The lives of Sonny and Mabel are completely different, they were raised in completely different ways and in completely different places. “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin is about the life of a young man who is struggling with drug addiction; he has faced many challenges in his life. One of the many challenges he faces is what connects him to the main character of “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter”; both Mabel and Sonny experienced losing both their mother and their father while they were still fairly young. “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” by D.H. Lawrence is based on a young woman struggling to deal with the loss of her mother and father, she desires the love and affection of a man. Mabel’s mental state differs from Sonny’s who is very angry with the life he was given.
Among the many themes represented in the novel The Glass Castle, the most prominent is family hardship. Family hardship is when a family is going through severe suffering or privation. The Walls family represent the theme of family hardship because their parents weren’t caring enough for their children. This theme can be seen in the memoir written by Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle, the movie Running with Scissors and in the book No and Me. Family hardship makes a family stronger and closer to each other.
He can 't understand. He can 't help what he is… but for god 's sake have some respect! He 's a human being!” (Keyes 199). Outbursts such as this one have happened multiple times in the book, and show how angry he gets when he sees the mistreatment of other mentally ill people. Another trait would be his enthusiasm for learning.
Furthermore, family members were punished on one’s behalf to condemn the wrongdoer. A significant portion of this book displays his distant, antagonistic relationship with his family. The concept of family was unusual to him- Shin was separated from his father and brother for months at time, while his interaction
Therefore, Jeannette Walls’ owes her success to the hardships she had as a child. To begin, Rex Walls’ internal conflict comes from his inability to provide for his family. Being a father, Rex Walls has an obligation to look after his family and to make sure everyone is looked after. However, he spirals into alcoholism; recklessly spending money on liquor rather than on provisions that would help sustain his family. His compulsive spending on alcohol is, unfortunately, a major factor keeping the Walls family in a continuous cycle of impoverishment.
Just from the word bastard, the audience is able to understand the very judgmental life Hamilton faced since birth. His father’s rejection and abandonment left him with his dying mother, Rachel, which resulted in Hamilton becoming an orphan at the age of thirteen. Chernow also discusses how “Rachel, James Hamilton, and their children moved from Nevis to St. Croix, where Rachel had once been imprisoned for several months on charges of adultery, and how James Hamilton abandons Rachel and his natural children shortly after arrival, leaving young Alexander without a father figure” (Miltimore). After being left on his own, Hamilton faced many tragedies, but he was able to overcome them and accomplish many things. Since Hamilton 's mother had been charged with adultery, she was viewed as a whore.
Abuse, chaos and bitter love are some things that are clearly seen in the film The Glass Castle (2017), through the Walls family. In the book Jeannette Walls, sheds light on how her father was an alcoholic and how he “brought” the family down with him. Jeannette is the closest one to her father and truly connects to him, and goes along with everything he does. Rex’s alcoholism is a symbol for endurance and hardship and can be seen sporadically throughout the movie and book. In Destin Cretons film version we see the hardships and pains of a troubled growing family.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X written by Malcolm X and Silent Gesture by Tommie Smith both cover the same topics, racism, poverty, and injustice. However are these two books as alike as we think? While these books cover the same topics they experience and handle these problems in very different ways. First of all Malcolm X experiences racism and poverty at a very young age when his family and him were forced to move a countless amount of times and when his dad was inevitably shot. From that moment on his life was never the same.
“They are a highly dysfunctional and abusive family.” Growing up he had a rough relationship with his mother. They lived in poverty, food and money was scarce. Not only was his family struggling financially but also emotionally. His mom divorced his dad to go live with a man she had been
Camus already had severe lifestyle since he was a boy. His family’s extreme poverty affected his writing style and his views(Howard). During his year in highschool, severe attack of tuberculosis made Camus unable to continue his education(Howard). When Camus left the university, he ran into a world of political journalism which later influenced his writing. The Stranger by Camus was a portrayal of Camus’s absurd world view.