In literature, loss of innocence refers to an adolescent character who experiences an event that leads to a greater awareness of pain and suffering which profoundly reshapes their life. The loss of a loved one at a young age can cause disruption and irreparable damage to the innocent mind. After a tragedy of losing a loved one, the naïve mind is ill-equipped to deal with the loss, which can cause it to spiral out of control. Esther and Holden are two fictional characters who are both unfortunate enough to experience this trauma during their adolescence and both suffer the negative mental consequences. Throughout The Bell Jar and The Catcher in the Rye, Plath and Salinger use their protagonists’ to demonstrate the motif of loss of innocence, caused by tragic events in their youth, to teach the reader that buried childhood trauma can have a negative impact on mental health.
In Wes Anderson 's film, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) you will find it to be a distorted film about a father who left his three kids and mother as kids and returns twenty-two years later. During his absence of betrayal, it molded the children into adults filled with bitterness and pity against their father who tells them he has six weeks to live to gain their forgiveness. With Royal 's sincerity of forgiveness slowly ends up affecting them who are dealing with their personal lives. I will unveil how the film uses the third person omniscient narrator, symbolism and the theme of containing unity in the family, family dysfunction, and the individual effort to mend errors. The film’s point of view, third person omniscient, illuminated the theme
The character of Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger 's novel, Catcher in the Rye, is an excellent example of a psychologically sensitive portrayal of a child with autism spectrum disorder. Although, Holden is never diagnosed in the novel, his interactions with peers and his particular interests show that he is a young man struggling with this psychological disorder. I find this most interesting because the novel allows the reader to enter the mind of Holden to connect and sympathize with the young man and gain a new perspective to his unique disorder. Similarly, the scientific article written by, Jiri Koutek, discusses the social isolation of a sixteen year old male with high functioning autism who was hospitalized for a suicide attempt.
In the novel The Cather In The Rye, J.D Salinger implies that Holden a troubled adolescent can’t seem to find his place in society due to the loss of his brother Allie. Losing Allie made Holden give up on school, caused him to pick up unhealthy habits like smoking, and led him to be upset at the world. Since the death of Allie, Holden began to see the world as hopeless and corrupt. Salinger develops this idea from a first person point of view. With the use of diction, J.D Salinger is able to portray Holden Caulfield as a troubled teen who is facing tribulations after the death of his brother.
Throughout the story I could notice the problems Holden has with not only the interactions with people but the environment because he has problems with people that are fake and in the story Holden always calls them, “Phonies”. I quite enjoyed this book because not only does it explain what goes through a teenage mind it explains the meaning of life to me. I believe it
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Holden faces many hardships after his brother 's death. Holden 's mental illness is inferred through his lack of control, isolating himself from others, and relieving the past which caused him to not move
The Lesser Blessed is a novel by Richard Van Camp published in 1996. It follows the life of Larry Sole, a native Dogrib teenager growing up in Fort Simmer. The high-schooler has buried some dark memories from his past. He befriends the newcomer Johnny Beck in the novel, a rebel boy who he admires, and who introduces him to a life of drugs. We learn about his love for Juliet, and his difficult past through flashbacks: his abusive father, and the event that killed his cousins.
He believes himself to be a world war two veteran who later joined the U.S Marshals. Other than the fact that his wife was murdered years prior by a man named Andrew Leaddis Daniels has lead a life of good will. His three children are alive and well, his family takes them in when he is required to travel for work. Dr. Sheehan who is assigned to Leaddis proposes that the hospital plays along with the delusions of Teddy Daniels to attempt to break the delusion and safe him from a brain lobotomy. Dr. Sheehan poses as Daniels partner and tries to help him locate a missing patient who does not exists.
Young teens are very vulnerable and insecure, some figure out how to deal with this reasonably and others tend to stray. Teens who are involved in criminal violence are often misguided and just need help to get on the right path. For many though “We see them as wayward youths, as kids gone wrong”, but when in reality they “are nonetheless not ‘bad.’ This image is of the teen as a victim. They are misguided, immature, insufficiently socialized, but not evil.” In order to help these struggling youths measures such as “ therapeutic response that will permit natural maturation and socialization to set them on the right path.” should be taken. Books like Capotes novel do not help these young children.
In the novel Saving Francesca, the author Melina Marchetta thoroughly portrays the toll that depression can take on a family as a whole as well on an individual; whilst accurately depicting the complexities of what it means to be a teenager dealing with those around you with mental illness. Saving Francesca exposes the reader with themes such as identity, transition, change, friendships, family and perception; and confronts the reader with the reality of depression, showing how unexpected the illness can be and not as much trying to fix it; but live amidst it. A common struggle that teenagers experience is loss of identity – often changing themselves for the approval of others to feel accepted. The author, Melina Marchetti accurately explains the messy emotions that teenagers experience, especially through the main character Francesca, who throughout the novel her life goes through an upheaval, forced to begin at a new school, separated from old friends and dealing with what was her loud and exuberant mother descend into an agonising depression. As Francesca begins at her new school, she joins the small population of girls in a mainly male dominated ‘ co- ed’ school and through the support of new friends; she eventually learns to let go of her preconceptions of what makes a person “cool' and actually begins to enjoy herself by surrounding herself with true friends who support her.
When he woke, he agreed to his father’s request to spend some time in a clinic, transitioning into the stage of preparation. This stage was marked by his decision to take his father’s advice, and take corrective action. Frey’s family struggled with seeing him in such a terrible state; his mother cried every time she would look at him. He was checked in, by his family, to the oldest Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility in the World, which was located in Minnesota, founded in 1949, and had treated over twenty thousand patients. Frey’s, “A Million Little Pieces”, explores the journey of one man struggling with substance use disorder, and his road to recovery over six weeks in a rehabilitation center.