Ben’s addiction to heroin had a huge impact on his social life. As a result of his addiction, he didn’t have any real friends. He hung out with other drug users and persons who wouldn’t oppose his habit. His own family, even though they loved him, didn’t want him around on several occasions as a result of his habit. His sister spoke of not wanting to come to family gatherings because she knew there would be a “Ben issue.” Also, the parents stopped having guests over to their house because Ben had caused scenes on several occasions while guests were at the house, and the guest had to leave early.
As a result, when Celie's mother passed away, she felt that she killed her mother, when in fact her mother was terminally ill. After two pregnancies, Celie was unable to produce anymore children because her father injured her reproductive system. The children Celie had, her stepfather took them away from her, while in her heart she yearned to find them even years later. Celie's stepfather degraded her and always wanted to keep her self-esteem low by constantly telling her "she is a bad influence on my other girls...she ugly don't even look like she kin to Nettie...she aint smart either"(9). After Celie got married, the way men treated her did not change too much. Celie got beaten in the same manor Mr. _____ beat the children, but only because she was his wife.
For one, we do not see much child-to-parent action in the book, but we know that the Curtis family is broken. Before the book takes place, both of Ponyboy's parents died in an auto wreck. After that, Darry took care of Ponyboy and Sodapop, but was always strict with Ponyboy. Darry did not show much love either, and was always cold-hearted and hurt people without realizing it. Johnny's parents would always fight; while his father was abusive and hit Johnny every single day he was home, his mother completely ignored Johnny unless she was yelling at him, which, according to Ponyboy, you could hear all the way to the Curtis house.
I couldn’t get her to shut up!” (Mc Clymont, Astrid). His mother was abusive physically and mentally with him. An example of her abuse is when she locked her son in the basement alone at night. This often made him think about killing her during the early years, but he didn’t because he wanted to perfect his skills before he killed her. She continuously nagged and insulted his manhood.
Her father thinks that no man is good enough for his daughter. Therefore, he pushes anyone who comes near his daughter. After living like this for so many years, Emily is left with nothing after her father dies. “We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will ” (417) Due to that fact that her father has driven all the men who wanted to enter her life, she is left alone after her father’s death. Her attitude towards men is affected by her father.
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.
In addition to all of this, she begs for her life, but never asks The Misfit to spare her family. In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, it says “Throw me that shirt, Bobby Lee,” The Misfit said. The shirt came flying at him and landed on his shoulder and he put it on. The grandmother couldn’t name what the shirt reminded her of” (429). The grandmother did not even recognize that The Misfit had killed her son and taken his
Her family told her that her husband and children were a mistake and that her husband was cheating on her. She felt oppressive and snapped. She decided that ending her life would be easier than having to live with all the stress and bullying. Nicole attempted to commit suicide by cutting her throat from ear to ear; she failed at ending her life, but she is now in the hospital getting mental help. Megan Meier, age 13, was depressed for years before she committed suicide.
Mr. Grierson was very overprotective of his daughter and ran away all the suitors who came to court Ms. Emily. This contributed to Ms. Emily’s inability to have a meaningful relationship with the opposite sex. Her father kept her totally depended on him. She was not allowed to see a healthy and loving relationship with a man, therefore, robbing Ms. Emily of the opportunity to live a normal life. So, when her father died, her future died along with him.
Elmer would beat her and cause her to be injured. Lane writes, “She blamed father for all her loses. Her room was locked each night and Father, drunk as he might have been, never dared to enter it. He might splutter his rage at the door but he never tried to break it down” (Lane 40). These lines indicate how she does not want to be near her husband and how ... ... middle of paper ... ... in life is her sexual being.