Carl is not fond of auntie Beryl because she is cold, rude and abrupt to almost everybody. Carl isn’t the most confident and mature boy, he is very awkward and shy. Early in the novel Carl is not confident, he is very shy and weak. Carl is like this because he didn’t know who his father was, his mother never pays any attention to him, and he never knows where she is which makes him worry a lot. Carl is often shifted to his Auntie Beryl’s house which she doesn’t treat him with respect or kindness.
Jimmy is a 49 year old single man.When speaking to Jimmy he stated that he has not had a good life and has always felt that he is unloved, worthless and displays low self estem. Jimmy was taken into care at the age of 4 and although was fostered to various homes this was never for long due to his challenging behaviour, resulting in him returning to the childrens home.Jimmy reported that he played traunt from school due to being bullied by his peers and therefore has limited education.At the age of 12 Jimmy was already consuming large ammounts of alcohol ,and shop lifting to fund this habit. Jimmy spent some time in prison , where he was diagnosed with having bipolar. Jimmy has spent most of his adult life in and out of prision , when out of prison Jimmy lived on the streets. The last 7 years Jimmy spent sleeping rough, while on the street Jimmy was knocked down by a car while intoxicated which resulted inJimmy breaking his hip and an admision into hospital.
‘Two years ago Stuart was living out of skips’ so this creates the image that his appearance won’t be socially acceptable, due to his inability to shower, shave and clean up properly. There was also another encounter that Masters was able to recall, and this was when he met Stuart for the first time when he was pressed in a doorway of a busy street. He was described by Masters to have ‘Pasty skin, green bomber jacket, broken gym shoes’ and was also said to have ‘several teeth missing’. This shows that Stuart was living the worst possible lifestyle as he was at the bottom of the homeless people and had little hope of gaining any social status in society due to his appearance, something which he was unable to improve due not having a stable income and anywhere to clean up. Furthermore as Stuart is said to have several teeth missing, this indicates to the reader that maybe he has been in some trouble in the past with people and the way that they have chosen to deal with the situation is to use their fists.
The parents Rex and Rose Mary both are unemployed most of the book and can’t provide for their children. In the book, Rex spends the money that he could be using to support his family on alcohol. Also Rose Mary proclaims many of times that he is done being a parent and wants people to take care of her from now on. This shows that Rose Mary is giving up on the children and wants the children to take of her instead. In this case, If parent licenses were implemented by now, Rose Mary would not pass because she shows lack of commitment throughout the book.
He doesn’t have any clue how to raise a child in a non-violent way. He thinks the only way to make a kid understand anything is through caressing with his clenched fist. He doesn’t care about his wife. The mother of the main character doesn’t have that much to say, compared to the father. In the text the main characters memory of her is a situation, and probably a quite normal situation for her, where she is crying.
Most films about addiction are about people struggling to manage their lives perilously falling into a pit of despair. They replace their sense of responsibility with abhorrent behavior that is regarded as dangerous by loved ones – forcing the character to reflect and choose between their new reckless life or the life they used to know. In Shame, Brandon’s (Michael Fassbender) behavior has never evoked such a confrontation because he’s never led a conventional life, nor has he had intimacy with anyone, so he’s never ha wholesomeness to have threatened, causing him to confront his state. No, instead Steve McQueen’s film is about a man who inherently hates himself – but having lately felt absolutely empty – quietly needing love and desperately seeking reform for his sexual indiscretions. Brandon is a secretive man – bounded as such by the shame that haunts him – feeling volatile for the first time in his life.
Zero's real name is Hector Zeroni, but he has been called Zero for most of his life. He has been homeless for most of his life, and his mother abandoned (or lost) him when he was still small. Zero has not had much of an education so he does not know how to read or write. Despite all the adversity that he has faced, Zero knows that he is smart and he has a sense of standing up for himself. At first he is presented as a strange character because he rarely speaks and always walks around with a scowl on his face.
In both Wingfield and Lear families, there was a lack of respect from children to parent. Goneril and Regan feigned their compassion for dear daddy up until the point where he relinquished his power and wealth to them. Then he had become obsolete and was no longer worth paying lip service to. On the Wingfield side, Tom was chained to the household by his sense of duty to the family. He neither had respect for his mother nor did he attempt to mask it up.
Activity #1: Diagnosis John Nash's antisocial behaviour was clear from the very beginning of the movie where we notice him seated alone and not speaking to anyone. As the movie develops he is hardly seen associating himself with people other than his roommate who he relies on and to who he states that "the truth is I don't like people much, and they don't much like me." Abnormal behaviour John displays is where he starts to believe he had been hired for a top-secret government mission, even though he hadn't. These delusions often led him to ramble on about things that no one could understood. Disorganized speech is another symptom of schizophrenia which he displayed frequently.
The small family doesn’t seem to have a lot of money, since the mother works most of the day, but this does not seem to bother the narrator as he does not mention it at all. The boy and the mother do not speak with each other at all until the third page and when they finally speak, they do not speak a lot. They seem to have a bad relationship and it does not seem like he trusts his own mother as he says on the first page “It’s probably bullshit, with her you can never tell.” The mother also has a boyfriend, Dan, who the narrator does not seem close with as he would leave the house and go over to his friend Mark’s house every time Dan would come by which would be every weekend. The mother also does not want the narrator to be together with Dan as she says on page three ““Why aren’t you at school?” “It’s Saturday.” “Oh, you can’t be here tonight then.”” The narrator also has his struggles in school. He does not like his classmates and he struggles with almost every subject except art, as he says himself on page two and three “The only praise I’d ever received was in art class.