Then, when they got to the hotel, Wendy is enthusiastic, but Jack mumbles with annoyance. This clearly show that Jack is self-absorbed and distanced from his own family. Jack Torrence's own torment and sense of self- hate is also externalized due to the isolated condition of the hotel, which the isolation allows the “public Jack” to hide away and the “private Jack” to appear, and the private Jack was the one that embodies the audience's fears. The public Jack interact with his boss and family nicely, but eventually when the private Jack appears, he becomes synonymous with Grady, the last person who take cares of the Overlook Hotel which become insane at last and murder his own family. The scene when Jack and Grady meets in the bathroom, the camera frames
Sonny Blues Paul Pearshall once said “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted”. In this story the conflict of responsibility takes place. A brother, who happens to be the narrator, blames his self for the events that takes place in his life, such as his brother sonny’s crack addiction. The Narrator feels responsible for his brother’s heroin addiction because he believed he shut his brother’s career goals down, felt as though he went against what his mother asked him to do, and because he chose not to believe that the way he treated his brother affected his brother life.
She was reading angry at her brother because he destroys the family making the parent suffer emotional and mental. She explains how the brother addiction turns her house outside down with this attitude. However, the brother addiction makes the parents to never give up on him even though his negative behavior toward them. Parents love him unconditional because it was their son. Even though he was not on the best path, they still support him and be on his side because they believe that he can change.
Some characters have something they are not telling anyone. For example Lum, Tecumseh’s cousin suffers the consequences of his silence as he fails to tell the truth about his abusive father. Lum puts in a lot of hard work in order to compete in the Bright Water Indian days independence celebration race. However he is unable to participate in the race as a consequence of wounds he received from his abusive father. It is the silence that is torturing him as he continues to stay quiet about his abuse when he should tell the truth to someone.
Richard has always felt the unjust of race, and has felt how segregation made it hard for him to have a future. But when he gets a chance to get revenge on the whites, he refuses when he thinks ”Who wanted to look them straight in the face, who wanted to walk and act like a man.(200)” Stealing went against his morals of the right way to succeed and would not help the community appearance to the whites. The community as a whole is very religous but Richard does not share these beliefs, even with the persistence of his friends and family he says ”Mama, I don't feel a thing.(155)” This caused his friends to beg him, but in face of rejection they leave him alone.
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.
As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
When the British were going through Redding, they took twelve people, but released nine of them. Jerry was sadly one of the three taken. Taking a boy and releasing someone who is of more threat to them is very unreasonable. Tim was very saddened and was angered at the British for it as he thought the British were people he could support at the time. He had lots of fun with Jerry fishing and climbing trees, but he expected to be friends with him for longer.
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
After he wrongly accuses his son of plotting his death and is maimed by those he once called friends, Gloucester becomes depressed. He tells Edgar, “I have no way and therefore want no eyes;/I stumbled when I saw: full oft ‘t is seen,/ Our means secure us, and our mere defects prove our commodities” (4.1.78). Although losing his vision was traumatic, he cares little about it because he has no need for vision anymore. Even when Gloucester could see, he was blind to the reality of his son’s innocence.
In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck depicts the great struggle for the people during the Dust Bowl. One way he shows the struggle, purpose, or true feeling of his characters by describing the character eyes. Jim Casy is one of those character’s that Steinbeck describes the eyes to show the true feelings. Steinbeck first introduces Casy has a conflicted ex-preacher that is trying to find new purpose in his life without lying to anyone. From this first induction of Casy we see from his eyes the transformation he goes through during his time to find himself.
Gan is the narrator of Octavia Butler’s science fiction “Bloodchild.” He is a teenage boy who lives on an alien planet that his ancestors settled on due to persecution. The Tlics are the main residents of this planet. They are big insect-like beings that need live hosts for their parasitic young. T’Gatoi is one of them.
War Changes Molarity Tim O’Brien is both the author of the novel The things they carried, and one of the most important characters. Tim O’Brien narrator and some might say the protagonist. O’Brien seems to be really confused throughout the novel. He has some guilt that he tries to deal with over and over again throughout the novel, but when the war is over he uses his ability to tell stories to help him deal with his guilt and confusion. O’Brien might have been a character that abides the moral code but after entering the Vietnam war, morality never seemed to exist.
Jack Finney uses Tom Benecke’s epiphany to illustrate that it is not the materialistic things in life that matter, but rather the relationships that are formed, that account for life’s greatest moments in the short story “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”. An epiphany is a sudden realization that occurs in literature. In the story, Tom’s epiphany occurs to him during a near death experience in his attempt to retrieve an important piece of paper from a ledge. Short Stories for Students depicts that “Tom's epiphany occurs when he realizes that he has nothing in his pockets except for the yellow piece of paper filled with his incomprehensible notes. . . . This, in turn, leads him to the larger truth: he has been living a wasted life" (“‘Contents’”
In the novel A Lesson Before Dying a man named Grant Wiggins has to help a young, black male by the name of Jefferson become a man before he dies. In Ernest J. Gaines novel, A Lesson Before Dying, Grant Wiggins uses the concept of flight to avoid his personal responsibilities. In the novel A Lesson Before Dying, Grant Wiggins wants to get away from his problems. Grant getting away from his problems shows that he does not want to deal with them.