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  • Things In Wade's Life
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    Affliction "Portrait Of A Man Trying To Hang On" Wade Whitehouse is a man who is frightened to death of following in his father's footsteps, yet he follows them exactly. His violent temper and alcoholism are giant neon signs of how much he is like his father Glen and how closely related their actions are. Wade and his brother Rolfe lived with a violent and destructive man whose behavior was both mentally and physically threatening to his sons. Their father had successfully destroyed them in a lo...
  • Alcoholism
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    Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of lives everyday. Most don't realize they even have a problem until it's too late. It is a disease that affects almost every family in America in one way or another including mine. I learned a very important lesson about the disease that afflicted my grandfather when I myself had a bout with alcoholism. I have always heard from my father what a smart boy I am. My father also talks of how much I remind him of his father, I'm mechanically inclined, ha...
  • Charlie's Father
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    In today's society, high levels of stress can lead people to od some flamboyant things. Whether it is anger, alcohol, or violence, there are many methods to vent out stress. In this case, Charlie's Dad seems to vent out his stress by being obnoxious and repulsive to others that seem to be weaker than he is. It appears that Charlie's Dad does not even take into consideration the fact that charlie might never what to see his father ever again. It is evident that Charlie's father is a person who li...
  • Stories My Mother And My Father
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    Where do they get this stuff Some people say that you are a sum of all of your influences. For the most part, I agree with these people. I have had many influential people in my life. I believe my friends, people I have worked with, schoolmates and even television has helped mold me into who I am today, but I think the two most influential people in my life were my parents. My mother and my father are very different. From the way they grew up, to the way they are now, they have always been quite...
  • Alcoholism And Other Drug Problems
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    Imagine yourself being 11 years old. You and your next-door neighbor just finished eating dinner, and now playing cards in front of the television. A few hours pass and your mother tells you that its bedtime. After being asleep for a couple of hours, you hear your father come inside your house. This was not unusual; he always comes home late at night. You hear your parents yell at each other and then you hear an awful sound. Did your father just hit your mother only because his dinner was cold, ...

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