Her mind was wandering all over the place”. By watching the behaviors of these people, Holden was able to gain an understanding of maturity. In the first few chapters of the novel, Holden mentioned that he lost his brother to leukemia but he didn’t give a character description of Allie for a reader to better understand the type of impacted Allie had on Holden’s adolescent years. Later on in the novel while completing an assignment for Stradlater, Holden began to talk more about Allie. Holden described Allie as a humble and overachieving person who all his teachers admired.
The crucible is a play based on a historical event that happened approximately 3 centuries ago. This plays talks about a small village (Salem) in Massachusetts that confronted a horrible event, witchcraft. Hysteria invaded people´s mind causing chaos around the village; their Puritan beliefs obligated them to do horrible things even if they did not wanted. Many people were condemned to prison, while others were hanged; the only way to save their souls was to confess their acts. Trials were made to many people that “supposedly” committed witchcraft; but, these trials were unfair.
He’s already dead in Doug’s eyes. What people experience in childhood affects them into adulthood. Firstly, Doug randomly woke up on his 48th birthday and decided he had to kill Ralph. Doug lying next to his wife with children of his own sleeping in the other room woke up and decided that he “will arise and go now and kill Ralph Underhill”
When Craig was little he was caught by a bus driver drawing a naked woman. Craig's parents found out about this incident, and his parents told him that lust was bad. As Craig kept drawing throughout his adolescence, he confronts his minister about wanting to use his drawing ability to worship God in his own way. The minister quickly turns him down, and suggests that he should sing instead. That night he decided to burn all the drawings he had, "I wanted to burn everything I'd ever drawn" (Thompson 57).
They ended up throwing him over the wall onto the dung pile. They then sent word to his friends and relatives that he had passed. Eventfully though Wallace awoke from his coma. Then he wandered back to his uncle’s home. When he got there he was not given a warm welcome, but rather he saw his uncle mourning his death.
Harper Lee uses Boo Radley and his past to show his innocence being destroyed by his childhood. Boo is a caring man that does not seek harm but society sees him as a psychopath for supposedly trying to kill the Radley family. For example, the text states , "As Mr.Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent 's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants and, resumed his activities" (13) and later on the text says "Mrs.Radley ran screaming into the street that Arthur was killing them all, but when the sheriff arrived he found Boo still sitting in the living room, cutting up the Tribune" (13). These quotes show Boo Radley with a different identity, causing others to be scared of going near him, and therefore isolating him from the rest of society. Mr.Radley was a "Foot-Washing Baptist", he believed anything pleasurable was a sin, he took away everything from Boo and put him under house arrest for making little mistakes.
As he lay bleeding on the ground, Roy yelled out for his mother. Elizabeth ran downstairs to get him and a man was waiting with Roy in his arms. Once they got upstairs the blood was washed away and Roy’s cut was treated and bandaged. Elizabeth’s company, Sister McCandless, looked at John with scorn and wanted to know why he allowed his brother to go downstairs and why he did not inform his mother.
Holden is not really there when his brother died the way that Conrad is. Holden feel sad and depressed but he does not really want to kill himself and hasn’t really tried. Conrad is in my opinion dealing with his grief the worst. Conrad tries to kill himself but is saved by his father after he noticed Conrad was not in his room. We get the feeling Conrad’s mother blames him for the death of his brother and wishes that Conrad would have been the one who died in his place.
In my family and the family in “Harrison Bergeron” the children cannot full expose their full potential due to handicaps in “Harrison Bergeron”, and in my family whenever my brother would try to use his full knowledge my dad would take it as being rude and disrespectful. Whenever the children try to use their full knowledge or potential they are punished. For Harrison in “Harrison Bergeron” his punishment was death. In my family my brothers punishment was getting ran out of the house. After my dad took a statement the wrong way he told my brother to get his stuff and move out of the house immediately.
In A Separate Peace, the characters were in the middle of a war and were preparing to go into a war. For example, a character named Leper left the war because he was so emotionally unstable, this could have indicated some sort of PTSD. A character named Gene, or the narrator, went off to the war hoping to forget about all the pain he went through as he had made his friend Finny (Phineas) fall out of a tree causing him to break his leg and not play sports agaon. Also, Gene went through even more emotional pain after his best friend died due to leg surgery. The symptoms of PTSD may have been rougher on these characters as they were only late teenagers and their brains were not yet fully develpopd.
After Dahmer killed more and more men and consuming their bodies, Dahmer lived his average day live without anyone knowing his secret. After a while the police began to notice that more and more men were disappearing and no one knew where they went. A man came running out of Dahmer’s apartment and the neighbors called the police. When the police arrived Dahmer was trying to calm him down, They asked what was going on, “just a spouse argument” says Dahmer.
Donny was killed during an op, and before he left, Kak speaks to him and is unable to convince him not to go. Donny also shows some of these symptoms; especially when he gives away his car. Donny gives away all of his things before he goes out on his last op; as if he is expecting his death. He also talks to Kak about his nightmares, when asked by Kak what they were about he replies with, “Kid, you don’t want to know,” Kak witnesses Donny screaming in his sleep, “At the other end of the hut, an airman tossed and muttered in his bed. Then he cried out, piercingly and loud.
David had also lost all his money in a bad investment and was unemployed at the age of 38. His marriage underwent a strain and when his wife suggested a temporary separation, David became very upset and saddened. He left his parents’ home one day took a shot gun with him and killed himself. My opinion on this documentary is the parents wanted the best for their child, however, they did not think about the long term effects not just physically but also emotionally and mentally.
Title and Author: Hondo by Louis L’amour Setting: The main setting is in the arid country in Arizona. The book explains how it is really dry with not a lot of vegetation. There are spots with water, trees, thick grass, or all of them, but usually it is dry with a bush or cactus here or there. The book never explains when it is but using context clues I would say around the 1980s. Main Characters:
Technology removes people's responsibilities by making everything too easy for them. In “Veldt”, Ray Bradbury makes the character’s dependent on technology that they are not able to take care of themselves and loose values that they would have learned otherwise. The characters are no longer cable of living life without the technology that they take for granted. The parents do not have any home maintenance and are no longer spending time with their children. There is a conflict and competition between people and the machine taking over.