Essays Tagged: "alcoholic father"

G.B.Shaw's "Heartbreak House". 'A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes'

w -he later dropped the name George- was born in Dublin in 1856, the third and youngest child of an alcoholic father and an undomestic mother. He developed an interest in literature, music and paintin ...

(5 pages) 77 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compulsive Behaviours - Alcoholism

on it. I was to include at least 3 references with my paper. My topic was on my experiences with an alcoholic father.Compulsive Behaviours - AlcoholismMy father was an early riser who got our breakfas ... uction worker who often worked out of town for the week and who was a regular in the pub. He was an alcoholic who sometimes vanished for days. For my father, his addiction carried humiliation and unha ...

(9 pages) 67 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

"The lost Boy" by Dave Pelzer

e Peltzer the author of "The Lost Boy" tells his story from the time he left his abusive mother and alcoholic father, through his experiences in five foster homes and juvenile detention, and how he ev ...

(7 pages) 63 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Adventures of Huckleberry" Finn by Mark Twain.

ay occur later on in his life:1) Huck fakes his death in order to be freed by running away from his alcoholic father and his caretaker, Widow Douglas, and also to escape from being "sivilized"; 2) Huc ... what he wants, rather than being "sivilized." To add, Huck is able to stay away from Pap, who is an alcoholic and an abusive father. Unfortunately, Pap kidnaps Huck from Widow Douglas and takes him to ...

(3 pages) 66 0 5.0 May/2003

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

Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemmons).

e Mississippi River during the late 1830s. Huckleberry Finn stages his death to escape his abusive, alcoholic father. While he is away, Jim, a black man, catches up to him, and they become friends. So ...

(5 pages) 24 0 5.0 Nov/2003

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

Cathedral:Raymond Carver

"Cathedral"Raymond Carver was born to an alcoholic father who worked in a sawmill on May 25, 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon. He married and had t ...

(4 pages) 124 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Edgar Allan Poe, Author Study

er during that time period. Many people praised him for his work. Poe's depression was caused by an alcoholic father, death to both his mothers, death to his loving wife, separation of his siblings, a ... anuary 19, 1809. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, his mother, was an actress. His Father, David Poe Jr. was an alcoholic. His father left his family when he was only 1 year old. Poe's mother dies on December 8, ...

(5 pages) 58 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Eleventh Edition

everything else matters.At the beginning of the story, Russ moves away from his boring hometown and alcoholic father to go to University and start a new life in Detroit. Russ gets a job, an apartment ... h as the old man.In conclusion, I think Russ made all the right decisions starting when he left his alcoholic father to start a new and better life to dropping that evil circle. Russell gains a lot of ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ellen Foster: A Novel about a little girl

with problems and heartaches. In the Deep South, after her mother dies, by the poor decision of her alcoholic father, Ellen is to stay with her grandmother. The grandmother and the father both die, an ... and has grown up. After her mother dies, she takes on herself to pay the bills and take care of her alcoholic father even though she hates him. Also, she shows maturity when she takes care of her gran ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Communication Problems in Hugh Garner's "The Father"

o is perfect; certainly not John Purcel in Hugh Garner's short story "The Father" about a desperate alcoholic father (John Purcel) trying to get closer to his son (Johnny) who seems to be slowly drift ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Describes how Francie in the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith can be compared to the tree in the book.

young girl that grew up in a poor family in Brooklyn. Along with the young girl, Francie, lived her alcoholic father, Johnny, her hardworking mother, Katie, and her lovable, younger brother, Neeley. I ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


e, Hutcherson. In highschool, no one but family members and close friends knew that I lived with an alcoholic father. As a child I was always taught to keep our family life secret and never let people ... verwelhmed my entire life, even from childhood. It was hard, at times, to admit that living with an alcoholic parent was a part of my life. I didn't want to accept the fact that this was a definite pa ...

(3 pages) 38 0 4.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Contrast Between Land and Water in Huckleberry Finn

was superior to others, particularly Blacks, was commonplace. Huck was also the son of an abusive, alcoholic father. It was from this dejecting experience that Huck gathered strength and became an un ...

(4 pages) 26 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Eleanor Roosevelt a Great American that shaped America and left behind a legacy for others to follow.

ced her in a special arena reserved for shapers of the human spirit.Eleanor the only daughter of an alcoholic father and a beautiful aloof mother was openly disappointed by Eleanor's lack of a pretty ...

(5 pages) 46 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"One Child" - the True Story Of a Young, Intelligent Teacher Striving to Reach a Wild, Unreachable, and Abused Child. Book by Torey Hayden

he window on her highway and pierced her leg on a sharp rock, creating a scar that has Luckily, her alcoholic father took her in - or, not so luckily. For two years he abused Sheila, whipping her when ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Character Analysis: "Ellen Foster"

responsible for paying the bills, shopping for groceries, and even cooking for herself, because her alcoholic father only cared for his drinks. Throughout the novel written by Kaye Gibbons, Ellen Fost ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.4 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Father's Actions in "He Was a Boxer When I Was Small"

ure decisions in life. Author Keeshig-Tobias grew up in a miserable household raised by her feared, alcoholic father, who held frequent temper tantrums in order to establish his parental authority. Do ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

My Left Foot: The accomplishments of Christy Brown

do anything to help. His disability was the backbone of the many problems in his life, such as his alcoholic father, a poor lifestyle, as well as some social issues. Growing up, his only hope of some ...

(2 pages) 34 2 4.8 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Dancing in the Moonlight. What did Eddie Gein do in his lifetime? What is he notorious for? How was his childhood a major influence and inspiration for his psychological instability?

George P. Gein and Augusta Lehrke, and was the younger brother of Henry G. Gein. With a dead beat, alcoholic father, it is assumed that he did not have a strong father figure in his life, which may h ...

(5 pages) 2264 0 1.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Huck Finn

eled "a low down Abolitionist" (Clemens 39). Huck also fears being discovered by his abusive, alcoholic father. In essence, however, Huck is actually fleeing "sivilized" society as a whole ...

(6 pages) 704 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers