The book I’ve been reading is A Child Called “It,” by Dave Pelzer. Now that I’m further in this story, that’s based on a true story, it gives more detail what Dave was put through and it makes me sad just reading it. Words can’t describe the times he was put through and he will always have those horrid memories. Nothing will change the way he will think about his father and mother, neither of them cared for him, even though his father acted like he did. But he managed never to do anything about what was happening to his son. Dave tries to get stronger by the day, but it’s very difficult to do that when you have a mom like he does. I found the relationship between Dave and his father very interesting. At the beginning his father cared for him like no other and even by the middle of the story, Dave doesn’t know who his dad is anymore and it breaks his heart. He always looked up to his father, but now he doesn’t want anything to do with him. “I looked up at father, trying to call out to im. My thoughts were clear, but no sound escaped from my …show more content…
No kid, adult, even an animal should ever have to go through this. He has lost his strength and dignity and doesn’t know how to handle this anymore. He tries to fight back and beg, but it doesn’t work. It just keeps getting worse and worse and no one still hasn’t done anything to try and end this. He gets teased everyday, gets in trouble by teachers because he’s so hungry and steals food from other kids because he’s so desperate. All Dave wants is someone to love him like his mom used to.
All in all, Dave’s relationship with his father changes dramatically throughout this story and how he was treated by his mother gets worse by the day. Dave is petrified of his own mom and nothing will change that. Dave can’t handle it anymore and has tried everything but nothing is seeming to happen. No child should ever have to be put through this. Kids deserve to have a family to love and care for
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In the book A Child Called “it”, by Dave Pelzer, Catherine, Dave’s mother starves Dave as punishment. After the incident with burning David on top of a stove, Catherine resorted to other forms of abusive punishments like hitting him and starving him. I predict that Catherine will continue to abuse Dave until someone in his school recognizes his injuries. Throughout the book, Catherine has done so many abusive things to Dave with the proof of scars,marks,bruises and etcetera.
Being that his father was present throughout the situation, in the very beginning Dave saw his father as his potential super hero, someone who could stand up for him and pull him out of his misery. However, the father did not play the role of a hero and instead walked away and abandoned his
The audience is likely to be convinced by the author's rhetorical approach because she develops credibility since she has experience on how it feels not being able to connect with a parent but at the end of the day being able to perceive through the challenge and eventually getting along with her father and no longer seeing him as an adversary but more as an accomplice with her father. 2) The tone of the author is appropriate to the audience because she is enthusiastic about trying to get along with her father even though they are almost exact opposites. In the story you never hear the main character say you know what I give up on my father we are never going to get along I hate my life. No but what the main character does do is that she gets out of her way to try to have a deeper relationship with her father.
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