Scout originally did not have the skill to empathize, but thanks to Atticus, earns it. Had Scout not honed in on this skill, the end of the book, and the message would have been affected. Bob Ewell is a very unempathetic man and did not teach his children the skill. Bob Ewell is so unempathetic, that in fact in the novel, he was referred to as a low down skunk. His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well.
I thought he is the youngest so I let him play first. A few moments later when I wasn’t looking, the younger boy’s back was punched by the older boy. I think/feel: • I did not have time to patiently listen to their story as I was rushing to my next lesson. • I did not look for witnesses or think carefully of the consequence of my judgement and thoughtlessly judged that the younger boy was innocent because of his age and his tears. • I felt very sorry for both of the children although the older one made an inappropriate act of revenge.
Over the years he has set his life to a particular pattern by ignoring everyone and not putting time into them, over the years this has stacked up and has turned into an everyday exercise, ignoring and judging people in a negative way became a natural reaction to him. When Marley’s ghost confronted him, he was a bit uncertain of what to expect and thought that it might be a hoax, so when the first ghost came he was shocked but try to show no emotion as this because this is what he normally does, but when he was taken though his childhood memories and seeing all of his school friends, unconsciously Scrooge could not contain himself, and as the spirit of Christmas past asked him questions like “Do you remember where we are?” or “Do you know who this is?” Scrooge could not hold back and went on about all the adventures he used to go on. This started to warm his frozen heart and let some
The Stone Boy Isolated by his family, betrayed by the community, and silenced by an accident, Arnold Curwing a child, shot his brother by mistake and his actions touched everyone. In the short story "The Stone Boy" Gina Berriault, walks us through a twenty four hour period of Arnold's toughest time, not the death of his brother, but the neglection by his family and community. What started as a good day for Arnold ended with his world shattered, with him having to grow up. Abandonment is one of the important themes surrounding Arnold in this story. It is first shown through the major scene in the story, the death of Eugie.
This paper displays fear, shame and most of all guilt. Humans tend to do a lot of things rational or irrational, we don’t alway have a reason for those things. In “The Man In The Well” the kids didn’t help the man or get help they simply kept the secret between them. There was no legit logic or explanation as to why they didn’t help him, they just didn’t. “ I was nine when I discovered a man in an abandoned farm-lot near my house” (1).
Growing up he always kept to himself and made himself distant from his family. An author from the VT review panel discovered early warning signs of Cho’s strange behavior. They wrote: Cho’s early development was characterized by physical illness and inordinate shyness. Even as a young boy, Cho preferred not to speak, a situation that worried and frustrated his parents. He was ostracized by some peers, though he did not discuss this with his family.
The protagonist in this story is Torey Adams, and high school football player who, according to some people, have a perfect life. One day, one of Torey’s peers, Christopher Creed, goes missing without any notice and the entire town goes insane with spreading rumors as to whether Creed had run away, committed suicide, or been murdered. Before creed had disappeared, he was never really talked to. Most people made fun of him, or beat him up for no reason at all. Plum-Ucci suggests that bullying can affect somebody’s life and their actions.
He tells stories and sometimes these stories are about things he should not have a way of knowing. Unfortunately for Thomas, no one wants to hear his stories so they have set him outside the group, they ignore him. Victor and Thomas were friends as boys but as they grew older Victor left Thomas behind and fell in with the group. Once Thomas even beat Victor, badly, in a drunken fit, for no reason. All the other boys stood around and watched.
No one on the reservation knew exactly why Victor would act this way and most thought it was for no reason at all. Thomas told Victor a story which predicted his father was unhappy and he was going to abandon Victor and his mom. The Beating happened sometime after Victor’s father had left. Since the incident they haven’t spoken and have led separate lives up until the death of Victor’s Father. With the death of Victor’s father, does this spark a new reunion, enable forgiveness and evoke a better understanding between the two?
Also after Fred was charged for molesting a teenage girl when he was 19 he was disowned by his mother. This could have also lowered his impressions and respect towards women. Overall we feel it is quite shocking that Fred comes under all four models of abuse. We believe this is because most of his life he lived on a remote farm, where the norm was to abuse, therefore he grew up his whole life believing that this is how everyone behaves, as he didn’t have any interactions with many people other than his family. The fact that he left school at 15 years of age also didn’t help his behaviour as he got older, due to a lack of positive influences from peers and limited