His mother could not let this happen again so she sent him to live with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George. Aunt Mimi ran a strict household, and he did not really relate to her while he was growing up. So Lennon became a very close friend with his mother. Tragically in 1958 his mother was killed in a car accident right in front of him (Norman 1). Aunt Mimi sent him to Quarrybank Grammar School, but he was very bored and preferred writing and drawing.
He was quickly convinced that everything he said was wrong because of the utter disrespect from his teacher. This added to his lack of self confidence but, he makes a serious situation into a light hearted tone by using an hyperbole. Sedaris’ low self esteem began at an extremely young age. He has had a lisp his whole life and was forced to go to therapy. “At school where every teacher was a potential spy, I tried to avoid an S sound whenever possible….After a few weeks of what she called ‘endless pestering’ and what I called ‘repeated badgering,’ my mother bought me a pocket thesaurus which provided me with s free alternatives to just about everything.” (Sedaris 11) David Sedaris referred to his teachers as “agents” and “spies” to add a humorous side of something he disliked.
He even got bolder about it and soon went as often as he liked" (p. 18). I believe that separated parents can really affect so badly a family; and like in many cases, this happened in Essie Mae's. I think George Lee, who was her eight year old uncle, was one of the most negative persons during her childhood. This boy, who was supposed to take care of Essie Mae and the other kids, was a total bad model for her and that's also why she hated him. Many times this kid did hit them for any reason and he never cared about them.
Her life in the upper class left her with nothing but emotional abuse from people who were truly a part of that class. When Estella and Pip meet back up again, she warns Pip, “...when we sat apart at a darkening window of the house in Richmond; ‘will you never take warning?’ ‘Of what?’ ‘Of me.’”(Dickens 292). Estella is terrified to love Pip because of how she was raised, partly by Miss Havisham 's influence and partly due to the social class separation between the two. She feels drawn to Pip, but she could never act upon her feelings will Miss Havisham still lived. Her blaming of Miss Havisham is clear to Pip.
“She had high hopes for her gifted son. She pushed him mercilessly to study hard and make something of himself”(19). However, as any other young boy he didn’t like to study, but it’s mother, who decides what is the best for the child. This made Otto hate her, when he was a kid. Nevertheless, his mother was not the only important person in his childhood: “The second great power in Otto’s life was his father, Ferdinant von Bismarck.”(19) The Bismarcks had been Junkers for centuries.
Beginning as a boy who hated school to a man who could sway another with a single speech, his personal change was drastic; but so was the change that he brought to the world and Great Britain. On November 30, 1874, Winston Leonard Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace (Black 40). His father was Lord Randolph; a persistent politician who spent much of his time working for the Liberal Party. His mother was Jennie Jerome; a young woman who was the daughter of an American millionaire (41). Throughout his life, Churchill does not reflect of his parents too fondly of his parents who always distanced themselves from their son.
While living with them John started primary school. “When the schools headmistress told Aunt Mimi John was ‘Sharp as a needle’ she was not surprised” (Wright 15). Though John was smart he did not get good grades, he just was not interested in applying himself. John was a trouble maker as a young child and only got worse as he got older, especially after the death of his uncle. Everyone told his Aunt Mimi, that John was on the road to failure.
He did not like math and annoyed his teacher with his many questions. His teacher told his mother that he could not be taught. This angered his mother and made her decide to home school him (Josephson 354). Edison loved to read. Before he was twelve, he had read novels by Dickens, Shakespeare, and Gibbon.
Due to this push from his parents he became a very unsociable boy and found comfort in reading and studying books. His parents treated him very unfairly and were downright mean to him by telling him that he was ugly to physically beating him up. He came from a very stressed household, because his parents had no lover for him or the rest of the family. These different aspects of his young life built him to what he was and he got into college studying psychology. Studying psychology is where he would assess and study human needs and wants, and then come up his well-known hierarchy of needs triangle.
How often in life do you meet someone who you take for granted at first and then when that person is gone you see the impact that he/she left on your life? My Father, Jules Ducarmel Pierre-Louis, was born on December 10, 1936 and died October 11, 2011. My Dad was not a loving, caring, cuddly man who put me to bed and rubbed my mother 's back when she was upset. He was a verbally abusive father to my mother and I but a hero to others. In second grade, I began seeing a counselor at school since there was an obvious grave dislike for going home in juxtaposition to the giddy children on Friday afternoons.