The novel Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill is narrated by Baby -- the 12 year old protagonist and daughter of a single father and heroin addict, Jules. Baby never knew her mother and is unaware that she has any other family. They live in various shabby hotels in Montreal’s red light district. This paper is an exploration of the pathway effects caused by lack of familial support and how Jules addiction created a milieu that leads to Baby being ostracised by society. Suggestions are offered to alleviate their struggles.
Torvald’s influence is intense when he says that, ‘lies fog a household and that juvenile delinquents come from a home where mother is dishonest’, and Nora feels guilt and scared that her actions will impact on her children’s future. However, Nora’s leaving is largely seeking a new understanding of herself; implying that as her children, she is in the process of growing up. Nora uses the third person ‘her mother’ when referring to herself, conveying that she does not feel close to her children. Ibsen draws two questions into Nora’s phrase to express her desperation towards knowing the answer. She asks the following questions specially to Anne-Mary because she knows that as she is from a lower social class, she is going to tell her exactly what Nora wants to hear; implying that she is insecure of her own
The second quote illustrates the theme of youth culture presented through generational differences. This is illustrated through Wendy obeying the commands of her brother Peter instead of her father. This represented the family dynamics of how the children view themselves as superior compared to their parents who they should be listening and respecting, instead the opposite has occurred. Oftentimes, when individuals face the control and authority of futuristic gadgets, they often forget their morals and youth, leading to escapades beyond their age and the hindering of societal values and rules. This is seen in The Veldt by Ray Bradbury, as when the children access technology it leads them to forget about their parents and their prior way of life.
“That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies, but in small secrets” (Tan 157). In Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Ruth Luyi Young lives by keeping secrets from others, starting from her own mother, LuLing, to her longtime boyfriend, Art. Ruth is mentally pressured to be secretive with her loved ones to avoid conflict. However, this actually causes her to be distant from them, disintegrating the trust in her relationships. Her miscommunication of feelings led to secrecy and loss of trust.
Genie lacks the necessary agents of socialization affecting her cognitive development. Family is the primary factor of socialization which can help a developing child learn how to function in society. Extreme isolation and punishment by her father, impaired Genie’s ability to learn and master basic skills. In addition, Genie did not attend school and barely left the house preventing her from experiencing secondary socialization and peer groups. Without any interaction, Genie is unable to vocalize and displays inhuman characteristics such as clawing and spitting.
He used a tool for parents to get their children to behave. The consequences for the children, if not well behaved, are being taken away by El Cuco and never to be seen again. For Yo’s mother, there are a few things being held over her head. Her anxiety and the fear of what will happen if the D.R. police were to find her and her family.
In the movie Short Term 12, a drama about a foster-care facility for troubled teenagers portrays the emotional journey of the teenagers and the staff running the facility. A troubled teenage girl named Jayden is brought into Short Term 12 because her father is not able to deal with her. Jayden has a past of self-harm and upon arrival is disinterested in befriending the other adolescents as she is not interested in “wasting time on short-term relationships.” Jayden displays symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder as she defies authority figures and throws tantrums. Using the illness prospective, Jayden can be diagnosed as having oppositional defiant disorder as well as depression. Antisocial behaviour such as rule breaking, running away and destroying property are actions Jayden engages in, she cusses when she's told not to,
(1:7:28) Alan was never taught the realism of sex and guilt and only saw it through the lenses of his parent. When Alan’s first sexual interaction occurs in his stable, his guilt is very strong which triggers him to stab the eyes of 6 horses. Alan’s up bringing and influences he faced, shaped his psychological make up. His parent’s played a significant role in the irregular development of there son that makes it very difficult for me to plead this case
Due to the abuse of alcohol, Bit does not have the father-son relationship with his son, Nate, who is taken care by foster parents. Since he does not have custody, Bit doesn't know what that love feels like. Even though Nate never hardly sees his father, and his mother died when he was young, no one can ever really replace his parents. Additionally to the point of view, Walter’s use of imagery in the short story allows
For example, if a male does not have a father to discipline him, he may turn into a kid that fights at school, because he does not have that discipline that he would get from a father. However, just because they only have a mother does not mean they will end up violent. As long as their mother raises them correctly, they will be a well adjusted citizen. It is also stated that if a single mom has a child they may become poor. Robert Franklin, author of the article “Children Need Both Parents, Even after Divorce” , implies, “single mothers with children living with them are far more likely to live in poverty than is any other segment of society”.