These are simply not ordinary kids. These are kids with serious psychological problems.” Seung- Hui Cho, the shooter at Virginia Tech was described by a former classmate as a loner who rarely spoke to anyone and had serious mental health problems (CNN). Finally, in Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza was a bright but painfully awkward with no close friends according to a former teacher. He would often have an “episode” and become completely withdrawn from his surroundings said a former advisor (McLaughlin). These similar attributes between shooters have forced many lawmakers and educators to take a closer look at possibly violent students.
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. This particular scene is a
He later says how "I was not enthusiastic about his visit.... A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (100). Upon the arrival of his wife’s friend, the husband is ultimately uncomfortable around Robert because he does not know how to communicate with or act around him. His discomfort is revealed when Robert and his wife were sharing their experiences “about the major things that had come to pass for them in the past ten years” (100). He felt it was necessary to join in because he thought Robert would “think [he] left the room and didn’t want [his wife] to think [he] was feeling left out” (103). It is obvious the husband is overly involved with Robert’s handicap and fails to see him as a person with his
Book Critique of Lethal Passage An issue since the birth of our great nation, gun control and gun crime has plagued our homes with death. But is gun control the answer? Do guns kill people, or do people kill people? In the book I’m reading, Lethal Passage, author Erik Larson presents a story about a high school kid that is getting bullied, and decides to go out and buy a gun to get revenge. I’m using this book as a resource to write about gun control.
Marissa Vidales Professor Giedd ENGRD 310 28 March 2015 Killology David Grossman, once a professor of Psychology, Military Science, and a former U.S. Army Ranger, founded the recent study of “Killology.” His study investigates the causation of the root to violent action, crime, and the healing process victims of violence must undergo. His article, We Are Training Our Kids to Kill, indicates a child’s delicate demeanor is persuaded by a more erratic behavior exposed through aggressive media and/or propaganda (centering videogames). The question is, do the stems of violence root from the constant ferocious bond between videogames and children? Grossman’s ideology is plausible given the multitude of knowledge, originating from his attending
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.
Scout originally did not have the skill to empathize, but thanks to Atticus, earns it. Had Scout not honed in on this skill, the end of the book, and the message would have been affected. Bob Ewell is a very unempathetic man and did not teach his children the skill. Bob Ewell is so unempathetic, that in fact in the novel, he was referred to as a low down skunk. His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well.
If Sam did not care for his daughter then they would not have the special bond that they do. In the movie, Lucy, multiple times, broke the rules just so she could see her father. This was because she missed the bond that they had together. When Lucy was taken away from Sam, a part of her went missing. I do think that Sam should be given custody of Lucy because they have a bond that many people would not be able to form.
Growing up he always kept to himself and made himself distant from his family. An author from the VT review panel discovered early warning signs of Cho’s strange behavior. They wrote: Cho’s early development was characterized by physical illness and inordinate shyness. Even as a young boy, Cho preferred not to speak, a situation that worried and frustrated his parents. He was ostracized by some peers, though he did not discuss this with his family.
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.