throughout the book ethan doesn't have the confidence to stand up to zeena and tell her to stop being so mean and gloomy towards him and mattie all the time because he was scared that if he put his foot down he was going to cause him to lose mattie.Ethan in the end ended up losing mattie anyway because of the broken pickle dish. By ethan losing site of what was important and making wrong desicions this is what
Bone doesn’t have family support. One of the reasons why Bone doesn’t have a family support is that His stepdad abuses him, as he says“the nights he’d sneaked into my room and made me touch his d*** and suck on it” (pg. 195). Abuse leads to some psychological problems. The problem with Bone is that he is scared of his stepdad.
At home, he lived in fear of his mother and resented his father for not helping him. His siblings, at the insistence of his mother, often joined in abusing him. Dave Pelzer had every reason to develop into a product of nurture. After entering the foster care program, Dave Pelzer did not know how to behave in society. He defied his foster parents rules and go in trouble at school.
Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time. Chris saw his father as a liar and a hypocrite and he was never able to forgive his father. A recurrent theme in Chris' journal was a search for "truth", and he linked that search to the lack of truth he perceived in his family life. After graduating from college Chris felt the need to flee from his family and their expectations in order to seek the truth that he felt he had never experienced. To say that I grew up in a broken home growing up would be a gross misstatement.
Allies death was a major loss to Holden’s life, and because of his inability to cope, it led to his development of Clinical Depression. Due to the patients development of Clinical Depression he has been experiencing many symptoms, the major two includes loss of motivation and withdraws from society. Holden Caulfield has been kicked out of four schools because of his bad grades. He is a very smart boy but has trouble applying himself in social situations. At his last school, Pency Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, he failed four out of his five classes (10).
What a son of a b****,” I said under my breath, “to bring them to this.” Tears streamed from my selfish eyes over my selfish face. I sobbed, my fists clenched in shame. I wept for the guilt I had caused them to feel.” [Bell 158]. Crabbe is misled by his own pride thinking his parents will not care if he runs away but clearly they cared a lot leaving Crabbe in a pile of guilt. The teachers that have Crabbe in their class rooms are tough on him because they are preparing him for his adult life which is much different than his adolescent life.
Richard Rodriguez considered himself to be a bad student despite his academic success because of the change and separation of his family. He was ashamed of his parents lack of education because of their Mexican heritage. At a young age he began to correct his parents’ grammatical mistakes. A scholarship boy referred to someone who has been changed by their education that they are troubled to reminisce about their own past. Richard Rodriguez was a student who struggled to live
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. I studied him while interacting with his family and his wife seems distant from him and kind of scared to anger him. His children are also scared of him and his ten year old son seems to be angry with him and has barely any respect for him. His two year old daughter, though still a baby, seems scared of him too. He tries to talk to them normally but fails because of his past
He is of average intelligence but has a hard time with reading comprehension, which caused him to be held back a grade. At 16 he also falls into the same stage of Identity vs. Role confusion as Ponyboy. With parents that fight a lot and are alcoholics it seems like he was unable to learn any kind of coping skills and relies a lot on what other people tell him to do. His shyness and a social awkwardness lead to the question of abuse and PTSD; this belief is also substantiated as he has a scar on his check from being beaten by 5 grown men. Johnny also has frequent thoughts of suicide which could be due to depression, feeling unloved by his parents, socially undesirable, seeing himself as “out of place” even amongst friends, and that he internalizes that actions of others.
They both have problems in their lives that they have to deal with; however, they don’t do a good job at handling these situations, which causes them to be very discourteous and bad-mannered. Dwayne’s situation is that he has to deal with a pregnant girlfriend, but instead of helping her out and caring for her, he tries to force her to do everything he wants to do. Then, Russell Beckman’s problem is that he has a teacher that is mad at him for slacking off and being disruptive in class, but instead of listening to the teacher and doing his work, he decides to punch him and kidnap his kids. Evidently, both of them had poor personalities due to the poor choices they made. With Dwayne and Russell as examples, people’s characters and personalities are defined by the choices they make in