How do you think Derry’s mother contributes to his sense of alienation and isolation? (On the Face of It)
- Derry’s mother was overprotective and didn’t understand the needs of her son.
- She doesn't understand how alienating it may be to not have friends because of his face. She constantly pities her son for his looks and kissed only the unburned part of his face.
- Derry has low self-esteem and thought that people were afraid of him. He has bitterness for the world