Chapter 3- Biological Roots of Criminal Behaviour – It’s What We are The case of Richard Speck raises several interesting questions. Among them are the following: 1. Might early events in Speck’s life indicate that something other than biology was at work in shaping his personality and behavior? Yes, his father died when he was eight and his mother remarried a drunkard. In addition he performed poorly at school and received frequent beatings from his stepfather in response to his behavior.
He is very distant even from his family, his grandchildren don't like to visit him and they misbehave during the funeral. Walt also judges them without having into account that they are little kids and teenagers, he dislikes the way they dress and their attitudes. As for Walt's sons, my impression is that he feels like they are trying to send him to the old people's house to get rid of him and take over his belongings, the house and his beautiful car, the Gran Torino. Another issue that Walt has to face after the funeral is that Father Janovich is tries to talk with him in order to get him to confession, because he had promised Walt's wife he would do so after her passing away. 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.
The only person Huck could relate to was his friend Tom Sawyer; unfortunately Tom wasn’t the best role model for Huck. Huck’s father was a drunk that was never there when he needed him. Pap, Huck’s father, was extremely selfish; instead of being happy for Huck, Pap would always try to put him down. Pap didn’t like the fact that Huck was in school. Pap thought Huck was trying to out do him, "You've put on considerable many frills since I been away.
McCourt experienced the death of many of his family members, which were: his baby sister, Margaret and then his brother Oliver. Once Oliver died Eugene, his twin brother, was supposed to live on with life without having any memory, whatsoever, that his brother Oliver ever existed but the loss was too much to bare for Eugene and eventually “died anyway” (82). Having the loss of three family members must have been hard on Frank. Frank’s family always went for help at the St. Vincent de Paul Society because they always lacked money. The main reason why they lacked money was because his father, Malachy, would always waste the entire dole on alcohol.
Pat Conroy does not consider what he has is a family because he does not like his father; in fact, he refers to his father as being a bullying and violent father. He is not close to his siblings, and his mother always stands up for the father, they also do not even
He also changes emotionally; he starts of very much alone and ends up in love with Edie. Terry has no family except for his brother Charlie. He ran away from an orphanage at a young age and was brought up by Johnny Friendly and Charlie who are apart of a corrupt union. He does not know what its like to be loved unconditionally; therefore he doesn’t display love or compassion to others. The gang is the only family he has.
The problem, though, is that Frank’s dad, Malachy, is an alcoholic. He spends virtually all of his earnings at the local pubs. He also cannot maintain a job because he cannot stay sober and wake up routinely to show up to work on time. The whole story revolves around Malachy not being able to supply for his family, which forces the family to have to move constantly and struggle immensely to afford food to eat. As the story progresses, the author reveals how Frank matures through the trials he is forced to endure and eventually become a man.
Holden Caulfield is a child of the 1950s, exhausted with life in post-WWII America. Whereas Charlie is growing up the 90s in a developing and fast moving society. Both books, however, present a very similar general attitude. The main characters in each of the books both desire to fit in to society; however, due to tragic life experiences, alienation from society, and immaturity, it is nearly impossible for them to do so without keeping an open mind and seeking the help of family member, friends, or professionals. Puzzled by the transition from adolescence to adulthood, teenagers are often unable to order their chaotic experiences without the help of others, preventing them from becoming valued members of their respective societies.
The author’s blunt descriptive approach of the mischief in his past makes it even more difficult to have affection for the boy. Toby is described and made out to be a typical no good teenager who around his mother, is a nice behaved boy, however when with friends or by himself alone Toby gets up to no good. “We drifted in and out of stores, palming anything”. This quote shows how much Toby didn’t care, how cold hearted and ignorant he was as a boy. Not only this but Toby’s obsession for firearms and shooting made him out to be an empty hearted person, resulting in even less affection for the boy.
Most of their mental health issues can be traced back to their childhood. This paper will cover in this paper the mental problems that these people have, most of this comes from an abusive childhood as well. Also this paper will talk about how these people should be taken serious and are very dangerous. The one thing that making these killers famous is forgetting about the victims that were killed. Everyone remembers the killers, only the families remembers the victims.