Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! 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).
Bruce is also difficult to take seriously, emotionally exhausted and also a liar, though not shameless. Jay Gatsby and Bruce Bechdel share the fact that they are both very secretive, complex men. The “suspension of the imaginary in the real” (65) is the way that the two cope with their difficulties and troubles, and is the most severe commonality that they share. They both attempt to make ties with people in their lives, but these ties are tenuous at best. “Perhaps affectation can be so thoroughgoing,” writes Bechdel,
By doing this he takes the blame for the death of one of his brothers. Even though he attempted to collec himself, his constant pining for Martha is another point for why he is unfit to take a leadership role; he is always distracted. Besides what he physically carried, he also carried many things emotionally, which made him unstable. he carried the guilt and the responsibility of his comrades ' lives, causing him to be crushed under the pressure of certain situations which made him think about all the things that he cared for the most. Ultimately, his extreme attachment to his subordinates proved to be too much to handle and made him a
(Golding, 69) This shows that Ralph cares about the others and actually wanted to escape when the idea of escape in Jacks mind was not even there. Jacks blood lust is starting to affect the group and the others chances of being rescued from the island. Without the fire, they would never be rescued and it would not have be good because the group would have become worse. Ralph would follow these rules and he just expected others to pull their weight. When Ralph does not follow the rules, nothing good comes from it.
He didn 't want to live a life without Mattie in it. He didn 't have enough money to run away with Mattie, but he could 've waited until he had enough and then go to Mattie. Instead, he decides to not think the situation through, and to just run from all the problems like he always has. This attempt puts them in a worse place than before. This event made Mattie paralyzed, and he had to end up living with two bitter women.
Charlie regrets his choice for surgery by writing, “Now that it’s definite, I don't want it to happen.” (Keyes 134). Charlie is afraid of the outcome and regrets having the surgery once he registers that he will pass away. Charlie cannot bear the though of being gone even though he knows the effect of the surgery will be inevitable. Unfortunately, Charlie’s wrong decision cannot be fixed, and his choice cannot be undone. Charlie Gordon’s poor judgement on this experiment has left him abandoned from his loved ones,
He stuck to his morals for good or bad. They say he was a man of action and got things done. However, they are wrong because Jackson was truly a monster for many reasons. But sometimes his personality and morals made him non negotiable. He was an Old Hickory and was short tempered which led to some conflicts.
Then, he regrets that he made the offer in the first place. He began to ponder that he had never been outside of Ch’ulp’o since he was little. Tree-ear also thinks about other perils that he could run into on the journey, such as robbers, animals, and rockslides. Even though he begins to get a little frightened, Tree-ear knows that he has to keep his word to
His superego is extremely underdeveloped because of its ability to revert back to the Id with no hesitation, and his ego barely mediates between both the Id and superego, favoring one or the other depending on the situation. This hostility within the unconscious mind creates conscious and unconscious conflicts within the narrator, especially when he questions individual trust. When deciding whether or not to obey certain antagonists such as Dr. Bledsoe or Brother Jack, he begins to analyze the situation drastically, viewing his past experiences as a major factor into his final decision. This train of thought provokes disputes within the narrator's unconscious and conscious mind. In a situation where Bledsoe made the narrator leave the college, the narrator's unconscious mind chose to obey him and leave.