Heathcliff and Hindley gamble, and Hindley is often drunk. However, Wade Thompson writes, “Hindley 's first instinct when drunk is to kill his son, whom Nelly Dean constantly hides. At one time Heathcliff accidentally rescues Hareton from a fall, but is so incensed by the mistake that "had it been dark... he would have tried to remedy the mistake by smashing Hareton 's skull on the steps"” (Thompson, 69). At this point, Hindley is a drunken wreck.
When Jeannette explains to Rex Walls what Erma did to Brian, he starts to shake and cover his ears and pretend like he couldn’t hear them. After Lori and Jeannette talk, Jeannette thinks, “You’d be weird, too, if Erma was your mom... it would explain a lot… Why he drank so much and why he got so angry.” Rex Walls tried to escape from Welch and its people for a better future, but in the end couldn’t escape from his problems because he focused too much on his past and never gave the future his complete attention. When the mines started to shut down, many people turned to alcohol and drugs to keep their minds off of their problems in life.
As Helen says his alcoholism leads to them having to “give up [their] pillowcases and [their] dishes” (53). This instance clearly shows that by drinking away his money, Francis one by one loses his possesions and finds himself in the situation of being a bum. Another devastating affect his consumption of alcohol is when he drops his 13-day old son, Gerald who dies of a cracked neckbone because he “had four beers after work that day.” (18). While Francis does say he did not drop him because he was drunk, a person who has recently had drinks is not a good judge of anything let alone their current state.
He held resentment towards his captors, and had dreams about the Bird torturing him. It was very hard for Louie to forgive anyone, making him push away all of his friends and family. He started drinking, and would many times get so drunk he would black out for many hours. It was not until he went to listen to the evangelist, Billy Graham, that he was finally able to forgive his oppressors. “He was not the worthless, broken, forsaken man that the Bird had striven to make of him.
Eric played one of the most appalling roles in the chain of events, by taking advantage of Eva Smith whilst in a drunken state after leaving the Palace Bar one november night. Not only did his actions that night destroy any dignity Eva Smith felt she had left, but also led her pregnancy and the worries that came with it. “I’m not very clear about it, but afterwards she told me she didn’t want me to go in but that - well, I was in that state when a chap easily turns nasty - and I threatened to make a row” (page 51). His was in a drunken state, due to being upper-class and considerably selfish; and he definitely did not care about Eva Smith as he saw her as beneath him, due to her being lower-class. After the Inspector left, those present began blaming Eric for Eva’s death, Eric shouted to the whole family, “And I say the girl’s dead and we all helped to kill her-
In Boyden’s Three Day Road, Elijah becomes heavily reliant on morphine as a reliever, but it causes Elijah to be emotional destroyed. Elijah’s best friend Xavier starts to notice how morphine is eating his friend alive: When he’s gone too long without the medicine, he tells me, he becomes fragile and headaches cause him is much pain that death seems a good alternative. When he does not take morphine, he is afraid of the world, and that is not a good feeling … But when the Golden Liquid is in his veins! Even at night the world is bathed in a soft light ...
The biggest tragedy in the novel is when Francis drops his infant son while he was drunk. He dropped his son and his son ended up dying from being dropped. This caused Francis to leave his family for many years and desert everyone who loved him because he thought everyone hated him. This was a bad decision because Annie did not end up telling anyone about Francis dropping the baby and no one loved him any less due to what he did. Instead he was gone all those years and lost all the time spent with his family that he could have
“... And this is how we loved: a fifth of vodka and an afternoon in the attic…” This just represents how Ocean Vuong’s relationships are toxic. When you think of alcohol it usually is to drink to forget, forget about your problems, stressors, and life in general. In the poem they drink together to forget their problems in the relationship, which is obviously not healthy.
Buying the alcohol and keep drinking and getting drunk was part of buying his own death. At the same time, alcohol was a symbolism of his death. When the Swede was at the bar, he was forcing the people there to drink to celebrate his winning against Johnnie but the gambler did not like his attitude and killed him with the knife. In addition, at the end of the passage Crane used the phrase “…into this fog of mysterious theory”. Fog is a thick cloud, which confounds us and causes us to lose our sense of direction and confuses us.
However, once he died, his fellow platoon members that had never previously been mentioned of doing drugs smoked all of his weed while waiting on the helicopter to arrive just because of the sheer harshness of watching their buddy get shot and drop dead. Upon returning home from war, most soldiers that had been on drugs ended up addicted to them and suffered from PTSD, and once again looked to drugs as an escape, only to find out that PTSD is enhanced by the use of drugs. Most of the soldiers that had started these drugs during the war had trouble getting off of them at the end or after returning home. And it was Carpenter 3 because of the heavy drug use that returning soldiers experienced more PTSD than did any
Even after Cleitus death Alexander the Great continued to drink whether it be in his free time, or at parties. Alexander the Great was to stubborn to change his ways after killing his general Cleitus and seemed to learn nothing from the situation. One night Alexander the Great was out at a party drinking as normal when he suddenly became feverish. “He had been drinking at a private party the night before with his senior staff, and after returning from his quarters he became feverish.” It came as no surprise that Alexander the Great got sick from his drinking as he was addicted and just could not stop.
When Queenie was out partying, she happened to drink a little too much, and she ended up getting drunk. When people are drunk, they tend to do things that they do not really mean to do. It 's as if they are not really themselves. It is possible that she killed her husband, but she just couldn 't remember doing it. Queenie was home alone when the murder happened.
He is stuck in an endless cycle of only supporting himself enough to make it to the bar. Sinclair is signifying how the lack of self control towards alcohol amongst early immigrants could (and probably did) completely destroy families. Jurgis soon enough becomes violent, attacking
Throughout each of these moves, siblings Lori, Brian and Jeanette were home-schooled and told to neglect close relationships with other children, since they would move shortly after meeting them. The money Rex gained from gambling was enough, but soon it was all used up. He was an alcoholic and spent most of his money buying booze to get absolutely drunk. This wonderful dad that Jeanette looked up to so much could turn into an angry, drunk monster in just a minute. It was a confusing situation for