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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Period 8, Post 7: The Influence of Childhood Experiences on Adult Personality

Hi, all. Sorry that this post is late; I gave the new dog a bath when I got home--and then spent the rest of the night cleaning up the bathroom. LOL

Anyway, this week's blog post focuses on George Harvey's flashback in Chapter 15 of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, in which he remembers both his mother's compulsion to steal and about how he learned that being a child or a woman were "the two worst things to be." In your comment for the week, please offer your ideas as to how the events depicted both in this flashback and in the first one have helped to transform Mr. Harvey into a serial killer as an adult.

Your response will count as a homework assignment for the second marking period.

Have a happy--and safe--Halloween tomorrow!! :-)


  1. Jesus Dorantes

    in my opinion both flashback help form the serial murderer who is now mr harvey:
    mr harvey the first learns that he must steal some of his victims as his mother was stealing things
    the second helps to define the kind of people murdered mr harvey (women) as they learned that being a woman is the worst thing that can happen to you

  2. Juan arango

    My opinion , the flahsback that affect mr harvey was, how he saw his mother stealing ... so i think he tried to follow the same thing she was doing , but he murdered his victins

  3. Leslie Molina
    In my opinion both of the flashbacks made Mr.Harvey what he is a serial killer because in his childhood he saw his mother stealing so he took the same habit of staying with something of every victim. Second he probably tough that women shouldn't pass the things that his mom past throw so he thinks that the better thing to do is to kill them and to stay with something of them