As I watched the documentary “Road Beyond Abuse,” I experienced a whirlwind of emotions. From disgusted and disappointed to impressed and joyful, I felt it all. It truly disturbed me to hear about the experiences both Michael McCain and Johnnetta McSwain endured. I was disgusted that no one protected these innocent children from being verbally abused, beaten, raped, and left to fend for themselves. It was shocking to hear that these children withstood this amount of abuse from their family members until they were teenagers.
Although my father’s addiction might not have made the best childhood, he did show me the kind of person I did not want to be. Growing up with an alcoholic dad showed me the damage that addiction has not only on the individual, but also on the people around. I have seen my mother cry because my dad would rather get drunk than spend time with us. I have seen my father unable to walk or talk. When my dad is drunk, he is a completely different person, short-temper and
The Walls kids were raised figuring out how to be free. As a result of their alcoholic father, Rex they didn't have advantages that most other children have. The Walls children didn't have two star role models in their lives to help them blossom, however Rex did do what he could to make their life more radiant although more times than others he failed. For example, Rex would show up to church drunk, and degrade the people’s religion all while making the kids and his wife Rose feel embarrassed and ashamed. I'm sure he didn't mean to have them feel that way but it was just who he was, a lousy
We'll forget it if you win, or if you don't.” This part of the book is clearly showing that violence can sometimes do nothing for your situation, which defeats the purpose of violence. The rumble in the story was intended to help make them even. But as you see, it still didn’t make a difference. Although the greasers might be happy temporarily that they ‘beaten’ their enemies, but it doesn’t change the fact that their in the middle class and that they aren’t an asset to
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
For example, the documentary quotes “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it” (George Orwell). Boys do tend to make sure that the public does not know the real person inside of them. Personally as a victim of this situation, when I was in middle school and throughout high school, I used to get bullied a lot. This led me to being the kid that wore the same clothing every day and not having that many friends. This inclined a social problem and hence, I did not talk to a lot of other kids during my adolescence.
I don 't know if she knew how much that affected me, but because of those few words I was so self-conscious I never cut my hair short, or let anyone see my scars even if they asked. I shouldn´t have to feel ashamed of something that saved my life, but because it made me different I was bullied by several people I thought were my friends. ¨If we could´nt feel hate how would we know what love is¨, this is a quote I found interesting, it made me wonder what it would be like if there was only love, most of our worlds history would change because lets face it almost all of our history is war and
I even had one person come up to me and say something like, “it sounds like you’re having a rough day, but we don’t want to hear about it.”. I did see one group of people laughing after looking at me, which I take as a negative reaction. I only observed negative reactions to my violation of a social norm. 4. How did you feel when violating this norm?
Basketball Time we used to go I would end up crying sooner or later it was never a time we did not go where I didn 't. I used to cry because I would think the stuff was too hard. Which it would be.but me being a kid. I never wanted to I thought he was just being mean and punishing me. But he wasn 't he was just trying to make me better.
I didn’t tell anyone for a while. Not my teachers, siblings, or even my family. My parents still don’t even know. My other friends at that time never really understood that I was getting bullied but that’s because I didn’t tell them either. It was really complicated because whenever someone saw that I was down and they asked if anything was wrong, I would act like nothing had happened the rest of the day but inside, only I knew that I was being bullied in the sixth grade.
Think about it, not all outsiders want to be, well, outsiders. A majority of them have a physical or mental illnesses that cause them to be outsider. Just because someone is in the dark, like outsiders, doesn’t mean they don’t care what others think. A lot of, so called geek or nerds, honestly would love to be noticed. So, typically, outsiders dress to impress the popular crowd.
This event dramatically changed my persona, how I view things and how I view myself as a whole. After this I grew so much anger towards my parents it made me say things to them I wish I could take back, but necessary to get out of my body at the time. I felt like they violated my freedom and human rights by putting me in a situation I wasn 't even asked if I wanted to be part of. I felt betrayed and miserable. I think this event changed how I see myself as well, I see myself really different from what other people see.
Secondly people need to not look at these as more of a warning. It 's not a felony charge, you are not going to go to jail or prison for it. Frank Trippett believes that we need to get rid of the minor charges because it puts you in a category with other people that are like repeat offenders. But if we did not have the consequences we do what is stopping these people from doing these things and before you know it, our country is going to be a wreck. Law and rules are put into effect for the betterment of mankind that is why we need to have people obeying them and learning from them at all
They didn’t like anything that was related to the government. This caused them to put their children through trauma, but without them even knowing it. These kids have experienced so much at such a little age, they don’t know how to feel. Or if it is right or wrong. This is the outcome of how Jeannette’s parents were raised as
Staples describes what his first encounter with someone who was afraid of him was like. He states that he was shocked and embarrassed that someone would think he could be capable of doing wrong when he couldn’t even hurt an animal. Staples goes on to describe the first year he was away from home, stating that he became acquainted with the actions that the color of his skin caused, although it was never pleasant to him. He explains that most of the people that are afraid of him are women. Staples acknowledges that he can’t so much as blame them because he is aware of the violence toward women.