I'm trying to find some logical ways a character can be neglected by people.Logical for a story anyway because in real life it doesn't have to make sense but for some reason in fiction it has to.
For the most part of the story I want my character shoved out the way, ignored by a lot of people, even his own mother. Then towards the end when he does what he will do people will start to notice him.
That's part of the conflict of the story by the way. People wanting to be with him now they realize he's better than what they thought he was. He won't like the extra attention because he's used to being ignored, and alone.