Winter Break Dialectical Journal Title: Hole in My Life Author: Jack Gantos Evidence | Literary Device & Commentary | 1. Jack humorously tells the audience “…all I did was smoke it. I never thought dope would lead to trouble, and I certainly had no idea it would land my ass in jail” (57-58). | Through foreshadow, the author demonstrates the entire book in a brief sentence. Jack was not a criminal; he had just made a bad decision that led to the biggest mistake of his life.
If it was not for the counter culture of the sixties, there would still be an active never-ending war in Vietnam. People should not have to endure unfair treatment just because their forefathers stipulated their practice because it was appropriate at the time. Old Man Warren, the eldest of the town, is the leading example of the past generation’s striving for solidity of out-dated virtues when he calls villages off to the north that had quit the lottery a, “pack of crazy fools”. He is completely enthralled
Now before we start on why smacking is harmful, can I see a show of hands of people who have been smacked before? Also people who plan on smacking your children when you grow up and have kids yourself? So first of all, why do we smack your children? Is it because they are out of hand? Is it the only method of discipline that works?
We are so concerned with what we have to say or what we are upset about that we don’t listen to the other persons input. When a problem arises in a relationship you have to solve it together. You can’t try and fix it yourself because it just won’t work. The lack of communication can also lead to other reasons relationships fail, like cheating. Cheating is a symptom of lack of respect and communication.
The taunted person may even be told that they are not allowed to hang out with the other members of the group anymore because they will not follow the group in the things they do. The reasons boys and girls bully are similar. “Girls tend to get picked on if they wear glasses or braces or if they are too skinny or too fat” (Fanning). Over the years, “Boys have picked up on our culture’s ideas of what they are supposed to be. They bully each other about being a ‘wuss’ or not being strong enough” (Fanning).
When this is being portrayed, parents may use signs of disappointment and sadness to control the child’s behavior, causing them feel guilt-ridden and upset for what they did. Unfortunately, almost any form of punishment will have a consequence that was not premeditated. A child’s psychological outcome is widely based on his or her childhood, including how they were disciplined. When spanking a child, parents are exposing the child to the idea that
They will be guided by their desire to obtain the drug even if obtaining the drug means they will have to steal from their own family. Children of an addict may feel abandoned or afraid to trust any adult. Children may be forced to take on adult responsibilities at an early age by needing to care for younger siblings. A parent may feel guilty and wonder what they could have done differently along the way. Society may feel the drug addict caused their own predicament and that it is a waste of government funding to try to help them overcome the addiction.
One child said “You feel you don’t like your parents anymore and just want to get away from them anyway you can” and another said “ It makes you feel horrible inside like everyone is looking at you” The comments also showed that many children did not see much difference between parents smacking children and other forms of hitting. They compared smacking with being hit by bullies and realised they could not hit back because their parents were much larger and could hit harder. One seven-year-old girl said that parents should be given a “prescription” warning them not to hit their children on the head in case they caused brain damage. Yes, some people think smacking should be banned because it can dangerously damage children mentally and physically. If a grown man
They will keep bugging their friend, until they finally agree to do it. It is like blackmailing someone or bargaining, young people feel now days that if they do not do it than they are a lame. But in my case this is not true, a real friend want pressure their close one to do something that there are not comfortable of doing. Another reason why young people use drugs is because of abusive parents, which occurs in many young people household. Young people can get abusive emotionally and sexually.
These may pose a serious to their life (Gordon &Sothern, 2003, p. 114). Anger is also known to limit one’s social relationships. An angry person tends to be either withdrawn or extremely aggressive thus making them be avoided by many people. This tends to make them lonely and bitter. The little good that may result from anger can never measure up to the harm that anger causes.