“All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men”, (William Penn a preacher, minister, and missionary in the late seventeenth century). In The Absolutely True diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexies shows us how alcohol abuse affects Junior's life, how painful it is to deal with the effect, and how it leads to violence and death of the ones he loves. Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of people and it isn't different for Indians as we see in every other page of this novel. To understand why alcoholism is a disease, it's important to look up it's effects.
Angela’s Ashes shows the reader how an addiction can wreak havoc on a family, especially when that family has little to begin with. Frank tells this story of hardships due to his father’s alcoholism and how his family was able to survive in the twentieth century in both The United States of America and in Ireland. Malachy’s drinking problem really hindered the McCourt’s potential to succeed and should never have been there at all. Addiction is one of the worst things that can happen to a
He became a drunk when he knew Francie would be born. He could not handle the idea of having children at a young age. Johnny would drink constantly to get rid of his problems. He was not mature enough to handle his problems the way he should have. It deeply affected his family, and in the end, he wasted his life away.
Why do we have to pay for other peoples mistakes? In the book “Flight” by Sherman Alexie Zits deals with many disappointments in life. One of his biggest disappointments is not having a father or someone that loves him like he wants to be love, “My father was a drunk, too more in love with beer and vodka than with my mother and me. He vanished like a cruel magician about two minutes after I was born” (Alexie4). This most of been hard for him to know that his dad didn’t care for him and that he only cared about his beer and vodka.
He would drink right after work and then went home drunk where he was beaten by Mary. Jimmie is a kid who likes to fight others but he also was protecting Maggie while he was still a child. Her youngest brother, Timmie, was a baby who played an extremely small part in Crane’s story because he was dead by chapter four. Mary did show Timmie some sort of love in the beginning by putting him to sleep lovingly. She did not treat her other two children as kindly as she treated Timmie.
Another reason is that josh doesn’t live up to his dad’s expectations. Josh’s band is in a bit of a rough patch and he is finding himself losing interest in his girlfriend Alicia. Michael is the troublesome son who’s constant ring ups to remind the parents of their heartbreaks brings Michael to feel a mixed amount emotions but overall unhappy. Michael is five years older than Josh and is estranged from his parents, living outside Sydney. He had almost died from alcohol poisoning when he was 16 and had been in trouble with the police.
This was often an all-day adventure. His mother punched him in the face causing him to have a bloody nose because he forgot what he was looking for. He would never find any of the items she sent him to look for. Dave knew he was safe if his father was at home until both of his parent's started drinking together for hours, often until everyone was in
Townsfolk, from seeing the couple together, begin to think that they will marry and everything seems normal, until Homer disappears. Weeks pass and Emily is not coming outside as much as she used to. Their is a bad stench around the house that the towns men have to deal with during the night. Everyone thought that Emily became depressed. Few years go by and Emily is seen less and less until she does not come out of the house at all.
Sara is Chanda’s half-sister. She’s only one and a half years old; she died from a terrible disease yet unknown. Jonah, Sara’s father has not much of a difference between dead or alive. He goes to the Shebeen all the time. He gets drunk and cheats on his wife Mrs. Kabelo.
Therefore, this is when Jekyll begins to shut out Utterson along with everyone else and still does for a significant amount of time. During his isolation, Jekyll begins to realize he no longer has control of Hyde when he goes to bed himself and wakes up as Hyde. It’s not as easy as he thought to be rid of Hyde.At this point of the story, Jekyll’s addiction has gone too far and it is too late for him to try and regain control when Hyde murders again. This process is the same for an addict; they continually abuse until a significant negative event occurs and try to recover, though it is very difficult. Jekyll’s isolation continues for weeks as he doesn’t leave home and no one visits him.