While they refuse to act upon their free will, their relentless pursuits carry each of them away from society. This, in turn, isolates them from the world outside themselves. While talking about the character’s fates, Hogle exclaims that “obsessive quests for truth beyond the domus lead to the drift of alienation and the cold prison of self-involvement” (Hogle). This conflict is damaging, and a large part of the reason why each character’s story ends so badly. In one of Mary Shelley’s essays, “On Love,” she describes selfishness as “the offspring of ignorance and mistake; it is the portion of unreflecting infancy, and savage solitude, or of those whom toil or evil occupations have [blunted or rendered torpid;] disinterested benevolence is the product of a cultivated imagination, and has an intimate connexion with all the arts which add ornament, or dignity, or power, or stability to the social state of man” (P. Shelley).
As a result, his relationships with Mattie and Zeena worsen with him being the one getting the full brunt of the negative effects all because of his decision to try and end both his and Mattie’s lives. The plight of Ethan evokes pity in the audience because even with his strength, intelligence, and affinity towards nature, he remains thoroughly unsatisfied in both of his relationships because of him showing genuine care for everyone. Ethan is a tragic hero because Wharton exhibits his fatal flaw of selflessness as the cause for fixating him in tragic circumstances, and making them go downhill, all the while generating sympathy for him. Through his desire to keep everyone away from unnecessary pain, Ethan evolves as a tragic hero by involving himself in situations that make it hard for him to escape such as his relationships. First of all, he chooses to take care of his parents himself which prevents him from pursuing an education and keeps him socially isolated.
They had no interest in seeing Holden through the process of finding the help they so strongly suggested he needed. After they proposed their idea, they left Holden, not caring what happened to him. That helped Holden in no way, rather made him feel even more inferior to others. He saw that no one truly cared about his problems, nor did anyone want to help. That is the problem; society does not care about anyone except themselves.
This scene is extremely important in revealing more about Holden’s character. We know that he feels like an outsider in his own world. He associates himself with those “on the other side” which highlights the isolation he seems to feel. With further analysis, it is clear that Holden feels as though no one understands him and may be even against him. He seems to bring about a sort of hatred for the “hot-shots” who I perceive as the materialistic adults Holden tries to avoid becoming, hence him not wanting to grow up.
Reveals about situation: This quotes shows an outside perspective about Holden and his future. Many outsiders can gather that Holden is wasting his life away by not applying himself. The thing is, Holden is already dying because of this unworthy cause. Specifically, he is letting his disorder control him and as a result, he gives up and terminates his goals. He is not physically dying, but he is internally dying because he cannot motivate himself to achieve happiness and a sense of accomplishment.
Sammie disapproved of how cruel the manager was to these girls, and he quit on the spot. This story is essentially a coming of age story; Sammy makes an immature decision that he believes is right. Unfortunately his act of manliness goes unnoticed by the group of girls, and he now has to face the consequences of what he has done. In the short story “A & P,” John Updike illustrates that Sammy’s immaturity results from his judgmental attitude, disrespectful personality, and sexist beliefs. To begin with, Updike presents Sammy as judgmental towards his customers and co-workers.
Of course he decides to forgive Miguel he says that, “what does it matter if he lifted him to Heaven” (pg. 14. 26). Father Renteria is trying to make himself feel better by saying why does it matter. He says that he shouldn 't matter if an evil person is forgiven or not. Which is weird considering this person is not just any evil perosn
In the piece entitled “I Kill for Money” she writes about an exterminator who is often not treated well, which he feels is because “no one wants bugs around, so no one wants [him] around” (Keegan 186). As a result of this obvious ignorance people pay him, the man has moments of melancholy periodically that he attempts to cover up with bad jokes. His unique profession distances him from others, causing mild depression. This state of mind can also be seen in “Reading Aloud” with a different method of coping. Anna, just as the exterminator, is married but still feels a major disconnect from her husband.
Additionally, the people are unable to have a complexity of thought and therefore make their existence and actions pointless. Even though our society can relate because we too have people intentionally overdosing, like the characters of the book, and are plagued with depression, we understand that life has purpose. Today, individuals are proud to be different and are breaking societal norms, changing the world to fight for what they believe in. “She didn’t want to know how a thing was done, but why.” (page 57).
Employees were unable to voice their concerns because they were not allowed to unionize, even the talk of unionizing could be used as grounds for firing. In addition, instead of providing adequate wages and full-time positions, Walmart encouraged their employees to go on welfare to get services such as health-care and food stamps. Employees were forced to put up with this injustice out of fear that they would lose their job since they were considered
Unfortunately, World War I took a drastic turn towards Harold Krebs mentality. Returning to a town that has no care in the truth makes Harold Krebs disgusted making his leave easier to make. Constantly having to lie and repress his new self to the world was nauseous enough for Krebs. The psychological theory shows that Harold Krebs became a stranger to himself, society, and family; therefore, his detachment of society will help him discover himself.
What has distinguished Vietnam veterans from most of their predecessors is that the public 's detestation of the war seemed to be directed onto them, as if it was their fault. Thus they did not return as heroes, but as men suspected in participating in shocking cruelty and wickedness or feared to be drug addicts. The combination of society rejecting them, the government ignoring them, and their families not understanding to them, caused Vietnam veterans to self-destruct both mentally and sometimes physically.
Him also messing up could of got him fired, which would have had George gone just as well. So, the money they tried working for just goes down the drain once again. No matter how bad he has tried to do better, he gets himself stuck in something that will never get him to the freedom to happiness. Today Lennie would have been treated much better if he actually how people there that understand his issues. He would have been cared more in today 's time, it is more of a big deal and understood today.
Overall, A Streetcar Named Desire is showing the downfalls of not expressing sexuality while doing the rare thing of showcasing sexuality in the context of a society that dismissed and condemned it. Tennessee Williams was a gay man who knew the frustration of living in a time period that demanded his sexuality be repressed. Through the play, he communicates how high a price individuals had to pay for expressing their desires. In Blanche’s case, her expression of sexuality led to her being committed to a mental institute, and in Allen Grey’s case death. Despite this Williams also imparts to his audience the negative impacts of disguising one 's sexuality behind the guise of what is considered normal and proper.
Okonkwo 's violent and rash nature made him difficult to work with and gave people the wrong image of who he was. He was so distracted by trying to be anyone other than his father that he lost himself along the way. Over the course of the novel, it is apparent that Okonkwo is changing internally and he just isn 't letting anyone see that. For example, when Ikemefuna comes to live in Umuofia and is given to Okonkwo