Likewise, the hardships Tom had to endure as a child toughened his soul and sharpened his mind. Abandoned by his alcoholic father, Tom lived in “a miserable tworoom tenement” (Anderson 650) with his mom and siblings. The situation went from bad to worse when his mother passed away, leaving her little children uncared for. Tom, who was just 10 years old at that time, forced himself to overcome grief and to hold himself together for the sake of his siblings. He even shoved his father off in the funeral of his mother and worked arduously to fend for his family.
He attributes this to the increased responsibility of having his own home, and the fact that there was no one there to turn things off or protect the house from intruders after he and his wife have gone to work. Although initially he was satisfied with a quick glance at all the appliances, over time his checking behaviour became more complex and time consuming. With the births of his children his fears worsened again, so that whenever he tried to sleep he had images of his young children being caught in a fire, or being stolen from their beds. And so he returned to check the stove and the window for a second, third or fourth time, until gradually he felt he had no control over his checking behaviour at all. When ever Michael leaves his house, and before he goes to bad at night, he is plagued with doubts that he has not switched of electrical appliances and locked the doors and windows.
Kurt’s parents divorced when he was 8 and this had a great effect on his life. He became withdrawn and secretive. To cope with depression from the divorce his mother developed a significant drug dependency and Kurt was neglected. He spent less time with his father who worked at the lumber yard but
By reading about their life experience, we can see how different their lives were in Family structure, the kind of teachers they had and the families they grew up in, and how all these factors affected their lives in different ways. One-way that family structure was different for Gregory and Wilkin’s was father figures. Gregory did not have a father in his life; therefore, this meant he had to get a job at an early age to help his family. Gregory also had a working mother that was never home, had five other siblings living with him in the house so this meant he had to share everything from clothes to the bed he sleep in. In addition, he lived in an old house where the heat never works this meant that Gregory was always getting sick.
He started to perform badly at school and so, he decides to follow his sister’s steps and leave the house. However, he has nowhere to go, so he’s forced, suffering, onto the streets. With a sleeping bag, and £150 of savings of saving, he decides to travel to London. After his arrival to London, hoping for a fresh start, finding an apartment and a job were Link’s priorities. He finds an apartment advertisement with a negotiable rent, but after being bullied he is forced to take the apartment for a high price for 2 weeks leaving him with only 2/3 of his money.
had a lot of experience living on a fabecause of her dad Munro grew up in the 1930's, the era of the great depression. Men were typically the providers of the home, while the women took care of the house. Women were never seen working outside of the house because if they did, then they were frowned upon for "stealing the jobs from those who need it most" who were the men. Like Munro, the girl in "Boys and Girls" also grew up during that era. TIn the story "Boys and Girls" the girl in the story also grew u Darkness would be the great depression dark
Christopher has many behavior problems. His mathematical and logical intelligence, causes him behavior problems that are often hard not only for him to deal with, but also his parents. Christopher finds it very easy to avoid these problems expressing that he doesn't like " being touched ", or " eating yellow things or brown things and refusing to touch yellow things or brown things ". Christopher's problems produce a lot of stress on both of his parents, much more to his mother who left Christopher and his father , as she was not able to support his son being different. Christopher's problems required special attention of his father who has to cook his meals which involved his eating habits, clean his clothes, look after him on weekends and when he gets sick or into trouble.
He was diagnosed with Dyslexia and was held back in the first grade because of how much he struggled with schoolwork. Kip was constantly bullied throughout his schooling, and upon entering high school he felt as though many were against him. He admitted in his journals that he had thoughts of killing these people, but that hope kept him from doing so. Kip’s theories about how he was perceived led him to become angry and
It has been said that work can cause a lot of stress on everyone, what do you expect when both men and women are working, raising a family and going to school. In previous generations this was not an issue fathers were known as the bread winners and the mothers stayed home to raise the children and do the house work, but that was before the economy got so bad and a lot of people needed two incomes just to make ends meet. Now both mothers and fathers have to work to provide for their family and this has caused the children to suffer, it is a known fact that younger children need their parent(s) around a lot between birth and around age 5 when they start school, so that the parents can care for them and give them the love and support that they need at such a young age. In recent years women have started to rethink when they should have children only because if they have children they are limited to what they can do both at home and work. If they are college students or even if they just want to continue their education or even pursue a new career they would find it very difficult, having a family or even children is difficult.
He increases confidence a lot. After graduation from the university, he applies to teach in an elementary school. But because of his strange behaviour, almost all the schools refuse him. He feels disappointment once again. One day, when a school says “no” firmly like others, he suddenly remembers the encourages that the principle gives to