Paul was born into a dysfunctional household. His Father was abusive his mother did drugs and neither could properly feed him or his siblings. So finally, the Father left them, and the mother moved to Los Angeles to be with her family. There he grew up and went to school. The school he went to was Reseda High School and at the time it was choked with violence and gang activity. At 19 he graduated and became a freelance security guard. At the time security guard couldn’t have guns yet he did so he was arrested and was given a three-year probation, was arrested again for the same crime went to prison for a year. There he was surrounded by even more violence. Afterwards, he went to the army (are you seeing
Finding yourself is apart of the journey and struggles of high school, and being a young person trying to find a strong sense of identity can be one of the toughest struggles to face. In Willa Cather’s short story, Paul’s Case, developing a stronger sense of self is troubling for art-loving Paul. Desperate and money-obsessed, Paul escapes the industrial city of Pittsburgh to live his luxurious fantasy in New York city. Paul’s creativity, pretentiousness and unhappiness play a large role in his downfall and ultimately leading to his tragic end.
In Tangerine, written by Edward Bloor, the protagonist who is named Paul Fisher undergoes conflict throughout the story. He is emotionally tested throughout the book. He has to constantly compete for attention from his parents, mostly his dad, with his older brother Erik. Throughout, Paul often wonders if he is good enough and if he can ever match up to the expectations set by his revered brother, Erik. His father is so caught up in praising Erik that he leaves reasonable doubt in Paul’s mind that he will never measure up to his esteem. Paul is experiencing internal conflict throughout his emotional journey and he must discover that it isn’t necessary for him to receive approval from others
Often, people feel out of place in a certain environment. Rarely is it ever that a person has this feeling in his own home. This is how Paul feels in Willa Cather’s story “Paul’s Case”. The main character Paul despises the life that he lives at home and at school. He feels as though the people around him cannot comprehend the feelings that he experiences. His fondness towards his home on Cordelia Street are much different than what he feels for Carnegie Hall, the stock theater, and New York City.
Teen depression is a real clinical issue that affects the emotions and behavior of a teen. This mental struggle has many serious symptoms to it. This problem is usually not temporary and needs long term treatment by medication and psychotherapy. In the novel Catcher In The Rye, we follow the story of a teenager named Holden and his two day adventure after failing school again. Throughout the story he displays many of the symptoms associated with teen depression. Although Holden is a fictional character, many of the symptoms he displays during his journey are real and affect real life teens.
One of the most well-known works of literature without a doubt is Willa Cather’s “Paul’s Case.” The story is famous because of the richness of writing that Cather employs in making a formidable story one that can help people understand the current times and the world in which we live in especially regarding naturalism and regionalism. This is an interesting story with twists and turns about a young Calvinist man, whom because of circumstances of life felt he does not belong to this life. Paul’s life is filled by people who push him to the limits and make him feel unwanted, among these are; his abusive father, the uncaring teachers and also his classmates that have greatly misunderstood him (Cather and Schlenk 19). It would be justified to say that this is a classic case study on temperaments. There is more to this story than just the interesting story of Paul and the drama that is his life. This critical analysis aims at uncovering some of the aspects of this piece of literature such as the style of writing, the genre, the narrator’s point of view, the
Human development has interesting stages due to the changes in behaviour and growth of the body. Adolescent depression is a serious development issue which faces most households, hence requires proper attention. The occurrence of adolescent depression is most common in the modern society, though the impact of the depression has not been addressed adequately and may be significant. Many behavioural problems, for example, school dropout, drug abuse, unprotected sexual activity, suicide, self- inflicted injuries are the result of depression. Regular depression screening is important in the healthcare setting since it helps the physicians treat depression and employ recovery mechanisms for the patients. This report will evaluate a strength-based model of care and explore how its supports nurses to work in partnership with children. The report will also demonstrate how health promotion and health education impact the health of children and their families. Furthermore, this report will identify issues that affect children and/or families and suggest recommendations for nursing practice.
In Willa Cather’s, Paul’s Case, Paul is a high school student whose destructive impulses get him suspended. Paul is awkward and doesn't really fit in with the world around him. Art becomes a fantasy land for him as he uses it to escape mediocre reality in which he lives. While he has no desire to join the art world, he likes to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. Paul ultimately commits suicide not because of one event or character trait. Rather, all his reasons for unhappiness, loneliness, and alienation converge and lead him to his decision to leap in front of a train.
Willa Cather’s short story, “Paul’s Case” is about a young man who is determined to make his aspirations a reality by all means necessary. That meant being deceitful as a start of gaining control and social status and telling lies to get to where he felt like he belonged, but where did he belong? This desire was the beginning of a journey that would eventually leave him with nothing. There is something unusual about Paul, something that can only be explained by his demeanor and actions throughout the story. With that said, I intend to construct a complete character analysis of Paul as he searches for satisfaction.
Depression is a serious mental illness that most adolescents struggle with, through their teenage years of life. Suicides rates are increasing as the years go by, especially in teens and adolescents. There are several controversial treatments and antidepressants for depression and they seem to work with teens, but not all. Allowing a teen to have an antidepressant should not be aloud because studies have shown that most teens and adolescents does not benefit them with their brain. In today’s society, doctors give teen a antidepressants and send them on their way. Giving antidepressants to teens and adolescents is not the route to go when treating depression.
In the video, we can appreciate different realities that these people have to face every day, it might not be very different from our own reality but it is indeed a more challenging one. There are many families in the U.S. struggling each day, working to have a better life, to achieve “The American Dream”, but these particular families that life in Detroit and Oakland have more difficulties than most people. Their health is deteriorating by extreme pollution causing them asthma since an early age. Obesity is a major problem that is cause by the consumption of cheap food that they can only afford. Crime and Vandalism is part of their daily lives. All these issues are being addressed by the community but even if most of the problems are solve,
“Depression is a disorder most commonly associated with adolescent suicide” (Hittleman 1). When the pain is too hard to endure, some choose to intentionally end their own lives. Teens usually face more difficulties than tweens, yet they’re not as mature as adults, making them the most vulnerable victims of depression. In Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons Why, he made an accurate portrayal of depression by delineating the pessimistic thoughts of protagonist Hannah Baker throughout her story, and without receiving succor from her friends, teachers or parents, committed suicide to end an unabated affliction.
An emphasis is placed on the importance of identifying warning signs and risk factors for depression and suicide amongst teens. According to the research conducted by King and Vidourek (2012) early detection and suicidal warning signs is seen to be crucial for effective intervention. Teenagers need to be encouraged to be more proactive when it comes to their personal mental health. Positive coping mechanisms such as problem-solving skills, effective communication skills, and good conflict resolution skills are all essential in lessening the likelihood that a teen exhibiting depressive behaviors will go forth and take their own life. As most teenagers spend most of their time in school, better prevention and intervention programs need to be in place. Teens should be given an environment where they feel comfortable telling someone how they feel. A key component in preventing teen suicide linked to depression is for the teens to feel socially connected to others, this protection factor has been linked directly to positive emotional health. Depression often stems from isolation, if teenagers are given a place where they no longer feel isolated, in essence, this could allow for reduction in the number of depression diagnosis’s and essentially leading to less teenage lives
In today’s world, depression is the first leading cause of adolescent suicides. It is a growing problem in our present society and is often a major contributing factor to one’s personality. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (of the US), one out of every four teenagers undergoes depression. The statistics about teenage runaways, alcoholism, drug problems, pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide are startling. Every year, thousands of people succeed in taking their lives and even more have attempted suicide at some point in their lives. Although we have reached the stage that hearing about suicide is now common, it is was viewed as trivial and petty back then. It seems like a reverse spectrum
Teen depression is much more than feeling temporarily sad or down in the dumps. It 's a serious and debilitation mood disorder that can change the way people think, feel, and function in their daily life. Teens who are depressed may feel hopeless and helpless and it can seem like no one understand and depression is far more common in teens than you may think. Many people assume depression is just a change in behavior that may die out in a few weeks or even a month; however there is much more to it than that. Often, it goes without notice because people don 't want to face the fact or don 't know what is actually going on with them. It 's not an easy task maintaining the pressure of school, friends, family and many more things and the effects from this are often confused with stress. Therefore, it is important that we pay close attention to our loved ones and talk to them to make sure they are not suffering from this horrible thing called “depression”.