The Death of a loved one is painful and destructive; however, there's healthy ways to rebuild yourself after that loss. Holden, the protagonist of The Catcher In The Rye, and his family lost Allie and they all showed signs of suffering from the loss since they didn’t find helpful ways to make peace with Allie’s death. Holden’s father and mother both displayed self destructive patterns after losing Allie. The most extreme case is Holden, who lives by the notion that the world is cruel and is made for suffering rather than living. Holden’s family is scattered apart, which makes it harder for them to heal.
Hinton 's novel The Outsiders, Johnny and Dally are those characters. Dally Winston and Johnny Cade are similar because their parents abuse them, and they both care for each other, yet they are different because they gave Ponyboy completely different advice, and they dead differently as well. And Because of that Johnny Cade and Dally Winston have significant similarities, and have enormous differences. Abusive parents are one of the few ways Dallas Winston and Johnny Cade are alike. For example, Johnny 's parents are always fighting.
By using the word “idiots” when speaking about his parents, Chris shows how he thinks of his parents as lessers and thus this idea contributes to the the true, inner resentment Chris seems to feel for his parents. Chris’s need to “divorce” his parents was due to the fact that he truly despised the lifestyle that they lived and had, especially since it was fueled by materialism and betrayal. Chris’s father, Walt, lived a double life before and during the first years of Chris’ life. He seemingly had two women at his beck and call, but as soon he got discovered and that lifestyle vanquished for him. Although,
The families have been fighting for years, continuously killing one another over an issue that no one can remember. Their actions are hypocritical because they are both classy families, but they behave like children. The Grangerfords choose to be perceived as the perfect family, but their clash with the Shepherdsons deceives that perception. While Huck is staying with the Grangerfords, they all go to church on Sunday. Ironically, “the men [take] their guns” and the sermon is “all
Rex's hostile and dangerous behavior was a direct result of alcohol consumption. After drinking, he grew excessively angry, his driving skills were lessened, and he wreaked havoc between the family while completely ignoring the needs of his children. His spells of drinking were a direct result of stressful situations. (Bartkevicius 151) On page 71 of Walls's The Glass Castle, Rex attempts to domestically abuse Rosemary by hanging her out of a window towards the end of an argument. Leading up to this, the context provides evidence that at this time the family was tight on money primarily because Rosemary refused to get a job.
Since Rex is not being sensible with the situation, and is acting poorly it creates a dysfunction in the family be-cause everyone is constantly fighting. Rex is also an alcoholic which leads too many family issues because when under the influence Rex does not act like himself and starts trouble with Rose. At one point the children witness their mom hanging out of a window and she claims that Rex has pushed her out, Rose states, “ He tried to kill me,” (Walls 72). The incident involving Rose and Rex getting physical creates a stir in the family because sides are being formed and depending on which side the kids believe in it creates tension for the whole family. Therefore, creating drama because arguments occur over the topic.
Also, Bob used to hang with the gang and start fights and problems. This shows that Bob died because he had bad parents. In conclusion, bad parenting at an early age or at any age can get your son or daughter killed. The deaths of Johnnycake, Dallas and Bob were caused by their parents because Bob was drunk on the day he was killed and his parents couldn’t look after him. Dallas father didn’t care about him at all and Johnny’s mother cared for him at the last
Therefore, Jeannette Walls’ owes her success to the hardships she had as a child. To begin, Rex Walls’ internal conflict comes from his inability to provide for his family. Being a father, Rex Walls has an obligation to look after his family and to make sure everyone is looked after. However, he spirals into alcoholism; recklessly spending money on liquor rather than on provisions that would help sustain his family. His compulsive spending on alcohol is, unfortunately, a major factor keeping the Walls family in a continuous cycle of impoverishment.
From his parents, he barely gained the warmth of being in a complete family. As Ponyboy said, “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clearly down at our house. He hates that worse than getting whipped…If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are” (Hinton P.12), we can clearly known that Johnny’s parents were extraordinarily violent to Johnny. Due to the charac- teristic of Johnny’s father, the hereditary gene of violence affected fixed some of Johnny’s personal- ity. Also, Johnny was only the one who serves as a vent to his parents’ anger.
He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him. In Roderick’s situation, he broke the trust between his sister and himself because he accidentally buried her alive. No matter the prior relationship with someone, no trust could ever be found after a situation like that. Later in the story, Madeline is able to escape from her coffin and seek her revenge upon her brother. Before she can get it though, Roderick dies of fear.