Cross usually separated himself from his men to fantasize about his beloved Martha. The main conflict of this essay is that Lieutenant Cross is unable to control his obsessive behavior over Martha, and therefore, leads to him being an awful leader. One way you can identify that Lieutenant Cross is an awful leader is because he never took war seriously and let his men do whatever they wanted. Since Lt. Cross was always distracted, his men seemed to be fooling around most of the time. At night, it was all fun and games for this group of soldiers.
After Algernon died, Charlie realized that he would start losing intelligence soon. Charlie decided to pick up a book that he used to enjoy, called Paradise Lost, “but when I picked up Paradise Lost I couldn’t understand it at all. I got so angry I threw the book across the room” (Keyes 23). When Charlie throws the book, it demonstrates how frustrated Charlie was because he couldn’t read it. The author also illustrated the level of stressed Charlie had by making Charlie throw the book instead of just being mad at himself.
Most of the times that he wants to speak to his son peacefully something that Artie does has to bother him because during the Holocaust he had to be conservative with everything he used.One example that Artin and Vladkek’s relationship is bad because of the communication that they have because they have not been together and talked to each other in 2 years.With Mala, it’s even worse,he doesn’t support her and she doesen’t support him because they never communicate and more importantly they don’t have a meaningful relationship with her. Another factor is that Vladkek’s meaningful relationships were affected by the Holocaust is that Vladkek knows that there is no such thing as friends. He doesn’t have a strong and meaningful relationship with Artie because he never had a stable relationship with him. Int the flashback on the beginning of the book Vladkek say “Friends? There’s no such thing as Friends”,This means that Vladkek will never have meaningful relationships because he doesn’t believe in friends which is the most important factor of creating meaningful
Disliking Books Summary In Gerald Graff’s work “Disliking Books” the author explains how he is surprised that he would become a celebrated writer and literary critic because he formerly despised reading. Graff, who grew up in a tough working class Chicago neighborhood, grew up thinking reading was boring and irrelevant. Graff’s parents brought him modern adventure books and classics that have traditionally interested young men, but it didn’t work. Since he was listless and lacked ambition Graff “chose” liberal arts and majored in English when he started college. Graff struggled mightily through his studies since he still hated books.
Both heros, Oscar and Harold, proceed on journeys that determine their fate. In the novel The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao the main character Oscar Wao is an outcast that desires to find love from a girl, however it is tough for him because of a dreaded curse that was placed upon his family for generations. Unlike other Dominican men, Oscar is quiet and considerate yet girls do not fancy him because in their perspective he is seen more as a friend or they simply think he is weird. Growing up Oscar was an outsider, he did not have any friends, and when he did make a friend they would desert him. It can be seen that Oscar also is a jealous character because when he found out that Manny was beating on his crush Ana, Oscar obtained his uncle's gun and made his way to try and shoot Manny.
His brain scans showed that his left hemisphere was almost entirely dark (this means a lot of brain tissue had died). He has aphasia that effect on him and his wife had been very frustrated with his therapy and with their inability to communicate with each other. Phil had been a very social person, and he could no longer participate in his favorite social activities because he had Wernicke’s aphasia. He could only say a few stereotypical phrases, such as “well, sh**”, “something wonderful”, “sometimes I walk”, and “sometimes water”. He did not recognize that he said these things, but he had a great sense of humor and was persistent and
It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.” (White 339) All of these strange feelings contradicting each other inside him cause him to have a lot of problems growing and changing. He is unable to grow as a person for most of the story after due to his own inner struggles, but he does change his mind about and regret many things, like when he killed Gareth and Gaheris, “’You couldn't help it.' 'I could have helped it.' He was in his customary religious misery. 'It was my fault.'"
The novel Catcher in the Rye is pessimistic because the main character Holden Caulfield always thinks negatively about any situation that he faces. In chapter 2, when Holden is with Mr. Spencer and they are talking, Mr. Spencer wishes him “good luck”. Holden hopes that he didn’t say “good luck” because it sounds terrible. Holden becomes depressed by the fact Mr. Spencer wished him “good luck”. In chapter 7, Holden is packing up his things and says the he becomes sad when he packs up his belongings.
Arnold on the other hand has drunk parents, and no money, he doesn’t know what it’s like to be popular, until he meets Penelope and steadily gains popularity. He is so scared to let them know about him and his life. “ I couldn’t lie to her anymore, ‘Yes I said, I am poor” (Alexie 127). Arnold, hanging out with the popular kids and becoming one of them, finally let go to one of the people he cared most about, and she didn’t shun him, she accepted it. Oppression, it’s a big deal no matter how you are, there is something weighing down on everybody.