Due to these problems he ran away from home, and he was "in and out of detention homes many times" (277). He was severely beaten and humiliated by a cottage mistress because of a micturition malfunction. These violent episodes compelled his bitterness toward other humans. When Smith entered adulthood, he committed acts of thievery and battery. While in the merchant marines, he once threw a Japanese policeman off a bridge and into the water.
His home life was very broken as a child until his parents divorced when he was six years old. After that, he was sent to a Catholic orphanage where he was punished by the nuns. Whenever Smith would wet the bed, the nuns would beat him. Perry states, “I had weak kidneys and wet the bed every night. I was severely beaten by the cottage mistress, who had called me names and made fun of me in front of all the boys” (275).
They never really got along, however he continues in the text saying that after his father’s death he began to contemplate and wonder why this was. He came to the retaliation that his father was very paranoid even with his own family. Before his death, he stopped eating food from his family because he believed they were trying to poison him. The rest of his essay speaks of the harsh society during the era of the civil rights movement. His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia.
When I was growing up, I constantly was under a struggle to please my father. He never was satisfied by my actions no matter how hard I tried. I didn’t quite understand his anger toward me until I accidently walked in on him and my mom, Kathleen, fighting. I stood listening at the key hole to hear father bellowing that I was an unsightly, crybaby and was better of dead, or worse a girl. The room smelled funny; somehow, my instincts told me that it
These fearful emotions he used to protect himself were much like the emotions he felt which caused to be overprotective of his son. Fear of something bad caused him to take preventive measures. As he performs these actions, he can’t bare to look at his victim, his son’s killer. He is a very emotional person, and cannot face these emotions. “…Every day in his soul he shot Richard…”(108).
As you read, you enter the mind of Holden and experience everything he is thinking, which isn’t exactly what I would imagine goes through the mind of every other teenage boy. Holden’s relationships with other people aren’t exactly normal and Holden is extremely affected by the death of his brother, Allie. He constantly finds himself alone and depressed and basically just lost in the world. It’s clear that Holden is psychologically disturbed. To start off, we know that Holden is a troubled kid from the get-go.
The main conflicting scene which acted as a narrative tool to help the story move on was the rape scene in chapter 7. Amir is finally in realisation of the extent of how cowardly he is “I just watched. Paralyzed.” This being significant as it even the rape consisted of only men which emphasises the inequity of gender in Afghanistan and in this novel. However some would disagree - For Amir's mother Sofia - Even though she was a well-known literature professor, her death almost completely eliminates her influence from Amir's life. Baba never discusses her with Amir, and he doesn’t appreciate the qualities she passed down to her son “That was how I escaped my father's aloofness, in my dead mother's books” this being a disgrace to baba as he wished for a masculine son "Real men didn't read poetry-and God forbid they should ever write it!” this effectively showing baba’s disinterest in Amir as Baba believes a real man is interested in sports.
Help me!” But I couldn’t help him because I didn’t know where he was. And that was all he said: ‘Mom! Help me!’” (126) Chris’s mother said this after waking up in the middle of the night from a nightmare about her son. It must be one of the most horrific and unbearable pains, for a parent to outlive their child, so that leave leaves me to conclude that Chris McCandless must have been a very selfish and uncaring person if he would willingly cause his family this much pain and
Mrs. Davis, Jared Davis’s wife submitted to her husband’s cruelty, drunkenness, lies, scandalous behavior and indolence. She went on about how she was not treated right by Mr. Davis. He had no compassion and no humanity towards her. He also degraded her because, he did something that all puritans thought was something dangerous, something you just don’t do, he tried and “insisted” that they have sex during her pregnancy. Mr. Davis to me had no heart and wanted his wife whenever he felt like it, to make her go through so much.
She suffered from his abuse everyday. At the age of seven she started doing things to harm herself because she felt like she deserved it and didn’t know any other way to express the pain she felt daily. She felt alone, scared and unable to confide in anyone. At the age of nine her uncle died and she was