School has become his only escape from his living nightmare and horrid home environment. His mother begins to deny him food, forcing David to steal the other children’s lunches at school. David is often caught doing so, thus making his mother even more infuriated; as well as setting David up for relentless bullying from his classmates. By the first grade, David had become an outsider to his own family. He was no longer allowed to eat meals alongside his family, play with his brothers, watch television, leave the house, or look at or speak to anyone.
After a few years he is caught by officials and serves time in prison, where he befriends Diego Delgado who teaches him about the cocaine industry. This takes his career to a new level. As his life spends out of control, George finds out that living a life full of drugs and money is not all its cracked up to be. During his childhood years in New England, Massachusetts George Jung watched his father, a small business owner, struggle to make ends meet and satisfy his mother. George looked up to his father calling him his hero.
Beyond schooling he held very few jobs and preferred to claim unemployment benefits to provide means for an income. He was eventually committed to Boys Town, a juvenile detention facility, by his mother who found him difficult to manage. His father Ken, with whom he never shared a close relationship, left the household in 1981, leaving Travers as the head of the family. Finding it difficult to support the family, Travers relied on crime to provide food, stealing animals such as chickens and ducks from nearby households for food. The health of Travers' mother eventually deteriorated, and he and his siblings were sent to live with foster families whilst she was hospitalised.
The hatred he has for his father was bottled up inside him and the trigger was when his mother died. To cope with everything he turned to drinking, as probably his father did as well, and involuntarily fell into his father footsteps. His father lived poor and his parents abandoned him forcing him to be homeless and fend for himself at a young age he was never told this until his mother died because she had promised never to tell his story because he wanted to keep his honor. His hatred for his father faded a bit but never forgave him for beating his mother and being the cause of her death. He hates that he became like his father, an alcoholic, he wants to stop and be better for his family and instead of following in his father’s footsteps he wants to be better and make his own.
At 14, Capone started a fist fight with a teacher, was expelled, and never returned to school again. He ruled with a fist few crossed him for the fear of their life. Unemployed people did not care that the money he gave them was made illegally, to them money was money. Capone also supplied booze to the poor. Throughout the Depression, Capone helped people struggle through the tough times by supplying them with food, money, clothing and alcohol.
When Ricky’s coach realized he couldn’t read or write his college scholarships went out the window. Realizing this, Ricky dropped out of high school and ended up at a youth center were his long time friend and teacher Henry Corrales turned him on to cocaine. Ricky said, “I looked up to the man.”(Dark Alliance) And before
Shortly thereafter, Lucille Hendrix died of tuberculosis. Jimi did not attend her funeral because his father would not allow it and he had no way to get there. Unfortunately financial problems caused the brothers to be separated. Joseph was adopted and Leon was in and out of foster homes. As
By the end of 8th grade he was no longer attending school because he had fell to far behind. Tristan by 8th grade was completely enmeshed with his mother and she was now enabling him by making excuses for him about his father’s abandonment. Tristan’s father was unaware of everything because he was dealing with his alcoholic girlfriend at his house. Tristan’s mother believe he was acting out due to his father choosing his girlfriend over him. Madison also thought it was due to hormones and allowed the behavior to continue.
Miguel Castana, the antagonist in We Were Here, is sent to juvinile hall because of the very bad thing he did. His mom could not even look him in the eyes when she delivered him to the institution. The judge sentenced him to three days in juvinlie hall and one year in a group home. While he was spending time in juvinile hall, he was supposed to be writing journal entries about his experience. Well he met Rondell, but that's not that much of an honor because he cant read, and he is way bigger than Miguel.
She began to shut herself from her husband and most importantly, her son. The mother-son relationship has clearly died off. The lack of communication between Beth and Conrad affected Conrad in many ways. Beth’s cold attitude towards Conrad leads to his anger and how he wants to be left alone from everyone, including his father. Beth shuts out Cal from showing her real emotions on her favorite son’s accidental death, and lack of communication with Conrad brings the Jarrett family into an interpersonally distant family.