But since the fire, Arnold has carried guilt on his soul, and was using alcohol to suppress the memory, he would constantly intoxicate himself. But as the years grow on, he begins to abuse his family. He runs from the problem, and leaves Victor behind. Since this day, Victor has been mean, and not respectful. The only person he was nice to was his mother.
Once Victor and Thomas got to Victor’s father’s home they both met Suzy. Su... ... middle of paper ... ...ok at the future. He always wanted to come back home but was ashamed to because he was responsible for two peoples deaths while he was drunk. He didn't want to see his son because he thought he would be ashamed about his father for being the cause of two people’s deaths. Victor is the kind of kid who is a jerk and don’t care about anyone don’t care what happens and has had the worst life ever.
Malachy didn't bring home the wages like a good husband but he would leave his family waiting at home for their supper whilst he went down to the pubs and drank all the money. At time like these, Frank could see his mother was angry and upset and he hated his father when he did that to her. Malachy came home drunk so many times, Frank and his brothers knew exactly what was going on when he didn't come home at dinner time, they knew not to talk to him because he'd done the 'bad thing'. Frank constantly says that as he is the eldest son, he wanted to bring home the money his father never did and a number of times he thinks to himself that he wished he had a different dad. When Oliver dies, Frank gets very angry at his father for putti... ... middle of paper ... ...ound him.
To begin, Alex and his group of friends go about the night to wreak havoc and act rebellious. You would thing Alex would have parents who don’t really car about him but that is quite the opposite. He just lies to them and tells them that he has a job and that’s why he is out late. Early in the novel we see right off the bat that he and his friends take hallucinogenic drugs that are placed inside of milkshakes. This along with Beethoven symphony pushes him and his friends to roam the streets terrorizing the elderly, rob convenience stores, and rape women.
Pap is characterized different from the novel, the movie, and Big River, can he really be compassionate? Pap seems to be victimized by the government as the town drunk and not a good role model for his son, but it turns around when he shows compassion when he thinks Huck has died. In the movie Huck portrays his death so he could escape his abusive father. When Pap arrives to the made up murder scene he seems very upset. Pap started crying and screaming at the thought of his son being murdered.
He was also vebally abused by his father, often called “dumb and stupid,” “Sissy,” “Mama’s boy,” and told that he would “Probably grow up to be a queer” This verbal abuse was a constant for the younger Gacy, lasting all throughout his childhood and adolescence, however Gacy stated multiple times after his arrest that he did not hate his father. At the age of nine, Gacy was molested by a family friend, who would take him on long rides in a truck, and fondle him. Gacy never reported these incidents, as he was afraid his father would blame him. At school, he was often the target of bullying. He would assist the truant officer, no doubt earning more disdain from the other children, and was known to volunteer to run errands for teachers.
James Jr. always spends his money on alcohol and uses it an escape from his parents because they are addicts. James Jr. blames his parents for his failure in life because of their bad parenting. Edmund in the other hand does not only have an alcohol addiction but also has a drug addiction because of his mother. He uses art to escape from his problems unlike any of his other family members. Edmund is basically the victim of this play but is the one who gets hurt the most due his parent’s addictions especially his dads.
Reason being that Yunior was always getting in trouble with his father, which lead him to search for some sort of defense. He turned to his older brother. If Yunior eats before riding in his father's new van, he becomes nauseated and vomits. The father would punish Yunior for technically, surviving. His father was so disconnected from his son that would be mad at his son for eating.
Throughout their time at the pub, Larry is aware of all the signs, showing that he will have to drag his drunken father home later that night, and this is not a responsibility that a child should bear. The fact that Larry has to be responsible for his father, is ironic, as usually the parental figures are more responsible, and the ones to teach responsibility to their children. As well, the irony of Larry, a child, ending up drunk, shows the reader that Larry’s desensitization to alcohol and its affects have affected him mentally. The author also uses irony to show the moment of recognition when Mick realizes how he acts due to his son copying his actions. This moment is monumental in the story, as it is both imitation and irony, and shows the reader how Mick truly feels about his drinking, and his epiphany.
narrative focuses on a father and son, Grange and Brownfield Copeland, and illustrates how their respective demons and destructive tendencies affect the people around them. In the opening chapter of the novel, the reader is introduced to Grange as he exhibits abusive tendencies towards his wife, Margaret, while he is in a drunken state. ?Late Saturday night Grange would come home lurching drunk, threatening to kill his wife and Brownfield, he threatened Margaret and she ran and hid in the woods with Brownfield huddled at her feet? (Walker 14). Grange?s prolific consumption of alcohol seems to be a conscious effort to blunt the feeling inferiority he feels as marginalized citizen in southern society.