History AbusiveParents / Literature

16th Feb '18 11:59:28 AM talltalltree
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** "Waiting For the Sky to Fall'', an early novel of Wilson's, features much the same cast of characters that was later re-used for ''Love Lessons'', including the abusive father. The title refers to the protagonist spending most of the book in a state of distress about what he'll do when her exam results arrive: if she's passed he will continue to pressure her academically, if she's failed he'll take it out on her.

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** "Waiting ''Waiting For the Sky to Fall'', an early novel of Wilson's, features much the same cast of characters that was later re-used for ''Love Lessons'', including the abusive father. The title refers to the protagonist spending most of the book in a state of distress about what he'll do when her exam results arrive: if she's passed he will continue to pressure her academically, if she's failed he'll take it out on her.
16th Feb '18 11:58:51 AM talltalltree
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** In ''Love Lessons'', Prudence and Grace's father is verbally abusive to both daughters (particularly [[TheUnfavourite Grace]], refuses to let them attend public school and regularly belittles and chastises them. This treatment is part of the reason Prudence has NoSocialSkills and cannot relate to other teenagers when she and Grace eventually do start secondary school.

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** In ''Love Lessons'', Prudence and Grace's father is verbally abusive to both daughters (particularly [[TheUnfavourite Grace]], Grace]]), refuses to let them attend public school and regularly belittles and chastises them. This treatment is part of the reason Prudence has NoSocialSkills and cannot relate to other teenagers when she and Grace eventually do start secondary school.school.
** "Waiting For the Sky to Fall'', an early novel of Wilson's, features much the same cast of characters that was later re-used for ''Love Lessons'', including the abusive father. The title refers to the protagonist spending most of the book in a state of distress about what he'll do when her exam results arrive: if she's passed he will continue to pressure her academically, if she's failed he'll take it out on her.
6th Feb '18 9:52:04 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/MidnightRobber'': Not at first, but after Tan-Tan and her father have come to the PenalColony world of New Half-Way Tree, the story gets a whole lot darker, especially after Tan-Tan hits puberty, and starts to resemble the mother they left behind. She still loves her father, but after he begins to rape her, she mentally divides him up into "Good Daddy" and "Bad Daddy", and lives in fear of the times that Bad Daddy will come out.
5th Feb '18 9:21:03 PM DustSnitch
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* As recounted in the Purgatory of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the kings of the Capet family have so chained by greed that they are willing to sell their daughters, with all the affection of pirates haggling over slaves.
4th Feb '18 9:51:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Nightrunner}}'': Korit, father of Seregil from this Lynn Flewelling book - his mother died at childbirth and he could not expect much more than coldness from his father - Seregil believed that his father blamed him for the death of his mother, but it is later reveiled that Korit never got over losing his wife. That Seregil is the very image of his mother didn't help. Not that this would excuse him being a distant, cold bastard who imparted a major inferior complex on his son....

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* ''{{Nightrunner}}'': ''Literature/{{Nightrunner}}'': Korit, father of Seregil from this Lynn Flewelling book - his mother died at childbirth and he could not expect much more than coldness from his father - Seregil believed that his father blamed him for the death of his mother, but it is later reveiled that Korit never got over losing his wife. That Seregil is the very image of his mother didn't help. Not that this would excuse him being a distant, cold bastard who imparted a major inferior complex on his son....
28th Jan '18 8:20:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''TheColorPurple'': In the book, film, and musical of this Alice Walker story, Celie's [[spoiler:adoptive]] father sexually and physically abuses her, not only impregnating her twice but taking the children away as soon as they are born and giving them to the local church. Celie believes that he drowns them.

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* ''TheColorPurple'': ''Literature/TheColorPurple'': In the book, film, and musical of this Alice Walker story, Celie's [[spoiler:adoptive]] father sexually and physically abuses her, not only impregnating her twice but taking the children away as soon as they are born and giving them to the local church. Celie believes that he drowns them.
26th Jan '18 9:23:20 PM Snowsky
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* ''The Rules of Survival:'' Nikki is a deranged single mother who switches on a dime between being overly affectionate to her three children and cruelly abusing them. Her oldest son, Matthew, recounts an incident where she held a knife to his neck for stealing cookies, as well as another where she took him and his siblings to IHOP, then on the way home, decided the kids weren't grateful enough for the food, so she drove the car into incoming traffic and didn't stop until they screamed that they loved her. After going to jail for trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with her car, and losing custody of her children to her sister and ex-husband, she decides to make all their lives hell. [[spoiler:Eventually, she kidnaps her youngest daughter and tries to poison her to death by forcing her to drink dozens of bottles of alcohol.]]

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* ''The Rules of Survival:'' Nikki is a deranged single mother who switches on a dime between being overly affectionate to her three children and cruelly abusing them. Her oldest son, Matthew, recounts an incident where she held a knife to his neck for stealing cookies, as well as another where she took him and his siblings to eat at IHOP, then on the way home, decided the kids weren't acting grateful enough for the food, so she drove the car into incoming traffic and didn't stop until they screamed that they loved her. After going to jail for trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with her car, and losing custody of her children to her sister and ex-husband, she decides to make all their lives hell. [[spoiler:Eventually, she kidnaps her youngest daughter and tries to poison her to death by forcing her to drink dozens of bottles of alcohol.]]
26th Jan '18 9:15:47 PM Snowsky
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* ''The Rules of Survival:'' Nikki is a deranged single mother who switches on a dime between being overly affectionate to her three children and cruelly abusing them. Her oldest son, Matthew, recounts an incident where she held a knife to his neck for stealing cookies, as well as another where she took him and his siblings to IHOP, then on the way home, drove the car into incoming traffic and didn't stop until they screamed that they loved her. After going to jail for trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with her car, and losing custody of her children to her sister and ex-husband, she decides to make all their lives hell. [[spoiler:Eventually, she kidnaps her youngest daughter and tries to poison her to death by forcing her to drink dozens of bottles of alcohol.]]

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* ''The Rules of Survival:'' Nikki is a deranged single mother who switches on a dime between being overly affectionate to her three children and cruelly abusing them. Her oldest son, Matthew, recounts an incident where she held a knife to his neck for stealing cookies, as well as another where she took him and his siblings to IHOP, then on the way home, decided the kids weren't grateful enough for the food, so she drove the car into incoming traffic and didn't stop until they screamed that they loved her. After going to jail for trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with her car, and losing custody of her children to her sister and ex-husband, she decides to make all their lives hell. [[spoiler:Eventually, she kidnaps her youngest daughter and tries to poison her to death by forcing her to drink dozens of bottles of alcohol.]]
26th Jan '18 9:12:45 PM Snowsky
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* ''The Rules of Survival:'' Nikki is a deranged single mother who switches on a dime between being overly affectionate to her three children and psychologically abusing them. After going to jail for trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with her car, and losing custody of her children to her sister and ex-husband, she decides to make all their lives hell. [[spoiler:Eventually, she kidnaps her youngest daughter and tries to poison her to death by forcing her to drink dozens of bottles of alcohol.]]

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* ''The Rules of Survival:'' Nikki is a deranged single mother who switches on a dime between being overly affectionate to her three children and psychologically cruelly abusing them.them. Her oldest son, Matthew, recounts an incident where she held a knife to his neck for stealing cookies, as well as another where she took him and his siblings to IHOP, then on the way home, drove the car into incoming traffic and didn't stop until they screamed that they loved her. After going to jail for trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with her car, and losing custody of her children to her sister and ex-husband, she decides to make all their lives hell. [[spoiler:Eventually, she kidnaps her youngest daughter and tries to poison her to death by forcing her to drink dozens of bottles of alcohol.]]
26th Jan '18 9:10:14 PM Snowsky
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* ''Literature/{{Run}}'': Almost all of Bo's family is pretty abusive to her. Her mom is the worst because not only is she physically abusive, but half the time she’s genuinely kind and loves Bo. Her dad is another story since he walks out on the family, and [[spoiler: when Bo meets him again he doesn’t make any attempt to help her and lets his new wife kick her out.]]

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* ''The Rules of Survival:'' Nikki is a deranged single mother who switches on a dime between being overly affectionate to her three children and psychologically abusing them. After going to jail for trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend with her car, and losing custody of her children to her sister and ex-husband, she decides to make all their lives hell. [[spoiler:Eventually, she kidnaps her youngest daughter and tries to poison her to death by forcing her to drink dozens of bottles of alcohol.]]
* ''Literature/{{Run}}'': Almost all of Bo's family is pretty abusive to her. Her mom is the worst because not only is she physically abusive, but half the time she’s genuinely kind and loves Bo. Her dad is another story since he walks out on the family, and [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Bo meets him again he doesn’t make any attempt to help her and lets his new wife kick her out.]]
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