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
This book is about a young woman suffering and trying to overcome her borderline personality disorder. It is here to declare that raging mental illness CAN be cured. A twenty-nine-year-old woman by the name of Rachel Reiland is an accountant, wife, and mother of two young children, Jeffrey and Melissa. In her early childhood Rachel grew up with a very strict and rude father, a dependent, weak mother, and a caring sister. Her parents never realized that after every meal Rachel would secretly go to the bathroom upstairs and throw up everything she had eaten.
Building the Bonds of Attachment Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Daniel Hughes I. Issue of Child Abuse a. Fictional case study of Katie that follows her from birth through eight yrs. b. Parents of Katie—Sally and Mike and their relationship c. Neglect of infant but Sally provides basic needs but not on a regular basis d. Age two—physical abuse of Katie starts with father hitting her and shoving her away and verbal abuse from both parents e. Age three to five—physical and verbal abuse from both parents, Katie is not getting her basic needs meet on a regular basis f. Age five—after a severe beating , neighbor calls police to report and Katie is placed into permanent state custody II. Summary of the book This book follows the neglect and abuse of Katie and is told in story format for parts of the book.
Essay topic 16- By the end of the novel Isobel has faced the ghosts of her past and is ready for her future. Amy Witting’s ‘I for Isobel’ is a bildungsroman novel centred around the life of Isobel Callaghan a young girl who has difficulty finding a purpose in life and a place in the world. The novel showcases her challenging and abusive upbringing brought on by her wild and depressing mother and close to non-existent and un-loving father, her childhood demons linger as Isobel’s struggles to fit in with societies norms and conventions. Her erratic and joyless childhood leads her on a journey for normality, friendship and acceptance to no initial avail. However, in the latter part of the novel Isobel experiences moments which lead her to
Precious has been abused by her parents in many capacities for most of her life. She is raped by her father, hit, told she is stupid and worthless, sexually abused by her mother, as well as forced to endure a whole host of other abuses. She appears to possibly be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the major traumas faced throughout her life. Both of her children have been fathered by her own biological father, who no longer lives with the family. Despite all of the struggles that she faces, Precious is incredibly resilient and strong.
It described in great detail all the long nights of drug use and partying. I felt like I had been up all night with Kristina. The ending was not at all predictable. When Kristina returns to her mom's house to get clean from the drugs and to have the baby you believe that she will succeed. After she talks to her mother about not being able to provide for the baby and how difficult it was to love him, she decides to give the baby to her mother to adopt and raise.
“My friends at home now hate me…” Medea even earned more enemies when helping Jason. For examples, she killed Pelias and his daughters. “There I put king Pelias…” Through the play, Euripides shows that Medea is an obedient wife when she had borne for Jason two sons. She always tries
Honors English The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter was one of the most interesting books that I’ve read. It depicts a puritan woman by the name of Hester Prynne who commits adultery .Due to this heinous crime she is then punished in front of the whole puritan community, and forced to wear a capital letter A. This symbolic letter represented her sin of Adultery. There Hester stood with her infant child Pearl intertwined in her arms, at the mercy of peers. If Pearl was to look back on this very day and growing up in the Salem community, not knowing who her father was, or why others never really cared for her.
Anne Frank underwent a life changing twenty five months of hiding during her teenage years with her family and friends due to the overthrowing Nazi party in Germany . During these years feelings of fear, faith, and courage overwhelmed her but brought her through experiences that she documented, this has educated millions of people about the Holocaust. All aspects of life during hiding including what she struggled with, learned from, and thought about was captured in the pages of her diary. When Anne and her family are first sent into hiding, she has a very optimistic outlook on life. She is always thinking about how much worse it could be and how lucky she is to have what she is given and still have the comfort of her family.
A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer “I focused all of my attention on Mother’s face. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a blurred object fly from her hand. A sharp pain erupted from just above my stomach. I tried to remain standing, but my legs gave out, and my world turned black. Mother had stabbed me.” A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer is an intense, heart wrenching novel about dave himself, and the struggle he went through as a child to try and stay alive through all of the harsh beatings and punishments that his drunken and abusive mother had given him for no diserving reason.