Her parents never realized that after every meal Rachel would secretly go to the bathroom upstairs and throw up everything she had eaten. Her father would beat her up and treat her like trash and her mother would just stand there and not say a word because she was weak and always did as Rachel’s dad said. In her kindergarten class, Rachel treated all the other little girls with rudeness, anger, and jealousy towards anyone who was better than her. She often spent her days in the principal’s office because of her strong character and misbehaviors. Rachel grew up, went through her dating stage, and then finally met a wonderful man that she could not picture herself without; a caring, positive, supportive husband that goes by the name of Tim.
Harold And Maude Essay Harold, a 20 year old boy, has an obsession with death. He constantly stages suicides and spends his free time attending funerals. He does not enjoy life at all except for times when he annoys his mother. This all changes when he meets a free spirited, 79 year old named Maude. She "adopts" Harold and brings him out of his depression.
Rayona hates it more than anything that when she goes anywhere, people poke fun at her and make racial remarks to her which makes her feel insecure about herself. When Ray meets Foxy for the first time, Father Tom introduces her and Foxy says, “Your Christine’s kid…The one whose father is a nigger” (Dorris 44). Not only does Rayona have to deal with racism her mother is always putting her in bad situations. There has been quite a few times where Christine has attempted to leave Ray and told her that she wanted to commit suicide. One time in the very beginning of the story Elgin goes to visit Christine in the hospital, Rayona had not seen him in 5 months and Christine did not want to tell him about her sickness.
She discovers some dysfunctional traits in her family (primarily caused by her father), and observes how her family deals with these issues in order to learn. Eve Batiste, the young girl, is the daughter of a beautiful mother, Roz, and a successful and prominent doctor, Louis. Her father is a skirt-chaser, albeit a good breadwinner for the family. Eve discovers this unfortunate truth one night at a party when she encounters her father fornicating with another woman, to which Louis unconvincingly explains that he was not participating in anything improper. She shares the information of what she has just seen with Cisely, her sister who is at a mid point in her adolescence and is not aware of how to cope with her feelings.
Observers in the town remark how the once-beautiful Delia has lost her shine because of her abusive husband. A practical joker, Sykes scares Delia fifteen years by using her fear of snakes. Delia has come to the conclusion that she does not need Sykes nor his abuse, particularly considering it is her wages that paid for their home. Sykes is a stereotypical abusive husband. He physically and mentally abuses Delia, takes her income while failing to make his own, and has an affair on the side.
He faces isolation as he learns to not trust women, through experiences with his mom. Also, he experiences love for Mrs. Dempster and this causes him to defend her, adding to his social isolation. Dunny experiences guilt, early in his childhood. While evading a snowball, thrown by Percy Boyd, Dunstable jolts in front of the Dempsters. Mrs. Dempster takes a fall, after being struck by the snowball and because she is pregnant, this causes her to have her baby prematurely.
Nyle’s Grandma allowed two evacuees, a mother and her very sick son, to settle in her house until the boy got better. The boy’s name was Ezra, and in the beginning Nyle was not happy with him staying at her house. She was sure he was going to die, so she swore she would not let herself get too close to him, she was to afraid she would lose him. Pity overcomes her and they become great friends. Towards the end of the novel Leukemia overcomes Ezra and Nyle is forced to live with the thought that Ezra might be dead.
Feeling successful, Sara returns home to find her mother fatally ill. After her mother's death, her father remarries only to find his new wife, Mrs. Feinstein, is a gold-digger after his late wife's lodge money. Sara and her sisters, still angry over their father's treatment of them, become enraged at his quick marriage after their mother's death and refuse to help him when his new wife spends all his money and refuses to work. Sara goes back to New York and finds a teaching job. Mrs. Feinstein is not satisfied with Reb's money and wants more from his daughters. She is angry that Sara is avoiding her father, so she writes a nasty letter to the principal of the school where Sara is teaching, Hugo Seelig, in an effort to give her a bad reputation.
Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, Edward is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, Edward has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers Edward and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes Edward into the community. Edward makes a good impression and even falls in love with Peg's high school daughter Kim, but after a robbery with a framed Edward as the culprit, things in his life begin to go downhill.
The next morning, Parker finds his wife dead which makes him angry. He never wanted Lynn dead, but to only beat her up a bit to teach her a lesson. Despite it being microscopic, Stark shows the readers that there is an altruism engraved in his personality. In the movie, Porter has a love interest in Rosie who is a prostitute for the Outfit. When Porter saw Rosie, they both hugged and met each other.