Marcello had a very difficult childhood and due to that he becomes a conflicted human in his later life. Marcello is neglected by his parents, he is sexually assaulted by a homosexual ex-priest named Lino and displays significant opposition to life forms around him. Marcello believes that because of all these negative aspects that Iife has placed upon him he must seek to become a normal person in an attempt to erase all of his wrongs. "This is what normality was- this breathless, futile desire to
With everything going on in David life he felt sorry the most with what was with his father and what he had to deal with when he was a young boy, Although there relationship isn 't so close Wes and his fathers was worst. "I suddenly felt sorry for my father- not as he stood before me at the moment, but as a boy"(David,115). Wes didn’t have a close relationship with his father and that lead to Wes not knowing how to get close to his son. If Wes didn’t know how a relationship was supposed to be with a father and a son how would he be able to provide that for his son. Wes does love and care for his son but they both don’t have a close connection with one another.
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid.
Based on Freud’s mental development this dream could have malformed his ego, super ego and id, because it deals with him feeling inadequate, and something missing as a child. His father Lionel noted, that Dahmer seemed to grow inward and would sit for hours without emotion(Dahmer, 1994). There has been no information provided about Jeffery being the victim of sexual abuse, the bickering between his mother and father was intense. This fostered his feelings for being alone and unwanted. It is suggested that because of these feelings, it was easier for him to turn to murder and evil thoughts.
His life falls apart when his son dies, but it is also his ‘new’ son that helps him recover from his instability, which in a lot of cases leads him to behave with apathy, as he runs off in his thoughts. To conclude “The Arena” tells the story of a protagonist with a bleak past and his journey through the New Jersey suburbs, where he in the end learns to cope with his son’s death. It is through the use of contrasts and the structure in the short story that emotions and the battle of the protagonist are
In “The Achievement of Desire” by Richard Rodriguez writes about the experiences that he had as a young boy, where from these experiences he grew into a person that he found distant from his family and from reality. The rift between his family and his education was based on part mostly by negative experiences he had with his family not caring about his achievements. In contrast, his education puts his teachers and mentors, not his parents, on an ungodly pedestal. “The Achievement of Desire” is primarily about Richard’s negative childhood experiences in which he rejected his cultural heritage and his family in favored of a more civilized and elitist viewpoint in the hopes of getting attention. Throughout the whole passage, there are many excerpts of Richard’s personal life ranging from positive events to negative ones.
Beckett’s drama is based on his perception of human condition, that is, being born and mostly living in pain, suffering ordeals, a short rough and unpleasant existence. Man’s needs and desires are all reduced. Therefore, “All Beckett’s work comprises a unity in which certain attitudes are expressed in different ways with much force and rare imagination: life is cruel and painful; failure is no worse than success because neither matters; what is important is to avoid giving pain to others and to share misfortune”. That is to say, for Beckett, there is neither meaning nor explanation; there is and there remains only nothingness, which puts him close to the Existentialists. Within this context, human relationships in his plays are reduced to cruelty, hope,
The twentieth century, especially the post war period, has witnessed great spiritual stress and strain; therefore it has been rightly regarded as “The Age of Alienation”. In this age, man is brought face to face with confusion, frustration, disintegration, disillusionment and meaninglessness in life. Modern men suffer from a gnawing sense of meaninglessness which leads him to “The Alienation from oneself” from one’s fellow men and from nature; the awareness that life runs out of one’s hand like sand and that one will die without having lived; that one lives in the midst of plenty and “
Morel, one realizes that there is very little room for Mr. Morel in his own family; he is made an outsider in his own house by his own family. Poor Mr. Morel is neglected and despised not only by Mrs. Morel but later by his children as well. Mrs. Morel strived to make him something he was not. She was not able to accept him for what he really is, a man driven by sentiments. She did not understand the difference between them, that very difference which attracted her at first.
Joshi probes deep into the psyche of the protagonist and picturises their mental toil and anxiety. Trapped between the Indian upbringing and Western influences, his protagonist suffers from evils of materialism which leads to up-rootedness, cynicism, loss of faith, and an identity crisis. Joshi’s protagonists are modern men of this world who are lost in a society of mixed ideals. His heroes, who rather turn anti-heroes due to this confused idealism, are running a fruitless expedition. They are struggling to sustain their faith in a world which stands in opposition to them.