In the beginning, Leo is put in a special class because he’s “slower than the rest.” He had no friends and he saw no way to be happy. In paragraph number 5 in of Slower Than the Rest it says “Leo had been separated from the rest of his classmates and placed in a room with other children who were as slow he. Leo thought he’d never get over it. He saw no way to be happy but Charlie took care of Leo’s happiness”. Also in paragraph 5 it says”Leo was slow in reading, slow in numbers,slow in understanding nearly everything that passed before him in class.
Homer dropped out of high school because he had trouble with algebra and taught himself trigonometry. Another struggle Homer Hickam had throughout the story was that he was bullied in school for being “stupid” or “dumb”. Another one of his struggles that he faced throughout the story was that no one believed in him especially his dad that wanted to work in the coal mine. So with all of those struggles it gets to him throughout the story. Also in October Sky, Homer
Teenagers will feel more anger and negativity about almost everything around them. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield’s life is a great example of negativity and anger. He had also experienced the injustice of fate - his brother died. On the night that his brother died, Holden broke all the windows in the garage with his own fists. After that day, Holden changed to a different person who is always full of anger and feels disgusted about the world.
However, Jem stops them from fighting and invites Walter home for lunch. Scout knows that the Cunningham's are very poor, but Atticus talks to Walter with much respect. Scout has difficulty understanding why he has to be respected when he is "just a Cunningham." One of the boys in her class, Burris Ewell, is extremely dirty. He comes the school only for one day a year and then stops attending.
Childhood Killing someone for something that happened 36 years ago as a child might sound absurd, but it might not be. In “The Utterly Perfect Murder” by Ray Bradbury, a man named Doug wakes up in the middle of the night to kill his childhood “friend”, Ralph. He does not know why it took him 36 years for it to come to him, but he decides that it needs to be done. So he gets on a train, leaving his family behind. However, when Doug arrives at Ralph’s house he decides not to kill him because of the physical and mental state Ralph has deteriorated to.
A couple days later, Johnny dies, but tells Ponyboy "Stay gold Ponyboy". Dally; a couple hours later gotten killed by the police from the anger of Johnny's death. Days after both Johnny and Dally die, Pony realizes that they were important in his life and that he feels empty without them and they're advice and support. Pony now doesn't have any close friends where he can just talk to about things. Although he has his brothers, he doesn't usually have positive conversations with them and he is afraid that they might do something and mess a certain situation.
Cipher in the Snow” is a short story in which Jean Mizer, the author, displays a heartbreaking story about the death of a lonely withdrawn teenager. Cliff Evans, Jean Mizer’s main character experiences being ridiculed by classmates, invisible to teachers, and mistreated at home. Then, on the way to school Cliff asks to get off the bus and collapses in the snow and dies. The Principal asks to the school’s math teacher to tell his parents and write the obituary, but he doesn’t even remember him even though he was listed as Cliff’s favorite teacher. Which makes the math teacher wonder if he didn’t die from a broken heart and that everyone was responsible in some way.
When we are first introduced to protagonist Ishmael Leseur he is seen to be extremely shy with almost no communication skills with his peers in school and is completely unable to defend himself against bullies. At the beginning of the novel Ishmael explains that he wasn't always like this, in fact Ishmael didn't know there anything ‘wrong’ with him until high school where Barry Bagsley began his torments against Ishmael. From the beginning of the book it is
In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is a peculiar character portrayed as a skeptic living in “a world of phonies” in circa 1950. These personality traits can be seen through his doubts of society as well as his way of thinking and acting toward others. He also demonstrates a lack of responsibility adding to his role as a slacker. Holden flunks out of school repeatedly and has no desire to confront his parents.
The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence. Gacy was so scared about what his father would do he chose to keep quiet. John Wayne Gacy was guilty of killing 33 people mostly teenage boys and burying them under his house. He got most of his victims by dressing up as pogo the clown. In conclusion I fully believe that that abuse and bullying have a lot to do with how a person reacts.
Eminem was so poor when he met the legendary Dr. Dre that he was wearing an ugly yellow tracksuit given to him by a sponsor. He apparently didn 't have money to buy any decent clothing. Dre apparently though Eminem looked like a banana. Number Four: Comatose Child. When Eminem was just nine years old, a bully at school beat him up so badly that he spend an entire week in a coma.
Sixth Grader Rob Horton is socially awkward, in the first chapter he explains that he stuffs all of his feelings into an imaginary suitcase and closes it. In addition to Rob being socially inept, Rob also has a rash on his legs that he constantly gets teased about. At school Rob’s principal thinks that Rob’s rash is contagious, so he sends Rob home. Rob and his father live at the Kentucky Star Motel in Lister, Florida. Rob is an outsider and doesn’t have any friends, until he meets the new girl Sistine.