This was resonant to Richard, “I found myself lying in bed, screaming, determined to run away, tussling with my mother and father who were trying to keep me still. I was lost in a fog of fear” (Wright 7). This means that from the ineffable beatings from his parents, Richard was having severe flashbacks, affecting his mental health. In conclusion, the beatings from his parents has caused Richard to get harsh flashbacks. The second incident is after Richard’s provocative uncle, Uncle Tom, moves in with him.
This connects to the theme by showing age can have an impact on somebody. As I kept reading, in the middle of the book RIchard Perry and his other soldier and friends who were older, began to get injured and killed in action from the war. Another quote from the book shows that Richard was happy that he hasn’t severly injured anyone or killed anyone else, “I’m not a killer,” I said. He looked at me and smiled. I hated him saying that.
I knew this man. Richer Turner was very well-known, because students often saw him on campus, including me. His sudden death brought heavy hearts and melancholy to many other students and me. However, my initial impression of Richard Turner was not positive. Now, his death traced me back to the first semester of my college life, when I started to know who he was.
Would Richard risk that? Richard III is thought of as an ideal knight by many people (Ross, The princes in the tower). Henry VII also wanted to be king. The only way Henry VII could become king was for the princes to disappear. Henry was third in line to claim heir to the throne.
Harry has failed as a patriarchal figure. Though he taught Dexter to defend his “Dark Passenger” by targeting those whom law has failed to punish yet, but after seeing Dexter’s first victim who had been mutilated and butchered, Harry could not live with himself and in the end he committed suicide. He has failed as a father and a patriarch.
His family was large and very religious. His mother was strict about her beliefs and had no tolerance for the use of any drugs or alcohol. When he was six years old his father died. Richard began to act more like a toddler than a 2nd grader at school. He was spoiled by his older sisters but was sown no love from his widowed mother.
Everyone is born with the capability to do evil, however, the events and environment in our lives shape our psyche to such an irrefutably extreme extent that they define our character and our conscience, redefining what we see as right and wrong. Perry is very sensitive by nature due to his family’s troubles and his father’s behavior. The pressure that Perry feels to impress Dick, who he makes into a faux father figure, combined with the weight of his past push him to the breaking point which happens to be the Clutter murders. Perry was bound by his experience, he could never fully escape the horrors of his childhood as they were the limits of his apprehension. Regardless of Perry’s traumatic childhood, justice must be equally upheld to everyone, despite the differences in the ways we were raised.
However, Perry does show that he is concerned when Dick tries to rape her. Perry tells Dick, “ But you’ll have to kill me first” and “Now that’s something I despise (243)”. Perry is exemplifying the principles of right and wrong by taking the right side. He is against Dick raping Nancy and is even willing to risk his life for her. This shows that Perry is not evil because an evil person is someone who is not concerned with the principles of right and wrong and lack any type of empathy.
The author says, “And he was always quietly arrayed” (5). The author is simply saying Richard is always well dressed. One can assume that Richard did not dress normally in t-shirts and jeans. Richard wore nice clothes like suits. He would always dress to impress.
The other men would always laugh and joke at the priest but Henry never did. Although it doesn’t make him instantly religious, it does seem that Henry keeps the thought of religion in the back of his head. This is just the beginning of Henry changing, and at this point, he has no clue he is even changing. Next he meets Catherine. From Catherine, Henry learns how to love and to be loved.