Elie Wiesel shares his experiences in Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of Nazi’s concentration camps. Wiesel was one of the minority of Jews to survive the Holocaust. Unfortunately his family did not make it through with him, and this still has lasting effects. It is clear that Wiesel’s identity changed completely during his experiences in Auschwitz; he lost his faith in God and he became indifferent to his survival and the survival of his family members. Despite these hardships, however, he ultimately became a
“As my bones grew they did hurt bad, they hurt really bad. I tried hard to have a father, instead I had a dad,” sang Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in “Serve the Servants”. Which for Cobain was to reflect his weak bond with his dad, as it states how he didn’t have a father to guide him and Cobain’s severe pain from scoliosis. The scoliosis was a metaphorical stand point to emphasize how he had no one to help shape the structure of his emotional turmoil as he was growing older. Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a dystopian society by Ray Bradbury, perfectly exhibits this fading of proper parenting.
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
The last story in the podcast was also very interesting because as adults we sometime forget that children logic is different from adult logic. In the story Julie’s husband Doug was battling brain disease so her son took what he was told and attributed to The Lion King. There on out her son disliked God & hated babies at first she couldn’t quite understand what was going on with her son and why he was going through these changes until one day he asked her some questions following the questions Julie had an epiphany he explained that he felt the way he felt because of what he saw on the movie The Lion King Nick came to the conclusion that people die when babies are born so he hated babies because they represented death due to Nick not fully understanding that the movie Lion King was about the circle of life not babies being born so that people could die. Following the incident Nick mother was able to better address some things that Nick didn’t quite understand, however what was remarkable was how Julie brought up her own experience as a child and how she had a tough time dealing with the death of
He was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson 's disease which was in formation he was “ not yet ready to share publicly.” An autopsy revealed that Williams had been suffering from Lewy body dementia, which had been mis diagnosed as Parkinson 's. According to Schneider, “ Robin was losing his mind and he was aware of it…He kept saying ‘ I just want to reboot my brain.’” ( death, page 5) c. After his friend John Belushi died he had severe depression that they thought had factored in his suicide. When people found out they went to all the places he had filmed and left tributes and flowers. He was someone that we thought would never be the kind of person to commit suicide. (page 9 and 11) d. Robin Williams had a deeply suffering part of him and he chose to end his life.
His affair with Hester Prynne left her publicly humiliated, yet he did not face any backlash, as his identity was hidden. This became an issue for Dimmesdale, whose guilt became so intense that Chillingworth even stated, "look again at Hester 's scarlet letter...with all its mysterious horror, it is but the shadow of what [Dimmesdale] bears on his own breast...even this...is no more than the type of what has seared his innermost heart" (Hawthorne 305). Dimmesdale 's inner guilt manifested into intense self-hatred and he reverted back to a broken, guilt-ridden state in which he remained for seven years in an increasingly harmful pattern of self torture. This pain that he felt was immensely greater than that of Hester, who after being publicly shamed, could move on and surpass her individual guilt. As Hester grew stronger and became a more upstanding member of the community, Dimmesdale broke down, his spirit becoming, "so shattered and subdued that it could hardly hold itself erect" (236).
Lieutenant Cross not only felt terrible for loving Martha more than his men. The tragedy of Ted’s death has become “something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (O’Brien 107). Lieutenant Cross blame himself for being distracted and not being focused on the mission he burned Martha’s letters that also included two of her photograph’s (O’Brien 110). He finally realized that the relationship between him and Martha was fictional it was only lust. Lieutenant Cross learns he have to take responsibility as the team
In addition, though, you can see his genuine grief over the death of his father, and at one point says, “I know of late- but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth.” His depression over his father’s illness is very real but often rolled up in his faked madness. On the other hand, Ophelia is genuinely “mad,” sick with grief over her father’s death and unable to fit in with the court society. Her scene with her brother, who just confirmed his father’s death, is heartbreaking. She doesn’t recognize him at all. Her death is still debated by scholars whether it was an accident or suicide.
The name, was created because the people born before the war and that had fought in it were all disillusioned, cynical and without emotional stability. After World War I the society and its people had changed forever, from the millions of victims, to the new technology created during it, everything was different. The war and the Great Depression that happened at the beginning of his life, while his mind was still growing and learning, deeply influenced him as a person and his writing style and the one of the authors from the Lost Generation, they all felt hopeless and that their home country, America, had forgotten about them. As an example, Hemingway's characters tend to be honest people who lost hope and faith in society, they reflect his thoughts and feelings about the current state of the world. A lot of them are cynical, phony and act two-faced: Harry, in The Snows of Kilimanjaro, married his wife Helen just because of her money even though she is a loyal and loving
He is definitely suicidal, as evident through the unveiling of the rubber pipe, testimony that he has been trying to kill himself through his car crashes, and his final appearance on stage ending in death. He believes that he is important in the job that he no longer holds, and he never was very important in his occupation at all. He is also unaware of the fact that he has an issue, denying that he has ever seen the rubber pipe and ignoring the fact that he needs financial help. His decreasing ability to drive and remain focused on the road is also synonymous with psychosis. Biff's behavior causes him to believe that his son is spiting him, although all he is trying to do is help his poor father.