At first when he was called to the office at his school he thought he was in trouble but his father was there to break the news about his mother. When he first found out he couldn’t believe that his mother was killed by a drunk driver and he was angry at his father and the drunk driver. But in time he learned to live with his dad and get along with him. So there are different ways of coping with the death of a parent, some people are withdrawn and don’t interact with anyone, while others are more apt to get help with their problems. I have learned that it’s not good to withdraw from activities and people and that it’s much better to be open about your feeling because there is always someone that is willing to listen to you and help.
“The Bluest Eyes” Topic Question: To what extent is Cholly to blame for his violence against his family? Which other people or circumstances may also be to blame? What is the novel’s position on blame? For the most part he is to blame for his violent acts towards his family. The way he comes home drunk to the core and can start a fight with his wife over nothing makes us wonders what kind of person he is and what has really gone on in his life.
Someone who blames everyone else for the consequences of their actions? Someone who doesn't own-up to their actions and try to make the situation better again? Cole is that 'someone'. He goes to the island mad at his parents because all the other times that he was in trouble with the law, his parents would pay the fees and get him out, however, this time, none of that happens. It was his mistake for beating up Peter anyways, yet he's mad at his parents and his lawyer because they didn't get him out.
He is very distant even from his family, his grandchildren don't like to visit him and they misbehave during the funeral. Walt also judges them without having into account that they are little kids and teenagers, he dislikes the way they dress and their attitudes. As for Walt's sons, my impression is that he feels like they are trying to send him to the old people's house to get rid of him and take over his belongings, the house and his beautiful car, the Gran Torino. Another issue that Walt has to face after the funeral is that Father Janovich is tries to talk with him in order to get him to confession, because he had promised Walt's wife he would do so after her passing away. This is very difficult to Walt because a younger man is talking him about life, being that he has had strong and near experiences with death, so Walt stereotypes him as a young virgin speaking things learned at school, but that the Father didn't even understand according to him.
| Huck is talking about his drunken father and how he does not like being around him when he is drunk. Here Twain is commenting about how parents who waste their lives on alcohol are abandoning their children. It also shows how the children of these types of parents pay a huge toll. No child should feel like they don’t want to be around their own parents. Twain is trying to show people how ridiculous it is that a boy would not want to be around
He has to move away from his home town, also the place where his fiancé lives (New Castle). He has a hard time playing the game well, while keeping in contact with his girlfriend, and his friends back home. This eventually leads him in becoming angry, to the point where he hits a photographer, betraying his previous manager and friend, and dating a lady he meets in this new league. The little brother of Munez has recently found out, at a young age, that all these years Munez has been his brother. The little brother is under stress because he cannot see his famous brother or that Munez knows of his poor family.
He is completely matter-of-fact about the situation surrounding his mother’s death, and he gives her an excuse. Instead of explaining that she was depressed about her life and her son’s estrangement, he states: “Apparently, my mother had always refused to eat fugu, but on this particular occasion she had made an exception, having been invited by an old schoolfriend whom she was anxious not to offend.” He gives his mother a reason for death, as opposed to the real reason. The young girl in “The Moths” refuses to accept the death of her grandmother as well, but for different reasons. Her family is cruel to her, and she is an outcast. She fights with her sisters who call her “bull hands” and are very mean.
He has abused Martyn both physically and verbally, and gets his son to clean up all of his messes. At one point in Martyn’s life, William was accused by his sister (Martyn’s Aunty Jean) of being an unfit parent and, to keep custody of the boy, quit drinking for a short period of time, but he
He was also afraid and worried that when he died at an old age, no one would take care of her. So he decided that he would poison her to death, instead of letting her suffer. It also shows us that Wang Lung was reluctant to leave her daughter, Poor Fool. Wang Lung also showed his love for his sons. He cared a lot of his sons’ future.
Dez relied on his new friend, Cory, to stay by his side but when Cory saw how dangerous Dez was during a shooting incident, he left him alone. Dez’s other so-called “friends” were just people who hanged out with him because he had control over them; they never really supported him. Even the school teachers let him down as they all gave up on trying to help Dez and always thought he shouldn’t have been in the school. The last major person who let Dez down was his only family, his mother. His mother told him she loved him and thought she was the last person who actually wanted for him.