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This Boys Life a memoir by Tobbias Wolff is a story about a young boy named Toby struggling through life because his parents were divorced Living with his mother Rosemary who wasnt able to provide him with proper upbringing on her own Toby owned a gun that his mothers partner named Roy had given to him Toby would look out of his bedroom window and point the gun at animals and innocent people walking by He had this urge inside of him to shoot at people One day he was distracted by the sound of his mother opening his door which prevented him from almost shooting at a Nun This scene reminds me of a scene in the movie American Beauty Jack who lacked communication with his parents felt ignored and unimportant The lack of communication with his parents made him feel useless which led him to become frustrated and angry He was trying to find any violent way to release his anger by offering to rid his girlfriend of her father by offering to kill him As time went by Rosemary started dating a man named Dwight They dated eachother for a couple of months and he eventually asked for her hand in marriage She considered asking her son for support He gave her the encouragement but in reality he was very skeptical about the whole idea and he encouraged her in order to protect her feelings During their marriage they didnt seem happy Dwight was a bad tempered man After a long day at work he would bring all his stress and tension that was bottled up inside of him and realease all that anger on 13 year old Toby Toby was an easy
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