During the ages of six and seven, Dahmer “was regarded by other children as odd and bizarre (Martens, 2005).” Even though he did not show any interest in developing genuine social relations, Dahmer did demonstrate a fascination with bug and animal dissections. When Dahmer was six he had “undergone hernia surgery, when he woke up from the anesthesia he was worried someone could have cut his genitals, the pain lasted for one week and after a long recovery period his parents remember he turned to be very loner (Giannetakis, n.d.).” It is believed that at age eight Dahmer had been sexually abused by a boy in his neighborhood (Hickey, 2013). If this event did occur, it could explain why he developed destructive sexual fantasies at the young age of twelve. Despite him being aloof, it has been reported that he would seek attention by faking epileptic seizures at school and local shops. By his adolescent years, he developed compulsive masturbation which would eventually lead to legal trouble (Silva, 2002).
But with everyone else he is quiet, and his slaved for work. The kind of life I think he had before he came to Wuthering Heights, was that his parents abused him, as he sometimes got into trouble and was cheeky to his parents, but then again I think he was the type who had no friends, a loner, just stayed in his room all the time. I don't think his parents cared about him, so they fostered him out. Also he complained a lot, moaned, just what normal kids do, but his parents couldn't stand it. Now that he has foster parents, I don't think he is the kid he used to be, his mean foster parents really bully him - because he seems to be doing lots of work where as the other children aren't, so really they are just picking on him.
He resented his father for always being away from home, on the road touring, but he didn't know at the age of 3 what it meant by having to support your family in any way you can. Even now, when he was a teenager he resented his father for not understanding him. It seemed as if no one understood him. And that bisected his heart. It was going on 2:30 A.M. and Jonathan knew he should have gone to sleep hours ago.
As a small child, Jeff seemed happy enough, playing with his dog or riding his bike, but was fascinated with death. When Lionel removed some animal bones from under the porch, the remains of small creatures killed by small local predators, Jeff seemed quite pleased by the sound they made dropping back into the bucket. His father dismissed it as childhood curiosity. Jeff was the class clown, known for doing things as ridiculous as faking seizures for laughs. In fact, he was lonely and isolated in school, with few friends.
A book I made in school in the fall of first grade laid it all out: "I like to read at school. I don't like butterscotch. I like Chipper, my best friend." Looking back on our relationship, my parents often wondered what exactly it was that we spent so much time talking about. Chipper was pretty shy around most adults except his mother, so they only really caught glimpses of us ... ... middle of paper ... ... toys as I wanted, which I kept carefully organized and out of the hands of my five year old brother, the terror.
He started to write about his life when he had a lot of problems that he couldn’t fix. One of them was that his mother doesn’t trust him anymore, since his friend thought him how to lie. The first time he lied to his mother, his mother knew Mathew was lying to her. After a month later his mom found out that Mathew wasn’t going to school, she found out he was hanging out with his friends instead of going to school. His mother also found out that his grades in school is low and that his been absent a lot of times.
Education played a large roll to the main character in the book “They Cage the Animals at Night” by Jennings Michael Burch. Throughout the story, the main character, Jennings, struggled with education. He was never enthusiastic about school, and that affected his education negatively. First of all, Jennings, the main character, was not forced to attend school in the orphanages he stayed at because he was never at any of them long enough. That is why he did not attend school for about half a year.
He was the son of Polish and Danish parents. Gacy and his sister had an abusive father, who worked in a factory and would come home and drink alcohol to relieve his stress. He would usually end up drunk and would beat Gacy and his sister with a razor strap if they misbehaved. Gacy learned to toughen up during the beatings and would not cry. Gacy also suffered alienation at school because of a heart condition, he could not play in many physical activities.
Most time adults or even classmates are oblivious to the depression of their children or friends. Children try to conceal the fact that they are depressed because they do not want to be made fun of even more for seeking attention. By keeping all of their depression bottled up most children commits suicide or become shut themselves off from the world. For example one day my friend Matthew came over my house after school. I’ve known he has been bullied for a while now and when I see it happening I speak up for him but that day I was absent from school so when he came over he randomly started saying some very depressing stuff.
He felt scared by the operation, complete strangers coming up to him and exploring his body. This experience is said to have marked his subconscious forever. But like every little boy of Jeffrey's age he was just like anybody else climbing apple trees, riding his bike and playing in coal dust and coming home dirty. Although he was painfully shy while growing up he over came this in time, and had a normal social life at school. By the time Jeffrey turned six his mother gave birth to a second son who she called David.