It reveals you” (John Green 286). Peter explained that the death of his daughter exposed his worst self. This relates to the theme: death is a part of life, so we need to live our best lives each day because Peter’s daughter’s death was a part of his life, but it exposed and ruined him. In order for Hazel to live her best life she cannot give up because Gus is dead. Death and hardship is a part of being alive, so Hazel needs to be resilient through to keep grief from revealing her worst self.
Had he had a close friend die before the war, it is certain that he would not lie to their mother about how it happened, nor would he not show any emotion, so this interaction displays how his ability to display emotion has been impeded. In addition, the entire situation that Paul goes through when his father “drags [him] along to a table with a lot of others.”(p. 166) He sees that they don’t understand what war is like at all, as when “a head-master shakes hands with [him] and says: ‘So you come from the front? What is the spirit like out there? Excellent, eh? Excellent?’” (p.
As a prince, Hamlet has undoubtedly led a sheltered, comfortable life. He may not have had anyone close to him die suddenly before. The loss of a parent is a huge affliction, but it may be much worse because it could be the first time someone close to Hamlet has died. His gloominess starts to aggravate the queen and his new stepfather. They urge Hamlet to stop grieving for his father.
After many years of avoiding and being angry at her parents, Walls finally goes to her father to forgive him after she found out that he was dieing. The author stated “"Now, no snotslinging or boohooing about 'poor ol'Rex,'" Dad said. "I don't want any of that, either now or when I'm gone." I nodded. "But you always loved your old man, didn't you?"
Guilt is an emotion that O’Brien wanted to bluntly throw at the reader because the guilt is something a lot of soldiers faced in and out of war. There are multiple examples of the guilt in this book of all the trauma and all the love,the guilt starts to find its way into the characters. Continuing this, O’Brien runs with the psychological theme of guilt, and he does this masterfully. "They carried shame for almost dodging the draft. The weights they carried couldn’t be left behind and for some of the soldiers in O’Brien’s unit, they carried these intangible weights for more than twenty years after returning home from war"(Clark).
In Louise Glück’s poem “Terminal Resemblance,” the speaker tells about her relationship, or lack thereof, with her father. The speaker explains a relationship with their father, saying it is not existent. They have a conversation that is supposed to be meaningful, considering he is dying, but it seems to have no meaning to her at all. The speaker wishes her father the best and leaves him and her mother at the door, with the same relationship she had with him before. The poem seems to be about how the speaker does not have a relationship with her father and the news she receives of him dying soon has made her realize that she wants to pursue one with him and start fresh.
During Maman’s funeral, Meursault presents no sadness but an indifferent attitude, which was eventually been questioned and criticized by the public due to his absurd actions. He does love his mother “the same as anyone” (67), but love her in his own way. His hidden love toward his mother presents through his subconscious actions. First of all, while Meursault noticed about Maman’s death he immediately ask for leave, and took a two-hour bus to Marengo, he said that he “wanted to see Maman right away.”(4), which he can’t wait to see mother, his urgent mood had shown his care on Maman. Next, both Mersault and Maman had a unique communicating way ,which they ‘talked’ to each other using their privity, such as eye contact, smile, and even their silence, “Maman used to spent her time following me with her eyes, not saying anything”(5) this shows how close they are, and how much they love each other.
It can be concluded that Kurt Vonnegut decided to incorporate this to show Billy Pilgrim’s numbness to trauma because of the PTSD he is dealing with. It is not common that Billy reacted with no emotion to his own wife’s death because that is as the closest person to him, and yet he still added ‘So it goes’ after he found out she had passed away. But, it is clear that Billy uses the Tralfamadorians philosophy of death as a coping mechanism for
In other words, death is so near to him that it makes him stammer. In the end, if he manages to come back the war, he will no longer be the same because war has changed him. Most soldiers that survive the war, come back with experiences and situations that they could never take back. Some soldiers come back with disorders such as PTSD, which has a huge impact on their well-being for the rest of their lives. Again, which explains another reason why war has taken her lover away from him, he is gone now.
Only a solemn man who brought him fruits Thanked him; and then enquired about his soul.”He knew people liked the idea of a hero as they cheered him when he went to war, but as he returned injured and hurt people didn't thank him or cheered him instead they didn't look at him . As he reminded others about war. In the final stanza we know that the boy is hurt a waiting to die.“Now, he will spend a few sick years in institutes, And do what things the rules consider wise, And take whatever pity they may dole.How cold and late it is! Why don't they come And put him into bed? Why don't they come?” When the soldier says “How cold and late it is!
“I should have stayed, I should have stayed….” - Michael feels extreme guilt for leaving his mother behind during the bombing raid, even though she willingly stayed behind. He had just lost his brother, and therefore he did not want to lose someone else who was close to
Fear of shame not only motivates men to go to war but also affects soldiers’ relationships with each other once there. Concern about being accepted in the war, which might seem in the end an unimportant part given the chances of death and importance of staying together as a “team” during this time. The emotional burden was not just during the war it was also after the war that all these memories came back to them. When these memories come back it brings sadness to them thinking about all the people they lost through out their time
Almost half the men at Valley Forge were sick, and after a while even more men would get sick. Constantly being surrounded by sick men and living in bad condition, is not a good combination. It would make it extremely easy for someone to get sick, and with no help or means of cure, could lead to death. About 20% of the men at Valley Forge died while enlisted, and while the other had survived, they didn’t live easily. They still had to deal with sickness, bad conditions, and fighting in the war.
The soldiers, the country and the families of all the men in the war were all impacted by the war and especially by PTSD. PTSD is a really big anxiety problem that develops in some people 's minds after seeing people die or witnessing harsh things.This war was not like any other war; this war was not even planned out. After the war, a lot of men did not get the health care they needed even though they should have been guaranteed care with full insurance for both physical and emotional needs. During the Vietnam War, the emotional impact to the soldiers resulting from PTSD often having a tragic ending for those who served. Before identifying PTSD, “Nostalgia” was the term used to define a condition characterized by melancholy, incessant thinking of home, disturbed sleep or insomnia, weakness, loss of appetite, anxiety, cardiac
No matter who you where in the war, everybody walked away with guilt. Jimmy Cross will never forgive himself over the death of Ted Lavender. “He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead” (pg 7) Cross has to live with the fact that his distraction over Martha caused Lavender to die and as commanding officer he had responsibility over him. O’Brien feels the blame over the death of “a short, slender young man of about twenty” (pg 129) With the pain of killing this young man keeps O’Brien “writing war stories” (pg 129). With this remorse he feels the writing of the stories gives the man a history and a wife.