Though he truly desired and strived for a more pleasant life, the tools available to him growing up are exactly what caused his troubles. Rejecting his environment through solitude and alcoholism, he succeeds only at excluding himself before others could, drinking to forget before anyone remembers, and quitting before getting a chance to fail and regret. Henry’s actions reveal a paradoxical strive for escapism through practices that are evocative of and indeed endemic to his unforgiving environment. In the beginning, the young Henry ha optimism in life and his dreams and actions depicted this positive mindset. In that early, the writer shows that Henry subscribed to the concept that one chooses to thrive or fail.
How does someone become an addict? They tried something out, maybe to have a little fun, maybe to escape some reality. Then the high was so intense they decide to try it again. Perhaps they get to the point where all they want to do is feel that high. Eventually life becomes too dull, or just too painful to deal with, so they start itching for their next fix.
Though soon Sammy is challenged by his Lengel to think about his actions and he thinks “But it seems to me that once you begin a gesture it’s fatal not to go through with it,” this shows that it’s also Sammy convictions that push him to quit. Sammy’s perspective allows the coming of age story to feel distinct and real for the audience as they’re shown his own ideas take
Depending on what substance they are using, they may feel blissfully oblivious, wonderfully happy, or energized and confident. Nonetheless, all these feelings will be instantaneous, after a while, they will start feeling remorse and mental and physical pain will appear. However, it remains ingrained deeply in them. Moreover, perhaps the most avoidable cause of substance abuse is inaccurate information about drugs and alcohol. Nearly every college student has friends who claim to be experts on various recreational substances, whereas they are happy to assure her that the risks are minimal.
People use these addictions to escape the world they live in, similarly to the way Case has a dependency on drugs. This type of dependency is usually started because people have the feeling of emptiness and are struggling with this feeling, looking for an easy way to feel better. Case was given the opportunity to escape his addiction, but instead Case states, “Thanks, but I was enjoying that dependency” (45). He enjoyed his dependency on drugs and alcohol because it was a form of an escape from his body, a chance to forget about his body slowly deteriorating. As Case gradually weakens he continues to abuse stimulants to help with the loss of energy.
Though Brian soon became motivated, he was broken down before he was rebuilt. He was miserable and hurt, thinking he could do nothing. Brian is learning to stay motivated no matter what, but also that it is hard not to get discouraged when frustrating things happen. This evidence shows how Brian is adapting to the theme, stay motivated, but is still struggling with the
Although he could have said no, he had obligations left right and centre, so this change on his role was somewhat uncontrollable. After his dream, a change occurred again – showing that change happens all the time, how he reacted to this dream however was his decision, he got to decide whether or not he would take on his father’s role, or whether he would abandon post and view life in the same miserable
Alcohol, the go to drink to every teenager on weekends. If you are a teenager and you have not tried it, well your time will come soon. Having the taste of either juice or something strong in your mouth to loosen you up, who would say no to that? If you have no tried alcohol yet or it is not yet an addiction for you, then what are you waiting for? Alcohol will put your life into place and it will make things so much more fun for you without any hard work.
he even thoughts of doing something he is not comfortable with, only to make Julianna forgive him. He would do it anyway because he truly liked Juli and he was not going to not do anything about it and be the old cowardice Bryce only because it was difficult to make her likes him again. It is amazing how Bryce could change plenty from before, if you looked at the both of them, It would be hard to tell that they are the same person, given how much he has changed. He has gained more confidence, more courage and more compassion, and it is all because of one person, Julianna Baker. ‘But if I 've learned one thing from Juli Baker, it 's that I 've got to put my whole heart and soul into it and try.’ (pg. )
But during those times there was also denial of feeling dissatisfied. A vague feeling of standing still that sometimes bloomed up into a big burst of undefined, negative feelings directed towards the world or myself. What to do instead: Remind yourself of the past times when you tried something new. And how you most often did not regret it one bit but had an exciting, interesting or fun time. Go small.