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  • Dave By His First Name
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    Pelzer, Dave. A Child Called 'It'. Deerfield Beach: Health Communications, Inc., 1995. The title of this book has to do with what Dave went through as a child. He was just referred to as a child by "It". Dave's mother didn't care about him enough to call him by his first name. Throughout the book, his mother avoids calling Dave by his name. He is just a very unlucky child who gets brutally abused by his mother. She is somewhat ashamed of what she does and so it makes her feel better not to call ...
  • Joseph Letterman And Dave
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    David Letterman David Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indiana. Hew as born to Joseph and Dorothy Letterman. After reading the novel, 'David Letterman: On Stage and Off' by Rosemarie Lennon, I have learned about all his struggles and joys. Because of this book, I feel sorry towards one of the funniest people on Earth, David Letterman. I also admire him for his good acts and abilities. To realize why I feel what I feel toward Letterman, you have to look at some of the main points in h...
  • David's Mother
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    Running Head: A CHILD CALLED IT One Child's Courage to Survive:" A Child Called It "Dave Pelzer Angelia MickelsPalo Verde College Abstract This is one of the best, yet saddest books that I have ever read. There are so many bad things out there that are happening to good people. We just have no idea. You never know what is going on behind closed doors. I am so lucky not to have experienced anything like this growing up. There is so much reality in this book, but I never knew that reality was ever...
  • Dave's Mother
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    I read 'A Child Called It. ' It was about the problems of a boy named Dave Pelzer. Dave was put through hard times and at some point lost hope in his dreams and doubted the humanity of mankind, but in the end because of his strong will he was able to overcome his problems and make a better life for himself. When Dave was younger him and his brothers, Ronald and Stan were happy in a normal family with a loving mom and dad, but as years passed things started to change. Dave's parents became alcoho...
  • Dave's Mother
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    The book I read is called A Child Called It. It is written by Dave Pelzer. The theme of this book is to keep hope alive. You should have faith and dreams to have something to look forward to in your future especially when you feel you can't go on any more. Like Dave, he felt trapped as if he was never going to be free. He used his dreams and illusions every time he was hurting to help him get away from the pain. This is what kept this little boy alive. He had something to reach for and never qui...
  • Lost Boy By Dave Pelzer
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    ' Abbie Rader Title: The lost boy Author: Dave Pelzer Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated Publication Date: September 1997 Number of pages: 250 Lost boy is a follow up to Dave Pelzer's book A Child Called It. This Novel Is a Auto-biography by Dave Pelzer. It follows his experiences in the foster care system. After being taken from his mother Dave goes from one foster home to another and he describes his life there. The Novel starts out where it left off in the novel A Child called "It...
  • Alcohol Abuse Of His Mother And Father
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    A Child Called 'It' A Child Called 'It' is the story of a young boy who, in order to survive, must triumph over the physical, emotional, and medical abuse created by his mother. The exploitation of alcohol plays an important role in the abuse by the mother and the neglect to see and the courage to intervene the problems by Dave's father. Dave considered the abuse he endured by his mother, 'games'. But he always tried to be one small step ahead of her. Like Death From Child Abuse... And No One He...
  • Dave's Decision
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    In life, there are many decisions that everyone must make. And with decision-making comes consequences, some that we are ready for, and some that we may not be ready for. The author of " The Man Who Was Almost a Man", Richard Wright, portrays a young man who wants to be a man, but shows that he is clearly unprepared for manhood and the consequences that come with that responsibility. Through decision making based on self interest, wanting to gain respect from his family, and wanting to prove his...
  • Immature Dave
    477 words
    The Man Who Was Almost a Man In The Man Who Was Almost a Man by Richard Wright, the main character Dave expresses his needs to be acknowledged as an adult. Yet he also exhibits his immaturity and the fact that he is not yet an adult and can not handle adult problems. His actions lead him into trouble that proves the fact that he is still an adolescent who can not handle problems of the adult world. The characters around Dave make him feel like he is still a child. His wants to purchase a gun to ...
  • Abusive Mother
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    A Child Called 'it' In his two novels A Child Called 'it', and The Lost Boy, the author, Dave Pelzer explains about his childhood. During that time, author was a young boy from an age 3 to an age 9. David's mother has started to call him ' The Boy' and 'it. ' The author mainly covers the relationship between his family. His main focus point is the bond between his mother and him. He describes his mother as a beautiful woman, who loves and cherished her kids, who changed from this ' The Mother,' ...
  • Dave's Debt To Mr Hawkins
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    Literature, like most all forms of entertainment, allows for the audience to use their imagination. The time and preparation that goes into producing a novel, short story, or any written work of art is riddled with the thoughts of the author to present the readers with the opportunity of harnessing their own dreams, wishes, and desires. As readers, we see things through our eyes, not necessarily how the author intends us to view them. At only fifty-two years old when he died, the writer had capt...
  • David's Mother
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    A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer A Child Called It is a story based on a real life boy's tribulations with his mothers shocking abuse. When he was younger Dave and his family were considered the perfect family. Then, all of a sudden his mother and father started drinking and had problems in their relationship. Dave started getting the worst treatment imaginable. His mother all of a sudden treated him as a nobody or an It. His father wouldn t do anything about it and it made Dave hate him. She di...
  • Dave's Abusive Mother
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    "A Child Called It' "A Child Called It' Essay, Research Paper Setting: The setting takes place in March of 1973 in Daly City, California. Characters: Dave Pelzer – Dave is a smart and strong willed boy that gets abused by his mother.? Mother can beat me all she wants, but I haven? t let her take away my will to somehow survive.? Mother – She is Dave's abusive mother. Most of the time she's drunk and looks like crap.? She still has a hangover from last night's stupor. Her once beautif...

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