His brothers never got to experience the bad side of their mother like Dave did because his brothers would abuse him as well. He had to wear the same clothes everyday, he did not get to eat dinner with the rest of his family and he had to sleep in the garage on a coat. Prior to reading this book, I was very uneducated about the seriousness of child abuse. Reading this book changed my perception
The previously mentioned articles quotes Dr.Libby “The favorite child often grows up feeling confident and p... ... middle of paper ... ...venge on his mother while she was alive. The article published in the Journal of Marriage and Family titled Mothers’ Differentiation and Depressive Symptoms Among Adult Children attributes many of the traits of Darl and Jewel to their mother’s unequal treatment of them. The article suggest both boys suffer extreme long-term negative effects. Jewel suffers from an inability to form relationships and depression, while Darl suffers from a need to feel special and a severe sibling rivalry. The effects of Addie’s unequal treatment of the boys plays a pivotal role in the plot of the novel.
Specifically the lack of communication is what starts the down ward spirial. This family lacked communication which caused enourmous conflict. The father went out nightly, therefore, mom let her insecurities sink in and automatically thouhjt it was due to another woman, as a result, everyday when dad came home they argued. This conflict caused tension, resentment and hate. He could never give an answer to where he was, or why he didn’t come home.
Tick has to undergo harassment every day. Zack was never taught by his parents how to treat other people with kindness or how to live the “Golden Rule”. He never learned how to be a gentleman or even how to be kind. Zack’s parents, both adults, allowed him to become the selfish punk he becam... ... middle of paper ... ... his rude and selfish ways. As a consequence of Tick’s parents getting a divorce, Tick was put in a position where she had to live with her mother because her father wanted her to have a better life, even though Tick wasn’t as happy with her mom.
Of course, they loved the boy, who wouldn’t? However, after a while Mama Margarital was getting sick of her parents chronic visitation. His grandparents were just the beginning of other anger, mostly because of the love for the baby. They were teeming with acquittal no matter what he had done. When Mertyl’s father had gotten a new job as a lawyer, he wasn’t happy anymore.
When I was a child, my stepfather was very strict. I remember when he came home from work, he asked me to bring my homework and showed him. If I did something wrong, he got angry and raised his voice, and he told my mother to not let me play with my friends because of mistakes. Since I was a child until now, I can see I don’t have enough confidence in my life because of my past experiences with my step dad, and I always have stress in my life for every single thing. However, hopefully my mother wasn’t strict enough as my father, so she let me enjoy my life as long as my step father wasn’t at home.
The children, Christina and Stella, believe that what the father did to their mother was "awful." Leaving the house not only affected the mother but affected them too, seeing as they were both so young. The father does not really understand that by divorcing their mother he did the same to them: "'When you're older, ... ... middle of paper ... ... children are left with the inability to make decisions for themselves or end up rebelling. The opposite is true in "The Firefly Hunt" as the daughters do not have a father figure for a period of time thus forcing them to look after each other and grow up faster than they should have to. In Harry Mark Petrakis's short story "Song of Rodanthe" and Amanda Michalopoulou's short story "The Firefly Hunt" the concept of parent's actions affecting their children plays a major part.
There were all the acts of love” (Olsen 225). At the same time, narrator expresses her feeling that she love her daughter. Until, she was not be able to give Emily as much care as she desire and that gives her a sense of guilt, because she ends up remarrying again. Meanwhile narrator having another child named Susan, and life gets more compli... ... middle of paper ... ...school. Under those circumstance, Sonny’s brother disprove the idea of being a musician.
According to the parents, Reza was the most misbehaved of all of their children, so it made most sense to send him away. Once Reza realized that his parents were planning on sending him away, he went back to bed, crying. The next morning, Reza ran outside with his eyes still puffy from crying the night before. He asked his brother about what orphanages were, and he did not like the answer, he did not want to go to a place where they put poor kids. The
Mrs. Joe has a distinctly different impact on Pip which mostly led to Pip's shyness and cowardliness throughout his childhood. Since, Pip's parents and five brothers died, Mrs. Joe felt the need to raise Pip in a strict household. Because of these strict rules implied by his sister, Pip was always afraid when he was late or did something wrong since his sister would yell at him or punish him when he got home: "Consequently, I said as little as I could and I... ... middle of paper ... ...ip is introduced to many new people who all think that Pip is wonderful. They are always flattering him and commenting on his job. Pip quickly becomes popular so he is always wanted for a number of things; such as dinners or sleep overs.