As a young child Benjamin Carson went through a lot more than a child should go through. His mother was extremely depressed and had to go into a mental institution, his father had left them for another family he had, had secretly, and he was doing terrible in school . I can completely relate to the fact that he did not have his father in his life, because my biological father was out of my life every since I was four years old because my mom had an affair with my step dad now, while my dad was in jail, then when he came back they got a divorce. So they both went on to separate lives, but like Ben Carson I also think I am better off without my father in my life because even when he had the chance to see me or my sister he choose not to call or to see me or my sister. A problem Ben was having in school as a child was that he was unable to get to the top of his class and that bothered him.
For example in “Destroying Avalon” Avalon had to face the death of her best friend Marshall who took his own life because of being bullied for so many years and not letting anyone to support him through his tough times. “Marshall is dead” was repeated in the book to emphasize the feeling of grief Avalon faced. In “The Colour Purple” death and loss is shown when both Celie’s children are taken away from her at birth and is given the impression that they where killed. Bullying occurs the day you are born by society determining colours, interest and behaviours that suit the type of gender you are. However bullying doesn’t really show it’s self until we go to school, this style of bullying can be verbal, physical or electronic.
Stephanie Minton Professor Starr English 111 83N 27 January 2013 I am Adam Lanza’s Mother Liza Long has a horrible issue on her hands. Her 13 year old son has serious mental illness problems. The mental health problems are undiagnosed and throw him into violent rages. Long describes her day-to-day struggles with her son. Long writes “I love my son but he terrifies me.” Long’s son has threatened to kill her for wanting him to return over do library books.
Eventually, Chris discovers that his father was still married to Marcia for seven years while with Billie, attempting to maintain a home with both women. The two women discover what he’s done when Chris is only 2 years old, forcing Walt and Billie to move. It takes four more years before Walt divorces Marcia and marries Billie, and during their relationship frequent fights can be remembered by their children. In high school, many years later, Chris learns of what his father did and grows angry at the hypocrisy of his father’s expectations. After five years of dwelling on his anger, Chris decides that he cannot stand human hypocrisy and disappears, attempting to teach his family a lesson as well.
She was a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an "it." A Child Called “It” describes one of the worst documented cases of child abuse in California history. Dave lived I a world of starvation, cruelty, and torture from the age of four until he was rescued by school officials at the age of twelve. In the following scene, Dave’s mother is yelling at him and tried to force him to lie on flames so she could watch
Likewise, the hardships Tom had to endure as a child toughened his soul and sharpened his mind. Abandoned by his alcoholic father, Tom lived in “a miserable tworoom tenement” (Anderson 650) with his mom and siblings. The situation went from bad to worse when his mother passed away, leaving her little children uncared for. Tom, who was just 10 years old at that time, forced himself to overcome grief and to hold himself together for the sake of his siblings. He even shoved his father off in the funeral of his mother and worked arduously to fend for his family.
She bit down on her bottom lip as her tears continued to cascade down her cheeks. She looked at the pale man lying on the hospital bed before her, grasping his hand as if at any moment he might slip away from her. It was her first week back at school when PC Dawson, a work colleague of her dads, collected her from her lesson. It was that day her whole world came crashing down. The day she found out her father had been shot and placed in a coma, one she was told he may never awake.
He was diagnosed with Dyslexia and was held back in the first grade because of how much he struggled with schoolwork. Kip was constantly bullied throughout his schooling, and upon entering high school he felt as though many were against him. He admitted in his journals that he had thoughts of killing these people, but that hope kept him from doing so. Kip’s theories about how he was perceived led him to become angry and
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.
And lastly, Tyrone resents taking on a family, because it kept him from making his “big break” as an actor. In the beginning it is obvious to see that the Tyrone family lives differently than most other families. For one their house has many unused and unlived in rooms. On top of that the family is always in a tailspin of emotions. One minute joking and teasing and the next fighting and yelling.