A Child Called “It” Throughout the book “A Child Called It” by Dave Pelzer, we come to learn, the main character, David suffers from child abuse. He receives this abuse from his mother. An emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother who hates him. She plays torturous, unpredictable games that left him nearly dead. Not only that, but she also physically & mentally abuses him.
A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer “I focused all of my attention on Mother’s face. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a blurred object fly from her hand. A sharp pain erupted from just above my stomach. I tried to remain standing, but my legs gave out, and my world turned black. Mother had stabbed me.” A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer is an intense, heart wrenching novel about dave himself, and the struggle he went through as a child to try and stay alive through all of the harsh beatings and punishments that his drunken and abusive mother had given him for no diserving reason.
‘A Child Called “IT”’ By David Pelzer Abnormal Psychology Professor Sheeley February 9, 2014 ‘A Child Called It’ chronicles the harrowing tale of Mr. Pelzer’s experiences in one of the worst documented child abuse cases in the state of California. David recounts the heartbreaking abuses and torturous ‘games’ he suffered at the hands of his mentally unstable, alcoholic mother. The book is written from David’s perspective as a young child. He narrates in detail the ‘games’ his mother invented to torture him, and his feelings of sadness, disappointment, and heartbreak that ensued. David was the second child of five to Stephen and Catherine Pelzer.
Although Marie has a serious cold, she also uses her weak voice to protest being checked by Uncle Hayden alone. From these few words, readers can feel the intense fear and panic from Marie and know that Uncle Hayden is an indecent rapist. Besides, by the end of Chapter 1, I really confuse about the Mr. Hayden`s attitude. After David`s mother tells this father all the things, he waits for his father to explode, but, instead, his father said as quietly as before: “Why are you telling me this?” (36:4). Although I know that Dr. Hayden is David`s father`s brother, I consider that in front of justice and brother`s relationship, I will prefer to choose justice.
He held one of his wives at gunpoint, and beat his wives often, one instance even being during the week of peace. Him being abusive caused him and his wives not to be as close, as they feared him. When Ikemafuna was stabbed in the back by a machete, he yelled out to Okonkwo to save him but in fear of looking weak (which comes from his issues with his father) in front of his friends he finished off Ikemafuna. When Okonkwo killed Ikemafuna, it had a negative effect on his family and in the long run lead to his alienation from them. Not only did Okonkwo’s outbursts lead to his alienation from his family, but also from his community.
She once told her brother that she thought that the devil was inside her. After Andrea Yates’ dad pasted away, her condition worsened and she had a new diagnosis which was schizophrenia. Later on in jail Andrea Yates was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When Andrea Yates murdered her children she drowns them in a bath tub one by one. She held the children under the water until they stopped fighting.
In the book, Candle in the Wind by Maureen Wartski, “revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.” Because with all the tension and hatred after Harris’ death, Terri had to deal with a lot of anger issues and excruciating pain in her heart, so her actions are considered appropriate. The loss of Terri’s brother inflicted a lot of grief and anger for her. “I will hate Rodney Waring till I die.” (p.126) Terri’s loss has left her feeling an emptiness that is filled with hate. She uses her notebook to express her feelings because she realized that hate will suffocate her if she doesn’t express in any kind of way. Terri used to be a joyous person until Harris succumbed.“Until the night Harris died, I love the sound of rain.” “Now I hate
The real phase of disclosure comes when Bone gets drunk at Aunt Ruth’s funeral. As Bone is going to the bathroom, Aunt Raylene walks in and startles her; she falls to the floor and her bloody underwear catch Raylene’s eye. Raylene pulls Bone into a bedroom and calls Uncle Earle to come look at the bruises and underwear all while Bone begs for her to stop. The disclosure of Bone’s abuse leads to her uncles beating Glen and him being put in the hospital. Another form of disclosure is the disturbing fantasies that Reese and Bone share, when Bone notices Reese’s obsession with violent sexuality she realizes that Reese was probably the victim of Glen’s sexual abuse too.
This is the unthinkable and unbelievable third worst child abuse case ever reported in the state of California. This is about a young child who is a “prisoner of war” in his own home. It shows his terror, depletion, isolation, torture, fury, and his hope and will to exist and his journey through the dark insanity of his mother's rage. Dave lived in a world of torture, hungrier, and brutality from a small child until he was saved at age 12 by the boldness of school personnel. Dave
Next, she is in denial she still believes that john proctor still loves her that he still cares for her. She says this in a creepy tone, “You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it, you love me yet” (146). Her morals are all confused not caring for the sins that she has committed is the exact opposite of hoe they raised their children something is just wrong. Lastly, she is willing to kill anybody who stands between her especially Goody Proctor, John Proctors wife; also the other girls that she leads in a messed up cult. She says this as if she were the reaper herself, “let either of you breathe a word, or an edge of a word, about the other things and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and pierce you” (144).