Crabbe is my essay about the book Crabbe and why he ran away

Essay by CraigesHigh School, 10th gradeB, December 2003

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Crabbe decides to run away from home because he's unhappy with his life. Much of this

unhappiness is the direct result of the poor guidance he receives from the bad adult role models

with whom he is surrounded.

Crabbe decides to run away because he's unhappy with his life. There are many signs that

show Crabbe's unhappiness. Crabbe's parents make him feel like he's not good enough to be

their son. They never let him do what he wants to do and they dictate his life to what they want.

Crabbe's relationship with his parents is that it is a dictatorship. Crabbe says, "I wasn't alone.

My Mother swallowed valiums everyday; my Father drank heavily, if you counted the wonderful

business lunches and what he poured down at home; lots of kids at school smoked grass regularly

and drank at parties. I was no different." Crabbe doesn't drink a lot, but he drinks all the time.

Even at school. Crabbe has no friends to go to parties with or to hang out with. Crabbe's not

happy at school because all the teachers want you to be wrong not to be right. Crabbe sees

himself like the runner because he's sick of his life and he wants to be free and the runner wants

to be free and only race in races if he wants to. Here is a quote from Crabbe: "But, like the runner,

I wanted to do something that would symbolize what I thought and how I felt."

Many of Crabbe's teachers are hypocrites and poor role models. Crabbe does not want to

be like them. Crabbe dislikes some teachers like Fat-Ass Grant, Miss. Wase, French teacher,

Beaker Baker. Crabbe dislikes Fat-Ass Grant because he busted him for drinking in school. "He

was king of jock...