David Pelzer Character Analysis

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David Pelzer was the main character and author of the book he was a boy that struggled most of his young adolescent to overcome his past abuse. His main straight though out the whole book is his resilient and his ability to love. David was determined once he set his mind to something and not much would change him once he decided to do something. When David was not guarding his hart he was able to truly care and love people and most found him easy to love as well.
Mr. Pelzer was David’s father and a firefighter. He seemed to love his children but was not strong enough emotionally to be able to love his children enough to protect them. With David felt guilty for hiding behind his work and drinking and not protecting that is why he distanced himself from David though out his son’s live. One strength that he has was that he was a hero to his son even years’ latter after all was said and done. This was due to the fact that he saved lives for a living. One thing that could have been changed about Mr. Pelzer though family consoling, if it had been implemented as a part of the family treatment plain, was his lack of self-confidence and his own emotional baggage that kept him from helping his sons.
Mrs. Pelzer was David’s mother who abused him for his fist twelve years of life before
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They loved children and had fostered several over a long period of time. Lillian was the one who was invested in taking care of the children and had to deal with most of the everyday things that took place. While her Husband Rudy was the bread winner and though had something to do with the children was only ever talked about when major discipline was needed or something when wrong. Their strengths were that they cared about all their children and where willing to fight for them if needed be. What could have been changed was they could have been able to handle David’s problems from the start if they had known more about David

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