality it is just a manifestation of or a way to cope with our terror. Similarly, in Lord of the Flies, the beast begins as a figment of the boys’ imaginations as a representation of their collective fears. Their notion of the beast is one that evolves over the course of the novel, eventually manifesting itself as the Lord of the Flies and illustrating mankind's’ intrinsic capacity for evil. The boys' changing belief in the beast indicates their steady loss of innocence, a journey that reveals the corrupt impulses hidden deep within all human beings.
At the beginning, Kyle’s shallow belief is “People like people who look good” which influence by his father. However, the witch at Kyle’s high school puts a curse on him, transforming him into a beast with tattoos, scars, and a swollen face. His attitude towards his ugly appearance at the beginning is scary because he views himself different from others and even views himself as a beast. Meanwhile, many people showed Kyle that they were afraid of him as well as his father shares his son’s distaste for unattractive people so can’t wait to eliminate his son from his life. Therefore even some of the people like his maid and his teacher do not treat him like he was scary; he still may have thought that because he “looks” scary that society will think he is scary so he must act the part because of his “looking-glass self”.
As the speaker gets older, she starts to see her father in a new way. This new way is states as, “not God but a swastika” (46). She’s comparing her relationship between her father and her as a Jew and Nazi during World War II; this is shown as the speaker the victim and her father the tormentor. Her fear of her father is related to the fear between a Jew and a Nazi during the Holocaust. Because the speaker feels pain about her failure at getting freedom, her hatred increases.
(Salinger 126)” Holden’s insecurity in an uncomfortable situation caused him to lie his way out of this awkward position. Thus, “Caulfield may be classified as one who avoids life problems, by hesitating . . . (Huber and Ledbetter 252)” The temporary intermission the lie created, only made things worse for Holden.
In the book “I Had Lived A Thousand Years” by Livia Bitton-Jackson talks about Jews being tortured by the Germans. The Germans hate the Jews because they blame the Jews for losing World War 1. Ellie and her family were sent to concentration camps where they face their nightmares and are separated by the Germans. They were suffering, but were afraid to run away. Bubi, Ellie’s older brother warned his family that the Nazi’s were coming, but they didn’t believe him.
Given that To Kill a Mockingbird is set around the 1930s, of course, one day the topic of Hitler is brought up. Scout’s teacher, Miss Gates, shows her contempt towards him, because of his prosecution of the Jews. Scout realizes the hypocrisy of the situation, and exclaims, “‘Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an’ then turn around
However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked. Also, when Holden wakes up to Mr. Antolini patting him on the forehead in the middle of the night, he tells us of similar “perverty” stuff that happened to him multiple times as a child. Therefore, he clearly struggles to trust anyone he both meets and knows, which shows his insecurity and skepticism of others. Another instance of this is Holden’s relationship with D.B. Although Holden says that they were once close, he now considers D.B.