Holden tends to hate confrontation, throughout the novel and always is about to do something but chooses in the end to not. Caulfield is his own antagonist he craves company but takes pride in his idea of people being too “phony” that he pushes everyone away, he takes his own happiness away and alienates himself from people who love and want to help him. When attending Pencey prep Caulfield spent his time hating everyone and did not socialize with others. He talks about how everyone when going to football games all hang out but he never mentions himself going to
After his divorce, he had a lot of suicidal thoughts and said things such as “I am better off dead” and “I won’t be around much longer to bother you”. He had trouble falling asleep and would stay awake in bed for hours. When he did not sleep for days, he would drink, dance around the house, and talk to himself continuously. He has done a lot of risky behaviors, like driving 100 mph when the speed limit is 35 mph, mixing alcohol with painkillers, and spend loads of money on something useless. He was embarrassed by what he did, but couldn’t control himself doing it.
While the first-generation Puritans believed this, their offspring who knew nothing of the religious hardship back home would rather have personal indulgences, which puts strain on the Errand. Adding on to that, the idea of being a collective group changed into the Puritans becoming more focused on defining themselves away from the Church as seen with King Phillip’s War. The war represents a change with the second and third generation Puritans who needed new, secular, enemies to define them as told by Marone when he says “The Puritans groped back to the tried and true-they found terrible new enemies to define them” (Marone 33). The Puritans defining themselves through fighting the Natives in King Phillip’s war, totally undermines the Puritans’ original enemy of being eternally damned. Furthermore, the Puritan Dilemma of the conflict of old vs new impacted the Puritans’ view of nature, as seen with the Salem Witch Trials and how God was punishing them for straying from the Errand.
Furthermore, Friar John let himself be easily distracted from what was at hand. Even though he has possession of the crucial message that Romeo was supposed to receive, he still decided to make time for something else. When he was asked to visit the sick with another friar, instead of rejecting the request and continue to carry out the task he was given, he agreed to the proposal anyway and entered the house of the sick. His incautious choice gotten him quarantined in the building when he could be running the errand that was set out for him. This hindered his plan and he failed to get the message from Friar Laurence to Romeo in time.
In the article, “Hecho en América”, Laskas illustrates the desperation Urbano has for his sons, Pedro and Juan, to go to school and get an education, “I make the decisions, Urbano said, you have to go to school”, Urbano wishes a better life for his sons, not like the one he lives now. Pedro and Juan seem to disagree with their father, both boys are confident that neither of them need education, they will both work on the farms with their father, “We’re not kidding dad, Pedro said, we are not going”, what they fail to realize is that education is the key to everything and will open many doors for them. In the movie, “A better Life”, Carlos is determined to make his business successful, so that he may send Luis to a better school in a better neighbourhood. Carlos knows what the life of a non-educated man is like and he does not want that for Luis, he wants Luis to strive to do the best that he can, “This country is a land of dreams. It can be a hard place, a cruel
Facing adversity, especially when it has caused pain in the past, is not an easy task. Many push through it and continue on with their lives, but others, like William Forrester, find themselves stuck and unwilling to face the world in fear of being hurt again. Forrester is a Pulitzer Prize winning author who has a dark past that has caused him immense pain. Forrester avoids his pain by locking himself within his apartment, and keeping all of his work within it. While this indeed shelters him from some of his anxiety, he also leaves himself closed off to all of the wonders that life can present.
In her article, she refers to college as a place to broaden knowledge, “It is, hopefully, a space where the student is challenged and sometimes frustrated and sometimes deeply upset, a place where the student's world expands and pushes them to reach the outer edges – not a place that contracts to meet the student exactly where they are” (Filipovic). From this previous statement, we can conclude that the unexpected in college challenges a student to push their knowledge; however, we should not adapt the learning process to meet students’ needs. A trigger warning serves as protection against a wide range of controversial categories. It is true multiple things could trigger an emotional response, even things as little as skulls, blood, or pregnancy. The discretion on whether a topic can send a student into emotional turmoil is unpredictable.
As shadows block his path, left right, all directions were blocked, by Kendrick. “In life, there’s change yet in change, there also is life”. Pausing, he continues, “All I want you to learn is that you must accept, to improve & grow stronger, don’t change yourself, but I’m telling you, to accept yourself by letting go of leagues but to focus on being true with the present and not replicate the past. Change is inevitable, but to grow into a better change – is indeed something else”. Sighing, he mutters to himself, blaming & indicting himself, Kristopher was lost.
Authority plays a large role in Siddhartha’s journey to finding enlightenment. Siddhartha becomes unhappy and questions the religion he has known his whole life. He begins to dream vividly and lie awake at night overthinking how to confront his feelings. Feeling that there is no more knowledge to be learned from his father, “Siddhartha had begun to feel that the love of his father and mother, and also the love of his friend Govinda, would not always make him happy, give him peace, satisfy and suffice him. He had begun to suspect that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their wisdom but his soul was not at peace."
In The Odyssey, Odysseus makes many stops on his journey home, delaying his trip even further. Homer tries to make Odysseus out to be some hero, but on his mind set is throughout the book is that he can do anything he wants. Even if his actions do hurt other he still will not have any repercussions. One of the only times in the epic that Odysseus actually shows his dejected state is when he 's cries on Calypso 's Island during the day and sleeps with her during the night. A quote to support this is “Off he sat on a headland weeping, there as a always, wrenching his heart with sobs and groans and anguish, gazing out over the barren sea through blinding tears...But lustrous Calypso shuddered at those words and burst into a flight of indignation.