She also pointed out that the emptiness in life can lead to this disorder (Richa Shri, 2010, p.102). - In the story, the author describes that the character always feels lonely and bored. He tried to break his loneliness by looking for friends but failed. Even, he himself admitted that "He is there just because I am alone, simply and solely because I am alone!". It means he is always aware that the source of the fear is his lack of companions.
His home is a “box,” where he is trapped by an ineffective father and a self-sacrificing, smothering mother. Caught between them, his allegiance wavers, and he vacillates, first betraying his mother by joining his father in criticizing her, and then ultimately rejecting his father. He hates his father’s personal habits and states that he does not want to have a father. For Coetzee, his father is an “appendage” outside the family core. His dislike of his father is also fueled by his father’s limitations: While his father is an attorney, was a soldier, and played rugby and cricket, Coetzee states that, in each case, “there is an embarrassing qualification,” since all these attributes are followed by “but.” These early declarations prepare readers for the father’s later decline when his legal practice fails and he goes into
Creon disagrees strongly and becomes inflamed towards Haemon. Another flaw of Creon is that he is a hypocrite who does not stick to his own words, thus perjuring himself. In his initial speech he says “ - a man who does not take the best advice there is - such a man is the very worst of men and always will be.”. But later in the play Creon doesn’t listen to the advice of those around him, in the most basic sense he is saying that he is the worst of men. These tragic flaws work against him as the story progresses.
In The Picture of Dorian Gray, this immoral acts are the ones that lead to the tragic ending of the book and the unhappy life that he had on his last years of living. During a substantial portion of the book, Dorian felt the weight of his conscience and he never describes it as a pleasant feeling. His only escape became the opium in one point. “There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new” (Wilde, 16). He was trying to forget his sins but the weight of them was unbearable, he was living an unhappy life.
Scott Fitzgerald implies that the people who pursue the American Dream are immoral and reckless. For example, Tom, a character who had achieved the American Dream, was unhappy and having an affair. This character has this life that everyone was striving for. He had everything he wanted so he wasn’t satisfied. He treated people like they were materialistic things.
(The Shining, 30) Danny wonders if he would leave things would get better for his parents. The parents don’t appreciate the knowledge their son possesses as it disrupts their intellectual authority over their child. As explained in ‘The Gothic Child’, ‘excess feelings of bitterness’ prevail when a child is deserted by ‘their immoral, neglectful parents’ (Georgieva: 2013, p. xi). This links directly to Danny’s relationship with his father, as the possibility of Jack’s alcoholism and aggressive tendencies resulting in divorce is ‘the greatest terror of Danny’s life’, and in the source of great anxiety for him. This is further suggested as Danny first unlocks his psychic abilities whilst sensing the extreme strain on his parents’ marriage and “desperately… concentrating to understand” (Shining 40), further reiterating the relationship between neglectful familial relationships and the child’s susceptibility to the
Nineteen Eighty-Four is written in the custom of the Utopian novel, and is perhaps best defined as a dystopian novel, literally the opposite of a perfect society. Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell’s reliably grim vision of a dystopian future. The author considers it as a warning more than an insight. In this novel he talks about the dangers of conformity,
No one really payed him much attention, that is, positive attention, unless they had to. Simon thought life was just, “To move about in a cloud of ignorance” and “To be always at the mercy of one self-centered passion, or another.” This ideology and how lonely his life was, probably is what lead him to take his own life a few years after George and Emily’s wedding. Simon made a choice to fill the hole within himself with ”fake happiness” instead of things like good relationships and appreciating life. This bad choice led to an arrogant, miserable, and lonely life full of self-pity, and him eventually taking his own
The unattainable dream that he has lived all his life was struggling to achieve has brought him to complete disappointment and a loss of wisdom in his judgments. Willy formed a reality for himself where eventual result of his disenchantment. He has affected his family negatively where his wife, Linda, and his two sons as seen in the novel were not living their lives but Willy’s dream. They were all afraid
ABSTRACT: My present paper is deals with the patriarchal egoism, how it is represented by protagonist and how it is cause for destroy his relationship with other member of his family in Mahesh Dattani’s play Where There’s a Will. The worst is when the man does not try to keep his ego behind in the relationship. Egoistic men are very reserved and it is difficult for them to adjust with anyone. If the ego of a person is hurt once, it stays for a long time and tends to spoil the relation. Men seldom accepted their mistakes and bend down.