History AbusiveParents / Literature

29th Jun '16 5:16:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': Huckleberry Finn's [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] dad beats him, verbally abuses him, takes his money to buy whiskey, leaves him to live on the streets, and at one point kidnaps him and keeps him hidden in the woods. In ''TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' it's implied that he also abused Huck's [[MissingMom late mother]]--"They used to fight all the time."

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* ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': Huckleberry Finn's [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] dad beats him, verbally abuses him, takes his money to buy whiskey, leaves him to live on the streets, and at one point kidnaps him and keeps him hidden in the woods. In ''TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' it's implied that he also abused Huck's [[MissingMom late mother]]--"They used to fight all the time."
27th Jun '16 9:39:38 PM Resolution
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* ''Literature/AnEmberInTheAshes'' has the Commandant, who teams up with her sons rivals for succession and therefore tries to kill him. She doesn't single him out in training, but she's never imparted any maternal love (except for the first few hours of his life).
13th May '16 11:04:03 PM Doug86
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* ''CloudOfSparrows'': Emily was raped by her [[WickedStepmother evil stepfather]], and her brothers were regularly whipped and beaten at the slightest pretext.

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* ''CloudOfSparrows'': ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows'': Emily was raped by her [[WickedStepmother evil stepfather]], and her brothers were regularly whipped and beaten at the slightest pretext.
10th May '16 5:18:04 PM Lokoron
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* Austin, the protagonist of ''Literature/HollowPlaces,'' went through three sets of parents/guardians. His biological parents were authoritarian cult leaders. Later, he and his sister were taken in by their older brother and his girlfriend, who both eventually began to neglect them and became domestic terrorists. They forced the two children under their care to sit in the crossfire when they were beset by an attack drone, resulting in Austin suffering horrific injuries and his sister's death. Luckily, the foster parents who took Austin in were good people.
8th May '16 1:32:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''InDeath'' series:

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5th May '16 4:24:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''KnightAndRogueSeries'': Michael's father comes off as just a strict man with his sons. One who also told Michael that being honest was the only thing he could do right, and who was willing to let him go off as a man with no legal rights to try and take down a murder suspect to win favor with a higher authority figure, and who permanently stripped away those legal rights to try and force a life on Michael that he knew his son didn't want.

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* ''KnightAndRogueSeries'': ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'': Michael's father comes off as just a strict man with his sons. One who also told Michael that being honest was the only thing he could do right, and who was willing to let him go off as a man with no legal rights to try and take down a murder suspect to win favor with a higher authority figure, and who permanently stripped away those legal rights to try and force a life on Michael that he knew his son didn't want.
30th Apr '16 12:55:37 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Count Olaf was the Baudelaires' legal guardian, and, really, he covered all the abuses. He hit Klaus, called Sunny names, and was going to force Violet to marry him, all to get the family fortune. It was mainly played for dark comedy, but in TheMovie, Olaf's abuse was a bit less comedic and a bit more shocking. The Baudelaires also managed to avoid the FreudianExcuse and grew up fairly well because they had each other to lean on despite the horrors plaguing them.

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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Count Olaf was the Baudelaires' legal guardian, and, really, he covered all the abuses. He hit Klaus, called Sunny names, and was going to force Violet to marry him, all to get the family fortune. It was mainly played for dark comedy, but in TheMovie, Olaf's abuse was a bit less comedic and a bit more shocking. The Baudelaires also managed to avoid the FreudianExcuse and grew up fairly well because they had each other to lean on despite the horrors plaguing them.
5th Apr '16 12:31:15 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''Literature/YoungWizards'' - ''Games Wizards Play'' - Dairine's mentee, Mehrnaz, [[spoiler:is taking emotional abuse from her mother for doing so well in the competition, she's expected to lose because by doing well she's supposedly showing up other members of the family. This abuse is also coming from other members of her extended family as well.}}

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* ''Literature/YoungWizards'' - ''Games Wizards Play'' - Dairine's mentee, Mehrnaz, [[spoiler:is taking emotional abuse from her mother for doing so well in the competition, she's expected to lose because by doing well she's supposedly showing up other members of the family. This abuse is also coming from other members of her extended family as well.}}]]
5th Apr '16 12:30:48 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''Literature/YoungWizards'' - ''Games Wizards Play'' - Dairine's mentee, Mehrnaz, [[spoiler:is taking emotional abuse from her mother for doing so well in the competition, she's expected to lose because by doing well she's supposedly showing up other members of the family. This abuse is also coming from other members of her extended family as well.}}
27th Mar '16 9:41:03 PM JLCarter
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* In ''Literature//TheGirlNextDoor'' by Jack Ketchum, Meg's caretakers are abusive of both her and her sister Susan. It gets worse when you realise the book was loosely based on the real-life case of Sylvia Likens, which is still considered to be one of the worst, if not the worst, case of child abuse in the United States during the twentieth century.

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* In ''Literature//TheGirlNextDoor'' ''{{Literature/The Girl Next Door}}'' by Jack Ketchum, Meg's caretakers are abusive of both her and her sister Susan. It gets worse when you realise the book was loosely based on the real-life case of Sylvia Likens, which is still considered to be one of the worst, if not the worst, case of child abuse in the United States during the twentieth century.
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