Lit Analysis: A Child Called It
This book is about how hard David Pelzer's childhood was. In essence, he was basically abused by his mother in a way that not even war criminals deserve to be treated. Her wrath extended from beatings, being starved, and being stabbed by his own mom. The purpose of the author was to expose to the world the horrors that people all over the world suffer from which otherwise wouldn't get any attention from the media. The theme throughout the story was basically dark and dismal with little room for any hope or happiness until the very end of the book.
PeopleThe author used symbolism and foreshadowing multiple times to write his non-fiction childhood story. For example, David Pelzer started his book with a more recent time of his life, then came back to the beginning of his painful childhood in the second chapter.David also wrote long, vivid descriptions of each and every setting the story took place in, allowing the book to create the graphic details of each gut-wrenching scene to seem real and life like. This book will stay with me for as long as I live. Because of this book, I don’t even think of child abuse jokes as funny anymore even though stand-up comedy is all about being vulgar and getting controversial laughs out of your audience. After reading this book and realizing what it’s like for people to actually have to go through such a shitty experience it’s really eye-opening and perspective changing.