It is apparent that he is still upset with his mother for her addiction problem that led to his removal from the home. At one point he even tells her “You don’t do nothing for me…nothing”. The multigenerational poverty is the link to Willie’s mother’s addiction, the children’s removal from the home, and the family dynamics. According to one study, poor African Americans are more likely to drop out of school (Aizer, 2008). Developmental issues are hard to identify in Willie since we don’t see him often throughout the film.
He would rather sit and drink his whiskey than give his daughter the attention that she longed for. She would have to wait until he was in a good mood or sober, which was not very often, to try to have any sort of conversation with him. His idea of communication was being drunk and yelling at my cousin. Unfortunately, she was only neglected by her father, but it so happened that her mother rarely had time for her either. Since the majority of my uncle’s free... ... middle of paper ... ...t. She would throw books or dinner off the table in a rage, and he would start cursing and throwing whatever he could get in his hands on.
He is envious of the relationship between Robert and his wife; he feels like "she has told him everything or it so it seemed" about their marriage. The narrator tries to hide behind his hopeless life by drinking; almost identical to Carver addiction to alcohol when he was bankrupt and could not support his family with his minimum wage job.
Xavier is a 32-year-old, African American, widowed male. After the loss of his wife he escaped into his work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN) in order to avoid the pain of his loss. However, because of this he also avoided processing the loss of his wife. Approximately six months ago he was laid off from his job after 11 years as a CNA, and as a result he was no longer able to properly care for himself or pay his bills, which resulted in the loss of his housing. Subsequent threats of suicide led to a month long hospitalization, and he was treated for Major Depression.
In the comedy-drama movie, About a boy by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, many things happened in Marcus’s life. His parents were divorced and the only person he had in his life was his mother, but she was not the best person to be around because she suffered from a deep depression. Marcus’s mother was so deep in depression that she attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on cough syrup medicine. Marcus witnessed his mother cry many times; he couldn’t focus in school because he was afraid that his mother was going to try to commit suicide while he away and couldn’t be able to save her. Fiona’s deep depression was the main cause of why she ignored everything that happened around her, including the fact that her son, Marcus, was bullied in school.
One theme of the book is weakness of character; this is shown by Ethan’s marraige, his inability to stand up to his wife, and his involvement concerning the "accident." The first way weakness of charcter is shown in the book is through the marriage of Ethan and his wife. He married her because she had tried to help his mother recover from an illness, and once his mother died he could not bear the thought of living in the house alone. His wife was seven years his senior and always seemed to have some kind of illness. It seemed all she ever did was complain, and he resented this because it stifled his growing soul.
(Mayoclinic, 2012) • Additionally, Alcoholic Anonymous UK states that alcoholism is a combination of physical impulse and a mental obsession which lead to enormous craving for alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic is a person who consume alcohol Definition of Underage drinking • Underage drinking is consumption of alcoholic beverages (e.g. beers) done by a person whose age is below 21 years old. (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2006) Influence of parents: • According to Robert J Ackerman: alcoholism will influence the whole family and will also cause massive problems for the family, some of them are: o Lack of emotional support for the chldren o Children of alcoholics perceive alcohol as a means of escape problems (children might become alcoholic as well). o Unhealthy/inconsistent parenting o Emotional insecurities for the children o Dissolvement of family (divorce) • Robert J Ackerman states that there are four phases of family reaction to the existence of alcoholics, they are: o The reactive phase: in this phase the family members will be very cautious to the alcoholic’s behavior, this phase begins with family denials, coping strategies and social disengagement.
Her mother constantly berates her about the lack of gentleman callers. Amanda says exasperatedly, “What right have you got to jeopardize your job - jeopardize the security of us all?” What she doesn’t notice is that everything is weighing heavy upon Tom’s shoulders; he is almost to the end of his rope. His father left him, his mother degrades and devalues all that he contributes to the family and his poor sister, and he fears she will be alone forever, stuck with their controlling, monster of a mother. It all becomes too much for him and he goes out drinking almost every night. Slowly becoming an alcoholic like his father; at least that’s the fear of his mother.
William was a fortune hunter and the children did not like him at all. Mr. Rawlings did not care about anything but money during their marriage, which made the marriage an indefinite disaster. Upon the end of their ill-fated marriage John, along with his other siblings were sent to live with their grand parents, months later Frances moved in also. Frances also left Mr. Rawlings with the stables she inherited from her late husband Thomas, and from that day forward Frances health began to dwindle away. The times up until know have been very hard on the Keats family, especially hard on the children, they only get worse as time goes on.
The Case of Jessica Jessica is a married, mother of one son. Throughout her adult life, she has suffered from mood swings, physiological issues, such as depression, anxiety, and fatigue. Currently, she is struggling in her marriage, describing her relationship as “business-like” and facing conflict related to a potential decision to return to work after staying at home with her son for the past five years. Living on the opposite coast from her parents and younger sister, she also feels a disconnect in her relationship with her sister, though they do talk regularly. Jessica has experienced several significant traumas in her life, including surviving a near-fatal car accident as a senior in high school and losing her younger brother in a car accident just a couple of years later.