What's eating Gilbert Grape?
His brother Arnie
Gilbert has to take care of his brother Arnie since he can't take care of himself. He is a handful. He always gets away from Gilbert and climbs up the water tower.
Gilbert had to step up and be the man of the house because his mother can take of her kids or herself. He had to work extra hours to have enough money to pay for food.
Gilbert really likes Becky but he knows she has to leave once the campers fixed.
Mrs. Carver is having an affair with her husband and Gilbert. Mr. Carver is threatening him.