Towards the end of the book, Holden finds it harder to deal with living in the society he is in, while dealing with his worsening depression. Holden is by far sensitive and can be overly emotional sometimes. When his younger brother Allie died, Holden dealt with the dreadful event by breaking all the windows in the garage, "just for the hell of it." When he wakes up to find Mr. Antolini stroking his forehead, Holden leaves his apartment quickly, even though Holden identifies Mr. Antolini as a trusted mentor. Holden feels guilty about the death of his younger brother because he died so young.
In the books The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, both Amir and Ralph go through many similar troubles, and change according to their ups and downs. When Amir is young, he goes through painful torments by his fathers disregard for him, and as he witnesses the rape of Hassan, he doesn’t bother to intervene, as it will gain the respect of his father. When Ralph hears about the death of Piggy, and the possibility of getting rescued, a change in the characters thought process begins. Amir as well as Ralph share common traits of loss of innocence, that changes them from an innocent immature character into a mature, and responsible character. Amir goes through many events that take place in the book that change him, and the way he is perceived within the book.
Although they have very different home lives, both men experience prejudice from the father figures in their lives. Studies have shown that children exhibit prejudice as early as the age of five and that one these views develop at such an early age is by “observing and imitating people” in their lives like their fathers (Chin 37-38). Franklin uses the story of murder and mystery surrounding these men to show that prejudicial treatment in childhood affects the choices made later in life and by extension, what type of person someone becomes. Larry Ott becomes a withdrawn, isolated man who avoids people and situations because of the prejudicial treatment at the hands of his father. Larry, plagued in childhood with everything from asthma, to a bout with stuttering, develops a preference to spend his days with a Stephen King novel than outside playing ball.
He lived many years feeling remorseful of what led and followed after cheating on his wife. "Now look Biff, when you grow up you'll understand about these things. You mustn't overemphasize a thing like this." (p.120) When Biff first caught his father cheating on his mother he reacted in a very harsh, way leaving his father feeling guilty. Biff began to realize his whole life was a fake.
Will is at Mrs. Smythe’s house, his English teacher, a place where he often goes to escape from his family life when he thinks that his ribs hurt because “ Eric hit [him] pretty hard and they’re bruised” (Robinson 17) but this was only because “Eric got hit pretty hard by Dad” (17). This represents the cycle of abuse. Will will continue to be abused until his dad stops abusing his brother. He is trapped in this cycle and in silence because he cannot tell anyone what his dad does to his brother because
Richard Wright’s main character in Native Son, Bigger Thomas, was created by many different things, both inside the novel and in the real world. Throughout the novel Bigger’s actions reflect his many flaws that had resulted from his poor childhood. Bigger’s family, although they are around him a lot because of their small house, annoy him whenever they talk to him and he feels as though he does not have a close relationship with any of them, except his little brother Buddy who Bigger can tolerate. Bigger’s poor childhood and family background, poor education, and the many prejudices contributed to the main reason he became the man Like Bigger, Adolf Hitler’s childhood seemed to lead to his need for power and his anger towards others at times. Unlike Bigger, Adolf had both his parents in his life, but where Bigger had little or no contact with his mother Adolf had both his parents, mainly his father’s, displeasure; which was usually followed by many harsh words and the occasional beatings.
He and his father clashed often as he transitioned into high school and his dad pressured him more than ever to follow him in his footsteps. Steven Spielberg had little interest in math and science. In high school, he was ostracized because being social and outgoing did not come natural to him. Unfortunately, he could not seek refuge in his parents because they were going through a stressful period in their marriage.3 His father was, often, on business ... ... middle of paper ... ...can be really immature with what they have seen because they do not know how to process things the way adults do. Steven Spielberg has managed to water down things made for adults and make them better suited for teenagers.
From the first lines of the story the reader gets the impression that Sonny’s brother tries to block out, ignore the truth about his brother and his troubles. The reaction the character has to the newspaper article about Sonny was: “It was not to be believed and I kept telling myself that” (Baldwin 292). At this stage his relations with the younger brother remind of the way a teacher walks across the playground full of potentially troubled kids “though he or she couldn’t wait to get out of that courtyard, to get those boys out of their sight and off their minds” (Baldwin 293). Having some suspicions concerning Sonny’s ...
As time passes, the kids become uneasy and try to seek comfort in their leaders. When their imagination takes over, the unknown soon ignites their fear and apprehension hinders the juveniles as they attempt to restore order. Since fear is fueled by imagination, the boys’ outward attempt to conquer it only results in violence and chaos. Because we are scared of what we do not know, we believe that the unknown can hurt us. In the beginning, the littluns become scared and speak of a “beastie”.
The Stucco House by Ellen Gilchrist "The Stucco House" by Ellen Gilchrist is a story about seven year old boy named Teddy who lives with his mother and step father, Eric. Because of the existing circumstances concerning his family's relationships, especially between his mom and step dad, the boy seems "scared of everything" as seen by Eric. However this fear is not fear in the pure sense but is mixed in with other emotions such as confusion, disappointment and uncertainty. The child's true fear is losing his stepfather Eric resulting from a possible future divorce from his mother. The author implies that Teddy is a sad and disappointed with his mothers past failed marriages especially to his real father, and he is now afraid of losing his stepfather from another marital breakup.