This news breaks him down emotionally. He has suicidal urges all over again, but this time he fights them and frantically makes an emergency appointment with Dr. Berger. He shows up at his office in a broken state in the middle of the night. Conrad sobs uncontrollably and everything comes pouring out: the whole story of the night Buck died and how he blamed himself, his mother’s hatred for him, and how he was never good enough. Dr. Berger listens and holds him like a parent would hold a child and finally, Conrad begins to calm down.
Conrad has a very difficult understanding that the death of his brother affects others too, making Conrad ultimately feel alone and insecure. In Judith Guest's Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett learns to deal with recovery and hardship with the help of actions through learning that he’s not alone when he is depressed with the help and guidance of Lazenby and Dr. Berger. In Ordinary People, Judith Guest frequently shows how difficult normal life for Conrad Jarrett can be to adjust after the death of his brother. Conrad shows that he tends to blame himself for the accident and expresses the feeling that no one understands how he feels. This pushes
“People cry not because they 're weak. it 's because they 've been strong for too long”-Johnny Depp. This quote relates to the main character of the novel, Bud, Not Buddy, the main character Bud Caldwell is an orphan and a fictional character that lived during the time of the Great Depression; a time where there was a slump in the economy. Bud at the beginning of the book, is shown as a character with a tough exterior, defiant, and pessimistic character, who is “unable” to cry. Bud being toughened by life, is defiant and pessimistic, but after releasing his hurt that he had hidden for a long period, and finding what he longed for, the character of Bud drastically takes a change in his character.
On the surface, I think this passage is trying to get the point across that the man wanted to go inside this “locked room” in search for food. The boy had a gut feeling that something bad was going to happen and that they should've just left. Because the man was stubborn and didn’t want to leave, they opened the door to the room. As they went down, they saw injured people, in which they started chasing them. Beneath the surface, I think the father was tired of always being on the hunt to survive.
The blind man’s wife had recently died and that’s why he was coming to visit. The narrator thought it was absurd that he was able to have a wife, he says it “ was beyond my understanding” (11). He even said how he started to feel sorry for the blind man for a minute then he began to think about the predicament the wife was in, and only the narrator thought was a bad situation. With him not trying to see the deeper effect they might’ve had on each other, he says, “And then I found myself thinking what a pitiful life this woman must have led. Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one” (11).
Judy suppressed everything she felt, never confronting Danny. She played it all off, avoiding the drama she might cause. It was after a week of living with the man she most desired and his girlfriend that she finally decided she could bear it no longer. Danny and his girlfriend were setting up the table for dinner as they called for Judy to come join them. When moments passed with no answer from her, Danny entered Judy’s room, “Her desk chair had been pulled out and right above it she swayed, hung to the ceiling.
Even through these times however, he never lost the selflessness that he possessed. In this portion of the story, it was time for everyone else to be careless and put themselves on the line. He would show his never ending carelessness by accepting it, and living for everyone else. Even when life brought hardships, Rudy Steiner lifted everyone else up, while keeping his head up. "Oh, crucified Christ, Rudy… I carried him softly through the broken street, with one salty eye and a heavy, deathly heart.
Oh i thought maybe i didn’t ask for darry. It was bugging me”(Hinton one hundred fifty nine). When Ponyboy forenamed this quote he asked if he did ask for Darry because he was worried that he hurt Darry’s feelings by not asking for him. So this shows that Ponyboy indeeds care about Darry. In the Outsiders it is mentioned “Darry do you think they’ll split us up?
This results in a negative aspect towards Paul meaning he never got the chance to fully connect with his father. “We locked eyes again. “How many games did I play in, Dad? He pulled back. “I don’t know.” “What position did I play when I did get into a game?” “How am I supposed to know that?” “OK.