First, one of the challenges Dave Pelzer faced in his youth was finally being taken out of his mother’s house and put into foster care. In the beginning, he thinks that being a foster kid is going to be good but it took him a while to realize that it wasn’t what he dreamt it to be. Though he was away from abuse from his mother, foster care meant constant move for him. With all the moves he had to go through, he never really got the chance to fit in and become part of something. As soon as he felt like he was finally settling down, he left the family he was staying with.
He felt let down in his father, as he didn't arrest anyone or carry a gun, "And that disappointed me at times". David saw Wes as a great role model later when he realized what a challenge it was choosing between being a brother, sheriff and an employer to Marie. David starts to see his father in a different way because of the difficult situation he was in, evidence of this is shown when he "could appreciate the situation his father was in" therefore gaining respect for him. Unlike Wes, Frank was a negative role model to David. In Montana shows that David believed that Frank was the perfect "manly" role model until his true colours showed.
70 Raymond offers to the Guthrie brothers, which are a couple of young boys who are part of the novel, some money for helping him and his brother on the farm. Raymond considers the fact that the Guthrie boys did something for him, so he gives them recompense for their troubles. While his brother was just talking with Tom Guthrie, who is the Guthrie brothers’ father, and not even thinking about how to pay back the boys. This is clear evidence that Raymond is kinder than Harold since he thought about the boys while Harold didn’t. On the other hand, Harold is more observant than Raymond.
“He is a tree, a sheltering boulder. He is a protector of the weak.”(58-59) This quotation is used in John Updike’s “Oliver’s Evolution” to describe a man who is neglected and is not nurtured by those he cares about. As a child, Oliver is a neglected, problematic young boy, who encounters two near death experiences and is “born with in turned feet.”(5) Oliver is never able to get a break in life and turns into a rambunctious, undisciplined teenager who is never held accountable for his mistakes. Oliver never has much responsibility until “he married, which seemed like yet another mishap.”(48) At this moment in life, Oliver turned into the “protector of the weak”(59) due to that fact he finally has someone who looks to him for the guidance and care he has never been fortunate enough to receive. Oliver evolves from a neglected child into a reckless teenager, then the evolution takes a turn for the better and he becomes a man that can be depended upon.
It was difficult for George that Lennie was mentally challenged because he had to care for him. Lennie had no one so George felt obligated to be there for him even if it caused him not to have a normal life. George was always looking out for him and always tried to keep him out of trouble. He was related to him but knew him since they were young boys. They had to leave Weeds because a girl accused Lennie of
It was confusing to tell what he narrators true feelings were throughout the story, but I believed that he loved his brother. When his brother couldn’t walk and the narrator was kind of ashamed of him, he secretly started to try to teach him how to walk. The reason he started teaching him how to walk might have been selfish but I do think that he did care about
The speaker is reflecting the naively superior feelings of the older boys. The shared smile also hints at their close friendship, an intimacy which is craved by the younger brother but will be denied him because of the ""distance"" between the brothers. The childhood feeling of superiority is later regretted by the speaker, however. ""Looking back"" is used both literally to refer to the older boy checking on the progress of his younger brother to find his bus fare, as well as metaphorically suggesting a look back through
Holden feels depressed from the prior events in his family, and no longer has the desire to learn or strive to be successful. Holden feels distant from his family, and needs their loving care. After a rough childhood, Holden just needs someone, like Phoebe, there for him. He needs love and support from his family, and their sending him to boarding school to fend for himself is not a good idea. Holden can’t find a true friend in anyone, and he is trying to fill the hole that his brother’s death left in his life.
He need their trust and builds it one step at a time. Once they are friends, his is very loyal to them. Toothless communicates with facial expressions and body language because they need to work together if they are to both fly. Toothless is also very tolerant of Hiccup, as Hiccup is slow in learning. Steward (Hiccup’s father) Steward is the Viking chief of the village and he feels disappointed that his son is very different from “normal” Vikings.
When he was just an infant, his father was out searching for food to keep his family nurtured, and he never returned to his home. Tyson’s mother seems to think that he was run over by buffalo, but no one knows for sure. It is bad enough that Tyson is an only child, but he has practically lived his life without a father figure. Ever since Tyson has been old enough to fend for his mother and himself, he has taken responsibility as the “man of the family”. He cries himself to sleep each and every night because he has no one to look up to in his life.