Paul is a kind-hearted 19-year-old soldier, but his time in the war forces him to disconnect from his feelings as acknowledging them would release too much pain. Like Ged, Paul coped with Kemmerich’s death, along with the death of anyone who was important to him, by accepting it and moving on. When Paul is telling Kemmerich’s mother about her son’s death, he thinks, “Why doesn’t she stop worrying? Kemmerich will stay dead whether she knows about it or not.” (Remarque, 181) Paul cared about Kemmerich, but he has accepted his death and has already stopped worrying about it. Like Ged’s parents, Kemmerich’s mom coped with her son’s death by being told that they died bravely and did not suffer.
Holden loves his sister very much and has never said that she was a phony. She always gave him some hope in the world and he was most likely hanging onto his life using that hope. On one hand, I agree that Holden would have used Phoebe as a reason to live. But, on the other hand, I still insist that what he was going through would have become too much for him to handle. After Holden found James Castle’s body when he committed suicide, Mr. Antolini warned Holden not to die nobly for an unworthy cause, but Holden might think otherwise.
After the owner of the shawl’s apparent death, the father “truly did not care if he was alive or dead” (Erdrich 392). The father’s mentality broke, he keeps the shawl as a memento for his sister, but it also led to a drinking problem and his children avoiding him. By holding onto this symbol, the father binds himself to his childhood dilemma. The narrator readies himself to convince his father of what he has been doing to his family. The narrator then claims that keeping a deceased person’s possession is unwise.
Granted, he had witnessed Frank walking out of his house in the middle of the day when he wasn 't reputed to be there. David, after all, knew Marie did not die from “natural causes” and she did not just die suddenly. Marie was healing and rejuvenating, but after uncle frank’s visit she was dead. Naturally, poor Davy loves Marie beaucoup and hates his Uncle Frank for what he did, but he cannot let go of the fact that Frank is family. "I wanted to know that what I was doing was right and that I wasn 't simply ratting on my uncle”(90).
Paul and his comrades had no idea what the war would do to them and sadly learned that the war was more a misfortune than an honor. Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside
“Maybe we stop our campaigning for a while. Maybe we should go into hibernation…” (Yousafzai, pg.118). Her proud, fearless father was shaken in a way that Malala had never seen before. Any father would act this way, he didn’t want anything to happen to his daughter. Malala, as brave as she is, remained calm in the presence of death and let her father know “No one can stop death.
He wanted full disconnect from the world, fully he didn't want no contact with anyone. “The fact that Chris never bothered to let his family, specifically his parents, know where he was when he was gone for two years” (Jessica Robbins, 2012) she says she doesn't believe he did it on purpose but i feel like he did, the fact he found the truth about his parents is when he felt like his parents now feel about having no clue to where he may be i think he wanted to make his parents feel some of the pain he's felt so he hides himself from the very start. For instance, in the movie you
The main character in Fahrenheit 451, Montag, is not responsible for his inability to have deep feelings. After reflecting on his first conversation with Clarisse, Montag has a tough time realizing that “he [wears] his happiness like a mask” around his friends and family. Montag has even fooled himself into thinking that he is happy and it is challenging for him to discover what he really feels. The government has made him this way because in their society everyone needs to be happy so to him it is an expectation to feel this way. When Mildred explains her relationship with Montag “ he [feels]like he [wants] to cry” however, nothing happens.
He had absolutely nothing to do with Roy getting hurt. Of course, his step-father believes otherwise because he wants to blame his step-son. By blaming John, he is also blaming Elizabeth for giving birth to him out of wedlock. In the end of the story, it is quite evident that there are a lot of internal issues that are exposed. I particularly enjoyed that Elizabeth showed
Addie Bundren is going to die?” to make him accept the fact that their mother will not live for much longer (Faulkner 40). Darl is seen as being atypical because he does not mourn, or pretend to mourn, as the rest of his family does. His words may come off as being a sadistic joke in light of his mother’s ill health, but he actually wishes to tell Jewel here that the situation will not change. Darl’s cognizance of Addie’s death when he is not near her is a sign of his attachment to Addie. He cares for his mother and for his brother.