Anyone feel sorry for Alex?

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While learning more about Alex's character, we come to understand reasons why he turned to alcohol to self-soothe. He didn't have the skill set to handle his problems. However, there were several opportunities where he could have made different choices and should have if he truly loved Irma. I had no pity for him. Do unto others as you would want done to/for you. He never followed that motto, unless he wanted to be beaten within an inch of his life.
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The only reason I feel an ounce of sympathy for him is because he wasn’t strong enough to get the help he needed. He had to be very unhappy with himself and his life To choose the path that he did.

That being said , I do not pity ANYONE that uses their weaknesses toward their family who they are supposed to love and protect
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