While he did not lose his friends in actual combat, the same feelings of loss and deep sadness would be provoked. This shows the psychological weight that war and events related to it bore down on the veteran. Menelaos was no longer able to live in the mental peace he could have lived in before the war. The immense trauma and anguish caused by having his friends taken away from him as a result of war left a terrible impression on Menelaos that did not fade. Not only does war affect the companions of those lost, but it much more directly affects families.
Christopher Boone, the main character, has an intense form of autism known as Asperger’s Syndrome which immensely affects his social behaviors and ability to understand social cues. This is a personal challenge for not only Christopher but also those around him, especially his father. When Christopher was reunited with his father after temporarily being under arrest it is revealed to the readers that although Christopher is unable to understand complex emotion, he shares a special bond with his father. The action Christopher and his father engage may be described as an elongated high-five instead of hugging one another “Father wants to give me a hug, but I do not like hugging people, so we do this instead, and it means that he loves me.” This is also seen when Christopher becomes upset when Siobhan after she makes a joke in regards to Christopher
Family evolves throughout the book; mostly shown in the Curtis family. The evolution shows a broken family turn into a reunited one. The lack of parents led the Curtis brothers to struggle to stay together. They managed to overcome their challenges and unite. This reunion of family led the Curtis brothers to change their personalities and their views.
“Brother, brother, don’t leave me!” In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis,” James Hurts writes about a child who is born with disabilities that cause him to be treated differently. Eventually, his older brother is so embarrassed by him that he decides to teach him to be normal and the ways of life. The author writes about how embarrassing feelings overcome people and force them to do strange things they would have never done before. Also, the leading results can impact someone’s individual life. Doodle’s disabilities affected him from birth so he was not treated equal and his brother wanted him to learn the things he should already know.
And this can cause some permanent damage to that person. People in today's society were not giving these veterans coming home from the war the treatment they need and well-deserved. However, the treatment of these veterans has been getting worse as time goes on. These veterans come home expecting glory and end up being treated very poorly. A fictional epic tale is about a hero who goes through many tragic events this epic is titled the Odyssey.
The death of his only daughter causes something within the narrator to change. The narrator experiences a “Fall from Grace” that allows him to come into contact with his brother’s reality. The trouble the narrator experiences with his “fall from Grace,” made his brother’s trouble real (14). It is through the narrator's own suffering that he begins to relate to his brother on a personal level where their age difference could not come in between because they were both human, they both knew pain
The simile, ’spooky as hell’, has a mysterious and frightening tone. No one truly knows what hell is like but its negative connotations provide a vivid image of how frightening Perry can be. In the novel In Cold Blood it's described that Perry had a strong relationship with his father, but as Perry got older it worsened. The simile, "I loved my father but there were times when this love and affection I had for him drained from my heart like wasted water", "like wasted water" can represent that Perry did love his father but once Perry grew older he realized that he didn't love him anymore, and that his affection towards his father was wasted as it led to no positive outcome. This shows that Perry had some issues with his father, which could have affected his personality later on, as one needs to feel the love of a parent.
This shows the Henry is experiencing some forms of PTSD. He also tends to grip the armrests of his chair will all his strength and freeze for long periods of time as if the chair was moving at unimaginable speeds. Previously mentioned, this shows that the motif or war has greatly impacted the close brotherhood at the beginning of the story. After the war, Henry is unable to return to his original self despite all the attempts made by Lyman to return his lost brother to his original self. Not only has the war impacted Henry’s home life and how he acts around his family, but it has deeply hurt the relationship between Lyman and
The work itself represents his fears and anxiety he has about the war even though he has already been discharged. (Sayre 1144) One may endure physical hardship during was but one may also suffer emotional damage as well that can even be more detrimental. Regardless, Kirchner also painted Self Portrait as a Sick Person in 1918, which illustrates himself suffering with post traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism and a few other conditions he suffered from. (Aronson and Ramachandran) Even though Kirchner was still well alive after and during the war, he was not a reliable source of consistent artwork because of his mental
Hamlet is a very diverse character that goes through several different emotional stages throughout the novel. Some think that he is depressed because of his father’s death, and some think that his breakup with Ophelia has made him go mad. Though Hamlet does seem out of control at times, it is because he is keeping a secret about his father’s death. The average person does not usually deal with the death of their parent well, and knowing that it was intentional makes Hamlet even more emotionally unstable. From the beginning of the novel, Hamlet proves to be very melancholy, and upset with his life.