Cole's father had never once visited the hospital and his absence did not surprise Cole at all. Cole's father had also been arrested after Cole had returned from the island. The police arrested his father because he was charged with child abuse. His father did not agree to the fact that he abused Cole and of course, he paid for his own bail. When his father was out of the jail, he still did not wish to visit Cole. In this chapter, we also figured out why Mr. Matthews beats Cole up. Mr. Matthews was a good and honest person but he also had parents who beat him up for everything he did. Getting beat up from his dad was the only thing that Mr.Matthews ever knew.This is why he also started beating Cole up for everything he did. When Mr.Matthews
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The main character in the book Listen by Stephanie S. Tolan, Is a twelve year old girl named Charley who is recovering from a car wreck when a wild dog starts hanging around her house and she volenters to take him in and tame him to be her dog. Charley becomes determained to tame him which makes her brave, adventorous, and caring.
In Ben Mikealsen’s novel – Touching Spirit Bear, Cole is a 14 year old juvenile delinquent from Minneapolis. He is a very angry, furious, fierce and violent boy who does not seem to have any control over his anger. Although he might be a very angry and impatient, he is also honest, strong, reflective and hardworking person by the end of the book. What is the cause of Cole’s anger? What helped Cole changed into a better person? What role does the Spirit Bear play?
Because the father was so involved with himself, he did not make the time or put the effort to develop a proper relationship with his son.
Wes #2 did not have a father in his life either, his father left him and his family when he was young. The difference between Wes #1 and Wes #2 is that Wes #2's father had a choice of coming back. Wes #2’s father's absence made his older brother try to step in to make a change, but big brothers don't always help; sometimes the big brother adds to the problem, also the problem was that the neighborhood was drug infested. That meant that almost everyone was either selling or
As a result, the narrator views Carlton as more of a guardian than either of his parents. It becomes clear that the isolation of the parents is responsible for the unruly lives of their sons. Robert
Whether you agree with Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, or Erik Erickson, theoretical approaches to human nature all agree that early childhood years play a major part of our conscious and unconscious decisions we make. For instance, even though both Wes Moore’s were brought up without a father in their home, the reality is that these absences meant something different to each of them. For Wes 1 his father died an unnecessary death due to lack of training of emergency personnel. He remembered his dad as being compassionate, loving, and kind. Wes 1 always knew that if given the choice, his father would have stood by him throughout his life. Wes 2, however, is left with negative fatherly feelings. In the three times they were together, his own father acted as though he didn’t recognize him. What’s worse is that Wes 2 knew that his dad didn’t want to know him, he chose to leave. That left not only a hole where there should have been a very important role model, it left rejection in its place. When Wes 1 was visiting Wes 2 in the jail and asked about the impact his father had on his life, the second Wes said, “Your father wasn’t there because he couldn’t be, my father wasn’t there because he chose not to be. We’re going to mourn their absence in different ways” (Moore page 3). Later in the chapter Wes 1 gets emotional thinking about how he misses his father. He was left,
According to Walt McCandless, Chris caused him a tremendous amount of pain, despite having “so much compassion.” Causing parents pain is a part of growing up and becoming an adult. Getting jobs , moving out, and watching their kids make mistakes for themselves are just some ways pain is unavoidable in the growing up process.
All the beatings, drinking and unfavorable words from his father helps Cole realize that his father's actions only reflected his emotions, angry, scared and not knowing any better. In addition, he begins to understand that just like his father, he, too,
His father had been in jail then went AWOL from the Army. His father had beaten him severely. He was taken back to family court after an incident with a cousin and stealing from an old woman. “Both sets of grandparents work during the day, and, apart from not being able to physically look after the defendant, they also felt they could not control him.” (3) Eventually, he was sent back to his mother in New York City. She is the one who gave him a quarter and told him to “never darken this door again”. (4)
Absent parents are very important in the text as well. Wes (the author) grew up with his father enough to remember his morals, personality, etc. This contributed to shaping Wes’s life for the better. If he never knew his father, things could’ve been a lot worse for Wes, in terms of irresponsible actions. Even when his father died, his mother was very present in his life. She had to make up for what had been lost. She provided him with motivation, and reminded him that he was capable of doing great things. This is similar to what his father did as a child, reminding Wes that he was loved, and had potential to be a great man. Wes Moore, on the other hand, was the victim of an absent father from the beginning. This could be a reminder to Wes that he was unloved or that he wasn’t cared for. Although his mother was in the picture, she was very absent as well. She wasn’t involved in toxic behavior, but was working often. Wes Moore, of course, had no other person to look up to, besides his older brother, Tony. Hence, how absent parents played a role in who each of the Weses looked up
I believe that this was a second chance for him because his mom could have easily involved the cops; however, she flushed them down the toilet and later confronted him about his actions. Another example in Part II for the “Author Wes” was when his friend Shea and he were put in handcuffs because they decided to tag the wall and write “KK”. However, the cop gave him a second chance and let him go. He could have easily gone to jail, and got himself into a lot of problems. Both Wes Moore’s did not have their father as a support system. Westley, the Author Wes’s father, died due to a disease called acute epiglottis. The Other Wes had never met his father. Therefore, both of them did not have a father figure in their life. I believe that if they both had their father in their life; they would have probably made better decisions. There is nothing like a father and son relationship, and I believe that they both were missing that father figure in their life that everyone needs for guidance and
Cedric came along and called Barbara and asked about the boy, which he wants to see him. He wants to be a father to him because he wasn’t the perfect of a fatherhood to the child, so he wants to see him and get to know him as well. Cedric Jr. walked into an ambush when his father, that is a lifelong thief, he determined to teach his new found son a lesson about stealing. “ The boy was made to strip, and the whipping with a thick leather belt was ferocious, halted only when Joyce finally grabbed Gilliam’s arm and screamed for him to stop”( Suskind 34). Cedric is showing his son bad things that he isn’t suppose to see and his son is stopping him from making a huge mistake as well. Cedric now learned about betrayal and misplaced trust, he was picked up from heroin dealing and armed robbery and that made him disappear and end up in jail for 12 to 36 years in
In the short story “Charles,” foreshadowing convinces us that Laurie is Charles. For example, Laurie has to think before he tells his mom about the first day of kindergarten. Laurie’s mom states, “Laurie thought, ‘It was Charles’ … (11) Charles is the same person as Laurie. The author foreshadows text in there. Something that convinces us that Laurie is Charles, is when Laurie came home late and told his mom that Charles got detention and everyone stayed with Charles but when a child gets detention no one stays with that child. convinces us because Laurie tells his parents everything that Charles does and how does Laurie know everything about Charles. Laurie knew the bad word that Charles told the little girl to say because in the story it
Jaden Hayes has a lot to be sad about, and yet, the six-year-old boy from Savannah, Georgia is on a mission to put a smile on the face of everybody he comes in contact with who looks like they could use a little cheering up.