Mike was being teased and looked at differently due to his moustache, and Greg was having serious trouble with grades and therefore couldn’t play for a team. Both Mike and Greg went through unpleasant moments because of their conditions. Due to his moustache, Mike’s grandmother confused him with his dead grandfather; she treated Mike as if he were her husband and made him feel bewildered. On the other hand, Greg was having problems with his dad due to his bad grades. That caused Greg to go to an old house, where he found Lemon Brown, where he was terrified for some minutes and experienced a dangerous situation.
(pg.114)” | Christopher’s dad is sorry that he lied to him about his mother being dead and that he felt bad for not giving him the letters. | Christopher got really upset and couldn’t trust his father any more since he lied to him about his own mother being dead. The fact that he couldn’t trust his own father made him not want to talk or live with him. Christopher has based his life on trust and now that the closest person in his life told a huge lie. | “And when I was asleep I had one of my favorite dreams.
A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board. The relationship that is shared between Blacky and his father has negatively impacted Blacky’s self-esteem so much that it has led to him not having faith in his own father and to expect no support. During the novel, the desertion that Bob shows toward his son leads Blacky to be more independent, and he learns to expect no support from his father, as he cannot rely on Bob to look after him. The grand final, and Dumby Red’s funeral are examples of when Gary seeks his father’s input,
It leads to a lot of confusion when he talks to a great number of the people he encounters throughout his journey to find Wellington’s killer. The first notable instance of this is when he cannot empathize with the fact that his father finds Christopher’s “detecting” unacceptable and possibly harmful to the family. However, this characteristic is integral to the story and its development because if he’d understood that nobody wanted him to snoop around there would have been no substance to the novel – it would have ended right away once his father told him to stop investigating. This also really ties in with the fact that Christopher requires order in his life. This characteristic causes him many difficulties in such a chaotic world.
Family and parent’s are just one of many of life’s challenges. Gordie is facing this challenge as his parents are ignoring and neglecting him ever since his older brothers death. His friends help him get through this but mainly Chris helps him with his brother’s death by telling him that it isn’t his fault and that it was meant to be Dennis as Gordie thinks that he should have died instead of Dennis. Chris gets help from Gordie about his families bad reputation, Chris has been getting in trouble for everything because of his families bad reputation but Gordie convinces him that just because his family are bad doesn’t mean that he is or has to
An example I can think of is, my father in-law did not like to go to the emergency department when he was having a difficult time breathing because he was a heavy smoker and he did not like that the caregivers from past experiences have told him he needed to quit smoking. So unfortunately he was afraid to go to any other caregiver just because of this which only made his health issues more serious. Educational status can be another barrier because some individuals
The Outsider: Theme When one does not follow society’s expectations, he or she can be judged negatively by others is a theme in The Outsider. In the novel, Meursault is judged by society because of his response to circumstances around him. Meursault is sentenced to death because society cannot accept his behaviour and his actions. His detachment from the outside world and his actions were what caused Meursault’s execution. Meursault’s detached personality is first shown when he showed no emotion at his mother’s funeral and how he did not know his mother’s age: “I [Meursault] hadn’t wanted to see mother, hadn’t cried once and I’d left straight after the funeral without paying my respects at her grave.” (86).
He recently committed suicide because he could not handle being bullied by some of the other students, and Lewis fells that he is to blame for not helping the kid in need. Lewis is extremely affected in his adult life by being bullied as a kid. It has made him an insecure man, that can’t stand up for him self, and he is not able to face his problems in life. He fells weak and has a low self a steam. “Survival of the fittest”, his mom always told him.
“..Father’s silence was infinitely more menacing than a flood of threatening speech. That night the old man did not eat,” (pg.260) Pain was obviously felt by the father even though he did not show it because of his pride. The father also experienced pain when his son sent him a letter explaining that his grandchildren want to see him. “That night he hardly slept, from remorse—and a vague fear that he might die without making it up to them.” (pg.262) Besides fear, he also has pain because a thunderstorm is coming in the small village and he starts picturing his grandchildren and he says to himself he
He describes him like a thin, pale, indefinite wraith. There is a part of Charlie that feels uncomfortable, or unsafe because he can’t look for safety with both of his parents. Also his father’s dislike and indefinite movements made Charlie a little scared. He never new where he was, and sometimes it was in the middle of the night. In spite of that, he can still see some things they have in common, and Charlie’s love for his father is not seen until his father is in a difficult situation.