Without Nathan's financial support, the Wrights fall into poverty and perpetual hunger. Richard closely associates his family's hardshipand particularly their hungerwith his father and therefore grows bitter toward him. For the next few years, Ella struggles to raise her children in Memphis, Tennessee. Her long hours of work leave her little time to supervise Richard and his brother. Not surprisingly, Richard gets into all sorts of trouble, spying on people in outhouses and becoming a regular at the local saloonand an alcoholicby the age of six.
He was sent to live with his uncle Clark and aunt Jody while his brother went to live with his aunt Maggie. Richard’s life with his aunt and uncle does not go as expected and he soon moves back in with his grandmother and mother. Wright never was the religious type and despised his family that was very religious. He fought many times with his aunt Jody and grew to despise her. After several years of constant fighting with his family he finally graduates as a valedictorian.
Sarah Grimké struggled against the dictates of her family, society and religion. Sarah grew up in a large family, her father was a Jurist and her mother overlooked the home and yard work. Sarah had a certain standard which she was expected to mold into the perfect Southern Belle who marries a well off lad from a respected family, but Sarah had issues filling the mold. It all began when Sarah witnesses Miss Rosetta, a family slave, get whipped. This experience scared Sarah in one of the worst ways it made he go muted for several weeks, and once she got her voice back she had a stutter.
It describes his early rebellion against parental authority, his poverty and hunger, and his unsupervised life on the streets while his mother is at work. Then the Wrights move to the home of Richard's Aunt Maggie. But their pleasant life there ends when whites kill Maggie's husband. Later the threat of violence by whites forces Maggie to flee again. Richard's mother has a stroke.
After birthing another son, Leon, Jimmy’s mother left their family since she was unable to deal with the stress of family life. Unfortunately, this further unbalanced the Hendrixs lives as Jimmy’s father was unable to gain enough money to sustain his children, despite working two jobs. As a result, the instability of the Hendrix family lifestyle “drew scrutiny of social workers” and Jimmy’s younger brother, Leon, was placed in multiple foster homes (Piccolo ). Jimmy responded by retreating “inward, finding comfort and stability in his private world”(Piccolo ). Due to often finding himself alone, Jimmy became imaginative and artistic, leading him to develop a resilient attitude and his most successful... ... middle of paper ... ...began crumbling apart.
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 Hunger Games, written by Suzanna Collins, is a book about a group of people that participate in a numerous amount of games as competition. Throughout the book there are many things that different families go through from being poor and not being able to afford food to some not even having the proper shelter to live in. Though some of these families had to go through those hardships, many families made a way out of no way. Katniss, whom the story is told through, is the main character in Collins’ novel. Katniss, after her father’s death, became the sole provider for her family because her mother was unable to be emotionally stable enough to take care of her [Katniss] and her younger sister Prim.
Welcome to the world little girl. So knowing this as I grew up only contributed to my leeriness in men. When I was around six my mother meet and married another man and had my two brothers. Now this husband would always get sick and could not keep a job or a roof over our heads. Contribution number two, to my men issue’s if a man has a cold I despise him and see him as weak.
One day while Essie Mae's parents were having an argument, she noticed that her mothers belly was getting bigger and bigger and her mom kept crying more and more. Then her mother had a baby, Junior, while the kids were out with their Uncle Ed. Her uncle took her to meet her other two uncles and she was stunned to learn that they were white. She was confused by this but when she asked her mom, Toosweet, about it her mom would not give her an answer one way or the other. Once her mom had the baby, her father started staying out late more often.
Only when his uncle became ill did his unfit mother come and reclaim her unwanted son and moved to Indianapolis. When Mrs. Manson reclaimed her son she promised that she would take care of him and provide for his every need. Unfortunately, all these promises were soon shattered by liquor and men. She frequently neglected Charles by telling him she would be back in an hour and then not show up for the rest of the night. Sometimes when her guilt took her over she would give him fifty cents and another promise; and at other times she just abused him.