The man’s parents blamed Anne for his death, because he would not have been driving if he wasn’t working to feed her and her kids, yet the grandmother still played an active role in Reese’s life. After his death Anne was devastated but still was determined to find a suitable farther her girls. She was desperate for love, yet was cautious with who she would fall for. Day in and day out she worked at that restaurant and ignored men, turned down dates till one day her brother Earle brought with him a work friend named Glen, who couldn’t keep his eye off Anne. After months and months of asking and persuading
This is because as a young girl she watched her mother suffer through a sickness known as the Cold. She had to sit as a bystander knowing there is nothing she could do but listen to her mother scream and plead for help. “In the afternoons after school, between bouts of screaming, Tana’s mother would call for her, pleading, begging to be let out. […] And little Pearl would toddle up, crying too […] Make her stop, Pearl said” (Black 14). In turn this event began to eat at her father’s ability to stay present for his daughters, leaving only Tana to be there for Pearl.
But every time David would tell or come close to a teacher, or another student about anything that happens at the “House” his mother would beat him again. Anything from belts to locked in a bathroom with Clorox and Ammonia. Life was hard for David as he tried to get away from his Mother and Father, who was rarely around. A Child Called It was person vs. self and The Lost Boy was person vs. person. When David was just a little boy his daily routine was to wake up, do his daily chores, and if he didn’t do one task right he suffered by being beaten by “Mother”.
III. The main character in the book is Catherine. Catherine is a fourteen-year old girl that is being forced to write a journal by her brother Edward. Unlike most girls, Catherine is extremely strong-willed and hates things that girls are supposed to love, especially tasks women would normally do. “Today I chased a rat about the hall with a broom and set the broom afire, ruined my embroidery, threw it in the privy, ate too much for dinner, hid in the barn and sulked, teased littlest kitchen boy until he cried, turned the mattress, pinched Perkin, and went to bed” (Cushman 3).
Alice Sebold was a 19-year-old Caucasian student at Syracuse University when she was raped and beaten by Gregory Madison when returning to her dorm in the spring of 1981. She grew up in Frazer, Pennsylvania, with her mother, who worked for a newspaper, her father, an intellect who spent most of his time reading books and writing, and her older sister, Mary, a quiet, neat, straight “A” student. Alice’s mother suffers from anxiety and often has panic attacks, which the family describes as “flaps” (47). Her mother also suffered from alcoholism and bulimia when Alice was a child. Growing up, Alice and her sister functioned as the caretaking unit for their mother since their father was emotionally unavailable.
She started to notice Jack’s demanding behavior but thought nothing of it. She did her duty and was thrilled when she birthed five children before she was told she could not have any more due to a health reason (which was really the result of Jack’s harsh treatment). As the years passed, Jack became increasingly abusive, hitting not only her but also their children. When they got older, their kids left. One became a nun; another turned to prostitution; two went to jail; and the last died at age seven when a raged Jack threw her off the roof when he was in an uncontrollable rage.
Pattyn’s Father blames himself for his past and drowns his guilt in liquor, making him an alcoholic. One who beats Pattyn’s mother, who believes women must succumb to their husband’s actions. Her mother believes her duty is to bear as many children as possible, especially a boy to carry on the family name. But so far Pattyn’s mother has only conceived 7 girls named after famous military generals. Pattyn, being unable to take the stress of home, begins to question her role in life, especially through her father’s eyes.
Some of Esperanza's friends also suffer significant hardship: Alicia, whose mother is dead, is forced by her father to rise early every morning to make tortillas for her family; Sally, a beautiful girl at school, endures regular beatings by her father; Minerva, a teenaged mother of two, is constantly being abandoned or beaten by her husband. Esperanza's mother encourages her not to let men hold her back, and not to "lay her [her neck] on the threshold waiting for the ball and chain"
Starting school, getting into fights, romping around her overalls, she was a stereotypical tomboy. Even though she knew she wasn’t being a proper lady, Scout didn’t care. It was her way or the high way, or so she thought. During the middle of the book, her brother (Jem) and best friend (Dill) abandoned her. With no one to play with and no boys to play with, Jean Louise starts spending more time with her servant (Calpurnia) and her neighbor (Miss Maudie).
her daughter would ask if she was okay and all Maria would do is cry and say no. Jane was upset by her mother’s response which is why she decided to buy a hidden camera It was the only way she was going to get answers and to know what was really going on. It was recorded that two female carers hulling Maria out from the chair and manhandling her onto the bed she was crying out in pain and you see one of them drop her legs onto the bed, all you heard Maria say was “oh god oh god!” they would comment on how bad her breath smelt. The second night she filmed she noticed the male carer on the footage obviously in Marias room all on his own and Jane stated only female carers. He was seen tugging Marias clothes, shoving her on her side whilst Maria was crying with humiliation and pain his arm swung back whilst he slapped her thigh.