Philip does not feel accepted in his own home. This is a psychodynamic approach because his childhood experience really shaped him the person that he is today. The next approach is behavioral. Growing up, Philip lives with words of discouragement by his parents. His parents fail to communicate healthily with him.
Troy?s relationship with his father was one, which produced much tension, and had a strong influence on Troy?s relationships with his loved ones as an adult. He had very little respect for his father because his father did not, in Troy?s mind, make his family a priority. At an early age, Troy?s father beat him ?like there was no tomorrow? because he caught Troy getting ?cozy? with a girl (549; I,4).
Due to Tom’s abuse early in life, he and Gene were never able to have a positive relationship. Gene also was never able to really stand up to his father. Probably due to a fear of him he had developed early in life. Even with this fear, Gene proved to be not be too damaged by his abusive childhood. I believe that his low self-etheme came from this upbringing.
In Pat’s family, he was always seen as the outcast and was not treated the same as others. His father says in the movie that he regrets not spending as much time with him as a kid and that he was trying to make up for it now. His father did not know how to handle Pat’s violent mood swings as a child and that itself lead to them having an unhealthy father-son relationship. One thing that I have learned throughout this chapter is how important family is in helping a person with a mental illness with guiding them through their process of recovery. There are many factors that can drive and worsen a mental disorder, but there
Odysseus' son Telemachus was a small child when his father left for the Trojan War. At the beginning of The Odyssey Telemachus is an inexperienced, unhappy, and helpless young man. We see this in Book One when he says to Athena "Mother says I am his son; I know not surely...I wish at least I had some happy man as father..." (p. 8) Telemachus has grown immature because he has been raised without a father figure. His travels in search of his father will help him to mature, as we will see throughout his journey. Telemachus also grew up in very tough situation because he was raised without a father.
to teach Billy how to swim. A horrible, traumatic, event that would stay with Billy for the rest of his life. “Little Billy was terrified, because his father had said Billy was going to learn to swim by the method of sink-or –swim. His father was going to throw Billy into the deep end, and Billy was going to damn well swim”(43). Roland Wear was a very cruel man as well.
Children often think that their parents know nothing and it is not until something actually happens that proves the parents are right that the children realize how erroneous they had been. Baldwin's representation of his father while his father is alive is that of total detestation towards him and his ideas. Most of Baldwin's memories of his father are bad ones: "I could see him, sitting at the window, locked up in his terrors' hating and fearing every living soul including his children who had betrayed him"(54). The vivid memories Baldwin has of his father are ones of his father's down falls. Baldwin rarely remembers the good things about his father: "I had forgotten, in the rage of my growing up, how proud my father had been of me when I was little"(64).
Parents who don’t care at all, care very little, or lack any sense of sympathy are a reoccurring element in Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff joining the Earnshaw family caused Mr. Earnshaw to neglect his son Hindley. Which completely disassociated father and son. This separation lasted until the death of Mr. Earnshaw and continued to affect Hindley, even when it came to his relationship with Hareton. Hindley became such a drunken gambler that he couldn’t connect with or care for his son, leaving that care eventually to Heathcliff, who also had a son.
In the graphic novel Blankets, Craig Thompson tells the story of his early childhood, his relationship with his younger brother, and of his first love. Due to the limiting structures of being raised in a religious household, having been abused by a babysitter, and being unable to form a comforting relationship with his parents, Craig has a hard time transitioning into the adult world. His is visibly unable to find a way to “fit in” and feels like he is drowning in a society where he cannot find his reason for existence. Therefore, it would be argued that Craig’s life was heavily shaped by his parents, the abuse from the babysitter, and his inability to create his own identity and sense of purpose. Craig’s parents had a distinct parenting style, an authoritarian father and a permissive mother, which had a large impact on his life.
Has a book ever made you sympathetic towards a character? A true story, A Child Called “It” by Dave Peltzer is the most heart wrenching novel someone could read. In the book, a little boy described his family to be perfect until his mother is diagnosed with depression and begins to drink. At the age of 4, Dave’s mother starts to abuse him and only him. His brothers never got to experience the bad side of their mother like Dave did because his brothers would abuse him as well.