Growing up I was an abused child who wanted nothing more than to break free of the horrible torture that was imposed on me every day of my childhood. My mother hated me, and she was not shy in saying so. She would belittle me as if it gave her some kind of sick pleasure in destroying my fragile, developing ego. Naturally, I would grow up to be a person who didn’t have any ambition or goals for the future. This was because I focused all of my energy on the thought of getting away.
I had never seen him cry before. My dad said " I wanted to give you guys the world and I failed." After that I discovered a feeling of fear towards my dad which I thought that would had been impossible. My dads misery became so overwhelming that alcohol was no longer his preference to deal with his pain, to now advancing to drugs. Watching my dad take his 5th hit of crack in the living room on a spring afternoon.
My Father Died a Drunk At 4, I came to the breakfast table and saw that my father had a horribly swollen eye and adhesive tape forming a shell on his nose. I didn't know that he got those injuries in a barroom fight; I only know that I was deeply frightened and sorry that my father was hurt. This was the first of many bad memories. At 6, I awakened to the sound of a violent argument between my father and mother. I didn't know the reason for the quarrel; I just wanted the shouting, cursing and threats to stop.
Just like when he was leaving Mr. Antolini’s house he said “[He] was sweating… That kind of stuff’s happened to [him] about twenty times since[he] was a kid”. (192) He just isn't used to being comforted because his parents were never really there for him. The only person who was there for Holden was his brother Allie but it seems like everything got worse when he died. J.D. Salinger shows many themes two of the themes are lack of parenting has a negative effect on children and alienation for the means of protection.
Mental abuse or also known as emotional abuse can hurt just as much as physical or even more in my opinion. I personally have witnessed and have been victimized by emotional abuse. When I was little around 3 or 4, my parents split apart because my dad would drink and cause commotions in our family. When they divorced and I got a little older, I was able to see him every weekend or every other. Whenever I would go to his house I remember having horrible nights, because he would start drinking around 5pm and I would be begging to go home.
However Tom never felt complete, because of the bullying he suffered from daily. The bullying became so bad that he even considered suicide. Tom a sophomore in high school, was quickly learning the ropes of life. After the first two months of his Sophomore year, began the worst six months he has ever experienced. During an interview with Tom, he states, "At first I thought he was joking, but then the jokes became more severe and more often."
I had always asked myself why were we treated like that, but I was only a freshmen in high school so I didn’t understand the feeling of hatred by another color. It was later said we weren 't allow to play them anymore because we didn’t respect the house rules of beating a team very bad. It’s just sad that we couldn’t even eat in their town because how bad we beat their football team, but now that I’m older I realized that most team we played never really didn’t like us; because of the black athletes we had on our
Carl was exposed to death early in life, since his father was a minister and attended many funerals, taking his son with him. Also, Jung saw many fishermen get killed in the waterfalls and also many pigs get slaughtered. When he was eleven, he went to a school in Basel, met many rich people and realized that he was poor, compared to them. He liked to read very much outside of class and detested math and physical education classes. Actually, gym class used to give him fainting spells (neurosis) and his father worried that Jung wouldn't make a good living because of his spells.
Kurt had secretly suffered from an illness that caused severe stomach pains for more that seven years, which caused him to contemplate suicide almost everyday. This constant abdominal pain led to deep "melancholic depression verging of schizophrenia, and frequent bouts of narcolepsy" (Kurt Kobain's Obituary). Doctors were of no help to him, so he found escape in heroin. For years he fought his addiction, but compared to the severe stomach pains, heroin was unimportant (Kurt Kobain's Obituary). Kurt Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, and their daughter, Frances, brought some real happiness into his life.
David 's mother took the frustration and psychotic behaviors out on him when the alcohol kicked in. David eventually got out of that house and put into foster care, but that wasn’t the end of his mothers abuse. The abuse just transitioned to David 's brother when he got put into the system. Don’t think of what happened to David, that’s in the past for him now. Just remember that David was a mere four year old boy who didn’t have a ray of sunshine in his life, now imagine that happening to other children.