Essays Tagged: "abusive father"

Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" : Abuse or Play?

a second look however, simply reading the poem, trying not to stick to the first impression of the abusive father, a playful image of a hardworking man dancing awkwardly, but enthusiastically with hi ... em's content to be violent. The following extracts may be interpreted to support this thesis of the abusive father. The opening line "The whisky on your breath" may indicate that the father has been d ...

(3 pages) 138 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Admiration", it is a diagnostic essay about a person I admire. I received great comments from the teacher.

ss.We all have obstacles when we are growing up, but my father had more than most people. He had an abusive father, and because of that, had to drop out of high school. As far back as he can remember, ... because of that, had to drop out of high school. As far back as he can remember, his father was an abusive alcoholic. Many nights, instead of playing football orstudying, my father would sit by his f ...

(2 pages) 103 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"The Color of Water" By James McBride a tribute from a black man to his Jewish mother

e and identity. Ruth did not want to discuss the painful details of her early family life, when her abusive father Tateh lorded over her sweet-tempered and meek mother Mameh. James weaves his own life ...

(4 pages) 84 1 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Citizen Kane: Film Analysis

ught through a maze of scenes that reflect one man's journey through life from his childhoodwith an abusive father; to the time he inherits the world's sixth largest fortune.Charles Foster Kane is por ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Huck Finn Character ANalysis

nd Huck is no longer trapped by the conformity of society, but rather by the harsh treatment of his abusive father. Still seen as a misfit child, his character gains some respect from the reader when ... ociety. Prior to being taken in by Miss Watson and Widow Douglas, Huck lived a rugged life with his abusive, alcoholic "Pap". Huck was happy with this lifestyle of not going to school, and stealing to ...

(6 pages) 46 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Admiration

ow we all have obstacles when we are growing up, but my father had more than most people. He had an abusive father, and because of that, had to drop out of high school. As far back as he can remember, ... because of that, had to drop out of high school. As far back as he can remember, his father was an abusive alcoholic. Many nights instead of playing football or studying, my father would sit next to ...

(2 pages) 23 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Fences

ave be without the comforts of life, unlike when he was a child deprived of those comforts. His own abusive childhood was very influential in making him an abusive father who wants to run his younger ...

(3 pages) 38 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mark Twain

r book concentrated on the nature of reality. It is about a boy ,named Huck, who runs away from his abusive father to Jackson Island. Here he meets a black slave named Jim, who ran away in search of f ...

(11 pages) 28 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Forged By Fire

nd abused by him. She has a cat named Tiger. She only feels safe around Gerald.JORDAN: He is a very abusive father and stepfather. He is very muscular and strong. He beats up Gerald and Angel for fun. ... When Gerald got to Atlanta, he attached to Angel. They stuck together all the time. Jordan was very abusive and beat up Gerald all the time. Gerald would always take the hit for Angel. If Gerald wasn' ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ellen Foster

s just ten years old when her life became a horrible mess. She grew up with a sexually and verbally abusive father who killed his own wife, which was Ellen's mother. Ellen watched this happen and coul ... out.One day in school, a teacher noticed a bruise on Ellen's arm that had been given to her by her abusive father. She was brought down to the office to be examined and questioned. The faculty of her ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Michelangelo Essay

zo. In 1492 Lorenzo died and Michelangelo was forced to move on. Not wanting to go back home to his abusive father he decided to settle down in Rome and spend the rest of his life there. On February 1 ...

(1 pages) 26 0 4.4 Feb/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Swimming Upstream - "The Fingleton Family was dysfunctional" Discuss

r of the family through the difficult period of each child growing up and maturing with a sadistic, abusive father.The Fingleton family is very dynamic with each member having individual relationships ... . Tony has very special relationships with John and Dora and these help him to survive even with an abusive father. To Tony “John was the best” brother he could have and this relationship wa ...

(3 pages) 3502 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd

the book, Lily Owens, the protagonist, is motherless and left under the sole care of her angry and abusive father who she addresses as T. Ray instead of "dad". As a female, Lily is more emotionally s ... she addresses as T. Ray instead of "dad". As a female, Lily is more emotionally susceptible to her abusive encounters with her father and has no mother to comfort her outside of Rosaleen, her black c ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Untitled

er guys," mentally sorting out all the complications that come with having a mother who murdered an abusive father, and coming to grips with his tortured and confusing past. As Harley continues to rou ... g past. As Harley continues to roughly go through his therapy sessions, the deeper truths about his abusive upbringing reveal themselves, including the reasons for Amber's strange behavior about Harle ...

(9 pages) 299 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Rosebud

ir adult lives.Charles Foster Kane's childhood was unpleasant, to say the least. He grew up with an abusive father and a mother who basically sold him for a lifetime of financial security.As a result, ...

(4 pages) 1358 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple presents the life-long struggle of

physically and emotionally, Celie discovers herself searching for some self-respect. Fonso, Celie's abusive father, forces her to marry Albert, also abusive by nature. Celie finds a degree of hope thr ...

(1 pages) 477 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is a novel of extremes, including,

st from Nelly, his nurse, then from Joseph, and finally from Catherine. Nelly protects him from his abusive father, Hindley, and her example sets him on the right path in the beginning. He needs this ...

(3 pages) 1402 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Life As A Single Parent

Twenty-eight years ago, my mother found her life in an uproar. She was married to my mentally abusive father, and things had gotten too difficult for her to handle. Not knowing what she would do ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Gathering.

ehumanized because of what he has experienced or the problems in his life. Things such as having an abusive father, divorce of his parents at an early age, having no male role model, changing schools ...

(3 pages) 23 0 4.3 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Unwanted Intimacy

Make cancer seem like an abusive father.When you are told you may die. This was my lifeNo-one else seemed to notice just how ... rround me. I don’t expect anyone to understand why I don’t just leave my evil partner, my abusive other half, my soul mate cancer, They cannot begin to understand the things we share, what w ... ly head. His short temper meant hours of painful arguments where I was battered constantly with his abusive ways, his insane anger. He would crawl inside my head and shriek and scream like a tortured ...

(4 pages) 7 1 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories