Ireland before, during, and after World War II was a very hostile place. During the early 1900s, Northern Ireland separated from the Irish Republic because of the different religious opinions. The North was generally classified as “Protestant”, and the South, “Catholic”. Angela’s Ashes is an autobiography about the childhood of Frank McCourt, who grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and all of the struggling his family had to experience. There is two conflicts in Angela’s Ashes, first, poverty because of the ongoing struggle in Frank’s childhood, and second, religion because of the discrimination between the Protestants and Catholics that went on for years and affected his life.
Johnny’s father, an alcoholic who had thrown a flat-iron at his head, was clearly unsafe for Johnny to live with. As a result, Johnny had run away. After a brief stint living on a farm, Johnny returned to New York City (it is suggested that Johnny still loved his father, despite his abusive nature, prompting his return). Johnny had even tried attending school, but found it too difficult to balance homelessness with the demands school places on a person. This condemned Johnny to a life in the streets, boot blacking.
The Repercussions of Cruelty Cruel actions lead to cruel endings. Gregor Samsa, the protagonist in Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, is turned into a bug from the mental and emotional abuse by the hands of his own family. The cruelty in the Samsa household is apparent from the beginning of the storyline. Their neglect and lack of compassion for Gregor's condition immediately sets the dark and miserable mood of the novella. Gregor’s whole existence has been about caring for his family and making sacrifices for their well being.
This skewed misconception is just the result of him never understanding the meaning of Allie’s death, and the emotional trauma that the tragedy caused him, kept carrying over. Dealing with loss is painful for anyone, but for a teenager who must also grow up to society’s standards at the same time, this transition is truly
The first effect of Allie’s death is that it makes Holden very depressed. This psychological problem is affecting Holden because he is very unsocial and having thoughts to kill himself. First example, Holden says,”I almost wished I was dead” this shows depression because after the fight with Stradlater he became very sad and wanted to kill himself but he decided to leave out of Pencey. Second example of
The tension within their family pushes them more toward depression, making Loman uses death as a release, and Ilyich feels even more painful about his illness. However, the caring and support from the Loman family causes the essential difference between he and Ilyich, death for Loman is nothing to afraid of because part of the reasons he committed suicide is that he believes that it can bring freedom to not only him, but also his family. However, Ivan Ilyich spends a long time trying to accept his family and the misfortune he has encountered, and his death is not as meaningful as it is supposed to be because his family shows him little care about him even after he passed away. Even though the realities Ilyich and Loman has experienced are similar, the love and support from family eventually makes their death have different meaning. While Loman’s suicide is a release for both his family and him, Ilyich’s death is nothing special but the end of his own
Because of Ewell’s reputation, society does not trust him. Even the normally polite and courteous Atticus even refers to him and his family as “the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations” (Lee 30). They live in a dump, and “they were people, but they lived like animals” (Lee 30). The Ewells’ previous actions resulted in them being referred to as the “disgrace” of the entire town, meaning that they are not trusted and are looked down upon. Because of this, Bob Ewell does not have a good relationship with the society around him.
In Virgil’s Aeneid, the poverty suffered is non-materialistic, for it is an emotional deprivation that can be seen in Aeneas’s character. Evidence to support this is Aeneas’s constant lost of acquaintances, for his loss of Dido, Pallas and Anchises brings him emotional poverty as he is not able to have a stable relationship.
During Jeannette Walls’ years growing up, she often faces guilt and shame. Jeannette’s family has always been poor and struggled to get by. Jeannette’s parents rarely had enough money to provide food for Jeannette and her siblings, Jeannette had only a few articles of clothing, and her family did not have a stable home, and when they did, they lived in a home with no electricity or heat. Because of her lifestyle, she often felt shame and embarrassment, especially when she was bullied by others. Moreover, Jeannette feels the most guilt and shame as an adult.
Oscar is a kind-hearted and intelligent man, but no one wants to talk or be friends with him. Reason being, the curse of the fuku that has been inherited by his family from his grandparents, has negatively impacted his social life as well as, his overall lifestyle as a young man. Many believe that the fuku is the