If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
After these events Patrick turned to drugs, alcohol and anonymous sex to try and numb his pain until he can go away to college. Even though Patrick was a good brother and friend and tries to help others he didn't know how to help himself and find a love for himself and from the people are him. The Perks of Being a Wallflower theme of “we accept the love we think we deserve” is found throughout the book but in different ways for each character. Charlie is the main character so this theme is shown very strongly in him, but it is also shown strongly in Sam and Patrick. Each of them has different issues, like PTSD, sexual assault, not being loved, and is trying to find a way to get over it slowly.
In the beginning of the novel, The Outsiders, written by S.E Hinton, the author portrays Johnny Cade as a weak and helpless character in the book. He`s seen as a dynamic character that has gone through extremely tough times that are difficult for him to handle alone. ``He was the gangs`pet, everyones` kid brother``, if it hadn`t been for the gang Johnny would have never felt love nor affection. He always seemed to have an anxious and suspicious look in his eyes, he was a nervous wreck. He struggled in the areas of self-confidence and loving himself, that even the idea of suicide popped in his head.
When reality confronts him, he goes deeper into his desperation and his illusions. Of the many situations that expose Willy to reality, Biff appears to be the most significant. Simply by existing outside of Willy’s “American Dream”, Biff is challenging his father’s false beliefs. Instead of accepting his son, Willy is constantly trying to control and, ultimately, change him. This creates a myriad of negative emotions and frustrations for both of them.
Okonkwo grew up resenting his father for not being stronger and more masculine. Okonkwo is constantly fearing that he will end up a failure like his father. This fear has caused him to abandon the emotions that make him seem weak like pain, sadness, love and acceptance. He
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
In The Shining the main human body that becomes a source of horror is Jack Torrance. He is a more complicated issue than Regan. In a way, he is already dangerous from the start of the novel. One could argue even before the novel as his violent history such as the breaking of his own child's arm and the beating up of a schoolboy. He seems to be a complicated, human character, neither bad nor good, who struggles with drinking and domestic abuse.
However, the satisfaction in his civilized society rapidly deteriorates, and Ralph can no longer uphold the civilization which provided security to the boys. The power struggle proceeds to chaos, an ethical war between the civil mindset in which these British boys were raised, and the savagery which lies within. Moreover, the island erodes the morals and principles of the boys to reveal the darkness of their intrinsic nature. The role of leadership therefore falls on Jack’s shoulders, as he provides an outlet for these boys to express this shift in their morality. His leadership is embraced by the boys, even Piggy and Ralph, who opposed his cruel and unusual leadership were “eager to take a place in this demented, but partly secure society.“ (pg.167).
This influences Amir to adopt Hassan’s son in an effort to right his wrongs and try to gain redemption. This is challenging for Amir as Sohrab didn’t talk and struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts which lead to him attempting to take his own life. His depression stemmed from watching his parents die and the torture inflicted upon him by Assef, who Amir describes as a sociopath, this is a public challenge faced by both Sohrab and Amir has they try to make his life better and help him endure this tough time in his life. This is shown with this line in the book, ‘"Because " he said, gasping and hitching between sobs, "because I don't want them to see me...I'm so dirty." He sucked in his breath and let it out in a long, wheezy cry.
In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir lives with the guilt of watching his best friend, and brother, get raped. That day, he neglected to speak up, and the guilt of the event tormented ever waking moment of his life; however, when facing the boy who’d raped Hassan years later: he did what he knew he had to do and as the conflict was resolved, so was his emotional pain. Amir’s life had been different living with guilt, but his world was looked at from a whole new light once it was gone, Amir learned the power of his voice; he learned the power of avenging those you
Davishmar hicks 802 Ishmael Beah was a child forced into Warfare. This has many effects on ishmael, almost all of these effects are negative and takes a huge chunk out of Ishmael’s life. He is forced to do a man’s job at the age of 12. This is disastrous to him. All of this is conveyed by the passages,”A long way Gone,” and, “Babes in arms.” The war had disastrous effects on Ishmael.
Young kids are so susceptible to persuasion and influence, and these early experiences shape who they are as people later on in life. The book A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah shows just how terrible humans can be. However, it also allows the reader to show the beauty of a human’s spirit. Ishmael continued to be a beautiful person, went through extreme rehab, and is now helping other kids in the same situation as him, overcome the same obstacles. This story shows how such amazing people in human society have come from unfavorable situations.
At the end, going through rehab, yes, he was miserable, didn’t want to recover, but just wanted to be a part of violence again, he was able to bounce back to the person he was before. Then he started telling people his story because it inspired some and people were able to reflect on themselves. Just one cause can’t be a bad effect, because that cause can explain why you are the person today. Also during that cause, whatever you did doesn’t define you, the effect is the results of how you are that