Williams Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, describes the tragic death of King Hamlet, whose son becomes very depressed and impacted by the death of his father, causing him to plan revenge honoring his father’s death.The son, Hamlet, constantly is mourning his father and is depressed about how no one seems to be mourning for him. This causes Hamlet to lose his relationships with people in his family because he keeps to himself, rather than voicing his suffering to others in effort to heal. This inhibits his recovery and perpetuates his depressive state. Malcolm Gladwell disagrees with Hamlet’s way to handle grief and suggests a more proactive way to improve their situation. Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage.
The Ones We Love? Family, it’s packed full of meaning and intricacy. In the memoir Night, the complexity of family is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the book, Wiesel often questions if he should try to keep his father around, or if life would be better without him. In Night, the complexity of family is the most significant theme because it highlights good and bad times, it shows the internal conflict about whether he wants his father around or not, and it illustrates the dehumanization that broke the connection between Elie and his father, but the first representation of this is the times shared with the precious people in life.
First, by commenting on the father’s subjective reality as his mental state suffers post-tragedy. In accordance with Bordwell 's essay, “violations of the classical conceptions of time and space are justified [...] as the subjective reality of complex characters”. Since losing his family, the father’s life is a jumbled combination of reality and memory. The mixing of scenes with and without the rest of his family comments on his deteriorating grip on reality and inability to focus on the present. Certain scenes from the film are also repeated like the conversation about picking up Jeremih or the jump cut of the husband and wife’s kiss goodbye.
The story of “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather, is about a teenager that is disappointed about his life and adores his job in a theater, he desperately wants to be part of it, by stealing money; when he acknowledges his wrongdoing are discover, he ended his life. The confrontation between his teachers and Paul brings the negative feelings against him. The relationship with his father was bad, at the point to avoid going home. Paul refused to accept his reality, and he tries to create a fake life that takes him to make many mistakes. Paul does not accept himself, he feels odd, out of place in school and at home; the place he feels good is theater and New York.
It was like being trapped in a very deep well and hearing someone call down. His mind had gone midnight dark, and the darkness served as the background for a king of scrapbook slideshow” (King 373 – 374). Demonstrating the tragic results of being isolated in a dystopian text, Richards finally realizes his sudden loss of purpose for life. Although his living conditions are poor, his duty to care and provide for his sick daughter direct his path towards sacrifice in any means possible. His family gives him hope, and a reason to live.
The concept of religion is a complex one, a concept to be investigated and questioned. This is the journey that Antonio Marex Luna explores in Rudolfo Anaya’s (1972) Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima. Throughout the novel, Antonio fights a psychological war in his mind about all the religions and faiths that surround him in his everyday routine. The religion we choose gives us feeling, faith, and gives us something to turn to when we need help or don’t know what to do
If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
In Lisa Moore’s “The Lonely Goatherd” and Michael Crummey’s “Heartburn” there’s a continuous breakdown of the couples’ relationships. Repressed feelings, infidelity and the symbolism of Signal Hill and drowning, help strengthen the theme of a lack of communication between Sandy and Georgie from “Heartburn” and Carl and Anita in “The Lonely Goatherd”. Sandy struggles to express his thoughts and feelings with his wife Georgie. Carl is constantly cheating on Anita and neglecting their marriage. This communication problem causes their relationships to deteriorate which results in great strife for the ones involved.
This communication problem causes their relationships to deteriorate, which results in great strife for the ones involved. Sandy struggles to express his thoughts and feelings with his wife Georgie. He has a reoccurring dream where he’s reliving the time he drowned as a teenager. As he wakes up in a panic and Georgie asks him if he’s had a bad night and he excuses his strange behaviour for “Heartburn”(p.262). He won’t tell his wife about the terror the dreams cause him out of fear of looking too emotional.