In Gacy’s early life he was the victim of his father’s scorn being beaten constantly by his father with a razor strop. A couple instances know would be when he stole a truck when he was 6 and his father beat him for it, one other told instance of abuse was when John and another boy were accused of molesting a little girl where his father again beat him with his trusty strop. However it wasn’t just physical abuse he was given his father also emotionally abused him calling him a failure telling him he was dumb and stupid. Gacy was an ill boy born with a heart defect leading him to be hospitalized most of his life from ages 14 to 18, where his father accused him of faking everything. The abuse was so bad that when Gacy was molested by a family friend he suffered in silence.
The disrespect the Duvitch family faces from their so-called “neighbourly” acquaintances cease when the roles are reversed and Andy and Tom’s father is angry at his children. The intolerance began when “Tom and [Andy], Philistines like [their] friends, ignored the Duvitch boys” (5). It escalated when the pair of children discussed an evil plan to poison the future meals of the Duvitches, when “without considering further, [Andy] dropped the cake of soap into the tub of fish.” (6). Moreover, the children (and the reader) feel the familiar wrath when their father angrily tell them how “in certain primitive communities the sort of stunt [they]’ve pulled would be punishable by death” (6). After this final bout of anger, the Duvitches are welcomed into the community with a little help, seen in the end of the
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
One event in which Louie shows his defiance is in childhood, where he is shown as being rebellious, incorrigible, and troublesome. In the book, it says, “to get even with a railcar conductor who wouldn’t stop for him, Louie greased the rails...when a teacher made him stand in a corner for spitballing, he deflated her car with toothpicks.” (pg. 7) This shows defiance because Louie never followed the rules and was always seeking revenge, proving that he is defiant. Another part in the book where Louie shows this trait is when he finishes running the 5,000 meter race at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. “Studying the building, Louie spotted a small Nazi flag near the doors...it would make a swell souvenir, and it looked easy to reach...taking one last lunge for the flag, Louie snagged the edge and fell to the pavement, tearing the banner down with him, then scrambled to his feet and ran like mad...the Germans gave him the flag and let him go.” (pg.
In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator is static and stays selfish throughout the entire story. In the beginning of the story, the narrator finds out his brother isn’t “normal” so he threatens and brainstorms ways to kill him; “It was bad enough having an invalid brother… so I began to make plans to kill him.” The narrator was so self centered and couldn’t handle not getting the “normal” brother he wanted, he was going to end his life. In the middle of the story, the narrator says, “ I was so embarrassed at having a brother who couldn’t walk so I set out to teach him.” He only wanted to teach him to walk for himself, he didn’t even care how hard it would be for his brother or if he wanted to walk. Although when
The book The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D Salinger, is about a boy named Holden. He was kicked out of a school named Pencey Prep. After he got kicked out of school he couldn’t go home because his parents would be mad at him. So throughout his adventure he met people that where phonies but not everyone he met was a phony. He doesn’t like people that were are phonies because he always ended up lying to them about something.
He gets thrown into fights and gets bullied often by other kids, “I don’t like mexicans . You hear Mex?”(100) He is seen as a bully himself no matter how innocent he may be, “The mexican kid got into a fight and beat up a couple of our boys…” (133) Many times in the narrative; he wonders if he was really expelled or sent home for the day. There is always a little spark of hope in him that he might not have to disappoint his parents but then gets demolished once he realizes that won’t happen. “ Maybe they didn’t throw me out? Sure they
When Craig was little he was caught by a bus driver drawing a naked woman. Craig's parents found out about this incident, and his parents told him that lust was bad. As Craig kept drawing throughout his adolescence, he confronts his minister about wanting to use his drawing ability to worship God in his own way. The minister quickly turns him down, and suggests that he should sing instead. That night he decided to burn all the drawings he had, "I wanted to burn everything I'd ever drawn" (Thompson 57).
Only after his move to New Jersey did Baldwin begin to understand why his father’s hatred towards the whites was so great. He came to realize why his father was consumed with anger and rage, why he pushed his beliefs on his children so much that they began to hate him. He was only preparing them for the real world. That move made Baldwin begin to understand his father, made him become like his father. During his stay in New Jersey, he practically became his father and what he realized was that his father had so much anger and hatred inside of him that it consumed him and ended his life; he realized that that was not how he wanted his life to end.
When he found out that Karen had passed away, Conrad went into chaos mode. He went through the doctor’s office knocking things off the shelves showing the violence of the situation. All the family could have used the method of state. The Jarrett family went entirely under stress mode when they found out about their son in the awful boating accident. They had very poor communications skills after the death, because they were all extremely upset.
Their father is furious with this because he is a Loyalist. One day when Tim and Sam were working, Sam asks Tim if he will help him steal one of their father’s guns. Tim refuses and says it’s a bad idea and then Sam backs away. Later sam and his father are talking about Sam’s decision and how Mr. Meeker is so against his decision. The argument gets so bad that Sam runs
The school year progresses and Kenny keeps us up to speed on the highlights, which mostly involve Byron getting into trouble. He beats up Larry Dunn, he sets things on fire, he kills a bird with a cookie (no, we 're not kidding) and then gets really upset about it. At this point, we 're all a little confused about what exactly is going on with this kid, and Momma and Dad are pretty frustrated. Then Byron gets his hair chemically straightened without permission (in the Watson family this is a big no no, so dad shaves Byron 's head ball, and that is the last straw.
This causes sadness in Harry, leading him to get in a fight with Craig Randall over the snide comments made about the house, "even though I [Harry] agreed with every word." This exchange shows how Harry must face the challenge of whether to go along with what everyone else says, or defend his family 's honour. Another example of the challenges faced through growing up from childhood to adolescence is of Harry 's classmate Johnny Barlow. Johnny’s family consists of a drunk father and a brother who has ended in jail many times, leading to the people in the town thinking that Johnny himself is, “Good for nothing.” Due to all the gossiping, Johnny feels that he must leave the town temporarily for he feels alone and disconnected. However, the gossiping about the growing youth extends to such a state that Harry, after listening to all the ugly little voices of the town, decides that he, “wants to run away too, just like